Poll: Which USCIS Office Is Best for a 319(b) Expeditious Naturalization Interview?

One of the advantages of expeditious naturalization under section 319(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act is that an applicant can choose the USCIS office where their interview will be held.

(For background information about expeditious naturalization under section 319(b), see here).

Poll:

Please use the comments section below to explain your reasons for which office is best. Consider such factors as whether:

  • processing times are acceptable
  • travel is convenient
  • the oath ceremony can be scheduled the same day as the interview or the next day
  • the office is flexible in scheduling interviews
  • the office provides an email address for applicants to ask questions
  • the officers have expertise in 319(b) issues. (The U.S. State Department tells employees’ spouses that choosing an office that rarely handles 319(b) cases may cause delays).

Results:

Which USCIS office is best for an interview for expeditious naturalization under section 319(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act?
Agana, Guam
3%
3
Albany, NY
4%
4
Albuquerque, NM
1%
1
Anchorage, AK
1%
1
Atlanta, GA
1%
1
Baltimore, MD
0%
0
Boise, ID
2%
2
Boston, MA
2%
2
Brooklyn, NY
1%
1
Buffalo, NY
2%
2
Charleston, SC
1%
1
Charlotte Amalie, VI
0%
0
Charlotte, NC
0%
0
Chicago, IL
3%
3
Christiansted, VI
1%
1
Cincinnati, OH
1%
1
Cleveland, OH
2%
2
Columbus, OH
0%
0
Dallas, TX
2%
2
Denver, CO
1%
1
Des Moines, IA
0%
0
Detroit, MI
0%
0
El Paso, TX
0%
0
Fort Myers, FL
2%
2
Fort Smith, AR
0%
0
Fresno, CA
1%
1
Greer, SC
0%
0
Harlingen, TX
0%
0
Hartford, CT
1%
1
Helena, MT
0%
0
Hialeah, FL
0%
0
Honolulu, HI
5%
5
Houston, TX
2%
2
Imperial, CA
1%
1
Indianapolis, IN
0%
0
Jacksonville, FL
0%
0
Kansas City, MO
0%
0
Kendall, FL
0%
0
Las Vegas, NV
1%
1
Lawrence, MA
2%
2
Long Island, NY
0%
0
Los Angeles, CA
3%
3
Louisville, KY
0%
0
Manchester, NH
1%
1
Memphis, TN
1%
1
Miami, FL
2%
2
Mikwaukee, WI
0%
0
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
1%
1
Montgomery, AL
3%
3
Mount Laurel, NJ
2%
2
Nashville, TN
1%
1
New Orleans, LA
0%
0
New York City, NY
3%
3
Newark, NJ
0%
0
Norfolk, VA
1%
1
Oakland Park, FL
1%
1
Oklahomas City, OK
1%
1
Omaha, NE
0%
0
Orlando, FL
0%
0
Philadelphia, PA
1%
1
Phoenix, AZ
2%
2
Pittsburgh, PA
2%
2
Portland, ME
0%
0
Portland, OR
1%
1
Providence, RI
1%
1
Queens, NY
0%
0
Raleigh, NC
1%
1
Reno, NV
0%
0
Sacramento, CA
1%
1
Saint Albans, VT
0%
0
Salt Lake City, UT
0%
0
San Antonio, TX
1%
1
San Bernardino, CA
3%
3
San Diego, CA
2%
2
San Fernando Valley, CA
1%
1
San Francisco, CA
4%
4
San Jose, CA
0%
0
San Juan, PR
0%
0
Santa Ana, CA
0%
0
Seattle, WA
3%
3
Spokane, WA
1%
1
St. Louis, MO
0%
0
Tampa, FL
1%
1
Tucson, AZ
1%
1
Washington, DC
3%
3
West Palm Beach, FL
1%
1
Wichita, KS
0%
0
Yakima, WA
0%
0

2 comments

  1. Washington, DC:

    Processing times are now 11.5 to 14.5 months. Ugh!

    Travel to/from many international locations is convenient. Many spouses of military and State Department personnel posted abroad apply here.

    The oath ceremony can be scheduled the same day as the interview or the next day.

    The office is flexible in scheduling interviews: they will email applicants a list of potential interview dates to choose from..

    An officer will be assigned to the 319(b) track on a rotating basis. Such officers tend to have a good grasp of related issues.

    The office provides an email address for applicants to ask questions.

  2. Agana, Guam:

    * processing times: currently 11.5-17 months.
    * travel is convenient for many applicants living in Asia
    * the oath ceremony can often be scheduled the same day as the interview
    * unlike Washington DC, the office will not give applicants a list of interview dates to choose from
    * the office provides an email address for applicants to ask questions
    * the officers have expertise in 319(b) issues.

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