Over 2,000 green card recipients lived in the state of New Hampshire in 2019 (Statista). The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes all immigration cases except asylum cases. The cases of applicants are processed by field offices present near them. The office could be in the same city, the same state, or a nearby location in another state. The office takes applicants for in-person interviews and also provides case-related information requested by the clients.
You can find out the location of the nearest office from a USCIS representative when you make your appointment. The appointment notice will contain this info. Alternatively, you can enter your zip code in the office locator available on the agency’s website. The tool gives you the name and present address.
The Manchester Field Office
The Manchester Field Office is located in the Northeast Region and Boston District at the following address:
Manchester (MAN) 9 Ridgewood Road Bedford, NH 03110
The Boston District has jurisdiction over New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine. The office serves the entire state of New Hampshire.
The USGS asks you to take certain precautions when visiting any of their centers. For instance, it asks you to don’t visit an office if you’re feeling sick. The following page gives the symptoms of the sickness.
The agency also says that the office timings may change because of something unusual happening on the day. Another thing to note is that you’re not allowed to carry any type of weapon inside even if it’s a licensed firearm.
Case Processing Times
Processing times are an estimate that’s based on recent history and they can change in the future. The format and length of the times depend on the form type. Given below are the months needed by the field office to process naturalization and citizenship applications:
- Naturalization (N-400): 7.5 to 13 months
- Certificate of Citizenship (N-600): 6.5 to 14.5 months
- Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 (N-600K): 10 to 22.5 months
If your case takes longer than the expected time, then you should submit an inquiry for a case outside normal processing time. This option is available to you when your Receipt Date is an earlier one compared to the date for case inquiry given for that form. You can find the Receipt Date on the notice given to you by the agency and you can find the inquiry date underneath the processing time.
E-Verification and Self Check
The e-verification option is available to both employers and employees. Employers can verify that the person immigrating to the U.S. is eligible to work here. The verification is optional but in certain cases, it’s a requirement. For the verification, the federal agency uses the information you provide on your I-9 form.
If you’re an employee looking to see if you’re eligible, then you can check your eligibility with the Self Check system. The check involves user identification and a comparison of your info against government databases. More information about the tool is available in the following section.