Citizen and Immigration Services


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the federal agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. We are a component of the Department of Homeland Security.

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security that administers the country's naturalization and immigration system. It is a successor to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, which was dissolved by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and replaced by three components within the DHS: USCIS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Customs and Border Protection.

    USCIS mission statement is “to administer the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.” The statement outlines the primary duties of the Agency. It contributes to:

    1. Improvement of lives
    2. Protection of the U.S.

    There are several services that USCIS offers leading to direct improvement of peoples lives. Some of these comprise its role in citizenship, immigration of family members, management of processes that allow foreigners to work in the U.S., adoptions and genealogy. All these services directly or indirectly contribute to the protection and growth of a nation. As a part of Homeland Security, the ability of USCIS to maintain an efficient and stable system, while delivering services makes the U.S. a safer place.
  • Additional Info:
    Lawrence Field Office
    2 Mill Street
    Lawrence, MA 01840

    Field Offices handle scheduled interviews on non-asylum related applications.

    Field Offices also provide limited information and customer services that supplement those we provide through our website and by phone. We recommend you consider the convenient service options we offer by web and by phone before you take the time to go to a Field Office for service. If you do need to go to one of our Field Offices, to serve you better most of the offices provide in-person services by appointment. To minimize your wait time, we recommend you make an appointment before you go. You'll find more information about appointments below and in our individual office profiles.


  • Demographics Served:
    Adults: 19+, Children: 12 and under, Families, Seniors: 60+, Youth: 13-18
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Salisbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Immigrant Services, Legal Assistance


  • Address: John F. Kennedy Federal Building, 15 New Sudbury St., Room E-160, Boston, MA 02203
  • Phone: 1-800-375-5283
  • Website:
  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8 AM to 8 PM