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biometrics and fingerprinting notice.

Discussion in 'US Citizenship' started by iceway, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. iceway

    iceway Registered Users (C)

    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??.


    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. cafeconleche

    cafeconleche Registered Users (C)

    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.
  3. Bobsmyth

    Bobsmyth Volunteer Moderator

    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.
  4. usaflyingeagle

    usaflyingeagle Registered Users (C)


    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
  5. Atique.Rahman

    Atique.Rahman Registered Users (C)

    Code 3 means your finger prints of all ten fingers.
  6. usaflyingeagle

    usaflyingeagle Registered Users (C)

    Thank you Atique.
    By the way, will they keep the notice or return it to us after FP.(I forgot when doing for I485)
  7. alisawuz14

    alisawuz14 Registered Users (C)

    They do now.
  8. alisawuz14

    alisawuz14 Registered Users (C)

    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.
  9. Bobsmyth

    Bobsmyth Volunteer Moderator

    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.
  10. usaflyingeagle

    usaflyingeagle Registered Users (C)

    Anybody has such experience when doing FP have their pictures taken with digital signatures also for N400?
    Thank you
  11. DavidSEA

    DavidSEA Registered Users (C)

    nope, no picture taken at the FP appointment @ Seattle DO/ASC

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