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N-400 Interview cancelled by USCIS, should I still go?

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Hello. So I filed my N-400 application in February 2020, got my biometrics done in March.  July 28 USCIS scheduled my interview for August 12 , July 29 they cancelled it and they also use term "de-scheduled". I use online account so I could see all the notices before they arrived in the mail. So I have 2 notices arrived in the mail one is for my "interview" the other one is the cancellation one. I called USCIS to confirm if it's really cancelled and not a glitch in their system, the lady on the phone looked at my account and said it is cancelled but she did not provide a reason why it's cancelled. My "case status" on the USCIS website is "Interview is cancelled".

From my research online some people say it's better to go to the interview just in case but it is a long trip for me just to be told it's cancelled. 

Am I overthinking or should I take a trip and hope I can get an interview?

 

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If the descheduling letter is dated after the appointment one, then you don’t go. I suspect that the appointment was scheduled in error since it was cancelled the next day. 
 

I really do not understand why you think it’s a good idea to show up. There is no “just in case” here - it’s clearly been cancelled.

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2 minutes ago, Born2run4you said:

I'd probably go, but it also depends on how long a trip it is?

Hello, around 2 hours. Yeah, it gives me anxiety thinking about it. AOS, ROC went super smooth, didn't expect anything would go weird with N-400. It is 50/50, some people (including USCIS contact center) would say not to go, others say they would go. What made me think that I need to go is reading topics online when other people (especially from the old 2008 topics) say they went to a cancelled interview and actually got interviewed and cancellation was some kind of accident. 

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You won’t loose anything if you get there and confirm your interview was actually canceled. In fact, it will be better to show up since you had prepared to go than regret about not going. If I were you, I won’t put 2 hours distance into consideration or compare it with time wasted and money lost. I will get there and confirm it was actually canceled. The choice is yours. 
If you attend, pls do not hesitate to let us know the outcome, as it will be very helpful. Pls keep us updated. 

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Personally, if the posts you have read are pre covid I would discount them.

 

It just seems silly to me to turn up when you know the appointment has been cancelled.

 

Maybe they will see you ( I think we all recognize and I’m sure uscis employees know - sometimes there are glitches) but I think it’s fairly likely you will be turned away.

 

I’m pretty follow the rules though. This sounds like trying to game the system. Maybe you will be successful, and to be honest, I doubt you will get any kind of mark against you if you turn up. But it’s basically deceitful. You know you don’t have an appointment and you are choosing to turn up anyway. And it’s possible that your actions will impact (as in delay because of a lot of admin flurry) other applicants who have valid appointments.
 

Your call of course.

Edited by Undecided

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17 hours ago, ~Alessa~ said:

Hello. So I filed my N-400 application in February 2020, got my biometrics done in March.  July 28 USCIS scheduled my interview for August 12 , July 29 they cancelled it and they also use term "de-scheduled". I use online account so I could see all the notices before they arrived in the mail. So I have 2 notices arrived in the mail one is for my "interview" the other one is the cancellation one. I called USCIS to confirm if it's really cancelled and not a glitch in their system, the lady on the phone looked at my account and said it is cancelled but she did not provide a reason why it's cancelled. My "case status" on the USCIS website is "Interview is cancelled".

From my research online some people say it's better to go to the interview just in case but it is a long trip for me just to be told it's cancelled. 

Am I overthinking or should I take a trip and hope I can get an interview?

 

I was in the same situation as yours. Sceduled, cancelled, scheduled again, descheduled again and then finally scheduled. On the day of the oath ceremony, until I finally had my Naturalization Cert in hand, I was not sure of anything. If I were you, I would still go, just in case, because you have nothing to lose (except time and fuel for your car) by going in person. If it was indeed cancelled, then all good. If not, you would never be able to forgive yourself later (at least, that was my thinking). I can understand how frustrating this is, but that huge sigh of relief in the end will be worth all of this.

Edited by RunTheRoad

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No, you should not go.


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08/14/2020 - Sent N-400 and I-912 waiver to TX lockbox

09/18/2020 - NOA via text

 

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9 hours ago, Undecided said:

Personally, if the posts you have read are pre covid I would discount them.

 

It just seems silly to me to turn up when you know the appointment has been cancelled.

 

Maybe they will see you ( I think we all recognize and I’m sure uscis employees know - sometimes there are glitches) but I think it’s fairly likely you will be turned away.

 

I’m pretty follow the rules though. This sounds like trying to game the system. Maybe you will be successful, and to be honest, I doubt you will get any kind of mark against you if you turn up. But it’s basically deceitful. You know you don’t have an appointment and you are choosing to turn up anyway. And it’s possible that your actions will impact (as in delay because of a lot of admin flurry) other applicants who have valid appointments.
 

Your call of course.

Thank you for your response! And thanks to everyone for helping  me to relieve my anxiety.

Yes, posts I have read are all pre-covid. I'm strongly inclined not to go. I'm a type of person who worries all the time. I always follow the rules too. If I was a person who never reads stuff online I won't even think twice that USCIS cancelled me by accident. Most people who get "cancelled" probably just don't even worry and wait for another letter.

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5 hours ago, RunTheRoad said:

I was in the same situation as yours. Sceduled, cancelled, scheduled again, descheduled again and then finally scheduled. On the day of the oath ceremony, until I finally had my Naturalization Cert in hand, I was not sure of anything. If I were you, I would still go, just in case, because you have nothing to lose (except time and fuel for your car) by going in person. If it was indeed cancelled, then all good. If not, you would never be able to forgive yourself later (at least, that was my thinking). I can understand how frustrating this is, but that huge sigh of relief in the end will be worth all of this.

Thank you for your response! Wow, I think it is disrespectful for USCIS to abandon people not explaining them what's going on.

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Just now, NEW CITIZEN said:

You haven't stated state and city.

 

Maybe the shutdown is a factor.

It is St. Louis, MO.  On the USCIS website I looked at the list of the field offices that are currently closed due to COVID-19 and the St. Louis one is not there. Also, USCIS might furlough their employees due to financial hardship but they delayed it until August 31.

 

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