Thursday, February 7, 2008

The (Second to) Last Piece of the Puzzle

Today we received our updated I-171 with our country change! This was the very last piece of the dossier and we didn't expect to receive it for several more weeks. We were actually concerned that it might hold us up since the CIS is definitely not known for sending documents in a timely fashion. We were thrilled that we received our new 171 less than two weeks after sending in our change request. In addition to quick service, they let us know that they allow a one-time change of country for free. We completely expected to pay $340 to do this, so this was a wonderful bit of news. They also said we could go ahead and request an extension to our 171 at the same time (since it was due to expire in a couple of months) and they would take care of it all at the same time. Seriously, our local CIS office ROCKS!
Now the only thing we are waiting for is a referral. Sigh.

10 comments:

Maria said...

And it's coming SOON!!!!

Mom to 2 Angels said...

Congrats on the new I71. That's unheard of to have such a cooperative USCIS office, what a blessing!

Janine said...

icCongratulations!! That's big wonderful news!! Now you don't have to worry about that paper holding you up!! Yeah!!

Michael and Carrie said...

Great news! It sounds like CIS was easy to deal with! That's amazing! I hope you get a referral very soon!

Debbie B said...

Congratz on getting your dossier all done and everything changed.

I've missed a bit here. How long do they expect your wait for a referral to be?

Becky and Keith said...

Wow! Congrats on the updated I-171! Just think... no more paperchasing for while! Hopefully this wait will go quickly!

Christen & Frank said...

That's great news! One step closer!! :)

Dede said...

Congrats I hope you get your referral soon!

Carey and Norman said...

Wow, that is impressive on CIS's behalf. What a lucky family you are!

Looking forward to hearing news of a referral soon...any idea of how long the wait now?

Tasha said...

I'm in the process of changing countries. I was told to do a 824 (change of countries), it was $340. Is this not correct or do I need to change more documents? Ack! I'm confused. Please advise.