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Illinois - Chicago Field Office

Field Office Director: Martha Medina-Maltes
Acting District Director: Mark Hansen
Central Region

Physical AddressMailing AddressExpress Mail

101 West Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605

101 West Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605

101 West Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605

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 provides immigration benefits to applicants residing in the following counties in Northwest Indiana: Lake, Porter, LaPorte, and Saint Joseph as well as applicants residing in the state of Illinois EXCEPT those in the following Illinois counties:  Adams, Alexander, Bond, Brown (zip code 62378 only), Calhoun, Cass (zip codes 62622 and 62691 only), Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Dewitt (zip codes 61727, 61777, 61735, and 61750 only), Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Greene (zip codes 62027, 62050, 62078, 62092, and 62098 only), Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Johnson, Lawrence, Logan (zip codes 61751, 62518, 62519, 62541, 62634, and 62656 only), Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Mason (zip codes 62532, 61567, 62617, 62633, 62655, and 62664 only), Massac, Menard (zip codes 62642, 62659, 62675, and 62688 only), Monroe, Montgomery (zip codes 62015, 62032, 62049, 62051, 62076, 62077, 62089, 62094, 62533 only), Morgan, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saint Clair, Saline, Sangamon, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson--these areas are serviced by the St. Louis, Missouri Field Office

Transportation

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From the Northwest:
Take the Kennedy Expressway east (Interstate 90) to the Chicago Loop.
Exit at Congress Expressway East.
Turn right onto Clark Street.
The building is on the right.

From North:
Take the Edens Expressway south (Interstate 94 east) to the Chicago Loop.
Interstate 94 will merge onto the Kennedy Expressway East.
Exit at Congress Expressway East.
Turn right onto Clark Street.
The building is on the right.

From North Lake Shore Drive:
Exit right onto East Jackson Drive.
Turn left onto South Columbus Drive.
Turn right onto West Congress Parkway.
Turn right onto Clark Street.
The building is on the right.

From West:
Take the Dwight D. Eisenhower east (Interstate 290)
Exit at Congress Expressway East.
Turn right onto Clark Street.
The building is on the right.

From South:
Take the Dan Ryan Expressway North (Interstate 94 west)
Interstate 94 will merge onto the Kennedy Expressway East.
Exit at Congress Expressway East.
Turn right onto Clark Street.
The building is on the right.

From South Lake Shore Drive:
Exit left onto East Jackson Boulevard.
Turn left onto South Columbus Drive.
Turn right onto Congress Parkway.
Turn right onto Clark Street.
The building is on the right.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Take the Blue Line Subway to the LaSalle Stop or take the # 22 bus to the Clark Street stop.  For additional directions by public transportation, contact the Chicago Transit Authority at 312-836-7000 or visit their website at: www.transitchicago.com.

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Parking & Accessibility

PARKING: There is parking available at city meters and public parking garages.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY: This office is handicapped accessible. Accommodations are made for individuals with disabilities who visit our offices.  If you need an accommodation, including a sign language interpreter, please give us advance notice, preferably two weeks prior to your appointment.  There is no charge for this service.

If you need to request special accommodations for a citizenship interview, you should complete the section on Form N-400, Application for Naturalization to request an accommodation.

If you need a special accommodation for an interview being conducted at 101 West Congress Parkway, send a letter requesting accommodations to:

Chicago Field Office
101 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605.
ATTENTION: Branch Chief

If you need a sign language interpreter, you may notify the appropriate section at the address indicated above or you may call our TTY phone at 312-239-5960. Please contact the office as soon as possible.

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.

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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 in person, you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment on our website.

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.

Visiting the Office

In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Services Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.  INFOPASS appointments are scheduled daily 7:30am to 3:30pm, except on Wednesday's when they are scheduled 7:30am to 12:00pm.

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Attorney or Representative Procedures

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

Naturalization Ceremonies

The Chicago Field Office conducts Judicial Ceremonies approximately twice per week and usually conducts three Administrative Ceremonies per week.  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
  • Food or Beverages (except for medical reasons)

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/16/2012