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So my wife had me get tickets for her and my kid to Russia on Christmas Day to see family. We just got a letter stating our green card interview is on January 9th . Is it an option at all to reschedule ? Someone told me rescheduling can add a year to your wait for a green card. I know I sound like an idiot for scheduling them a flight- but everyone and the processing times said a bare minimum of a year and typically much longer.  Can we suggest a reschedule time a few weeks out, or is that impossible ? And do we need documentation to show its necessary for a reschedule ?My mother in law has Alzheimers and they need to get back asap and get her in treatment. Any help would be HUGELY appreciated.



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36 minutes ago, durden2128 said:

We just got a letter stating our green card interview is on January 9th . Is it an option at all to reschedule ?

Rescheduling should be avoided, but it is certainly possible.  There are instructions on the invitation letter on how to do it.  That the grandma has Alzheimer and needs to be put into treatment is a very good reason, so see if you can get hold of any paperwork documenting her condition. 


From what I read on VJ, the new interview will be a couple of weeks up to a couple of months later, but certainly not a year later. 


You need to watch out, though.  Requests to reschedule seem to get lost sometimes with USCIS or aren't communicated properly from the center to your local field office.  Search for "interview reschedule" for stories and tipps. 

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I would certainly attempt to reschedule......I don't see how that could add a year.........agree with @RLA

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