Guidelines for Entering USCIS Facilities

  • You may not enter a USCIS facility if you:
    • Have any symptoms of COVID-19, including recently developed cough, fever, difficulty breathing, changes in smell or taste or fatigue (list is not all-inclusive);
    • Have been in close contact with anyone known or suspected to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
    • Have been instructed to self-quarantine or self-isolate by a health care provider, public health authority or government agency within the last 14 days; or
    • Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
  • You may not enter the facility more than 15 minutes before your appointment (30 minutes for naturalization ceremonies).
  • We will provide hand sanitizer for visitors at entry points.
  • You must wear facial coverings that cover both the mouth and nose inside USCIS facilities. We do not allow masks with exhaust valves, neck gaiters, or bandanas. If you do not have an acceptable face covering, we may offer a replacement or reschedule your appointment.
  • There will be markings and physical barriers in the facility; you must pay close attention to these signs to ensure you follow social distancing guidelines.
  • You may also have to answer health screening questions before entering a facility.
  • You should bring your own black or blue ink pens.

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