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How long does it take to receive a biometrics appointment notice after filing I-131?

I submitted an I-131 form (application for travel documents) more than three weeks ago. As of today, I still have not received a biometrics appointment notice. How long does it usually take to receive the notice?

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    It usually takes around three to four weeks for the biometrics notice to be issued.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    They usually take about three to four weeks.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    It can take approximately 90 days or less, depending on a host of factors, including, but not limited to, proper completion of the application form. Thus, three weeks waiting is not too late.

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    Hoang Tu

    Immigration Attorney
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    Typically, you will receive biometrics around one to two months. Thus, it is within the allotted time.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    The biometric appointment system has not been running well recently. There have been many errors in names, appointment dates and times, sometimes for dates that were already past, etc. The appointment letters also get lost in the mail and have been slow to be issued. Three weeks is not that unusual, but if you have not been issued an appointment within another week or so, your lawyer should send an inquiry email asking for the appointment.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Are you talking about advance parole or re-entry permit? No biometrics with advance parole. Otherwise, 36 weeks in most areas for the re-entry permit.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should receive your biometrics appointment from your application support center in the very near future; normally, it does not take more than three to four weeks.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Often more than three weeks, but not much more. Everything with immigration is moving very slowly now.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    On average, about four weeks. If you do not receive it, you may call USCIS customer service.

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