Appointments: You must have an INFOPASS appointment to see an officer in Frankfurt.
Walk-ins: We do not accept walk in appointments unless the situation is an emergency. Normal requests, such as application filings, status inquiries and requests for transportation letters are not considered emergency requests.
Important Security Announcement
Please do not bring mobile phones or any electronic devices, such as Blackberries, iPods, or PDAs as they are not allowed within the Consulate. We also strongly advise that you do not bring strollers, large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages to the interview as there are no storage facilities on the grounds of our facilities. Applicants who do not follow these instructions will experience considerable delays at the security check point. We do not accept walk in appointments unless the situation is an emergency. Normal requests, such as application filings, status inquiries and requests for transportation letters are not considered emergency requests. Appointments are available through an online appointment system. Please see the links below to schedule an appointment.
By Subway: From the main train station (Hauptbahnhof), take the ''U'' Bahn U5 to the Giessener Strasse stop. Turn right down Giessener Strasse and the Consulate is on the left.
Parking & Handicap Accessibility: Parking is extremely limited. Accessibility for individuals with special needs is available.
Fees for applications and petitions are listed on the Forms section of the USCIS website. The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to this office must be paid in Euros or U.S. dollars, money orders, cashier's checks, or Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover. Personal checks or Eurochecks are not accepted. Please do not send cash.
We strive to provide quality service to our customers. If we have not lived up to this commitment, or if we have met or exceeded your expectations, please let us know. To comment on the services provided at this office, please write to the Field Office Director at the address given above, or to the:
Mailing Address from the United States:
District Director U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services United States Embassy Unit 9500 Box 37 DPO AE 09624-0037
Mailing Address from Outside the United States and Express Mail:
District Director U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Via Sallustiana 49 00187 Roma, Italy
If you feel you were mistreated by a U.S. immigration employee, or wish to make a complaint of misconduct by a U.S. immigration employee, you may write to the District Director, or write directly to the:
Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Attn: Chief, International Operations Division 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 3300 Washington, DC 20529-2100
Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website and the Embassy Website.
You should submit your Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status, in person or by mail if you wish to abandon your lawful permanent resident status.
If you wish to abandon your permanent resident status and give up your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) in person, please see the section above, Visiting the Office in Person, for information on making an appointment and office hours. If you wish to submit a Form I-407 by mail, please use the mailing address listed above and include your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), if available.
Information on international adoptions may be found at the Department of State website and in the Adoption section of the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
The applicant may contact the Frankfurt office either by telephone or fax to discuss the required forms, pre-adoption requirements, and the time range the adopting parents will be in Germany for the adoption. Appointments for filing the I-600 are given to accommodate the adopting parents. In countries that are under the Frankfurt office's jurisdiction but are outside of Germany, Forms I-600s are filed at the U.S. Consulate in the respective country. Form I-600A, Application for Advance Orphan Petition, can be filed in person or by mail with the Frankfurt office.
U.S citizens or U.S. lawful permanent residents, who reside locally in Germany, may file Form I-130 by coming to the office with an INFOPASS appointment or by mail. Normal processing time is 60 to 90 days. Petitions that are commonly filed at the Frankfurt Field Office are for: 1) spouses or children of U.S. citizens, 2) spouses or children of lawful permanent residents in the U.S. military; 3) parents of U.S. citizens.
You may file in Frankfurt if you are:
A military or civilian members of the U.S. Armed Forces with orders stationing you in Germany
A U.S. Citizen that resides in Germany. You must be able to product a residency permit for Germany.
The filing fee can be paid in U.S. or Euros currency (see the acceptable forms of payment above).
USCIS offices overseas are only authorized to process applications for naturalization for active duty military members and certain eligible family members. Please note that N-400 applications for military members and spouse should not be filed directly with the Frankfurt USCIS office. See the Citizenship section of the USCIS Website which can be found to your right under Related Links for Naturalization eligibility criteria and the proper filing procedures.
Form I-131 Parole
The Frankfurt Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for Humanitarian Parole by submitting their applications to: USCIS Dallas Lockbox For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries: USCIS PO Box 660865 Dallas, TX. 75266
For Express mail and courier deliveries: USCIS Attn: HP 2501 S. State Hwy 121, Business Suite 400 Lewisville, TX 75067
Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131.
Form I-131 Re-entry
The Frankfurt Field Office does not issue or extend Re-Entry Permits. Instructions on how to obtain or replace a Re-Entry Permit are found in the How Do I Get A Travel Document section of the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
We are unable to directly receive refugee resettlement applications. You may wish to consult with one of the voluntary agencies such as Raphaelswerk, Diakonischeswerk, Caritas or the International Office of Migration. However, the Frankfurt Field Office may only accept applications based on a referral from the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) or a U.S. Embassy or Consular official.
For general information and processing criteria please see Department of State website and the Refugee section on the USCIS Website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
Filing Form I-601 and I-212 from Abroad
If you are abroad and otherwise approved to immigrate to the United States, but a Department of State Consular Officer found you ineligible to enter because of one or more grounds of inadmissibility for which a waiver may be available, you may apply for a waiver by filing Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility.
Waiver applications and supporting evidence should be mailed directly to the USCIS Lockbox. You may find the address for the appropriate USCIS Lockbox in the form instructions, as well as in the USCIS website at:
If you are sending your application to the USCIS Lockbox and believe you have extraordinary circumstances that are time-sensitive and compelling, you may attach a written request to have your application expedited at the time of filing.
If you have already submitted your application to the Lockbox, you can make an expedite request by either contacting the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) directly by email, or by calling the USCIS National Customer Service Center.
For information on how to contact the NSC and our National Customer Service Center, please visit the Contact Us page on the USCIS website.
If you filed a Form I-601 with this office on or before June 4, 2012, and it is still pending, you may request that the USCIS office expedite adjudication of your application when there are extraordinary circumstances that are time-sensitive, compelling, and would require you to be in the U.S. sooner than would be possible if your application was processed under a normal time frame. A strong desire to immigrate to the United States as soon as possible is not by itself “extraordinary.”
You must deliver a written request to expedite adjudication to the USCIS Field Office Director. You must also provide evidence of the extraordinary and compelling circumstance.
If your request to expedite the adjudication of an I-601 waiver is approved, the USCIS office will notify you within 15 days of receipt of your request. If you do not receive a response within 15 days, then it is very likely that your request has been denied.
Please be aware that approval to expedite adjudication of an I-601 waiver application does not guarantee that you will be approved, but only that consideration and adjudication of the I-601 waiver application will be expeditiously handled. If additional evidence is required, the adjudication of your application may be delayed. You will receive a Request for Evidence if additional evidence is needed. If your request for expedited processing is denied, your waiver will be adjudicated within normal processing times.
Transportation Boarding Letters
The USCIS Field Office in Frankfurt does not issue transportation letters for immigrants with lost or stolen permanent residence cards. Persons in such situations must contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Frankfurt at firstname.lastname@example.org, in order to receive instructions on how to apply for a transportation letter with CBP.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS Frankfurt takes fingerprints for persons who are residents of Germany and who are:
Active-duty members of the military or their spouses who are applicants for naturalization;
Spouses of U.S. government employees serving overseas and other applicants for expedited naturalization residing overseas;
Prospective adoptive parents who are filing from overseas; or
Applicants for Refugee Travel Documents.
Limited fingerprinting services may also be available to overseas applicants filing for U.S. immigration benefits who present an appropriate letter from a domestic USCIS office stating that fingerprints are required, or in compelling circumstances. Please contact our office for additional information.