Can I request to have my Naturalization Interview delayed until a specific time?

Asked over 1 year ago - Memphis, TN

My interview is scheduled on March 4. I am traveling to my home country on Feb 17 until April 29 for a pre-scheduled knee surgery for my parent. They have no other children and I will have to be there with her for the surgery and during the recovery time.

I did not expect the interview to be scheduled to quickly. The process time in Memphis shows 5 months and I applied in Dec, expecting something in May. My immigration history and residency is all clean and perfect. So , should I stay and let my Old mum& dad go through this difficult time on their own? or is it understandable situation for the Immigration?

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Aleksandra Michailov

    Contributor Level 10


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    Answered . Yes, you can request to have the interview rescheduled. Please provide them with the specific dates when you are back in the country and available for the interview. They typically have no issues with rescheduling. The only risk is that there might be a delay in scheduling another interview by USCIS, but that's rare. Good luck!

  2. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . You can request a reschedule with the details. It is up to USCIS to schedule the interview. The processing times, both those posted on the USCIS website and those listed on receipts are just rough estimates.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. Philip Alan Eichorn

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . You can request the rescheduling but I'd jump at the chance to finish and travel as a citizen. If you are concerned there is something incorrect with your application, then retain counsel to attend the interview with you.

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