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Biometrics in Fresno, California

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Norway
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Hi,

I see people talking about walk-in biometrics appointments. Do they have to be done at the same office that your scheduled appointment is at? How long does the I-765 (EAD) take after the biometrics are done, usually?

Does anyone have experience with the office in Fresno - when's a good day & time to do a walk-in?

Kind regards,

Jørgen.


05/31/2010: Married my beautiful wife :D

06/01/2010: Found out that I am no longer eligible for the J-1 visa I was applying for for my summer internship, because of marriage

07/12/2010: USCIS sent NOA1 (FedEx receipt 07/09/2010)

07/27/2010: Did walk-in biometrics in Fresno, CA (Scheduled appointment was 08/14/2010 in San Marcos, CA)

07/27/2010: Requested expedited processing of I-765 due to financial hardship

07/27/2010: RFE (I-864 instead of I-864EZ) - expedited processing cancelled.

08/09/2010: I-131 delivered to USCIS (according to USPS)

08/13/2010: RFE response NAO received per e-mail. (USPS receipt 08/11/2010)

08/16/2010: Requested expedited processing again.

08/24/2010: Contacted Representative about help. Inquired to USCIS, told us they couldn't ask for any kind of preferred processing, and gave us status update (At the "judicial stage of the process"?)

08/25/2010: Work permit card production ordered!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Norway
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Just a quick update.

Today I went to the ASC in Fresno, CA. My appointment was 12th of August in Vista, CA. After reading on the forums, someone said that an ASC employee had said traffic died down at around 2PM, so I went there at 2.15-2.30PM on a Tuesday. I brought my passport and my receipt notices (and the appointment document). I arrived, there were about 4 non-employees there. He looked at my appointment, checked my passport, gave me a form. I filled out the form, gave him my appointment document, the form and my passport, and he casually asked if I lived in Vista, I said yes, and that my wife was working in Fresno temporarily (which is the case). He gave me a number, I waited a few minutes, got called in, got my prints and picture, and could leave.

The walkin was a resounding success. It took about 15-20 minutes from I entered the door to I left, and except for the casual mention of if I lived in Vista, no-one pointed out that my appointment was in a different county and two weeks from now. They were efficient and friendly, and all in all it was a great visit.

I post the above so that if you're in the same situation as me, maybe the above can answer some questions. :)

Kind regards,

Jørgen.


05/31/2010: Married my beautiful wife :D

06/01/2010: Found out that I am no longer eligible for the J-1 visa I was applying for for my summer internship, because of marriage

07/12/2010: USCIS sent NOA1 (FedEx receipt 07/09/2010)

07/27/2010: Did walk-in biometrics in Fresno, CA (Scheduled appointment was 08/14/2010 in San Marcos, CA)

07/27/2010: Requested expedited processing of I-765 due to financial hardship

07/27/2010: RFE (I-864 instead of I-864EZ) - expedited processing cancelled.

08/09/2010: I-131 delivered to USCIS (according to USPS)

08/13/2010: RFE response NAO received per e-mail. (USPS receipt 08/11/2010)

08/16/2010: Requested expedited processing again.

08/24/2010: Contacted Representative about help. Inquired to USCIS, told us they couldn't ask for any kind of preferred processing, and gave us status update (At the "judicial stage of the process"?)

08/25/2010: Work permit card production ordered!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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My husband just did a walk-in a week early for his biometrics at the Fresno office. We arrived at about 1:50pm, the security officer told us they allow walk-ins to enter only after 2pm, but since it was almost 2pm he let us go in and sit down. We had to wait until after all the appointments for the day had been processed. They were very busy that day, so we waited until about 3:30pm before my husband was called for his biometrics. The actual process only took 10-15 minutes. The staff was all very nice and friendly.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Poland
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Same here. My appointment was scheduled for 12/19/2011, but went in on the 7th. I got there at 8 am, but the security person told me to come back at 2 pm, but he said it wasn't guaranteed they would see me. I got there at 2 and waited until 3 pm and took my photo and fingerprints. Very freindly staff! Hopefully my interview will go as smoothly.

My husband just did a walk-in a week early for his biometrics at the Fresno office. We arrived at about 1:50pm, the security officer told us they allow walk-ins to enter only after 2pm, but since it was almost 2pm he let us go in and sit down. We had to wait until after all the appointments for the day had been processed. They were very busy that day, so we waited until about 3:30pm before my husband was called for his biometrics. The actual process only took 10-15 minutes. The staff was all very nice and friendly.


Wife's USCIS Journey

02-27-2012 Mailed I-130, I-485 and I-765 to Chicago by Priority Mail

02-29-2012 Post Office website shows as delivered

03-01-2012 USCIS received I-130, I-485 and I-765

03-05-2012 Received 3 text and 3 email receipt notifications

03-07-2012 $1,490 poorer - both checks cashed

03-12-2012 Received NOAs for all 3 applications

03-16-2012 Received Biometrics Notice for Apr. 2

03-19-2012 Successful Walkin Biometrics

04-09-2012 Received text/email about scheduled interview for May. 11

04-12-2012 Received a hard copy of an interview letter

05-04-2012 Received a notification "Card Production Ordered" for EAD.

05-09-2012 Received another notification "Card Production Ordered" for EAD.

05-10-2012 Received notification that EAD was mailed.

05-11-2012 AOS Interview at 12:30 no final decision

05-11-2012 Notification "Card production ordered" at 3:30 pm. APPROVED!!!!!!!

05-14-2012 Received EAD card in mail and I-130 approval notification

05-15-2012 Received hard copies of I-130 approval, welcome to USA letter and a notification that green card was sent

05-21-2012 Green Card Received!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05-23-2012 Applied for SSN

***Counting down to RoC***

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