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What to do if you need to submit biometric data for a visa, but USCIS centers are closed

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will continue to process applications for renewal of a work permit, despite the closure of the support center, said the official website departments.

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The USCIS announced that they will reuse previously submitted biometric data for processing applications on Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization), as well as for renewal requests due to temporary closure Application Support Centers (ASCs) due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is ASC authorized to collect biometric data of applicants.

This announcement is consistent with current USCIS bodies and confirms that the agency is able to reuse previously provided biometric data.

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Applications from those who have scheduled an appointment at ASC on the date after the closure of the centers on March 18, as well as those who applied for the extension of I-765, will be processed using the previously submitted biometric data.

This rule will remain in effect until the ASC is reopened to receive visitors.

As ForumDaily wrote earlier:

  • March 18, US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the suspension of services in their offices, in asylum offices and in immigrant support centers to stop the spread of coronavirus.
  • On March 25, USCIS extended the closing time. What to do to immigrants in connection with changes in terms - in detail in our news.
  • In addition, on March 28, USCIS announced that it was extending the deadline for responding to requests for evidence or notifications of intent to refuse. What immigrants need to know - read here.
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