Thursday, March 29, 2018

I-600 Approval !!

During yesterday's lunch break, to our great delight, an email  informed us that Fritzlin's I600 visa application had been approved!!!

 A second email included the next steps...how to fill out needed forms; set up the medical appointment; and what is needed for the Embassy interview.

We celebrated with our traditional cheesecake.



Next week staff members, Fritzlin, and we will travel early Monday for the medical appointment in Port-au-Prince; go to the Embassy for the final interview on Tuesday morning; and Wed. will return to the medical clinic to have his TB skin test read.

After the interview...there may be additional information needed to be researched or resolved before the visa can be issued or they may only need the final medical report. Once all information is in place there will be a short 2-5 business day wait while the final paperwork is prepared.

Then Fritzlin would be able to travel with our family to the USA and he will become an American citizen when he enters the USA. We plan to travel in early May to join other Global Partners missionaries in Florida for our area retreat.

This morning we awoke to no internet. Very thankful that we were able to get it working again so that we could work on the needed forms and paperwork for Fritz's visa.
Picture from before we met. 
Prayers:

  • Good travels for all involved
  • Political stability and no protests to interfere with any of the travel or appointments
  • Good medical report
  • No additional information needed for the visa
    • or rapidly getting any information needed for the visa
  • Getting travel set up for the area retreat and summer plans

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

News on Kris' fingerprints

You may remember that we started asking prayer for fingerprint renewal for F's visa back last spring in May because they were set to expire on June 29th.

We heard that Cory's fingerprints were refreshed a few months later. But they could not find mine due to my name being hyphenated.

So every month or so we've emailed our social worker...and then she would send off an email to the Embassy adoption folks asking about my prints.

Well today we received an email from the adoption unit that the reivew of F's adoption chart is done but as my fingerprints are outdated I am required to travel to the Embassy on Friday morning to be fingerprinted.

The email said ' as you know, we previously tried to refresh your fingerprints and the process failed'...well we did not know but now we do.


So we plan to head down the mountain starting around 4 a.m. on Friday morning so that I can be in the line early close to 7am. Then we will do a bit of house build shopping or if it would happen to work out, to go to an office to get an appointment for our held-up residental visa renewal for Haiti.

Thank you for the prayers. There have been some protests recently in Port so we hope that by going early we can avoid problems and major traffic issues.

They also asked for a copy of F's passport for the file.

This is being enquired about by the staff.

Thanks for the prayers. Every step we get a bit closer.