Thursday, December 16, 2010
Article 5 Picked Up Today
So today our Article 5 was picked up from the US Consulate. It will be sent to the Chinese Government so they can issue us our Travel Approval (TA). The soonest we could receive TA is December 30th, average wait time is 2-4 weeks. Three weeks would be January 6th.
When will we travel????
Due to the Upcoming Chinese New Years, we know that if we don't leave prior to January 14th we will not travel until February 4th. So with that said, we now KNOW that we will either travel January 14th or February 4th.
In less than one month we will either be in China or we will be antsy waiting to leave on the 4th! Either way has benefits, January 14th means we get her home sooner, but also means scrabbling with perhaps only one week's notice to travel. February 4th means we have more time to organize and plan for our absence.
Regardless in less than two months Gracie will finally be home FOREVER!!