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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 appreciate the reply. I will have my Biometric too (later at 10 am) :D


IV IR-5 Timeline for Parents

 

USCIS

08/02/2016 - sent I-130 application for my parents via USPS Priority Mail

08/05/2016 - Priority Date

08/08/2016 - NOA1s Notice date

08/09/2016 - NOA1s text message and email received

08/10/2016 - money orders: cashed

08/13/2016 - received NOA1s in the mail

08/24/2016 - touched

12/27/2016 - Cases Approved! (148 days or 4 months and 26 days total)

---

NVC

01/12/2017 - NVC Welcome Letters Received (Case Number + Invoice Number)

01/13/2017 - Completed DS-261

01/25/2017 - Received IV Fee

01/26/2017 - Paid AOS fee

01/30/2017 - Paid IV Fees

02/03/2017 - Completed IV and AR Application

02/23/2017 - sent NVC packets via USPS Priority Mail (note: I have to wait for my mom's police certificate, so there was a bit of a delay before I can send the package)

02/27/2017 - packets received at 11:30 am signed by N Visa Center

03/01/2017 - Scan Date

05/06/2017 - Case Completed

05/12/2017 - NVC scheduled the interview!

06/02/2017 - Medical (06/14 to 06/15 - Dad's Sputum Test)

06/16/2017 - Mom's Interview Date (Approved!)

 

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Ditto on what Kathryn41 posted. :)


2005

Sept 10 I-129F sent to TSC

2006

Interview - February 13th APPROVED! day 152

April 6 - wedding date day 204

May 15 - AOS sent (not filing for EAD or AP) day 1-total days 243

Aug 22 - AOS interview date day 101-total days 342

approved pending FBI name check, told name check initiated June 1

Sept 29 - green card arrives, done until June 2008 day 140-total days 381

2008

June 30 - I-751 mailed total days 1025

Aug 13 - Biometrics appointment total days 1068

2009

Feb 25 - Transferred from VSC to CSC total days 1265

March 9 - Removal of Conditions approved! total days 1277

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I had my biometric today and it actually takes one minute (filling up the form not included), for the process. Imagine we drive for one and a half hour to get there :lol:


IV IR-5 Timeline for Parents

 

USCIS

08/02/2016 - sent I-130 application for my parents via USPS Priority Mail

08/05/2016 - Priority Date

08/08/2016 - NOA1s Notice date

08/09/2016 - NOA1s text message and email received

08/10/2016 - money orders: cashed

08/13/2016 - received NOA1s in the mail

08/24/2016 - touched

12/27/2016 - Cases Approved! (148 days or 4 months and 26 days total)

---

NVC

01/12/2017 - NVC Welcome Letters Received (Case Number + Invoice Number)

01/13/2017 - Completed DS-261

01/25/2017 - Received IV Fee

01/26/2017 - Paid AOS fee

01/30/2017 - Paid IV Fees

02/03/2017 - Completed IV and AR Application

02/23/2017 - sent NVC packets via USPS Priority Mail (note: I have to wait for my mom's police certificate, so there was a bit of a delay before I can send the package)

02/27/2017 - packets received at 11:30 am signed by N Visa Center

03/01/2017 - Scan Date

05/06/2017 - Case Completed

05/12/2017 - NVC scheduled the interview!

06/02/2017 - Medical (06/14 to 06/15 - Dad's Sputum Test)

06/16/2017 - Mom's Interview Date (Approved!)

 

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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 :)


AOS

8-4-2006 Date of NOA's

1-4-2007 Green Card in mail

Removal of conditions

9-29-2008 I-751 delivered to CSC

12-29-2008 Green Card ordered :)

Citizenship

10-15-2011 Package sent to NSC

10-17-2011 NOA Priority Date

11-25-2011 Biometrics done

11-29-2011 In line for interview scheduling... woohoo!

12-20-2011 Interview scheduled ...received letter 3 days later

01-24-2012 Interview & Oath

Done!

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