Wednesday, June 20, 2012


My I800 Provisional Approval arrived today!!!  Well, actually a copy of it was emailed to my agency and they told me!  I'm still waiting on the hard copy to come in the mail!!  So, what happens next is that  the approval is sent to the National Visa Center in New Hampshire, where my case will be entered electronically and cabled to the US Embassy in Delhi.  Once Delhi has received my file they will email me a request for the DS-230 and Visa photo of sweet Miss M.!!  I already filled out this info and sent it to my agency.  They will fill out the rest of the packet for me and submit it to the Embassy.

The Embassy will process my application and then issue the Article 5 letter (this is what gets sent to C*RA so they can issue the NOC!!).  Currently, the Embassy's processing time of the A5 letter is 3-4 business days once they have my complete file!!!  I'm so THRILLED!!

The hard part will be the time from when the Embassy issues the A5 letter and when C*RA issues the NOC.  I am hoping and praying that they will follow the new guidelines... which would mean a turn around time of 15 days from receipt of the A5 letter.  I am praying for a miracle!!

The best part?  I can NOW start working on my photo book for Sweet Miss M.!!!!  I am SO EXCITED!!!

Please pray that the NOC would be issued expeditiously!!!


  1. Yay! Yay! Yay! That is wonderful news, Kristen! I'm so excited for you!!

  2. OH MY so so so so exciting. Yay!!!!!!! Congratulations....... :) Love love love love love this....

  3. Hooray! I am soooo happy for you!!!

  4. Great! One more step. Congratulations I am happy for you

  5. Congratulations! That is great news. Do you know what has the time frame been lately, for the issuing of NOC after the A5 has been sent to them? How do I PM you?

    1. Hi!! You can email me at I look forward to talking with you!!

  6. Moving right along in the right direction!