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Fellow VJ forumers. I have noticed that almost everybody who has filed for I-751 this year received the biometrics letter within 3 weeks the most. It's been over a month and I still haven't received mine. I filed on 3-23 and was received on 3-25. I got the NOA a week later. I am beginning to think I will get a note in the mail saying I abandoned my application because I didn't show up for biometrics. Is there anyone who had or heard of such an experience? Looking at the timelines on this forum, something isn't right in my case. I called uscis customer service on Monday and was told they will send a note to CSC and to call back after 45 days if I don't hear anything. Should I wait it out or make an infopass eventhough it hasn't been 45 days since my last enquiry. I'm ripping my hair out.

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Fellow VJ forumers. I have noticed that almost everybody who has filed for I-751 this year received the biometrics letter within 3 weeks the most. It's been over a month and I still haven't received mine. I filed on 3-23 and was received on 3-25. I got the NOA a week later. I am beginning to think I will get a note in the mail saying I abandoned my application because I didn't show up for biometrics. Is there anyone who had or heard of such an experience? Looking at the timelines on this forum, something isn't right in my case. I called uscis customer service on Monday and was told they will send a note to CSC and to call back after 45 days if I don't hear anything. Should I wait it out or make an infopass eventhough it hasn't been 45 days since my last enquiry. I'm ripping my hair out.

It happens and there were a couple of cases that they never got a biometrics letter and got approved for ROC. If you have had your biometrics in the past 15 months, then they are still valid.

Now, if you didn't have your biometrics within the past 15 months, you are expected to do a biometrics. However, there have been cases that took a while to receive the notice. The best thing is as you did, just contact USCIS and later schedule an infopass... from what I've been reading... these are the only two things an applicant can do.

The only time you will receive an abandonment letter is when USCIS takes a look at your file to approve it - so you have some time before that becomes an issue and by that time you should hear from USCIS or even in the infopass.

Good luck!


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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It happens and there were a couple of cases that they never got a biometrics letter and got approved for ROC. If you have had your biometrics in the past 15 months, then they are still valid.

Now, if you didn't have your biometrics within the past 15 months, you are expected to do a biometrics. However, there have been cases that took a while to receive the notice. The best thing is as you did, just contact USCIS and later schedule an infopass... from what I've been reading... these are the only two things an applicant can do.

The only time you will receive an abandonment letter is when USCIS takes a look at your file to approve it - so you have some time before that becomes an issue and by that time you should hear from USCIS or even in the infopass.

Good luck!

Thanks for the reply. My biometrics are more than 15 months old so I would definately need to do it again. I just wasn't sure if waiting for more than a month to get the appointment letter has happened to others on this forum. I'll give it another week then do an infopass.

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I had to wait almost 6 weeks and others had too. You need to stay put and wait. If you call them (I did) you'll only get a stupid response telling to to wait at least 6 months. It will come. If you have not received it after 2 months call 'em and have them confirm that is was NOT mailed yet.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

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I had to wait almost 6 weeks and others had too. You need to stay put and wait. If you call them (I did) you'll only get a stupid response telling to to wait at least 6 months. It will come. If you have not received it after 2 months call 'em and have them confirm that is was NOT mailed yet.

Thanks Just Bob.

That was a much needed confirmation that it has happened to others. I can now put the panic button down.

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I had to wait almost 6 weeks and others had too. You need to stay put and wait. If you call them (I did) you'll only get a stupid response telling to to wait at least 6 months. It will come. If you have not received it after 2 months call 'em and have them confirm that is was NOT mailed yet.

I have been waiting for my biometrics appointment too and it is been 26 days now since they have received our application...The NOA and extension letter we received pretty fast.


Removing Conditions - I-751

Joint I-751 Sent- 04/02/10

Received at CSC - 04/05/10

Check Cashed - 04/07/10

NOA & extension received - 04/09/10 (dated 04/05/10)

Biometrics done - 05/18/10

Card Production Ordered - 06/24/10

Approval letter received - 06/30/10

New green card received - 07/06/10

Citizenship - N-400

N400 Sent - 04/01/11

check cashed - 04/07/11

Biometrics done-05/17/11

Interview letter-05/28/11

Interview date - 06/30/11

Oath ceremony-07/07/11

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