Friday, September 10, 2010

DOS: Adoption Alert Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Adoption Alert

Bureau of Consular Affairs
Office of Children’s Issues

September 9, 2010

A new Kazakh passport requirement has created a processing delay for all passports of about three months. This delay directly affects inter-country adoptions since adoptive children must acquire a passport before they can travel to the United States. Although applicants could previously pay a fee to expedite processing, this service is no longer available. Adoptive parents should anticipate this delay and discuss appropriate arrangements with their adoption service providers.

Ethics, Transparency, Support
~ What All Adoptions Deserve.

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