Friday, September 14, 2007

Finally, it's here...

our new I-171H!!! We applied for this and got re-fingerprinted back at the end of March and just received this on Thursday due to a homestudy update mix-up.

I'm just so happy to actually have my new form with updated expiration dates! Our fingerprints now expire in June 2008 and the I-171H expires in March 2009.

This means we will have to redo our fingerprints one more time, unless there's a sudden speed up on referrals. We shouldn't have to reapply for our I-171H again unless there's even more of a slow down than there already is. Please, let's all hope not!!

I'm posting this photo just for the sheer cuteness value. It's Ruby, my friend Christine's adorable jack russell. She went swimming with us all on Labor Day. She must have jumped in for the ball at least 50 times that day. She was shivering as the sun started to set, so Joe scooped her up and warmed her up with the towel.

12 comments:

Lisa and Tate said...

Isn't that a great feeling to have this I171H redo DONE!!

How cute is the cabana Joe taking care of the sweet fur pup!!!

Lisa

wellworththewait said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! CELEBRATE!!!!
Now we need to redo ours.

Mark, Ann and Lily

OziMum said...

Oooo look at that little face!

Glad your paperwork has all come through!

Don and Be said...

Just mailed off the application with updated homestudy today (after my fiasco with USCIS several weeks back) - can't wait to do the fingerprint thing again for the 3rd time!

Lynn~Somewhere In The Sun said...

So glad you've got it back and can breathe a sigh of relief!! Congrats!

Shelley said...

What a sweet little dog!

And yay you guys!!! One more milestone down. And one step closer to baby Lauren. :)

Alyson & Ford said...

It's a "re-do" pain but oh what a relief when the new paperwork comes back...

Peace
fm

Lili & Robin said...

hi donna - Very cool that you FINALLY got that over and done with it!! Sounds like you will NOT Have to redo the I-171h again! Maybe the delay in the renewal was a blessing in disguise....it added some padding to your expiration date, so if it comes down to the wire, one less thing to worry about? (Hopefully, the referral won't take that long, though!!) We are re-doing fingerprints in two weeks. -Lili

Salome's Mom said...

Congratulations on having this done and out of the way. That picture made me stop in my tracks. What a cutie pie!!!!

Yoli

Emily said...

Hey Donna,
Congrats on the new I171, we FINALLY got ours Friday. We reapplied back in May and just now got it due to a Homestudy mess up too. Our prints expire March 25, 2008 so unless all the stars align we are likely to also need new prints prior to China. One more stumbling block, but we will get there. Watch you mail a surprise coming your way.
Emily in TN

amy said...

sweet puppy and no, there shall be no more slow downs!!

i-Con said...

Hooray - now on to the referrals please :0)

Yep, the picture does hit high points on the cuteness richter scale.