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USCIS announces closure of Seoul office

  1. Date Announced

    Aug. 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]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Aug. 16, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Citizenship
Agencies Affected: USCIS DOS

Prior Policies

  • 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

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