All USCIS International Offices to Close by March 2020
May 20th, 2019
USCIS will close its international offices, starting with Ciudad Juárez (Mexico) and Manila (Philippines). All offices, including the main district offices for the separate regions, are scheduled to close by March 10, 2020. In September 2019, the Monterrey, Mexico, office is projected to close, as well as the station in Seoul. By the end of January 2020, the majority of the offices, including those in Mexico City, London, Athens, and Guatemala City, are slated to cease operations.
USCIS’s 23 international offices are in 20 countries around the globe as part of the International Operations Division (IO), a component of the Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Directorate (RAIO). USCIS will permanently close its field office in Ciudad Juárez on June 30, 2019, applications/petitions will no longer be able to be filed there. The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juárez will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in the Mexican states of Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Durango, Sinaloa, and Sonora. USCIS will permanently close its field office in Manila on July 5, 2019, and applications/petitions will no longer be able to be filed there