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Hi Everyone!  I'm looking for experience and advice on whether or not rescheduling an Oath Ceremony is appropriate and whether or not it would even be beneficial. My parents (husband's in-laws) have been SO EXCITED about this ceremony and desperately want to be there to celebrate with him.  Unfortunately, this date is right in the middle of a 2.5 week out of the country trip for them.  The Oath letter states if you can't attend, to return the paper with a written explanation and you will be rescheduled.  It definitely does not say it will accommodate a specific date.  Is it a bad idea to request a reschedule?  If we get another date where they are still gone or even worse, one where I can't go..... then we are SOL.  If it is inappropriate, we will keep this date.  If it is not, it means a lot to my husband and my parents for everyone to attend. Thoughts?


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Best they rearrange  their trip and go after the ceremony.


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Just now, Boiler said:

Best they rearrange  their trip and go after the ceremony.

That is not a possibility for them.


I129F SENT: 12-24-2013

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NOA1: 01-02-2014

NOA2: 05-14-2014

NVC received and assigned case #: 5-29-2014

Left NVC: 06-04-2014

Interview Scheduled: 6-24-2014 SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! :dancing::star:

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they can reschedule

 

but they can't pick or choose a date, it will be whenever immigration gets enough people to hold the Oath ceremony, it can be any day.

 

they will have to choose and change one of the events

 

the next date won't be so soon, if you can't be there, then you can't be there. 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, aleful said:

they can reschedule

 

but they can't pick or choose a date, it will be whenever immigration gets enough people to hold the Oath ceremony, it can be any day.

 

they will have to choose and change one of the events

 

the next date won't be so soon, if you can't be there, then you can't be there. 

 

 

Ahh that is what I thought it was.  Of course, we only have a few obligations that we can't cancel this year and I just know it would be rescheduled to one of those days LOL.  Might be best to leave it.


I129F SENT: 12-24-2013

TEXAS SERVICE CENTER

NOA1: 01-02-2014

NOA2: 05-14-2014

NVC received and assigned case #: 5-29-2014

Left NVC: 06-04-2014

Interview Scheduled: 6-24-2014 SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! :dancing::star:

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2 hours ago, pepper297 said:

Hi Everyone!  I'm looking for experience and advice on whether or not rescheduling an Oath Ceremony is appropriate and whether or not it would even be beneficial. My parents (husband's in-laws) have been SO EXCITED about this ceremony and desperately want to be there to celebrate with him.  Unfortunately, this date is right in the middle of a 2.5 week out of the country trip for them.  The Oath letter states if you can't attend, to return the paper with a written explanation and you will be rescheduled.  It definitely does not say it will accommodate a specific date.  Is it a bad idea to request a reschedule?  If we get another date where they are still gone or even worse, one where I can't go..... then we are SOL.  If it is inappropriate, we will keep this date.  If it is not, it means a lot to my husband and my parents for everyone to attend. Thoughts?

Since USCIS is very backlogged with N400, they don't like people asking them for rescheduling of interviews and oaths. I don't know the timeline for your field office but I have seen one applicant who asked for rescheduling due to travel and he hasn't got a rescheduled date for quite a long time now so rescheduling is not recommended unless it is for emergency!

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16 minutes ago, love_my_wife said:

Since USCIS is very backlogged with N400, they don't like people asking them for rescheduling of interviews and oaths. I don't know the timeline for your field office but I have seen one applicant who asked for rescheduling due to travel and he hasn't got a rescheduled date for quite a long time now so rescheduling is not recommended unless it is for emergency!

Our is moving crazy fast!  However, it doesn't seem wise to do reschedule anymore.  I guess we will just keep it.  Thank you!


I129F SENT: 12-24-2013

TEXAS SERVICE CENTER

NOA1: 01-02-2014

NOA2: 05-14-2014

NVC received and assigned case #: 5-29-2014

Left NVC: 06-04-2014

Interview Scheduled: 6-24-2014 SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! :dancing::star:

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36 minutes ago, pepper297 said:

Our is moving crazy fast!  However, it doesn't seem wise to do reschedule anymore.  I guess we will just keep it.  Thank you!

Well, if you can tolerate the delay, then it is worth a shot at rescheduling. Tampa doesn't seem to be that backlogged. You are already approved so that's a big positive on your end. The only thing that can go wrong is the time it takes. 

Edited by love_my_wife

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3 hours ago, pepper297 said:

Hi Everyone!  I'm looking for experience and advice on whether or not rescheduling an Oath Ceremony is appropriate and whether or not it would even be beneficial. My parents (husband's in-laws) have been SO EXCITED about this ceremony and desperately want to be there to celebrate with him.  Unfortunately, this date is right in the middle of a 2.5 week out of the country trip for them.  The Oath letter states if you can't attend, to return the paper with a written explanation and you will be rescheduled.  It definitely does not say it will accommodate a specific date.  Is it a bad idea to request a reschedule?  If we get another date where they are still gone or even worse, one where I can't go..... then we are SOL.  If it is inappropriate, we will keep this date.  If it is not, it means a lot to my husband and my parents for everyone to attend. Thoughts?

How about livestreaming the oath ceremony? Unless they'll be nowhere near wifi or data plan access.

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4 hours ago, xyz12345 said:

How about livestreaming the oath ceremony? Unless they'll be nowhere near wifi or data plan access.

That's a good idea!  I am not sure where they will. be that particular day.  I'll ask them!


I129F SENT: 12-24-2013

TEXAS SERVICE CENTER

NOA1: 01-02-2014

NOA2: 05-14-2014

NVC received and assigned case #: 5-29-2014

Left NVC: 06-04-2014

Interview Scheduled: 6-24-2014 SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! :dancing::star:

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Man, I've waited so long to be a citizen, I'm not going to wait any longer. Still waiting a month now since the interview to even be scheduled for an oath ceremony. I don't care if my family can't make it. I don't care if my job wants me to work that day and they don't want to schedule someone else. Tough luck for them. I don't care if my house blew up... If the oath ceremony is on such and such a date, man... I'll be there. :D


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