Thursday, December 22, 2005

I-600A form

WE finally got to a point where we felt comfortable submitting this form to the USCIS. They cashed our check for 685.00, so I assume that means that we are currently being processed by them. I am hopeful for a quick turnaround as I have heard of a couple of people in the last couple of weeks getting 10 days or less turn around. I figure it will be at least after the 1st of the year though. We are also waiting on the home study which will slow tthe processing down a little. I hope we see that by the end of the week, but this is a busy time of the year, so I am not getting too stressed about things coming or not, since most people are less occupied with work. We have also compiled our dossier paperwork and we are sending that off to the Agency today. Woo hoo. We still need some passport photos and lifestyle photos. We also need to get Laura birth certificate that we ordered a few weeks ago. Anyway -- so much to do, so little time...

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Photos

I updated our photo page with more recent pictures of us.. Remember you have to sign up to see the pics, or log in. Thanks

Friday, December 02, 2005

Whew!

That was a loud sigh of relief that you heard around 2:30 PST time today. We had our final HS visit -- yep, you know which one I mean. The one where they come into your house after you just got done spending 3 days cleaning and 5 hours of super fast deep cleaning just before the SW comes into the house so you can say "Excuse the mess, we've just been so busy". Well our SW was just great, and she was very inintrusive. She simply focused on the list of "requirements" for the house - Fire Extinguishers, Smoke detector, No Firearms, No pools. Not to say that firearms and pools are forbidden, they just make for a more interesting visit. We talked for about an hour about follow-up stuff from the first interview and that was it. It was so much easier then I thought. And to think ... I spent the last 4 months stressing over an hour and half that was actually more like conversing with a new friend then anything else. Milestone completed -- next step on the way.