Can I reschedule a marriage based green card interview?

Asked about 1 year ago - Brookline, MA

My wife is about to leave the country due to an emergency. Is it possible to reschedule our interview appointment? When is the best time to let know the Immigration office about rescheduling our interview?How long do we have to wait for the next interview?

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  1. Theodore John Murphy

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    Answered . Yes it is possible to reschedule the interview. If the interview is for your wife's immigration matter she should have an approved advance parole before she leaves. If the interview is for you then disregard the advance parole unless you are going too. There will not be any set time for the new interview. You should let the immigration officer now as soon as possible about the delay.

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  2. Christine Swenson

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    Answered . Yes, rescheduling the interview should not be a problem. She needs to contact immigration and make her situation known before she leaves and, as Mr. Murphy indicated, request advanced parole. I'd recommend you gather appropriate documentation to support the urgency of the situation, just in case her sudden departure causes problems when she goes through the interview. You won't be able to select your next date; Immigration will assign it to you.

  3. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . You can make this request ... but you had better give detailed reasons for the emergency and why it can't be delayed by a few weeks.

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  4. Jennifer Wang

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    Answered . The reschedule request must be in writing. It is likely granted. However, the interview date may be pushed much much later.

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  5. Rachel L Rado

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    Answered . You are permitted to request to reschedule the interview, however there is no guarantee as to when the interview will be rescheduled to. You must appear at USCIS Infopass in person and request the change in writing.

    Good luck!

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