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Hypothetical Question - Rescheduling CR-1 interview

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Hello, 

So my husband and I planned a trip a long time ago to go overseas, leaving from the States. We thought at the time that all of this immigration stuff would be behind us, which in retrospect wasn't too smart. Now we are waiting for an interview date. Our CC date is Sept 21st so if we happen to get an interview date for December (praying for that!) and we actually end up getting our VISA in hand after that (we don't know how long that will take, especially with this strike going on), I would cross into the states asap.  We are supposed to fly out of Boston on January 17th. My question is do I have to stay in the states for any period of time after crossing the border (POE) before leaving the country? I wouldn't have time to get my greencard. What would I need to get back into the States?  Or maybe this is just un-wise to even try and I should try to change my flight to leave from Canada. But I don't want to do anything yet since my interview date is still up in the air...
The other issue is that we don't know when our interview will be and there's a possibility it could be during that trip... we know that it's very difficult to reschedule interview dates for CR-1 so we would likely reschedule our trip at that point for a later month and just pay whatever fees we would have to pay for rebooking. 
Any advice?  

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24 minutes ago, Alyssamac90 said:

Hello, 

So my husband and I planned a trip a long time ago to go overseas, leaving from the States. We thought at the time that all of this immigration stuff would be behind us, which in retrospect wasn't too smart. Now we are waiting for an interview date. Our CC date is Sept 21st so if we happen to get an interview date for December (praying for that!) and we actually end up getting our VISA in hand after that (we don't know how long that will take, especially with this strike going on), I would cross into the states asap.  We are supposed to fly out of Boston on January 17th. My question is do I have to stay in the states for any period of time after crossing the border (POE) before leaving the country? I wouldn't have time to get my greencard. What would I need to get back into the States?  Or maybe this is just un-wise to even try and I should try to change my flight to leave from Canada. But I don't want to do anything yet since my interview date is still up in the air...
The other issue is that we don't know when our interview will be and there's a possibility it could be during that trip... we know that it's very difficult to reschedule interview dates for CR-1 so we would likely reschedule our trip at that point for a later month and just pay whatever fees we would have to pay for rebooking. 
Any advice?  

You can always move the date to later date embassies do that. Cost nothing. You were asking about do you have to stay in country after POE. No. You are a Legal permanent resident the minute you go through POE. Passport will be stamped with temp green card. You could turn around and leave and go back to Canada to finish up things travel whatever.

 

December scheduling is being done now. I would call NVC see if you got a date. January scheduling will start end of this month usually starts last few days of the month for the upcoming month.

 

Most have 4 to 6 weeks to prepare, like someone I know was scheduled last week for their country interview is on December 21st. Plenty of time. .


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20 hours ago, dwheels76 said:

You can always move the date to later date embassies do that. Cost nothing. You were asking about do you have to stay in country after POE. No. You are a Legal permanent resident the minute you go through POE. Passport will be stamped with temp green card. You could turn around and leave and go back to Canada to finish up things travel whatever.

 

December scheduling is being done now. I would call NVC see if you got a date. January scheduling will start end of this month usually starts last few days of the month for the upcoming month.

 

Most have 4 to 6 weeks to prepare, like someone I know was scheduled last week for their country interview is on December 21st. Plenty of time. .

Thanks! Yeah we don’t plan on rescheduling.. we’ve waited too long for this to be finished and don’t want to delay further. No interviews have been scheduled yet for December but hopefully soon!

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