75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
San Francisco Asylum Office
San Francisco, CA 94107
The public email address is: SanFranciscoAsylum@uscis.dhs.gov
The public phone numbers are: 415-575-1300, 415-865-3587 and 415-865-3586
The public fax number is: 415-575-1393
If you have an application for asylum or NACARA 203 pending, you may submit additional evidence by email, fax or regular mail.
USCIS does not recommend that you email us sensitive personally identifiable information, such as your Social Security Number, or your immigration "A-Number" unless in an encrypted or password-protected attachment. You should not include private information in the email's subject line.
Documents drop-off: You may drop off documents Fridays 9:00 - 12:00 on the first floor of the building through the sliding glass doors to the right, just after the guard station.
This Asylum Office serves the following states: Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
The office serves the following counties in the state of California: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba.
The office serves the following counties in the state of Nevada: Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey, Wash, White Pine.
Monday: By appointment only
Tuesday: By appointment only
Wednesday: By appointment only
Thursday: By appointment only
Friday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM (Walk-in hours); otherwise by appointment only
PARKING: Public parking is available in parking lots near the office. The costs vary.
ACCESSIBILITY: This office is accessible to people with disabilities.
From the South Bay:
Take 101 North to Interstate-80.
Exit Bryant Street to the left onto 2nd Street.
Take a left onto Howard Street.
Turn left onto Hawthorne.
From the East Bay:
Take Interstate-80 West.
Take the Exit to Fremont Street in San Francisco.
Take a left onto Howard Street.
Turn left onto Hawthorne Street.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Public Transportation is available using the Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart), San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), Samtrans and the Golden Gate Transit System.
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Asylum applications are not filed at asylum offices. Please file your Form I-589 as instructed in the "Where to File" folder here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-589.
NACARA 203 applications are not filed at asylum offices. Please file your Form I-881 as instructed in the "Where to File" folder here:https://www.uscis.gov/i-881.
If you have an asylum application pending with us, you can check your case status online. All you need is the receipt number that we mailed you after you filed your application. Start here:
If you believe there is a problem with an application that you filed, you have moved, or you are in need of other services, the USCIS Contact Center offers a variety of services. You may call the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283 (if you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: TTY 800-767-1833) during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. You may use, also, any of the online Self Service tools that we offer: go to www.uscis.gov and click on TOOLS.
Please note that asylum offices do not directly provide Case Service assistance related to the status of specific applications or other associated services by telephone because of confidentiality concerns. You can go to www.uscis.gov/casestatus- all you need is the receipt number that we mailed you after you filed your application.
For current information on how USCIS schedules and prioritizes asylum interviews, please visit: www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum/asylum /affirmative-asylum-interview-scheduling
For information on a variety of issues concerning applications for asylum and for suspension of deportation or special rule cancellation of removal under NACARA 203, including alerts, go to: www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum/asylum
If you need to update your mailing address, you can do so by calling the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283 (if you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: TTY 800-767-1833) or visit: www.uscis.gov/ar-11
To request an interview accommodation with this office, call USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283 (if you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: TTY 800-767-1833). For more detailed information and updates including "How to request an accommodation", please visit www.uscis.gov/tools/disability-accommodations-public
An accommodation is a change in a USCIS practice or procedure that allows a qualified individual with a disability to participate in our programs and activities and access our benefits. An accommodation does not exempt you from a USCIS requirement, but instead modifies how you meet it. Accommodations may vary depending on your disability and needs, and what can be provided.