IMMIGRANTS

BIOMETRICS FOR DEFERRED ACTION-NOT SO SCARY   This finger print looks scarier than the process. I got my biometrics done for the deferred action program. Let me reassure you it was a pretty easy and straight forward process. I had my appointment at 11 A.M. but I arrived early.  I saw a big line outside the USCIS office, so I figured I would walk in and ask if I was supposed to stand on that line. As soon as got through the door, I was told to go back and get on line. So I did just that. Within 15 minutes I was inside walking through a metal detector.  After the metal detector I had to show my appointment letter and ID. I used my passport.  Next, I was given a paper to fill out which asked for my name, DOB, height, weight, eye color, hair color, Alien number or SS number and the receipt number, which is on the appointment letter. I filled out the required information as I was standing on line to hand in the from. I noticed I did not write both of my receipt numbers on the form I filled out. There are two receipt numbers one for the I821D and one for the I765. When I handed the agent at the desk my appointment letter and my ID, she asked to see my hands. I assumed she wanted to inspect them for fingerprinting purposes. Then she stamped my appointment notice and handed it back. Next, I was given a number similar to a something I would’ve gotten at a deli and I was told to sit and wait. Within five minutes I was called up and taken to the back of the office. I sat there for about a minute and was asked to stand next to a computer. A woman who seemed like a manager told me to put my finger on a clear surface, which was connected to a computer that scanned my finger prints. She took a few variations of prints and then asked me to sign my name on a touchscreen signature pad. She then asked me to sit down and took my photo for the work permit. She wished me luck and gave me a short survey to fill out.  The survey asked about the process and also about her service. While filled it out she looked over my shoulder and asked miscellaneous questions. She made me feel a little uncomfortable. It seemed like she wanted good ratings. So I gave her all “excellent” even though I wanted to give her “good.” But in all honesty, I had no complaints.   [widgets_on_pages id=”More Immigration topics:”]

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