I came to US with a student visa. I hired a lawyer and filed for an asylum in LA about a year ago. I successfully passed fingerprints procedure and was scheduled for an interview. Unfortunately, my lawyer couldn't make it that day, so we asked for rescheduling of the interview. I have been waiting for 11 months for a new interview appointment. Meanwhile, my lawyer transfered my case to SF (about 8 months ago). My lawyer always answers my calls, but the answer is "we have to wait!" I am still waiting for the interview, but nothing happens.
1) What is the regular waiting time for interview reschedule?
2) what can I do to speed up the process?
Many thanks in advance! I appreciate your help and time a lot!
What did your lawyer give you as answers to your questions? DId you ask him? He would be a good address to pose these quesiton.
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There is no typical timeframe for the processing of asylum applications. Once you request the interview be rescheduled, you are essentially put on the side until a space becomes available for you. You are waiting behind all the cases that have been filed after you. There is not a lot you can do besides requesting an interview be scheduled.
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There is not really a set timeframe for something like this, but 8 months is too long. Making an Infopass appointment in LA or SF might yield some insight as to whether the case has been transferred and when the interview might be coming.