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Hague Process for China

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Hague Process for Adoptions from China after Letter of Intent (LOI) or Logged in Date (LID) - the later of the two dates


***Please stay in close contact with your agency during this time. They will be able to answer any questions you may have in regards to how they will assist you with this phase of your adoption journey.

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 Terms and Notes:

  • NBC-National Benefits Center
  • NVC-National Visa Center
  • I800-seeks approval to adopted a specific child
  • *Some agencies will send your I800, LOA and all supporting documents to the National Benefits Center (NBC).    Some agencies will send you all documents needed to file your I800 and you will have to send it to the NBC.

  • I864W- Intending Immigrant's Affidavit of Support Exemption
  • *DS230 -This is your child’s visa application. It doesn’t “have” to be sent with your LOA but don’t wait too long b/c it needs to go with your documents to GZ after your Provisional Approval arrives.
  • In general agencies will send all your (LOA) paperwork and DS230 to the GZ consulate after your receive I800 Provisional Approval. Check with your agency for specific details as to how they assist you with your paperwork between LOA and TA.
  • Timeframe-In general it is taking 2 to 3 months between LOA and TA; roughly 3 weeks from LOA to Provisional Approval, 1 week from Provisional Approval to NVC letter, 3 to 4 weeks from NVC letter to Article 5, and 2 to 3 weeks for Travel Approval

Paperwork on the US side:

  • The NBC will send your approval/file to the NVC
  • The NVC cables your file to the Consulate in GZ

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