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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Colombia
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So we are currently in the waiting game the last letter we received after our RFE was accepted at the end of March was about getting my wife's immunizations and that we would take to an interview unless it was not needed and would be required to send. However looking through our process we have never been scheduled a biometrics appointment. From what I see other state this is normally done within the first few months of processing. We got married last August and submitted in September, with the accepting the fees by the end of September. The next communication was the RFE in January which took us a few months to get situated due to the legalities of adding her to my bank accounts. Anyone know if this is normal or is there a way to inquire if/when they would request it be completed?

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Filed: H-1B Visa Country: India
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There is still time for USCIS to schedule a biometric and then schedule the interview. I don't think you should assume that there will not be a biometric. I myself am a September 2020 AOS filer. My biometric just got scheduled this week for July 2021. Here is a thread for Sep 2020 AOS filers and you can see the timeline for many Sep 2020 files (look at the last few pages).


Marriage based AOS Timeline:

  1. 9/8/2020 - Application sent to USCIS Chicago lockbox using UPS
  2. 9/11/2020 - Application received by USCIS
  3. 9/18/2020 - Checks cashed by USCIS
  4. 9/21/2020 - Received 4 text messages from USCIS with the 4 receipt numbers.
  5. 9/26/2020 - Received 4 I-797s corresponding to the NOAs. PD is 9/11/2020.

 

 

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Colombia
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14 hours ago, nendu said:

There is still time for USCIS to schedule a biometric and then schedule the interview. I don't think you should assume that there will not be a biometric. I myself am a September 2020 AOS filer. My biometric just got scheduled this week for July 2021. Here is a thread for Sep 2020 AOS filers and you can see the timeline for many Sep 2020 files (look at the last few pages).

Thanks it has been more than 60days from RFE so we called today and they opened a ticket, hopefully this gets the ball rolling a bit. Also concerned because they didn't add our I-765 to the request.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Pakistan
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On 6/18/2021 at 12:34 PM, Listen97 said:

Thanks it has been more than 60days from RFE so we called today and they opened a ticket, hopefully this gets the ball rolling a bit.

We contacted them via Live Chat on the 61st day from RFE and the agent said an officer should contact us within 15-30 days. This did not happen, so we contacted them again via Live Chat, explained that we were never contacted, and the agent said they will inform the officer working on our case (lol). If we do not hear back by June 28th, we need to contact them and they will open an inquiry. Don't know why this wasn't done already.. 

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Also concerned because they didn't add our I-765 to the request.

Our case inquiry for I-131 in Self Service was successful since it was outside of processing times, but somehow the I-765 was still in processing times. I don't know how that makes sense because it showed us the processing times for I-765 and we were definitely out of it. I guess they have their own algorithm for that one.

 

P.S - just like you, still waiting for biometrics. Hopefully something comes before the end of this month!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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On 6/14/2021 at 1:55 PM, Listen97 said:

So we are currently in the waiting game the last letter we received after our RFE was accepted at the end of March was about getting my wife's immunizations and that we would take to an interview unless it was not needed and would be required to send. However looking through our process we have never been scheduled a biometrics appointment. From what I see other state this is normally done within the first few months of processing. We got married last August and submitted in September, with the accepting the fees by the end of September. The next communication was the RFE in January which took us a few months to get situated due to the legalities of adding her to my bank accounts. Anyone know if this is normal or is there a way to inquire if/when they would request it be completed?

Maybe they reused old biometrics?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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2 hours ago, catmom said:

They send a notice in the mail if biometrics are reused.

They should in theory. But maybe they forgot to send a notice. It might very well happen with USCIS…

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17 minutes ago, ra0010 said:

They should in theory. But maybe they forgot to send a notice. It might very well happen with USCIS…

What other biometric data can they use? My wife got her B-2 Visa in 2017, and got her SSN in apx 2009, is there a limitation to how old it can be?

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3 minutes ago, Listen97 said:

What other biometric data can they use? My wife got her B-2 Visa in 2017, and got her SSN in apx 2009, is there a limitation to how old it can be?

I’m not sure about that. But I know some ROC filers have had theirs waived because they did biometrics when they initially applied for gc two years before. But in your case since this is your initial AOS filing it might be their mistake. Call and ask for a tier 2 officer.

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1 minute ago, ra0010 said:

I’m not sure about that. But I know some ROC filers have had theirs waived because they did biometrics when they initially applied for gc two years before. But in your case since this is your initial AOS filing it might be their mistake. Call and ask for a tier 2 officer.

We opened a ticket a few days ago to get a status update, so will check again once the 30 day timeframe elapses.

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1 minute ago, Listen97 said:

We opened a ticket a few days ago to get a status update, so will check again once the 30 day timeframe elapses.

My experience is that tickets are useless. But hopefully they work for you. If I were you, I’d be requesting a tier 2 officer on the 30th day.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Colombia
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Just got our Biometrics appt letter, not sure if calling or the email prompted it but now we are one step closer. It says she has to go alone on one paper but says transportation is allowed in the building, am I allowed to be in the building with her?

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