As of 3/18/2020 US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in response to the COVID-19 crisis, has suspended in-person services. The staff will continue to perform other services that don’t require public contact. Some emergency services will be provided on a case-by-case basis. Some USCIS field office may start resuming person-to-person contacts on June 4, 2020.

The Buffalo USCIS field office is located at 306 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202.

The hours of operation are 8 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday. The office is closed on the weekend.

“Field offices (within the United States) handle scheduled interviews on non-asylum related applications. They also provide limited information and applicant services that supplement those we provide through our website and by phone.” Generally, field offices do conduct interviews while service centers do not conduct interviews.

The Buffalo USCIS office serves the following New York counties:

  1. Allegany
  2. Cattaraugus
  3. Chautauqua
  4. Erie
  5. Genesee
  6. Livingston
  7. Monroe
  8. Niagara
  9. Ontario
  10. Orleans
  11. Seneca
  12. Steuben
  13. Wayne
  14. Wyoming
  15. Yates

The Field Office Director is Carmen Whaling and the District Director: Denis Riordan

Online options

Actions that can be completed online include:

  • Creating an Account to Petition for Alien Relative
  • Seeking to extend Your Stay
  • Renewing Your Green Card
  • Applying for Naturalization
  • Replacing your Naturalization or Citizenship Document
  • Completing other forms
  • Check case status
  • Check processing times
  • Find an office
  • Office closings

Other online actions include

  • Data and Correspondence
  • Electronic Reading Room. The USCIS Electronic Reading Room provides access to information identified under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Data and statistics
  • Reports and studies
  • Congressional correspondence

General tasks

  • Explore my options
  • Report fraud
  • Learn about E-Verify
  • Learn about working in the U.S.

Green cards

  • Learn about Green Cards: Apply for a Green Card. “In order to apply for a Green Card, applicants must be eligible under one of the categories listed below.
    • Green Card through Family
    • Green Card through Employment
    • Green Card as a Special Immigrant
    • Green Card through Refugee or Asylee Status
    • Green Card for Human Trafficking and Crime Victims
    • Green Card for Victims of Abuse
    • Green Card through Other Categories
    • Green Card through Registry
  • Replace your Green Card
  • Remove conditions

Citizenship

  • Learn about citizenship
  • Apply to be a citizen
  • Study for the test
  • Take a practice test

The office is accessible to people with disabilities. Paid parking near the office is available. The office is also reachable through public transportation.

Visitors should know that it is illegal to bring “weapons like firearms, knives, pepper spray and ammunition” to any USCIS facility – even if the visitor has a permit for the firearm. Visitors will need to check their bags, purse, and briefcase before being allowed to enter the building.

Need more immigration information for Buffalo, New York? Contact an experienced immigration lawyer to review how when and how you can use a USCIC field office and when you should work a skilled immigration attorney in Buffalo.

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