Tuesday, December 14, 2010
United States Citizenship & Immigration Biometrics Appointments Set - 1/5/2011
Yes and No.
We had the FBI approve our fingerprints and clearances, and we did the fingerprints in September. Well, shouldn't they still be good? Yes, but this is the part where our government has some duplication. In the State of Washington, for all adoptions, domestic and international, they require a Federal background check. Believe it or not, Washington is one of the few states that does that. So, the Federal Government doesn't expect the state to have done this done already, and they require the paperwork to be done by a USCIS employee. Thank you God they have an office in Spokane! Some people have to drive and stay overnight, but we are thankful this is not us!
Anyhow, this makes it look like we have about 70 days left before we will have the blessing of the US Government and then, oh wow, it will be time to go through all of the authentication, certification, translation & more. What a wonderful early Christmas present!