BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT (FINGERPRINTING)
A few weeks after filing an application to adjust status based on a marriage to a U.S. citizen, the USCIS will mail applicants a biometrics notice appointment notifying them of the date, time, and place for taking their fingerprints at an “Application Support Center” (ASC).
In Hawaii, the local ASC is on the fourth floor of the USCIS Honolulu District Office, which is located in Restaurant Row, Building 2, 500 Ala Moana Boulevard. Click here for map.
Currently, the USCIS is scheduling biometrics appointments in Hawaii between six to eight weeks after the date of filing.
Although the USCIS does allow applicants to change a scheduled appointment, in general, applicants should avoid rescheduling as it could be several weeks before the next available appointment date, thereby delaying scheduling of the adjustment interview.
The biometrics appointment is a relatively simple process that should take roughly fifteen minutes. You should anticipate a level of security at the Application Support Center similar to what you would expect at an airport—i.e., to enter, you will have to pass through a metal detector and present your ASC Appointment Notice and photo identification to security.
Examples of acceptable photo identification include a passport or national photo identification issued by your country, a driver’s license, a military photo identification, or a state-issued photo identification card. Security will not allow you to enter the ASC more than fifteen minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
Once you enter the ASC, you will be asked to complete an Applicant Information Worksheet.
Click here to download the form as a fillable PDF. After turning in the completed Worksheet to the receptionist, they will call your name when they are ready to take your picture and fingerprints. Your fingerprints are electronically submitted to the FBI for use in criminal background checks.