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New York Immigration Attorneys Describe New Rules For Biometric Collection February 12, 2015

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New York Immigration Attorneys Describe New Rules For Biometric Collection, Manhattan, New York

The United States government requires that the majority of international visitors and immigrants submit biometric data, consisting of fingerprint collection along with a digital photograph, along with their visa applications. Under the previous rules, the government dictated the time and location of biometric data collection, which is not convenient for those already living within the United States. In many cases, immigrants who were waiting for re-entry visas or green card renewals experienced significant hardship attempting to complete this step in the process. 

However, Berd & Klauss, PLLC, respected immigration attorneys in New York, report that recent rule changes have been adopted, making the application process far easier for immigration applicants still living outside the U.S.

As long as you have a barcoded biometric appointment notice with a future date, you may:

  • Go to an Application Support Center in Guam or Hawaii to have your biometrics captured. This is most helpful to immigrants living in Asia at the time.
  • Schedule a biometric capture appointment on another date, in another location within the continental United States more conveniently accessible from your location.

The immigration process is very complex, and this is why Berd & Klauss, PLLC are ready to help. Visit them online to see their full range of legal services, or call (212) 461-7152 for a free phone consultation today.