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Hi everyone- just wondering if anyone had any experience with a situation like this, or any thoughts on the matter...

My husband's scheduled biometrics appointment was for 12-24-12 at 11:00am in Cleveland (hour drive from our house). We drove all the way there only to discover that all the offices are CLOSED. We are told by security outside of the building that an executive order from Obama came out on Friday afternoon and let everyone have the day off. Awesome for them, I'm glad, but they couldn't be bothered to give people who had appointments a phone call? When I said something along those lines to the security guard he told me "Yeah, well, most people who come here don't speak English anyway...."

I was disgusted. Regardless of what language they speak, people pay a ####### LOAD of money to go through this ordeal the legal way! The least they could do is call and say that the office will be closed instead of letting people drive 60 miles for nothing, get off work, change their Christmas plans, etc.

My question is this- what happens now? Do I have to call tomorrow? The security guard was telling us that I should just show up tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. I'm not going to do that (how do I know he knows what he is talking about?) and get there and be told my appointment isn't for the 26th so they can't see us and I'll have to come another time/day. Do I have to mail back in the appointment notice now to get it rescheduled? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Enjoy the rest of your Christmas, everyone! :)


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Most places that have had the 24th closed down on them are taking people the next day and seeing them. That's true for some places but I'm not sure on yours.


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Thanks- I will call them and verify.

I'm in Norton- but I grew up 8 minutes from Massillon in Dalton (Amish Country).


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8-9-11: Delivered to Lewisville, TX Lockbox Signed for by CVILLEGAS

8-11-11: NOA1 Email/Text :)

8-12-11: Check cashed!

8-12-11: Touch.

9-20-11: NOA2. 40 days after NOA1.

12-15-11: Interview and APPROVED!!

12-24-11: POE in Philadelphia!

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Hi everyone- just wondering if anyone had any experience with a situation like this, or any thoughts on the matter...

My husband's scheduled biometrics appointment was for 12-24-12 at 11:00am in Cleveland (hour drive from our house). We drove all the way there only to discover that all the offices are CLOSED. We are told by security outside of the building that an executive order from Obama came out on Friday afternoon and let everyone have the day off. Awesome for them, I'm glad, but they couldn't be bothered to give people who had appointments a phone call? When I said something along those lines to the security guard he told me "Yeah, well, most people who come here don't speak English anyway...."

I was disgusted. Regardless of what language they speak, people pay a ####### LOAD of money to go through this ordeal the legal way! The least they could do is call and say that the office will be closed instead of letting people drive 60 miles for nothing, get off work, change their Christmas plans, etc.

My question is this- what happens now? Do I have to call tomorrow? The security guard was telling us that I should just show up tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. I'm not going to do that (how do I know he knows what he is talking about?) and get there and be told my appointment isn't for the 26th so they can't see us and I'll have to come another time/day. Do I have to mail back in the appointment notice now to get it rescheduled? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

I think you need to go tomorrow early in the morning and show the letter of your appointment and explain that you drove on christmas eve for that and the security guard said you that the office was closed, for that reason you came there, because no one call you for cancel the appointment.

I read many post of people whom took it his biometric before the date on letter, they explained different reasons like a travel season or vacation, ect.If they agreed with that, then must be agree with you.


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Probably call in the morning when the office opens to confirm they are in fact open. Then go with your letter in hand. They stamp it to prove you were there - kinda like your receipt. If you have any problems later on, that's your proof of having gone. And when it was closed on xmas, it's silly they scheduled your appointment for that day.

Sorry you had to drive all that way.


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Normally they would take appointments as far as a week past its scheduled date, but the fact that you have to drive 60 miles just to get there i suggest you call early and most likely they'll tell you to just go but you can ask the agent for his/her ID number for your reference just incase they tell you otherwise.

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