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After you file a Form I-881 NACARA application with USCIS, you will receive a notice in the mail acknowledging that the USCIS has received your application.  You will later receive another notice in the mail with an appointment date for you to have your fingerprints taken at an Application Support Center (ASC).  You may not be immediately scheduled for a fingerprinting appointment upon the filing of the NACARA application; therefore, you may experience a delay between the time you submit your NACARA application and the time you receive a fingerprinting appointment notice.   Once your fingerprints have been taken, your fingerprints will be sent to the FBI for a background check.  You will later receive a notice in the mail with an appointment date for your interview with an asylum officer regarding your NACARA application.

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