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  • Possible to go for Biometrics/ Fingerprinting in a different city after GC application

    Hi all,

    We applied for GC & AOS for my dad recently. He is considering travel within the US to see some relatives. Once the biometrics notice is received, can he go through FP in a different city? He is just travelling for a few weeks.

    Did a search but could not find a clear answer on the forum

    Thanks in advance for the answers.
    Mailed Application to Mesquite, TX
    (Field Office - Dallas)
    Mailed Date: 07/10/2007
    Check cashed: 08/02/2007
    Priority Date: 07/11/2007
    Finger Print Date 09/26/2007
    Interview Letter 11/26/2007
    Interview Date 01/23/08
    Wife's Oath Date 02/20/08
    Oath Date 05/06/08 (Yay - Complete)

  • #2
    He can try to go to a different DO, but he should not mention anything to security- just hand him the biometrics letter as if everything is normal. If questioned, he can say he called CIS and they advised him to try any DO if he is traveling. If he's lucky, he will be allowed in.
    *** 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
      If he receives the FP notice before he starts traveling, he should go for an early walk-in FP in the specified location rather than risk problems in the other city.

      EB3 ROW I-485 Approved: July 2007
      USC: July 2013
      I am a layman, not a lawyer. What I write here is not official or professional legal advice. In addition, my answers on this forum are specific to the scenarios discussed in each thread and should not be generalized to other situations.

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      • #4
        Thanks! USCIS said it was ok!

        Hi CafeconLeche and JackoLantern,

        Thanks for the responses. I called USCIS this morning and they confirmed what you said above. It is not neccessary to go through fingerprinting at the local Service center but one can go to any near by service center. i ended up getting the agent's name and number, in case I am asked.

        Regards,
        Mailed Application to Mesquite, TX
        (Field Office - Dallas)
        Mailed Date: 07/10/2007
        Check cashed: 08/02/2007
        Priority Date: 07/11/2007
        Finger Print Date 09/26/2007
        Interview Letter 11/26/2007
        Interview Date 01/23/08
        Wife's Oath Date 02/20/08
        Oath Date 05/06/08 (Yay - Complete)

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