The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the federal agency that all immigrants, except asylum seekers, have to contact for lawful immigration to the U.S. The USCIS Field offices are where immigrants are interviewed. Besides interviews, the offices also provide information and arrange naturalization ceremonies.
The USCIS has divided its field offices into 26 districts across the U.S. Four of these 26 districts are in the state of California – San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The number of field offices per district varies – many districts have more than one such office.
The Fresno Field Office
The Fresno field office is located in the Sacramento district at:
101 West Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60605
The office services the following counties:
Case Processing Times
- Naturalization (N-400): 12 months to 13.5 months
- Certificate of Citizenship (N-600): 7.5 months to 16 months
- Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 (N-600K): 8 months to 23.5 months
Processing Time Range
The time ranges given above are based on historical data from two months before the processing time page is updated. The USCIS process cases in the order they receive them. Underneath the processing times, the federal agency also provides the receipt date for case inquiries.
For example, the receipt date for the case inquiry for the N-400 is February 24, 2020, at the Fresno Field Office. If the receipt date given to you is before the case inquiry date given on the processing times page, you can ask about the delayed processing of your case. (You can find the date given to you on your receipt notice).
Online Services and Resources
The USCIS provides many of its services through its website, so applicants don’t have to visit an office for every matter related to their case. Here are some of the services provided through the site :
e-Request: Applicants can file an e-Request to find out about their application and appointment from the following section of the USCIS website. For example, if your received date was before the case inquiry date, you can inquire the reason for the delay by making a ‘case outside processing time’ inquiry. You can also inquire about missing emails and documents, correct any typographic errors, and request an appointment accommodation.
Fee Calculation: There’s a tool to help you with fee calculations for forms that have a flat fee or a varying fee. You can find out the fee by selecting you’re from a dropdown menu. If you need more information about forms and fees, including how to pay fees and refund policy, visit the filing fees section.
Online Filing: By creating a free account, you can submit your application form online. There are many forms available for online submission, including N-400, I-90, I-130, N-600, etc. Here are all the forms that can be filed through the site.
Besides these tools, there are also many resources, including a Citizenship Resources Center, N-400 early filing calculation, practice test, immigration data, and how-to guides.