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hi all!

my biometrics appointment is on monday and the location is 3hrs drive away from our place, unfortunately I had an emergency appendectomy last Thursday. as much as I want to do the biometrics on monday, I can't coz I'm still sore from the surgery plus we have a one month old baby that we need to bring with us for a 3hr drive going to the place.

can I rescheduled it? I know I have to send the letter for rescheduling but the thing is, my schedule is on monday so even if we send the letter soon (we can't coz it's the weekend) it won't reach them before my scheduled date. my husband called them about it and they said just send the letter for rescheduling and it's valid within 30 days after the scheduled appointment. is that true?

should I reschedule it or just go on monday? (which I don't think i can health wise.)

thanks in advance!

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I don't know what the correct answer is BUT my understanding of it (and I believe if you look at your appointment letter you'll see it) is that if you don't go, you are considered to be abandoning your green card. Yes, you are supposed to be able to reschedule it but that would have been at the time you received your letter and not on the day of your appointment. I don't know what all the options are. I just know if it were me I would do whatever I had to do in order to be there. You're going to have to make the drive sooner rather than later so why risk causing a problem with your progress?

Perhaps you could find somewhere to stay on Sunday night closer to there so you can just pop in first thing Monday morning and head home? Traveling with a brand new baby is hard, I know, but you could at least go at a time that suits you on Sunday and rest up the night before. It's an added expense but you'd have the peace of mind knowing the task is complete.

What if you reschedule it and then something else comes up or the baby is sick etc etc etc. This might be a situation where you just have to go for it and get through it.

Good luck with whatever you decide.

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