Tuesday, April 06, 2010

What happens after EP approval...

Steps that need to occur before our baby is ready to travel. All of these steps are estimated to take about one month. We are hoping to travel in early May!

Travel Certificate- Holt Korea will apply to the Ministry of Foreign affairs for the travel certificate after the EP has been approved. This typically takes about a week to gain the approval.

Visa Physical Exam- This is done by an outside Doctor and has to be done after the EP and travel certificate have been issued.

P3-The packet that Holt-Korea submits into the Embassy for the one way travel visa. This packet contains; I600, I864, birth/marriage/divorce certificates of adoptive parents, 1040, W2, legal document of child, vaccination certificate, visa physical examination, medical acceptance letter (if needed), photo of child and IR4. This takes 5-8 business days to be approved.

VI- Visa Interview-The foster families now have to physically take the children down to the Embassy for a visa interview. This happens after the paperwork has been submitted into the Embassy.

Final steps to prepare for travel- a pre-flight report is given to all families and contains important information such as eating, sleeping and other things to help with the transition.

1 comment:

Adam & Brook said...

Things are going to be a whirlwind of excitement really soon! Congratulations!!