Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
thongd4me

I Am Curious (even after successful walk-in)

6 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

...I have a feeling that they don't allow walk-ins in New York City no0pb.gif

Successful BIOMETRICS walk-in post mortem:

The "Application Support Center" at 246 North Ave., New Rochelle had a staff of about 4

and was a street-level very small operation. My wife went there at around 2 PM on a

Wednesday, which I felt was sufficiently far from Monday (when there might be a flood

of customers as they are closed on the weekend) and also past the morning and noon

rushes because some folks want to be first in line or have the convenience of a lunch-break visit.

There were very few ahead of her and she was taken without any objections.

She liked the staff (the guy who processed her was excited about his upcoming first visit to Thailand!)

and gave them an excellent ratingsmile.gif

I don't know anything about the chance of a successful walk-in in Manhattan, but try to avoid

the more crowded days & times. Another poster said she had good luck going Friday afternoon.

To Moroccogirl:

Who says you have to go to the Manhattan office?

Isn't a walk-in a walk-in anywhere?

Don't they provide the same services?

Wouldn't you be doing the Manhattan staff a service by going to a less-frequently used center?

Q-Did anyone go to a service center other than the one they were invited to?


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

** moved from "Adjustment of Status Case Filing and Progress Reports" to "Adjustment of Status (Green Card) from Family Based Visas" as the prior forum is for case updates/progress and this one is for questions**

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is the remaining question, for any who have such experience =>

Who says you have to go to the office you were assigned in the biometrics invitation?

Isn't a walk-in a walk-in anywhere? Don't they provide the same services?

Wouldn't we be doing the staff at the high-frequency location

a service by going to a less-frequently used center?

The suburban center my wife went to was closer to us but it would have been a good

choice even if it wasn't, because there was absolutely no wait on Wednesday in the

afternoon.

Q-Did anyone go to a service center other than the one they were invited to?


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ASC biomentrics "stamp"

AOS biometrics =>

offtopic45vn.gif- I just saw in another thread a mention of a "receipt" for biometrics.

My wife didn't mention this after her successful walk-in, but when I checked her

passport, the I-94 form that has been stapled opposite her K-1 visa page

had been REPLACED with another I-94 form, shown as follows:

1) Departure (arrival) number (same as on original I-94).

2) the "admitted stamp" showing her POE date (December 29 2009)

and K-1 status with the date of biometrics (March 29 2010) written

at the bottom.

3) Lastname, Firstname, Country (as before)

Nothing there said it was for biometrics, but they got to use the

same form for 2 purposes (holy government efficiency, Batman!).

Edited by thongd4me

02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ASC biomentrics "stamp"

AOS biometrics =>

offtopic45vn.gif- I just saw in another thread a mention of a "receipt" for biometrics.

My wife didn't mention this after her successful walk-in, but when I checked her

passport, the I-94 form that has been stapled opposite her K-1 visa page

had been REPLACED with another I-94 form, shown as follows:

1) Departure (arrival) number (same as on original I-94).

2) the "admitted stamp" showing her POE date (December 29 2009)

and K-1 status with the date of biometrics (March 29 2010) written

at the bottom.

3) Lastname, Firstname, Country (as before)

Nothing there said it was for biometrics, but they got to use the

same form for 2 purposes (holy government efficiency, Batman!).

They didn't alter mine at all.. and I'd be concerned they took the I-94 because the number mightn't be the same as the original that you sent in with your I-485.

The Biometrics receipt is just the biometrics appointment letter with a red stamp on it and they filled in the dates.

here: 29270_10150180509495608_506085607_12266401_3681004_n.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They didn't alter mine at all.. and I'd be concerned they took the I-94 because the number mightn't be the same as the original that you sent in with your I-485.

The Biometrics receipt is just the biometrics appointment letter with a red stamp on it and they filled in the dates.

here: 29270_10150180509495608_506085607_12266401_3681004_n.jpg

Thanks, she didn't show it to me but I just took a look at it now.

They put the "BIOMETRICS PROCESSING STAMP" on the back below

the "additional information" where there was a blank space.

In the space on the front below my wife's name where you had your stamp,

They just wrote "OK" with a signature.

So I guess they don't handle it the same everywhere. The I-94 was definitely changed

but the replacement one they gave at the "Deferred Inspections Unit" at JFK was not

that legible and the one they replaced it with was legible.

Thanks for the informative replybiggrin.gif


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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.
×