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Hi everyone,

I just received my biometrics appointment letter today, and it is for almost a month from now. I keep seeing in people's timelines, "Walk-in Biometrics done." I am not sure exactly what that means. I am unemployed and broke, praying for a speedy EAD, with plenty of time on my hands. Does "Walk-in Biometrics done" mean that I can simply walk in to my office for biometrics? Do I need to call first? Or must I wait for my scheduled appointment? My local office is in Brooklyn, NY.

Thanks!

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07/01/2010 - I-485, I-765 and I-130 sent to Chicago lock box
07/03/2010 - package signed for in Chicago
07/12/2010 - text and email notification received
07/17/2010 - hard copy NOA1s received in mail
07/19/2010 - received biometrics letter (scheduled for August 12th)
07/22/2010 - unsuccessful walk-in biometrics in Brooklyn
07/28/2010 - successful walk-in biometrics in Brooklyn
08/24/2010 - EAD card approved (54 DAYS)
08/31/2010 - I-765 touched, post decision activity, email notification of EAD approval
09/01/2010 - I-765 touched
09/03/2010 - EAD card received
09/21/2010 - Interview Date! 9:45 am. APPROVED (83 DAYS). I-551 Stamp.
09/21/2010 - Card/ Document Production
09/29/2010 - Welcome letter received
10/01/2010 - Green Card Received!!! Exactly 3 months smile.png

08/18/2012 - ROC filed (Vermont)
09/04/2012 - NOA date
10/12/2012 - Bio appointment
05/02/2013 - RFE
07/15/2013 - ROC Interview at local (New York City) office, told we would be notified of decision by mail in 60 days
08/02/2013- Case status updated, production of new card ordered!
08/05/2013- InfoPass appointment at Holtsville Long Island, passport stamped with I-551
08/06/2013- Card mailed
08/08/2013- 10 year green card received!!! 10 days short of one year from applicationdancin5hr.gif

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Hi everyone,

I just received my biometrics appointment letter today, and it is for almost a month from now. I keep seeing in people's timelines, "Walk-in Biometrics done." I am not sure exactly what that means. I am unemployed and broke, praying for a speedy EAD, with plenty of time on my hands. Does "Walk-in Biometrics done" mean that I can simply walk in to my office for biometrics? Do I need to call first? Or must I wait for my scheduled appointment? My local office is in Brooklyn, NY.

Thanks!

:blink:

Walk in biometrics means you go to the office before the scheduled time to try to do your biometrics. Don't call, just go. People usually go on Wednesdays as it seems most offices will allow that. However it depends on the office. In my case, I was denied so I had to wait till the scheduled date. You can go try to do it as it will speed up the process by a couple of weeks if you are successful. It does not hurt to try.


AOS Timeline from F1

Sent AOS on April 17

Received and signed on April 19

Got 3 NOAs April 26

Biometrics Appointment Letter received May 1 - dated May 26

Walk-in biometrics rejected May 12

Biometrics Appointment May 26

Interview letter received June 11 - for July 19 APPROVED

EAD Received July 9

GC RECEIVED August 2

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Walk in biometrics means you go to the office before the scheduled time to try to do your biometrics. Don't call, just go. People usually go on Wednesdays as it seems most offices will allow that. However it depends on the office. In my case, I was denied so I had to wait till the scheduled date. You can go try to do it as it will speed up the process by a couple of weeks if you are successful. It does not hurt to try.

Thanks for that! I will try this Weds.

I am wondering if anyone has experience walking in to the Brooklyn office? I have a feeling the New York offices may be exceptionally busy.


07/01/2010 - I-485, I-765 and I-130 sent to Chicago lock box
07/03/2010 - package signed for in Chicago
07/12/2010 - text and email notification received
07/17/2010 - hard copy NOA1s received in mail
07/19/2010 - received biometrics letter (scheduled for August 12th)
07/22/2010 - unsuccessful walk-in biometrics in Brooklyn
07/28/2010 - successful walk-in biometrics in Brooklyn
08/24/2010 - EAD card approved (54 DAYS)
08/31/2010 - I-765 touched, post decision activity, email notification of EAD approval
09/01/2010 - I-765 touched
09/03/2010 - EAD card received
09/21/2010 - Interview Date! 9:45 am. APPROVED (83 DAYS). I-551 Stamp.
09/21/2010 - Card/ Document Production
09/29/2010 - Welcome letter received
10/01/2010 - Green Card Received!!! Exactly 3 months smile.png

08/18/2012 - ROC filed (Vermont)
09/04/2012 - NOA date
10/12/2012 - Bio appointment
05/02/2013 - RFE
07/15/2013 - ROC Interview at local (New York City) office, told we would be notified of decision by mail in 60 days
08/02/2013- Case status updated, production of new card ordered!
08/05/2013- InfoPass appointment at Holtsville Long Island, passport stamped with I-551
08/06/2013- Card mailed
08/08/2013- 10 year green card received!!! 10 days short of one year from applicationdancin5hr.gif

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Thanks for that! I will try this Weds.

I am wondering if anyone has experience walking in to the Brooklyn office? I have a feeling the New York offices may be exceptionally busy.

Yes, I did my walk-in in Brooklyn. It was a Wednesday afternoon. Good luck!


AOS from Canadian Visitor....

02/22/2010 - Got Married.

04/24/2010 - Sent I-130, I-485, I-765 and I-131 to Chicago Lockbox

04/26/2010 - Package received in Chicago @ 10.16 AM by K Walker (Day 01)

04/30/2010 - Both cheques cashed / Entered in USCIS system (Day 05)

05/04/2010 - Received all 4 NOA's dated April 30, 2010 (Day 09)

05/24/2010 - Biometric letter received (FINALLY!!!)(Day 29)

06/02/2010 - Biometrics walk in DONE!!! (Day 38)

06/17/2010 - "Original" Biometrics appointment (Day 53)

06/21/2010 - Interview letter (dated June 17, 2010) (Day 57)

07/07/2010 - Approval AP (I-131) (Day 73)

07/09/2010 - 1st EAD (I-765) Card Production Order (Day 75)

07/14/2010 - 2nd EAD (I-765) Card Production Order (Day 80)

07/15/2010 - Received AP (where's my EAD??) (Day 81)

07/26/2010 - Received EAD (Day 92)

07/27/2010 - GC Interview @ 2.30pm APPROVED!!! (Day 93) (3 mths and 3 days)

07/27/2010 - Passport stamp received (I-551)

07/31/2010 - welcome letter and I-130 aproval (Day 97)

08/05/2010 - Received SSN card

08/07/2010 - RECEIVED GREEN CARD! (Day 104)

ROC

04/28/2012 - Removal of Condition window opens

07/02/2012 - Sent out ROC package

07/05/2012 - Package received @ VSC

07/06/2012 - NOA1 received

07/10/2012 - Chq cashed

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Yes, I did my walk-in in Brooklyn. It was a Wednesday afternoon. Good luck!

oh wow, an afternoon even. i pictured myself lining up at 6 am. that sounds hopeful! :thumbs:

Good luck at your interview!

Edited by leash5

07/01/2010 - I-485, I-765 and I-130 sent to Chicago lock box
07/03/2010 - package signed for in Chicago
07/12/2010 - text and email notification received
07/17/2010 - hard copy NOA1s received in mail
07/19/2010 - received biometrics letter (scheduled for August 12th)
07/22/2010 - unsuccessful walk-in biometrics in Brooklyn
07/28/2010 - successful walk-in biometrics in Brooklyn
08/24/2010 - EAD card approved (54 DAYS)
08/31/2010 - I-765 touched, post decision activity, email notification of EAD approval
09/01/2010 - I-765 touched
09/03/2010 - EAD card received
09/21/2010 - Interview Date! 9:45 am. APPROVED (83 DAYS). I-551 Stamp.
09/21/2010 - Card/ Document Production
09/29/2010 - Welcome letter received
10/01/2010 - Green Card Received!!! Exactly 3 months smile.png

08/18/2012 - ROC filed (Vermont)
09/04/2012 - NOA date
10/12/2012 - Bio appointment
05/02/2013 - RFE
07/15/2013 - ROC Interview at local (New York City) office, told we would be notified of decision by mail in 60 days
08/02/2013- Case status updated, production of new card ordered!
08/05/2013- InfoPass appointment at Holtsville Long Island, passport stamped with I-551
08/06/2013- Card mailed
08/08/2013- 10 year green card received!!! 10 days short of one year from applicationdancin5hr.gif

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1st walk-in attempt yesterday afternoon= rejected :(

Is there any speculation about what might be the best day of the week to walk in? The guard was quite nice about it, he simply said there were too many people. I asked him if 1st thing in the morning might be better, and he said maybe, if there weren't too many people then, they MIGHT be able to do it. He certainly would not commit to anything concrete! And I forgot to ask him if there was a "slow day."


07/01/2010 - I-485, I-765 and I-130 sent to Chicago lock box
07/03/2010 - package signed for in Chicago
07/12/2010 - text and email notification received
07/17/2010 - hard copy NOA1s received in mail
07/19/2010 - received biometrics letter (scheduled for August 12th)
07/22/2010 - unsuccessful walk-in biometrics in Brooklyn
07/28/2010 - successful walk-in biometrics in Brooklyn
08/24/2010 - EAD card approved (54 DAYS)
08/31/2010 - I-765 touched, post decision activity, email notification of EAD approval
09/01/2010 - I-765 touched
09/03/2010 - EAD card received
09/21/2010 - Interview Date! 9:45 am. APPROVED (83 DAYS). I-551 Stamp.
09/21/2010 - Card/ Document Production
09/29/2010 - Welcome letter received
10/01/2010 - Green Card Received!!! Exactly 3 months smile.png

08/18/2012 - ROC filed (Vermont)
09/04/2012 - NOA date
10/12/2012 - Bio appointment
05/02/2013 - RFE
07/15/2013 - ROC Interview at local (New York City) office, told we would be notified of decision by mail in 60 days
08/02/2013- Case status updated, production of new card ordered!
08/05/2013- InfoPass appointment at Holtsville Long Island, passport stamped with I-551
08/06/2013- Card mailed
08/08/2013- 10 year green card received!!! 10 days short of one year from applicationdancin5hr.gif

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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1st walk-in attempt yesterday afternoon= rejected :(

Is there any speculation about what might be the best day of the week to walk in? The guard was quite nice about it, he simply said there were too many people. I asked him if 1st thing in the morning might be better, and he said maybe, if there weren't too many people then, they MIGHT be able to do it. He certainly would not commit to anything concrete! And I forgot to ask him if there was a "slow day."

It's REALLY important to try on a Wednesday, it seems that Wednesday is a quicker time for them.

Good luck! I'm sure you'll have better luck on a Wednesday :thumbs:

Edited by Krys & Nova

AOS from Canadian Visitor....

02/22/2010 - Got Married.

04/24/2010 - Sent I-130, I-485, I-765 and I-131 to Chicago Lockbox

04/26/2010 - Package received in Chicago @ 10.16 AM by K Walker (Day 01)

04/30/2010 - Both cheques cashed / Entered in USCIS system (Day 05)

05/04/2010 - Received all 4 NOA's dated April 30, 2010 (Day 09)

05/24/2010 - Biometric letter received (FINALLY!!!)(Day 29)

06/02/2010 - Biometrics walk in DONE!!! (Day 38)

06/17/2010 - "Original" Biometrics appointment (Day 53)

06/21/2010 - Interview letter (dated June 17, 2010) (Day 57)

07/07/2010 - Approval AP (I-131) (Day 73)

07/09/2010 - 1st EAD (I-765) Card Production Order (Day 75)

07/14/2010 - 2nd EAD (I-765) Card Production Order (Day 80)

07/15/2010 - Received AP (where's my EAD??) (Day 81)

07/26/2010 - Received EAD (Day 92)

07/27/2010 - GC Interview @ 2.30pm APPROVED!!! (Day 93) (3 mths and 3 days)

07/27/2010 - Passport stamp received (I-551)

07/31/2010 - welcome letter and I-130 aproval (Day 97)

08/05/2010 - Received SSN card

08/07/2010 - RECEIVED GREEN CARD! (Day 104)

ROC

04/28/2012 - Removal of Condition window opens

07/02/2012 - Sent out ROC package

07/05/2012 - Package received @ VSC

07/06/2012 - NOA1 received

07/10/2012 - Chq cashed

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I just wanted to add that thanks to the help of leash5 I did the same thing today. Went to the Brooklyn office (on 60th street) this morning (Wednesday). I got there at 7:35am and there was already a line of about 15 ppl. They started letting us in shortly before 8am. The guy at the desk didn't mention anything about the fact that I was there more than 2 weeks earlier than my actual appointment (I don't think they even check to be honest), but one important thing to mention: MAKE SURE YOU BRING YOUR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE IF YOU HAVE HAD A NAME CHANGE AND DON'T HAVE A PHOTO ID TO PROVE THIS. I had brought mine, but I saw another lady who hadn't brought hers and she was put to the side and had to wait to speak to a manager. I'm not sure if she was allowed to proceed afterwards, but I wouldn't take the risk.

The process was very smooth and I was out of there within 30mins.

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