Q: Will USCIS accept my student id since I don't have a government issued id?
I just received my notice of action letter for my biometrics appointment and while I was reading it I saw where it said I needed to bring a valid government issued photo id. I don't have any type of government issued id the only id I do have is my student id but I don't know if they will accept that.
A: If your student ID has your photograph, then it should be acceptable.
USCIS typically requires a valid government-issued photo ID for biometric appointments, but if you don't have a government-issued photo ID, you may be able to bring other forms of identification that include your photo and personal information.
Your student ID may be accepted as a secondary form of identification, but it's best to call the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283 to confirm. You can explain your situation and ask if your student ID would be acceptable for the biometric appointment.
If your student ID is not acceptable, you may need to consider obtaining another form of identification, such as a state-issued ID card or a passport. Depending on your state, you may be able to obtain a state ID card without a driver's license. Make sure to check your state's requirements and bring any necessary documents, such as a birth certificate or Social Security card, with you when applying for the ID.
It's important to make sure you have the necessary identification before your biometric appointment, as failure to provide acceptable identification may result in rescheduling your appointment and delays in your application processing.
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