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New Jersey - Newark Field Office

***ALERT: Offices & ASCs CLOSING at 11am today Thursday March 5, 2015.***

The Newark Field Office and ASCs located in Elizabeth & Hackensack are closing at 11am today March 5th due to inclement weather.  All affected interviews and appointments will be rescheduled.


Field Office Director: Randi Borgen
District Director: John Thompson
Northeast Region

Physical AddressMailing AddressExpress Mail

Peter Rodino Federal Building
970 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Peter Rodino Federal Building
970 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Peter Rodino Federal Building
970 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

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 Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.



From Interstate 280:
Take Exit 15 to downtown Newark.
Head West to Broad Street and turn left onto Broad Street.

From the New Jersey Turnpike from the North or South:
Take Exit 14A (Newark International Airport) and follow signs for Route 21-Newark and Broad Street.

From Interstate 78:
Take Exit 57 (Route 21-Newark) and follow signs for Broad Street.


The office is within a reasonable walking distance of Newark Penn Station which is accessible by most New Jersey Transit trains. The office is also accessible by the following New Jersey Transit bus lines: 13, 24, 27, 39, 59, 62 and 70.

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Parking & Accessibility

PARKING: There are several pay per hour parking lots located within one to three blocks of the office.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY: This office is handicapped accessible.

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.


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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 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, and you must bring a signed Form G-28.

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Naturalization Ceremonies

The Newark Field Office conducts same-day Judicial Ceremonies on a daily basis and rarely conducts Administrative Ceremonies.  Applicants whose applications are approved may be eligible for a same day oath ceremony.  It may take several hours from the scheduled appointment time until the time the ceremony is conducted.

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:

  • Cameras (including cell phones with cameras, except at Naturalization Ceremonies)
  • Recording Devices (including cell phones with recording capabilities)
  • Food or Beverages
  • Animals (other than service animals)

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/05/2015