ONE step closer to our Zeke!!!
We were cabled to yesterday and received our NVC (National Visa Center) letter!
Noooow we wait for our Article 5 drop off. Our agency is overnighting all of our documents to Guangzhou to the U.S. Consulate–but it will not arrive in China until Monday morning. SO–we SHOULD have Article 5 drop off on Monday, April 8th and then pick up up Monday, April 22nd.
THEN our Article 5 and paperwork will be sent to Beijing to the CCCWA where we will wait for them to issue us TA (TRAVEL APPROVAL!). The TA is issued any where from 1 – 4 weeks (they have been averaging at about 2 weeks) to give TA. I’m guessing we will receive our TA around the week of May 6th.
Travel will be based around our Consulate appointment which are just on Mondays–so we’ll just have to see what date we get and the appointment takes place at the END of the 2 week trip so our departure will be round a week and a half before the appointment. We will get to meet Zeke on the 2nd or 3rd day in country so we’ll have him with us for the whole time before the Consulate appointment. Really–we could travel any time at the end of May or June! But we are STILL hoping and praying for MAY…his birthday month! HOPEFUL! His birthday is on May 10th–so we are just praying that we can travel in MAY. I think May 10th would be impossible…but we ARE supposed to pray and hope for impossible…right;)?! It would be a DREAM to meet him on his birthday. A momma can hope and dream…right?
Okay. So that’s where we are now. GETTING CLOSER EVERY DAY!!!!