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I am getting ready to file my I-751 (my 90 day window begins 2/17/12) but my wife and I will be traveling to Europe in March. I know that as part of the review, I will be given an appointment for biometrics. How quickly does they process get to stage of issuing a biometrics appointment? Should I include a note with my additional documents stating the dates that I will be out of the country. Also, is there an option to reschedule your appointment once you receive it?

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I would file as soon as your window opens, and hope the schedule your biometrics appointment as soon as possible. You can add a note but I don't think it would do you much good, as the appointments come from the local office.

Depending on your local office, you MIGHT be able to go in for your biometrics sooner than your scheduled appointment, but it really depends on the office. Some people are waiting currently over a month to even get their biometrics appointment, so it is possible you might not even get the letter until well into March, let alone the appointment itself. Also, I don't think you can do a walk in UNTIL you have the actual appointment.

Remember if you miss your biometrics appointment, the USCIS considers your application abandoned. Is it possible to reschedule your trip to Europe? There is actually another thread about this, maybe a page or so back, I think called BIOMETRICS, that someone had a similar question, but they were going for 4 months.


http://nomoremrsniceguy.blogspot.com/

Our journey:

11th October 2012: APPROVED!

24th February 2012: Biometrics appointment

8th February 2012: Touch

24th January 2012: Biometrics NOA date (received 30th)

19th January 2012: Check cashed by VSC

17th January 2012: NOA date (received 20th)

14th January 2012: ROC delivered via USPS to VSC

13th January 2012: Filed for ROC

Earliest date to remove conditions: Friday, December 2, 2011

9th March 2010: GC in hand

1st March 2010: Interview 8.40am APPROVED!

1st March 2010: EAD arrives, along with daughters US passport

15th January 2010: Biometrics appointment

10th December 2009: Filed for AOS

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http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/348023-finger-prints/ here it is!

I think on average, most people should get their appointment within 30 days, its written down somewhere, I'll try and pull it out!


http://nomoremrsniceguy.blogspot.com/

Our journey:

11th October 2012: APPROVED!

24th February 2012: Biometrics appointment

8th February 2012: Touch

24th January 2012: Biometrics NOA date (received 30th)

19th January 2012: Check cashed by VSC

17th January 2012: NOA date (received 20th)

14th January 2012: ROC delivered via USPS to VSC

13th January 2012: Filed for ROC

Earliest date to remove conditions: Friday, December 2, 2011

9th March 2010: GC in hand

1st March 2010: Interview 8.40am APPROVED!

1st March 2010: EAD arrives, along with daughters US passport

15th January 2010: Biometrics appointment

10th December 2009: Filed for AOS

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I would file as soon as your window opens, and hope the schedule your biometrics appointment as soon as possible. You can add a note but I don't think it would do you much good, as the appointments come from the local office.

Depending on your local office, you MIGHT be able to go in for your biometrics sooner than your scheduled appointment, but it really depends on the office. Some people are waiting currently over a month to even get their biometrics appointment, so it is possible you might not even get the letter until well into March, let alone the appointment itself. Also, I don't think you can do a walk in UNTIL you have the actual appointment.

Remember if you miss your biometrics appointment, the USCIS considers your application abandoned. Is it possible to reschedule your trip to Europe? There is actually another thread about this, maybe a page or so back, I think called BIOMETRICS, that someone had a similar question, but they were going for 4 months.

We're only going to 2 weeks and there will be somebody at home collecting our mail. I'll be telling them to keep and eye out for anything from USCIS and to contact me if one does arrive. It's less than 6 weeks between my filing date and when I'm back so my hope is that the biometrics appointment wouldn't get processed that quickly.

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https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard/CaseStatus/BucketDescriptions.do#2

"The timing of your appointment is determined by the number of applicants ahead of you that also need a biometric appointment. We try to schedule biometric appointments as quickly as possible and in most cases you will receive your appointment notice within 30 days of submitting your application. We will send your appointment notice approximately 14 days ahead of your scheduled appointment. It is important that you keep this appointment. If absolutely necessary, you can request that your appointment be rescheduled however, please be aware that rescheduling may delay the processing of your application. Please follow the instructions on your appointment notice if you need to reschedule. Occasionally, you may receive an appointment notice to appear at an Application Support Center to have your fingerprints taken when you have filed a form other than those listed above. In these situations, you may receive your appointment notice more than 30 days after submitting your application or petition."


http://nomoremrsniceguy.blogspot.com/

Our journey:

11th October 2012: APPROVED!

24th February 2012: Biometrics appointment

8th February 2012: Touch

24th January 2012: Biometrics NOA date (received 30th)

19th January 2012: Check cashed by VSC

17th January 2012: NOA date (received 20th)

14th January 2012: ROC delivered via USPS to VSC

13th January 2012: Filed for ROC

Earliest date to remove conditions: Friday, December 2, 2011

9th March 2010: GC in hand

1st March 2010: Interview 8.40am APPROVED!

1st March 2010: EAD arrives, along with daughters US passport

15th January 2010: Biometrics appointment

10th December 2009: Filed for AOS

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No problem! Have a good trip!

So depending on when you file, you should be fine! You wouldn't even have to wait for the NOA1 because you're travelling well within your green card expiry date. Just make sure someone is around as you say you will, for the off chance you might also get a RFE

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http://nomoremrsniceguy.blogspot.com/

Our journey:

11th October 2012: APPROVED!

24th February 2012: Biometrics appointment

8th February 2012: Touch

24th January 2012: Biometrics NOA date (received 30th)

19th January 2012: Check cashed by VSC

17th January 2012: NOA date (received 20th)

14th January 2012: ROC delivered via USPS to VSC

13th January 2012: Filed for ROC

Earliest date to remove conditions: Friday, December 2, 2011

9th March 2010: GC in hand

1st March 2010: Interview 8.40am APPROVED!

1st March 2010: EAD arrives, along with daughters US passport

15th January 2010: Biometrics appointment

10th December 2009: Filed for AOS

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Good and bad news......my Notice of ASC arrived, so no more worry about it arriving while we're out of the country...

...bad news is, the appointment is scheduled right in the middle of our vacation...

..i followed the instructions for rescheduling, fortunately my local office deals with the rescheduling and not the cali service center. They should get the request today, so I'm hoping that my new notice gets to me before we leave next week. Any mail between us is delivered next day.

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