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Does the US Citizen/Spouse have to attend the appointment as well? My husband's appointment is this coming Tuesday, and I don't know that I can get the time off to go with him. Am I expected to be there as well? The letter didn't indicate.

Sorry if this is a silly question!

Thank you.


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Does the US Citizen/Spouse have to attend the appointment as well? My husband's appointment is this coming Tuesday, and I don't know that I can get the time off to go with him. Am I expected to be there as well? The letter didn't indicate.

Sorry if this is a silly question!

Thank you.

No you do not have to go with him, in fact they will not let you go back for the fingerprinting & photographing with the non-USC unless you need to translate.

Our appointment is the following Wed in Philly...please come back and report on your husband's experience.

good luck.

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Does the US Citizen/Spouse have to attend the appointment as well? My husband's appointment is this coming Tuesday, and I don't know that I can get the time off to go with him. Am I expected to be there as well? The letter didn't indicate.

Sorry if this is a silly question!

Thank you.

No you do not have to go with him, in fact they will not let you go back for the fingerprinting & photographing with the non-USC unless you need to translate.

Our appointment is the following Wed in Philly...please come back and report on your husband's experience.

good luck.

Thanks! And will do!


12/06/07 I-751 application sent

12/08/07 I-751 application received at VSC

12/10/07 Check cashed

12/17/07 NOA1 received

01/22/08 Biometrics Appointment

01/23/08 Touched

12/29/08 Contacted USCIS Customer Service for inquiry

02/19/09 Requested formal inquiry by Senator Arlen Specter

04/03/09 Card Production Ordered

04/10/09 10 Year Greencard Received!

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Don't take your cell phone with you either. Claudeth had to bring hers back to the car as did another woman.


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It's interesting to read how the different offices work....when I went for my Bio's we were not security checked in any way, we both had our cell phones, and Hubby was standing next to me when I had my fingerprints etc., done and we were all joking when they couldn't get my little finger print!

I guess that's the advantage of living in a small town :thumbs:


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It's interesting to read how the different offices work....when I went for my Bio's we were not security checked in any way, we both had our cell phones, and Hubby was standing next to me when I had my fingerprints etc., done and we were all joking when they couldn't get my little finger print!

I guess that's the advantage of living in a small town :thumbs:

I should add that was our experience during the biometrics appointment for the first AOS and the Philly service center has moved (from an city/urban to a more suburban location) but I have no reason to believe it will be different and there certainly no requirement for the USC Spouse to be be present (which was the o/p question).

I am going with hubby for his biometrics on 1/30, because I work at home that day and can start a little late....I'll be sure to report back our experience. :thumbs:

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It's interesting to read how the different offices work....when I went for my Bio's we were not security checked in any way, we both had our cell phones, and Hubby was standing next to me when I had my fingerprints etc., done and we were all joking when they couldn't get my little finger print!

I guess that's the advantage of living in a small town :thumbs:

I should add that was our experience during the biometrics appointment for the first AOS and the Philly service center has moved (from an city/urban to a more suburban location) but I have no reason to believe it will be different and there certainly no requirement for the USC Spouse to be be present (which was the o/p question).

I am going with hubby for his biometrics on 1/30, because I work at home that day and can start a little late....I'll be sure to report back our experience. :thumbs:

Where exactly is the new Service Center? I'm gonna mapquest the address, but I'm assuming that it's no longer in Center City then? I think my husband was hoping to take the train, but I guess he may have to drive instead. No biggie though.


12/06/07 I-751 application sent

12/08/07 I-751 application received at VSC

12/10/07 Check cashed

12/17/07 NOA1 received

01/22/08 Biometrics Appointment

01/23/08 Touched

12/29/08 Contacted USCIS Customer Service for inquiry

02/19/09 Requested formal inquiry by Senator Arlen Specter

04/03/09 Card Production Ordered

04/10/09 10 Year Greencard Received!

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It's interesting to read how the different offices work....when I went for my Bio's we were not security checked in any way, we both had our cell phones, and Hubby was standing next to me when I had my fingerprints etc., done and we were all joking when they couldn't get my little finger print!

I guess that's the advantage of living in a small town :thumbs:

I should add that was our experience during the biometrics appointment for the first AOS and the Philly service center has moved (from an city/urban to a more suburban location) but I have no reason to believe it will be different and there certainly no requirement for the USC Spouse to be be present (which was the o/p question).

I am going with hubby for his biometrics on 1/30, because I work at home that day and can start a little late....I'll be sure to report back our experience. :thumbs:

Where exactly is the new Service Center? I'm gonna mapquest the address, but I'm assuming that it's no longer in Center City then? I think my husband was hoping to take the train, but I guess he may have to drive instead. No biggie though.

It's in Northeast Philly...off of the Roosevelt Blvd (RT 1) between Woodhaven and Red Lion Roads. I presume there is some kind of public transport but no train (maybe a bus). Not too far off Woodhaven exit of I95 if driving or Rt 1. Like I said for us, it's great ...14 miles (20 minutes) and I'm sure the parking has to be free :dance: . Good Luck.... and billybassemo2.gif

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It's interesting to read how the different offices work....when I went for my Bio's we were not security checked in any way, we both had our cell phones, and Hubby was standing next to me when I had my fingerprints etc., done and we were all joking when they couldn't get my little finger print!

I guess that's the advantage of living in a small town :thumbs:

I should add that was our experience during the biometrics appointment for the first AOS and the Philly service center has moved (from an city/urban to a more suburban location) but I have no reason to believe it will be different and there certainly no requirement for the USC Spouse to be be present (which was the o/p question).

I am going with hubby for his biometrics on 1/30, because I work at home that day and can start a little late....I'll be sure to report back our experience. :thumbs:

Where exactly is the new Service Center? I'm gonna mapquest the address, but I'm assuming that it's no longer in Center City then? I think my husband was hoping to take the train, but I guess he may have to drive instead. No biggie though.

It's in Northeast Philly...off of the Roosevelt Blvd (RT 1) between Woodhaven and Red Lion Roads. I presume there is some kind of public transport but no train (maybe a bus). Not too far off Woodhaven exit of I95 if driving or Rt 1. Like I said for us, it's great ...14 miles (20 minutes) and I'm sure the parking has to be free :dance: . Good Luck.... and billybassemo2.gif

Bette

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Thanks for the info! I checked out the directions, and unfortunately, it's a little over an hour from us :/ . Oh well, Niall took the day off from work, and his appt. is at 11am, so he's gonna leave super early that morning and drive there. I have a friend who lives in the area, so I'm gonna confirm the directions with her tomorrow. I'll report back on how it goes!


12/06/07 I-751 application sent

12/08/07 I-751 application received at VSC

12/10/07 Check cashed

12/17/07 NOA1 received

01/22/08 Biometrics Appointment

01/23/08 Touched

12/29/08 Contacted USCIS Customer Service for inquiry

02/19/09 Requested formal inquiry by Senator Arlen Specter

04/03/09 Card Production Ordered

04/10/09 10 Year Greencard Received!

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I was able to go with my wife for her first biometrics in MD. When we went to her second one in VA, I was told to wait outside. So much for having a uniform policy...


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