Wednesday, November 16, 2011

USCIS Pointless Fingerprints

This past Monday we engaged in one of the most pointless things we have ever had to do. I understand getting fingerprinted and all…but we have already been fingerprinted and have FBI and ABI clearances. So why oh why does the US Citizenship and Immigration Services need to do it again and themselves? We had to drive to Birmingham, which is about 3.5-4 hours away, for a FIVE minute fingerprinting appointment. Seriously. FIVE minutes. All they did was use the live scan machine and take our prints…no official paperwork, no interview, no nothing but brief fingerprints. Sigh. At least we have friends and family in Birmingham and made a weekend of it, but still…I don’t get you USCIS.



  1. Very exciting!!! You would think that they would all just have a database to pull these things from!

  2. Congratulations!!! I hope your I-171H comes through quickly!!! Ours took about 7 weeks, which is much better than the 2.5 month timeline they gave us. I agree... I don't understand why we need so many fingerprinting appointments... ah well.

  3. I thought you would have to go to Atlanta! They didn't even make you wait in line?