The Miami Field Office is one of the many field offices The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) operates in Florida. Miami is one of the 26 Districts where USCIS has its offices. The federal agency has divided Florida into two Districts: Miami and Tampa.
Field offices perform a variety of functions, including interviews of all applicants not seeking asylum, citizenship ceremonies, immigration information, etc.
The Miami Field Office
The Miami Field Office is present at the following location:
Miami (MIA) 8801 NW 7th Avenue Miami, FL 33150
The office serves the area of northeastern Miami-Dade county. To visit the office, you must first make an appointment because walk-ins are not allowed at field offices.
Case Processing Times
Case processing times are calculated using historical data. Here are the processing times at the Miami office for three different applications:
- Naturalization (N-400): 8.5 months to 16 months
- Certificate of Citizenship (N-600): 6.5 months to 16 months
- Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 (N-600K): 6.5 months to 25.5 months
It’s important to note that processing times are estimates. The actual time for processing your case may be different. For the processing times given as a time range, the second figure is the months it takes to process 93% of the cases. For example, it takes 25.5 months to process 93% of the N-600K cases. Your case may take longer if it falls in the 7% that aren’t processed within the given time.
Case Status and Inquiry
You don’t have to visit the Miami field office or call the USCIS call center to find out about your case status. You can check the progress of your case from the USCIS website by providing your recipient number (the 13-character number you get from USCIS for your application).
If your case is taking longer than normal, you can also inquire about this by submitting an e request. Before submitting the request, make sure you check the date for the case inquiry given by the USCIS. You can find this date on the case processing times page after you get the processing time for your form. If the receipt date you get from the federal agency on your receipt notice comes before the case inquiry date, then submit your inquiry.
The USCIS website has everything from how-to guides and online tools to office locators and research tools.
Many of the sections provide detailed information on the topic. For instance, the green card section informs you about the green card for employment, family, and relatives; the application process, including form filing; conditional permanent residence and rights and responsibilities of permanent residents; etc.
If you prefer to learn about immigration in another language, you can try finding the topic in the Multilingual Resource Center. You can search for available languages and topics from a dropdown menu.
The online tools section includes a tool for calculating fees. Application forms can have fixed or variable fees. There’s also a separate section for information on filing fees.