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Hi, Just wondering if anyone here has an idea of the length to receive a letter for the biometrics appointment? We sent our AOS package on May 9th, received an NOA1 a week later and are now in limbo... I've been reading the forums and some of the biometrics seem to process within a month and others three months? We are in California and if anyone has a general idea ( how long is long enough to wait?) of the time between these steps, please reply. Thank you. :)

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Hi, Just wondering if anyone here has an idea of the length to receive a letter for the biometrics appointment? We sent our AOS package on May 9th, received an NOA1 a week later and are now in limbo... I've been reading the forums and some of the biometrics seem to process within a month and others three months? We are in California and if anyone has a general idea ( how long is long enough to wait?) of the time between these steps, please reply. Thank you. :)

My packet delivered at May 9th, and I already did my Biometrics. I am in Cali too.

It really depends on the people who handling the packets, I guess they process less paperwork if they were not in the mood that day..

I suggest you wait for another week to call.

Good luck.


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AOS from F1:
Day0 -- 2012.05.08 Sent packet through USPS
Day1 -- 2012.05.09 Packet delivered at 1:29pm
Day7 -- 2012.05.15 Emails/texts acceptance confirmation at 5:16pm
Day8 -- 2012.05.16 Checks been cashed in the morning
Day11--2012.05.19 I-797C 4 hard copies received.
Day14--2012.05.22 Biometrics Appointment received. Scheduled for June 5th.
Day15--2012.05.23 Biometrics Completed at 1:30pm (2 weeks earlier than the scheduled date)
Day27--2012.06.04 Card production ordered for EAD&AP
Day28--2012.06.05 Second card production ordered email received for EAD.(why?)
Day30--2012.06.07 EAD&AP Combo Card mailed
Day32--2012.06.09 EAD&AP Combo Card received
Day98--2012.08.14 Interview scheduled for Sep.18th @12:30pm(thank god I don't have school that day)
Day100-2012.08.16 Interview notice hard copy received
Day133-2012.09.18 Interview!! I-485 updated to Card Production around 3:30pm
Day134-2012.09.19 Online Update: I-130 approved; I-485 New permanent Resident Status Registered.
Day136-2012.09.21 Second Card production Email.
Day141-2012.09.26 GreenCard received. (Done for 2 years!)

ROC:

Day0 -- 2014.07.07 Sent package to CSC by USPS

Day1 -- 2014.07.08 Package delivered

Day3 -- 2014.07.10 Check has been cashed

Day4 -- 2014.07.11 I-797 Hard Copy Received

Day12--2014.07.19 Biometrics Appointment received. Scheduled for Aug 5th.

Day23--2014.07.30 Biometrics Completed @1pm (6 days early)

Day95--2014.10.10 Card Production

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We received the biometrics letter about 5 weeks after the NOA1, so hope that helps. i have been told summer is a busy time, so not sure.

Bonne chance!


1/28/11 Sent package to Texas
2/03/11 NOA1 received and file is at the Vermont Center.Case number assigned.
6/10/11 NOA2 received.Approved!!!
6/13/11 Hard copy of NOA2 received.
6/28/11 NVC case number received. Case sent to Paris.
7/18/2011 Packet 3 sent out
7/20/11 Packet 3 returned by certified mail
8/31/11 Interview (Approved with two pieces of paper needed)
9/29/11 Visa received.
10/03/11 POE Cincinnati (Thanks to Delta now Atlanta) 5 hours to pick her up is worth it.
10/15/11 Married
10/21/11 AOS documents filed
11/25/11 Biometrics appointment
11/18/11 transferred to CSC
12/24/11 EAD and Advance Parole combo card arrived.
03/13/12 Green card notice received. Welcome to the US. Take a deep breath for a few moments.
03/14/12 Green card received

07/14/2014 Packet for Removing conditions sent

02/10/14 Biometrics in Louisville KY

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I too am waiting for the biometrics appointment letter! My status still shows initial steps, which states it generally takes two days, its been the same for over a week. We received our NOA 3 business days after we mailed in the applications! The waiting is the worst part!

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My AOS was received at MAY 3rd, Got a letter about 2 weeks after that at the 15 of May of my biometrics app. scheduled for the 12 of June. So in about 1 month after i received my notice 2 weeks after I filed my AOS. Im located in Northern NJ tho.

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Thanks everyone for the replies. It's ridiculous that the US govt. can't process these more efficiently. :(

Your biometrics appointment will be scheduled when your local office has an appointment. Normally it is within 30 days and then the letter will take a couple of weeks to get to you. Sometimes it takes longer. Your timeline doesn't show where your local office is, please fill in your timeline, this will help people answer your questions. :)

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Your biometrics appointment will be scheduled when your local office has an appointment. Normally it is within 30 days and then the letter will take a couple of weeks to get to you. Sometimes it takes longer. Your timeline doesn't show where your local office is, please fill in your timeline, this will help people answer your questions. :)

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Can any one give experience on how long it takes to get biometric appointment from my local service centre. it been more than two weeks now that my packet was sent, receive NOA a week after and have not heard anything since then.. other people timeline dont show a long waiting time like this.

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Can any one give experience on how long it takes to get biometric appointment from my local service centre. it been more than two weeks now that my packet was sent, receive NOA a week after and have not heard anything since then.. other people timeline dont show a long waiting time like this.

You need to give it a bit longer than 3 weeks. I waited 98 days for my biometrics appointment during ROC! Sometimes it takes a long time, unfortunately there isn't much you can do. After 30 days of waiting you can call USCIS to raise a service request but if your local office is still busy it won't make any difference. I would advise calling after 30 or 40 days to check your notice didn't get lost in the mail.

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My packet delivered at May 9th, and I already did my Biometrics. I am in Cali too.

It really depends on the people who handling the packets, I guess they process less paperwork if they were not in the mood that day..

I suggest you wait for another week to call.

Good luck.

Hi,

Did you come early 2 weeks for your Biometrics and they said it's Ok?

Thanks for answering my question.


Month/Day/Year

F2A

Married on 10/08/2012

I-130 sent on 09/15/2013

Priority day is 09/16/2013

I-130 was approved on 11/15/2013

I did wait almost 2 years for my visa available to be able to send I-485.

AOS

I-485 and I-765 were sent on 05/29/2015

USCIS Received Date June 02, 2015 (Priority Day or Day Filled with USCIS)

Notice Date June 05, 2015

A check of $1070 was cashed by USCIS Chicago on 06/08/2015

Received NOA1 in mail June 13, 2015

Received Biometrics in mail on June 20, 2015

Biometrics Appointment on July 1st, 2015

EAD is approved on August 10th 2015 (73 days)

USCIS sent out EAD on August 17th 2015

Received EAD card on August 19th 2015

Sent renew EAD on April 9th 2016

Got interview notice on March 30th 2016

USCIS received on April 11th 2016

Interview Scheduled on May 3rd 2016

Approved on the spot - Handed print out approval notice.

Received 10 years GC in hand on May 7th 2016

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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