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Is being asked to attend a biometrics appointment a second time a sign that something is wrong?

Los Angeles, CA |

I have recently applied for deferred action. I have no criminal record and i had received an appointment for fingerprints, I attended and everything seemed to go smoothly. However, I just received another appointment just like the first one to get my fingerprints/pictures taken again. Is that common? or should I be worried that it will be denied. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Nothing can be read from a biometrics appointment other than that one has been scheduled to have their biometrics taken.

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A repeat biometrics appointment probably means the FBI did not accept the fingerprints, because either your fingerprint technician did not do a good job or there is too much ware and tear on your fingertips.


Don't be concerned. If you don't know of any reason why there would be a problem, you should assume there isn't. Other than, perhaps, smudges on your first set of prints.

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