While I am still traveling in Europe I received I797 notice to appear for fingerprint appointment the next business day after the upcoming weekend. The letter says, if I don't show up, then my green card case will be considered abandoned.
What are my options to reschedule biometrics appointment (mail, phone, online)?
Initially my immigration attorney told me to reschedule appointment over phone. Unfortunately, I tried to call USCIS at +1(800)375-5283 and they told me that they can't reschedule these appointments over phone, because "Alexandria office schedules them and they don't have any control".
Now, I am trying to understand - if I can ask a friend to send rescheduling request over mail "the proper way" by sending back the i797 form. However, it is already Friday and appointment is on Monday. If my friend sends it out will USCIS honor the send date even if they may receive letter later after the original appointment time?
P.S. #1 I am solving this case with my immigration attorney in the meantime, but it seems that rescheduling appointments is a corner case that at least my employer's immigration attorneys is not very aware of. So I would like to hear outside opinion.
P.S. #2 In the worst case I am considering to buy ticket tomorrow back to the US, but that would be hassle I would like to avoid.