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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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My question today is with regards to biometrics walk-ins. Do they only have specific ASC walk-in locations or it applies for any ASC location?

I have received my biometrics appointment notice and it's for a later date, but after reading reviews on VJ i realizes that applicants walk-in before their appointed date. I want to know how does it work and (or) does it applies to anyone?

Do y'all think that the walk-in biometrics will expedite your process?


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Zimbabwe
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Theoretically you should be able to do it anywhere, but some offices are better about it than others. Some won't let you while others sometimes let and sometimes don't. I'm not sure about New Orleans.

I think it helps, but I'm not 100% sure that it expedites the process. I know they can't send certain things (for example, an EAD) until they have your biometrics.


Married - 3/12/10

AOS Filed - 5/13/10

Biometrics received - 6/5/10

Biometrics done - 6/9/10

RFE Received 6/10/10

Touched - 6/7/10, 6/16/10, 6/17,10 (all)

RFE delivered - 6/29/10

Resumed processing - 6/30/10

EAD Production Ordered - 7/2/10, 7/8/10, mailed 7/15/10

Touched - 7/6/10, 7/8/10 (485, 765)

Touched EAD - 7/16/10

EAD Received!! - 7/17/10

Interview - August 30, 8:45- Approved!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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You can take a look at the offices close to you and determine where'd be best for you based on distance (sometimes the Biometrics letter sends you to the closest, sometimes it sends you to the one with less traffic or less appts)

https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?action=offices.type&OfficeLocator.office_type=ASC

It can hasten your process if you do a walk-in as most letters indicate a date that is a month away so u pretty much gain a week or two of processing time with an early walk-in. For my process, eg. I did my walkin on May 19th instead of the scheduled June 2nd. Because of this, I received my IL by June 7th for July 7th instead of the typical August interview.

It applies to anyone who wants to try. Its alleged that the best time to try is on a Wednesday (less appts scheduled) preferably in the morning.

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01/06/10 - Got Married

AOS from F-1 visa (2 months 2 1/2 weeks or 82 days)

04/14/10 - Sent AOS Package

04/26/10 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/16/10 - Biometrics letter

05/19/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/07/10 - Interview Appointment in Philly- July 7 @ 11:05 am APPROVED

07/19/10 - 2 YEAR Green Card received

Removal of Conditions (9 months 1 1/2 weeks or 285 days)

04/08/12 - Eligibility date

04/19/12 - Sent ROC Package

04/26/12 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/17/10 - Biometrics letter

05/24/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

01/25/13 - APPROVED- ROC card production ordered

02/05/13 - 10 YEAR Green Card received

Naturalization (5 months 2 days or 155 days)

04/15/13 - Eligibility date

06/07/13 - Sent Package

06/20/13 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

06/27/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/05/13 - Interview letter sent/In-line notification

08/14/13 - Interview scheduled in Philly @ 1:30 pm APPROVED

11/07/13 - Oath Ceremony

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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You can take a look at the offices close to you and determine where'd be best for you based on distance (sometimes the Biometrics letter sends you to the closest, sometimes it sends you to the one with less traffic or less appts)

https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?action=offices.type&OfficeLocator.office_type=ASC

No, you get scheduled at the ASC that the USCIS has predetermined has jurisdiction over your place of residence based I presume on zip code


YMMV

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Scotland
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I couldn't do a walk in because Fairbanks only has a temporary office location. The main office is in Anchorage and it wasn't worth my time going away down there to do it.



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03/17/10 - Sent I-130 petition by express mail

03/22/10 - I-130 petition received in Chicago

03/26/10 - Check for $355 cashed

04/04/10 - I-130 NOA received (dated 03/30/10)

04/05/10 - Change of address letter sent

04/16/10 - Civil Surgeon appointment

04/19/10 - Sent I-484, I-765 applications by express mail

04/21/10 - I-484, I-765 applications received in Chicago

04/27/10 - Email confirmation from USCIS confirming receipt of I-485, I-765 applications

04/29/10 - Check for $1010 cashed

04/30/10 - I-485 touched

05/01/10 - I-485 & I-765 NOAs received (both dated 04/27/10)

05/04/10 - I-130 petition touched

05/06/10 - RFE received for I-864 (dated 04/30/10)

05/11/10 - INFOPASS scheduled for 10.30am

05/12/10 - RFE documentation sent by priority mail

05/19/10 - RFE received by USCIS and I-485 touched

06/05/10 - RFE received for I-130 (dated 06/01/10)

06/05/10 - Biometric appointment letter received (dated 06/01/10)

06/07/10 - RFE documentation sent by priority mail

06/14/10 - RFE received by USCIS and I-130 touched

06/16/10 - Biometric appointment (1.00pm)

06/18/10 - Online status for I-485 and I-765 says that denial letter have been sent??? (dated 06/01/10)

07/03/10 - I-130 petition approved and letter received (dated 06/29/10)

07/20/10 - Denial letter for I-485 & I-765 received (dated 07/16/10)

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My question today is with regards to biometrics walk-ins. Do they only have specific ASC walk-in locations or it applies for any ASC location?

I have received my biometrics appointment notice and it's for a later date, but after reading reviews on VJ i realizes that applicants walk-in before their appointed date. I want to know how does it work and (or) does it applies to anyone?

Do y'all think that the walk-in biometrics will expedite your process?

I did a walk in on a Wednesday morning, I was asked a couple of questions like, why can't you come on the intended day, where do you live. It just took a little bit of pleasant negotiation. I smiled and said I happened to be in the city that morning, so dropped by, and it would be difficult to come on the original day. He almost sent me away, but I just go through.

If you do a walk in get there early, be one of the first in in the queue at the door before they open.

Take care good luck


Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Phoenix AZ

Date Filed : 2010-04-21

NOA Date : 2010-04-26

RFE(s) : None yet - thankfully, fingers and toes crossed

Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-09 walk in 15 days prior.

Interview Date : 2010-07-26

Approved Date: 2010-07-26

Card Received: 2010-08-06

Employment Authorization

Date Filed : 2010-04- 21

NOA Date : 2010-04-26

Approved Date : 2010-07-26

Total process from us mailing AOS paperwork to Green Card in hand was 110 days.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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No, you get scheduled at the ASC that the USCIS has predetermined has jurisdiction over your place of residence based I presume on zip code

Thats true but how many people do walk-ins in whatever office they want to, and are successful. Yes the letter determines the one that is in charge of your area but take me for example, Im the same distance from Philly and Dover offices and hwas scheduled to do Biometrics in Dover but Interview in Philly. So sometimes, I think it varies.


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01/06/10 - Got Married

AOS from F-1 visa (2 months 2 1/2 weeks or 82 days)

04/14/10 - Sent AOS Package

04/26/10 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/16/10 - Biometrics letter

05/19/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/07/10 - Interview Appointment in Philly- July 7 @ 11:05 am APPROVED

07/19/10 - 2 YEAR Green Card received

Removal of Conditions (9 months 1 1/2 weeks or 285 days)

04/08/12 - Eligibility date

04/19/12 - Sent ROC Package

04/26/12 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/17/10 - Biometrics letter

05/24/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

01/25/13 - APPROVED- ROC card production ordered

02/05/13 - 10 YEAR Green Card received

Naturalization (5 months 2 days or 155 days)

04/15/13 - Eligibility date

06/07/13 - Sent Package

06/20/13 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

06/27/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/05/13 - Interview letter sent/In-line notification

08/14/13 - Interview scheduled in Philly @ 1:30 pm APPROVED

11/07/13 - Oath Ceremony

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