We went up to the KC branch of USCIS yesterday to get our fingerprints done. We were in and out of there in about an hour, which was a pleasant surprise. From what I'm hearing from a few other PAP's who've used the KC office, it takes about 7-8 weeks to get the 171H after fingerprints are done. That's not too bad. I've heard some families wait twice that long or even longer in other cities, so I won't complain. While we're waiting for that we'll send our dossier documents to the Sec. of State's office for seals of verification, then on to our agency. They send it off for authentication and then I think translating all of it into Vietnamese is next. I'm not sure if the translation is done before sending it to Vietnam, or once it arrives in Vietnam. Anyway- we're hoping, if all goes well, our dossier will be ready for Vietnam within a couple months... I'm hoping by mid to late September.
While in KC, we visited Darrell's mom, who fell and broke her hip and elbow on July 4th. She had surgery on her hip and will be in the hospital for at least a few more days. We're praying for a quick recovery. She's a real strong, go-getter type, so hopefully she'll be back up and running soon!