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USCIS plans to close several international field offices

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 9, 2019

    USCIS plans to close thirteen international field offices and three district offices over the next year and through August 2020, including closing the field offices in Monterrey, Mexico, and Seoul, South Korea, at the end of September. USCIS will continue operating in Guatemala City, Guatemala; Mexico City, Mexico; and San Salvador, El Salvador. [ID #652]

    USCIS Announces It Will Keep Seven International Field Offices Open

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

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

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • February 1, 2017

    On March 12, 2019, USCIS Director Francis Cissna announced plans for closure of the international field offices. Acting Director Cuccinelli scaled back this decision, keeping certain offices open. 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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