What You Need to Know About Biometric Appointment

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As you know, USCIS is the main institution in the US where you take care of your immigration-related procedures. You always apply to USCIS when you want to get both citizenship, Green Card and some visas. After this application, USCIS may assign you a biometricservice appointment. The purpose is to obtain your fingerprints, photographs and signature. So, what do you need to know about biometric appointments in general?

USCIS will send you a Form I - 797C, Notice of Action, to notify you when it has assigned you a biometric appointment. The main purpose of this appointment is to accurately identify you and to perform the necessary background and security screening on you. If you would like to see the data that USCIS has obtained about you afterwards, you can apply through the FBI Identity Background Screening system. It is also possible to edit certain aspects of this system.

Preparing for a Biometric Appointment

On the way to the biometric appointment, you should bring Form I - 797C and a document that can be photo-verified, such as a Green Card, driver's license or passport. At the same time, if USCIS has sent you other documents, you should also bring them with you.

The Biometric Appointment ends with you providing some biometric data about yourself and finally registering it with your signature. Providing false information about yourself is considered perjury. Under 14s are not obliged to sign, but are free to do so if they wish to do so.

If you have other health problems such as hearing impairment, travel disability or loss of use of hands, then you should log in to the USCIS e-request system before going for the appointment. Here, you need to inform them about your health condition and request them to make preparations for the biometric appointment accordingly.

If you are unable to attend the appointment, you will need to reschedule your biometric appointment. You must do this through your online account with USCIS or through the USCIS call center. Remember that you must make a request at least 12 hours before your appointment time and have a justifiable reason to change the date. Otherwise, if you do not show up for the appointment, USCIS may reject your application.

Source: USCIS

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