Local USCIS Office in Tampa, Florida

Local USCIS Office in Tampa, Florida

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a federal agency that comes under the dept. of homeland security and processes most immigration applications. The field offices of the federal agency handle all non-asylum cases, arrange naturalization functions, etc.

The Tampa Field Office

Tampa and Miami are the two USCIS districts in the state of Florida. The federal agency has several districts across the country. The Tampa field office is located at:

Tampa (TAM) 5629 Hoover Boulevard Tampa, FL 33634

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You can find out which USCIS field office is nearest to you by entering your zip code on this USCIS webpage.

The Tampa field office serves the following areas:

  • Charlotte

  • Citrus

  • Desoto

  • Hernando

  • Hardee

  • Hillsborough

  • Lee

  • Polk

  • Pasco

  • Pinellas

  • Sarasota

Before visiting a field office, you must make an appointment. You should also check for the timings of the field office on that particular day. Sometimes, the office may have to close or change its timings because of bad weather or for some other reason. The office closings page provides this information.

If the office where you are scheduled for an interview is closed, they will automatically reschedule your appointment. If you weren’t able to visit because of bad weather, the office may reschedule if you can prove that the weather kept you from attending.

Case Processing Times

The processing time of your application depends on the type of application and also the processing center. Here is an example of current processing times at the Tampa USCIS office:

  • Naturalization (N-400): 9-13 months
  • Certificate of Citizenship (N-600): 6.5-16 months
  • Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 (N-600K): 6.5-25.5 months

A thing to note about processing times is that you will see the times as a range, as given above, or the standard format depending on your form type. The USCIS is testing the time range method for the three forms given above and many other forms (form names are available here).

The first figure given in the range is the months for processing half of the cases. The second figure is the months for processing 93% of the cases. For forms that are not part of the test, the agency provides an upper limit of 130% of the processing time.

You can find the time for your case from the following USCIS page. This section of the site also gives you other useful information, including what to do if your case is taking more time than normal to process.

Other Case-Related Tools

The USCIS, through its website, provides many different self-service tools. There is a tool that helps you calculate the fees for filing your form. The calculator gives both fixed and variable fees.

If you have already submitted your form and are looking to follow the progress of your case, you can do so with the case status tool. The information you get online will be the same that you will get by phoning the USCIS.

There’s also a special section for case inquiries. If you are missing a document, have made a typographic error, want to ask about processing time, or need disability accommodation for your appointment, you can submit an e-Request for it.

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