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Fingerprint Notification for California and Arizona Asylum Applicants

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) experienced technical difficulties with the Form I-797C, Notice of Action - Fingerprint Notification.  USCIS did not print and mail this form to asylum applicants living in California and Arizona between July 8, 2010 and August 4, 2010. 

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. 

USCIS  may delay your case if your fingerprints and biometrics were not collected before your asylum interview. 

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

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) 


To find the location and hours of operations of the nearest ASC, go to “Application Support Center” link under Related Links to the right. 

If you have questions, please contact the Asylum Office with jurisdiction over your case (who will be conducting your interview). 

  • San Francisco Asylum Office: Rose Greene, Supervisory Immigration Analyst, (415) 293-1238
  • Los Angeles Asylum Office: Kevin Van, Supervisory Asylum Clerk, (714) 808-8289
Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/06/2010