The USCIS has just announced that it will allow the rescheduling of biometric services (fingerprint) appointments by telephone. Instead of having to submit requests in writing as was the case previously, applicants, petitioners, requestors and beneficiaries may now call the USCIS Contact Center to reschedule their biometric services appointments. This change helps eliminate undue paperwork and allows the agency to track the request through a more efficient process, while allowing the applicants to make such a request more close in time to the appointment date. Applicants must still establish good cause for rescheduling, and must call before the date and time of their original appointment to reschedule. If an applicant fails to call before the scheduled appointment or fails to establish good cause, USCIS may consider the application, petition, or request abandoned and, as a result, it may be denied.