U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Philadelphia Field Office has entered a phased reopening of its office to the public, resuming in-person services, including naturalization ceremonies. The number of appointments, interviews, and naturalizations have been reduced to ensure social distancing, allow time for cleaning and minimize waiting room occupancy in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines to protect USCIS’ workforce, applicants and the public.
USCIS’ top priority is to naturalize those who were scheduled to be sworn in as new citizens during the time it temporarily suspended in-person services to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It will hold brief naturalization ceremonies of about five people each multiple times a day to swear in new citizens who had their original ceremonies postponed.
Individuals must have no COVID-19 symptoms, no contact with anyone with a positive diagnosis, and no instructions from doctors or public health officials to self-quarantine. If any individual is unable to make their appointment or participate in a ceremony, they will be rescheduled for a later date. Appointment notices will contain info
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