Austria - USCIS Vienna Field Office

USCIS Closed its Office in Vienna on December 31
The last day the office was open to the public was November 30

 

USCIS permanently closed its field office in Vienna, Austria, on Dec. 31, 2015. This office is no longer open to the public. The USCIS field offices in Frankfurt, Rome and Athens will assume Vienna’s former jurisdiction, which includes Austria, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The U.S. Embassy in Vienna will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in Austria.

The new jurisdictional breakdown for countries in USCIS Vienna’s former jurisdiction will be as follows:

If you are in:

You will be in the following USCIS field office’s jurisdiction as of Jan. 1, 2016:

Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia

USCIS Frankfurt Field Office

Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia

USCIS Rome Field Office

Albania, Bulgaria, Romania

USCIS Athens Field Office

Beginning on Dec. 1, 2015, individuals who live in Austria, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, or Slovenia must follow these filing instructions:

Service/Form

Filing Instructions

Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

File your petition by mail with the lockbox facility in Chicago. You can find additional filing information on the Form I-130 Web page.

USCIS may authorize the Department of State to accept a petition filed with a U.S. Embassy in some limited circumstances.

Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status

Form I-407 may be submitted by mail to the appropriate USCIS field office according to the jurisdictional table above. In addition, the U.S. Embassy Consular Section in the country in which you reside will assume responsibility for the processing of in-person applications.

Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative

The U.S. Embassy Vienna Consular Section will process petitions filed in Austria. You can find additional filing options on the Form I-600 Web page.

Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition

If you are a prospective adoptive parent living abroad, you may file Form I-600A with the USCIS office with jurisdiction over the country in which you reside. For additional information, see the appropriate USCIS field office website according to the jurisdictional table above.

Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition

All petitions must be filed with either the Nebraska or Texas Service Center depending on where the petitioner lives in the United States.

For beneficiary interviews/processing, contact the U.S. Embassy Consular Section in the country where the beneficiary resides.

Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

The filing location depends on the immigration benefit you are seeking. Please see the Form I-601Web page for important filing information.

Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal

The filing location depends on the immigration benefit you are seeking. Please see the Form I-212 Web page for important filing information.

Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

If you are a member of the U.S. military and are stationed overseas, you and your spouse may file with the USCIS office with jurisdiction over the country in which you reside. For additional information, see the appropriate USCIS field office website according to the jurisdictional table above.

Effective immediately, if you live in USCIS Vienna’s jurisdiction you must follow these instructions if you need to request a boarding foil because your Permanent Resident Card has been lost or stolen:

Service/Form

Filing Instructions

Form I-551, Boarding Foil for those with Lost or Stolen Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

Contact the U.S. Embassy consular section with jurisdiction over the location where you are traveling.

General information about the U.S. Embassy in Vienna is available on the Embassy website. You may also contact the Embassy by calling 011 (43-1) 31339-0 or by mailing:

American Embassy Austria
Boltzmanngasse 16
1090 Vienna
Austria

For more information on the services USCIS provides, please contact the appropriate USCIS field office in Frankfurt, Rome or Athens, according to the jurisdictional assignments noted in the chart above.

You can find contact information for USCIS Frankfurt, USCIS Rome and USCIS Athens on the USCIS website.

For more information on USCIS and its programs, visit www.uscis.gov.

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