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Hi everyone,

 

After initially applying for the K1 visa and going through the entire marriage/AOS process, my wife (applicant) and I (petitioner) received our I-797C notice for our I-485 Adjustment of Status initial interview, which will be on 2/12/2019. However, the interview time referenced on the notice is 6:45 AM, which seems really odd as the offices don't open until 8 AM, per USCIS...

 

I called USCIS this morning after being on hold for a long amount of time, and the representative said it's probably right, but she obviously didn't know. She said maybe they just want to schedule early, even though she told me that the office opens at 8 AM. She was extremely rude and just kept sighing over the phone, so she wasn't very helpful. :(

 

Has anyone else received a notice for an AOS interview time this early? Or does it seem like a typo? Another weird thing on the notice is that it was addressed to (wife) C/O (wife's father), which I found very weird as her father lives in Korea... I'm growing increasingly worried about this interview... so I would appreciate it very much if someone can provide me with some insight or share their experiences. The interview location is 300 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

 

Thank you very much.

 

Andrew

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The mailing address "C/O (wife's father) is normal..........I would report at 6:45 per the instructions......


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11 minutes ago, missileman said:

The mailing address "C/O (wife's father) is normal..........I would report at 6:45 per the instructions......

Thank you for your input. Glad to know that the C/O portion isn't something unusual.. I plan to report by 6:45 am, but I thought it's really strange that they'd ask us to come in over an hour before the place even opens up.

 

Hoping others can chime in and offer some feedback, or perhaps share similar experiences.

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6 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

It possible it's a mistake. But show up at 6:45 anyway. The worst outcome is you lose 1:15 hours waiting. Big deal

Yeah, I'm not concerned about waiting that 1 hour and 15 minutes. I'm concerned that this time/date is a complete typo and that perhaps they meant to schedule the interview at another time. Thanks for the feedback.

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I would take I-797C notice for our I-485 Adjustment of Status with the time and date just in case the security guard ask why are you coming so early. Keep us posted if you're let through!


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13 minutes ago, iwir said:

I would take I-797C notice for our I-485 Adjustment of Status with the time and date just in case the security guard ask why are you coming so early. Keep us posted if you're let through!

Thank you for the advice! Yeah, I'm definitely going to be loaded with documents. I'm wondering if there's even a security guard at that time.... 

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16 minutes ago, a7choi said:

Yeah, I'm not concerned about waiting that 1 hour and 15 minutes. I'm concerned that this time/date is a complete typo and that perhaps they meant to schedule the interview at another time. Thanks for the feedback.

Nah, you have the notice and it's in black and white that it is this date and this time. If it's printing error, it's on them. Your defense would be "here is the notice and it says this date and this time, what do you want me to do? Not show up at the date and time specified?"

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Just now, USS_Voyager said:

Nah, you have the notice and it's in black and white that it is this date and this time. If it's printing error, it's on them. Your defense would be "here is the notice and it says this date and this time, what do you want me to do?"

Thanks for the advice! Yeah, I'm just really hoping they didn't mess this one up... The USCIS rep told me on the phone that this isn't uncommon, but I can't find any case where someone had to show up so early. And again, she didn't really seem to know anything and was very rude...

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8 hours ago, a7choi said:

Bump.... Has anyone ever had an interview time scheduled before the offices even open?

I have seen a couple of cases like that here on VJ. Turned out they take scheduled appointment even if the office isn't  open to "the public" until 8am. So apparently there's a difference if you actually have an interview appointment and if you're just "stopping by" for other reasons.


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18 hours ago, Scandi said:

I have seen a couple of cases like that here on VJ. Turned out they take scheduled appointment even if the office isn't  open to "the public" until 8am. So apparently there's a difference if you actually have an interview appointment and if you're just "stopping by" for other reasons.

Thank you so much for the information, Scandi. I can't find too many cases regarding early appointment times, but I'll have to dig deeper. I really doubt an employee will interview me and my wife at 6:45 am, but we'll see. I'll keep everyone updated!

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My interview at the embassy in Jamaica (same time zone) was scheduled for 7am.  I thought that was really weird but there we were and had our interview.  As the others mentioned, I would go as scheduled!  Good luck!!!

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My interview letter was also addressed to me but C/O my mothers name. Which was really odd i thought too but it's whatever. My appointment recently was at 8am and apparently also doesn't open until 8am but we got there at 7:15 to avoid traffic and there was also a number of people already inside and going in ahead of 8am so they may schedule interviews earlier than opening time, best bet is to just follow what others have said and show up at the time and if they say why are you here so early then you have it in black and white stating you're supposed to be there at that time and it's their error. 

 

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3 hours ago, Jenny17655 said:

My interview at the embassy in Jamaica (same time zone) was scheduled for 7am.  I thought that was really weird but there we were and had our interview.  As the others mentioned, I would go as scheduled!  Good luck!!!

Thank you! Glad you had a pretty smooth process! I'll definitely be there by 6:30 am. Did your interview start right at 7 am?

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