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Hi Vjers, have anyone of you ever receive another notice to do your biometrics like within a 2 months span? I had to do my biometrics on June 4. And then a few weeks later, I got my EAD and AP. Today (Aug 3), I receive another NOA for biometrics, appointment date is Aug 13???!!! My NOA for the June 4 biometrics specifically write that it is for both the application of the EAD and AOS. Is this another typical USCIS screw up? Anyone experience it before and how do you handle it? The customer service in USCIS is basically useless, I don't want to call them, get some rehearse answers and then get all pissed..:hehe:. I hope to gather some suggestions from you all helpful Vjers.

Thanks you!

Lance and Ash (who is really pissed now)


  • We met through a friend: 2005-04-20 (Long distance dating close to 5 years)
  • Engaged: 2008-12-25

K1 VISA:

  • I-129F Sent: 2009-05-10
  • I-129F NOA1: 2009-05-18
  • I-129F RFE: 2009-08-31
  • I-129F RFE Reply: 2009-09-05
  • I-129F NOA2: 2009-09-21
  • Package Received by NVC: 2009-10-03
  • Received by Consulate: 2009-10-13
  • Interview Date (K1 visa): 2009-10-28
  • K1 Received: 2009-10-30

AOS APPLICATION (CIS Office – Miami, FL):

  • Entry US: 2010-03-03
  • Married: 2010-04-22
  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • I-485 Biometrics: 2010-06-04
  • I-485 Transfer to CSC: 2010-06-02
  • I-485 Biometrics (2nd): 2010-08-13
  • I-485 application last touch: 2010-08-23 (Receive email notification that card production is on process now, will receive GC within the next 30 days. Woohoo!)
  • I-485 application last touch: 2010-08-26 (Receive email notification that I will receive a welcome letter)
  • I-485 Welcome Letter Receive: 2010-08-27
  • Green Card Receive: 2010-07-28

EAD APPLICATION:

  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • EAD Approve: 2010-07-14
  • EAD Card Receive: 2010-07-29

AP APPLICATION

  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • AP Approve: 2010-07-15
  • AP Receive (I-512L): 2010-07-20

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Wow... I've never had that happen to me before, and it's the first time I've heard of it too.

Oh wait, I just re-read what you wrote. You said that the previous Biometrics in June was for EAD and ADVANCED PAROLE (travel document) but not your Adjustment of Status (AOS), so I'm assuming the second Biometrics next week is for the AOS. Re-check the form number at the top of the Biometrics request. AOS, if I remember correctly is form I-485, while EAD is I-765 and AP is form I-131.

Double check! Hope everything goes well! :D

- Perlin

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Hmm...no, I wrote in my post that my June 04 biometrics is specifically for the EAD and AOS. And yes, the form # indicated is I-485 and I-765. I am just puzzled, if they haven't got my biometrics, how in the first place can I get my EAD card and my AP documents (I-512)? The reason why I am kind of tick off by this is because the USCIS office here is really far from my place and it is in a very dangerous neighborhood. And I can't drive yet and my husband job doesn't always allow him to take days off. I hope to gather some more suggestions or experiences from other people, because I am sure you know how the customer service in USCIS are...........................

'Hi Vjers, have anyone of you ever receive another notice to do your biometrics like within a 2 months span? I had to do my biometrics on June 4. And then a few weeks later, I got my EAD and AP. Today (Aug 3), I receive another NOA for biometrics, appointment date is Aug 13???!!! My NOA for the June 4 biometrics specifically write that it is for both the application of the EAD and AOS. Is this another typical USCIS screw up? Anyone experience it before and how do you handle it? The customer service in USCIS is basically useless, I don't want to call them, get some rehearse answers and then get all pissed..:hehe:. I hope to gather some suggestions from you all helpful Vjers.

Thanks you!

Lance and Ash (who is really pissed now)'

Wow... I've never had that happen to me before, and it's the first time I've heard of it too.

Oh wait, I just re-read what you wrote. You said that the previous Biometrics in June was for EAD and ADVANCED PAROLE (travel document) but not your Adjustment of Status (AOS), so I'm assuming the second Biometrics next week is for the AOS. Re-check the form number at the top of the Biometrics request. AOS, if I remember correctly is form I-485, while EAD is I-765 and AP is form I-131.

Double check! Hope everything goes well! :D

- Perlin

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  • We met through a friend: 2005-04-20 (Long distance dating close to 5 years)
  • Engaged: 2008-12-25

K1 VISA:

  • I-129F Sent: 2009-05-10
  • I-129F NOA1: 2009-05-18
  • I-129F RFE: 2009-08-31
  • I-129F RFE Reply: 2009-09-05
  • I-129F NOA2: 2009-09-21
  • Package Received by NVC: 2009-10-03
  • Received by Consulate: 2009-10-13
  • Interview Date (K1 visa): 2009-10-28
  • K1 Received: 2009-10-30

AOS APPLICATION (CIS Office – Miami, FL):

  • Entry US: 2010-03-03
  • Married: 2010-04-22
  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • I-485 Biometrics: 2010-06-04
  • I-485 Transfer to CSC: 2010-06-02
  • I-485 Biometrics (2nd): 2010-08-13
  • I-485 application last touch: 2010-08-23 (Receive email notification that card production is on process now, will receive GC within the next 30 days. Woohoo!)
  • I-485 application last touch: 2010-08-26 (Receive email notification that I will receive a welcome letter)
  • I-485 Welcome Letter Receive: 2010-08-27
  • Green Card Receive: 2010-07-28

EAD APPLICATION:

  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • EAD Approve: 2010-07-14
  • EAD Card Receive: 2010-07-29

AP APPLICATION

  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • AP Approve: 2010-07-15
  • AP Receive (I-512L): 2010-07-20

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seems they were either unreadable, or lost... make an infopass if you're concerned or just go. Are you sure it's biometrics? I'm sure you are but maybe its an interview letter??? It's very bizarre 'cause you wouldn't have got the EAD if the biometrics were lost...

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Hi Vjers, have anyone of you ever receive another notice to do your biometrics like within a 2 months span? I had to do my biometrics on June 4. And then a few weeks later, I got my EAD and AP. Today (Aug 3), I receive another NOA for biometrics, appointment date is Aug 13???!!! My NOA for the June 4 biometrics specifically write that it is for both the application of the EAD and AOS. Is this another typical USCIS screw up? Anyone experience it before and how do you handle it? The customer service in USCIS is basically useless, I don't want to call them, get some rehearse answers and then get all pissed..:hehe:. I hope to gather some suggestions from you all helpful Vjers.

Thanks you!

Lance and Ash (who is really pissed now)

That IS bizarre.. but it has happened before. Check out another VJ member's case:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/230300-biometrics-again-for-permanent-residence/


AOS 05/08/10 - sent05/14/10 - receipt date on NOAs - transferred to National Benefits Center06/14/10 - Biometrics Done - Lawrence, MA (original appt)07/26/10 - Interview - APPROVED!!07/30/10 - Welcome letter rec'd (notice date: 07/26)08/05/10 - Green Card (&EAD) Received! - 2 months and 28 days total!ROC 04/28/12 - ROC package sent05/03/12 - check cashed05/04/12 - NOA1 received - dated 05/01/1206/07/12 - Biometrics done02/07/13 - Approved (status update via text msg)02/14/13 - Ten year Green card receivedNaturalization07/26/13 - eligible (90 day window opened 4/27/13)02/24/14 - N-400 sent to Dallas03/04/14 - Check cashed & case accepted (update via txt & email)03/10/14 - Biometrics appt letter rec'd (scheduled for 03/28/13)03/28/14 - Biometrics done04/01/14 - In line for interview 04/03/14 - Case status change to scheduled for interview04/10/14 - interview letter rec'd 5/13/14 - interview 6/3/14 - in line for oath 6/30/14 - Scheduled for oath

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It is a biometrics NOA, not interview letter. And the instructions given in the NOA is exactly the same as when I had receive the 1st biometrics NOA in June. We've called the USCIS (oh well..) this morning and the lady said because the EAD, AP and AOS are all distributed to different departments for processing, so it doesn't matter how many times I have my biometrics because at times it is a possibility that the officer handling your case feels that the fingerprints taken isn't good/clear enough. She said if they give me the NOA, I will have to do it. What can I say, it's me against the USCIS, I can't win. But if I am going to get another biometrics after this one, I will make an infopass by then. For now, just got get on with it and hopefully nobody got screw (again).

Thanks everyone for your help.

Lance and Ashley

seems they were either unreadable, or lost... make an infopass if you're concerned or just go. Are you sure it's biometrics? I'm sure you are but maybe its an interview letter??? It's very bizarre 'cause you wouldn't have got the EAD if the biometrics were lost...


  • We met through a friend: 2005-04-20 (Long distance dating close to 5 years)
  • Engaged: 2008-12-25

K1 VISA:

  • I-129F Sent: 2009-05-10
  • I-129F NOA1: 2009-05-18
  • I-129F RFE: 2009-08-31
  • I-129F RFE Reply: 2009-09-05
  • I-129F NOA2: 2009-09-21
  • Package Received by NVC: 2009-10-03
  • Received by Consulate: 2009-10-13
  • Interview Date (K1 visa): 2009-10-28
  • K1 Received: 2009-10-30

AOS APPLICATION (CIS Office – Miami, FL):

  • Entry US: 2010-03-03
  • Married: 2010-04-22
  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • I-485 Biometrics: 2010-06-04
  • I-485 Transfer to CSC: 2010-06-02
  • I-485 Biometrics (2nd): 2010-08-13
  • I-485 application last touch: 2010-08-23 (Receive email notification that card production is on process now, will receive GC within the next 30 days. Woohoo!)
  • I-485 application last touch: 2010-08-26 (Receive email notification that I will receive a welcome letter)
  • I-485 Welcome Letter Receive: 2010-08-27
  • Green Card Receive: 2010-07-28

EAD APPLICATION:

  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • EAD Approve: 2010-07-14
  • EAD Card Receive: 2010-07-29

AP APPLICATION

  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • AP Approve: 2010-07-15
  • AP Receive (I-512L): 2010-07-20

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Got a notification today, my GC is on the production now. Woohoo!

Thank you for your kind words!

Ash and L.

Good luck, and keep us posted! :)


  • We met through a friend: 2005-04-20 (Long distance dating close to 5 years)
  • Engaged: 2008-12-25

K1 VISA:

  • I-129F Sent: 2009-05-10
  • I-129F NOA1: 2009-05-18
  • I-129F RFE: 2009-08-31
  • I-129F RFE Reply: 2009-09-05
  • I-129F NOA2: 2009-09-21
  • Package Received by NVC: 2009-10-03
  • Received by Consulate: 2009-10-13
  • Interview Date (K1 visa): 2009-10-28
  • K1 Received: 2009-10-30

AOS APPLICATION (CIS Office – Miami, FL):

  • Entry US: 2010-03-03
  • Married: 2010-04-22
  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • I-485 Biometrics: 2010-06-04
  • I-485 Transfer to CSC: 2010-06-02
  • I-485 Biometrics (2nd): 2010-08-13
  • I-485 application last touch: 2010-08-23 (Receive email notification that card production is on process now, will receive GC within the next 30 days. Woohoo!)
  • I-485 application last touch: 2010-08-26 (Receive email notification that I will receive a welcome letter)
  • I-485 Welcome Letter Receive: 2010-08-27
  • Green Card Receive: 2010-07-28

EAD APPLICATION:

  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • EAD Approve: 2010-07-14
  • EAD Card Receive: 2010-07-29

AP APPLICATION

  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • AP Approve: 2010-07-15
  • AP Receive (I-512L): 2010-07-20

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