Oregon - Portland Field Office
Field Office Director (Acting): Michael N. Hickman
This office serves the State of Oregon. This office also serves the following counties in Washington State: Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Wahkiakum. The Portland Field Office also serves the city of Bingen in Washington's Klickitat county.
From the North, take Interstate 5.
From the South, take Interstate 5.
From the East, take Interstate 84.
From the West, take US-26 E.
PARKING: There are parking meters on the street and pay parking lots available near the office.
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.
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. When you come to your scheduled INFOPASS appointment, you must bring the printout of your INFOPASS appointment and a photo ID with you.
The Information Counter is open Monday through Friday by INFOPASS appointment only (times vary).
This office is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Emergencies are handled on a case-by-case basis. If you need emergency services, please bring adequate evidence of the emergency with you. For information on expedite guidelines, please see the following http://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria.
If you do not have access to the internet, INFOPASS appointments may be scheduled using the INFOPASS kiosk located in the information lobby of the Portland Field Office.
The INFOPASS kiosk is available for use Monday through Friday from 6:45 a.m. until 4 p.m.
ATTORNEY or REPRESENTATIVE PROCEDURES:
If you are an attorney seeking case-specific information at this office, you must make an INFOPASS appointment and be prepared to present a G-28.
Attorney or Representative Procedures
If you are an attorney seeking information at this office, you must make an INFOPASS appointment to visit this office.
The Portland Field Office conducts Judicial Ceremonies once per month and Administrative regularly. This office does conduct same-day naturalization ceremonies.
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:
Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/18/2014