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Massachusetts - Boston Field Office

Field Office Director: Ken Sherman
District Director: Denis Riordan
Northeast Region

 Physical Address Mailing AddressExpress Mail
John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg.
15 New Sudbury St. 
Room E-160
Boston, MA 02203

 John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg.
15 New Sudbury St.     
Room E-160
Boston, MA 02203

John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg.
15 New Sudbury St.
Room E-160
Boston, MA 02203


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

  

Service Area

The Boston Field Office serves Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties.  This office serves the following towns in Middlesex County: Arlington, Ashland, Belmont, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Lexington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Natick, New Town, Newton, Norfolk, Sherborn, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Weston, Winchester, and Woburn.   The office serves the following towns in Essex County: Lynn (except zip code 01910), Marblehead, Nahant, Salem, Saugus, and Swampscott.

Transportation

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From the north or south, take Interstate 93.
Get off at the State Street exit.
Head west.
Turn right onto Cambridge Street.
The office is on New Sudbury Street.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Boston Field Office can be reached using the Mass Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) system. The closest stops are Government Center using the green and blue lines and Haymarket using the orange line. Also nearby is North Station which is the closest commuter rail station.  All schedules and fees can be obtained via www.mbta.com.

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Parking & Accessibility

PARKING: There is limited parking available near 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.

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 INFOPASSappointment, 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 Boston Field Office conducts approximately 37 Judicial Ceremonies per year. The Boston Field Office only conducts Administrative Ceremonies on special occasions.  This office conducts same-day Naturalization ceremonies only under special circumstances (e.g. military, applicant needing a special accommodation, etc.).

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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)
  • Animals (other than service animals)

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/18/2014