Our fingerprint clearance expires at the end of June, so I just mailed off a request for us to be re-fingerprinted.
At least this time it should be free, which saves us $160. When we got re-printed the second time around and renewed our I-171H, it was right before they started giving one freebie renewal.
I still can't figure out why they need to re-print us instead of just running the prints we already have on file. I understand why the clearance expires...I guess they need to be sure we haven't turned into homicidal maniacs over the past 18 months. Actually, this wait can flip a person out a bit. ;)
Our homestudy expires in early November, so we'll need to get started on renewing that. Unfortunately, this is NOT free. Our homestudy agency (different from our adoption agency) really makes out on these renewals...they charge $600!! Can you believe that? Had we known that there might be paperwork to renew during this process, we would have shopped around for this service.
Our I-171H expires on March 10, 2009, and it needs to be in effect during travel and until we get back home with Lauren. Once it gets a little bit closer, we'll decide if we need to renew this or now. I'm curious what my waiting bloggy friends are doing about this. Does anyone else have a Feb LID with an I-171H expiring in March?