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Succesful walk in after missing Biometrics appointment

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Hi all,

I wanted to share with you all that I was able to walk in and have my biometrics taken after I missed my biometrics appointment last week (long story!). After missing the appointment I called USCIS who told me send back the appointment notice and ask them to reschedule. I did that. Then, this week I called USCIS again to ask about something else, and also asked if asking for a rescheduling of the biometrics appointment was going to delay my case. She said "Oh yea, oh yea, by 30-60 days" (as if she was happily confirming something for me!!). I am going crazy about this waiting time, so I went out to the USCIS office with the copy of my appointment notice showing a different city and a passed date - and they let me in and took my biometrics right there and then! :) Lesson learned: take matters into your own hands and don't always trust the ladies on the phone (when I asked, she told me there was a 99% chance they wouldn't even let me in the door if I showed up with a copy with a passed appointment in a different city).

Good luck to you all!

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I missed my appointment too (realized it the next morning, I thought my appointment was on Friday when it was on Thursday). I panicked, I thought I'd get into big trouble but I really didn't have time to mail the paper back in and request another appointment (and wait additional weeks) so I'd thought I've got nothing to lose, I just walked in (didn't say a word to any of the officials) and guess what, no one even cares to look at my actual date, they processed me without any problem. There are so many people waiting there all the time, they really don't care for these details in my opinion. I'm so glad I gave it a try!!!!

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