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Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Field Office

Field Office Director: Valerie Tobias
District Director (Acting): Joseph A. Cardinale
Northeast Region

Physical AddressMailing AddressExpress Mail

Penn Center East, Building 7
777 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Penn Center East, Building 7
777 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Penn Center East, Building 7
777 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

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 West Virginia and the following counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Elk, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, Washington, and Westmoreland.

Transportation

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From the North:

I-79 S toward Pittsburgh.
Take Interstate 279 to downtown Pittsburgh.
Merge onto I-579 S via EXIT 2A toward Veterans Bridge.
Merge onto Blvd of the Allies/PA-885 toward I-376 E/Oakland/Monroeville.

Merge onto I-376 E/US-22 E/Parkway East toward Monroeville.
Take the US-22 Bus exit, EXIT 80, toward Monroeville.

Stay straight to go onto US-22 Bus E/William Penn Hwy.

Turn right onto Penn Center Blvd.
777 PENN CENTER BLVD; BLDG 7 is at the end of the road on the right.

From the East:
William Penn Hwy/US-22 W. Continue to follow William Penn Hwy.
Turn left onto Penn Center Blvd.
777 PENN CENTER BLVD; BLDG 7 is at the end of the road on the right.

From the South Hills:
Start out going northeast on W Liberty Ave/US-19 Trk N

Turn left onto Potomac Ave.

Turn right onto Banksville Rd/US-19 N. Continue to follow US-19 N.
Stay straight to go onto I-376 E/US-30 E/US-22 E/US-19 Trk N/Parkway West/Penn Lincoln Pkwy E/Fort Pitt Tunnels. Continue to follow I-376 E/US-30 E/US-22 E/US-19 Trk N/Parkway West/Penn Lincoln Pkwy E.

Keep right to take I-376 E/US-22 E/Parkway East toward Monroeville.
Take the US-22 Bus exit, EXIT 80, toward Monroeville.

Stay straight to go onto US-22 Bus E/William Penn Hwy.

Turn right onto Penn Center Blvd.
777 PENN CENTER BLVD; BLDG 7 is at the end of the road on the right.

From the West:

Start out going northeast on Steubenville Pike/PA-60 toward Sunset Dr.

Merge onto I-79 S toward Washington.
Merge onto I-376 E/US-30 E/US-22 E/Parkway West/Penn Lincoln Pkwy E via EXIT 59A toward Pittsburgh

Keep right to take I-376 E/US-22 E/Parkway East toward Monroeville.

Take the US-22 Bus exit, EXIT 80, toward Monroeville.

Stay straight to go onto US-22 Bus E/William Penn Hwy.

Turn right onto Penn Center Blvd.
777 PENN CENTER BLVD; BLDG 7 is at the end of the road on the right.

PUBLIC TRANPORTATION::

Use the Port Authority Transit Services. http://www.portauthority.org/paac/default.aspx
For more information on city buses and available routes call Customer Service: (412) 442-2000.  For information on the Greyhound Bus lines, call Main: (412) 392-6514 or Customer Service: (412) 392-6504.

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Parking & Accessibility

PARKING: There is public parking in the area 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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Temporary Evidence of Permanent Residence Status

In instances where you have an emergent need for proof of permanent residence status, you may be permitted to request temporary evidence of your Permanent Residence Status. 

If you have an emergent need for proof of permanent resident status and…

  • Your adjustment of status has been approved and you have not received your Permanent Resident Card
  • Your Permanent Resident Card has expired, you have filed a Form I-90, Application to Replace
  • Your Permanent Resident Card, and your extension sticker has expired
  • Your Permanent Resident Card has expired, you have filed a Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, and you have not yet received an appointment to obtain an extension sticker
  • Your Permanent Resident Card has expired and you have filed a Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

You may visit this office in person in order to request temporary evidence of Permanent Residence Status.  In order to visit our office in person, you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment on our website.

Remember to bring the following items, to the office, for your appointment:

  • Your Permanent Residence approval letter (Form I-797), receipt notice for Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, or receipt notice for Form N-400
  • Evidence documenting your emergency
  • Your valid passport
     

*If you do not have a valid passport, bring 3 passport-style photos with you.

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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, 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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Adoption of Orphans

The processing and adjudication of Orphan Petitions and Advance Processing of Orphan Petitions is one of the top priorities for USCIS. The National Benefits Center (NBC) has an Orphan Team dedicated to processing orphan petitions/applications. If you have already filed a Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative or Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country and you have an emergency need to speak with the adoption officer at this office please send an email to NBC.adoptions@dhs.gov. The adoption officer will respond to your inquiry within 2 business days.

This email address is intended for use only by customers who have a pending or approved Form I-600, I-600A, I-800 or I-800A. To receive a response to an inquiry about a Form I-600, I-600A, I-800 or I-800A the sender must be the petitioner or his/her legal representative (such as an attorney). If you are the legal representative, you must already have a Form G-28 on file. When sending an email to this address you must provide the following information:

  • The petitioner's name,
  • The petitioner's date of birth,
  • The petitioner's country of birth,
  • The receipt number of the Form I-600 or I-600A (if any),
  • The alien registration number (A-Number) associated with the case (if any), and
  • The name of the child to be adopted (if known)

General information about orphan adoptions is available under the Adoption section on the USCIS website or by calling USCIS Customer Service at 1-800-375-5283.

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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 Pittsburgh Field Office conducts both Administrative and Judicial 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:

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

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 02/10/2015