Minnesota - St. Paul Field Office

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Field Office Director: Leslie Tritten
 District Director: David Douglas
Central Region

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250 Marquette Avenue
Suite 710
Minneapolis, MN 55401
250 Marquette Avenue
Suite 710
Minneapolis, MN 55401
250 Marquette Avenue
Suite 710
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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 states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. This office also serves the following counties in western Wisconsin: Ashland, Adams, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Iron, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lincoln, Madeline Island, Marathon, Monroe, Oneida, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Saint Croix, Sawyer, Taylor, Trempeleau, Vernon, Vilas, Washburn, and Wood.

Transportation

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From the South:

Take I-35W North toward downtown.
Use the left two lanes to keep left at the fork and follow signs for downtown/I-94W.
Use the left two lanes to continue on MN-65.
Take the 11th Street/E. Grant Street ramp, follow to 11th Street.
Turn right onto Marquette Avenue.

From the North:

Take I-35W South toward downtown to the Washington Avenue exit.
Turn right onto Washington Avenue (exit 17C).
Turn left onto 4th Avenue S./MN-65.
Take the first right onto S. 3rd Street.

From the West (via I-94):

Take I-94E to 4th Street (exit 230) toward MN-55 W/7th Street N.
Follow 4th Street to Marquette Avenue.
Turn left at Marquette Avenue and go up one block.

From the West (via I-394):

Take I-394E to 4th Street (exit 230).
Follow 4th Street to Marquette Avenue.
Turn left at Marquette Avenue and go up one block.

From the East:

Take I-94W to 11th Street (exit 233A).
Merge into 11th Street.
Follow 11th Street to Marquette Avenue.
Turn right and go up eight blocks.


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Light rail directions:

From the airport or Mall of America on the blue/green line

Exit at the Nicollet Mall Station on corner of 5th Street and Marquette Avenue. Walk north 1.5 blocks on Marquette Avenue to our building.

Bus directions:

Visit metrotransit.org for public transit options, including bus routes that service this address.

Parking & Accessibility

Parking is available in the Marquette Plaza underground parking facility, which is accessible on 3rd Street between Marquette Avenue and Nicollet Mall. Surface and street parking are also available and bike parking is available by request.

For more information, go to ci.minneapolis.mn.us/parking.

This office is handicapped accessible.

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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.

 

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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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. Kiosks are available in our lobby for you to make an INFOPASS appointment.

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 St. Paul Field Office conducts Judicial Ceremonies throughout the year in accordance with the court calendar.  Same-day administrative ceremonies are conducted for western Wisconsin residents on a monthly basis.

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:

  • Scissors, Razors, and Other Sharp Objects
  • Flammable Liquids

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