Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
bowierose

Biometrics Testing

3 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: Country: Canada
Timeline

Hi everyone,

I am wondering about biometrics testing and having trouble finding a description of what happens at these appointments. What information do they collect? It is required to do all of this testing? Are there optional tests that they don't necessarily tell you are optional? Do both the petitioner and the beneficiary do these tests? Do all applicants do them? My concerns mainly lie around privacy invasion. The issue of biometrics definitely has a lot of debate surrounding it, but I'm not really up to speed. Anyone have any answers or comments?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

Hi everyone,

I am wondering about biometrics testing and having trouble finding a description of what happens at these appointments. What information do they collect? It is required to do all of this testing? Are there optional tests that they don't necessarily tell you are optional? Do both the petitioner and the beneficiary do these tests? Do all applicants do them? My concerns mainly lie around privacy invasion. The issue of biometrics definitely has a lot of debate surrounding it, but I'm not really up to speed. Anyone have any answers or comments?

You have to be more specific about what point in the process you are in. For a green card biometrics appointment, the process is usually the same as when you enter the country - they scan your fingerprints and take your picture.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
Timeline

Well, Biometrics will always involve digital fingerprinting, which allows the files to be bounced off of the inter-agency databases for hits and serve to identify you. If you are the foreign beneficiary, expect that much. At the embassy, finger slaps will be taken.

If you are the USC petitioner, normally you will not have to undergo Biometrics -- but, in some cases, the USC does have to submit to it during the adjudication process.

As for being concerned about privacy, I understand completely. But is anything really private? If I knew your name I could discover nearly everything about you for $25 on the internet. And while in the Army I gave a DNA sample; forget records, there is no hiding for me.

What I'm saying is that the Biometrics are rudimentary, and largely meant to either assist the investigators with your background check or simply for identification purposes. Nothing too nefarious, all things considered. Particularly if you are not concealing anything.

Case in point, there was this Canadian fellow in Iraq that was a nice guy and all, but when we ran his Biometrics he came up persona non grata for a murder in Vancouver years before. Biometrics were problematic for him, whereas the other 200,000 people we ran rarely had an issue. Well, non-Iraqi's, that is.


17-Jan-10 - Filed K-1

26-Apr-10 - Approved

06-May-10 - Entered POE

24-May-10 - Married

22-Jul-10 - Filed AOS

24-Sep-10 - Biometrics Appointment

18-Nov-10 - Approved

29-Nov-10 - Received Green Card

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...