Thursday, March 29, 2012

National Visa Center Approval

We got an email today from the National Visa Center that our request has been approved and our approval has been forwarded to the American Embassy in Guangzhou, China.  I forwarded this email to our agency and their in-China representative will take the rest of our paperwork to the Embassy tomorrow so they can process everything.  Basically they are doing one final review on all the paperwork to make sure all the I's have been dotted and the T's have been crossed.  This is where they make sure Konnor meets all the requirements for an immigrant visa and they "sign off" on the paperwork so that we can complete the adoption.  This step will take 2 weeks.  Once we get the approval from the Embassy (the approval is called the Article 5), then we are officially just waiting on Travel Approval (TA).  The TA usually is issued approx 2-3 weeks after the Article 5 is picked up and then we would likely travel within 2-3 weeks of getting TA.  We are still looking at traveling the end of May at this point.  We are getting soooooo excited and have started trying to get the house in order so that it is more toddler friendly.


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