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Filed in sept. 2017, and just received a notice that the case is being transferred to the National Benefits Center "to schedule an interview". No idea why NBC, but that's beside the point.

- If anyone received notification like that before - what was the timeframe of the interview? How long after receiving this notification did they schedule it?

- Do removal of condition interviews usually require only the immigrant spouse or both spouses?

 

In our case, US citizen spouse (myself) will be out of the country for about 2 months in coming Jan-Feb. So we are trying to figure out how best to handle the situation where the interview timeframe falls during that period. If both spouses must be present, would it be better to try to reschedule the interview, or for the petitioner spouse to go anyway?

 

Any insight appreciated.

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I did some Googling as I'm sure you did too. When you get the interview letter, if it conflicts with your travel then you can call the customer service number and put in a service request to have it rescheduled. People's experiences seem to vary as to how efficient that process is. If appointments are easy to get at your field office then that may be a better option so you can ask someone in person. It is at their discretion as to whether they'll let you reschedule so honestly I would try and reschedule your trip first if at all possible. If it's a work trip, can you talk to your boss about your spouse's immigration status?


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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The trip absolutely cannot be rescheduled - too important and planned for too long. So we'll need to do something else here. This is why I am trying to figure out first what the timeframe is for these sorts of interviews. If it takes a while and an interview will be after February - no issue. If it's very fast (unlikely) - also.

Otherwise - need to understand the rescheduling process. 

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10 hours ago, br9k said:

Filed in sept. 2017, and just received a notice that the case is being transferred to the National Benefits Center "to schedule an interview". No idea why NBC, but that's beside the point.

- If anyone received notification like that before - what was the timeframe of the interview? How long after receiving this notification did they schedule it?

- Do removal of condition interviews usually require only the immigrant spouse or both spouses?

 

In our case, US citizen spouse (myself) will be out of the country for about 2 months in coming Jan-Feb. So we are trying to figure out how best to handle the situation where the interview timeframe falls during that period. If both spouses must be present, would it be better to try to reschedule the interview, or for the petitioner spouse to go anyway?

 

Any insight appreciated.

Did you file for your N-400 ? What did you submit along with your original application ?

 

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Yes, we did file an N400, and based on what I found elsewhere and the timing it looks like the transfer is related to the N400. If so - the one timeline I was able to find shows interview about 3 months after the notification. That would put it mid-February. Hopefully with the current workloads and holiday season they stall a bit - another week or two would be fine. We'll wait and see for now.

 

Will post any updates (and timeline changes) here. 

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