I recently sent my N-400 to NSC with local Chicago. I am also scheduled to travel out of the country in spring, for one week. Checking out people's timelines at this forum - there is a slight chance I might get something scheduled by USCIS for that particular week. I'm mostly concerned about interview, of course,- not the event to miss or reschedule by any means.
Does that make sense to mail USCIS a letter describing my blackout dates, ahead of time, pretty much now, asking them not to schedule the interview for particular week?
Thanks for your thoughts and happy holidays to everyone!