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So we applied for AOS in January and of course the day they assigned for our interview is the day we have scheduled a little getaway so we would have to re-book flights, hotel, and entertainment.  So my husband called and asked to change the date and they made it seem like this huge drawn out process that they have 30 days to respond to and might not even approve.  Has anybody else dealt with this issue? Any advice? 

 

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Same thing with us. We had a trip booked and planned for next week. Sure enough, I get a text message/email Friday 4/5 saying our interview has been scheduled. My wife had planned on being gone for 2 months.

So now it looks like from our field office, they schedule 30 days after notice sent (4/5) so that would be right in the middle of our vacation.

 

I've read about the hassles of cancelling and re-schedule the Green card interview, so we have made a determination to put our trip on hold until after our interview and she gets her green card.

 

Much more important than the trip..we can re-book later and she will have green card in hand. !! I wil ltake the hit on the re-booking  and ticket fees..

 

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1 hour ago, jtona said:

Same thing with us. We had a trip booked and planned for next week. Sure enough, I get a text message/email Friday 4/5 saying our interview has been scheduled. My wife had planned on being gone for 2 months.

So now it looks like from our field office, they schedule 30 days after notice sent (4/5) so that would be right in the middle of our vacation.

 

I've read about the hassles of cancelling and re-schedule the Green card interview, so we have made a determination to put our trip on hold until after our interview and she gets her green card.

 

Much more important than the trip..we can re-book later and she will have green card in hand. !! I wil ltake the hit on the re-booking  and ticket fees..

 

Oh I completely agree the interview is more important but we are only going to be gone 5 days so the new date shouldn’t be a problem if they reschedule for 30 days from notice right? 

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7 hours ago, jess18 said:

So we applied for AOS in January and of course the day they assigned for our interview is the day we have scheduled a little getaway so we would have to re-book flights, hotel, and entertainment.  So my husband called and asked to change the date and they made it seem like this huge drawn out process that they have 30 days to respond to and might not even approve.  Has anybody else dealt with this issue? Any advice? 

 

Thank you!

They do have to look into your request, since they only reschedule if you have a really good reason. Almost every office in the country is extremely busy, so yeah, I understand they're not happy to reschedule someone cause of vacation. Anyway, this is what I pulled from the USCIS website

 

(2)   Evaluating Requests for the Rescheduling of Interviews  . (See   8 CFR 103.2(b)(9)  )  

Prior to and at the date and time of the interview, an applicant or petitioner may (a) withdraw the application or petition; or (b) request, for good cause, that the interview be rescheduled.  

In order to reschedule the interview, the adjudicator, in his or her discretion, must determine that the applicant, petitioner, beneficiary, or other individual is unable to appear at the scheduled date and time because of circumstances beyond the individual's control.  

If the adjudicator determines that good cause exists for the applicant or petitioner's request, the adjudicator will reschedule the interview and mail a new interview notice. If the adjudicator determines that no good cause exists, the adjudicator will adjudicate the application or petition as instructed in AFM    Chapter 15.1(d)(2)  .  

 

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15 hours ago, jess18 said:

Oh I completely agree the interview is more important but we are only going to be gone 5 days so the new date shouldn’t be a problem if they reschedule for 30 days from notice right? 

We don't know that... It might be a few months depending on how busy the local office is. I remember reading recently on this forum that somebody rescheduled it in November and got interview for March this year.... How long did you wait for this interview date after your status was updated to Ready to be scheduled for an interview? That would be a good indication for how long it would take to get a new interview date. At least that is my two cents on it

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