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USCIS to Close the Ciudad Juárez Field Office

USCIS will permanently close its field office in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, on June 30, 2019.  The last day the office will accept applications/petitions and be open to the public is May 30, 2019.  The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juárez will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in the Mexican states of Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Durango, Sinaloa, and Sonora (see table below).

Beginning on May 31, 2019, individuals who were previously assisted by the USCIS Ciudad Juárez Field Office must follow these filing instructions:


Filing Instructions

Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

File your petition by mail with the USCIS 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 (PDF, 61 KB).

Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant (for Widow(er) petitions only) 

If you are a widow(er) of a U.S. citizen, please see the Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant page for the most current filing instructions. 

You may file your Form I-360 at the U.S. embassy or consulate that has jurisdiction over the area where you live.

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

File your Form I-407 may be submitted by mail to the nearest USCIS international field office.  

In rare circumstances, a U.S. embassy or U.S. consulate may allow you to submit a Form I-407 in person if you need immediate proof that you have abandoned your lawful permanent resident status.

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

File your Form I-601 by mail with USCIS.  The filing location depends on the immigration benefit you are seeking.  To view a complete list of addresses, go to our Direct Filing Addresses page. 

Until May 30, 2019, the office hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The office is closed on Mexican and American holidays.  You can contact the office through email, phone, or mail.  If you have an emergency, you may visit our office between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

General information about the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juárez is available on the embassy website. You may also contact the consulate general by mailing:

U.S. Consulate General
Paseo de la Victoria #3650
Fracc. Partido Senecú
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico C.P. 32543

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For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the Department of State’s website.

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