Can you reuse your biometrics for uscis?

Asked By: Troy Kreiger
Date created: Tue, Feb 16, 2021 1:25 PM
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  • The answer is that USCIS normally does not allow reusing of biometrics with certain very narrow exceptions for certain military members. For all other applicants, USCIS normally requires a separate set of new biometrics to be scheduled and completed as part of each new application or process.
Answered By: Adalberto Baumbach
Date created: Thu, Feb 18, 2021 10:21 AM
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on March 30, 2020, that it will reuse biometrics data that was previously collected prior to the March 18 th closure. For cases that already have submitted reusable biometrics, this action will allow processing of employment authorization documents, for example, to go forward despite the closure of the offices collecting the biometrics.
Answered By: Nicholaus Lebsack
Date created: Sat, Feb 20, 2021 6:59 PM
USCIS announced that it will reuse previously submitted biometrics in order to process valid Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, extension requests due to the temporary closure of Application Support Centers (ASC) to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Answered By: Ruthie Corkery
Date created: Mon, Feb 22, 2021 11:47 AM
Our field office is Washington DC. We filed N400 for my wife online on Sep 15, 2020. We just received a letter of USCIS reusing her biometrics today, Jan 19, 2021. The reuse notice seems to come once your file becomes actively worked on. So it will depend on your office and how much backlog they have.
Answered By: Thelma Kuhic
Date created: Tue, Feb 23, 2021 3:21 PM
USCIS has announced that they will reuse previously submitted biometrics in order to process valid work permit application extension requests due to the closure of Application Support Centers (ASC). Biometrics appointments are appointments where the applicant’s fingerprints, photo, and information are taken.
Answered By: Tyrel Abshire
Date created: Thu, Feb 25, 2021 1:00 AM
This notice informs you that USCIS is able to reuse your previously captured fingerprints and other biometrics. USCIS will run the same security checks and use your biometric data as in the past, however, it is not necessary for you to appear at a USCIS Application Support Center (ASC) for a biometrics appointment.
Answered By: Isidro Bosco
Date created: Sat, Feb 27, 2021 7:16 AM
USCIS is able to reuse your previously captured fingerprints and other biometrics. USCIS will run the same security checks and use your biometric data as in past, however, it is not necessary for you to appear as ta USCIS Application Support Center (ASC) for a biometrics appointment.
Answered By: Angela Reichert
Date created: Sat, Feb 27, 2021 1:36 PM
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it will reuse previously submitted biometrics in order to process valid Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, extension requests due to the temporary closure of Application Support Centers (ASC) to the public in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Answered By: Iva Davis
Date created: Sun, Feb 28, 2021 1:32 PM
This announcement is consistent with existing USCIS authorities regarding the agency’s ability to reuse previously submitted biometrics. Applicants who had an appointment scheduled with an ASC on or after the March 18 closure or has filed an I-765 extension will have their application processed using previously submitted biometrics.
Answered By: Dave Sporer
Date created: Sun, Feb 28, 2021 9:04 PM
RD October 27, 2020. May 29, 2021: Received biometric appointment notice. June 16, 2021: Attended biometric appointment. July 14, 2021: "New Card Is Being Produced" for I-485 on case status website. EDIT. July 15, 2021: "Case Was Approved" for I-485 and I-485J.
Answered By: Velva Lynch
Date created: Tue, Mar 2, 2021 6:00 PM
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Many people expect to receive a response or next steps from the USCIS within a few weeks of their biometrics appointment. Unfortunately, the wait will be much longer than this. Typically, it can take anything between 5 and 10 months before you get a notice for your green card interview, for example.
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If you are unable to attend your scheduled biometric services appointment for good cause, you may request to reschedule your appointment by calling the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 800-767-1833). You must make your request before the date and time of the original appointment, and you must establish good cause for rescheduling.
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Generally, the whole process will only take about 15 to 20 minutes, but you might have to wait a little beforehand for your turn. Remember, the people assisting you at your biometrics appointment do not have any information about your case at the USCIS.
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Your notice will provide specific instructions on what you should bring to your ASC appointment. You must also bring: Your ASC appointment notice (Form I-797C). If you received multiple biometrics appointment notices, please bring all notices to your appointment at the application support center; and
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that applicants, petitioners, requestors and beneficiaries may now call the USCIS Contact Center (800-375-5283) to reschedule their biometric services appointments scheduled at a USCIS Application Support Center.
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In a more perfect world EAD followed prior biometric use in a couple of weeks. In a less perfect world of today it may be several months. Processing times from the filing date may be expected. https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/
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The biometrics you provide during your ASC appointment allow us to confirm your identity and run required background and security checks. You may obtain a copy of your own FBI identification record using the procedures outlined in 28 CFR 16.32 .
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