Monday, December 7, 2009


Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Honestly, there isn't much going on. I submitted my application to the USCIS the week of Thanksgiving. I received receipt today that they have the application and it is being processed. We should get our fingerprinting appointment in Charlotte soon. They assign us an appointment - don't you know it will be on the busiest day of December? I am fully expecting that. LOL. As long as it is not next Monday, we will make it work. If I believed in "knocking on wood", I would do it right now.

Once we get approval from USCIS, we get our documents authenticated by the Secretary of State and the Chinese Consulate, then we can mail our documents to China. I am hoping we can do that by January sometime.

So, that is where we are. I was relieved to get that receipt in the mail today. The night I mailed my application, I was looking at my paperwork and I realized I had made a mistake. On the check, I didn't write in the numerical part. I wrote out the amount in words, just not the numbers in the little box. I was so worried that they would reject it, delaying the process. Well, the check cleared and the receipt came, so apparently, there was no problem.

Come on fingerprints appointment!! I think since we have to drive to Charlotte and the whole family will go, we may just have to eat P.F. Changs, or at the very least Pei Wei. And if I can convince Brad, we may just hit up Ikea.

Woo Hoo!


Tara Anderson said...

I'm all for a good trip to Charlotte! When we lived in Orangeburg, SC that was such a treat for me! Things are at a standstill over here as well...hoping for our homestudy to be completed by the end of the month. And the highlight of it all--we got a nifty little postcard from the state of California letting us know it was going to take them 18 WEEKS to process our request for Andrew's birth certificate. UGH!

Kathy said...

Congratulations ! We were fingerprinted in Atlanta and it was a pretty different experience ! They didn't let us bring a purse or anything with us and it was a long wait. But, it felt so good to have those fingerprints done !!!!

Blondie said...

Well, the bank will tell you that all they care about is the written out part, not the number part. I learned that the hard way when my mom wrote a check o Disney with one amount numerically and $100 less written out. I had to scramble to pay the last $100 on the deadline!