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What is the process of rescheduling an AOS appointment?

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Hello,

First of all: I'm probably not rescheduling this appointment; I just want to gather information right now. I'm a K1 who has an appointment for Jan 23rd for an AOS interview. My husband's boss doesn't seem to want him to let him take the day off because there's some important work-things happening that day that the boss can't reschedule for another day. This, of course, is ridiculous.

I'm mostly curious about the viability and process of rescheduling an appointment, which I can already make an educated guess at: "NO way!" Would USCIS even reschedule an appointment for something as small as this? From what I've gathered on VJ it seems like you need to send them a letter explaining your situation and they probably wouldn't take this seriously. Can they just straight up deny your request to reschedule?

If one wants to reschedule an AOS appointment, how does one go about it? Do you call USCIS or make an InfoPass appointment, and then wait for another NOA to arrive in the mail? Oh, and the rescheduled interview has to be on a Friday or Monday- can one even make such a request? Sigh.

Bonus points for any relevant "official" website links one has on this topic.

I'm really tired of ignoramuses who think that immigration is a cakewalk. We're at the mercy of USCIS, why do people think that this is something we have control over?

Thanks in advance.

Edited by pocheros

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http://immigrationworkvisa.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/rescheduling-of-uscis-interviews-more-strict/ The bolded part at the end is somewhat scary.

http://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/AFM/HTML/AFM/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-2449/0-0-0-2466.html#0-0-0-349 Chapter 15.1 para (b) subpara (2)

Evaluating Requests for the Rescheduling of Interviews . (See 8 CFR 103.2(b)(9) )

Prior to and at the date and time of the interview, an applicant or petitioner may (a) withdraw the application or petition; or (b) request, for good cause, that the interview be rescheduled.

In order to reschedule the interview, the adjudicator, in his or her discretion, must determine that the applicant, petitioner, beneficiary, or other individual is unable to appear at the scheduled date and time because of circumstances beyond the individual�s control.

If the adjudicator determines that good cause exists for the applicant or petitioner�s request, the adjudicator will reschedule the interview and mail a new interview notice. If the adjudicator determines that no good cause exists, the adjudicator will adjudicate the application or petition as instructed in AFM Chapter 15.1(d)(2) .

I would ask hubby to ask his boss for an official letter as to why he is denying your husband’s request for time off for an official government appointment that he’s required to be at. :devil:

*edit: grammar fix

Edited by hikergirl

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