The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides a variety of services through its field offices, including interviews, citizenship ceremonies, and information. The USCIS has divided its field offices into Regions and Districts. There are 26 districts and four regions – Northeast Region, Southeast Region, Central Region, and Western Region.
The Kendall Field Office
The Kendall field office is in the Southeast Region and Miami District, and its located at:
Kendall (KND) 14675 SW 120th Street Miami, FL 33186
The field office serves the following areas:
- Southern part of Collier county
- Southern part of Miami-Dade
- Monroe County
Case Processing Times
The time it takes to process cases can vary depending on the field office and the type of form you submit. The USCIS usually processes cases in the order it receives them. To gives you an idea of processing times, here are the times for three applications at the Kendall field office:
- Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 (N-600K): 6.5 months to 25.5 months
- Certificate of Citizenship (N-600): 6.5 months to 16 months
- Naturalization (N-400): 6 months to 13 months
It’s clear from these times that the processing can last months and even years. Whether you get a time range, like the ones above, or the standard processing time will depend on the application type. For times given as a range, the first figure is the time it takes to process half of the applications, and the second figure is the time it takes to process almost all (93%) of the applications. You can search here for the processing time of your case.
The USCIS only provides limited information through field offices. The majority of the information, tools, and resources are available on the federal agency’s official website. Some of these tools and resources are as follows:
Service/ Information Locator
You can use the locator section to find the location of a field, asylum, or international office; an authorized doctor near you; an English or citizenship preparation class; and the filing fees for your application form.
For any type of application, you don’t have to visit a field office to submit it because you can do it online. For this purpose, you’ll need a USCIS online account. You can create an account (for free) from the following page. You can visit here to see the list of online forms.
You also don’t have to call USCIS or visit the Kendall field office to know about the status of your case. The following tool helps you find the status of your application, request, or petition.
From the e-request section, you can ask about the processing of your case, a missing document, special accommodation for your interview, or correction of typos.
All USCIS field offices require that you make an appointment. The timings of the office may change because of an unexpected event or weather. You’re not allowed to record when inside the office.