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I received my 10-year GC 3 months ago.

yesterday I received a letter saying 'The FBI was unable to process your fingerprint card. In order for USCIS to continue processing your application, it will be necessary to have your fingerprints re-taken. This will be completed at no additional expense to you.'

I am confused as I already have my GC - why fingerprint again? Yes my fingerprints are hard to scan (did biometrics 2 times and finally settled w/ police clearance letter) So does it mean I have to fingerprint again now for FBI's record?

What is frustrating is that I called that number and they basically said many people got the same letter, they don't know why until I go to the ASC to find out if that is an error on their part. There is no number to call ASC. That means I have to make a trip.

Does anyone have similar experience? What will happen if I do not go to the fingerprinting?

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I received my 10-year GC 3 months ago.

yesterday I received a letter saying 'The FBI was unable to process your fingerprint card. In order for USCIS to continue processing your application, it will be necessary to have your fingerprints re-taken. This will be completed at no additional expense to you.'

I am confused as I already have my GC - why fingerprint again? Yes my fingerprints are hard to scan (did biometrics 2 times and finally settled w/ police clearance letter) So does it mean I have to fingerprint again now for FBI's record?

What is frustrating is that I called that number and they basically said many people got the same letter, they don't know why until I go to the ASC to find out if that is an error on their part. There is no number to call ASC. That means I have to make a trip.

Does anyone have similar experience? What will happen if I do not go to the fingerprinting?

Your card was approved and afterward the FBI said they were unable to read your fingeprints. You need to go again. They CAN revoke your green card. Go to the appointment.


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Thank you for your advice.

You know, I still don't understand how they work - 'FBI said they were unable to read your fingerprints'... isn't that known long ago? That is the reason why I did the fingerprints 2 times and needed to get the police clearance letter. Why is FBI looking at my fingerprints again now?

They say the max number of doing fingerprints is 2. If failed, get the clearance letter. So why are they asking me to to do fingerprints now?

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Thank you for your advice.

You know, I still don't understand how they work - 'FBI said they were unable to read your fingerprints'... isn't that known long ago? That is the reason why I did the fingerprints 2 times and needed to get the police clearance letter. Why is FBI looking at my fingerprints again now?

They say the max number of doing fingerprints is 2. If failed, get the clearance letter. So why are they asking me to to do fingerprints now?

Because they can.

Look if not all the government agencies these days are nothing but slow, bad tempered and do whatever the heck they want to, as long as they have the "I'm the one that decides your fate" mentality.

However I'd say it's pretty abnormal. Maybe they made a decision just to approve your ROC while they know the fingerprint is going to take LONGER than your ROC, so might just well get it out of the way and come back to screw with it later.

Heck I'm in 10+ months (almost 11) and still nothing with my ROC. We even have a member that had 3 interviews and waited 3 years with no results.

Just glad you have it. If I was you I'll go do the bio. again.

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Because they can.

Look if not all the government agencies these days are nothing but slow, bad tempered and do whatever the heck they want to, as long as they have the "I'm the one that decides your fate" mentality.

However I'd say it's pretty abnormal. Maybe they made a decision just to approve your ROC while they know the fingerprint is going to take LONGER than your ROC, so might just well get it out of the way and come back to screw with it later.

Heck I'm in 10+ months (almost 11) and still nothing with my ROC. We even have a member that had 3 interviews and waited 3 years with no results.

Just glad you have it. If I was you I'll go do the bio. again.

Basically all of the above.

USCIS has a number of ways to do a background check and they used those then approved your green card on good faith. Afterwards the backed up FBI gets back to them san says "hey, you need to repeat these" So they will. Given their ability just to do so, if you do not go for the fingerprints it can be a problem. They can cause you a lot more problems than you care to deal with.

The bad news, you have to go give fingerprints. Depending how far the ASC is from your house that may or may not be a big deal. The ASC is 20 minutes from our house, so no big deal. If it is four hours away, well, plan a road trip with your husband and enjoy the day together.

The good news is they did not withhold your removal of conditions based on a slow(er) government agency. It is the chance YOU take for their decision. Sucks, but there it is.


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Because they can.

Look if not all the government agencies these days are nothing but slow, bad tempered and do whatever the heck they want to, as long as they have the "I'm the one that decides your fate" mentality.

However I'd say it's pretty abnormal. Maybe they made a decision just to approve your ROC while they know the fingerprint is going to take LONGER than your ROC, so might just well get it out of the way and come back to screw with it later.

Heck I'm in 10+ months (almost 11) and still nothing with my ROC. We even have a member that had 3 interviews and waited 3 years with no results.

Just glad you have it. If I was you I'll go do the bio. again.

THREE INTERVIEWS???? How come? Is it very possible to get 3 interview in ROC?

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I am back from the ASC, after putting on a lot of lotion to make my fingerprints more readable.

Guess what, they said 'please disregard the ASC appointment notice. It was scheduled in error, hence, no need for action'

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So guys out there, if you got the 10year GC already but receive an appointment notice still written as 'I-751 Petition to remove conditions', that can be ignored.

The only good thing is the officer now gives me his phone number and email address.

And, I witness 2 people there the same case as me.

Should I laugh or cry????????????

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Oh wow.

Well better be safe than sorry!


AOS 05/08/10 - sent05/14/10 - receipt date on NOAs - transferred to National Benefits Center06/14/10 - Biometrics Done - Lawrence, MA (original appt)07/26/10 - Interview - APPROVED!!07/30/10 - Welcome letter rec'd (notice date: 07/26)08/05/10 - Green Card (&EAD) Received! - 2 months and 28 days total!ROC 04/28/12 - ROC package sent05/03/12 - check cashed05/04/12 - NOA1 received - dated 05/01/1206/07/12 - Biometrics done02/07/13 - Approved (status update via text msg)02/14/13 - Ten year Green card receivedNaturalization07/26/13 - eligible (90 day window opened 4/27/13)02/24/14 - N-400 sent to Dallas03/04/14 - Check cashed & case accepted (update via txt & email)03/10/14 - Biometrics appt letter rec'd (scheduled for 03/28/13)03/28/14 - Biometrics done04/01/14 - In line for interview 04/03/14 - Case status change to scheduled for interview04/10/14 - interview letter rec'd 5/13/14 - interview 6/3/14 - in line for oath 6/30/14 - Scheduled for oath

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