I601a after fingerprints

After completing the fingerprinting process for your I-601A application (Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver), here are the typical next steps and what you can expect:

  1. Biometric Appointment Confirmation: You should receive a confirmation notice from USCIS indicating that your biometric information (fingerprints and photo) has been captured.
  2. Case Processing: USCIS will continue to process your I-601A application. They will review your case, including your fingerprints and other biometrics, as part of the background check.
  3. Requests for Evidence (RFE): If USCIS requires additional information or documentation to support your application, they will send you a Request for Evidence. You must respond to this request within the specified timeframe to avoid delays.
  4. Decision: Once USCIS has reviewed all the information, they will make a decision on your I-601A application. You will receive a notice of their decision by mail:
    • Approval: If approved, you will be informed, and you can proceed with your immigrant visa processing with the U.S. Department of State.
    • Denial: If denied, USCIS will provide the reasons for the denial and information on how to appeal the decision, if applicable.
  5. Consular Processing: If your I-601A waiver is approved, the next step is to attend your immigrant visa interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad. Ensure you have all required documentation and are prepared for the interview.
  6. Return to the U.S.: If the consular officer approves your immigrant visa, you can then travel back to the United States as a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder).

During this period, it’s important to monitor your case status regularly on the USCIS website and respond promptly to any communications from USCIS. If you have legal representation, stay in close contact with your attorney to ensure you are following the correct procedures and meeting all deadlines.