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Did you have your removal of conditions biometrics taken within the last year? if so this could be the reason for not having to do biometrics.

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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Yes it is possible. My biometrics was waived. I was not even asked to have my FP taken on my interview.


N400 Timeline:

4/14/12- 3rd yr as PR

1/17/12- mailed packet

Biometrics-- waived

4/25/12- interview- passed & took my oath the same day!!-- US Citizen!!!

My N400 Journey took 3months & 8days!:)

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And then I read about a case where one applicant had to do the biometrics after the interview :blink:

I think it can happen if there is a delay and the validity of the fingerprints expire before the oath ceremony.

That happened to me.. well, in the sense of that I could do it right after the interview on the same day. The IO said there was no such thing as a 12 or 15 month validity of the biometrics, she claimed it had to be done with every single application. If it's true or not, I don't know, fact is that I would not have been approved if I didn't do it right after :/

N400 Timeline:

12/14/11 - Sending out N400 package

12/19/11 - Received by USCIS

12/21/11 - NOA date

12/22/11 - Check cashed

12/27/11 - Received NOA

02/06/12 - Received yellow letter (pre-interview case file review)

03/13/12 - Placed in line for interview scheduling (3 yr anniversary)

03/17/12 - Received interview letter

04/17/12 - Interview - No decision, application under further review

04/17/12 - Biometrics

04/25/12 - Placed in line for oath scheduling (so I'm approved yay!)

04/27/12 - Received oath ceremony date

05/09/12 - Oath ceremony!!

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As the responses here indicate, many (most?) naturalization applicants have their biometrics taken as part of the process, but at least some who had biometrics collected within 15 months of filing the application do not. My wife recently went through the whole process and never had a biometrics appointment, and I have seen others on these boards report a similar experience. If you have an interview notice, go to the interview. You probably don't need new biometrics, but if you do, they will tell you there (as has apparently happened in some cases) or you might perhaps get a separate notice when/if the records on file expire, but I wouldn't worry that something has gone wrong here.

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