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  • USCIS has issued new guidance on mobile biometrics collection
  • The guidance is designed for individuals who cannot easily reach an Application Support Center to provide biometrics in person
  • USCIS will coordinate remote biometrics collection efforts with other agencies


US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated the USCIS Policy Manual on mobile biometrics services in the USCIS Policy Manual.

The new policy guidance will reduce barriers for individuals who need to provide biometrics, such as fingerprints, for specific benefit requests but who are unable to attend an in-person appointment at an Application Support Center (ASC). The update is designed to benefit people who live in remote areas and cannot easily reach an ASC or those with a disability or health reason that prevents them from appearing in person at an ASC.

Besides offering remote biometrics collection, USCIS will coordinate its biometrics collection with other agencies that require biometrics collection and submission.

Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Dmitri Pikman, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

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