We took a trip out to our local USCIS Applicant Support Center yesterday for our fingerprinting for our I-600A (orphan visa). Our appointment date wasn’t until the end of the month but we’d heard of several people having success walking in early, so we decided to try it. It was a bit of a risk since the Center is over an hour away, but we were willing to wait and optimistic that they’d take us.

The whole experience was so incredibly smooth that I’m still in awe of it. They immediately agreed to do our prints, gave us a number (which was called almost immediately), and then we headed upstairs and had the prints done. We were in and out in about 20 minutes. Amazing! So far our experience with USCIS has been great all the way around. I will call our officer on Monday and let her know that our prints have been done and ask her to begin processing our application. I’m praying for a quick approval so we can send everything off to Eastern Europe!

In the meantime, I have to finish up a couple of forms for our dossier and meet up with our notary. I’ll try to get that done next week. This is all starting to feel very very close. I can’t believe we’re actually to this point!