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I've been perusing everyone's updates from earlier in 2011 until now and it doesn't seem like doing early Biometrics really speeds up the process. Can any of you who actually did early Biometric chime in and share your stories of your experience? I got my Biometric letter today and it's scheduled for next thursday 02/02/2012 and I'm tempted to just do it at that time rather than go early and possibly be turned away or have it delay the process.


01/06/2012 - N400 sent to Lewisville, TX

01/09/2012 - N400 Received

01/12/2012 - Check Cashed

01/17/2012 - NOA Received Priority Date 01/09/2012

01/23/2012 - Biometric Letter Mailed

01/26/2012 - Biometric Letter Received Appointment Date 02/02/2012

01/27/2012 - Early Biometrics Completed

02/06/2012 - Placed in line for Interview Scheduling

02/07/2012 - Interview Letter sent out

02/11/2012 - Interview Letter Received

03/19/2012 - Interview Scheduled and APPROVED!

04/18/2012 - I'm a US CITIZEN!!

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I've been perusing everyone's updates from earlier in 2011 until now and it doesn't seem like doing early Biometrics really speeds up the process. Can any of you who actually did early Biometric chime in and share your stories of your experience? I got my Biometric letter today and it's scheduled for next thursday 02/02/2012 and I'm tempted to just do it at that time rather than go early and possibly be turned away or have it delay the process.

C'mon, you are really asking this? Go next week on your scheduled day and time.

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I've been perusing everyone's updates from earlier in 2011 until now and it doesn't seem like doing early Biometrics really speeds up the process. Can any of you who actually did early Biometric chime in and share your stories of your experience? I got my Biometric letter today and it's scheduled for next thursday 02/02/2012 and I'm tempted to just do it at that time rather than go early and possibly be turned away or have it delay the process.

Going a couple days early really doesn't make that much difference I would have to agree.


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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C'mon, you are really asking this? Go next week on your scheduled day and time.

it's a legitimate question. every day helps. my green card is expiring within 6 months and I'd like to get my naturalization done as fast as possible.

anyways, unless you have something productive to say as in chiming in on the topic at hand, I don't need your input.


01/06/2012 - N400 sent to Lewisville, TX

01/09/2012 - N400 Received

01/12/2012 - Check Cashed

01/17/2012 - NOA Received Priority Date 01/09/2012

01/23/2012 - Biometric Letter Mailed

01/26/2012 - Biometric Letter Received Appointment Date 02/02/2012

01/27/2012 - Early Biometrics Completed

02/06/2012 - Placed in line for Interview Scheduling

02/07/2012 - Interview Letter sent out

02/11/2012 - Interview Letter Received

03/19/2012 - Interview Scheduled and APPROVED!

04/18/2012 - I'm a US CITIZEN!!

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it's a legitimate question. every day helps. my green card is expiring within 6 months and I'd like to get my naturalization done as fast as possible.

anyways, unless you have something productive to say as in chiming in on the topic at hand, I don't need your input.

Anyways, you're welcome.

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it's a legitimate question. every day helps. my green card is expiring within 6 months and I'd like to get my naturalization done as fast as possible.

anyways, unless you have something productive to say as in chiming in on the topic at hand, I don't need your input.

It would be good then to say upfront that your GC is expiring soon. That makes a diff.


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08/2008 - AOS VSC

07/2009 - end of 8yrs of grad sch

02/14/09 - ID, GC approved

02/27/09 - CGC rcvd

11/16/2010 - 751 sent - CSC

03/29/2011 - 751 approved

11/15/11 - N400 Sent

11/18/11 - Notice Date

01/27/12 - Interview Date

03/15/12 - Oath Ceremony

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When it comes to citizenship I wouldn't expect it to make much of a difference. In some cases it can (such as when processing of an EAD is waiting only on biometrics) but I know in our case even though walking in did speed up the EAD (ordered the same day!) we ended up with an interview and green card at exactly the same time as others in our area who waited the few extra weeks to do biometrics.

It won't hurt, though, except perhaps to be a waste of time if your local office won't allow it.


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

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Ten year card or ROC? Applying for the 3 or 5 year? If the former and applied 90 days before hand, won't make any difference, because you still have to wait for your 3rd green card anniversary date.

Imported two gals with three biometrics appointments each, 450 miles round trip, a total of 2,700 miles of driving to take fingerprints again and again they already have. Ha, had to excuse them from washing dishes at least a month before those dates so they could get good prints. Looking at my hands after working on vehicles in ice cold weather, I would be screwed.

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Pardon the necro, but this thread popped up in a google search.

I often look at peoples timelines in their VJ signatures, and noticed a few who did early walk-in biometrics. In your case, pandawars, a week probably isn't worth it. But I've seen some where the biometrics appointment was scheduled for almost a month away, and the early walk-in resulted in an EAD in-hand a couple days before the original biometrics date. To me, that's worth it. So it all depends on how far away your scheduled date is, I suppose.

In my case, I have a job offer but can't accept until I have my EAD (I'm on TN status), so even doing it 2-3 weeks early very well may be worth it. I don't want to miss my chance!


05/15/2006 - Moved to Kansas, USA on TN Status

10/16/2009 - Married in Missouri, USA
 

Family-based AOS from TN Status - Complete

Spoiler

(DAY 00) 06/18/2012 - Sent AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox

(DAY 01) 06/19/2012 - AOS Package received

(DAY 04) 06/22/2012 - Texts/Emails from USCIS confirming receipt

(DAY 07) 06/25/2012 - I-130 and I-485 checks cashed

(DAY 08) 06/26/2012 - NOA received in the mail

(DAY 12) 06/30/2012 - Biometrics appointment letter received in the mail. Appointment for 7/17/2012

(DAY 29) 07/17/2012 - Biometrics completed.

(DAY 51) 08/08/2012 - Interview email received. Scheduled for 9/11.

(DAY 53) 08/10/2012 - Paper Interview notice received in mail.

(DAY 86) 09/11/2012 - Interview. Approved on the spot.

(DAY 86) 09/11/2012 - GC Production ordered

(DAY 86) 09/11/2012 - EAD production ordered (not that I need it now...)

(DAY 87) 09/12/2012 - Case status moved from "card production" to "decision"

(DAY 89) 09/14/2012 - 2nd GC production ordered notice

(DAY 92) 09/17/2012 - EAD and GC mailed

(DAY 94) 09/19/2012 - EAD and GC IN HAND!

 

 

N-400 Application (5 year residency) - San Diego Field Office - Complete

Spoiler

 

(DAY 000) 08/15/2017 - N-400 Filed Online

(DAY 000) 08/15/2017 - Receipt Received, Case number assigned

(DAY 004) 08/19/2017 - Biometrics Appointment notification received

(DAY 010) 08/25/2017 - Biometrics Appointment PDF Posted (Date: 09/05/2017)

(DAY 013) 08/28/2017 - Biometrics Appointment Completed Early (Walk-In)

(DAY 014) 08/29/2017 - Case status now "We Reviewed Your Biometrics". 

(DAY 053) 10/06/2017 - In-line for interview. EGOV updated to "Interview Was Scheduled"

(DAY 054) 10/07/2017 - Interview scheduled. ELIS updated to "View your letter on your documents tab"

(DAY 057) 10/10/2017 - Interview PDF posted (Interview Date: 11/14/2017)

(DAY 092) 11/14/2017 - Interview in San Diego (Approved)

(DAY 112) 12/04/2017 - EGOV updated to "Oath Ceremony Notice Was Mailed"

(DAY 113) 12/05/2017 - ELIS updated to "View your letter on your documents tab"

(DAY 128) 12/20/2017 - Oath Ceremony Completed.

 

 

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Pardon the necro, but this thread popped up in a google search.

I often look at peoples timelines in their VJ signatures, and noticed a few who did early walk-in biometrics. In your case, pandawars, a week probably isn't worth it. But I've seen some where the biometrics appointment was scheduled for almost a month away, and the early walk-in resulted in an EAD in-hand a couple days before the original biometrics date. To me, that's worth it. So it all depends on how far away your scheduled date is, I suppose.

In my case, I have a job offer but can't accept until I have my EAD (I'm on TN status), so even doing it 2-3 weeks early very well may be worth it. I don't want to miss my chance!

In your case a few weeks might make a difference IPv6Freely, but this thread had to do with citizenship and doing early biometrics doesn;t make much of a difference.


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

******************

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I want to contribute my story to this thread. I had my biometrics scheduled for February 25 th but I had it done on February 5th instead. On February 20th I got an email notification for my interview date . Two weeks after my biometrics

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Adjusting from B1/B2

Exactly 3 months from the day we got married till the day I had both SSN and GREENCARD in hand !

Day 1 01/22/2013 AOS package sent

Day 8 01/28/2013 NOA 1 received

Day 15 02/04/2013Biometrics appt letter for 2/25/2013

Day 16 02/05/2013 Succesful walk in biometrics 20 days early

Day 25 02/14/2013 USCIS status changed to Testing and Interview ready for interview scheduling

Day 31 02/20/2013 Email notification that my interview is scheduled for March 21st

Day 57 03/19/2013 EAD/AP card ordered

Day 59 03/21/2013 Interview at 10.30 am Seattle Approved

Day 67 03/29/ 2013 Greencard Arrived . Applied for SSN

Day 68 03/30/2013 EAD arrived

Day 74 04/03/2013 SSN card arrived

Eligible for ROC December 21st 2014

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I want to contribute my story to this thread. I had my biometrics scheduled for February 25 th but I had it done on February 5th instead. On February 20th I got an email notification for my interview date . Two weeks after my biometrics

Should work this way, the opposite is not getting your biometrics done in the prescribed time line, your application would be rejected. During our ROC stage, begged the office to take my stepdaughter at the same time, as her conditional green card was delayed to a misplaced I-130, we didn't misplace it, her green card date was 45 days after my wife's. And so was her biometrics appointment, but we did have her letter.

As it turned out, she received her ten year card the same day my wife did. But still with that delayed date.

Application goes to that lockbox, previewed there, then sent to Missouri, they issue the biometrics appointment. The sooner they get the results, the sooner they can forward that to your local field office.

I would try it if across the street, but not sure with a 450 mile round trip.

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