- Application for Certificate of Citizenship (N-600): 7.5 months to 16 months
- Application for Naturalization (N-400): 12.5 months to 17.5 months
- Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 (N-600K): 8 months to 23.5 months
If you’re wondering about the functioning of the office during the pandemic, the USCIS has resumed non-emergency face-to-face services at their field and asylum offices. If you decide to visit the office, keep in mind the COVID-19 precautions in place. Some of the precautions you must take are as follows:
- Wear a suitable face mask. USCIS does not accept bandanas, neck gaiters, and exhaust valve-type masks. (Those who don’t wear a mask may be provided one or asked to reschedule.)
- Do not enter the office if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
Besides these special COVID-19-related precautions, there is also some other important information you should know about your local Columbus USCIS office:
- Walk-ins are not allowed, so you will have to schedule an appointment.
- The office may close because of bad weather or an unexpected event.
- Knives, firearms, ammunition, and pepper spray are not allowed, even if you have a firearm permit.
- Audio, video, and cell phone recording is not allowed
- Photography, including cell phone photography, is not allowed
As mentioned above, USCIS offers several services through its website. So, to save time, you should consider the options available there. If you must visit a local office, then make sure you take the necessary precautions.