Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Just received the news that we have our US consulate appointment locked in for September 10. Our whole trip hinges on this date, so knowing this date is set means that we can indeed fly out on August 30! September 10 will be the date her paperwork is filed at the US Consulate in Guangzhou, but the actual oath-taking ceremony at the US Consulate will be on Sept. 11.
We have our US to China air travel plans and are just waiting on our inter-country flights and hotels. Here is our tentative schedule:
Aug. 30 -- Depart US
Aug. 31 -- Arrive Beijing
Sept. 1 -- Beijing Tour of Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
Sept. 2 -- Fly to Nanjing
Sept. 2/3/4 -- Meet Yan!!! (waiting on exact date confirmation)
Sept. 3 to 6 -- Paperwork in Nanjing, Visit orphanage, Tour City & Shop
Sept. 7 -- Fly from Nanjing to Guangzhou
Sept. 8/9 -- Yan's doctor's appointment, Visa photos
Sept. 10 -- US Consulate appointment to apply for Yan's US Entry Visa
Sept. 11 -- US Consulate Oath, pick-up Yan's US Visa
Sept. 12 -- Fly home as a Family of 3!
Posted by Kevin, Debbi and Sarah at 8:51 AM