Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Our Article 5 Has Left the Building!

Don't be fooled by the title of this post!  Today, our Article 5 was picked up and is headed up north to Beijing.  What this means is both China and USA have approved all our forms!  At this point, we are just waiting for our golden ticket otherwise known as our travel approval!  (Insert crazy big smile here)!  The big question is when will it arrive?  The most recent batch arrived for those lucky families about 2 weeks after their Art. 5's were picked up.  I am completely fine with 2 weeks.  Just to be on the conservative side I am guessing March 12.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Article 5 Drop off

Tonight when we are sleeping our in country agency coordinator will deliver our paperwork to the Consulate!  They will be there for the standard two weeks.  So excited yet very calm.  For now, the paperwork and forms are done with!  To pass the time we started buying all the stuff we need for the trip.  I have never seen such a large suitcase!

Friday, February 3, 2012


This week was the most productive week throughout this entire process!

1. Monday - Received 800 approval.
2. Wednesday - Received our GUZ number.  We were entered into the NVC system
3. Thursday - Received an email letting us know that we were cabled!
4. Friday - Received an email with our pdf letter!

Lots of little steps got done!  Next step is Article 5 drop off hoping that is early next week!  So all this means we could be in line for travel approval in about 2.5 weeks!