We sent our incomplete Dossier (still waiting on the 171-H) on Thursday via USPS Express Mail and got the message below on Friday! CCAI will review the incomplete dossier's, time permitting to check for any errors. This will speed up the process once we mail our 171-H! We are praying for no errors and a speedy delivery for our 171-H. We have waited 4 weeks so far and people are saying Chicago takes about 10 weeks to process. Keep on praying everyone!
Troy & Amy,
Congratulations! Your dossier has arrived at our office!
Your dossier will now go through the following steps:
Check-in: Your dossier package is checked to ensure all necessary dossier items are present. If your package is missing any item(s), we will notify you without delay. If all dossier items are present, we will begin the review of your dossier! Please do not be alarmed if your fees are not processed immediately; they are handed to the Accounting Department and are applied to your account on a different timeline than the rest of your dossier.
Critical Review and Translation: Your dossier will be here for 9-11 business days if it is complete and problem-free. During the critical review process, your dossier is looked through 3 full times for any mistakes or errors. This review includes a careful inspection of the document in terms of content and format, possible translation problems, and dates. A thorough check of the notarization, certification, and authentication pages are also made at this time just to make sure all is in perfect order. We will notify you by phone or email once this step is complete.
**PLEASE NOTE: Precedence for review is given to complete dossiers so that we can send them to China as soon as possible. Incomplete dossiers may be reviewed within this timeframe, however it cannot be guaranteed. The 9-11 business day timeline for critical review and translation begins once your dossier is complete.
When the critical review is finished, a summary translation of your dossier is completed, making sure the most important information is easy to locate when your dossier is received by the China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) in China. This also helps decrease the chance this important information is misinterpreted during the full translation of your dossier in China.
Binding: Your dossier is bound in a red folder, with your photos mounted, and your documents carefully lined up and ordered according to the CCAA’s preference.
Mailing: Lastly, your dossier will be carefully packaged and sent to China via international express mail!
Remember, we are as anxious as you are to get your dossier to China and will keep you posted every step of the way!
We’ll be in touch soon,