19 July 2007

guess work

Because I know you're enthralled by my unrelenting paperwork struggles...

DHS (USCIS) confirms that I do not need a new hs for them unless I'm not finished by 5 March 2008. Please, oh please, let me be finished by then.

V says to ask the US facilitators what exactly to do for the update. "Let the professionals do this. They know."

Said "professionals" won't tell me what to do for the update. They say they have never been in this exact position before. They say they won't know what I need until they have accreditation and the committee is accepting dossiers. [Note: I am unclear as to whether they mean the committee isn't answering questions until they have accreditation (which is not true) or whether they mean we will submit either my expired hs or something unspecified and wait to be told what to change (which is ridiculous).]

SO, sw #2 and I are going to guess. We're guessing that a thorough update but not a homevisit is in order. Seems like a good guess to me...

She's on vacation for the next week and a half, nach. Hopefully by the time she returns, rested, refreshed and ready to write, my FBI and child abuse clearances will be here. That's all we need. So that she can write it. And get it notarized. And send it to me. And I can get it apostilled. In the US. And then it can get back to me in Russia.

March 2008 is looming larger...

5 comments:

Carrie said...

I'm exhuasted just reading about your paperwork woes. Exasperated more like it.

And yes, that was the new camera.

Rachael said...

Just stopping by to let you know how truly enthralling I think paperwork is. Keep plugging away. :)

Lea said...

I hope the new paperwork goes quickly and that it fits the requirements exactly....and that you are finished way before March 2008.

Esther said...

hang in there. I'm thinking of you....
Hugs, Esther

chou-chou said...

holy crapola. that is ridiculously stressful. I'm sure you'll get it done before March 2008, though.