I went to the fingerprinting today. It didn’t seem as bad as I thought it would have been. Lucien and I left the house an hour early, because I didn’t want to be late. We arrived 30 minutes early…I realized it was a good move because people starting pouring in around 10ish, my allotted time to have my fingerprints taken.
The INS center was really nice and clean. I wasn’t truly impressed when I saw their security guard, who was directing people where to go. He got me to fill out a worksheet and I was seated.
I filled out the paperwork in no time and gave it to another guy who checked to make sure that everything was in order. He took a look at my hands, then he gave me a number and I was to wait till I was called.
It didn’t take but 10 minutes and I was already called. The girl put some kind of lotion/liquid soap on my hands to make sure they were clean. I think it was liquid soap. Anyways, they had this big machine that was a fingerprint scanner. Thank God they don’t do inks anymore.
Scanning my fingerprints didn’t take long, although my right pinkie was scanned a few times because it wouldn’t take. After scanning, some other girl checked the prints to check if they were okay and had me verify my mailing address. Then I filled out a “How Did We Do?” form and I was on my way.
And it all took less than 20 minutes.