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  1. #1

    Default Request to Reschedule Interview

    Hello everyone.

    USCIS received my N400 application in early August. I gave my fingerprints late August and received in late September an October 20th interview date. I knew as soon as I found out the date that it would be very difficult for me to attend. I called the customer support line, and was told to submit a formal request to reschedule. I was worried because the USCIS website says that it takes 90+ days to process an interview reschedule request and my interview date was less than 90 days away but I was reassured that when they receive my request to reschedule they put the thing on hold.

    So I sent in my request.

    October 20th passed and 2 days later I received a “Notification of Applicant’s Failure to Appear for Interview” I-797C Notice of Action. They ask me to explain (within 30 days) why I did not appear at my interview. I have drafted a letter saying that I was under the impression that I would be rescheduled. I spoke with another customer service representative and she told me to send the letter. She was not able to give me any information.

    What else can I do? Would an INFOPASS appointment help straighten this out? I am planning to get an attorney. Has anyone had a similar experience?

    I am quite afraid that I will not get citizenship now (or that it will take years). If I could do it all again I would certainly have attended my original date, no matter what the cost.

    best,
    Rob

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by robeuler View Post
    Hello everyone.

    USCIS received my N400 application in early August. I gave my fingerprints late August and received in late September an October 20th interview date. I knew as soon as I found out the date that it would be very difficult for me to attend. I called the customer support line, and was told to submit a formal request to reschedule. I was worried because the USCIS website says that it takes 90+ days to process an interview reschedule request and my interview date was less than 90 days away but I was reassured that when they receive my request to reschedule they put the thing on hold.

    So I sent in my request.

    October 20th passed and 2 days later I received a “Notification of Applicant’s Failure to Appear for Interview” I-797C Notice of Action. They ask me to explain (within 30 days) why I did not appear at my interview. I have drafted a letter saying that I was under the impression that I would be rescheduled. I spoke with another customer service representative and she told me to send the letter. She was not able to give me any information.

    What else can I do? Would an INFOPASS appointment help straighten this out? I am planning to get an attorney. Has anyone had a similar experience?

    I am quite afraid that I will not get citizenship now (or that it will take years). If I could do it all again I would certainly have attended my original date, no matter what the cost.

    best,
    Rob
    Why don't you send a letter stating the reason you wanted a reschedule? They probably want to know why you wanted to reschedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helpwithh1 View Post
    Why don't you send a letter stating the reason you wanted a reschedule? They probably want to know why you wanted to reschedule.
    I was planning on including that. My biggest fear is that some guy at a desk will get my excuse letter, give me a new interview date. Then another guy will get my request to reschedule and start that process.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by robeuler View Post
    I was planning on including that. My biggest fear is that some guy at a desk will get my excuse letter, give me a new interview date. Then another guy will get my request to reschedule and start that process.
    I would not worry about that, I would just send them the letter they want, following the process they dictate would be the safest option :-)

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by helpwithh1 View Post
    I would not worry about that, I would just send them the letter they want, following the process they dictate would be the safest option :-)
    Your re-scheduling letter might be somewhere in there mail room. Once it gets to your file, then they will re-schedule you. Do you have proof it was delivered?

    Now all you can do now is provide what they are asking for.

    I agree with others that you need to follow what they tell you. I would personally take an infopass along with the letter to talk to an officer to clear things up.

    Re-scheduling shouldn't prevent you from getting your citizenship. it will just add more time to the process.

    All the best!
    poisontee
    Disclaimer:Not legal advise! Use at your own risk.
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    N-400 Timeline San Antonio Office
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    06/10/2009 - Delivered.
    06/12/2009 - Check Cashed
    06/19/2009 - Rec NOA
    06/22/2009 - Rec Biometrics Appt Letter
    07/02/2009 - Biometrics Appt
    07/13/2009 - Rec Interview Letter Appt
    08/24/2009 - Interview Date
    10/13/2009 - Rec Oath Appt Letter
    10/22/2009 - Oath Ceremony
    10/26/2009- Passport App
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