9 09, 2013

Local CIS Offices Finally Implement New Security Measure At Green Card and Citizenship Interviews

By |2013-09-09T13:33:24-05:00September 9th, 2013|Categories: Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application, Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, Green Cards, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S.|Tags: , , |

Published:  September 9, 2013 Although originally intended for implementation in May, a new biometric security program known as “Customer Identity Verification” has finally been put into action this week at U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) local offices across the U.S.  Specifically, applicants for U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence who arrive for their scheduled citizenship or green card interviews at a local CIS office will be greeted by a CIS official instructing them to first line up for additional fingerprinting and image capturing (again) for the purpose of confirming applicant identity, preventing identity fraud, and overall, promoting national security.  The prints and photo will be compared to images and data previously collected during […]

1 05, 2013

Additional Biometric Security Measure At Green Card and Citizenship Interviews

By |2013-05-01T09:56:27-05:00May 1st, 2013|Categories: Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application, Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, Green Cards, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S.|Tags: , , , |

Published:  May 1, 2013 In the coming week, U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services offices across the U.S. will begin implementation of a new “Customer Identity Verification” process.  In the interest of national security and identity fraud prevention, applicants for U.S. citizenship, permanent residence, and other benefits, will now be required to submit to an additional biometric fingerprinting procedure to confirm their identity when appearing for their interview at a local CIS office.  This procedure, which will be in addition to a biometric fingerprint appointment scheduled just after application filing, is designed to provide an additional layer of security and identity verification for individuals seeking […]

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