I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition
March 20, 2011
Tomorrow is a big step in the process. We are sending off our I-600A form to the Department of Homeland Security. We have no idea how long this will actually take to be approved. After they receive the form and supporting document, they will at some point send us appointments to be fingerprinted. We’re not sure where we’ll have to go for the fingerprinting. It could take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. After the fingerprinting, they will be sent back to DHS and we’ll wait for an approval letter. We have just a couple of odds and ends to finish up for the dossier and it can be submitted as soon as we have that paper.
We’ve got our fingers crossed for a loan that we’ve applied for. We’d appreciate your prayers for an approval. If approved, we should be able to cover the fees needed to submit the dossier. Once that is done, we’ll just be waiting on a referral.
So far the process seemed very overwhelming at first, but we’ve been able to plod our way through it with not that much difficulty. GOD has definitely blessed us so far and we’re excited to see the rest of the process unfold. Thank you to all of you who have been praying for us during this process. Also, your words of encouragement have been, for lack of a better word, encouraging.