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USCIS announces closure of Seoul office

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 9, 2019

    USCIS announces the Seoul field office will be closed to the public after August 16, 2019 and will no longer accept or process Forms I-600A or I-600. The future workload will shift to USCIS in the United States or to the State Dept. [ID #650]

    USCIS Announces August 16, 2019, as Last Day to File Form I-600A or I-600 Locally with Seoul Field Office
  2. Effective Date

    August 16, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Citizenship
Agencies Affected: USCIS DOS

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • February 1, 2017 The Seoul Fied Office's jurisdiction covered Japan and Korea, with a total staff of five persons: one Field Office Director; one Overseas Adjudications Officer; and three Locally Employed Staff. Prior to International Field Office closures, USCIS International Operations maintained international field offices in 24 U.S. embassies and consulates in 21 countries. USCIS International Operations Division Overview


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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