Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Taking Effect of U.S.-Russian Adoption Agreement on 11/01/2012 and USCIS Scheduling of Stakeholder Teleconference 10/18/2012

  • The USCIS has announced that USCIS and the Department of State (State) would invite interested parties to participate in a stakeholder engagement concerning the U.S.-Russian Adoption Agreement, which will enter into force on Thursday, November 1, 2012. The engagement will take place on Thursday, October 18, 2012, from 1:00- 2:00 pm (Eastern). USCIS and State subject matter experts will provide information regarding:

    " The provisions of the Agreement;
    " How the Agreement will affect processing going forward;
    " Which provisions of the Agreement will take effect immediately and which will take effect later; and
    " The transition plan for cases already in progress as of entry into force.

    We are pleased that the Agreement will soon enter into force and believe that its provisions will improve the process of inter country adoptions between the United States and Russia. Adoption processing will continue uninterrupted as we make the transition, so we encourage your participation in this informational teleconference to explain how implementation of the Agreement will unfold.
  • Read also FAQ on this Agreement.
  • Full Text of Agreement

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