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While my experience isn't in Seattle, they do tend to be generally the same. When you arrive, you present your appointment letter and your passport at the counter. They hand you an information sheet to fill out, then you stand in line to hand in the information sheet along with your appointment letter and passport. You then receive a number and you take a seat until your number is called. You will then go to a machine where they will digitally take your fingerprints (either just the index for an EAD) or all 8 fingers and both thumbs for AOS, and they next take your picture using the same type of camera system that they use for Driver's Licenses. That is it - nice and easy. Generally you should be in and out within half an hour, although some have had to wait a bit longer.

No, you will not be issued a temporary EAD at the biometrics, nor are they able to tell you anything about your file or your case. They do not make immigration decisions at an Application Support Center ; its function is to prepare and process the technical 'logistics' of the visa process - the fingerprints, photographs and some personal interviews for a variety of different immigration purposes - including renewal '10 year" green cards, employment authorizations for all sorts of employment based immigrant and non-immigrant applicants, as well as AOS applicants. Your EAD should arrive fairly soon after your appointment, though, in the regular mail. Hope this helps.

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I hope I will get my EAD soon then!!! ;) Recently the biometric appointments are pretty early in the AOS process. I had mine August 18th. Still no EAD. Duh, no 3 months past yet....

Let's hope that we all get our APs and EADs soon enough :)

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