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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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I am taking my husband to his biometrics appointment tomorrow. Do I just have to drop him off and sit in the car waiting for him, or can I go in with him?

Also, he just needs the letter that the USCIS sent him and his passport, right?

Kanyiri


K-1 (more detail in profile):

05-25-05 - Applied for I-129F

06-07-05 - Approved

12-01-05 - Picked up visa!!

AOS:

12-25-05 - Flight lands at JFK - EAD stamp

05-15-06 - Green card received!! Woo-hoo!!!

05-09-07 - Our first son born!

Removal of Conditions

01-29-08 - Mailed Removal of Conditions Application (overnight)

02-07-08 - Check Cashed

02-08-08 - NOA1

03-12-08 - Biometrics

12-12-08 - Card production ordered! Yay!

12-30-08 - 10 year card received! Yay!

Naturalization

01-12-10 - Mailed application

01-20-10 - NOA

02-16-10 - Biometrics

04-21-10 - Interview

04-21-10 - Oath ceremony - US CITIZEN!!!

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I went with Claudeth for her EAD biometrics. There was a lot of waiting so elected not to go for the AOS.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Israel
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My husband went with me for my biometrics appointment yesterday, they didn't even ask for his ID, we just came in and he sat in the lobby for 5min while they were taking my biometrics and then we left. No problems at all :)

Yes, you should take the appointment letter and a valid ID. I just brought the state ID with me, didn't bother with the passport, I'm always paranoid to take it out of the house in case I lose it :P

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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I went with my wife for her AOS and EAD biometrics (they were both done in a single appointment). They only asked for the USCIS appointment letter and her passport. Her biometrics were done at York, PA. IFIRC, the letter says to only bring a necessary person (i.e., the person that gave you a ride) because there is limited waiting area space available. That might have only been on our letter for the ASC we went to.


K-1 Timeline

02.02.2005: Sent I-129F to Vermont Service Center

08.08.2005: Successful interview; visa received at 4pm

08.10.2005: Trip to US (Newark Int'l Airport is POE)

AOS Timeline

08.26.2005: Married in State College, Pennsylvania

11.14.2005: AOS and EAD applications received at USCIS

03.10.2006: EAD received (114 days since submission)

06.17.2006: Green card received (241 since submission)

Removal of Conditions Timeline

05.28.2008: Sent I-751 to Vermont Service Center

06.04.2008: NOA1 received

07.05.2008: Biometrics completed in Houston

03.27.2009: Ten year green card approved

Naturalization Timeline

11.09.2009: N-400 package mailed to Lewisville, TX

12.18.2009: Biometrics done in Houston

03.01.2010: Passed interview

04.07.2010: Oath ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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It all depends on how crowded they are. In our case, there were only about 10 people in the office/waiting area and maybe 3 or 4 were applicants. No big deal. Yes take your ids, her passport and biometrics letter. If they are crowded you can walk outside or wait in the car. That's the worst case. For us it took a total of 15 minutes from the time we entered to the time we left. Good Luck


2005

K1

March 2 Filed I-129 F

July 21 Interview in Bogota ** Approved ** Very Easy!

AOS

Oct 19 Mailed AOS Packet to Chicago

2006

Feb 17 AOS interview in Denver. Biometrics also done today! (Interviewing officer ordered them.)

Apr 25 Green card received

2008

Removal of conditions

March 17 Refiled using new I-751 form

April 16 Biometrics done

July 10 Green card production ordered

2009

Citizenship

Jan 20 filed N400

Feb 04 NOA date

Feb 24 Biometrics

May 5 Interview - Centennial (Denver, Colorado) Passed

June 10 Oath Ceremony - Teikyo Loretto Heights, Denver, Colorado

July 7 Received Passport in 3 weeks

Shredded all immigration papers Have scanned images

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Thailand
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We went to my wife’s biometrics appointment on the 17th of Feb. Only the beneficiaries were allowed inside, everyone else had to wait outside in the cold (about 10 degrees). I told her to call me when she got out and went to sit in the nice warm car.

Oh, as she had applied in her married name they also requested a copy of our marriage certificate.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Yes you can go with him... it doesn't take very long to do biometrics - you just take a number and wait and it's all over inside half an hour. They had signs on the door saying please don't bring more than one person in with you, but there was plenty of room in the waiting area at the Fort Lauderdale ASC.


Karen - Melbourne, Australia/John - Florida, USA

- Proposal (20 August 2000) to marriage (19 December 2004) - 4 years, 3 months, 25 days (1,578 days)

STAGE 1 - Applying for K1 (15 September 2003) to K1 Approval (13 July 2004) - 9 months, 29 days (303 days)

STAGE 2A - Arriving in US (4 Nov 2004) to AOS Application (16 April 2005) - 5 months, 13 days (164 days)

STAGE 2B - Applying for AOS to GC Approval - 9 months, 4 days (279 days)

STAGE 3 - Lifting Conditions. Filing (19 Dec 2007) to Approval (December 11 2008)

STAGE 4 - CITIZENSHIP (filing under 5-year rule - residency start date on green card Jan 11th, 2006)

*N400 filed December 15, 2011

*Interview March 12, 2012

*Oath Ceremony March 23, 2012.

ALL DONE!!!!!!!!

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I attended with my wife. The appointment letter we received addressed the issue of people attending other than of course the alien.

My letter stated that only people directly involved in providing the alien with transportation to and from the appointment would be welcomed; all else would be denied entrance due to limited seating.

I/we got there about an hour early and were taken care of immediately. They were surprisingly friendly and helpful and even passed out a customer review form concerning quality of service in the end.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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For those going through the Alexandria, VA office, it is only the applicant who can enter the biometrics building. They let me in until they realized I wasn't the one getting the biometrics done, and then a man told me that I needed to wait outside. It was extremely busy and it took 1 hour for Re to finish everything. He did say that they were very nice to him though.


K-1 (more detail in profile):

05-25-05 - Applied for I-129F

06-07-05 - Approved

12-01-05 - Picked up visa!!

AOS:

12-25-05 - Flight lands at JFK - EAD stamp

05-15-06 - Green card received!! Woo-hoo!!!

05-09-07 - Our first son born!

Removal of Conditions

01-29-08 - Mailed Removal of Conditions Application (overnight)

02-07-08 - Check Cashed

02-08-08 - NOA1

03-12-08 - Biometrics

12-12-08 - Card production ordered! Yay!

12-30-08 - 10 year card received! Yay!

Naturalization

01-12-10 - Mailed application

01-20-10 - NOA

02-16-10 - Biometrics

04-21-10 - Interview

04-21-10 - Oath ceremony - US CITIZEN!!!

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