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I-485 Different Interview locations?

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Posted by Nandy0907 (56) 01 Dec 2017#1
Not sure if anyone falls under this situation.

How does the interview scheduling works if PRIMARY{H-1B} and DEPENDENT{H-1B} applicants work/live in different states. We just got our case transfer notices to NBC and are expecting{hopefully} a interview schedule in January/Feb 2018.

Is NBC/USCIS smart enough to send our files together to the field office near to the PRIMARY applicant or we have to deal with it separately ?

Any prior experiences or possibilities would be appreciated. THANKS!
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Posted by Nandy0907 (56) 04 Jan 2018#2
Anybody fall under this scenario ? or any experience handling this situation.
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Posted by GCkichahat (15) 04 Jan 2018#3
Me and my wife were in the same scenario. My interview was first so our lawyer suggested us to go together. Thankfully, her file was also sent to my reviewer and he was able to interview us together at the same location and asked us not to worry about the next appointment. He had yo get permission from his supervisor in order to agree to interview her with me.
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Posted by Nandy0907 (56) 12 Jan 2018#4
to GCkichahat:

Congrats on your GC. Happy for you!

Can you please elaborate on how both of your files were sent to same reviewer when your spouse is presumably working/living in a different state. This would really help me as our cases were transferred to local offices in our respective states few days back.
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Posted by HCHNIW (122) 12 Jan 2018#5
to Nandy0907:

My wife and I are also in the same situation. Not received our notices yet
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Posted by GCkichahat (15) 14 Jan 2018#6
to Nandy0907:

Me and my wife both got interview notices for different locations. However, my interview was first and I am the primary applicant so we took a chance and both appeared together. Fortunately, her file was automatically sent to the officer from the other location ( I dont know how that happened and we were not notified to appear together!). The officer said he will need to check with his supervisor so he went and confirmed and then allowed us to interview together. At the end of the interview, he told my wife that she does not need to go to the other location. Two days later, our attorney got a call from the other office saying that my wifes interview appointment was canceled because her application is already approved!

Hope this helps and you get greened soon!
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Posted by Nandy0907 (56) 14 Jan 2018#7
to GCkichahat:

Thanks for taking time to respond. I’m sure this will help many others like us. Enjoy your greened life!
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Posted by DiahaneNIW (282) 14 Jan 2018#8
to Nandy0907:

I am in the same situation and waiting for the interview notice. Please share your experience whenever you receive the notice and go for the interview. I will do the same.
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Posted by Nandy0907 (56) 15 Jan 2018#9
to DiahaneNIW:

For sure. Let's hope for interview letters soon!
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Posted by DiahaneNIW (282) 15 Jan 2018#10
to Nandy0907:

I think I'll have to wait at least one month for the notice because my application was transferred only on dec 20th!
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Posted by mahshar (17) 15 Jan 2018#11
My wife is on internship in another state right now and i haven't changed her address in USCIS because i was worried that we get two different appointments.
Did you guys change the address for spouse in USCIS?
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Posted by dragontail15 (200) 15 Jan 2018#12
is the interview office location for AOS and biometrics/FP same?
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Posted by Nandy0907 (56) 15 Jan 2018#13
to mahshar:

We thought about this but our attorney did not encourage to take this route.

I'm not sure if it is a good idea if they check pay stubs, driver's license etc for your spouse. Again this is left to how the Immigration officer interprets all this.
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Posted by DiahaneNIW (282) 15 Jan 2018#14
to mahshar:

To my knowledge it's mandatory to communicate the change of address to uscis even after you get GC. I would suggest you to talk to an attorney.

Here is what uscis states

"Penalties for Failure to Comply

A willful failure to give written notice to the USCIS of a change of address within 10 days of moving to the new address is a misdemeanor crime. If convicted, you (or the parent or legal guardian of an alien under 14 years of age who is required to give notice) can be fined up to $200 or imprisoned up to 30 days, or both. The alien may also be subject to removal from the United States. (INA Section 266(b)). Compliance with the requirement to notify the USCIS of any address changes is also a condition of your stay in the United States. Failure to comply could also jeopardize your ability to obtain a future visa or other immigration benefit."

and the link: https://www.uscis.gov/addresschange
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Posted by DiahaneNIW (282) 15 Jan 2018#15
to Nandy0907:

you are right....not a good idea at all. I prefer to have separated interviews (even if I'll have to go both in Boston and Los Angeles) rather that to risk to be fined, imprisoned or removed from USA.
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Posted by Nandy0907 (56) 16 Jan 2018#16
To our surprise and on a positive note, we both have received Interview letters from local USCIS field office closer to me{PRIMARY applicant} for Feb 13th. So happy to know that USCIS have streamlined the process to handle these situations.

Here are additional details for my case so far.

EB-2 ROW
Priority date- AUG 2011
I-485 Received Date- June 07, 2017
I-485 case transfer notice from NSC to NBC - Nov 22nd, 2017
I-485J case transfer notice from NSC to NBC- Dec 17th, 2017
Near by USCIS field office - SF
Interview notices received- Jan 16th, 2018
Interview scheduled for- Feb 13th, 2018
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Posted by DiahaneNIW (282) 17 Jan 2018#17
to Nandy0907:

Great! Good luck with the interview!
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