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Hey All,

Just a question about the biometrics interview...My husband is going for his biometrics interview next week and we are curious about what it consists of. He had his medical exam last September so we are fairly certain he doesn't have to do that again. Can anyone give me some pointers to relay to him of what to expect during his interview? Any further payments due then as well?

Thank you :)

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It's a short and painless experience.. Just bring your passport and appointment letter. They will just take his picture and fingerprints ^.^


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Hey All,

Just a question about the biometrics interview...My husband is going for his biometrics interview next week and we are curious about what it consists of. He had his medical exam last September so we are fairly certain he doesn't have to do that again. Can anyone give me some pointers to relay to him of what to expect during his interview? Any further payments due then as well?

Thank you :)

Hello!

I had my biometrics appointment about a month ago and it's very easy and fast once you get in. All I had to do was show them my appointment notice, then fill out a short form with name, alien number, height, weight and all that basic info. Then they will take your husband to a cubicle with a computer and take his fingerprints, picture and also he will sign his name. The whole thing will probably take 20 minutes or so, depending on how stubborn your husband's prints are.

I work with my hands and they tend to be dry anyway, so I had to return the following week because he computer couldn't get my prints properly. The lady there suggested I "treated" my fingertips for a week with a very moisturizing lotion, three times a day. The next time I went there, my prints came out fine.

Good luck!


September 2004 - met husband online

November 2004 - started long-distance 'dating'

June 2005 - he went to Portugal for 2 weeks

September 2006 - I came to the U.S. for 3 weeks

08/03/2007 - official entry in the U.S. as an F-1

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3/21/2011 - received notification that case was transferred to MO office for faster processing

3/28/2011 - biometrics appointment at Latham, NY ASC, fingerprint failure

4/5/2011 - went back for biometrics, victory this time around!

4/11/2011 - received email and hardcopy NOA, interview scheduled for May 17th in Lawrence, MA FO

4/12/2011 - email notification, EAD is in production!

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Hey All,

Just a question about the biometrics interview...My husband is going for his biometrics interview next week and we are curious about what it consists of. He had his medical exam last September so we are fairly certain he doesn't have to do that again. Can anyone give me some pointers to relay to him of what to expect during his interview? Any further payments due then as well?

Thank you :)

The biometrics for AOS are the initial ones, so they are rather thorough. First they take a photo of you, then all of your fingerprints. Then they need a urine, a blood, and a DNA sample. The last one is rather nasty, as they use a very long needles that goes into the spine, dunno why. They they take an electrocardiogram of some sort, asking you questions, and you have to answer truthfully. That really made me nervous back then. Other than that, it's no big deal.


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