For case-specific inquiries, you can use the resources available on the official USCIS website, submit an online inquiry or call the contact center.
Online Resources: The USCIS website is the first place you should check for information and services if you’re looking to apply, following your case, or looking to prepare for a test. The federal agency may have the required service or information on the site so you won’t have to visit the New York City field office.
The tools and resources section of the site contains links to many useful services, including:
File Online: You can file many forms online by creating a free USCIS account. Visit the following page to learn about online filing guidelines and the forms available for online filing. Here are some of these forms:
- Application for Naturalization (N-400)
- Application for Certificate of Citizenship (N-600)
- Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (I-90)
- Petition for Alien Relative (I-130)
Check Eligibility, Case Status, and Processing Times:
- Eligibility: There are two tools for checking eligibility. There is the Explore My Options tool for checking available immigration options and the naturalization eligibility checker.
- Case Status: By providing your recipient number here, you can check the status of your application, request, or petition.
- Processing Time: By providing your form and USCIS field office name here, you can find the processing time for your case.
The NYC field office doesn’t accept walk-ins. You can make an appointment by calling the Contact Center at 800-375-5283. Before visiting, it’s useful to go through the guidelines for visitors.