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Tag: Biometrics appointment

  • USCIS Offices Prepare to Reopen June 4

    USCIS announced last Friday that it is presently readying offices to reopen on or after June 4, 2020. USCIS temporarily suspended all in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers beginning March 18, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Employees in these offices are continuing to perform mission-essential […]

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  • I-539’s No Longer Eligible for “Courtesy” Premium Processing

    On March 1, 2019, USCIS reported that I-539 applications filed concurrently with a qualifying I-129 petition will no longer be eligible for premium processing. USCIS announced the change was necessary to accommodate wait time on the biometrics appointments necessary for the Form I-539 adjudication...

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  • Biometrics Notice Code – What does it mean?

    USCIS places a biometrics notice code in the upper right corner of the ASC notice to tell the ASC what data they need. Here is what those codes mean:   1 – 10 Prints Only     USCIS will take a scan of your fingerprints     2 – Photo, Signature, Index Finger Print   […]

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  • Vermont Service Center Biometric Notices Delayed Due to System Issues

    The Vermont Service Center has informed the public that it is currently experiencing issues with its biometric scheduling system. This has resulted in a temporary halt in sending biometric notices in all cases at the Vermont Service Center, with the exception of temporary protected status related cases. The glitch affects cases filed in December 2014 […]

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  • Tips to Help Prepare for Your Biometrics Appointment

    Many applications filed with USCIS require that a comprehensive record check be conducted on the individual applicant prior to adjudication and/or interview. USCIS accomplishes this by capturing an applicant’s biometrics via electronic fingerprinting, which is then followed by a criminal and immigration records search. For many people, the prospect of being fingerprinted can be stressful. However, for […]

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  • What are My Options if I Can’t Attend My Biometrics Appointment?

    Most applicants seeking immigration benefits must undergo a records check. This records check is often initiated through a scheduled biometrics appointment held at a USCIS Application Support Center (ASC). During the appointment, your fingerprints will be taken and electronically submitted to various government agencies’ databases. Your biometric information is captured in order to conduct a […]

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