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NEW: USCIS Filing Procedure Changes for German Residents and Family Members

USCIS permanently closed its Frankfurt Field Office on January 31, 2020, which offered fast-track filing options for US citizens and their families living in Germany.

Effective February 1, 2020, USCIS applications must now be filed with the following offices in the US, which have significantly longer processing times:

  • I-130 Green Card Petitions for Family Members: These applications will no longer be processed in Frankfurt. US petitioners living abroad will need to file their applications with the USCIS lockbox in Dallas or online using the USCIS website. Adomat Immigration strongly recommends against filing these applications online because of frequent glitches in the USCIS website.

  • N-400 Naturalization, N-600 Citizenship Certificate or N-600K Citizenship and Certificate of Citizenship Applications: These applications will no longer be processed in Frankfurt. Applicants must file these forms with the appropriate USCIS lockbox facility in the US.

US military service members and their families will be eligible to file their I-130 petitions with the US Consulate General in Frankfurt for processing while stationed permanently at a US military base in Germany. In addition, US military members and their families will be able to file their N-400, Form N-600 and Form N-600K applications with the Washington Field Office in Fairfax, Virginia.

If you have questions regarding the recent processing changes, please contact Ayla Adomat at ayla@adomatimmigration for more information.

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