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How can I change the EB-5 interview location?

My EB-5 consulate interview was scheduled in a country where I no longer live in. I can travel there and attend the interview, but will there be any problems since it is no longer my country of residence? If I want to change the interview location to my current country of residence, how should I do that?

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Advise the NVC of your change in permanent address.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If the interview notice does not have instructions, you may need to contact the national visa center immediately.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
    Answered on

    Just have your immigration attorney contact national visa center. They will most likely accommodate your request.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Write to the national visa center and to the post where you scheduled and show them the proof of residence. However, my advice is if you can still travel there, just get your green card and be done with it.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Depending on what stage of the processing you are in, you can either file an I-824 application for action on an approved application/petition to request notification to your new residence, or notify the national visa center of your change.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It is a tricky question, as to whether or not you should travel to the country where you no longer live, in order to attend your final interview. If and when such an interview is scheduled, presumably the information was accurate in your DS-260 application, which would require you to list all of your places and dates of your prior residences. The advantage of going to your interview is that once scheduled, it is a great advantage if you can go ahead and finalize the same. The risk is that the American Consular Officer would indicate that they no longer have jurisdiction, since you no longer reside in the country. In the end, this would depend upon the facts. As a practical matter, once there, the American Consular Officer might very well adjudicate your immigrant visa application on the theory that you were scheduled for the interview, and did so in good faith. Again, this would depend upon the information that you disclosed on your Form DS-260. Thus, you can attend the interview, and if for some reason they did not accept jurisdiction, ask the file to be transferred to the appropriate U.S. consulate, or you could take that initiative at this time by advising the U.S. consulate that you designated for purposes of your immigrant visa interview, that your case should be transferred to another consulate.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You or your attorney of record can contact the national visa center to change venue. This will delay the processing though.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If already scheduled for an interview your counsel will need to contact the new consulate and see if they will agree to take the case and then they can request the file be transferred.

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