Rhode Island - Providence Field Office

USCIS Offices Temporarily Closed to the Public

As of March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has suspended routine in-person services until at least April 1 to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). USCIS staff will continue to perform duties that do not involve contact with the public. However, USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations. To schedule an emergency appointment contact the USCIS Contact Center.

USCIS domestic field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies impacted by this closure. USCIS asylum offices will send interview cancellation notices and automatically reschedule asylum interviews. When the interview is rescheduled, asylum applicants will receive a new interview notice with the new time, date and location for the interview. When USCIS again resumes normal operations, USCIS will automatically reschedule Application Support Center appointments due to the office closure. You will receive a new appointment letter in the mail. Individuals who had InfoPass or other appointments at the field office must reschedule through the USCIS Contact Center, once field offices reopen to the public. Please check the USCIS Field Offices page to see if your field office has reopened before reaching out to the USCIS Contact Center.

Education and precautions are the strongest tools against infection. Get the latest facts by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 website. Continue to practice good health habits, refrain from handshakes or hugs as greetings, and wash hands and clean surfaces appropriately.

USCIS will provide further updates as the situation develops and will continue to follow CDC guidance. Please visit uscis.gov/coronavirus for more information.

Office Address: 1543 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
Do not send completed forms or documentation to this address. You must send your documentation to the address listed on your form. See Filing Information below.

Office Days/Hours:

Monday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Field Office Director: Adam Bergeron
District Director: Denis Riordan
Northeast Region

Service Area

This office serves the state of Rhode Island.

Parking and Accessibility

This office is accessible to people with disabilities.

There is free parking at the office. View a map of nearby parking lots.

For directions by car or public transportation, click the office address link at the top of this page.

Avoid Immigration Scams

Many people offer help with immigration services. Unfortunately, not all are authorized to do so. While many of these unauthorized practitioners mean well, many of them are out to scam you. This is against the law and may be considered an immigration services scam. Learn more about avoiding immigration scams and how to protect yourself.

Filing Information

Follow the instructions on the form(s) that you are filing.

Field Office Services

Field Offices handle a variety of functions, many of which you can complete online. We suggest you Ask Emma for more details about what you want to accomplish. Many times, you can complete your task via the Internet. For example, you can get Green Card help, Employment Authorization Documentation assistance, Adoptions or Citizenship information, or download forms.

Attorney or Representative Procedures

If you are an attorney, you must make an appointment with the office that has jurisdiction over your client’s residential address. You must make a separate appointment for each client you wish to discuss. 

Becoming an Accredited Representative

If you are not an attorney and wish to provide the public with immigration services, you must be authorized by the Department of Justice (DOJ)'s Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP). More information is available on how an organization can apply for recognition and accreditation at the District Office.

Prohibited Items

Federal law prohibits weapons like firearms, knives, pepper spray and ammunition at any USCIS facility. Even if you have a permit for a firearm, you cannot bring it to a USCIS building. Please check your purse, briefcase, or bag and remove and safely store these items before your visit. Violators may be subject to fine and/or imprisonment. Please see Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart C for more information.  

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