Tracking USCIS International Field Office Closures

Note: on August 9, 2019, USCIS announced that it plans to maintain operations at its international field offices in Beijing and Guangzhou, China; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi, India; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Mexico City, Mexico; and San Salvador, El Salvador. USCIS plan to close the remaining 13 international field offices and three district offices between now and August 2020. The next planned closures are the field offices in Athens, Greece, on November 15, 2019, and Bangkok, Thailand, on December 31, 2019.


See Updated Chart of USCIS International Offices

USCIS will close its international offices, starting with Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and Manila in the Philippines. All offices, including the main district offices for the separate regions, are scheduled to close by March 10, 2020. Watch this page as AILA tracks which offices are closed.

According to BuzzFeed, in September 2019, the Monterrey, Mexico, office is projected to close, as well as the station in Seoul, South Korea. By the end of January 2020, the majority of the offices, including those in Mexico City, London, Athens, and Guatemala City, are slated to cease operations. All offices, including the main district offices for the separate regions, are scheduled to close by March 10, 2020.

USCIS's 23 International Offices are in 20 countries around the globe as part of the International Operations Division (IO), a component of the Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Directorate (RAIO).

View USCIS Processing Time Information for International Operations Offices

List of USCIS International Immigration Offices

Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean (LACC) District

Asia/Pacific (APAC) District

  • China - Beijing Field Office
  • China - Guangzhou Field Office
  • India - New Delhi Field Office
  • Philippines - Manila Field Office (Closed)
    • Updated on July 26, 2019
      USCIS permanently closed its field office in Manila, Philippines, on July 5, 2019. The office began redirecting Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, to the USCIS Lockbox on May 14, 2019. The U.S. Embassy in Manila will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in the Philippines.
    • Updated on June 3, 2019
      Individuals who were previously assisted by the USCIS Manila Field Office (which includes individuals residing in the Philippines, New Guinea, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Wallis, Futuna, New Caledonia, Pitcairn Island, Overseas French territories of French Polynesia, and most island nations in the Pacific region that are not covered by the other field offices in the Asia/Pacific District) must follow these filing instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/philippines-uscis-manila-field-office
    • Updated on May 29, 2019
      USCIS will permanently close its field office in Manila, Philippines, on July 5, 2019. The last day the office will accept applications/petitions and be open to the public is May 31, 2019. The office began redirecting Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, to the USCIS Lockbox on May 14, 2019.The U.S. Embassy in Manila will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in the Philippines (see table below).
  • South Korea - Seoul Field Office (Closed)
    • Updated on September 30, 2019
      USCIS permanently closed its field office in Seoul, South Korea, on September 30, 2019. The office began redirecting Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, to the USCIS Lockbox on August 16, 2019. The U.S. embassy in Seoul will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in South Korea (see table below).

      Beginning after August 16, 2019, individuals who were previously assisted by the USCIS Seoul Field Office (which includes individuals residing in Korea and Japan) must follow these instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/south-korea-uscis-seoul-field-office

      General information about the U.S. Embassy Seoul is available on the embassy website. Individuals may also contact the embassy by calling 82-2-397-4114 or by mailing:
      U.S. Embassy Seoul
      188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu
      Seoul, Korea
    • Updated on August 15, 2019
    • Updated on August 15, 2019

      Effective September 1, 2019, the USCIS Seoul Field Office will no longer process Form N-400, Form N-600, or Form N-600K for overseas military personnel and qualified family members. As of the effective date, the Guam Field Office will assume responsibility for these cases. Officers from the Guam Field Office will travel to Asia Pacific locations as necessary.

      New Cases Filed After Seoul Field Office Closure:

      Please review the USCIS filing instructions located at www.uscis.gov/n-400 and www.uscis.gov/n-600 and www.uscis.gov/n-600k. You must file these forms with the appropriate USCIS Lockbox facilities.

      Cases Currently Pending with the USCIS Seoul Field Office:

      The USCIS Seoul Field Office may not be able to complete adjudication of pending Form N-400, Form N-600, and Form N-600K applications for overseas military personnel and qualified family members. Those cases have been transferred to the Guam Field Office to complete processing.

      USCIS will issue a Form I-797C, Notice of Action for cases that have been transferred to the Guam Field Office. Please refer to the Notice of Action for additional information or contact the Guam Field Office by email at guamoverseasmilnatz@uscis.dhs.gov.

      USCIS has a toll-free military help line, 877-CIS-4MIL (877-247-4645), TTY (800) 877-8339 and e-mail address at militaryinfo@uscis.dhs.gov exclusively for current members of the military and their families as well as veterans. USCIS representatives are available to answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm (CT), excluding federal holidays.

      Members of the U.S. armed forces and their families stationed in the U.S. or overseas may access the help line using the toll-free number through their base telephone operator or using the Defense Switched Network (DSN).

    • Updated on August 9, 2019
      USCIS will permanently close its field office in Seoul, South Korea, on September 30, 2019. The last day the office will accept applications/petitions and be open to the public is August 16, 2019. The office will begin redirecting Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, to the USCIS Lockbox after August 16, 2019. The U.S. embassy in Seoul will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in South Korea. Beginning after August 16, 2019, individuals who were previously assisted by the USCIS Seoul Field Office (which includes individuals residing in Korea and Japan) must follow these filing instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/south-korea-uscis-seoul-field-office
  • Thailand - Bangkok Field Office (Closing Soon)
    • Updated on October 10, 2019

      USCIS will permanently close its field office in Bangkok, Thailand, on December 31, 2019. The last day the office will accept applications/petitions and be open to the public is October 18, 2019. The U.S. embassy in Bangkok will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in Thailand.

      After October 18, 2019, individuals who were previously assisted by the USCIS Bangkok Field Office (which includes individuals residing in Australia, New Zealand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, East Timor, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong) must follow these filing instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/thailand-uscis-bangkok-field-office.

      General information about the U.S. Embassy Bangkok is available on the embassy website. Contact the embassy by calling +66-2-205-4000 or by mailing:

      U.S. Embassy Bangkok
      95 Wireless Road
      Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) District

  • Germany - Frankfurt Field Office (Closing Soon)
    • Updated on November 1, 2019
      USCIS will permanently close its field office in Frankfurt, Germany, on January 31, 2020. The last day the office will accept Forms I-130, Forms I-360, and Forms I-131A is October 31, 2019. The last day the office will be open to the public is December 20, 2019. The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in Germany (see table at: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/germany-frankfurt-field-office).

      Individuals who were previously assisted by the USCIS Frankfurt Field Office (which includes individuals residing in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein) must follow these filing instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/germany-frankfurt-field-office.

      General information about the U.S. Consulate Frankfurt is available on the Consulate website. You may also contact the Consulate by calling (069) 7535-0 or by mailing:

      U.S. Consulate Frankfurt
      Giessener Str. 30
      60435 Frankfurt am Main
      Federal Republic of Germany

      After January 31, 2020, the USCIS Frankfurt Field Office will no longer process Form N-400, Form N-600, or Form N-600K for overseas military personnel and qualified family members. Beginning February 1, 2020, the Washington Field Office in Fairfax, Virginia, will assume responsibility for these cases.

      New N-400, N-600, or N-600K Cases Filed After Frankfurt Field Office Closure:

      Please review the USCIS filing instructions on our website at www.uscis.gov/n-400, www.uscis.gov/n-600, and www.uscis.gov/n-600k. You must file these forms with the appropriate USCIS lockbox facilities.

      N-400, N-600, and N-600K Cases Currently Pending with the Frankfurt Field Office:

      If the USCIS Frankfurt Field Office is unable to complete adjudication of pending applications before the office closes on January. 31, 2020, it will transfer the pending cases to the Washington Field Office to complete processing and issue a Form I-797C, Notice of Action, to document the transfer. Please refer to the Notice of Action for additional information or contact the Washington Field Office.

      USCIS has a toll-free military help line, 877-CIS-4MIL (877-247-4645), TTY (800) 877-8339, and e-mail address at militaryinfo@uscis.dhs.gov exclusively for current members of the military and their families as well as veterans. USCIS representatives are available to answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm (Central), excluding federal holidays.

      Members of the U.S. armed forces and their families stationed in the U.S. or overseas may access the help line using the toll-free number through their base telephone operator or using the Defense Switched Network (DSN).

  • Ghana - Accra Field Office
  • Greece - Athens Field Office (Closed)
    • Updated on November 15, 2019
      USCIS permanently closed its field office in Athens, Greece, on Nov. 15, 2019. The U.S. Embassy Greece in Athens will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in Greece (see the table below).

      After September 30, the USCIS Athens Field Office will no longer process Form N-400, Form N-600, or Form N-600K for overseas military personnel and qualified family members. After September 30, the USCIS Frankfurt Field Office will assume responsibility for these cases.

      New N-400, N-600, or N-600K Cases Filed After Athens Field Office Closure: Please review the USCIS filing instructions at www.uscis.gov/n-400, www.uscis.gov/n-600 and www.uscis.gov/n-600k. You must file these forms with the appropriate USCIS Lockbox facilities.

      N-400, N-600, and N-600K Cases Currently Pending with the USCIS Athens Field Office: If the USCIS Athens Field Office is unable to complete adjudication of pending applications before the office closes in November, it will transfer the pending cases to the USCIS Frankfurt Field Office to complete processing and issue a Form I-797C, Notice of Action, to document the transfer. Please refer to the Notice of Action for additional information or contact the Frankfurt Field Office.

      USCIS has a toll-free military help line, 877-CIS-4MIL (877-247-4645), TTY (800) 877-8339, and e-mail address at militaryinfo@uscis.dhs.gov exclusively for current members of the military and their families as well as veterans. Representatives are available to answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm (CT), excluding federal holidays.

      Members of the U.S. armed forces and their families stationed in the U.S. or overseas may access the help line using the toll-free number through their base telephone operator or using the Defense Switched Network (DSN).

      Beginning October 1, 2019, individuals who were previously assisted by the USCIS Athens Field Office (which includes individuals residing in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Moldova, Oman, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Yemen) must follow these filing instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/greece-uscis-athens-field-office

  • Italy - Rome Field Office
  • Jordan - Amman Field Office (Closing soon)
  • Kenya - Nairobi Field Office
  • Russia - Moscow Field Office (Closed)
  • South Africa - Johannesburg Field Office (Closing soon)
    • Updated on October 30, 2019

      USCIS will permanently close its field office in Johannesburg, South Africa, on January 17, 2020. The last day the office will accept applications/petitions and be open to the public is November 29, 2019. The U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in South Africa. (See table at: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/south-africa-uscis-johannesburg-field-office.)

      After November 29, 2019, individuals who were previously assisted by the USCIS Johannesburg Field Office (which includes individuals residing in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Madagascar, Botswana, Comoros Islands, and Mauritius) must follow these filing instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/south-africa-uscis-johannesburg-field-office.

      General information about the U.S. Consulate Johannesburg is available on the Consulate website. You may also contact the Consulate by calling +27 (11) 290-3000 or by mailing:

      U.S. Consulate General – Johannesburg
      P.O. Box 787197
      Sandton 2146

  • United Kingdom - London Field Office

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 19053131.