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I filed AOS on 20 May and my NOA is dated May 24. As yet I still haven't received a biometrics appointment, and it's been six weeks.

 

I know some people have received their letters quicker than others, but is there anything official that says we should receive it within a certain amount of time?

 

I'm planning to call USCIS to ask what's going on, but it would be useful to know how long it should take if (as I expect) they fob me off and tell me to just keep waiting. 

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To my knowledge, the only thing about biometrics is that they have to be done before the AOS is adjudicated.

 

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51 minutes ago, JudeB77 said:

I filed AOS on 20 May and my NOA is dated May 24. As yet I still haven't received a biometrics appointment, and it's been six weeks.

 

I know some people have received their letters quicker than others, but is there anything official that says we should receive it within a certain amount of time?

 

I'm planning to call USCIS to ask what's going on, but it would be useful to know how long it should take if (as I expect) they fob me off and tell me to just keep waiting. 

As far as I know there is not a required amount of time. 

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53 minutes ago, JudeB77 said:

I filed AOS on 20 May and my NOA is dated May 24. As yet I still haven't received a biometrics appointment, and it's been six weeks.

 

I know some people have received their letters quicker than others, but is there anything official that says we should receive it within a certain amount of time?

 

I'm planning to call USCIS to ask what's going on, but it would be useful to know how long it should take if (as I expect) they fob me off and tell me to just keep waiting. 

What does your online case status say?


YMMV

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55 minutes ago, JudeB77 said:

Fingerprint fee received, and the national benefits center is still working on my case

There are many people in the same situation with a filing date around may 20th, myself included.   I placed a service request that is to be replied to by July 11.  


YMMV

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5 minutes ago, payxibka said:

There are many people in the same situation with a filing date around may 20th, myself included.   I placed a service request that is to be replied to by July 11.  

Good luck! I hope you get a positive response. I saw a thread that someone started a while back with other people who filed at the same time and still hadn't heard anything, so I know I'm not alone. This process is just so frustratingly slow!

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2 minutes ago, K1visaHopeful said:

Keep in mind, it depends on where your biometrics appt will take place too. Some ASCs are extremely busy so likely they are backlogged with applicants who applied before you.

I would have thought my biometrics appt would be in Memphis as that's the nearest office to me, and I don't think it's especially busy. But after the recent announcement that USCIS would start sending applications from busy offices to quieter ones to speed things up, that could have changed.

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36 minutes ago, JudeB77 said:

I would have thought my biometrics appt would be in Memphis as that's the nearest office to me, and I don't think it's especially busy. But after the recent announcement that USCIS would start sending applications from busy offices to quieter ones to speed things up, that could have changed.

I was just going to say that. You may be waiting in the shuffle between locations. 

Just keep contacting them every few weeks.

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46 minutes ago, JudeB77 said:

I would have thought my biometrics appt would be in Memphis as that's the nearest office to me, and I don't think it's especially busy. But after the recent announcement that USCIS would start sending applications from busy offices to quieter ones to speed things up, that could have changed.

ASC offices aren't changing,  just potentially the field office 


YMMV

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Hey, yes I have also experienced this. I received my NOA1 on may 20th, my documents were delivered to USCIS on April 15th. My biometrics were scheduled on June 26th to take place on July 9th. Between delivery of documents to USCIS and my biometrics was nearly 90 days...

 

Wish I could tell you what to do to make it go quicker but as long as you've got a Service Request going that's all you can do. Maybe call the Ombudsman to ask for advice? For as far as I know there is no time limit they have to stick to concerning biometrics.

 

Good luck!


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1 hour ago, paulmit said:

Same here. I am in week 7. I filed AOS on May 16. Got my receipt on May 21. 

I just filed a service request, they said it will take about 2-3 weeks.

@payxibka have you heard any news?

Nope 


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