Nag-abiso na ang US Embassy dito sa Pilipinas hinggil sa tuluyang pagsasara ng Immigration services nito sa Hulyo.

Sa isang e-mailed statement sinabi ng United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) na target nilang bawasan ang presensya ng tanggapan sa ibang bansa dahil sa ilang adjustments na kanilang ginagawa sa bilang sangay ng Department of Homeland Security.

Dahil dito, hindi na tatanggap ng bagong aplikasyon o petisyon ang USCIS dahil noong May 31 pa raw ang huling deadline nito.

Habang sa July 5 ang huling araw ng operasyon ng naturang tanggapan sa Maynila.

Kaugnay nito may bagong instructions ang USCIS para sa mga dati ng in-assist ng tanggapan nito hinggil sa filing ng mga dokumento gaya ng:

Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative: File your petition by mail with the USCIS lockbox facility in Chicago. You can find additional filing information on the Form I-130 web page. USCIS may authorize the Department of State to accept a petition filed with a U.S. Embassy or consulate in some limited circumstances (PDF, 61 KB).

Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant (for Widow(er) petitions only): If you are a widow(er) of a US citizen, please see the Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant page for the most current filing instructions. You may file your Form I-360 at the US Embassy or consulate that has jurisdiction over the area where you live.

Form I-131A, Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation): If you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR) who has lost your LPR card and/or re-entry permit and you need travel documentation to return to the US, you can file your Form I-131A with any U.S. embassy consular section or USCIS international field office.

Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status:  ubmit your Form I-407 to the nearest USCIS international field office. In rare circumstances, a US Embassy or US Consulate may allow you to submit a Form I-407 in person if you need immediate proof that you have abandoned your lawful permanent resident status.

Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition: You must file your petition with the Nebraska or Texas Service Center, depending on where the petitioner lives in the United States. For beneficiary interviews/processing, contact the US embassy consular section in the country where the beneficiary resides.

Form N-400, Application for Naturalization: If you are a member of the US military stationed overseas, please see the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, page or call 800-375-5283 for the most current filing instructions. USCIS will forward the application to the appropriate international field office for processing. For qualified children of active-duty service members stationed abroad, the proper form to file is the N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322.

Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) Program: You must file your petition with the USCIS lockbox facility in Chicago. If your petition is accepted, it will be forwarded to a USCIS service center for adjudication. If the service center conditionally approves your application, it will forward it to the Department of State’s (DOS) National Visa Center (NVC). The NVC will transfer your case to the USCIS office or U.S. embassy or consulate abroad where your beneficiary relative will be interviewed.

Tiniyak naman ng US Embassy na hahalili sila sa ilang serbisyo na dati ng ibinibigay ng USCIS para sa mga US citizens na naririto sa Pilipinas.