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Hello Fellow immigration community,

 

My wife (beneficiary) and I (US Citizen - petitioner) filed our adjustment of status papers in May 2017. After 18 months of waiting, we finally received our interview notice. YAY!! Only problem, the interview is scheduled in Houston, TX, we live in Chicago, IL. The letter was sent to our old address in Texas and forwarded to our current address. We notified the USCIS immediately after moving (this was months ago). We received confirmation of the address change and even for precautionary measures we called to USCIS and had them confirm they had the updated address. Everything seemed like it was transferred properly until yesterday, we received our interview notice for Houston. WTH!!

 

Any advice in what we can do? We would happily take the interview in Houston if it's possible, but would the USCIS even allow this?

 

We are planning to call Monday morning to sort this out, but this is a major headache!! In the mean time we also scheduled an INFOPASS appointment in St. Louis since it's impossible to get one in Chicago, but will they even be able to help us out?

 

 

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

 

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
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September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
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September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

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February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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On 11/17/2018 at 2:50 PM, Marca16 said:

Hello Fellow immigration community,

 

My wife (beneficiary) and I (US Citizen - petitioner) filed our adjustment of status papers in May 2017. After 18 months of waiting, we finally received our interview notice. YAY!! Only problem, the interview is scheduled in Houston, TX, we live in Chicago, IL. The letter was sent to our old address in Texas and forwarded to our current address. We notified the USCIS immediately after moving (this was months ago). We received confirmation of the address change and even for precautionary measures we called to USCIS and had them confirm they had the updated address. Everything seemed like it was transferred properly until yesterday, we received our interview notice for Houston. WTH!!

 

Any advice in what we can do? We would happily take the interview in Houston if it's possible, but would the USCIS even allow this?

 

We are planning to call Monday morning to sort this out, but this is a major headache!! In the mean time we also scheduled an INFOPASS appointment in St. Louis since it's impossible to get one in Chicago, but will they even be able to help us out?

 

 

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

 

I have read of several folks in the same situation. They have simply attended the interview. The officer is supposed to stop the interview if you do not live in that jurisdiction, per the USCIS policy manual BUT I have yet to read of that happening. Typically, the officers just updates the address and everything turns out fine. 

 

I would just go to the interview and not poke the bear. 


Marriage-based AOS - Concurrent filing.
03/14/2018 - AOS package sent via FedEx to Chicago Lockbox.
03/16/2018 - FedEx confirmation of delivery to USCIS.
03/28/2018 - Four Email/Text notifications 11:18pm; 11:21pm; 11:24pm; 11:27pm.
04/02/2018 - Four I-797 Notice of Action letters received by mail.
04/06/2018 - Biometrics Appointment Notice for 04/18/17.
04/12/2018 - Biometrics Walk-in - Mission accomplished.
04/13/2018 - "We reviewed your biometrics and are still processing your case" - updated 04/15/2018

04/23/2018 - "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"

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