USCIS introduces new Online Form to Request In-Person Appointments at Local Field Offices

Posted on Aug 24, 2023

On August 21, 2023, USCIS announced that it had launched an online form for individuals, attorneys, and accredited representatives to make requests for in-person appointments at their local USCIS field office.  This is a change from the previous procedure which only allowed appointments to be scheduled by calling the USCIS Contact Center. 

You can access the online appointment request form HERE.

Appointments may be requested by individuals and legal representatives in order to obtain a variety of services and benefits, including but not limited to ADIT stamps (I-551 stamp), Emergency Advance Parole, and Immigration Judge Grants.  Note that this is not a self-scheduling tool and you will not be able to schedule the appointment and pick the date and time yourself.  Rather, it is a tool that will allow you to make a request for an appointment, after which USCIS will respond to you with a confirmed appointment date and time.  While you may request a specific appointment date and time, USCIS will not guarantee that your requested time will be scheduled.

USCIS expects that the new online appointment request form will enhance overall customer experience by allowing for the collection of required information in advance and will therefore streamline and expedite the appointment process.  Note that if you use this service, the USCIS Contact Center may need to contact you either by phone or email to collect additional information regarding your request.  Thus, if you use this service, you should make sure that you provide a working phone number and an email address that you actively monitor.

You can visit for more information on the online appointment request form.

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