U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Opens New Office in Portland
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) celebrated the official opening of its new Portland Field Office on May 7, 2012. USCIS Field Office Director Evelyn Sahli was joined by USCIS Western Regional Director Carolyn Muzyka and Seattle District 20 District Director Anne Corsano, as well as GSA Northwest Arctic Region Southern Service Center Director Camron Doss for this event.
"Opening the new Portland Field Office promises improved service, comfort and convenience to our customers from throughout Oregon and southwest Washington," Sahli said.
The new office, located at 1455 NW Overton Street., occupies more than 37,000 square feet of space on three floors of a five-story building. The office consists of spacious waiting rooms, an Application Support Center (which captures biometrics, such as fingerprints and photographs as part of the application process) a naturalization ceremony room, and interview and file rooms. The building was constructed by Overton Pearl, LLC, and designed by Portland’s Foster and Associates. The Portland office is expected to serve about 750 people each business day. The office is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Approximately 40 employees work at the Portland Field Office. Portland’s is one of five field offices that make up the Seattle District. GSA manages the lease of the building on behalf of the federal government.