USCIS has experienced some technical difficulties with the Form I-797C, Notice of Action – Fingerprint Notification. Between July 8 and August 4, 2010, USCIS did not print and mail this form to asylum applicants living in California and Arizona.

What You Should Do:

Go to the nearest USCIS Application Support Center (ASC) for fingerprinting and biometrics collection before your asylum interview if you:

Live in California or Arizona
Received an Asylum Interview Notice for an interview scheduled for August 2010
Have not received a Fingerprint Notification
Have not had your fingerprints and biometrics collected in the last 60 days for your asylum application.

You should take the following with you to the ASC:
Your Asylum Interview Notice
Any dependent family members included on your asylum case
Photo identification, such as a passport, valid driver’s license, national ID, military ID, State-issued photo ID, or USCIS-issued ID, for you and all family members (if any)

Do not return to the ASC for fingerprinting and biometrics collection for your asylum application if:

You received a Fingerprint Notification after your fingerprints and biometrics were collected in the past 60 days for your asylum application

You attended your asylum interview

Your fingerprints were not rejected by USCIS

More information call (510) 742 5887 or [email protected]


Written by admin

Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).