Whether it’s an interview, an oath-taking ceremony, or case-specific information, the field office is where you go if you’re applying for U.S. immigration as a non-asylum seeker. The federal agency U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has field offices in different Regions and States across America and territories. The service locations are divided into Districts (26 in total), with some States having multiple USCIS Districts in them.
The Phoenix Field Office
The Phoenix District is in the Western Region and it has a field office at the following address:
Phoenix (PHO) 1330 South 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85034
The field office services the following areas:
If you’re unsure about whether the Phoenix field office is the nearest to you, you can check by using the office locator tool provided by the federal agency. After you know the location, make an appointment because the office may not serve you without one. Here are some things the agency recommends to those visiting a USCIS office:
- make sure you are on time for the appointment. This means that you should come to the office no sooner and no later than 15 minutes before the appointment.
- keep your phone on silent during your stay in the waiting room and switch it off during your interview.
- don’t speak too loudly while in the waiting room.
- don’t take any pictures or record any audio or video inside the office.
- don’t bring a firearm inside the office even if you have a license for it.
Case Processing Times
Case processing times are available on the USCIS site. You can find out these times by providing the location of the office and the form type. Here are the processing times for naturalization and citizenship applications at the Phoenix field office:
- N-400 (Naturalization): 6.5 to 14.5 months
- N-600 (Certificate of Citizenship): 6.5 to 14.5 months
- N-600K (Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322): 10 to 22.5 months
These times are calculated based on recently concluded cases. Also, the format you see above is in a new format being tested by the agency for many forms. In this test, the first and second figures for an application type are the times for completing 50% and 93% of the cases respectively.
The USCIS website allows you to make and follow your case in many ways. There is a fee calculator for form filing fees, along with information about the different fees immigrants pay and forms you can submit online. If you’re looking to check the status of your case, request, or petition, you can do so with the status checker. If your case is delayed or the document you’ve received needs correction, there’s a case inquiry section. You can also find other services in your area, like an authorized doctor or a Citizenship center. The complete site is available in English and Spanish but some topics are also covered in other languages. The tools section is where you can find these and other resources.