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ALABAMA

Birmingham - He give us a hard time. Successful.

 

ARIZONA

Phoenix- Gave no reason, no questions asked, Successful.

Tucson - 12/28/15, I-751, gave no reason, no questions asked, successful.

Tucson- 01/03/17, N-400. Successful.

 

CALIFORNIA

Buena Park - No reason, just gave security guard my appt letter. YES

Chula Vista - 2 Walk-ins, Successful.

Chula Vista - 06/27/16 No reason asked. Successful!

El Monte - 13 days early. Work conflict. Sup wasn't nice about it, but biometrics got done!

Fresno - 07/14/14 - Successful, no questions asked. After 2 pm walk-ins allowed.

Fresno - 06/28/2016 - UNSUCCESSFUL.  Guard advised to come back on actual appointment

Gardena - 5/24/12

Los Angeles - (USCIS Fairfax on W. Pico). Successful with no questions asked. 01/11/2015

Los Angeles - (downtown) July 2012. NO

Los Angeles - San Fernando valley (Chatsworth) Successful. 6/11/13.

Modesto - SuccessfulWent in to try our luck and no questions asked. 

Oakland - Oct 2013 successful

Oxnard - July 21st 2016 - Successful. Went first thing in the morning. 

Pomona - long wait. Successful

Riverside - Nov 10, 2014 - Unsuccessful. Guard was firm and unfriendly.

San Francisco - Feb 2014 - Successful, no questions asked.

San Francisco - 05/19/2014 - No question asked for three weeks early walk-in.

Santa Ana - Walked in 2 times in June 2012. No questions asked. 

Santa Ana - early walk-in successful, the day after I recieved the biometrics letter 

Santa Ana - 7/30/2014 Early walk-in successful (Original appt date is August 14, 2014). 

Santa Ana - 7/28/2014 Early walk-in successful. Really nice staff.

Santa Rosa - Not happy, but didn't send us away. 

San Marcos - Walked in 2pm and we're 2nd in line. Successful

San Marcos - Went 20 min before closing.Successful

San Jose - 4/29/14 - Successful.  

West Sacramento - 4/28/14 - Unsuccessful

Chula Vista, San Diego - Successful. 3 pm. 

 

COLORADO

Aurora - Went 10 days early. Successful. 9:15.

Denver - went in 2 days early. Had no issues

 

FLORIDA

Jacksonville - May 2013- Gave no reason, 2 weeks before appointment, successful in 25 minutes.

Miami - June 2012 - Gave no reason. Showed up 2 weeks before - was in and out in 5 minutes.

Oakland Park - Feb 2013 - Gave no reason, 2 weeks before appointment, succsessful in 10 minutes.

Tampa - May 2014 - Said I would be out of town, 2.5 weeks before appointment, successful in under 30 minutes

Tampa - 8/12/2014 - Appointment for 8/21/14 - Gave no reason, successful

Tampa - 9/18/2015 - Appointment for 9/22/15 - Not successful, was told they were understaffed and there were no walk-ins allowed all day

West Palm Beach 6/14/2016 Appointment for 6/24/2016. Successful, wasn't asked why.

 

GEORGIA

Atlanta - No reason Officer had us wait outside until the earliest appts went in (about 15 minutes). Yes.

Atlanta - Successful with no questions. The office just wrote on our form Walk-in.

Atlanta - Did a walk-in at 3PM 04/17/13 successfully. No question of reason.

Atlanta -Did a walk-in at 3PM 10/01/13 as we are on vacation on appointment day. No problems.

 

ILLINOIS

Naperville -Went on 8/30 at 2pm but was unsuccessful - only one technician on duty. 

 

INDIANA

Michigan City - January 2012 - No reason needed - Yes to successful walk-in(asked about it, I was there the same day as appointment)

 

IOWA

Des Moines - April 2010  - Successful

Des Moines - March 2011 - To get it over with - Successful

 

LOUISIANA

Metairie - Unsuccessful. Must arrive on the correct day/exact time of your appointment.Two friends have also been refused.

New Orleans - August 2018 - Successful. They gave me a hard time.

 

MAINE

Portland - Sept. 2, 2016 - Successful, early and at a different location. 

 

MARYLAND

Baltimore - April/2013.  Denied walk in. 

Wheaton - told Security guard I was not going to be in State on the day. Yes

Wheaton - July 2012, asked why could not make appointment. Successful

Wheaton - Dec 27, 2013 - Guard said he would allow it this time.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston - I took my wife for her scheduled biometrics appointment on 1/14/14. Need reason.

Boston - Tried to do early walk in for my appointment in Lawrence. - Not successful.

Boston - I missed my 01/08/2016. Showed up a 01/12/2016 with letter and ID. No problem. 

Boston - 08/01/2016. Success! Stopped by at 2:30pm - 30 mins before closing, 

Lawrence - did an early walk in 3 weeks before my appointment. 

Lawrence - 05/08/14 - Went one day early. Successful. Should've tried there first instead of Boston.

 

MICHIGAN

Detroit 07/29/14 SUCESSFUL-We arrived about 245pm 

 

MINNESOTA

Duluth - successful

Minneapolis - May 2012- NO because one of the computers was down

St Paul - No reason asked or given. Successful

St Paul - April 14th, 2014. Guard noted we were kind of early. Successful

St. Paul - No reason asked or given. Successful. They will let you in if it is a slow day at the office.

 

MISSOURI

St. Louis - No problems, no questions asked, Successful

 

MONTANA

Helena - family had appts on different days. Did all the same day. Friendly office.

 

NEBRASKA

Omaha - 3/22/2012- appointment was for Apr 5. No questions. Successful

Omaha - 4/08/2014 - Appointment was for 4/18. No questions asked. Successful

 

NEVADA

Las Vegas- 9/30/2016- Successful. 1:30 pm. Original appointment Oct 13.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Manchester - Lady gave me lecture on how to change appt.

 

NEW JERSEY

Hackensack - The guard asked me what I was doing. The walk-in attempt was SUCCESSFUL.

Elizabeth - Early walk-in only in case of emergency and with proof in hand.

 

NEW YORK

Brooklyn (60th St) - 5/7/14 (9am Wednesday morning) - no reason asked or given - successful, but an hour or so wait

Holtsville (Long Island) - 5/22/12 No reason asked. YES

Holtsville (Long Island) - 4/11/16 Successful. Officer asked for a reason. No wait. We were the only ones there at 12:30PM.

Long Island City, Queens 07/26/16 - Successful, though asked for reasons. 

Manhattan - Oct 2010 - Successful. I did a walk-in at Varick Street went at 8am, 

Manhattan - 11/22/2010 - Successful. Went at 7:45am this morning. 

Manhattan - 09/15/2011 - Successful. I arrived at 7:50 with 3 people ahead of me in line.

Manhattan - 02/21/2012 - Successful. I  Arrived at 8, 10 people in line before me.

Manhattan - 08/08/2012 - Successful. I arrived at 7:50 and got into a long line to go through security which opened at 8 am. 

Manhattan - 01/15/2013, Couldn't get to Philadelphia, Walk in Successful

Manhattan - 02/01/2013 - Successful. Walked into Varick ACS 2:00 PM

Manhattan - 05/31/2013 - Successful. I walked into Varick offie at 10:10 am.

Manhattan - 02/08/2016 - Successful. around 8.10. No questions. 

Manhattan - 03/04/2016 - Successful, no questions asked. Went at 08.00,

Manhattan - 04/01/2016 - Successful. Friday afternoon at 3pm. Super fast and excellent service!

Manhattan - 05/11/2016 - Successful.

Manhattan - 06/13/2016 - Successful. No questions asked. Arrived at 9:00am. It was a busy Monday morning, 

Port Chester - 02/21/2013, No reasons asked, very friendly, successful. .

Port Chester - 03/01/2016 - Successful. No questions asked, friendly guard smiled.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Morrisville- 09/27/2016 - 3pm. Successful. 

Charlotte - 11/08/2016 - 1.45pm successful. No questions asked.

 

OHIO

Cincinnati - 01/27/2017 - Successful

Cincinnati - 07/23/2014 - Successful.

Cleveland - no questions. Successful.

 

OREGON

Portland- 07/2012 Unsuccessful, no walk-ins allowed.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia - Drummond Road -Successful. No questions asked. YES

Philadelphia - Oct 2013 successful

Philadelphia (May 12, 2014) - Drummond Road. SUCCESS.

Pittsburgh - did this twice and no questions asked! YES

York - Successful. Place was basically empty.

Pittsburgh - 7/7/14: No issues, place was empty and they were happy to do it.

 

TENNESSEE

Nashville - 06/13/2016 - Success

Nashville - 06/24/2016 - Success

Nashville - Feb./2016 - Successful.

Nashville - 10/03/2016 - Successful. Accepted only after noon, but ok at 10:45 because they were not busy.

 

TEXAS

Austin - We were in the area that day (we live an hour away) - Yes

Austin - Feb 2014. Was initially told to come back after 12noon but then success.

Dallas (Whitehurst) - Yes, had to give a reason, come early and they will take you

Fort Worth (Landmark Lake) - Successful, but they were not happy about doing it early.

Houston (Hwy 290 office) - Jan 2012 - gave no reason, only appt letter. Yes (3 times-AOS, ROC, Citizenship)

Houston (Hwy 290 office) - June 2016 - Went first thing Monday. Told to come back in the afternoon

Houston SW (Sugarland) - No questions. YES

Houston SW (Sugarland) - Successful, but they were not happy about doing it early.

 

VIRGINIA

Alexandria - Successful

Alexandria- 01/07/2014- A week early. No questions asked about date on letter. Successful.

Alexandria- 02/27/2014- A week early. Gave no reason. Successful

Alexandria- 05/16/2014- 3 weeks early.Gave no reason. SUCCESSFUL.

Alexandria- 09/15/2015- A week early, work conflict. No questions asked. Successful.

Alexandria- 06/13/2016- no questions asked. Crowded at 10 AM. Successful.

Alexandria- 07/18/2016- Gave no reason. Took 45 minutes. 9:30 a.m. Successful.

Alexandria - 5/30/18 - no questions asked. Successful. Noon

Alexandria - 6/5/18- Walked in 1:45 pm, took 20 min.  Successful.

 

WASHINGTON

Tukwila - 06/19/2014 -  No reason necessary. In and out in 20 minutes. Successful.

Tukwila - 06/21/2014 - No reason necesssary. In and out in 10 minutes. Successful.

Tukwila - 10/12/2018 -  In and out in 20 minutes. Successful.

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