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Hey all,

there's a lot of talk about early walk-ins for biometrics, so I thought having one forum where people could post their experiences for other people to search through, might be useful.....

Me:

Early walk-in at Wheaton, MD ASCIS

reason: told Security guard I was not going to be in State on the day they arranged

Successful: Yes


Start of journey

July 2011: Introduced by friends
Nov 2011: Engaged!
Feb 14th 2012: Legally married---waiting for a religious ceremony this Summer..
April 2nd 2012: Filed for AOS (day 0)
April 3rd 2012: Packet received in Chicago (day 1)
April 9th 2012: Email/texts received--NOA1s mailed (day 7)
April 11th 2012: Biometrics appt for 05/07/2012 (day 9)
April 19th 2012: Early walk-in for biometrics at ASCIS Wheaton, MD (day 17)
May 11th 2012: text msg notification to check USCIS site: Interview date for June 13th (day 39)
June 12th 2012: text msg notification to check USCIS site: AP card produced, EAD card mailed (day 71)
June 13th 2012: Interview in Baltimore, MD, no decision made, (day 72)
June 15th 2012: Text/email alert, approval! (day 74)
June 22nd 2012: GC and EAD/AP card received in mail (day 81)

Continuation of journey

August 18th 2013: had our first baby, a wonderful boy

Removal of conditions

03/17/2014: Become eligible to file for removal of conditions

04/26/2014: Shatter ankle in several pieces, requiring surgery (ouch!) immigration needs take a backseat to recovery

06/03/2014: File for Removal of Conditions (Day 0-----11 days before deadline)

06/05/2014: Receipt date of NOA1 (Day 2)

06/09/2014: Receive NOA1 in the post (Day 6)

07/03/2014: Biometrics in Elizabeth, NJ (Day 30)

12/01/2014: Case transferred to CSC from VSC (Day 182)

01/10/2015: Early second biometrics in Elizabeth, NJ due to imminent travel plans, should have been 01/15 (Day 222)

02/04/2015: Green card approved, in production (Day 247)

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Maybe one of those list threads would make it easier to search if this catches on.

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MARYLAND

Wheaton - told Security guard I was not going to be in State on the day. Yes

TEXAS

Houston (Hwy 290) - gave no reason, only appt letter. Yes (3 times-AOS, ROC, Citizenship)


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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My wife had Biometrics on the 10th of May and we were like 30 minutes early. There were very few people in the office and we got finished before our appointment time. I say go for it all they can do is tell you to wait.good.gif

We're talking about going days before the appointment, not just 30 minutes early. We went about 2 weeks before our date on our most recent one. Many offices allow it. Some turn people away.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Early walk-in at Buena Park CA, ASC

Reason: No reason, just gave security guard my appt letter.

Successful: Yes

I went in four days early and suprisingly was the only one there so I'm sure they will take you if they're not super busy. I was in and out in 15mins.

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City - Reason - Successful?

CALIFORNIA

Buena Park CA - No reason, just gave security guard my appt letter. Yes

MARYLAND

Wheaton - told Security guard I was not going to be in State on the day. Yes

TEXAS

Houston (Hwy 290) - gave no reason, only appt letter. Yes (3 times-AOS, ROC, Citizenship)

Edited by Nich-Nick

England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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City - Reason - Successful?

CALIFORNIA

Buena Park CA - No reason, just gave security guard my appt letter. Yes

MARYLAND

Wheaton - told Security guard I was not going to be in State on the day. Yes

TEXAS

Houston (Hwy 290) - gave no reason, only appt letter. Yes (3 times-AOS, ROC, Citizenship)

From previous applicants, you can do early biometrics in Wheaton, MD and Alexandria, VA with no questions asked. I haven't heard of anyone turned off.


Day_01 05/05 AOS Package delivered (I-130,I-485,I-765).

Day_31 06/05 Biometrics done.

Day_46 06/20 Interview Notification

Day_79 07/23 Interview. Approved.

Day_86 07/30 Received GC and EAD

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Minnesota St Paul - No reason asked or given. Successful


K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
Oath Taking

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City - Reason - Successful?

CALIFORNIA

Buena Park CA - No reason, just gave security guard my appt letter. Yes

MARYLAND

Wheaton - told Security guard I was not going to be in State on the day. Yes

MINNESOTA

St Paul - No reason asked or given. Successful

TEXAS

Houston (Hwy 290) - gave no reason, only appt letter. Yes (3 times-AOS, ROC, Citizenship)


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Atlanta, GA - Officer had us wait outside until the earliest appts went in (about 15 minutes). Then let us in and the whole thing including the waiting took less than 1 hour.

note: no reason given - we just showed up and they let us in

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CITY: TEXAS - AUSTIN Office

REASON: We were in the area that day (we live an hour away). It was the week before our appointment time.

SUCCESSFUL: Yes. No problem at all. Gave them the appointment letter and was given the forms to fill out.

We were in and out in less than 30 minutes. Everyone was very friendly there. :)

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We did an early walk in in Alexandria VA. Very easy. From VJ I have never heard of anyone turned away or asked for a reason.


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!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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City - Reason - Successful?

CALIFORNIA

Buena Park CA - No reason, just gave security guard my appt letter. Yes

IOWA

Des Moines - April 2010 - Husbands erratic work schedule meant rescheduling wouldn't help because there was still no guarantee the new date would work - Successful

Des Moines - March 2011 - To get it over with - Successful (advised they were being more strict but letting them proceed due to no-one else being there)

MARYLAND

Wheaton - told Security guard I was not going to be in State on the day. Yes

MINNESOTA

St Paul - No reason asked or given. Successful

TEXAS

Houston (Hwy 290) - gave no reason, only appt letter. Yes (3 times-AOS, ROC, Citizenship)

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I suggest people add the date as I was PM'd in the last 6 months or so and told that walk-ins weren't permitted at Des Moines anymore.

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I suggest people add the date as I was PM'd in the last 6 months or so and told that walk-ins weren't permitted at Des Moines anymore.

Good idea. I'll add my date and fix the list by adding names one more time, but I'm not going to be the list keeper.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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