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I was wondering if anyone knew the answer to this question: If my interview is scheduled in Virginia where we are residing but we are in another state at the time (my husband travels for work for 2 - 4 months at a time) is it possible to reschedule the interview for the state which you are currently in but not a permanent resident? I can't afford to miss or reschedule to a later date as I need to travel back to Canada ASAP - my daughter is having a baby soon - as it is I'll be missing the birth.

FYI for those who need the info: This was allowed for the biometrics fingerprinting appointment and I didn't have to reschedule, just had to show up at the location nearest me on the same date and time.

Thanks for your help :luv:

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Biometrics and an interview are two completely different things. For your bio metrics you can walk in, they access your data from your NOA2 and passport, and they take your fingerprints and photo and it is entered into a computer. For your interview all your papers need to be present and on the desk of officer. You cannot just walk in and do an interview.

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Sorry no. As was said above biometrics is different. They don't need your file for that. It's all electronic. For the interview they need the file so you will need to interview where the interview is.

You will need to fly back for the interview sorry. At least you have a house there so somewhere to stay :D

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Don't take that chance. Prioritize. Take the time to travel back for the interview. It's important. You can't just request a change of interview location because you are in another state. There's a lot of paperwork to be transported and they may not think the reason warrants them bending to your request.

My nephew moved from Florida to Georgia and had to take the day from work to drive all the way back with a pregnant wife for the interview. It really boils down to what is more important and what you are willing to sacrifice or put aside. Work it out and decide. All the best.

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