In a December 29, 2020 Stakeholder Message, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated stakeholders on the status of appointments at Application Support Centers (ASCs) that collect biometrics for certain kinds of applications, including Form I-539 applications for change of status, extension of stay, and F-1 reinstatement.

The notice states that "By late October, we increased ASC operations to approximately 65 percent of pre-COVID levels," but that delays in appointment scheduling and rescheduling remain and that "The wait time for appointments will vary geographically, based on capacity and varying demand at individual ASC locations."