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Biometrics letter is late, no record of me, can I fly domestic?

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Hi folks,

 

I filed my i751 at the end of January and received the NOA extending my green card for a year 4 days later.  I still haven't received my biometrics appointment letter and have had to call and request it twice. My problem is that based off the WAC number on the NOA, USCIS has no record of me and says they won't have me 'in the system' until a number is generated for the biometrics letter. 

 

My wife would like to go on vacation with me within the US soon but I am worried about flying, as I have read on here that TSA often don't recognize the extension letter or think its fraudulent, and have held people and had to call USCIS- and if they do they, they won't have any record of me yet. My wife has suggested getting a state ID would be sufficient, and I also have my British passport. 

 

Any suggestions? 

 

Thanks!

Sofie

 

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35 minutes ago, lesleypowers said:

Hi folks,

 

I filed my i751 at the end of January and received the NOA extending my green card for a year 4 days later.  I still haven't received my biometrics appointment letter and have had to call and request it twice. My problem is that based off the WAC number on the NOA, USCIS has no record of me and says they won't have me 'in the system' until a number is generated for the biometrics letter. 

 

My wife would like to go on vacation with me within the US soon but I am worried about flying, as I have read on here that TSA often don't recognize the extension letter or think its fraudulent, and have held people and had to call USCIS- and if they do they, they won't have any record of me yet. My wife has suggested getting a state ID would be sufficient, and I also have my British passport. 

 

Any suggestions? 

 

Thanks!

Sofie

 

Hi, you can E-request online to get a biometric appointment. If it doesn't sort out your problem you need to schedule an infopass appointment as soon as possible. Lately, USCIS is mailing out biometrics appointments late which was never the case before. See the link below, regards. 

https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/Intro.do;jsessionid=abcZ2AscpAL_Ghl5Q1klw

Edited by Name O Boy

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6 minutes ago, dhon86 said:

Filed last jan.13 till now no biometric appointment, only extension letter.. 

Dhon86- I would possibly suggest calling them as on the phone they told me that it shouldn't take more than 30 days and if it does you're can request that they resend it.

 

Everyone else- seems like I'm safe! Thanks so much for responding.

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I did called them they told me that they were going to make a request regarding the bio.. then after a week i recieved email fron them, bec of the large volume i need to wait and said that they can still use the old boimetric before or they will send an bio appoinment if needed .. :) 

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11 minutes ago, dhon86 said:

I did called them they told me that they were going to make a request regarding the bio.. then after a week i recieved email fron them, bec of the large volume i need to wait and said that they can still use the old boimetric before or they will send an bio appoinment if needed .. :) 

I didn't receive my bio on i-751 since January 19 and the tracking number on my NO1  is not show any history  of my case 

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51 minutes ago, akalee18 said:

Did you get your bio number yet?

Untill now still waiting.. i gotmy extension after a week of filing.. im planning also to take vacation outside the country this coming july hopefuly before tmy vacation i recieve the bio so that i would not reschedule it

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You have nothing to worry regarding flying domestically on your UK passport.  You are not required to show your letters, just a government issued ID..and for domestic that can be US issued OR foreign issued as long the document is still valid.  Whether you are a green card holder, or not, your UK passport will work.  Go on vacation...have a great time...don't fret over this!

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I just flew domestically and showed drivers license. I was a bit surprised they accepted it because it states it is not valid ID document.
But I didn't want the hassle of Greencard plus extension letter, so I just tried that.

I don't know that TSA doesn't recognize extension letters, the Border Patrol is certainly very aware of them. I would think with so many of us running around now with expired greencards (thanks, USCIS!) and the letters they should have become used to them by now...

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