U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued updated policy guidance on how it provides mobile biometrics services and collects biometrics of requestors in remote locations.

The updated guidance provides:

  • An alternative method to fingerprint collection, including fingerprint cards and coordination with other agencies, for certain benefit requestors who live in locations so remote that USCIS mobile biometrics services would not be practical.
  • Circumstances under which USCIS can conduct mobile biometrics collection for benefit requestors who reside in remote locations in relation to its Application Support Centers.

Additional Information: The updated USCIS Policy Manual is available here. More information regarding USCIS’ mobile biometrics services is available here and on the Preparing for Your Biometrics Appointment page.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice Group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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