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USCIS Makes Preparations Ahead of Hurricane Gustav

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is preparing to temporarily close offices, if necessary, along the Gulf of Mexico coastline in the projected path of Hurricane Gustav. If an office is closed, or our customers are evacuated from their homes, USCIS will automatically reschedule all appointments until a time when it is safe to resume operations.

 

However, if necessary, customers may make an INFOPASS appointment in another USCIS office.

 

The safety of our customers and employees is first and foremost. Customers are advised to take all necessary actions to protect themselves and their family.

Update: 2:00 PM Eastern Time—The USCIS New Orleans, LA, Field Office is expected to be closed Tuesday September 2, 2008, due to the expected landfall of Tropical Storm or Hurricane Gustav.

Update: 4:00 PM Eastern Time—Revised to reflect announcement that Tropical Storm Gustav is now Hurricane Gustav.

Update: 12:00 Noon Eastern Time, September 1, 2008—The USCIS New Orleans, LA, Field Office will be closed Tuesday September 2, through Wednesday September 3, due to conditions following the landfall of Hurricane Gustav.

Update: 4:00 PM Eastern Time—The USCIS New Orleans, LA, Field Office will remain closed through Sunday September 7, reopening Monday September 8, due to conditions following the landfall of Hurricane Gustav.

 

Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/03/2008