Operating under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is in charge of lawful immigration to the U.S. The federal agency works through its official website and over 200 offices.
The Louisville Field Office
The Louisville Field Office is administered by Acting Field Office Director Carolyn Wolfe, and it is located at:
Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House 601 West Broadway, Suite 390, Louisville, KY 40202
The Louisville office serves the State of Kentucky. Applicants can book an appointment by calling the USCIS service: 1-800-375-5283
Case Processing Times
- Application for Naturalization (N-400): 6.5 months to 12.5 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
If you’re looking to visit the Louisville office or any other USCIS facility, there are some guidelines you should keep in mind, for instance:
- The office notifies people with applications and petitions about their appointments
- You may not enter more than 15 minutes before your appointment and 30 minutes before your naturalization function
- You may not take any photographs with your mobile phone or any other device
- Weapons are not allowed on the premises, even if the individual has a license for it
- You are encouraged to bring your blue or black ink pen
The USCIS has divided the country into four regions: Northeast, Southeast, Central, and Western. Each region is further divided into several districts and each district may have several field offices.
- Northeast: The Northeast Region has the following districts: Boston, Buffalo, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington.
- Southeast: The Southeast Region has the following districts: Atlanta, Miami, Tampa, and New Orleans.
- Central: The districts making up the Central Region include: Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Denver.
- Western: Finally, the Western Region has the following: Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Honolulu
International: In terms of international locations, the USCIS has announced that it will maintain operations in the following places: Nairobi (Kenya), Guangzhou and Beijing (China), Mexico City (Mexico), New Delhi (India), San Salvador (El Salvador) and Guatemala City (Guatemala).
The USCIS offers many different services, including services related to naturalization, family immigration, different categories of work, child adoption, civic integration, etc. Also, many services are available through the USCIS website, so you can save your time by browsing the website. For instance, you can check the status of your immigration application from this page. Another useful option is to submit your application – you can do so by creating a free online account.
The website also has plenty of search tools and resources, including an assistant called Emma that helps you find the topic you are looking for, and an ‘Explore My Options’ search tool that allows you to search for possibilities based on your legal status and your objective.