¿Interviews with USCIS during Coronavirus?

USCIS has requested that, in case of presenting any symptoms of illness, those who have been scheduled for interviews cancel or reschedule them. Regardless of whether or not you were exposed to COVID-19, the main recommendation is that you do not appear to any of the USCIS offices.

We all know that the coronavirus issue has been getting worse in recent days, so they recommend that we be careful in all aspects and avoid contact with people who present symptoms. We must clarify that not all those who carry the virus present immediate symptoms, which is why even without symptoms we must follow the recommendations.

Keep in mind that the people who need to be even more careful are those who:

  1. Were in any country belonging to “Level 3”, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  2. Believe that in one way or another they were exposed to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
  3. Feel sick or have symptoms such as runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat or fever.


All these measures are intended primarily to ensure public wellbeing. Therefore, measures must be taken to guarantee the safety of all citizens. So, if you show up for an appointment or interview at one of the USCIS offices and the immigration officer sees that you or your companion are ill or meet any of the aforementioned conditions, they will cancel your appointment or interview WITHOUT PENALTY.

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USCIS has announced that some of the illnesses and symptoms for which appointments should be rescheduled are:

  • Cold or flu
  • Fever or nausea
  • Severe headache or body pain
  • Muscle or stomach pain, chest pain, or trouble breathing
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Active tuberculosis (TB)
  • Mumps, measles, or chicken pox
  • Other contagious diseases.

To reschedule your appointment, you must follow the instructions in the Interview Notice. As we told you previously, you won’t have any penalty.