The US Government is possibly shutting down on 19 Jan 2018 if legislators cannot agree on a federal budget for 2018. If they agree on at least a short term solution, they can extend the decision to 16 Feb 2018.

If the government is shutdown, how will this affect the immigration services? Specifically, K1, K3, CR1 and green card which is what most of our community is going through.

From our quick glance at the resources below, we can see that it not shut down USCIS or Department of State (the main organization doing immigration services) but may delay them. The articles indicate that these services may shut down if the government is shutdown for a long period of time.

My Resources:
Immigration lawyer (2013):

VisaJourney Conversation:


Major News outlets:

Government Sites:

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