Thursday, February 26, 2009

2 steps closer to bringing home Annie!

Oh my gosh I'm so excited! We FINALLY got our I600 (immigration approval) from the U.S. for Annie to come home. It took 5 weeks, was approved on Monday and we got the approval letter in the mail today. The wait was supposed to be 4-8 weeks so I'm so happy it wasn't longer.

I called my agency to let them know the good news. She was happy and said that everything is ready on the Korea side! I was like, what do you mean everything is ready and she said my baby has departure permission and her passport is all done. I asked her if that meant she had "EP" and she said yes. I asked when that happened and she said a week or 2 ago. Having EP is so important and basically now EVERYTHING is approved on both the US and Korea side and it's just a matter of the approved paperwork going through the Visa Centers and Embassies via snail mail.

So now I have I600 & EP! I'm shaking I'm so excited. She said the average time to travel from I600 approval is 4-6 weeks but the quickest she has seen is 3 weeks. That puts travel between March 16th - April 6th.

So much to do!

10 comments:

Kari said...

How very exciting for you and your family! Congrats!

Shiksa said...

I'm so thrilled for you! I've been checking nearly every day for an update. :)

Amber said...

That is so exciting! Hopefully travel will be sooner than later, you need to get that adorable girl home.
Good Luck,
Amber

JoJo said...

Great news!!! Congrats...it won't be long now!

Cori said...

This is wonderful news! It's nice to see a quicker than expected process! Here's to hoping Annie is home very soon!

Candy Duell said...

Great news! I have been looking every day too for news. Congrats!

Jo said...

I am so happy for you and she is absolutely beautiful!!

Congratulations and what a lucky mama AND little girl. :)

Jo/MomOfHeathens

angie said...

That's wonderful news!! I'm so excited for you and your family.

Emily said...

yee haw! Congrats again!

Butch & Tracy said...

That is wonderful. I hope you have your aby home soon...

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