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Hi everyone,

We submitted our adjustment of status approximately a month ago and have not yet received an appointment for biometric... (I checked the timeline and it is taking longer than average in my area, so it is not a big concern...yet.)

However, I hate to have this messed up due to something getting lost in the mail.

My question is: We submitted the e-notification form with our Adjustment of Status app. We also received e-notification when they sent the receipt for the I-485 application. This would clearly mean that they have our e-notification info in the system.

Will we also receive the appointment for biometric through e-notification? Just want to make sure nothing gets lost in the mail.

I would think lots of people here would know the answer. Thank you again.

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No, biometrics appt notice only comes in mail. They don't send text/email notifications.

What is your NOA1 date?


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No, biometrics appt notice only comes in mail. They don't send text/email notifications.

What is your NOA1 date?

April 12 is the date printed on the notice.

Using the 3-month data on VisaJourney in my area (only 3 data points), the average time between NOA and biometric appointment is more than 45 days. I am not sure how accurate that is though.

Does it ever happen that they already have the biometric data so they just skip the appointment completely? I read somewhere that such situation happens from time to time as well but they don't tell you.

Any thoughts? At what point should I call USCIS to double check?

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Wait 30 days and then call/make an infopass appointment.. they might be able to generate one for you on the spot.. I've heard that the biometrics appointments vary from local USCIS offices depending on how busy they are

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April 12 is the date printed on the notice.

Using the 3-month data on VisaJourney in my area (only 3 data points), the average time between NOA and biometric appointment is more than 45 days. I am not sure how accurate that is though.

Does it ever happen that they already have the biometric data from the past 6 months so they just skip the appointment completely? I read somewhere that such situation happens from time to time as well but they don't tell you.

Any thoughts? At what point should I call USCIS to double check?

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Does it ever happen that they already have the biometric data from the past 6 months so they just skip the appointment completely? I read somewhere that such situation happens from time to time as well but they don't tell you.

I've never heard of it and I don't think it is likely to happen that they will just skip the appointment. Everybody is required to have their biometrics taken, so I wouldn't count on them skippin it.

It's been a month since your NOA so go ahead and call USCIS or like messybrownhair said, make infopass appointment.


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It's been a month since your NOA so go ahead and call USCIS or like messybrownhair said, make infopass appointment.

How do I make an infopass appointment? How is that different from calling USCIS? Sorry, I cannot seem to find too much info about it... Thank you for your help.

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If you call them, they will put in a service request and then you will have to wait to hear from them.

If you make an infopass appointment, they might be able to generate your appt notice on the spot. You can make your infopass appointment on their website: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=f183bd85ef149210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=f183bd85ef149210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD


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