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 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. Because the applicant failed to show up and the 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 re-schedule the interview.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: Missing a U.S. immigrant visa interview is generally not advisable, but consulates and embassies often have procedures for rescheduling. The ability to reschedule will depend on the specific embassy's policies, and you will typically need to contact them directly to arrange a new appointment. Waiting times for a new interview can vary widely depending on the embassy's backlog and the reason for the missed appointment.

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