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    Hi,

    Filed for AOS (marriage based) and have received notice of receipt for both AOS and EAD, however was told not to call for biometrics appointment (even thou I have the ASC codes), to wait for the notice.

    Has anyone, received a biometrics appointment notice? If so, how long was the wait after receiving the Notice of Action receipt?

    Thanks ... Jesse

  • #2
    RD of Aug 3rd
    ND of Aug 5th

    Had same letter, unsuccessfully attempted walk-in and am still awaiting the damn appointment notification...

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    • #3
      Biometric notice

      Hi Jesse_t,

      What is meant by unsuccessful walk-in? Can you please explain that.
      I have applied by DORA on 25th July and am still waiting for this letter.

      Thanks,
      Applicant2005

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Applicant2005
        Hi Jesse_t,

        What is meant by unsuccessful walk-in? Can you please explain that.
        I have applied by DORA on 25th July and am still waiting for this letter.

        Thanks,
        Applicant2005
        It means that you simply show up at your local USICS office without an appointment and attempt to get fingerprinted. If successfull, this approach may be risky in that your real appointment may have already been scheduled. Technically, if you've received your NOA for EAD/AOS with ASC codes, then if you have a photo id (i.e. driver's license or passport), you have all you need for your fingerprinting. I will still not take the chance and will wait till I get the boimetrics notice in the mail.

        - Jesse

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        • #5
          Similar case

          RD: 8/3
          ND: 8/5

          No FP scheduled yet (my I-485 receipt says to wait for USCIS to schedule), but the I-485 appointment has already been scheduled for October! Strange...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gringo
            RD: 8/3
            ND: 8/5

            No FP scheduled yet (my I-485 receipt says to wait for USCIS to schedule), but the I-485 appointment has already been scheduled for October! Strange...
            Gringo, I assume that you will get the biometrics notice before your 3 months of filing have passed. It is required for the EAD and 3 months is the maximum time to wait for EAD before you can get it at walk-in thru infopass apointment with your local USICS office. My notice said EAD takes 30 to 90 days to process.

            - Jesse

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            • #7
              How about walk in?

              Originally posted by Jesse_t
              Gringo, I assume that you will get the biometrics notice before your 3 months of filing have passed. It is required for the EAD and 3 months is the maximum time to wait for EAD before you can get it at walk-in thru infopass apointment with your local USICS office. My notice said EAD takes 30 to 90 days to process.

              - Jesse

              Gracias Jesse!

              One more question if you don't mind. I read here that many were able to just walk in to an ASC without a FP notice. Some were successful and some were not. Do you advise attempting a walk-in FP or wait for the notice? What happens if you succesfully walk in and the notice comes later? Also, I tried to call the 1-800 number to schedule an appointment but they told me to wait until I receive formal letter from USCIS asking me to call. Others here said that they were able to obtain an appointment from the 1-800 number with just the receipt notice. Thanks again for your help!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gringo
                Gracias Jesse!

                One more question if you don't mind. I read here that many were able to just walk in to an ASC without a FP notice. Some were successful and some were not. Do you advise attempting a walk-in FP or wait for the notice? What happens if you succesfully walk in and the notice comes later? Also, I tried to call the 1-800 number to schedule an appointment but they told me to wait until I receive formal letter from USCIS asking me to call. Others here said that they were able to obtain an appointment from the 1-800 number with just the receipt notice. Thanks again for your help!
                Gringo, you may attempt a walk-in at your local office, and chances are you will probably be able to get your biometrics done. However, if USICS has already scheduled your biometrics appointment (a good possibility since they have less than a 3 month window to do so), you will need to go back when you get your real appointment in the mail. I would not advice to disregard your real appointment even if you've already done the biometrics.

                Personally, I will wait for my biometrics notice in the mail. I do not want to open up any can of worms by taking it upon myself to get my biometrics done and later get the USCIS biometrics notice in the mail.

                I think USICS is trying to combine the EAD biometrics and AOS fingeprinting/biometrics into one.

                - Jesse

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                • #9
                  Sounds like a reasonable thing to do.

                  Originally posted by Jesse_t
                  Gringo, you may attempt a walk-in at your local office, and chances are you will probably be able to get your biometrics done. However, if USICS has already scheduled your biometrics appointment (a good possibility since they have less than a 3 month window to do so), you will need to go back when you get your real appointment in the mail. I would not advice to disregard your real appointment even if you've already done the biometrics.

                  Personally, I will wait for my biometrics notice in the mail. I do not want to open up any can of worms by taking it upon myself to get my biometrics done and later get the USCIS biometrics notice in the mail.

                  I think USICS is trying to combine the EAD biometrics and AOS fingeprinting/biometrics into one.

                  - Jesse
                  Thanks a lot Jesse. This is what I was leaning towards as well. I will keep everyone here posted with developments. Also, my attorney said that because the San Antonio office is so fast to schedule interviews, sometimes the FP appt arrives after the interview, in which case they do not approve the I-485 at the interview but rather after FP are cleared.

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                  • #10
                    Gringo..please keep your time line updated as my DO will be San antonio.DO we need lawyer? U thinmk lawyer helps?..thanks

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jesse_t
                      Hi,

                      Filed for AOS (marriage based) and have received notice of receipt for both AOS and EAD, however was told not to call for biometrics appointment (even thou I have the ASC codes), to wait for the notice.

                      Has anyone, received a biometrics appointment notice? If so, how long was the wait after receiving the Notice of Action receipt?

                      Thanks ... Jesse
                      i ve never received the biometric appointment notice.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by k1_visa
                        i ve never received the biometric appointment notice.
                        Looks like you've done the fingerprinting thou. Did your initial notice tell you to wait for a bometrics notice? If so, how did you get the fingerprinting done?

                        I've thought of calling the 1-800 number and/or simply heading to my local USCIS office to get the biometrics done, but then what would happen when I receive the real notice in the mail? I would need to head back to the USCIS office. It's just not worth the risk of not showing up for a USCIS appointment.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jesse_t
                          Looks like you've done the fingerprinting thou. Did your initial notice tell you to wait for a bometrics notice? If so, how did you get the fingerprinting done?

                          I've thought of calling the 1-800 number and/or simply heading to my local USCIS office to get the biometrics done, but then what would happen when I receive the real notice in the mail? I would need to head back to the USCIS office. It's just not worth the risk of not showing up for a USCIS appointment.

                          Yes, i have my fingerprints taken. I did a Walk In, and ive never receive the FP appointment letter even though the NOA states that i have to wait for my biometric notice.

                          In case that ill receive in the future the FP Appointement letter, ill just plan to show up at that place and tell that i have already taken my FP.-

                          I know i am not following the " legal' way becouse i didnt wait for the FP notice but i just think im speeding up my case. Maybe i might be wrong, i dont know, but i was tired of waiting the Appointment Notice for my Bio so i decided to take action.

                          good luck!
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                          • #14
                            Hey guys, just to give you an update... I finally got the biometrics appointment letter!! Good timing - I was about to attempt my second walk-in this week (I was turned away the first time). My RD is Aug 5th and my appointment is for September 27th in Miami.

                            Just hang on everyone and good luck. I'll keep updating you with other noteworthy events in the processing of my case.

                            Later.

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                            • #15
                              thanks for the update Vandelay.

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                              • #16
                                What is your timeline?

                                Originally posted by vandelay
                                Hey guys, just to give you an update... I finally got the biometrics appointment letter!! Good timing - I was about to attempt my second walk-in this week (I was turned away the first time). My RD is Aug 5th and my appointment is for September 27th in Miami.

                                Just hang on everyone and good luck. I'll keep updating you with other noteworthy events in the processing of my case.

                                Later.
                                Hi vandelay,
                                What is your timeline? Please share!
                                Thanks,
                                Piyalove
                                --------
                                07 Mar 2005 : Arrived in USA on B1/B2 Visa (6 months stay)
                                13 Apr 2005 : Married my Piya in Dallas
                                05 Jun 2005 : Scheduled appointment with DORA @ infopass
                                25 July 2005: Appointment @ DORA Dallas
                                25 July 2005 : (Day 01) Forms submitted @ DORA Dallas
                                25 July 2005 : (Day 01) Interview for 5 minutes
                                29 July 2005 : (Day 05) NOA Processed - I-485
                                29 July 2005 : (Day 05) NOA Processed - I-130
                                01 Aug 2005 : (Day 08) Received NOA - I-485
                                01 Aug 2005 : (Day 08) Received NOA - I-130
                                24 Sept 2005 : (Day 62) FP/Bio Appointment - NOT NEEDED NOW!
                                02 Aug 2005 : (Day 09) Walk-in FP/Bio Done @ Dallas ASC
                                02 Aug 2005 : (Day 09) FP/Bio Received
                                04 Aug 2005 : (Day 09) AOS Processing started
                                05/06/2005 : DORA
                                25/07/2005 : DORA Interview for 5 mins
                                in Between got SSN, Registered LLC and Non Profit Companies in TX, Birth of Child, Filed Taxes, Law abiding Permanent Resident of the USA. This is my
                                home with my wife and child. Making this World a better place, with Heart full of Divine Love!
                                05/08/2008 : Applied for I-751
                                04/01/2009 : I-751 Approved, Card in production!
                                04/04/2009 : Received Letter in Mail-Congratulations!
                                04/06/2009 : Got GC in the Mail, Nice Plastic!!

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by vandelay
                                  Hey guys, just to give you an update... I finally got the biometrics appointment letter!! Good timing - I was about to attempt my second walk-in this week (I was turned away the first time). My RD is Aug 5th and my appointment is for September 27th in Miami.

                                  Just hang on everyone and good luck. I'll keep updating you with other noteworthy events in the processing of my case.

                                  Later.
                                  Good for you! My ND is August 11 and I am still waiting for biometrics appointment letter in middle of October. I am in Fl, my DO is Tampa.
                                  Good luck.
                                  12/15/08:N-400 Mailed to TSC, forwarded to Lockbox
                                  12/18/2008 :N-400 Received from NBC
                                  12/18/2008 :Priority Date
                                  01/07/2009 :Notice Date
                                  12/30/2008:NOA Received
                                  01/12/2009 FP Notice Received
                                  01/20/2009:FP Appointment & Done.
                                  02/17/2009: IL received
                                  04/08/2009 : Interview date,passed
                                  04/24/2009 : Oath letter received
                                  05/14/2009: Oath date, done
                                  05/14/2009: Applied for US passport
                                  06/12/2009: Passport mailed
                                  06/13/2009: Certificate mailed
                                  06/15/2009: Passport ID mailed

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                                  • #18
                                    Is there anyone who was able to successfully do a walk-in FP at San Jose ASC?
                                    N400 timeline (San Jose, CA)
                                    Mailed Nov 20 2008
                                    Received : Nov 22 2008
                                    Notice Date : Nov 24 2008
                                    FP letter date: Dec 03 2008
                                    FP Date : Dec 10 2008
                                    IL Received : Early Feb 2009
                                    ID : March 23 2009
                                    Oath Letter : March 28 2009
                                    Oath Date : Apr 23 2009

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                                    • #19
                                      I tried doing a FP walk-in today, but they were not doing anything without the interview appointment letter. Also, that letter seems to have some barcode thing on it, which they were scanning for others. So it probably makes sense to wait for it anyway. (This is the San Jose ASC. Others might be doing it differently)
                                      N400 timeline (San Jose, CA)
                                      Mailed Nov 20 2008
                                      Received : Nov 22 2008
                                      Notice Date : Nov 24 2008
                                      FP letter date: Dec 03 2008
                                      FP Date : Dec 10 2008
                                      IL Received : Early Feb 2009
                                      ID : March 23 2009
                                      Oath Letter : March 28 2009
                                      Oath Date : Apr 23 2009

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