USCIS Policy Alert on the Biometrics Requirement for Naturalization

USCIS updated its policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to specify that every naturalization applicant must provide biometrics regardless of age, unless the applicant qualifies for a fingerprint waiver due to certain medical conditions. Guidance is effective 7/26/17, comments are due 8/9/17.

From USCIS.gov:

Comment Submission Process

Please email all comments to publicengagementfeedback@uscis.dhs.gov. Please include the following to make your comments clear:

  • State the title of the relevant volume and section in the subject line of your message;
  • Refer to a specific portion of the document;
  • Explain the reason for any recommended change; and
  • Include data, information, or authority that supports the recommendation.

You must submit your comments before the closing date noted in the table above. USCIS may distribute any comments received (including any personal information and contact information) on its public website or to those who request copies. By providing comments, you consent to their use and consideration by USCIS, and you acknowledge that your comments may become public.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17072664.

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