China Program
January 25, 2008

Important Renewal Information
As of August 1, 2007, USCIS changed its policy concerning the renewal of the I-171H / 797C form and fingerprints, offering free extensions to families whose fingerprints and I-171H expired as of August 1, 2007. Families renewing these documents for their adoption are encouraged to contact their family coordinator, social worker, or local USCIS office for information on their state’s policies and procedures concerning these changes.
***It is important to note that certain renewal documents must be submitted to USCIS before a family’s I-171H/797C expires in order to be eligible for a free renewal. A Home Study Update is also required to renew the I-171H/797C. Family Coordinators can assist families in gauging the correct timing and the correct documents needed for each state’s renewal process.

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