Many forms of immigration relief or categories require that you attend a USCIS biometrics appointment. This important appointment allows the USCIS and DHS to get an accurate picture of who you are.
The Biometrics appointment notice will be sent to you typically 30 days after you have received a receipt for your immigration application. The notice will give you an address and time where you need to be in order to complete your biometrics appointment. It will also give you instructions on what to bring to your appointment, such as: the notice itself, and a valid form of Identification. Read the notice carefully, as it contains information on your appointment. It also provides you with instructions on what you need to do, in the event you cannot make your appointment. However we strongly suggest that you make your appointment and not to reschedule, as rescheduling may delay your application.
It is best that you arrive at least thirty minutes early. Arrive in comfortable, but appropriate attire. Often this is the first time any USCIS member will see you, arriving late and untidy does not make a good impression. Do not wear anything that obstructs your face or head (unless it is part of your everyday religious attire), and make sure not to wear anything that can distract from your overall appearance.
When you arrive, you will show your notice to the clerk, who will stamp it and check your Identification, You will also fill out an information sheet. Once you have checked in with the clerk, you will need to wait to be called. There are often many people who have the same appointment time as you and applicants are called on a first come first served basis based on their appointment time.
When you are called you will go to the USCIS member who will make sure you have checked in, and will once again check your identification. The actual biometrics collection can take up to thirty minutes, so plan accordingly, adding wait time as well.
The Aurora, Colorado Biometrics Application Support Center is located at 15037 East Colfax Avenue, Unit G. It is located in the same shopping center as the King Soopers and the main cross roads are Chambers and Colfax. There is free parking in the parking lot of the Shopping center, and RTD buses run on schedule (Contact RTD for more information on bus schedules).
The most important thing to remember is to relax. Taking of your Biometrics is only one important step in your immigration process. The team at the Law Office of Stephanie Grewe, LLC strives to help you understand every aspect of your case and we are happy to speak with you regarding any questions you may have about your case.