District of Columbia - Washington District Office


Field Office Director: Kimberly Zanotti
District Director: Sarah Taylor
Northeast Region


Service Area:

District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. This office is responsible for processing most immigration benefit applications (such as legal residence and naturalization), and enforcing US immigration law, for the entire state of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The Norfolk, VA Sub Office has jurisdiction for the counties located in the southeastern area of Virginia. The area includes Tidewater, Chesapeake, and Southside, Virginia.

Where Are We?

Mailing Address:
Washington District Office
2675 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
Street Address:
Washington District Office
2675 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
How to Find Us:
We are located close to Gallows Road, only two blocks from the Dunn Loring Metro Station.


Visiting Our Office:

Public Hours:

The Washington, DC District Office is open to the public from 8:00AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. However, the Information Unit CLOSES every Thursday at 11:00am. On these Thursdays, there are no afternoon INFOPASS appointments. Our office closes in observance of all Federal holidays.

Paying Fees:

Please note that this office does not accept cash. Fees must be paid by certified check or money order. You may also pay with a personal check, presenting photo identification issued by the state or U.S. Government.

Contacting Us

Orphan Petitions:

Processing and adjudication of Orphan Petitions and Advance Processing Applications continues to be one of the top priorities for USCIS. Each local office has an officer dedicated to the processing of orphan petitions. If you have already filed a Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative and/or a Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, and you have an emergent need to speak with the adoption officer at this office please send an email to wasadoption@dhs.gov. The adoption officer will respond to your inquiry within 2 business days.

This email address is intended for use only by those who have a pending or approved Form I-600 or I-600A. To receive a response to an inquiry about a Form I-600 or I-600A, 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 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 here on our website or call the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283.


If you wish to make a complaint of misconduct against a USCIS employee, please write to:

Assistant Chief
Internal Security and Investigative Operations, USCIS
111 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Ste 7000
Washington, DC 20529



Immigration Court:

For information about a matter in an Immigration Court (administered by the United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review - EOIR), visit their website or call their electronic information system at 1 (800) 898-7180. This system operates in English and Spanish. You will need your A-Number to get information on your case. This telephonic information system can give you information about your: next hearing date, time and location; elapsed time and status of the clock for asylum cases; Immigration Judge decision information; case appeal information, including appeal due date, brief due date, date forwarded to the BIA, and BIA decision and decision date.


Facilities for photographs are available in the immediate area for a reasonable fee.

Employment Authorization Documents (EADs):

In applying for an EAD, please follow the directions which pertain to your individual category on the EAD application (Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization). Applicants must follow the instructions attached to Form I-765 to ensure that the application is filed correctly with the office or Service Center for processing.

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