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Changing Interview Date

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I can't believe I'm really posting this, after all the struggles we have had getting to this stage in my visa application process, but here go..

Brief background: My husband is US Military, stationed here in the UK where we met and married 5 years ago. He is due to be reassigned to the States in October, we plan to leave the 5th October so he can report to his new duty station.

I had my medical in London yesterday and all went great. I was shocked to get my interview letter this morning in the post, as I didn't expect to get it for another few days. As soon as I saw the date my heart sank... the same day as my brothers wedding, a date which was specifically picked so that we could attend the wedding before we left. The wedding is in Yorkshire, so nowhere near London.

It does say on the letter that we can request to change the date in writing. But we already need to have the visa in hand if I am successful by Oct 5th... am I just tempting fate if we ask to change it? Part of me wants to ask to change it, but part of me thinks we'd be stupid at this point to bother and we should just be glad we've gotten to this point.

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It is a risk, and nobody can say for certain.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Here's how you change it in writing (online form) http://london.usembassy.gov/niv/visa_contact_form.html

There is a box to tell your story and that they picked the one day you are unavailable. Ask if they can please move it to the following week August 3-7 (or whatever the date is). Use a lot of please and thank you words. Ask for a specific date range. Ask for the week before the wedding...whatever suits you. You may get lucky. It has happened before for others who asked. We asked and received ourselves. They will try to accommodate if they can.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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