Field Offices | USCIS (2024)

USCIS field offices do not allow walk-ins. You must have an appointment to visit an office.

Field offices in the U.S. and its territories provide:

Offices may close because of inclement weather or unexpected events. We encourage all visitors to check the Office Closings page before traveling to make sure we are open.

Locate a USCIS field office. Please refer to your interview or appointment notice to confirm the field office address for your visit. USCIS field offices do not allow walk-ins. You must have an appointment to visit an office.

Payment Information

We accept payments at our field office locations through Pay.gov for the following forms in limited circ*mstances. Please carefully review the form instructions to determine the appropriate filing location for your application:

  • Form I-131, Application for Travel Document;
  • Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal;
  • Form I-694, Notion of Appeal of Decision Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act; and
  • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
  • G-884, Request for the Return of Original Documents
  • EOIR 29, Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals from a Decision of a DHS Officer

We do not permit applicants, petitioners, and requestors, and their attorneys or accredited representatives to physically come to a USCIS field office to make a payment. Instead, the Contact Center will redirect individuals to the forms page verbally and provide the online location of the G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, to be printed, filled out with the applicant’s credit card information, and mailed to their respective field office with their request.

NOTE:Applicants filing Form I-131 for emergency advance parole (EAP) need to call the Contact Center to make an appointment, then physically come to a field office to file their application and make any required payment(s). We will only accept Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, in person only. You should mail payment for all other forms listed above to the appropriate USCIS field office. We accept payments by credit/debit card (with Form G-1450), and personal and business checks.

Weapons Policy

Federal law prohibits weapons like firearms, knives, pepper spray and ammunition at any USCIS facility. Even if you have a permit for a firearm, you cannot bring it to a USCIS building. Please check your purse, briefcase, or bag and remove and safely store these items before your visit. Violators may be subject to fine and/or imprisonment. Please see Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart C for more information.

Recording Policy

Under USCIS policy cell phone, video, and audio recording, as well as traditional and cell phone photography are all prohibited in USCIS field offices, unless specifically allowed during naturalization ceremonies.

Transfers to Other USCIS Offices

To process applications faster, we may move some of our application work to other field offices. Therefore, you might receive a notice (for example, for an interview or a Request for Evidence) that comes from another field office that has not handled your case before. Please follow the instructions in your USCIS notice. This change does not affect where you will go for your biometric appointment. We will still send you to the closest USCIS application support center. If you have questions about any notice you receive from us, please contact the USCIS Contact Center.

Avoid Immigration Scams

Many people offer help with immigration services. Unfortunately, not all are authorized to do so. While many unauthorized practitioners mean well, some of them are out to scam you. This is against the law and may be considered an immigration services scam. If you need legal advice on immigration matters, make sure the person helping you is authorized to give legal advice. Learn more about avoiding scams and how to protect yourself.

Becoming an Accredited Representative

If you are not an attorney and wish to provide the public with immigration services, you must be authorized by the Department of Justice (DOJ)'s Office of Legal Access Programs. When you submit your application package to the DOJ, you must also submit a copy of the package to your local USCIS district office.

Field Office Feedback

There are several ways to provide feedback to USCIS:

  • If you are at a USCIS office and feel that you are being mistreated, are unhappy with the service you received, or wish to compliment the staff, you may discuss it with a supervisor or the field office director while you are still at the office. Our leadership takes the feedback we receive seriously.
  • Submit fraud, waste, and abuse allegations directly to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General. The contact information is on our Contact Us page and is also posted in the waiting rooms of USCIS field offices.
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