After being laid off from my H1B position, I filed an application to change status to B-1. Due to a personal emergency however, I missed my biometrics appointment. Does that mean my application will automatically be denied?


If you do not take care of your biometrics appointment, your case eventually will be denied. Fortunately, you may be able to reschedule. Call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283, be prepared to provide evidence of the emergency, and hopefully they will exercise discretion and allow you to reschedule. (21.Sep.2023)

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