DesMoines, WA asked in Immigration Law for Washington

Q: What happens if an applicant missed U.S. immigrant visa interview, which was not cancelled on time by the applicant?

The applicant (family-based visa, F3 married child over 21 years old petitioned by U.S. citizen parent) did not show up on the first interview because he/she was not medically cleared, and that the clinic requested the applicant to have additional medical tests in multiple dates, and now the applicant is medically cleared. Because the applicant failed to show up and the first interview date cancellation online and over the phone was too late. So now, will the embassy provide a chance for a second interview? If so, how many days to wait for the embassy to allow the applicant to tag a no show and to re-schedule the interview?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Santa Ana, CA

A: The applicant should contact the U.S. Consulate where the interview was scheduled and ask that the interview be rescheduled, if the interview date has already passed there should be no need to wait any longer to contact the consulate for a new interview date.

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