- We file our I800 application with USCIS. It usually takes 2 weeks for approval (we got approval yesterday, in 13 days!)
- We get our visa approval from the NVC in China. This takes 5-7 days.
- Our agency "drops off" article 5 at the CCAA. It takes two weeks to be processed and then we have article 5 pick up.
- We await travel approval (TA) from the Chinese government and schedule our consulate appointment (CA) for when we are in China. This usually takes 2-3 weeks.
Here's a helpful diagram that documents the entire China adoption process. Please note that this is only applicable to China, other countries have different steps and timelines. We are on step 10 right now, should be on step 11 in less than a week!