Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Process Outlined!

For those of you who were wondering a bit about the process from here on and what happens when, this is somthing I took of another site and kind of outlines what will happen.

1) Homestudy (Once the social worker finishes it, She writes it up and it gets apporved by HOLT. We are considered to be officially waiting for a refurral.) This gets sent to Korea, they look at this when matching you with a child.
2) File I600A with immigration (Will be sent with an offical copy of the Homestudy) This is the pre-approval for immagration and should be taking place in the month of December for us.
3) Get fingerprinted for I600A4 (They call you and tell you when you have to come in for fingerprints.)
4) Wait Wait Wait
5)Get referral!!!!!! (which usually takes about a year on average but there are exceptions both ways) the child is usually around 6 mo. at time of referral.
{Steps 6-12 usually take anywhere from 3-6 mo on average but there are exceptions that make it longer}
6) receive legals for the specific child
7) File I600 with immigration
8) I600 approval goes to National Visa Center
9) Receive Emmigration Permit (permission from the Korean government for our child to leave the county).
10) Embassy requests packet of info from agency to complete visa (also known as P3)
11) Get visa interview
12) Get our travel call or escort date (we are not decided yet on what we will do and we have a while to think about it.)

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