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Article 5 and NOC


Hi all,

I am adopting a little girl from India and I have completed my dossier and DS-260.  How long did you have to wait for your article 5 and then your NOC?  I am just wondering what different people have experienced.  I know I have been lucky on receiving a referral so quickly.  Thank you for your answers!

Karina

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We adopted a few years ago from India and this really varied state-to-state. We adopted from Punjab and found that consistently calling to check in really helped make sure the process moved along and didn’t get set in a pile. Because the state government agency issues these, it seems like it took longer than the things that happened at the national level (via embassy and through Delhi/CARA). I know that’s not the best answer, but hopefully you can track which agency is responsible and figure out a contact to call and check in, even if it’s from here in the US. They will typically try to help you.
Best wishes on bringing your little girl home!!
~Aimee

Posted by AimeeS on Feb 04, 2018 at 4:07am

Hi Karina,

The time to process every single document depends on the experience of the orphanage with international adoption and CARA. Ours took a long time 4-5 months since it was the first time the orphanage was dealing with an international adoption case. They’re required to send certain docs to CARA to issue the NOC. When after a long time they did not, I emailed all the docs to CARA directly and we got the NOC with 3-4 days. We also got the article 5 in couple of days but I was in constant touch with the orphanage and CARA to get things done! I hope it answers your question. Good luck grin

Posted by Swati on Feb 07, 2018 at 9:18pm

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