USCIS: Delays in Biometric Appointments
January 20, 2021 § Leave a comment
January 2, 2021: The Miami Herald reports that more than a million immigrants in the U.S. who have applied for citizenship through naturalization, adjustment of status, and other benefits have been waiting for their biometric services appointment at a local Application Support Center to provide their fingerprints, photograph, and/or signature. Due to COVID-19, USCIS canceled in-person services at its offices between March and June of last year, and there have been subsequent restrictions after opening to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Given these challenges, when authorized by law, USCIS will be reusing previously collected biometric data to conduct background and security checks.