Gary Garman, the current Field Office Director (FOD) for Orlando USCIS field office, will be leaving. He will start new employment on July 21st as Associate Regional Director for Operations in Dallas, Texas. There is no word yet on who will be the Acting or new FOD for Orlando.
USCIS Field Offices have a number of responsibilities including interviewing married couples when one spouse is a U.S. Citizen and the other is foreign and is seeking permanent residence in the U.S. (a “green card”). The Field Office also conducts naturalization interviews for permanent residents seeking to become U.S. citizens.
Residents of Sarasota deal with the USCIS field office in Tampa, not Orlando. But, both offices are in the same USCIS district. Staff could be transferred from one office to another during this time of transition, which could possibly affect processing of cases in the Tampa field office. We’ll provide more local USCIS staffing news as it becomes available.