Check please!

Ahem, excuse me, MOI? Check please! We’re all done with you! 

!!!! We have officially exited MOI after 10.5 weeks! Thank you, Lord! (And the blessed staff in Haiti’s Ministry of Interior office!!) next up – a passport for Wesley!

Passports can take 2-8 weeks on average (love how every step has a wide open range of “averages” – only in Haiti!). Notmally, you have passport phase, a 2-week translation of your file, and then 6-10 weeks or so of USCIS. 

Our process will be slightly different – they are going to work on the translation now to cut out that extra mid-point wait, and as soon as the translation is done, they will submit us to USCIS even if we are still waiting for passport.

We are praying hard that God will expedite these last steps so he can come home! When we enter USCIS, they will send us an email confirming receipt of our file, then in approximately 6-8 weeks they will send us a date for our visa appointment (at least this is what we understand…) that visa appointment is what we get to plan our pickup trip around. The visa appointment is normally given about 2-3 weeks in advance from what we are seeing in other families’ processes – so at that point we should have a few weeks notice to wrap things up at home and book travel! 

So excited to be on the ACTUAL homestretch!! Passport phase is a big deal. The passport and visa is what allows him to leave the country of Haiti with us – so this is what the entire 4 year process has been leading up to πŸ™‚

Ready to make the final laps in this race! 



4 thoughts on “Check please!

  1. Amorie Parker says:

    Hi Laura,

    We emailed each other a few months back while still in IBESR phase. Anyway, congrats on moving to passports! While in Haiti last week, we learned our file is now in MOI. Praying for fast movement for both of us.

    • Hi! So glad to hear it – congrats!!! We are looking forward to getting on with a new normal for life with one extra πŸ˜‰ can’t wait! We will be praying for you and for the other families still in process – it will be really weird looking at it from the other side! Thanks for your note! Keep in touch!

  2. Julie Wylie says:

    Hi Laura! Congratulations!! That is so, so wonderful that you’re moving along with everything! πŸ™‚ I have followed your blog for about a year or so now…we are in the Haiti process also and just got our referral!! πŸ™‚ I think we also live near you (we are outside of Portland). …I was wondering if I could email and ask you a few questions about the travel part of our trip? (What to bring, etc.) If you don’t have time, no problem! But if you are able to, we would appreciate it a lot! πŸ™‚ Thank you and congratulations again!!

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