I turned in my home study when I had training class – back on March 8th. It really hasn’t been that long since I dropped it off, but it feels like months have gone by. Yesterday I started wondering when the home study visit was going to be scheduled. My case worker said she is going out on March 25th for knee surgery and well, we are approaching that date. I worried that she would schedule the day – a day or two before – which leaves me no time to coordinate with my mom and my friend. Then I’d feel bad because they would have to rearrange their plans in order to make mine. If it’s possible.
I reviewed my dossier paperwork and I’m not doing too bad. The items I can do that I still need to do are:
- local police clearances
- two references (again and already asked those friends)
- letter from HR verifying that I have health insurance (sent email today)
- letter to Ethiopia government (working on)
- copy of passport and social security card (need to get and looking for)
- email six passport photos to my placement agency case worker (not sure why I need six).
Tasks completed: 14 out of 28
So overall I’m not doing too bad considering once the home study is complete, then I can apply to USCIS (immigration) which takes up to two months. So it looks like I”ll be waiting for them and not the other way around.
I emailed my home study agency case worker this morning and asked her, out of curiosity, about when she thinks the home study visit will take place. She emailed back asking if this Sunday would work, from 9-11 am. Yikes! I wanted it but now that’s it scheduled it makes me nervous. What takes place during this home study visit? What will she ask me? What will she talk to my mom and in-person reference about? I’m sure I’m worrying for nothing, but I always worry about the unknowns. I don’t think that abnormal though. All she told me was that while she is talking with my mom and friend, I’ll be reading through my home study write-up.