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Is it wise to reschedule my AOS interview?   I got my interview notice for November which is right in the middle of a foreign trip (to my home country) we have planned since last year. I got my interview notice 1.2 years after filing AOS. Anybody tried to reschedule their AOS interview? 

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At the second part of the interview notice you can only reschedule the interview if you are sick or there's an emergency. I would not risk rescheduling it only because I have a foreign trip. You have been waiting for 1.2 years!

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Yes you can request a rescheduling. It may take month(s) to get a new date.

Generally, I would suggest prioritizing getting immigration in order before a trip.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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whats more important? a trip or your AOS?


5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

 

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1 hour ago, debbiedoo said:

whats more important? a trip or your AOS?

Obviously AOS is really important.  My interview is on the 9th and It's my brother's wedding on the 10th and also I have not seen my family in 1.5 years. But I think I am going to skip the wedding. :)

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2 hours ago, geowrian said:

Yes you can request a rescheduling. It may take month(s) to get a new date.

Generally, I would suggest prioritizing getting immigration in order before a trip.

Yeah. That's what I am worried about. It might take a long time to reschedule given the present backlog with the USCIS. 

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1 minute ago, RDeck said:

Obviously AOS is really important.  It's my brother's wedding on the 17th and I have not seen my family in 1.5 years. But I think I am going to skip the wedding. :)

yeah, thats the downside to all this. Someone may be able to do facebook live or similar so you can be 'there' too. I know when we get married we'll be doing that for friends and family who can't come to the wedding


5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

 

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2 hours ago, NovaDC said:

At the second part of the interview notice you can only reschedule the interview if you are sick or there's an emergency. I would not risk rescheduling it only because I have a foreign trip. You have been waiting for 1.2 years!

I know. Waiting for AOS is very hard and anxious. Probably going to postpone the trip. :)

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1 minute ago, debbiedoo said:

yeah, thats the downside to all this. Someone may be able to do facebook live or similar so you can be 'there' too. I know when we get married we'll be doing that for friends and family who can't come to the wedding

That's a good idea. Thank you :)

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We rescheduled our AOS interview without any issue.  Did it over the phone, got a confirmation number and new date. They also sent confirmation in the mail too so we had a new appointment letter. When we got to the interview,  I apologized for having to reschedule and the interviewer literally waved his hand and said to me “it’s not a big deal”.  

We had no problems. We interviewed at Cleveland Ohio office. 

 He was approved the next day and received his green card within a week after that. 

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2 minutes ago, LionessDeon said:

We rescheduled our AOS interview without any issue.  Did it over the phone, got a confirmation number and new date. They also sent confirmation in the mail too so we had a new appointment letter. When we got to the interview,  I apologized for having to reschedule and the interviewer literally waved his hand and said to me “it’s not a big deal”.  

We had no problems. We interviewed at Cleveland Ohio office. 

 He was approved the next day and received his green card within a week after that. 

They can give a new date on the phone? That's great. Whom did you ask for on the phone? I might try and call USCIS on Monday.

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3 hours ago, NovaDC said:

At the second part of the interview notice you can only reschedule the interview if you are sick or there's an emergency. I would not risk rescheduling it only because I have a foreign trip. You have been waiting for 1.2 years!

What about planned surgery? 

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51 minutes ago, RDeck said:

They can give a new date on the phone? That's great. Whom did you ask for on the phone? I might try and call USCIS on Monday.

Yes I just called the phone number on the appointment letter. I didn’t ask for anyone specific.  It was last May 2017. My husband had minor surgery that’s why we had to reschedule. 

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I think 2017 was better. USCIS is pretty backed up right now. But I will still give them a call. Between, our attorney suggested to attend the interview and postpone the trip. She said the rescheduling might take months. 

29 minutes ago, LionessDeon said:

Yes I just called the phone number on the appointment letter. I didn’t ask for anyone specific.  It was last May 2017. My husband had minor surgery that’s why we had to reschedule. 

I think 2017 was better. USCIS is pretty backed up right now. But I will still give them a call. Between, our attorney suggested to attend the interview and postpone the trip. She said the rescheduling might take months. 

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2 hours ago, little immigrant said:

What about planned surgery? 

Use your own judgment on that. If that falls to the category of being sick or emergency then go on reschedule  your appointment. 

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