A note about our immigration services

A note about our immigration services:

We will provide Immigration Legal Consultations BY PHONE ONLY:

Monday–Friday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

  • Please Call (415) 701.1200 extension 313, or extension 321 and ask for a phone consultation
  • Our legal staff will contact you as soon as possible

Here is updated information from the various immigration offices as of 03/18/2020.

Immigration court:

  • All non-detained hearings (including merits) are postponed across the United States.
  • Detained cases are still moving forward.
  • The Sacramento immigration court is closed.
  • EOIR tweeted that the case info hotline (1-800-898-7180) and online application system https://portal.eoir.justice.gov/ may not be updated for cases postponed due to the closures.
  • For more information, visit the new page created by EOIR – immigration court closures page.
  • Updates on immigration courts are announced via Twitter (@DOJ_EOIR) and Facebook (Executive Office for Immigration Review) and their website.

ICE check-ins:

  • ICE is temporarily rescheduling in-person appointments of non-detained individuals.
  • ICE will temporarily allow the filing of Form I-246, Application for Stay of Deportation or Removal, by the mail accompanied by money orders, certified funds, or requests for fee waivers only.
  • ICE will accept bonds at locations with “bond windows.”  The ICE office at 630 Sansome has a “bond window.” Only the individual appearing to post the bonds is permitted to enter the office.

Additional information on the ICE COVID-19 response.

USCIS/Asylum/Biometrics – all offices around the United States are closed

  • Starting 03/18/2020 USCIS is suspending in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers (ASCs). This suspension of services will be effective until at least April 1. In the meantime, USCIS will provide limited emergency services. Please call the Contact Center for assistance with emergency services.
  • USCIS field offices will send de-scheduling notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies impacted by this closure. All applicants will be rescheduled when USCIS resumes normal operations.
  • USCIS asylum offices will send interview cancellation notices and automatically reschedule asylum interviews. When the interview is rescheduled, asylum applicants will receive a new interview notice with the new time, date and location of the interview.
  • USCIS will automatically reschedule ASC appointments (fingerprint appointments) due to the office closure. You will receive a new appointment letter in the mail.
  • Individuals who had InfoPass or other appointments must reschedule through the USCIS Contact Center once field offices are open to the public again.

Please check to see if your field office has been reopened before reaching out to the USCIS Contact Center.

Last, please note that updates from the various immigration offices are happening daily (even hourly) and therefore this information is up to date. However, because of the importance of providing the community the most up to date information, we will do our best to keep the information current.

Special thanks to CARECEN SF for this information.