The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) oversees immigration to the country with the help of 19,000 government employees and contractors. The federal agency has divided the country into four regions and 26 districts, and the 200+ local offices include offices in other countries as well.
The Indianapolis Field Office
The Indianapolis Field Office is administered by Kamsing Lee, and it is located at:
Gateway Plaza Building 950 North Meridian Street, Room 400, Indianapolis, IN 46204
The field office serves Indiana, except for the counties of Lake, Porter, LaPorte, and Saint Joseph (these counties are served by the Chicago District Office).
In terms of districts, the field office comes under the Cleveland district, directed by Mark Hansen, and having jurisdiction over Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.
The other field offices in the district are located in
Case Processing Times
- Application for Naturalization (N-400): 9.5 months to 18.5 months
- Application for Certificate of Citizenship (N-600): 7.5 months to 16 months
- Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 (N-600K): 8 months to 23.5 months
Field Office Visits
The USCIS has resumed non-emergency face-to-face services. However, visitors need to follow certain COVID-19 precautions, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Use a suitable face mask. (Check here for masks that are not allowed)
- Do not visit if awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test or if experiencing any symptoms of the condition
- Leave immediately if the temperature is recorded at 100.4°F or above. (This does not apply to those visiting an application support center)
- Visitors may not enter more than 15 minutes in advance of their appointment. (For naturalization functions, the time limit is 30 minutes before the ceremony)
- Walk-ins are not allowed; therefore, taking an appointment is the only option
- The field office may be closed for the day because of bad weather or some unexpected event
- The USCIS may move the application to another office for faster processing
- Photography inside the office is not allowed
The USCIS also provides information by phone:
- General: 1.800.375.5283
- Hearing Impaired: 1.800.767.1833
- Military (Toll-free): 1-877-247-4645
Online Services and Resources
An important aspect of the services USCIS provides is the online options available to applicants, especially in light of the pandemic. The official website has various useful services and resources. For instance, there is a search function that allows visitors to perform a detailed search of the immigration-related possibilities. By entering who they are (Green Card holder, alien, employer, etc.) and what they want to do (get citizenship, work in the US, visit for humanitarian reasons, etc.), users can see important information and resources related to that objective.
Information pages about common topics like Green Card or citizenship are easy to access from the menu. Besides these two types of immigration, there is also a dedicated section about the laws and policies concerning immigration.
The USCIS website also has several self-service tools including checking the processing time of applications, e-filing of certain applications, fee calculation, etc. Some of the online forms include N-400, I-90, I-539, and I-130.