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Arizona - Phoenix Field Office

Field Office Director: John M. Ramirez
District Director: Al Gallmann
Western Region
 
 
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1330 South 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

1330 South 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

1330 South 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Service Area
Transportation, Directions, and Parking
Filing Information and Case Status
Visiting the Office and Attorney Procedures
Naturalization Ceremonies
Prohibited Items

Service Area

This office serves the following counties: Apache, Coconino, Gila, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai, and Yuma.

Transportation

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

The Phoenix office is located at the southwest corner of Buckeye Road and 16th Street in Phoenix. 
It is just west of Sky Harbor Airport and the Greyhound Bus Terminal off of Interstate 10.


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

The Light Rail system and Valley Metro system can be accessed via bus stops near the Field Office.  Valley Metro Bus route #16 (North and South) and route #13 (East & West) both stop near the corner of Buckeye Road and 16th Street, within a quarter mile of the Field Office.  The Light Rail system runs a mile north of the Field Office and may be accessed via Valley Metro bus route #16. The Valley Metro Trip Planner site (http://trips.valleymetro.org/pages/full_trip) can be used to get specific route information for the Light Rail and the Valley Metro Bus System.       

Parking & Accessibility

PARKING: There is public pay parking available near the office. Parking is also available in a privately owned lot located east of the office on Monte Vista. Customers with physical disabilities may park in the reserved spaces at the west end of the parking lot.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY: This office is handicapped accessible.

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Filing Information

Follow the instructions on the form(s) that you are filing. If the instructions on the application tell you to file the form at a USCIS local office and you live within this service area, please mail your application or make an INFOPASS appointment to submit your application in person.

Avoid Immigration Services Scams

Many people offer help with immigration services. Unfortunately, not all are authorized to do so. While many of these unauthorized practitioners mean well, all too many of them are out to rip you off. This is against the law and may be considered an immigration services scam.

USCIS wants to combat immigration services scams by equipping applicants, legal service providers, and community-based organizations with the knowledge and tools they need to detect and protect themselves from dishonest practices.  Please see USCIS’s “Avoid Scams” webpage for more information.  If you have you been a victim of an immigration services scam, help is available.  You can report scams to the Federal Trade Commission. You may also file a complaint in your state.

If you're working with an attorney, check with the state bar association to verify that the attorney is eligible to practice in—and is a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of—any U.S. state, possession, territory or commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.

If working with a non-attorney, verify whether the individual is an accredited representative of an organization recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

Know the law in your state. Some states have specific laws regulating immigration consultants.  If you are unsure whether your immigration service provider is giving trustworthy advice, do not hesitate to seek a second opinion. When doing so, always work with a licensed attorney or BIA-accredited representative.

 

Case Status and Referral Follow-ups

If you want to know the status of a case that is pending at this office, you should first call customer service at 1-800-375-5283. If your case is outside of our normal processing time, as shown on the uscis.gov web site, a customer service representative will ask USCIS to research your case, and we will send you a letter with further information.

If the customer service representative instructs you to visit our office, you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on our website, to visit this office in person.

Remember to bring the following items noted below, to the office for your appointment:

  • Any notices we have sent to you
  • A valid photo identity document, such as a driver license, passport, employment authorization document, etc.
  • A copy of the application or petition that you filed
  • Proof of paying the fee such as a copy of a cancelled check (front and back) or money order that has been traced for payment, or a handwritten receipt from an Immigration Services Officer.

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Visiting the Office

In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Information Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment on the USCIS website.

Attorney or Representative Procedures

If you are an attorney seeking information at this office you must make an INFOPASS appointment to visit this office.

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Naturalization Ceremonies

The Phoenix Field Office conducts both Judicial Ceremonies on a weekly basis and Administrative Ceremonies 1-2 times per month.  This office conducts same-day naturalization ceremonies for military cases.

Prohibited Items

Rules and regulations governing public buildings and grounds can be found at Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart 101-20.3 and Title 18, United States Code, Section 930.  Additionally, this office prohibits:

  • Scissors, Razors, or Other Sharp Objects

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/18/2014