30 Jul 2021

United States

USCIS Closes Biometrics Processing Unit

On July 28, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would be closing its Biometrics Processing Unit in Alexandria, Virginia. As a result, USCIS will no longer accept written requests to reschedule biometric services appointments scheduled at Application Support Centers. 

Individuals who wish to reschedule a biometrics appointment must call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-8283 (TTY 800-767-1833) before the date and time of their original appointment and establish good cause for the rescheduling. Failure to appear or reschedule a biometrics appointment may cause USCIS to consider the underlying application or petition to be abandoned, which could result in a denial. 

For more information, USCIS has a webpage for Preparing for Your Biometric Services Appointment

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