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I thought I would my experience with rescheduling here.

My wife had a biometrics appointment scheduled for July 14. However, she was not in the US at the time, and we were wondering if she should change her return ticket and come back for the appointment. However, after much thought, we decided to reschedule it.

I went personally to USCIS office in Santa Ana, CA, and handed them the rescheduling request. I had included a cover letter explaining her situation that she's out of country for health reasons.

I had spoken to USCIS CSR's a few times, and some of them told me that she needs to have a compelling reason to reschedule the appointment. I told them that she's visiting her home country for health reasons, and they said that's a good enough reason. They asked me to include the reasoning in a cover letter.

After about 2 weeks, we received her new appointment letter for July 29. BTW, I had requested them to reschedule it after July 27. So, I guess they might have taken that into consideration as well.

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I thought I would my experience with rescheduling here.

My wife had a biometrics appointment scheduled for July 14. However, she was not in the US at the time, and we were wondering if she should change her return ticket and come back for the appointment. However, after much thought, we decided to reschedule it.

I went personally to USCIS office in Santa Ana, CA, and handed them the rescheduling request. I had included a cover letter explaining her situation that she's out of country for health reasons.

I had spoken to USCIS CSR's a few times, and some of them told me that she needs to have a compelling reason to reschedule the appointment. I told them that she's visiting her home country for health reasons, and they said that's a good enough reason. They asked me to include the reasoning in a cover letter.

After about 2 weeks, we received her new appointment letter for July 29. BTW, I had requested them to reschedule it after July 27. So, I guess they might have taken that into consideration as well.

why didn't you just do a walk in? Sounds to me you went through a lot more hassle than necessary.


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2009-01-12===> Sent AOS packet via UPS
2009-01-13===> AOS packet received
2009-01-28===> NOA's received in the mail
2009-02-01===> Biometric appt received in the mail
2009-02-06===> Completed biometric appt thru walk-in
2009-02-06===> Applied for expedited AP thru the phone
2009-02-14===> Received AP in the mail
2009-02-11===> Case transferred to CSC
2009-02-23===> EAD received
2009-05-02===> Green card received in the mail, no interview done.

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Not all centers accept walk-ins. The Atlanta office doesn't. I had to reschedule my biometrics once as well and did exactly as you did - I received the notification on December 21 for an appointment on December 27 and we had flights booked to spend Christmas with family from December 23 to December 28. I didn't trust they would get the reschedule request in time with Christmas and the extra volume of mail so I hand delivered it. About 3 weeks later I got an appointment for early February.


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I thought I would my experience with rescheduling here.

My wife had a biometrics appointment scheduled for July 14. However, she was not in the US at the time, and we were wondering if she should change her return ticket and come back for the appointment. However, after much thought, we decided to reschedule it.

I went personally to USCIS office in Santa Ana, CA, and handed them the rescheduling request. I had included a cover letter explaining her situation that she's out of country for health reasons.

I had spoken to USCIS CSR's a few times, and some of them told me that she needs to have a compelling reason to reschedule the appointment. I told them that she's visiting her home country for health reasons, and they said that's a good enough reason. They asked me to include the reasoning in a cover letter.

After about 2 weeks, we received her new appointment letter for July 29. BTW, I had requested them to reschedule it after July 27. So, I guess they might have taken that into consideration as well.

why didn't you just do a walk in? Sounds to me you went through a lot more hassle than necessary.

My wife left the US even before we received the first appointment letter.

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