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.
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.
On the subject: Trump has signed a $ 2,2 trillion coronavirus relief bill
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.
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 12 [name] => In the US [taxonomy] => category [slug] => novosti-ssha)In the U.S.
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 17933 [name] => immigration service [taxonomy] => post_tag [slug] => immigracionnaya-sluzhba)immigration Service
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 18106 [name] => USCIS [taxonomy] => post_tag [slug] => uscis)USCIS
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 25472 [name] => collection of biomaterial [taxonomy] => post_tag [slug] => sbor-biomateriala)collection of biomaterial
Read also on ForumDaily:
Let's face the crisis together and support each other
No one in the world expected a coronavirus pandemic, but she came in disrupting the usual rhythm of life and work of billions of people, causing panic and uncertainty about tomorrow.
ForumDaily also faced financial difficulties due to the loss of some advertisers due to the economic downturn and quarantine. But we are not reducing the number of materials and the mode of operation, since we want our readers to receive timely and up-to-date information in this difficult time. In addition, we support Local small businesses in the USA that suffer the most.
But ForumDaily is also a small business. Despite the loss of part of the income, we are doing our best to ensure that you are informed and armed with all the necessary knowledge to counter the pandemic and resolve other important issues during quarantine.
To maintain this rhythm of work, we need your help. We will be grateful for any amount that you are willing to allot to support our team.
Let's face the crisis together!
Security of contributions is guaranteed by the use of the highly secure Stripe system.
Always yours, ForumDaily!
Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the option "Priority in the show" - and read us first. And don't forget to subscribe to ForumDaily Woman and ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information.