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California - San Fernando Valley Field Office

Field Office Director: Roland E. Lyons
District Director: Susan M. Curda
Western Region

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19809 Prairie Street
1st Floor, Suite 120
Chatsworth, CA 91311

19809 Prairie Street
1st Floor, Suite 120
Chatsworth, CA 91311

19809 Prairie Street
1st Floor, Suite 120
Chatsworth, CA 91311

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 counties of: Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura and the following areas in Los Angeles County: Acton, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Canyon Country, Castaic, Chatsworth, Encino, Granada Hills, Lake Hughes, Lancaster, Littlerock, Llano, Mission Hills, Newhall, North Hills, Northridge, Pacoima, Palmdale, Panorama City, Pearblossom, Reseda, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Sherman Oaks, Stevenson Ranch, Sun Valley, Sunland, Sylmar, Tarzana, Tujunga, Valencia, Valyermo, Van Nuys (except for zip codes 91388, 91497, 90606), West Hills, Winnetka, and Woodland Hills.

Transportation

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From Interstate 101 North:
Take the Tampa Avenue exit.
Turn right heading north onto Tampa Avenue to Roscoe Blvd.
Turn left on Roscoe Blvd.
Take a right onto Corbin Ave. and then turn left onto Prairie Street.


From Interstate 101 South:
Take the Winnetka Avenue exit.
Turn left and head north about 4.5 miles to Prairie Street.
Turn right onto Prairie Street. 
The building is located on the North side of Prairie St, between Oakdale Avenue and Corbin Avenue.

From Interstate 118 West:
Take Exit 37 for Tampa Avenue.
Head South (turn left) on Tampa Avenue.
Turn right onto Plummer Street.
Go to Corbin Avenue and turn left onto Corbin.
Go to Prairie Street and turn right onto Prairie Street.
The building is located on the North side of Prairie Street, between Oakdale Avenue and Corbin Avenue.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Public transportation is available by the bus. Consult the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) MTA website at www.metro.net for further information. 

Parking & Accessibility

PARKING: There is free parking available across the street from the building on Prairie Street.

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.

Business Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 

Please note:  The office is closed to the public on Thursdays except for fingerprint appointments at the Chatsworth Application Support Center.

**Notice For Naturalization and Adjustment of Status Applicants: The San Fernando Valley Field Office in Chatsworth, CA will be scheduling some naturalization (N-400) and adjustment of status (I-485) interviews on Saturdays from December 2014 through March 2015.**

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 San Fernando Valley Field Office conducts judicial ceremonies once per month.  This office does not conduct same-day naturalization ceremonies.

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, and Other Sharp Objects
  • Flammable Liquids

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/18/2014