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Hi all,

I have received my appointment for my biometrics (7/20/11). Problem is, the letter states to bring a passport or government issued ID to get into the center, and I have neither. I'm unable to get either one as well at this point. Here is my question: is biometrics required before receiving the EAD? If not, I can postpone my appointment if I absolutely have to, wait for my EAD, get my ID that way, and have no issue. My state takes the EAD as primary documentation to get a driver's license. Please advise. I'm trying to do everything the right way, and keep continuously running into hurdles :( Thanks for any help you can give me, it's MUCH appreciated!!!!!!

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As far as I know, you would need biometrics to complete the EAD/AOS process so its unlikely you will get an approval without doing biometrics.. ^.^


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Are you in the process of renewing your passport or something?

Do you have a UK driver's licence or similar? Even a student ID card with photo and DOB? I don't know how strict they are about what is required...

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Are you in the process of renewing your passport or something?

Do you have a UK driver's licence or similar? Even a student ID card with photo and DOB? I don't know how strict they are about what is required...

No. It's a long story, but to make it short, came over to the US on my mother's passport when I was young, that expired in 2001, and I never got my own as it wasn't needed. I recently married, and he is sponsoring me. I don't have any identification government issued at all. I do have a student ID, but it basically just has my name and picture, that's it. I have that, and an old work ID card but again, that just has my name and picture. Not sure what else to do.

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Does that mean you're actually applying for Adjustment of Status, not CR-1?

You need to do the biometrics before they'll issue you anything, so I would just go to the appointment and bring as many proofs of ID as possible: so student ID, old work ID, birth certificate, marriage certificate, proof of address...not that you'll need all that, but just in case. Unless someone stupid is working security they should be able to let you in because, well, you can't create an ID you don't have. They have to have some method to identify those who don't. Might be worth calling -someone- beforehand to check.

So you're not able to apply for a British passport?

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Does that mean you're actually applying for Adjustment of Status, not CR-1?

You need to do the biometrics before they'll issue you anything, so I would just go to the appointment and bring as many proofs of ID as possible: so student ID, old work ID, birth certificate, marriage certificate, proof of address...not that you'll need all that, but just in case. Unless someone stupid is working security they should be able to let you in because, well, you can't create an ID you don't have. They have to have some method to identify those who don't. Might be worth calling -someone- beforehand to check.

So you're not able to apply for a British passport?

I would think your right about the AOS, yes, but I wasn't sure what to pick on here..I'm kinda new to it all.

Yeah, that makes sense, I just wasn't sure as I've read a million of these message boards in the past few days, some say they didn't even get an appt for biometrics and just got the EAD in the mail. But yes, what your saying makes sense. I have all documents to prove I'm me EXCEPT the government ID, which I can't get until I get the EAD. So, I will try that then. Thanks!

I believe I am, but the only thing about that is British passports are "backlogged" I guess would be the right word to use right now, and it takes at least 6 weeks to get one...my biometrics appointment is on 7/20. I was on my mother's, but she has since passed away, as well as it being expired....but after researching, it seems that if I'm a British born citizen born before 1983, I should be able to get one. So, with that being said, if all else fails, I assume that is the route I will need to take.

Thanks so much for all of your help, this has all been quite an experience for me!..and far from over, I'm sure.

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I would think your right about the AOS, yes, but I wasn't sure what to pick on here..I'm kinda new to it all.

Yeah, that makes sense, I just wasn't sure as I've read a million of these message boards in the past few days, some say they didn't even get an appt for biometrics and just got the EAD in the mail. But yes, what your saying makes sense. I have all documents to prove I'm me EXCEPT the government ID, which I can't get until I get the EAD. So, I will try that then. Thanks!

I believe I am, but the only thing about that is British passports are "backlogged" I guess would be the right word to use right now, and it takes at least 6 weeks to get one...my biometrics appointment is on 7/20. I was on my mother's, but she has since passed away, as well as it being expired....but after researching, it seems that if I'm a British born citizen born before 1983, I should be able to get one. So, with that being said, if all else fails, I assume that is the route I will need to take.

Thanks so much for all of your help, this has all been quite an experience for me!..and far from over, I'm sure.

**Also, I tried to contact the USCIS line, but all the lady could tell me was to bring everything that I have and hope they will let me in with that (so just what you told me basically). Unfortunately, I can't contact the office that I'm going to be getting the biometrics done to confirm with them.

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