Friday, September 23, 2011

Cabled & Article 5 drop off! :)

I am  happy to announce we were CABLED and the NVC letter and is on its way to the US Consulate in China.  3 weeks from today we will be waiting on TA (Travel Approval-official invitation to come to China!)  This step would normally only take 2 weeks but there is a week long holiday in China the first week of October so, that will probably add on a week to our wait.

What is a NVC letter??  Well below is the letter we received.  Basically it states that the US consulate in Guangzhou has been forwarded some of the necassary paperwork to start preparing Charlottes Visa.

Dear Petitioner:

The State Department's National Visa Center has recently received your approval Form I-800,
Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative. This letter is to inform you
that your petition has been forwarded to the appropriate visa-issuing post where the
adoption interview will take place.
Our records indicate that you filed the I-800 petition for:
Name of Beneficiary/Child: WU, KE XIA
Case Number: GUZ2011764078
This case has been forwarded to:

Please forward any inquiries regarding your I-800 to the assigned US Embassy/Consulate General mentioned above.
Bureau of Consular Affairs

It takes the Consulate 2 weeks to review Charlotte's visa application, make sure it meets the qualifications for an immigrant visa, and then signs off that everything is in order for the adoption to be completed. This is called the Article 5 letter. THEN WE ARE JUST WAITING ON TRAVEL APPROVAL!  We are getting SO CLOSE baby girl! :)

Below is a picture of the US Consulate in Guanzhou, China where our paperwork is headed. :)


Dennis and Ellen said...

So excited for you!!!!

JanuaryThompson said...

So excited for you guys...b4 you know it, Charlotte will be in your arms, running round, teasing her brothers, breaking boys hearts, ...she is so lucky to have parents like you and Jason....xoxo

Steff and Brian said...

Yeah, getting closer! We will probably see each other. I'm planning on a Nov 28 or 29 Consulate Appt. We'll be in on the travel then! Steff

Cindy said...

Eek. I'm doing the happy dance in my heart for you.

Sharon Ankerich said...

Just wanted to say hello~ Donna gave me your blog address and we are on the same timeline I think. We are thinking our Article 5 will be dropped Tuesday and then waiting for TA!!! Yay! We might just be in China when you all are! Your little girl is precious! Blessings!

Brandi said...

Hi Kendra! We are just a single step behind you!!! So I'm online all the time to see what the time frame is for Article 5 to Travel Approval!!! Our article 5 will be picked up this friday - october 21st. My husband is a geologist too!!! He works for Arcadis here in Central NY - doesn't really matter because he travels to everywhere every week. I'll keep peeking in on you to see what your wait is!!! Fingers crossed it's today!!!!!! Maybe we'll crossover and be in GZ at the same time!!!!!
Here is our blog!!!

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