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Well, we were excited yesterday when we received the notice for the biometrics appointment, unfortunately yesterday was June 5 and the appointment was June 1.

We had to move shortly after we began the process and had out mail forwarded. We are only here in Missouri temporarily and our Pennsylvania address is still our permanent address. Our original plan was to try to get the biometrics done in the Missouri area if possibly by doing a walk in, if they wouldn't do it, my wife was going to fly back to Pittsburgh for the appointment. Now we have a problem.

Monday we are going to drive to either St. Louis or Kansas City to see if we can do a walk in, if not we will send the paper back to reschedule. We are hoping it will work and we won't have to refile or appeal. If we cannot get it done by doing a walk in, we may do an INFOPASS.

I have read that others have had the same issue and have successfully done a walk in, but any other thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Phil

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Well, we were excited yesterday when we received the notice for the biometrics appointment, unfortunately yesterday was June 5 and the appointment was June 1.

We had to move shortly after we began the process and had out mail forwarded. We are only here in Missouri temporarily and our Pennsylvania address is still our permanent address. Our original plan was to try to get the biometrics done in the Missouri area if possibly by doing a walk in, if they wouldn't do it, my wife was going to fly back to Pittsburgh for the appointment. Now we have a problem.

Monday we are going to drive to either St. Louis or Kansas City to see if we can do a walk in, if not we will send the paper back to reschedule. We are hoping it will work and we won't have to refile or appeal. If we cannot get it done by doing a walk in, we may do an INFOPASS.

I have read that others have had the same issue and have successfully done a walk in, but any other thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Phil

What will happen when you walk in to your area office isn't known but in my own case they let people walk in & here on V J we see quite a few that do too. Its just pics & fingerprints so it doesn't take long.

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Well it is worth a try but you have to do it ASAP otherwise, they consider your application abandoned.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Well it is worth a try but you have to do it ASAP otherwise, they consider your application abandoned.

Yes, we are doing it tomorrow. We got the notice Friday. If this doesn't work, we will go from there. I'm aggravated it took two and a half weeks to get the mail. The sent it on May 18 and we received it on June 5.

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Well, USPS doesn't care about those first class mails. I was a little bit luckier than you, I received my N400 biometrics 1 day and few hours before my actual appointment, and we had to drive non stop from Houston TX back to Yuma AZ (20 hours straight) to catch my appointment on last day of 2014, all flights were booked. You will be fine I believe. Rest now and try to make it first thing tomorrow. Good luck.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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All you can do at this point is take your letter and explain to the person at the door that you received it late and really need to get it done. Hopefully they will be understanding about the delayed mail and let you do it that day.


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As planned, we took the trip from Branson, Missouri to St. Louis this morning. We arrived at 11:00AM, parked the car, fed the meter two hours worth of change, walked in, went through security, told them what happened and they gave us a clipboard and form to fill out. A few minutes later they called my wife, did the biometrics and were done. I chatted with one of the workers while she was getting it done. I told him what happened and said I figured there had to be some leeway before they denied the application for abandonment. He said that there was, but they would never tell us that.

We got back to the car in a total of 20 minutes. The people in St. Louis were fantastic, very professional and very nice. We could have been to the car quicker had we not stood and chatted with them a while.

We then went on to enjoy the day before making the four hour drive back home. We went out to lunch, then went to the Arch and went to the top. My wife had seen it when we moved, but had no idea you could actually go inside, let alone go up to the top. We had a great day.

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It will be fine. Good luck.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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That's good news. Thanks for the detailed update.


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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."

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

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