USCIS Suspends In-Person Services (Biometrics, Interview Appointments, etc.) January 19 and 20, 2021

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, in addition to being closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Day holiday, all services provided in-person will be suspended and existing appointments rescheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 19 and 20, 2021. Impacted services include Biometrics appointments, Adjustment of Status and Naturalization interview appointments, Asylum interviews, and several other services. Service center processing should remain unaffected for these days.

USCIS has framed this as a safety matter surrounding the upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden as the new President on the 20th. The announcement indicates that rescheduling of the appointments cancelled for these two days will be automatically rescheduled. Presumably this will be handled much as rescheduling had been handled in the wake of the initial COVID-19-related shut-down from March through July: sporadically and unevenly, with little logic to the order in which appointments are rescheduled.