U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said this week that it mistakenly sent out a number of notices directing Form I-751 petitioners to the wrong Application Support Center (ASC) location for biometrics appointments. The I-751 is for people who obtained an initial two years of conditional residence based upon marriage to a U.S. citizen and are subsequently filing for permanent residence.

Key points:

  • The incorrect notices are dated May 4 with the case type “I-751 – PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE.” The notices directed petitioners to ASCs outside of their normal geographic area.
  • USCIS said it will mail new biometric services appointments to affected petitioners on June 8.
  • Those who received an incorrect notice may wait to receive the new notice or go to the closest ASC for a walk-in appointment. There is no guarantee that walk-ins will be seen on the same day, however, and petitioners may experience long wait times.

BAL Analysis: USCIS stressed that petitioners who received incorrect notices do not need to travel outside of their normal geographic area, but instead may wait for a new notice or visit an ASC for a walk-in appointment. Clients who believe they may have received an errant notice may contact BAL or the USCIS Contact Center at uscis.gov/contactcenter.

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

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