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Hi guys,so I have my app for my biometrics 9th April,is my husband able to come with me to my appointment or do I have to go Into the building alone ? Also how long does it normally take ?my appointment is at 3pm am I likely to be seen at that time or is it a lot of sitting around waiting

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I was able to go in and wait with my husband for a while...then the waiting room filled up and they asked everyone who wasn't there for an appt to leave. NO CELL PHONES were allowed! Also, when they say your appointment is at X time...really it's a time slot, not an appt in a traditional sense, as there are LOTS of other people there and they seem to come in waves on the hour and my husband still had to take a number when he arrived. It took about 3 hours from start to finish for us in the DC area.


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Mine was on the 13th of this month. My husband had to wait at the "main" waiting area, I was told to fill out a form with my personal information and cases numbers then I had to go to the other waiting room with that paper plus the one I got in the mail alone, it took me about 35 min, there were about 7 people before me

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Different ASCs, different rules (but as a previous user wrote, the 'appointment' time is just sent out in bulk, like the interviews at local consulates prior to the immigration move). If you're going to a large, built up city for biometrics then, for the main (excluding lucky one-offs), forget it. For example, Boston's allowed no +1s, no early walk-ins, and it was heaving/slow. Other people, other ASCs and you can arrive (days) early, bring a +1 and be in and out within twenty minutes. If your husband is able to go then I guess there's really nothing to lose, if he doesn't mind possibly being turned away and spending time on his own. Make a day of it.

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