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I-797C for Biometrics received after filing I-129F

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We received a letter  with  an appointment in a week to have my fiance's biometrics taken. I have a  question:

- I've researched and noticed that most of the letters like mine were received by I-130 filers. We filed the I-129F.  Is this normal?

- I've also noticed that it's usually the non-US resident that normally has to go to the biometrics appointment. My fiance  the petitioner is a US citizen) and he is in the US..... just wanting to make sure this is all part of the I-129F process. I looked in the FAQs on Visajourney and it doesn't mention this in the process.

Although this is another step after 14 months waiting!!!! , I am happy to get this letter cause at least I know they are on top of our case!

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I believe this happens if there are certain criminal arrests involved on the USC's end.

You don't have to say what, but has your fiance been arrested for anything of the drug or violence nature or anything serious?

Note that this is not a normal part of the process, but I believe it can happen.

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1 hour ago, Lenchiksun said:

We received a letter  with  an appointment in a week to have my fiance's biometrics taken. I have a  question:

- I've researched and noticed that most of the letters like mine were received by I-130 filers. We filed the I-129F.  Is this normal?

- I've also noticed that it's usually the non-US resident that normally has to go to the biometrics appointment. My fiance  the petitioner is a US citizen) and he is in the US..... just wanting to make sure this is all part of the I-129F process. I looked in the FAQs on Visajourney and it doesn't mention this in the process.

Although this is another step after 14 months waiting!!!! , I am happy to get this letter cause at least I know they are on top of our case!

I did read that it's not something that they usually request from the USC, but they have the right to ask for biometrics, like Ash. 1101 said.  I am almost certain it has to do with a concern they have about the petitioner.  I wish you the best in this journey.    

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As noted, unusual but not an issue if he has a clean record.


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9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

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5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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4 hours ago, Lenchiksun said:

We received a letter  with  an appointment in a week to have my fiance's biometrics taken. I have a  question:

- I've researched and noticed that most of the letters like mine were received by I-130 filers. We filed the I-129F.  Is this normal?

- I've also noticed that it's usually the non-US resident that normally has to go to the biometrics appointment. My fiance  the petitioner is a US citizen) and he is in the US..... just wanting to make sure this is all part of the I-129F process. I looked in the FAQs on Visajourney and it doesn't mention this in the process.

Although this is another step after 14 months waiting!!!! , I am happy to get this letter cause at least I know they are on top of our case!

It is not part of "normal" proceedings for 129F, but your case was transferred to Vermont, it seems there is some in your petitioner background that makes them take extra scrutiny, which is probably why your case is taking that long. Remember, 129F is mostly about petitioner, not beneficiary. They are ultimately the ones responsible for the accuracy of the information on it and it is they background that is being checked. Hopefully it is just a case of some database randomly matching someone else, and biometrics would help to sort it out. Good luck, and look at the positive, at least you are hearing some news finally. 

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