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Is it possible to change location of green card interview?

Lexington, KY |

Just received notification of interview time and date but we are moving from our current address the week before. Can we reschedule for an office closer to our new home?

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  1. You can request it. You need to file form AR-11 with USCIS within 10 days of your move. You should provide documentation supporting your request.

    Alexus P. Sham alexuspshamesq@gmail.com (917) 498-9009. The above information is only general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. It does not create an attorney-client relationship.


  2. Yes, you can request a file transfer, but this will surely delay the case.


  3. You have to follow the local rules of the USCIS district office where your interview is currently scheduled at in order to request that your file be transferred to the district office that will have jurisdiction over your new place of residence. That could tremendously delay your case. I think it's best when you do your best to attend the interview.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. It is your responsibility to retain a lawyer to analyze the facts specific to your particular situation in order to give you specific advice. Specific answers will require cognizance of all pertinent facts about your case. Any answers offered on Avvo are of a general nature only, and are not meant to create an attorney-client relationship.


  4. You can request in writing for the interview to be rescheduled. Provide documentation supporting your request to reschedule the interview based on a change of address. Also bear in mind that this request can delay your process. You will also need to file a change of address form AR-11 10 days prior to your move. You can file the change of address online via www.uscis.gov.

    Good luck.

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  5. In a nutshell, its unwise to reschedule at this point. Too much can go wrong.

    This is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.


  6. It would be too risky and will surely delay you receiving your green card.

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  7. Keep the interview date and location as it is now. It will save a lot of time and agony.

    The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be reviewed for a more precise answer. You should consult with an immigration attorney before taking any action. The answer here is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship.

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