What to Expect at the Biometrics Appointment

Almost all immigration applications require that you attend a biometrics appointment after submitting your immigration forms to the USCIS, but what is a biometrics appointment?

Biometrics is a complicated word that simply means “information about you.”

When you attend a biometrics appointment, an immigration officer will take your fingerprints, take your photograph and record your legal signature.

All of this is done electronically and then filed in the Department of Homeland Security’s database. This information is also used to run a background check.

In the end, this step is used to make sure that you are who you say you are and that you haven’t committed any crimes that may make you unable to get your immigration benefits.

Biometrics appointments commonly take place at USCIS application support centers or USCIS approved sites near U.S. embassies or consulates. Most people find that these appointments are quick and simple.

Want to learn more about applying for immigration to the United States? Visit FileRight.com for more information.