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I-797 Notice of Action Expiring Before Interview

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Hello,

 

My fiancee and I just signed up for her interview date. It is March 22nd. We had been waiting about two weeks for an appointment to become available. Problem is the USCIS sent me my I-797 back at the end of November and it states that the approval is only valid between 11/15/2018 and 03/14/2019. We were only able to start looking for interview dates about two weeks ago. Should I contact the US consulate in Chile or the USCIS? Is this a common occurrence? Also I have a fear that since we are in a gay relationship the interviewer might deny us for that reason alone, is this fear rational or should that part not worry me? I'm both excited and nervous, this whole thing will have taken us over 10 months to be together, I cant wait. I appreciate any help you can give us! Thank you!

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13 minutes ago, SubLein said:

Hello,

 

My fiancee and I just signed up for her interview date. It is March 22nd. We had been waiting about two weeks for an appointment to become available. Problem is the USCIS sent me my I-797 back at the end of November and it states that the approval is only valid between 11/15/2018 and 03/14/2019. We were only able to start looking for interview dates about two weeks ago. Should I contact the US consulate in Chile or the USCIS? Is this a common occurrence? Also I have a fear that since we are in a gay relationship the interviewer might deny us for that reason alone, is this fear rational or should that part not worry me? I'm both excited and nervous, this whole thing will have taken us over 10 months to be together, I cant wait. I appreciate any help you can give us! Thank you!

Contact your local embassy not USCIS. Santiagoimmigration@state.gov might be correct e-mail address for Chile. 

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Many embassies will extend the expiration automatically (in 4 month increments) as long as your case is active. Since your interview is scheduled, I doubt you have anything to worry about. You might need to bring a revalidation letter to the interview to cover all the bases, but it'd be best to check with the Chile embassy on whether they require that or not. 

 

My fiance is in Australia, and our interview is January 29th. The expiration on our NOA2 is January 12th, so we are in the same situation.

 

Also, you won't be denied because you're in a homosexual relationship. Put that out of your mind :)


03/01/2018 - I-129F Sent

03/05/2018 - I-129F NOA1 (old site)

03/08/2018 - I-129F NOA1 (new site)
09/14/2018 - I-129F NOA2 

10/16/2018 - NVC Received

10/21/2018 - Consulate Received 

10/21/2018 - Packet 3 Received

12/30/2018 - Packet 3 Sent

01/06/2019 - Packet 4 Received

01/29/2019 - Interview Date - APPROVED!

02/05/2019 - Visa Received

##/##/2019 - U.S. Arrival

##/##/2019 - Married
 

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Thank you all for the advice, help and kind words! I will get in touch with the embassy before the interview date and have the re-validation letter prepared just in case!

Also beloved_ding I wish you and your fiance good luck at their interview!

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