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Maine - Portland Field Office

Field Office Director: Sally Blauvelt
District Director: Denis Riordan
Northeast Region

Physical AddressMailing AddressExpress Mail
176 Gannett Drive
South Portland, ME 04106
176 Gannett Drive
South Portland, ME 04106
176 Gannett Drive
South Portland, ME 04106


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 State of Maine.



Take Interstate 95/Maine Turnpike.
Get off at Exit 45 (formally Exit 7).
As you pass thru the toll plaza, bear right towards Maine Mall Road.
At the first intersection, turn left.
At the second traffic light, turn right onto Cummings Street.
Go straight on Cummings Street through one traffic light.
Take the first left onto Gannett Drive.
Go one quarter mile.
The USCIS building is on the left, just beyond the Kennebec Girl Scout Council Building.


The bus route for the office location is 24B Maine Mall via Community Center.  This bus is operated out of the city of South Portland and is wheel chair accessible.   For more information, please contact the City of South Portland bus service number at 207 767-5556.

Parking & Accessibility

PARKING: There is public parking available in the area of the office.

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.

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 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 Services 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 Portland Field Office conducts Judicial Ceremonies approximately 4-5 times per year. The Portland Field Office conducts Administrative Ceremonies approximately 2-3 times per month.  This office does conduct same-day naturalization ceremonies.

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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:

  • Unauthorized use or operation of Cameras (including cell phones with cameras)
  • Unauthorized use or operation of Recording Devices (including cell phones with recording capabilities)
  • Food or Beverages
  • Animals (other than service animals)

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/03/2011