Update on Biometrics Appointments for AOS Applicants
USCIS has informed AILA that individuals who have filed applications for adjustment of status (I-485) should be scheduled for their biometrics appointment* within six (6) months of filing the I-485.
USCIS has stated that there may be some delays in the scheduling of biometrics due to the local scheduling problems. If more than six months have passed, USCIS advises applicants to send an inquiry through the USCIS National Customer Service Center and they will send a Service Request to the Service Center.
USCIS also advises also advise that if an applicant’s address has changed, they should report the change of address to USCIS through the electronic AR-11 Form before contacting NCSC. From AILA Doc. No. 08022669 (1/23/08).
*The biometric appointment is required for most adjustment of status applicants and involves the electronic capture of an applicant’s photograph, signature, index fingerprint and ten-print fingerprints. The photograph, signature and index fingerprint are used to generate the lawful permanent resident card. The ten-print fingerprints are captured for the purpose of conducting a criminal background check and are processed for applicants between the ages of 14 and 79.