The USCIS field offices handle all kinds of immigrant applications and appointments for information and services.
The field offices exist throughout the U.S. and territories. To find a field office near you, you can by District or State. The federal agency has created 26 districts. Your State may have one or more USCIS Districts in it. There are usually multiple field offices within a district.
Another way of locating a field office is to search it by zip code. If you’ve already made an appointment, you’ll find the office address on your appointment notice.
The Newark Field Office
The Newark field office is located in the Newark District of the USCIS at the following address:
Newark (NEW) Peter Rodino Federal Building 970 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102
Note that visiting a field office is not necessary if you need basic information about immigration services. You can find detailed information about citizenship, green card, filing fees, and many other topics on the USCIS site. Another option you have is to use the contact center available at the following number: 800-375-5283.
Note that appointments are necessary for field office visitors. You can schedule your appointment by calling the contact center.
Case Processing Times
Besides info about immigration procedures, the USCIS also provides tools for keeping track of your case. The case processing tool gives you the latest processing times according to your application and office location. For example, the processing time for citizenship and naturalization forms at the Newark field office are:
- Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 (N-600K): 10 to 22.5 months
- Certificate of Citizenship (N-600): 6.5 to 14.5 months
- Naturalization (N-400): 15.5 to 19 months
The federal agency calculates times based on recently concluded cases. Besides time estimates, you’ll also see specific dates for inquiries on the same page (along with the guidelines for making case inquiries).
Note that in some cases the USCIS may ask another office to process your case. If this happens, then you may receive your interview notice from that office.
After Filing a Case
After filing your case, you can check its status online. For this, the USCIS tool will ask you to provide the receipt number the agency gave you when you submitted your application.
If you now live at a different location than the one mentioned in your application, you should inform the agency about your new address. More information about filing your address change form is available here.
You should also inform the USCIS if there’s some other unexpected change. For example, if you cannot attend a scheduled interview, you should inform as early as possible. You can request to reschedule by calling the contact center and explaining the emergency. The office location for the interview accepts or rejects rescheduling requests.
If you’ve received a document or card that contains a typographical error, you can submit an e-request for a correction.