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    Hi everyone,

    Today, my wife and me received biometrics notification:

    " To process your application USCIS must capture your biometrics and have your fingerprints cleared by the FBI. The photo taken may be used on your naturalization certificate..."

    1. Biometrics and fingerprints are the same??.I know FBI check FP and name check.
    2. I thought that the pictures I sent were for the naturalization certificate or the 2 pictures I can bring to the interview. So are they taken pictures in the application support center??.

    My wife and me have the appointment the same day and time (about 3 weeks fron now. USCIS Buena Park,CA):
    - Can we take with us our child?.
    - Could I go before the appoiment to take the FP???. Any advice about what to say??.
    - Did you take FP in Buena Park,CA?. some experince there??.

    Thanks

    Application Sent on 03/26/2010
    Received on 03/29/2010
    Check Cleared on 04/12/2010
    received NOA (receipt) on 4/14/2010
    RFE (checked online) sent on 4/20/2010
    FP letter received on 4/24/2010

  • #2
    Weird that they mentioned taking photos. If you want to do the FP early, go early in the morning (preferably just when they open) and say you will be traveling around that time and that you called CIS and they suggested going early.
    *** El Cafe ***

    N400 - NYC (Brooklyn)
    March 12 2010: Sent
    April 7 2010: FP done- walk-in
    August 3 2010: ID decision not made
    December 12 2010: Lawsuit filed under 8 USC 1447(b)
    March 31 2011: 31 Oath date
    April 1 2011: Passport applied, picked up!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by iceway View Post
      Hi everyone,

      Today, my wife and me received biometrics notification:

      " To process your application USCIS must capture your biometrics and have your fingerprints cleared by the FBI. The photo taken may be used on your naturalization certificate..."

      1. Biometrics and fingerprints are the same??.I know FBI check FP and name check.
      2. I thought that the pictures I sent were for the naturalization certificate or the 2 pictures I can bring to the interview. So are they taken pictures in the application support center??.

      My wife and me have the appointment the same day and time (about 3 weeks fron now. USCIS Buena Park,CA):
      - Can we take with us our child?.
      - Could I go before the appoiment to take the FP???. Any advice about what to say??.
      - Did you take FP in Buena Park,CA?. some experince there??.

      Thanks

      Application Sent on 03/26/2010
      Received on 03/29/2010
      Check Cleared on 04/12/2010
      received NOA (receipt) on 4/14/2010
      RFE (checked online) sent on 4/20/2010
      FP letter received on 4/24/2010
      Biometrics and F are the same. They don't take your picture at ASC for naturalization (unless this DO has a different process).
      You can try a walk in if you can't make the original appointment.
      Sent N-400 7/28/07
      PD 7/27/07
      Check cashed 12/5/07
      NOA 12/7/07
      FP notice 1/4/08 (received 1/10/08 )
      FP Date 1/30/08 (walk in done on 1/26/08 Charlotte)
      IL: 6/10/08
      ID: 8/28/08 (Durham DO) Passed!
      OL: 9/23/08
      OD: 10/06/08
      PP: 10/21/08 (applied)
      PP: 11/1/08 (received)
      ------------------------------------------

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      IMPORTANT NOTE: I am a Volunteer Moderator - one of you. I am not a lawyer. So act accordingly.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by iceway View Post
        Hi everyone,

        Today, my wife and me received biometrics notification:

        " To process your application USCIS must capture your biometrics and have your fingerprints cleared by the FBI. The photo taken may be used on your naturalization certificate..."

        1. Biometrics and fingerprints are the same??.I know FBI check FP and name check.
        2. I thought that the pictures I sent were for the naturalization certificate or the 2 pictures I can bring to the interview. So are they taken pictures in the application support center??.

        My wife and me have the appointment the same day and time (about 3 weeks fron now. USCIS Buena Park,CA):
        - Can we take with us our child?.
        - Could I go before the appoiment to take the FP???. Any advice about what to say??.
        - Did you take FP in Buena Park,CA?. some experince there??.

        Thanks

        Application Sent on 03/26/2010
        Received on 03/29/2010
        Check Cleared on 04/12/2010
        received NOA (receipt) on 4/14/2010
        RFE (checked online) sent on 4/20/2010
        FP letter received on 4/24/2010
        HI

        I think all the biometric notices read the same and on the right top corner it mentioned CODE 3. What does it mean by code 3.
        Thank you

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        • #5
          Originally posted by usaflyingeagle View Post
          HI

          I think all the biometric notices read the same and on the right top corner it mentioned CODE 3. What does it mean by code 3.
          Thank you
          Code 3 means your finger prints of all ten fingers.
          Atique.
          Applied N-400: 11/25/2009
          Application Received :11/30/2009
          FP date: 12/31/2009.
          Interview Date : 02/12/2010 9:00 AM. ( Interview cancelled due to bad weather).
          Interview taken 02/16/2010.
          Oath Ceremony : 03/12/2010.
          US Passport Applied : 03/12/2010
          US Passport Received : 03/29/2010.

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          • #6
            Thank you Atique.
            By the way, will they keep the notice or return it to us after FP.(I forgot when doing for I485)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bobsmyth View Post
              Biometrics and F are the same. They don't take your picture at ASC for naturalization (unless this DO has a different process).
              You can try a walk in if you can't make the original appointment.
              They do now.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Atique.Rahman View Post
                Code 3 means your finger prints of all ten fingers.
                Atique.
                Code 3 means code 1 + code 2, which means you get 10 fingerprints, digital picture and provide your signature, all at once. This new rule applies to all N-400 applicants from now on.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by alisawuz14 View Post
                  This new rule applies to all N-400 applicants from now on.
                  Is this rule DO specific or a new rule that came into place for everyone?
                  Previously only GC applicants had their picture taken at FP.
                  Sent N-400 7/28/07
                  PD 7/27/07
                  Check cashed 12/5/07
                  NOA 12/7/07
                  FP notice 1/4/08 (received 1/10/08 )
                  FP Date 1/30/08 (walk in done on 1/26/08 Charlotte)
                  IL: 6/10/08
                  ID: 8/28/08 (Durham DO) Passed!
                  OL: 9/23/08
                  OD: 10/06/08
                  PP: 10/21/08 (applied)
                  PP: 11/1/08 (received)
                  ------------------------------------------

                  ------------------------------------
                  IMPORTANT NOTE: I am a Volunteer Moderator - one of you. I am not a lawyer. So act accordingly.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by alisawuz14 View Post
                    Code 3 means code 1 + code 2, which means you get 10 fingerprints, digital picture and provide your signature, all at once. This new rule applies to all N-400 applicants from now on.
                    Anybody has such experience when doing FP have their pictures taken with digital signatures also for N400?
                    Thank you

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                    • #11
                      nope, no picture taken at the FP appointment @ Seattle DO/ASC
                      our N-400 voyage:
                      04/20/05: I-485 AD
                      Seattle DO

                      Spouse:
                      04/22/10 (00): N-400
                      05/10/10 (18): NOA
                      05/17/10 (26): FP letter
                      06/08/10 (47): FP date
                      06/17/10 (56): IL rcvd
                      07/21/10 (90): ID & OD

                      Self:
                      01/25/10 (00): N-400
                      02/04/10 (10): NOA
                      02/08/10 (14): FP letter
                      03/01/10 (35): FP date (3/10 actual FP)
                      03/19/10 (53): IL rcvd
                      04/20/10 (85): ID & OD
                      05/22/10: (30) PP & PC rcvd

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