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Germany - Frankfurt Field Office

Service Area

The Frankfurt Field Office has jurisdiction over U.S. immigration matters in the following countries: Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, and Belgium.

Street Address

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
US Consulate General
Giessener Strasse 30
60435 Frankfurt Germany

Mailing Address from the US

Field Office Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
c/o American Consulate General
PSC 115
DPO, AE 09213-0115


Mailing Address from Outside the US

Field Office Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
US Consulate General, Frankfurt
Giessener Strasse 30
60435 Frankfurt Germany

Express Mail Address

Field Office Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
US Consulate General, Frankfurt
Giessener Strasse 30
60435 Frankfurt Germany

Office Location

We are located in Frankfurt Nordend, adjacent to the Hauptfriedhof.

Hours of Operation

The office is open for appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The office is closed on German and American holidays.

Phone, Fax Numbers and E-mail

Phone

For General inquiries in German or English,
069-7535-2233

011 49-69-7535-2233
(from the United States).

Fax

For specific case inquiries,
069-741-0971 or

011 49-69-7535-2233
(from the United States).

Visiting the office in person

Appointments:

You must have an INFOPASS appointment to see an officer in Frankfurt.

Walk-ins:

We do not accept walk in appointments unless the situation is an emergency. Normal requests, such as application filings, status inquiries and requests for transportation letters are not considered emergency requests.

Important Security Announcement

Please note that mobile phones or any electronic devices, such as Blackberries, iPods, or PDAs are not allowed within the Consulate. Visitors are strongly advised that they do not bring strollers, large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages to the interview as there are no storage facilities. Applicants who do not follow these instructions will experience considerable delays at the security check point. Walk in appointments are not allowed unless the situation is an emergency. Normal requests, such as application filings, status inquiries and requests for transportation letters are not considered emergency requests. Appointments are available through an online appointment system.

Public Transportation

By Subway: From the main train station (Hauptbahnhof), take the ''U'' Bahn U5 to the Giessener Strasse stop. Turn right down Giessener Strasse and the Consulate is on the left.

Parking & Handicap Accessibility

Parking is extremely limited. Accessibility for individuals with special needs is available.

Paying Fees

Fees for applications and petitions are listed on the Forms section of the USCIS website. The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to this office must be paid in Euros or U.S. dollars, money orders, cashier's checks, or Visa/Mastercard/American Express. Personal checks or Eurochecks are not accepted. Please do not send cash.

Forms

Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website.

Visas

For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website and the Embassy Website.

Form I-130

U.S citizens or U.S. lawful permanent residents, who reside locally in Germany, may file Form I-130 by coming to the office with an INFOPASS appointment or by mail. Normal processing time is 60 to 90 days. Petitions that are commonly filed at the Frankfurt Field Office are for: 1) spouses or children of U.S. citizens, 2) spouses or children of lawful permanent residents in the U.S. military; 3) parents of U.S. citizens.

You may file in Frankfurt if you are:

  • A military or civilian members of the U.S. Armed Forces with orders stationing you in Germany
  • A U.S. Citizen that resides in Germany. You must be able to product a residency permit for Germany.

The filing fee can be paid in U.S. or Euros currency (see the acceptable forms of payment above).

For more information, go to http://germany.usembassy.gov/visa/uscis/i130/

Form N-400

USCIS offices overseas are only authorized to process applications for naturalization for active duty military members and certain eligible family members. Please note that N-400 applications for military members and spouse should not be filed directly with the Frankfurt USCIS office. See the Citizenship section of the USCIS Website for Naturalization eligibility criteria and the proper filing procedures.

Form I-131 Parole

The Frankfurt Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for Humanitarian Parole by submitting their applications to:

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
USCIS
PO Box 660865
Dallas, TX. 75266

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: HP
2501 S. State Hwy 121, Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131.

Form I-131 Re-entry

The Frankfurt Field Office does not issue or extend Re-Entry Permits. Instructions on how to obtain or replace a Re-Entry Permit are found in the How Do I Get A Travel Document section of the USCIS website.

How to Come to the U.S.A

For detailed information, check the How to Come to the U.S.A. Guide.

Transportation Boarding Letters

The USCIS Field Office in Frankfurt does not issue transportation letters for immigrants with lost or stolen permanent residence cards. Persons in such situations must contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Frankfurt at cbp.frankfurt@dhs.gov, in order to receive instructions on how to apply for a transportation letter with CBP

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