USCIS Announces Closure of Biometrics Processing Unit in Alexandria, VA

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has closed its Biometrics Processing Unit (BPU) in Alexandria, VA. Biometrics appointments may be rescheduled by calling the USCIS Contact Center.  


Due to the closure of its BPU facility in Alexandria, VA, USCIS has also changed its procedures for rescheduling biometrics appointments. Biometrics appointments may now only be rescheduled by calling the USCIS Contact Center. The agency will no longer accept appointment change requests in writing. Individuals who need to reschedule their biometrics appointments must call the USCIS Contact Center before the date and time of their originally scheduled appointment. 

Looking Ahead  

USCIS may deny requests to reschedule an appointment for applicants who do not call before their original appointment time or who fail to establish a good cause for rescheduling. USCIS will also consider the individual’s related application or petition abandoned.  


Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Ian Love, who is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates, P.C. (, Envoy’s affiliated law firm.   

Content in this publication is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an Envoy-affiliated attorney or another qualified professional.