Tuesday, September 27, 2005

I-600A Filing Date

We recieved our letter from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) today verfiying receipt of our I-600A form and payment. Our filing date is 9/20. The I-600A is the Advance Processing of Orphan Petition. After they recieve our home study (in 2+ months due to the new fingerprints processing time), they will send us a letter telling us to be fingerprinted (yes, again). From there it can take several MONTHS before we receive our approval letter. So the bottom line is we are likely looking at at least 6 months before our dossier can be sent to China - a little longer than I had hoped for. Hopefully we get lucky and are on the bottom end of the estimated processing times - fingers crossed!

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