Friday, May 22, 2009

We have movement

I just received notice from USCIS that our reprint approval was mailed to us yesterday and will be sent to the National Visa Center today, which means they'll have it by Tuesday. Now, NVC just needs to add their stamp of approval and send it to Ethiopia. Technically, that gives NVC two weeks to get it to the Embassy (our appointment is on the 9th). Piece of cake, right?

Not exactly. My underground sources say NVC is not the most efficient piece of machinery. And we really need to know the approval is on its way before we get on a plane -- June 2 or 3. Why don't we just take our copy of the approval when we go? Because that ain't allowed -- it must come from NVC, I'm told.

So now we begin our next phase of begging and pleading and praying. Anyone care to wager a bet on whether it gets there? As for me, hopes high, expectations low. It's a good place to be.

8 comments:

Judy said...

Great News. We'll keep our fingers crossed that the next step goes quickly. Enjoy your weekend.
Love
Nana

Holly said...

It'll work, don't worry. I believe ours was cabled almost immediately upon approval. This is one thing that is so very easy to do that they rarely screw it up! Yay for getting the USCIS green light so quickly. :)

Cory and Margaret said...

UG! PRAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Evelyn said...

I'm wishing and praying it there on time! Wow, seems like the adoption journey is one of everything down to the wire! Phew!

Jeremy and Allison said...

If NVC doesn't get it there, have your agency request that it be recabled. That usually does the trick.

Demarie said...

If for some reason it doesn't work soon, get your Congress person involved! ;-) Praying for you!!!

Eastiopians said...

I say heck yeah it will make it in time!

Lori said...

YAY Lori!! Just stay persistent with the NVC. I had the best luck with e-mailing them and found that calling them was a big fat waste of money. Rest assured that your prints will get to the NVC-the challenge is finding the one person who knows what they're doing and can find them---LOL!