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N-400 biometrics appointment...how long???

#1 Mom2LilNoah

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 11:06 PM

[font="Comic Sans MS"]Instead of posting this message with the "August filers" topic, I decided to post it separate so I can get the response straight here without going through a lot of pages. Anyway, I might just be a little paranoid with regards to the receipt of the biometrics appointment letter.

I sent my application in, the 28th of August and got my NOA September 8, dated 9/2. A friend of mine got her appointment for the fingerprinting 2 weeks ago and she sent hers just a week earlier than mine, if my memory serves me right. We have the same lockbox facility but she's based up north while I'm from down south and be having my interview in Atlanta, GA. I noticed too in the August timelines, some got theirs already. How long does it usually take to get an appointment letter for fingerprinting from the the receipt of the NOA? 1-2 months considered normal or a month, and if I don't still have one, I should start calling???

I registered with CRIS to receive the online status of my application and even called this morning the 1-800 number just to be sure if they had sent me a letter and just accidentally mixed it with my unwanted papers that I burnt sad.gif . That would be awful. Anyway, both updates are the same so I am hoping you guys can help me with this...been worried about it for two weeks now, since the day I learned that my friend got hers and I still haven't.

Thanks a lot for your inputs.[/
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~ Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. ~

MY NATURALIZATION JOURNEY

8-28-2009 - Sent my application in
8-31-2009 - Recieved by USCIS (Texas Lockbox Facility)
9- 4 -2009 - Money order cashed
9- 8 -2009 - NOA receipt, dated September 2
9-28-2009 - Biometrics appointment letter received, dated September 24
10-6-2009 - Biometrics
10-26-2009- Receipt of Yellow Letter, dated October 22
11-2-2009 - Receipt of IL, dated October 30
12-8-2009 - Interview
5-19-2010 - Oath Ceremony (Birmingham Museum of Art)


*Time to rest dealing with the Immigration for myself...til it's time for me to petition my family. What a big relief*

#2 Leah

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 03:30 AM

QUOTE (Mom2LilNoah @ Sep 23 2009, 12:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
[font="Comic Sans MS"]Instead of posting this message with the "August filers" topic, I decided to post it separate so I can get the response straight here without going through a lot of pages. Anyway, I might just be a little paranoid with regards to the receipt of the biometrics appointment letter.

I sent my application in, the 28th of August and got my NOA September 8, dated 9/2. A friend of mine got her appointment for the fingerprinting 2 weeks ago and she sent hers just a week earlier than mine, if my memory serves me right. We have the same lockbox facility but she's based up north while I'm from down south and be having my interview in Atlanta, GA. I noticed too in the August timelines, some got theirs already. How long does it usually take to get an appointment letter for fingerprinting from the the receipt of the NOA? 1-2 months considered normal or a month, and if I don't still have one, I should start calling???

I registered with CRIS to receive the online status of my application and even called this morning the 1-800 number just to be sure if they had sent me a letter and just accidentally mixed it with my unwanted papers that I burnt sad.gif . That would be awful. Anyway, both updates are the same so I am hoping you guys can help me with this...been worried about it for two weeks now, since the day I learned that my friend got hers and I still haven't.

Thanks a lot for your inputs.[/
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Too early to get worried. Just relax and take a deep breath. You will have it in the mail soon.
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#3 NickD

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 05:00 AM

QUOTE (Leah @ Sep 23 2009, 03:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Mom2LilNoah @ Sep 23 2009, 12:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
[font="Comic Sans MS"]Instead of posting this message with the "August filers" topic, I decided to post it separate so I can get the response straight here without going through a lot of pages. Anyway, I might just be a little paranoid with regards to the receipt of the biometrics appointment letter.

I sent my application in, the 28th of August and got my NOA September 8, dated 9/2. A friend of mine got her appointment for the fingerprinting 2 weeks ago and she sent hers just a week earlier than mine, if my memory serves me right. We have the same lockbox facility but she's based up north while I'm from down south and be having my interview in Atlanta, GA. I noticed too in the August timelines, some got theirs already. How long does it usually take to get an appointment letter for fingerprinting from the the receipt of the NOA? 1-2 months considered normal or a month, and if I don't still have one, I should start calling???

I registered with CRIS to receive the online status of my application and even called this morning the 1-800 number just to be sure if they had sent me a letter and just accidentally mixed it with my unwanted papers that I burnt sad.gif . That would be awful. Anyway, both updates are the same so I am hoping you guys can help me with this...been worried about it for two weeks now, since the day I learned that my friend got hers and I still haven't.

Thanks a lot for your inputs.[/
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Too early to get worried. Just relax and take a deep breath. You will have it in the mail soon.


Whoever looked over your application may have elected to use your old fingerprints, thing is, they don't tell you. According to the USCIS, they hang unto your old fingerprints for up to 15 months, but that is not engraved in stone. Did they cash your check? Good sign. When you receive a letter, don't know if it's good or bad news until you open it. Could be a rejection or a RFE, you just wait.
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#4 Mom2LilNoah

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 03:39 PM

[/quote]Whoever looked over your application may have elected to use your old fingerprints, thing is, they don't tell you. According to the USCIS, they hang unto your old fingerprints for up to 15 months, but that is not engraved in stone. Did they cash your check? Good sign. When you receive a letter, don't know if it's good or bad news until you open it. Could be a rejection or a RFE, you just wait.
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Thanks Leah, I will not try to think about it that much and take a deep breath. And to Nick's question, yes they cashed it Sept. 4, I paid by money order. I hope the letter is coming soon, hopefully not a rejection, I can handle the RFE. I'll let you know guys when I get a letter from them and thanks for responding.
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~ Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. ~

MY NATURALIZATION JOURNEY

8-28-2009 - Sent my application in
8-31-2009 - Recieved by USCIS (Texas Lockbox Facility)
9- 4 -2009 - Money order cashed
9- 8 -2009 - NOA receipt, dated September 2
9-28-2009 - Biometrics appointment letter received, dated September 24
10-6-2009 - Biometrics
10-26-2009- Receipt of Yellow Letter, dated October 22
11-2-2009 - Receipt of IL, dated October 30
12-8-2009 - Interview
5-19-2010 - Oath Ceremony (Birmingham Museum of Art)


*Time to rest dealing with the Immigration for myself...til it's time for me to petition my family. What a big relief*

#5 antda

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 03:57 PM

Hi Mom2LilNoah,

According to CRIS, this is what the USCIS says about biometrics (well, this is the message that I got anyways, when my case was under "Initial Review" when I got my NOA): "If you have filed an I-485, I-589, I-751, N-400, I-90, I-821, I-131, I-130 or I-765, you can expect to receive an appointment notice to appear at an Application Support Center to have your fingerprints and/or biometrics taken. The timing of your appointment is determined by the number of applicants ahead of you that also need a biometric appointment. We try to schedule biometric appointments as quickly as possible and in most cases you will receive your appointment notice within 30 days of submitting your application. We will send your appointment notice approximately 14 days ahead of your scheduled appointment. It is important that you keep this appointment. If absolutely necessary, you can request that your appointment be rescheduled however, please be aware that rescheduling may delay the processing of your application. Please follow the instructions on your appointment notice if you need to reschedule."

So on that note, if you haven't received something about the biometrics within 30 days...then by all means, contact the USCIS about this!

In the meantime, wait, and hopefully you'll get something by then....

By the way, don't be surprised if your next update is an "RFE" CRIS update (which is really the "biometrics" letter, according to others on vj).

Likewise, I'm waiting for my biometrics letter too...(and got the rfe update also)

Hope this helps. Good luck on the rest of your immigration journey too.

Ant

QUOTE (Mom2LilNoah @ Sep 23 2009, 12:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
[font="Comic Sans MS"]Instead of posting this message with the "August filers" topic, I decided to post it separate so I can get the response straight here without going through a lot of pages. Anyway, I might just be a little paranoid with regards to the receipt of the biometrics appointment letter.

I sent my application in, the 28th of August and got my NOA September 8, dated 9/2. A friend of mine got her appointment for the fingerprinting 2 weeks ago and she sent hers just a week earlier than mine, if my memory serves me right. We have the same lockbox facility but she's based up north while I'm from down south and be having my interview in Atlanta, GA. I noticed too in the August timelines, some got theirs already. How long does it usually take to get an appointment letter for fingerprinting from the the receipt of the NOA? 1-2 months considered normal or a month, and if I don't still have one, I should start calling???

I registered with CRIS to receive the online status of my application and even called this morning the 1-800 number just to be sure if they had sent me a letter and just accidentally mixed it with my unwanted papers that I burnt sad.gif . That would be awful. Anyway, both updates are the same so I am hoping you guys can help me with this...been worried about it for two weeks now, since the day I learned that my friend got hers and I still haven't.

Thanks a lot for your inputs.[/
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Edited by Ant+D+A, 23 September 2009 - 03:58 PM.

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#6 Kathryn41

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:35 PM

Here are the recent Atlanta processing times for biometrics

UserName.........Sent...... ..NOA1......Biometrics........Office

Kathryn41........04/30/09.. .05/06/09....06/03/09.........Atlanta, GA (34 days after submission)
king&queen......04/30/09.. ..05/04/09....06/03/09.........Atlanta, GA (34 days after submission)
svrao........ ....05/21/09. 05/27/09....06/19/09..... . Atlanta, GA (29 days after submission)
Imzadi.............06/05/09.....06/10/09....07/01/09.........Atlanta (26 days after submission)
PRK73..............06/08/09. ...06/16/09. ..07/02/09.........Atlanta (24 days after submission)
Rebelheart..... .08/20/09 . .08/24/09. 10/09/09... -Atlanta, GA (50 days after submission)

so it definitely looks like they have slowed down recently. I would expect you to get have your biometrics scheduled sometime around October 15 and you should be hearing shortly. If you haven't received your appointment notice by the end of September, I would then give them a call.

Edited by Kathryn41, 23 September 2009 - 04:37 PM.

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#7 VolimTe

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:55 PM

i sent out my n-400 application and i recieved the reciept and my reciept number does not work .....? i called USCIS and they told me that they need more evidence ? and they sent it out on the 22nd of Sept. do you think this might be the biometrics notice.. for appoitment??????? has anyone experienced this?
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#8 rebelheart

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:59 PM

Yup good.gif no one really knows when they have this so much energy to make notice earlier and send them right away to recipient. I got the so-called "asking more evidence" email before i got my biometrics .... so I am guessing that made it delayed my biometrics schedule.

I went to biometrics today for walk-in, they questioned me, saying they don't allow that too far early "walk-in" for fingerprints ( like mine 16 days a far) They just recognized the fact that I have an open surgery on Oct. 01, and surely I am still in pain and groggy from all this pain medicines thya will give me after surgery that make me incapacitated to drive 50-60 miles away from my house.

Just keep patient... god bless! rose.gif


QUOTE (Kathryn41 @ Sep 23 2009, 05:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here are the recent Atlanta processing times for biometrics

UserName.........Sent...... ..NOA1......Biometrics........Office

Kathryn41........04/30/09.. .05/06/09....06/03/09.........Atlanta, GA (34 days after submission)
king&queen......04/30/09.. ..05/04/09....06/03/09.........Atlanta, GA (34 days after submission)
svrao........ ....05/21/09. 05/27/09....06/19/09..... . Atlanta, GA (29 days after submission)
Imzadi.............06/05/09.....06/10/09....07/01/09.........Atlanta (26 days after submission)
PRK73..............06/08/09. ...06/16/09. ..07/02/09.........Atlanta (24 days after submission)
Rebelheart..... .08/20/09 . .08/24/09. 10/09/09... -Atlanta, GA (50 days after submission)

so it definitely looks like they have slowed down recently. I would expect you to get have your biometrics scheduled sometime around October 15 and you should be hearing shortly. If you haven't received your appointment notice by the end of September, I would then give them a call.


Yes to that!!! good.gif


QUOTE (Jovana-Danijel @ Sep 23 2009, 05:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i sent out my n-400 application and i recieved the reciept and my reciept number does not work .....? i called USCIS and they told me that they need more evidence ? and they sent it out on the 22nd of Sept. do you think this might be the biometrics notice.. for appoitment??????? has anyone experienced this?

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08-20-08
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08-26-08 - I-751 NOA1 & 1yr. Extension letter
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08-24-09 - NOA notice date
08-28-09 - NOA in mailbox
09-10-09 - email asking for more evidence
09-14-09 - Biometrics NOA date
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#9 Mom2LilNoah

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 02:07 PM

To all respondents:
I checked my e-mail yesterday and received an update from USCIS. It was RFE and I believe it has something to do with my biometrics appointment... keeping my fingers crossed on that. It was mentioned that they sent a letter the 22nd of this month, so I'm hoping it gets here within this week, if not today. Trying not to think about it really works.

Based on what Kathryn posted, it only shows how they're moving at a snail's pace compared to some of the local offices.

After posting this, I am going to ask one of the posters of "July/AUgust" filers to add me in the list of filers. I just can't figure out how to do it without errors, tried twice mad.gif still failed.


Have a great week guys...what a cloudy and rainy summer we have here.

QUOTE (rebelheart @ Sep 23 2009, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yup good.gif no one really knows when they have this so much energy to make notice earlier and send them right away to recipient. I got the so-called "asking more evidence" email before i got my biometrics .... so I am guessing that made it delayed my biometrics schedule.

I went to biometrics today for walk-in, they questioned me, saying they don't allow that too far early "walk-in" for fingerprints ( like mine 16 days a far) They just recognized the fact that I have an open surgery on Oct. 01, and surely I am still in pain and groggy from all this pain medicines thya will give me after surgery that make me incapacitated to drive 50-60 miles away from my house.

Just keep patient... god bless! rose.gif


QUOTE (Kathryn41 @ Sep 23 2009, 05:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here are the recent Atlanta processing times for biometrics

UserName.........Sent...... ..NOA1......Biometrics........Office

Kathryn41........04/30/09.. .05/06/09....06/03/09.........Atlanta, GA (34 days after submission)
king&queen......04/30/09.. ..05/04/09....06/03/09.........Atlanta, GA (34 days after submission)
svrao........ ....05/21/09. 05/27/09....06/19/09..... . Atlanta, GA (29 days after submission)
Imzadi.............06/05/09.....06/10/09....07/01/09.........Atlanta (26 days after submission)
PRK73..............06/08/09. ...06/16/09. ..07/02/09.........Atlanta (24 days after submission)
Rebelheart..... .08/20/09 . .08/24/09. 10/09/09... -Atlanta, GA (50 days after submission)

so it definitely looks like they have slowed down recently. I would expect you to get have your biometrics scheduled sometime around October 15 and you should be hearing shortly. If you haven't received your appointment notice by the end of September, I would then give them a call.


Yes to that!!! good.gif


QUOTE (Jovana-Danijel @ Sep 23 2009, 05:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i sent out my n-400 application and i recieved the reciept and my reciept number does not work .....? i called USCIS and they told me that they need more evidence ? and they sent it out on the 22nd of Sept. do you think this might be the biometrics notice.. for appoitment??????? has anyone experienced this?



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~ Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. ~

MY NATURALIZATION JOURNEY

8-28-2009 - Sent my application in
8-31-2009 - Recieved by USCIS (Texas Lockbox Facility)
9- 4 -2009 - Money order cashed
9- 8 -2009 - NOA receipt, dated September 2
9-28-2009 - Biometrics appointment letter received, dated September 24
10-6-2009 - Biometrics
10-26-2009- Receipt of Yellow Letter, dated October 22
11-2-2009 - Receipt of IL, dated October 30
12-8-2009 - Interview
5-19-2010 - Oath Ceremony (Birmingham Museum of Art)


*Time to rest dealing with the Immigration for myself...til it's time for me to petition my family. What a big relief*

#10 VolimTe

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:33 PM

OK GUYS THE RFE THAT I GOT IN MY MAIL.. THAT THEY NEED MORE EVIDENCE ..ITS THE BIOMETRICS APPOITMENT ..I GOT IT ON THE 10/08/2009 . thank god . I know that some of you also got this email .:] saying that they need more evidence. good luck :] so basically ii got it pretty fast....you can see it on my timeline :]
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#11 Mom2LilNoah

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:29 PM

kicking.gif kicking.gif kicking.gif My wait is finally over. kicking.gif kicking.gif kicking.gif

I got the so-called RFE according to CRIS and turned out to be my biometrics appointment. Wow, it took a month. Notice the dates guys,

August 28 sent my application
September 8 got my NOA
September 28 got my Biometrics appointment

What a coincidence of 8's!!! Must be my lucky number. Anyways, 2 more days and my biometrics could have been October 8, but I'll be having it the 6th. It doesn't really matter. I just want to get the worry off my mind.

And one thing too, I've read from a different thread here that dates between CRIS's and actual letter vary, mine is too.

Getting excited here. Next step please....(no just kidding)

Thanks everybody for helping me condition my mind to patiently wait. Good luck to all of us Amrican citizen candidates.

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~ Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. ~

MY NATURALIZATION JOURNEY

8-28-2009 - Sent my application in
8-31-2009 - Recieved by USCIS (Texas Lockbox Facility)
9- 4 -2009 - Money order cashed
9- 8 -2009 - NOA receipt, dated September 2
9-28-2009 - Biometrics appointment letter received, dated September 24
10-6-2009 - Biometrics
10-26-2009- Receipt of Yellow Letter, dated October 22
11-2-2009 - Receipt of IL, dated October 30
12-8-2009 - Interview
5-19-2010 - Oath Ceremony (Birmingham Museum of Art)


*Time to rest dealing with the Immigration for myself...til it's time for me to petition my family. What a big relief*

#12 Mom2LilNoah

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:07 PM

UPDATE....

I walked-in 30 minutes earlier than my supposed schedule for my fingerprinting and they let me go ahead and had it done. Everything went smooth for 15 minutes while I was in the office. The lady who took care of me got friendly with me when she noticed "how pretty", she said, my wedding ring is.

Anyway, when I got to my sister-in-law's car, who was with me to watch my son while I was doing the biometrics, I decided to ask her to take a photo of me for purposes of documentation. Guess what happend? The security who was friendly with me when I was in the office, turned different (eyes got red and huge) telling us that we could be in jail for trying to take a pic of the place with you know, just the name ASC outside their office. Is that not ridiculous to be incarcerated for merely taking a photo of yourself with their office background? In my opinion, they should have posted on their door that taking pictures is prohibited for public awareness, had I known, I surely would be so obedient to follow their rules. Is that a question of ignorance of the law on my part sad.gif ...excuses no one?

What do you think guys about this incident, is this an issue that everybody should know not to do? Has it something to do with terrorism?

I'd appreciate your opinion on this.

Edited by Mom2LilNoah, 06 October 2009 - 06:11 PM.

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~ Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. ~

MY NATURALIZATION JOURNEY

8-28-2009 - Sent my application in
8-31-2009 - Recieved by USCIS (Texas Lockbox Facility)
9- 4 -2009 - Money order cashed
9- 8 -2009 - NOA receipt, dated September 2
9-28-2009 - Biometrics appointment letter received, dated September 24
10-6-2009 - Biometrics
10-26-2009- Receipt of Yellow Letter, dated October 22
11-2-2009 - Receipt of IL, dated October 30
12-8-2009 - Interview
5-19-2010 - Oath Ceremony (Birmingham Museum of Art)


*Time to rest dealing with the Immigration for myself...til it's time for me to petition my family. What a big relief*

#13 Mom2LilNoah

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 10:55 AM

this is just a post-script...I read one of the recent posts earlier that a pic was taken during biometrics. As far as I can remember when I had my fingerprinting, I don't remember having my pic taken. Unlike the last time before this recent one, they took a picture. The fact is, I was sitting in front of a camera but that lady did not even ask me to look at it and therefore no flash of light came out. I am not sure, not unless the lady took it without telling me, or it automatically takes a photo. What do u guys think of this??? Anxiously waiting for your reply/ies sad.gif .
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~ Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. ~

MY NATURALIZATION JOURNEY

8-28-2009 - Sent my application in
8-31-2009 - Recieved by USCIS (Texas Lockbox Facility)
9- 4 -2009 - Money order cashed
9- 8 -2009 - NOA receipt, dated September 2
9-28-2009 - Biometrics appointment letter received, dated September 24
10-6-2009 - Biometrics
10-26-2009- Receipt of Yellow Letter, dated October 22
11-2-2009 - Receipt of IL, dated October 30
12-8-2009 - Interview
5-19-2010 - Oath Ceremony (Birmingham Museum of Art)


*Time to rest dealing with the Immigration for myself...til it's time for me to petition my family. What a big relief*

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 11:01 AM

The photos that you submitted with your N400 app are the ones used by USCIS, one of those photos submitted will be on your Nat Cert. They don't need to take another digital pic of you at biometrics, they just need your fingerprints to run security check etc. so everything was normal at your appointment rose.gif
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AOS: ND - June 5 2006 | RFE - June 15 2006 | FP Notice - June 30 (Rescheduled to Sept 16) | AP ND - August 14 2006| Walk-in FP - Sept 5 (FP cleared next day!) | Interview - Sept 8 2006 (Approved!) | Welcome Letter - Sept 13 | EAD received - Sept 19 (kinda moot since I'm waiting for GC) | GC received - Sept 23 2006 - Woohoo!!

I-751:
06/10/08 Mailed package to VSC direct (per memo instructions) not TSC. The wait begins... | 06/11/08 Package received at VSC (12.12pm) | 06/19/08 Check cashed | 06/20/08 Received NOA1 in the mail - ND is 06/17/08 | 07/10/08 Received Biometrics Appt Letter - ND is 7/7/08 | 07/22/08 Biometrics (had to do ink & paper also...) | 07/22/08 Touched | 07/23/08 Touched | 02/11/09 Transferred to CSC (got email)... | 02/12/09 Touched | 02/20/09 Touched (but no email) | 03/24/09 Approval letter arrives in the mail! Approval date is 3/18/09 from VSC | 04/03/09 Received card, postmarked 3/31 from CSC

N-400: 06/11/09 Mailed to Lewisville Lockbox | 06/12/09 Package received at Lockbox and signed for at 1.31pm | 06/18/09 Check Cashed |
06/19/09 NOA, PD 06/12/09 | 07/06/09 Biometrics letter received, ND is 07/02/09 | 07/24/09 Biometrics appointment | 08/06/09 IL received, ND 08/03/09 | Interview 09/14/09 at 9.30am (approved!) | Oath 10/21/09 | USC

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 11:07 AM

That was quick!!! I was about to edit this part of the message, "As far as I can remember when I had my fingerprinting, I don't remember having my pic taken" because of redundancy, then I was told that I can't edit it. Oh well, thanks for clearing the worries in me.

QUOTE (wannabe_texan @ Oct 23 2009, 11:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The photos that you submitted with your N400 app are the ones used by USCIS, one of those photos submitted will be on your Nat Cert. They don't need to take another digital pic of you at biometrics, they just need your fingerprints to run security check etc. so everything was normal at your appointment rose.gif



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~ Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. ~

MY NATURALIZATION JOURNEY

8-28-2009 - Sent my application in
8-31-2009 - Recieved by USCIS (Texas Lockbox Facility)
9- 4 -2009 - Money order cashed
9- 8 -2009 - NOA receipt, dated September 2
9-28-2009 - Biometrics appointment letter received, dated September 24
10-6-2009 - Biometrics
10-26-2009- Receipt of Yellow Letter, dated October 22
11-2-2009 - Receipt of IL, dated October 30
12-8-2009 - Interview
5-19-2010 - Oath Ceremony (Birmingham Museum of Art)


*Time to rest dealing with the Immigration for myself...til it's time for me to petition my family. What a big relief*



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