How to Reschedule an Appointment With USCIS
If you have been scheduled for an interview or other appointment at an office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), it’s in your best interest to attend on the date and time given. For one thing, assuming you’re seeking an immigration benefit, you could find yourself waiting weeks or months longer until the next available appointment. For another thing, it’s possible that your eligibility for what you seek will be lost in the intervening time.
Nevertheless, there are times when someone simply cannot make their interview date. In that case, you’ll want to take steps to reschedule ahead of time. The worst thing you can do is just skip the interview, in which case USCIS might cancel your application as “abandoned.” (See an attorney in this situation; if you missed the date for an unavoidable reason, you might still be able to salvage your case.)
You’ll want to act quickly, too. Reschedule requests must normally be made by mail or in person, not by phone.
Let’s look closer at some of the types of USCIS interviews, and the usual procedures for rescheduling. Also realize that on any USCIS appointment notice, it should give you contact information and procedures for rescheduling.