Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I-171H renewal

Our I-171H is due to expire in January so we are in the process to renew it. The I-171H is basically a document issued from Homeland Security allowing us to bring an overseas orphan into the US. If we were not in the waiting child program we would probably just let it expire and wait to renew it until our referral was closer. Because we are in the waiting child program and we do not know when we will receive our referral (hopefully within 2008) letting it expire could delay our travel. We DO NOT want that to happen after already waiting so long! The USCIS allows for one free renewal which will save us around $700 but we will also need to be re-fingerprinted and have our homestudy updated which will not be free. It can be a frustrating process but in the end I know it will all be worth it!

1 comment:

Angie said...

Mine expires in February and I am in the process of trying to decide whether to renew now or not. It is all so frustrating. Is is a huge ordeal like the first time or a little easier?
Good luck! :)