On May 28, 2024, the USCIS Texas Service Center temporarily suspended the intake of all petitions, applications, and other benefit requests due to widespread and severe weather. This temporary closure has caused delays in the delivery of all immigration applications, petitions, or immigration requests sent to the USCIS Texas Service Center.

Courier services will re-attempt delivery once the Texas Service Center re-opens, and petitioners and applicants do not need to take further action. At this time, USCIS has not announced when the Texas Service Center will re-open.

If a petition or application has been returned to its sender, USCIS advises those petitioners and applicants refile at their earliest convenience.

In critical situations, petitioners or applicants affected by the intake disruption may request filing flexibilities, by calling the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283. USCIS can consider relief on a case-by-case basis. If your case has been affected by the Texas Service Center’s temporary closure, please reach out to your Musillo Unkenholt legal team to determine what the best course of action is in your case.