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Hello, I just took my 79 year old grandmother to her 10-year renewal biometrics appointment. She has severe arthritis which has degenerated the bones in her fingers and have distorted her fingers in a way where there can be no clear prints. She has failed many times before for the U.S. Citizenship biometrics but has given up and decided to just stick with her green card due to the finger print issue. The worker today had explained to us that she will probably fail this one, will have to come back again (which is pointless as her problem is permanent, not a sweaty palm issue), before we can go ahead and just get police clearance. Is there a way we can skip straight to police clearance? Who would we talk to for that? Also, since she is 79 years old and close to 80 is there a way she can just skip the biometrics overall? I called the customer service number but none of the options let me speak to someone about this question. Thank you

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I'd make an infopass appointment and explain the situation. Maybe she can get something from a doctor that explains her condition.

Good luck!


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I'm also curious about why they had only finger printed my Grandmother electronically? I was reading online that many people had the ink option. I understand that the appointment paper had everything planned out already but does the worker have authority on whether or not to use ink? Thanks for the infopass suggestion! I will probably make an appointment soon.

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Hm, good question. I'd definitley mention that at the infopass appointment, kind of as a compromise/ showing your willingness to try everything possible to meet the requirements. I don't know why the person who tried it electronically wouldn't resort to the ink option right then and there or at least ask a supervisor if that was ok to do. It seems like the next easiest solution, right?

Well, I hope, you can get this resolved soon but yeah, I would think infopass would be the next step.


Nadine & Kenneth

Our K-1 journey

02/06/2006 filed 129F

07/01/2007 recieved visa via "Deutsche Post"

08/27/2006 POE Dallas

->view my complete timeline

AOS, EAD and AP

12/6/2006 filed for AOS & EAD

1/05/2007 AOS transfered to California Service Center

2/26/2007 EAD recieved!

7/20/2007 filed for AP

8/20/2007 AP recieved

01/16/2008 letter to Congressman

03/20/2008 card production ordered---no interview!!!

03/24/2008 Welcome letter arrived

03/27/2008 my GREENCARD arrived!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!! No more USCIS for about two years!:-))

Removal of Conditions

02/02/2010 filed I-751

02/19/2010 check cashed

02/22/2010 NOA1

05/15/2010 touched

06/10/2010 online update:card production ordered

06/17/2010 approval letter in mail

07/01/20010 Greencard arrived

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Hm, good question. I'd definitley mention that at the infopass appointment, kind of as a compromise/ showing your willingness to try everything possible to meet the requirements. I don't know why the person who tried it electronically wouldn't resort to the ink option right then and there or at least ask a supervisor if that was ok to do. It seems like the next easiest solution, right?

Well, I hope, you can get this resolved soon but yeah, I would think infopass would be the next step.

Already made my appointment :) . It was definitely weird, as the person called her supervisor to explain the situation and had said to him "this is all we can do" and the supervisor agreed and approved for the bad prints to be sent. Maybe some locations do not offer ink? I hope that is the case as I would hate to have missed the opportunity for both electronic and ink prints for my Grandmother. Thank you again for the suggestion! Hopefully the immigration officer can figure something out.

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Already made my appointment :) . It was definitely weird, as the person called her supervisor to explain the situation and had said to him "this is all we can do" and the supervisor agreed and approved for the bad prints to be sent. Maybe some locations do not offer ink? I hope that is the case as I would hate to have missed the opportunity for both electronic and ink prints for my Grandmother. Thank you again for the suggestion! Hopefully the immigration officer can figure something out.

Keep us posted, I'd like to hear what they come up with!


Nadine & Kenneth

Our K-1 journey

02/06/2006 filed 129F

07/01/2007 recieved visa via "Deutsche Post"

08/27/2006 POE Dallas

->view my complete timeline

AOS, EAD and AP

12/6/2006 filed for AOS & EAD

1/05/2007 AOS transfered to California Service Center

2/26/2007 EAD recieved!

7/20/2007 filed for AP

8/20/2007 AP recieved

01/16/2008 letter to Congressman

03/20/2008 card production ordered---no interview!!!

03/24/2008 Welcome letter arrived

03/27/2008 my GREENCARD arrived!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!! No more USCIS for about two years!:-))

Removal of Conditions

02/02/2010 filed I-751

02/19/2010 check cashed

02/22/2010 NOA1

05/15/2010 touched

06/10/2010 online update:card production ordered

06/17/2010 approval letter in mail

07/01/20010 Greencard arrived

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There are blind people without any fingers, hands, arms, who become US citizens by naturalization. Looks like you have blindfolded your mind instead of being pro-active and getting things done.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

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There are blind people without any fingers, hands, arms, who become US citizens by naturalization. Looks like you have blindfolded your mind instead of being pro-active and getting things done.

Thanks for being helpful.

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Thanks for being helpful.

Anytime.

The most valuable lessons I learned when somebody slapped me on my forehead and told me to snap out of it and get busy.

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There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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