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Postponing AOS interview at USCIS Houston office

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Has anyone attempted to change an interview for AOS/Green Card lately and what happened? Our interview is scheduled for the 28th of this month in Houston but I need to be offshore, on  a rig in West Africa, on the 20th and if I don't, I will lose the job. Has anyone have any experience on something related?

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Your question is about AOS and your profile says IR1/CR1 which is a consular visa process.  How did the beneficiary enter the USA? When? 


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1 hour ago, Victor & Helen said:

Hi there, we probably filed in the wrong category on this website...wife and I got married in the US, she came in on a tourist visa...and then just settled.

No, not sure...but if I don't go to work, then probably there won't be another job for months, offshore work is very slow these days and I'm a consultant

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13 minutes ago, Victor & Helen said:

No, not sure...but if I don't go to work, then probably there won't be another job for months, offshore work is very slow these days and I'm a consultant

This is one of the only times i’d suggest sending a lawyer in with her on your behalf

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50 minutes ago, Nitas_man said:

This is one of the only times i’d suggest sending a lawyer in with her on your behalf

Yes, if that's allowed.  Not sure it is.  Are you?


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12 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

Yes, if that's allowed.  Not sure it is.  Are you?

Saw a lot of them there with couples and families.

The call’s free.  

Have a buddy whose wife (AOS from K1) had to get a 3rd 551 stamp to keep her job late last year.  They’re backed up.

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6 minutes ago, Nitas_man said:

Saw a lot of them there with couples and families.

The call’s free.  

Have a buddy whose wife (AOS from K1) had to get a 3rd 551 stamp to keep her job late last year.  They’re backed up.

Attorneys are definitely allowed, by you suggested an attorney WITHOUT the USC spouse present too.  Is THAT allowed?  I don't know. I sure it is "allowed" in that the attorney is allowed to be there, but not sure that will fly as an actual interview.  It probably WOULD avoid a denial though and give them a chance at a later interview.

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3 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

Attorneys are definitely allowed, by you suggested an attorney WITHOUT the USC spouse present too.  Is THAT allowed?  I don't know. I sure it is "allowed" in that the attorney is allowed to be there, but not sure that will fly as an actual interview.  It probably WOULD avoid a denial though and give them a chance at a later interview.

I’m just putting ourselves in their shoes.  

 

What I don’t know about and can’t answer about are rescheduling options.  I do know that Houston seems to be swamped.

 

Sending her in alone would be irresponsible.

Ditto losing his job

The USC spouse is supposed to attend, that’s for sure.  It was a suggestion (which may not be feasible) to both make the interview appointment and compensate for the missing petitioner.  I do not know if it would work out but in OP’s place I would check.

 

 

 

 

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Just now, Nitas_man said:

I’m just putting ourselves in their shoes.  

 

What I don’t know about and can’t answer about are rescheduling options.  I do know that Houston seems to be swamped.

 

Sending her in alone would be irresponsible.

Ditto losing his job

The USC spouse is supposed to attend, that’s for sure.  It was a suggestion (which may not be feasible) to both make the interview appointment and compensate for the missing petitioner.  I do not know if it would work out but in OP’s place I would check.

 

 

 

 

I agree.  They would most likely still need to reschedule, AFTER her attendance with the attorney, but the attorney can advise on that too.  I've seen too many cases of people trying to reschedule and failing, then fighting a denial, because they didn't show up for the scheduled interview.  At the very least, attending with the attorney will avoid that, and cost a lot less than losing a job.


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16 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

I agree.  They would most likely still need to reschedule, AFTER her attendance with the attorney, but the attorney can advise on that too.  I've seen too many cases of people trying to reschedule and failing, then fighting a denial, because they didn't show up for the scheduled interview.  At the very least, attending with the attorney will avoid that, and cost a lot less than losing a job.

Thanks to all, a big decision for us because my job is unusual and unfortunately it's just bad timing. Been a year out of work and all of a sudden this comes up?...We do have an attorney but she prefers I don't go to work but I do have to keep food on the table...

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3 minutes ago, Victor & Helen said:

Thanks to all, a big decision for us because my job is unusual and unfortunately it's just bad timing. Been a year out of work and all of a sudden this comes up?...We do have an attorney but she prefers I don't go to work but I do have to keep food on the table...

You also have to qualify as sponsor, unless you have a joint sponsor.  How long is the work assignment.


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15 minutes ago, Victor & Helen said:

Thanks to all, a big decision for us because my job is unusual and unfortunately it's just bad timing. Been a year out of work and all of a sudden this comes up?...We do have an attorney but she prefers I don't go to work but I do have to keep food on the table...

a month overseas...sponsorship is not an issue, just need cash flow

 

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Just now, Victor & Helen said:

a month overseas...sponsorship is not an issue, just need cash flow

 

Your attorney works for you.  YOU decide your future.  


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