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What should I know about a fingerprint requirement?

When an individual applies for naturalization, they will have to go through a few security provisions before they can continue on to the next step. First, they will be required to have a background check done by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The FBI will conduct a name check, which looks into the criminal background of the individual and into other security measures. In addition, you will have to submit your fingerprint records to the USCIS when you get your background check done.

There are a few things to note about fulfilling the fingerprint requirement when you are ready for this step. First, you will go to the Application Support Center where they will take your fingerprints and photographs, as well as make sure they get your signature. There are a few situations in which an individual can be waived of the fingerprint requirement.

Certain applicants for naturalization may suffer from medical conditions that make it so the individual physically cannot provide the USCIS with fingerprints. If the individual has birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, or psychiatric conditions, they may be able to have the requirement waived. In order to have a valid waiver, the officer will consult with the person who is applying for the application and they will use that time to determine whether the person truly cannot provide a legible fingerprint.

If you have questions regarding the security process for naturalization, contact an experienced immigration law attorney who can provide you with assistance.

If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters regarding immigration, please contact the Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC and we would be happy to provide you with assistance.