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How long after a biometric appointment do you get letter for green card interview??

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After 3 years of waiting on my i485 due to i360 finally got appointment for biometric. How long is the waiting time to get interview for green card? I have had 2 work permit before biometric appointment what is the reason for the biometric appointment it's 7th of October 2013. Thanks in advance

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Pretty much anything you do with USCIS requires a biometric appointment. NY District - lately interviews have been scheduled in 3-4 months.

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That depends on how long it takes for the USCIS to receive the security clearances, as appointments are not supposed to be scheduled until the clearances have been received. My experience is that most of the time, the appointment is within 3-4 months of the biometrics; however, if there are complications, such as a person's native alphabet being other than Roman characters, delays may be possible.

Good luck!

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I agree with my colleagues ... 3-4 months after biometrics for the interview ... 3-4 weeks after biometrics for the work permit.

Why another biometrics? They do it at every stage.

Infact, when you go in for the interview they'll fingerprint you when you check in.

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It all depends. IN NYC, in a straightforward, no-complication case, pretty soon. A months, two at most.

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