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Friday, October 12, 2007

I171h refile..

Just wanted to let you all know that we were able get the extension on our I171h for FREE!! There have been inconsistencies with immigration offices all over. The discrepancy was centered around whether or not families rec'd their original I171h on the lower fee. Some offices were saying that if you paid the old fee then you weren't able to get the free extension; that the free extension was only if you paid the new higher fee. Our agency told us that with the cover letter we had to request the "one time, free extension of our I171H" So that's what we did. We had to fill out a new application, send in all the copies of everything of past, but we did NOT include any money and hoped that our office would allow it. And today we rec'd our new I171h FREE!!! Yay!! Finally something worked out for us. Just wanted to let everyone know because I know that there are many families in the same situation as we are. Have a great weekend!

Oh, but immigration took away one child. We had approval for two children, just in case, even though our homestudy was only for one child. Our agency even told me before that immigration usually doesn't allow a difference. So we again asked for approval for 2 children, but they only gave us approval for one. Oh well

9 comments:

Tisra said...

I'd guess it's just the boost in morale you need for all you've been through. :-) Those behind you probably hope they luck out, too. I know I do.

Tisra
waiting for referral since 04/2007, FFC
http://lifetrain.blogspot.com

redmaryjanes said...

I'm glad that they are honoring the renewal for free. But I'm so sorry that they took away approval for a second child. That makes no real sense to me. What's the harm in allowing you to bring two babies home so you don't have to go through all of this again?

Doris & Dan said...

Good stuff!! A positive thing.

Keep smilin!

marina said...

That's great! Good things are going to start happening!

Andy & Rebecca said...

Hooray!! This is great news on the 171-H Ann!!! You have such a positive and buoyant spirit, I just know good news about your referral is right around the corner!!

Blessings,
Rebecca
untilwemeetintaiwan.blogspot.com

Annie said...

Yeah! I'm glad something went smoothly, quickly and right!

Annie said...

Yeah! I'm glad something went smoothly, quickly and right!

Melissa said...

Hey Ann,
I have really been thinking of you lately. Your patient progress inspires me...

Jeter Mama said...

why does Bloglines keep bringing me to your Sept 20th post....hmm????