Posted Date: June 29, 2009

Author: William Leith, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Update on USCIS Field Offices for Submission of Immigration Status/Document Verification Request, G-845-Field Office Changes Affecting Multiple States

This electronic announcement has been superceded by the electronic announcement posted on March 4, 2010 titled: "Update on USCIS Field Offices for Submission of Immigration Status/Document Verification Request, G-845-- Field Office Change Affecting Multiple States."

As the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues to reduce the number of field offices that process the Immigration Status/Document Verification Request, G-845 form, they are notifying Federal Student Aid of the changes. We first informed the community about USCIS field office closures in an Electronic Announcement posted on April 11, 2007.

New Field Offices for Multiple States

The Arlington, VA and New York, NY Immigration Status Verification (ISV) Units have closed and the list of states reporting to the three remaining field offices (Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Buffalo, NY) has been reorganized. In addition, address information for the San Francisco, CA and Buffalo, NY field offices has been updated.

Updated USCIS Field Office List

All schools should review the updated list of USCIS field offices on the USCIS Web site. This list must be used to determine the correct USCIS field office for your state or territory (and in some cases, county).

If you are unable to click on the link above to access the list, go to and click on "Where to mail your Form G-845 and G-845S" under "Related Links" on the right side of the page.

Note: The updated list on the USCIS Web site does not include the Federated States of Micronesia or foreign institutions. Schools in these locations should continue to mail their G-845 forms to the Buffalo, NY field office.

We will continue to update you as additional changes occur.

G-845 Form

We are also attaching a copy of the current G-845 form to this announcement on the IFAP Web site. Please refer to the Electronic Announcement posted on December 28, 2006 for more information regarding the G-845 form.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the updated field office listing or the G-845 form, please contact the Research and Customer Care Center (RCCC) at 800/433-7327 or by fax at 202/275-5532. You can also e-mail the RCCC at For security reasons, please do not fax or e-mail the G-845 form itself. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.


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