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Biometrics appointment for the USC spouse?

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Hello Everyone,

 

I'm wondering if someone who has already done the removal of conditions process can clarify something for me. I'm a USC and my husband came here on the K-1 visa and is currently a permanent resident. It's time for him to remove conditions, so we are working on form I-751 and the supporting documents. 

 

I noticed in Part 8 of the form, page 8, it indicates that I, as the spouse, will have an appointment to provide fingerprints, photographs, and my signature. This sounds like the biometrics appointments that my husband has had to do before. I knew that he was going to have another biometrics appointment during the removal of conditions, but I didn't know that I would have one as well. Am I understanding the form correctly? 

 

Also, it's my understanding that we only pay the $85 biometrics fee for the petitioner. We don't need to include an additional $85 for me as well, do we?

 

Thank you so much!

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US spouse does not need biometrics and no fee. 


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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Years ago in the dark days after 9/11, there was some banter by some agency/department in the Federal Government (perhaps DHS?)  to get biometrics on everybody in the country. The ACLU and other organizations went apoplectic over that idea. It was quietly abandoned. To the best of my knowledge is it not yet a USCIS requirement for USCs. However It is a bit ironic, that in today's employment world of employee vetting and background checks, submitting biometrics is often a requirement for employment. I know that as a health care professional, I was required to submit my biometrics as a condition of State licensure. As a consequence, it is in essence, a fait accompli. I, personally, don't care for the idea, but I am stuck with it.

 

YMMV

 


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I've read that in some rare conditions they may ask the USC spouse to do biometrics, but I don't know that I've ever seen any posts about it here.


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox

Nov 7, 2018: Apparent receipt date (SMS notification on 11/9)

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