Damaged Fingerprints @ USCIS

Old Dec 3, 17, 11:29 pm
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Damaged Fingerprints @ USCIS

I managed to get some mild chemical burns on my hands (DIY concrete work :-) and now my phone doesnít recognize any of my fingerprints any longer.

No worries here, as I have no trips coming up for the next couple of months and apparently skin regenerates just fine, but got curious:

What happens if your fingerprints arenít good at immigration because of an injury?

And while Iím here: what the hell do double amputees do when faced with fingerprint scanners?
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Old Dec 4, 17, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by gr8pirate View Post
I managed to get some mild chemical burns on my hands (DIY concrete work :-) and now my phone doesnít recognize any of my fingerprints any longer.

No worries here, as I have no trips coming up for the next couple of months and apparently skin regenerates just fine, but got curious:

What happens if your fingerprints arenít good at immigration because of an injury?

And while Iím here: what the hell do double amputees do when faced with fingerprint scanners?
If the traveler uses a kiosk then s/he will get an "X" and then see an officer; might get sent to secondary if identity is in doubt. Same with travelers who have no fingerprints.
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Old Dec 4, 17, 10:08 am
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My mother in law has very weak papillary ridges on her fingers so the US scanners don't work well with her on occasion. One time she had to go to secondary.
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