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What is a Biometric Service Appointment?

After you file your application, petition or request, USCIS will run a background check to use in its evaluation of your request. USCIS will schedule you for an appointment at a local Application Support Center (ASC). Your appointment notice (Form I-797C, Notice of Action) will include the date, time and location of your appointment.

What Should You Bring to a Biometric Service Appointment?

You should bring your (Form I-797C) appointment notice and a valid photo identification (such as your green card, passport, or driver’s license) to your appointment.

You can bring a family member, friend, or attorney to assist you during your biometrics appointment. If you do not speak English, it is advisable that you bring someone to interpret for you.

When you appear for your appointment, USCIS will capture your fingerprints, photograph, and/or signature. When you provide your digital signature, you will be reaffirming that the information in your application, petition, or request was complete, true, and correct at the time of the filing.

The Purpose of the Scans

The biometrics you provide during your ASC appointment allow USCIS to confirm your identity and run required background and security checks.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 855-554-6369. We can help even if you have previously filed your application.

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