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Online Option for Biometrics Appointment Rescheduling Available


A biometrics appointment is a required step that is part of the process of obtaining a green card in the United States. When attending your biometrics appointment, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will do two things. First, they will take your fingerprints, and second, they will take your photo. Using this information, you will be checked in the FBI database to see if you have a criminal record.

The Atlanta citizenship & naturalization attorneys at Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. can help you with every step of the process of obtaining your green card and, eventually, U.S. citizenship. When you have questions and need assistance, our legal team at Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. has answers and offers support.

If You Must Reschedule Your Biometrics Appointment, You May Do So Online

To be eligible for a green card, you cannot have a serious criminal record or have previous immigration violations. That is why the biometrics appointment is a key part of the process of obtaining a green card.

When your appointment is made, you will go to a local USCIS office if you are in the country, and if you are abroad, then you will go to an appointment at a U.S. consulate. The biometrics appointment is one of the first steps in the green card application process. It is fairly straightforward and usually takes only about 20 minutes to complete.

Life happens, though, even for noncitizens. So, if you have a good reason to reschedule your appointment, USCIS has a self-service biometric services appointment rescheduling tool. This convenient and handy online option allows you to reschedule many biometric services. When you reschedule online, you will not have to call the USCIS Contact Center.

To use the rescheduling tool, an account must first be created. Once that is done, you can reserve a new appointment time. Or, if you need to reschedule to a different location, you can do this, too. You can choose to either receive an SMS message or an email for confirmation of your new appointment time and location. It is critical that you print your appointment notice and bring it with you to the Application Support Center.

Most people do not have any issues or run into problems completing their biometric appointment. The appointment doesn’t have an interview, and the individuals who conduct your appointment have no knowledge of your specific circumstances or application. Many times, the individuals who take your photo and fingerprints are only contractors, not USCIS employees.

Speak with an Atlanta Citizenship & Naturalization Attorney Today

The prospect of obtaining your green card can be exciting. It is important, though, that everything is done correctly, including attending your biometric appointment. If something arises that prevents you from going to the appointment that you had previously scheduled, you have the option of rescheduling online.

For a consultation to discuss your needs and case, please call Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. today at 404-523-3611. One of our Atlanta, GA, immigration lawyers is here for you and ready to help.



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