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Tracking USCIS International Field Office Closures

On August 9, 2019, USCIS announced that it plans to maintain operations at its seven international field offices in Beijing and Guangzhou, China; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi, India; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Mexico City, Mexico; and San Salvador, El Salvador. Thus far, USCIS has closed 15 international field offices and three district offices permanently. USCIS next plans to close its field office in London, United Kingdom, on July 31, 2020.

Note: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS has temporarily closed its field offices in Beijing and Guangzhou, China; Rome, Italy; and Nairobi, Kenya.


See Updated Chart of USCIS International Offices

USCIS's international offices are 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

View USCIS’s International Immigration Offices Webpage

List of USCIS International Immigration Offices

Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean (LACC) District | Asia/Pacific (APAC) District | Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) District

Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean (LACC) District (Closed )

Dominican Republic – Santo Domingo | El Salvador – San Salvador | Guatemala – Guatemala City | Haiti – Port-au-Prince | Mexico – Ciudad Juarez | Mexico – Mexico City | Mexico – Monterrey | Peru – Lima

USCIS permanently closed the Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean (LACC) District office, located in Mexico City, Mexico, on March 10, 2020. The following field offices were formerly under the LACC District:

Asia/Pacific (APAC) District (Closed)

China – Beijing | China – Guangzhou | India – New Delhi | Philippines – Manila | South Korea – Seoul | Thailand – Bangkok

USCIS permanently closed the Asia/Pacific (APAC) District office, located in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 10, 2020. The following field offices were formerly under the APAC District:

  • China - Beijing Field Office (Temporarily Closed)
  • China - Guangzhou Field Office (Temporarily Closed)
  • 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 (Closed)
    • Updated on December 31, 2019

      USCIS permanently closed its field office in Bangkok, Thailand, on December 31, 2019. The U.S. embassy in Bangkok assumed responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in Thailand (see table at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/thailand-uscis-bangkok-field-office).

      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.

    • 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 (Closed)

Germany – Frankfurt | Ghana – Accra | Greece – Athens | Italy – Rome | Jordan – Amman | Kenya – Nairobi | Russia – Moscow | South Africa – Johannesburg | United Kingdom – London

USCIS permanently closed the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) District office, located in Rome, Italy, on March 10, 2020. The following field offices were formerly under the EMEA District:

  • Germany - Frankfurt Field Office (Closed)
    • Updated on January 31, 2020
      USCIS permanently closed its field office in Frankfurt, Germany, on January 31, 2020. The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt assumed 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.

    • 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 (Closed)
    • Updated on July 1, 2020
      USCIS permanently closed its field office in Accra, Ghana, on June 30, 2020. The U.S. Embassy in Accra will assume responsibility for certain limited services that USCIS previously provided to individuals residing in Ghana (see table at: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office/international-offices/ghana-uscis-accra-field-office).

      Individuals who previously received assistance from the USCIS Accra Field Office (which includes individuals residing in Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo) must follow these filing instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office/international-offices/ghana-uscis-accra-field-office.
    • Updated on March 30, 2020
      USCIS announced that it will permanently close its field office in Accra, Ghana, on June 30, 2020. The last day the office will accept Forms I-130, Forms I-360, or Forms I-131A is March 31, 2020. The last day the office will be open to the public is May 29, 2020. The U.S. Embassy in Accra will assume responsibility for certain limited services that USCIS previously provided to individuals residing in Ghana (see table at: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office/international-offices/ghana-uscis-accra-field-office).

      Individuals who previously received assistance from the USCIS Accra Field Office (which includes individuals residing in Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo) must follow these filing instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office/international-offices/ghana-uscis-accra-field-office.

      General information about the U.S. Embassy in Accra is available on the embassy website. You may also contact the Embassy by calling +233 (0) 30 274 1000 or by mailing:

      U.S. Embassy Ghana
      No. 24, Fourth Circular Rd., Cantonments, Accra
      P.O. Box GP 2288
      Accra, Ghana
  • 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 (Closed)
    • Updated on July 1, 2020
      USCIS permanently closed its field office in Rome, Italy, on June 30, 2020. The U.S. Embassy in Rome will assume responsibility for certain limited services that USCIS previously provided to individuals residing in Italy (see table at: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office/international-offices/italy-uscis-rome-field-office).

      Individuals who previously received assistance from the USCIS Rome Field Office (which includes individuals residing in Italy, Algeria, Andorra, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Gibraltar, the Holy See, Kosovo, Libya, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Western Sahara) must follow these filing instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office/international-offices/italy-uscis-rome-field-office.
    • Updated on May 26, 2020
      USCIS will permanently close its field office in Rome, Italy, on June 30, 2020. The last day the office will accept applications/petitions and be open to the public is May 29, 2020. The U.S. embassy in Rome will assume responsibility for certain limited services that USCIS previously provided to individuals residing in Italy. (See table at: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office/international-offices/italy-uscis-rome-field-office) General information about the U.S. Embassy in Rome is available on the embassy website.

      New N-400, N-600, or N-600K Cases Filed After Rome Field Office Closure:
      Please review the USCIS filing instructions at uscis.gov/n-400, uscis.gov/n-600, and 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 Rome Field Office:
      If the USCIS Rome Field Office is unable to complete adjudication of pending applications before the office closes, it will transfer the pending cases to the Washington Field Office to complete processing and issue a Form I-797C, Notice of Action to you to document the transfer. Please refer to the Notice of Action for additional information or contact the Washington Field Office.

      Individuals who previously received assistance from the USCIS Rome Field Office (which includes individuals residing in Italy, Algeria, Andorra, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Gibraltar, the Holy See, Kosovo, Libya, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Western Sahara) must follow these filing instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office/international-offices/italy-uscis-rome-field-office.
  • Jordan - Amman Field Office (Closed)
  • Kenya - Nairobi Field Office (Temporarily Closed)
  • Russia - Moscow Field Office (Closed)
  • South Africa - Johannesburg Field Office (Closed)
  • United Kingdom - London Field Office (Closing)
    • As announced on August 9, 2019, USCIS will permanently close its field office in London, United Kingdom, on July 31, 2020. The last day the office will accept Forms I-130 and Forms I-360 is March 31, 2020. The last day the office will be open to the public for certain appointments is June 19, 2020. The consular section of the U.S. Embassy in London will assume responsibility for certain limited services that USCIS previously provided to individuals residing in the United Kingdom (see table at: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office/international-offices/united-kingdom-uscis-london-field-office.)

      After June 19, 2020, the USCIS London 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 June 19, 2020, the Washington Field Office will assume responsibility for these cases.

      New N-400, N-600, or N-600K Cases Filed After London Field Office Closure:
      Please review the USCIS filing instructions on our website at uscis.gov/n-400, uscis.gov/n-600, and 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 London Field Office:

      If the USCIS London Field Office is unable to complete adjudication of pending applications before the office closes, it will transfer the pending cases to the Washington Field Office to complete processing and issue a Form I-797C, Notice of Action, to you 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. Our representatives are available to answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (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).

      Individuals who previously received assistance from the USCIS London Field Office (which includes individuals residing in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) must follow these filing instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office/international-offices/united-kingdom-uscis-london-field-office.

      General information about U.S. Embassy London is available on the embassy website. You may also contact the embassy by calling 44 (0) 20 7499-9000 or by mailing:
      U.S. Embassy London
      33 Nine Elms Lane
      London SW11 7US
      United Kingdom

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 19053131.