Friday, December 12, 2008

ASC Biometrics Address Clarification in Elizabeth, New Jersey

In December 2008, USCIS closed its application support center (where it took biometrics such as fingerprints and photographs) in Newark, New Jersey and opened up a new center in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

The correct address for the biometrics center in Elizabeth, New Jersey is:
285 North Broad Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey

It is not in Elizabeth City, NJ.

USCIS has made a mistake in many of the letters it sent out. By mistake, they incorrectly told many applicants that the address was 285 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey. (Actually, USCIS often tells applicants to go to 285-299 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey.) That is not the correct address. (Some mapping programs will correctly figure out the correct place to go, but some mapping programs will make an incorrect guess about what that means.)

Tell your friends -- the ASC in Elizabeth is on North Broad Street. If they punch in the incorrect address and their computer program leads them to Newark, NJ, they are going the wrong way.

Any tips on how to spot it? There is a Bank of America at 288 North Broad Street in Elizabeth, NJ, so one way to search for the right building is to drive on North Broad Street and look for the Bank of America, then look across the street!

Update, September 2009: good news, USCIS is aware that a bunch of the notices that various offices send out from different parts of the country for biometrics in Elizabeth, NJ still have the wrong city name and the wrong ZIP code. USCIS is still working on getting it fixed and has already been trying to fix it. In the meantime, keep aware that for over nine months, USCIS has been and still is sending out biometrics appointment notices that do not have the address exactly correctly written. We can hope, though, that one day USCIS will tell people the exactly correct address! And we appreciate their hard work in trying to fix the mistake.

44 Comments:

At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, this is helpful!

 
At 12:34 PM, Anonymous clay said...

Thanks for the info...Just a little more specifically..is it somewhere behind the West Coast Video store?

 
At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was very helpful, I just got a letter and didn't know of this office here in Elizabeth! Thanks!

 
At 1:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you arrive later than the appointment do they let you in?

also, Can I change my appt from the Elizabeth office to another office located in New York City which is more accessible to me via public transportation/ NYC which is

 
At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!
Do you know by any chance how far this is from the train station?

 
At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!
Do you know by any chance how far this is from the train station?

 
At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!
Do you know by any chance how far this is from the train station?

 
At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Rex..you are my hero.....so considerado...Viva Rex

 
At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not far from the train station.....

 
At 8:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is August 2009 and would you believe they are still putting down Elizabeth city and the wrong zip code as well! Mapquest couldn't find Elizabeth city not to mention the wrong Zip. How frustrating! If it wasn't for your post I wouldn't have found the location. Thank you!

 
At 10:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks! Was helpful. There is September 2009 and they are still using Elizabeth city and the wrong zip code. No one map could find Elizabeth city or the wrong Zip. If it wasn't for your post I wouldn't have found the location, too. Thank you!

 
At 2:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, thank god I found your blog! My mom has a Oct. 2009 appointment and they still use the wrong city and the wrong zip code! How efficient!

 
At 8:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a parking place for cars?

 
At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot, this is a big help for us!!!

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Sonia said...

Can you tell me what train station
is near please?

 
At 10:22 PM, Blogger Guav said...

Here it is, almost April 2010, and the letters still say Elizabeth City—found this post trying to figure out where in the frack Elizabeth City was.

Thanks :)

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger sharmilabar2 said...

It is now 2010 and I got my letter for this office and THEY STILL HAVE THE ADDRESS TO GO TO ELIZABETH CITY NEW JERSEY. THANK TO YOUR POST I NOW KNOW I AM ON TH RIGHT TRACK CUZ I LIVE IN ELIZABETH NJ.

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger kanapadani aa nalugo simham ra voter said...

thanks a lot for the information..

 
At 12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

june 2010 on my letter they still have elizabeth city

 
At 3:01 PM, Blogger Jee said...

Does any one has phone number for ASC Biometrics Address Clarification in Elizabeth, New Jersey? I need to prepond my appointment if possible.

 
At 6:09 AM, Blogger OLGA said...

WHAT? I'M GLAD I ENDED UP ON THIS SITE. SOMEBODY ISN'T DOING THEIR JOB. HOW FRUSTRATING. HOW FAR FROM THE TRAIN STATION??

 
At 6:11 AM, Blogger OLGA said...

how far from train station?

 
At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Danny said...

December 2010... receipt still calls for Elizabeth City, but the address is corrected to 285 North Broad st. but if you google out the incorrect address, it will recognize the error and still point out at correct location

good luck

 
At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much ...
It was really helpful ...

 
At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

October 2011...letter still says Elizabeth City, NJ although address is 285 North Broad Street.

 
At 12:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my boy friend has an appointment for 11/30/2011, and the letter still stated elizabeth city,NJ. luckly i told him i will looked up the address, because i never heard of a elizabeth city in new jersey. thanks for your posting it really clarify the correct address.my be we should have the news media contacting them for giving out false info

 
At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very helpful thank you for this info, I received my letter weeks ago with the WRONG address; cant believe USCIS has not corrected the problem.

 
At 2:44 PM, Blogger SAI BABA said...

Many thanks to this post. i too received with wrong address.

 
At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

still it says elizabeth city..
this blog was very helpful.

Regards

 
At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2012 & it STILL says elizabeth city!

 
At 9:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feb 8, 2012 Still gives the wrong address

 
At 11:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May 24 2012 finally they corrected the address.
It say Elizabeth only. Thank god I found this blog.

 
At 12:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May 24 2012 finally they corrected the address.
It say Elizabeth only. But still thanks for this blog

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger Jenny Pena said...

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At 10:32 AM, Anonymous netty said...

Have appt for 7/30/2012 letter still says Elizabeth City. What is the correct zip code. is it 07201 or 07208? Does anybody have a phone number for this office?

 
At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the nearest place to park?

 
At 5:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAN SOME1 TELL ME HOW TO GET THERE FROM JERSEY CITY BY TRAIN

saso_abdelaal@yahoo.com

 
At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. It is very helpful.

 
At 6:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/24/2012 - got my letter today .. 285 North Broad St - Elizabeth CITY !!!

 
At 4:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here it is, almost 2013, and the letters still say Elizabeth City—

 
At 4:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

February 2013, still says Elizabeth City

 
At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi i have a queston i have my appt tom and i have a 6 month baby can i take her with me does anyone know?

 
At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a litter from USCIS for biometric on nov.27 but I don't know the place..what train and what street that I'm going to get off.does anybody know?

 
At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a litter from USCIS for biometric on nov.27 but I don't know the place..what train and what street that I'm going to get off.does anybody know?

 

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