USCIS Pittsburgh Field Office and Application Support Center Consolidate for Full Service Operations
On April 30, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Pittsburgh Field Office and Application Support Center hosted a Grand Opening of their Field Office in Pennsylvania. The opening included a naturalization ceremony for new American citizens. This new lease executed by GSA was a successful consolidation of formerly separate USCIS Field Office and Application Support Center facilities into one location, as part of a national USCIS effort to create more accessible and efficient office spaces for customers and employees.
The new USCIS Pittsburgh Field Office is a full service immigration office, providing the full range of immigration benefits including green card interviews, fingerprinting and photographic services, and naturalization ceremonies in their own ceremony room. With approximately 100 people walking through their doors each business day, the office serves residents from the state of West Virginia and 35 counties in Western Pennsylvania. In FY 2014, USCIS Pittsburgh welcomed over 2,300 new American citizens naturalized at ceremonies.
The 17,000 square feet building has been designed and constructed to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Commercial Interiors (CI) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The office opened for business at the new location in February 2015, providing more efficient space for USCIS to support their mission, customers, and the American public—including those newly naturalized.