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I am in the May filers and have been anxiously awaiting biometrics (almost everyone in my group has had that done), so lo and behold I receive an e-mail that I am now in line for interview scheduling. Anyone else had that happen? Do I need to check whether my biometrics letter went astray (or wouldn't I also have received a biometrics e-mail alert)?

Application Type: N400 , APPLICATION FOR NATURALIZATION

Your Case Status: Testing and Interview

On July 7, 2011, your N400, APPLICATION FOR NATURALIZATION was placed in line for interview scheduling. When scheduling is complete, you will receive a written notice with a time and place for your interview. Please check the website for further updates on your case. If you move, please use our Change of Address online tool to update your case with your new address.

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Russia
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Have you had biometrics done with USCIS for any reason in the past year?

They wouldn't have put you in line for int. without the biometrics. Most likely they already have them.


Ara & Anya - Tucson, Arizona

IR-5 for my (Anya's) mother
00 Filed: 03/08/2013

536 POE: 08/26/2014

Father

00 I-130 mailed to Phoenix Lockbox: 05/28/2014

455 POE LAX: 09/03/2015

Brother (9 years old, A2A through LPR mother)

I-130

00 Filed: 09/12/2014

03 Petition accepted at California Service Center, NOA-1 mailed: 09/15/2014

07 NOA-1 received; Priority date is 09/15/2014: 09/19/2014

176 RFE received: 03/07/2015

238 RFE response mailed to CSC: 05/08/2015

242 RFE response received at CSC; Decision to be made before 07/11/2015: 05/12/2015

308 Approved; NOA-2 mailed: 07/17/2015

314 NOA-2 received; Case sent to NVC: 07/23/2015

371 Welcome Letter received; Choice of Agent form submitted: 09/18/2015

374 AoS fee paid: 09/21/2015

416 IV fee paid; IV application submitted: 11/02/2015

452 IV and AoS packets mailed: 12/08/2015

455 Documents received at NVC; Waiting for CC: 12/11/2015

502 Case Complete; Wating for IL: 01/27/2016

504 Interview scheduled for 03/11/2016: 01/29/2016

523 Medical exam: 02/17/2016 Passed

546 Interview: 03/11/2016 PASSED!

549 Visa issued: 03/14/2016

588 POE LAX: 04/22/2016

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Have you had biometrics done with USCIS for any reason in the past year?

They wouldn't have put you in line for int. without the biometrics. Most likely they already have them.

Oh, okay, that makes sense, I had them done last June for lifting of conditional permanent residency. Phew. I was looking forward to going down to the office and picking up the study guide. Does that mean they will send me back the biometrics fee? :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Oh, okay, that makes sense, I had them done last June for lifting of conditional permanent residency. Phew. I was looking forward to going down to the office and picking up the study guide. Does that mean they will send me back the biometrics fee? :)

no refunds sadly.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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Oh, okay, that makes sense, I had them done last June for lifting of conditional permanent residency. Phew. I was looking forward to going down to the office and picking up the study guide. Does that mean they will send me back the biometrics fee? :)

Refund from USCIS? :rofl:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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I had my biometrics done last August. Does that mean i won't have the biometrics appointment this year? how long are the biometrics good for?


2007-11-8 : Married

AOS

2008-3-03 : AOS sent

2008-3-12 : Check cashed

2008-3-14 : Received Receipt Notices of AOS ,EAD and AP

2008-3-17 : Biometrics Appointment notice date

2008-4-03 : Biometrics Appointment ,,,DONE,,,

2008-5-09 : EAD card ordered and AP approval notice

2008-5-13 : AP approval notice sent

2008-5-16 : AP received

2008-5-19 : EAD Approval notice sent

2008-5-21 : EAD received

2008-6-27 : interview appointment letter (for August)

2008-8---- : interview was fine, but was given a RFE, reason: chicken pox shot( although i got the shot when i was little)

2008-10-- : green card

ROC

2010-7-13 : I-751 sent

2010-7-16 : I-751 received

2010-7-20 : I-751 sent back to me. Cause: signatures and filing early.

2010-7-26 : I-751 re-sent

2010-8-09 : First NOA received ( dated 8/2 )

2010-8-12 : Biometrics appointment letter received ( dated 8/6 )

2010-8-19 : Early biometrics

2010-9-08 : Card production ordered

2010-9-15 : Green Card received, with incorrect first name (one letter missing)

I-90

2010-9-16 : Sent I-90 with Green Card

2010-9-17 : I-90 delivered

2010-9-24 : Receipt received. Notice date: 9-22

2011-2-08 : Card production ordered

2011-2-10 : Card received with NO errors.

N400 :

11-22-2011 :Sent

02-21-2012 :Interview ( a long delay afterwards)

05-18-2012 :Oath - US citizen

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Refund from USCIS? :rofl:

I don't know for sure, but I think it depends on the office you are going through. I had my biometrics done last August for lifting of conditions step, but I had to have them done again last week for my N400 application. I am going through the Cincinnati office.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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Checking back, see the USCIS used the same 3/4 view photo they took at biometrics for my wifes' EDA and conditional green card, her ten year card switched to the DOS standards for passports with the full frontal view. Her biometrics for citizenship was just fingerprints, we had to provide two passport type photos.

That switched around 8-9 months ago to now they are also taking your photo for your certificate, even though they were doing this for EDA and green cards for 80 bucks, realized since they are now taking photos for your certificate, increased the fee by another five bucks, but did that a week after my stepdaughter had her photo taken, so we saved five bucks.

Read someplace where you have the option of either requesting your own photos or using the one taken at biometrics, talked to my stepdaughter about that, never was brought up at her interview, they used the photo of her taken at biometrics. But the N-400 instructions still tell you to provide those two passport photos.

Wifes' photo is attached with double side sticky tape, stepdaughter appears to be printed with an ink jet printer directly on the certificate. If you fooled around with a high quality ink jet printer, really note a difference in quality between using photographic as opposed to standard paper. Certificate is just standard paper, quality of your photo is poor. But what the heck, was accepted by all governmental agencies as valid.

Just pointing this out, at least with our service center and field office, taking photos at biometrics is mandatory now and a reason for not using your old fingerprint records, if they even keep them. But really not dealing with one standard USCIS, every field office has different policies, like same day oaths or not. But do know each field office prints out your certificate and determines whether you can be a US citizen or not.

Also noted whatever is shown on the USCIS processing website and really what happens is two really different things. Still says they received my wifes' N-400 some odd three years ago, then they completely forgot about her.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Vietnam
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I had my biometrics done last September for my 10 years green card, but I have to have them again at 07/25/2011 for my N400 application.


Removal of Conditions Journey:

2010-5-23 : sent I-751

2010-5-28 : received NOA1

2010-7-21 : called USCIS- received a reference number.

2010-9-08 : biometrics

2010-9-28 : approval.

2010-10-04: Got card.

Naturalization N-400 Journey:

2011-5-31: N-400 sent

2011-7-25: Biometrics

2011-9-14: Pass Interview

2011-9-28: Oath. U.S Citizen. Done

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