September 16, 2010

Alert: Update Concerning Embassy Kathmandu's Scheduling of I-604 Investigations

The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu will first investigate cases of prospective adoptive parents who have received travel authorization from the Government of Nepal. Please send a scanned copy of your travel authorization letter to the Embassy by email to as soon as it is received. Prospective adoptive parents may still file their Form I-600 petition with the Embassy through their local agency representative, although cases with travel authorization letters are considered complete and ready for investigation and in most cases will be investigated first. If there are issues that can be resolved in one investigative visit that relate to cases that are received but do not include travel authorization letters (for example if the investigators are visiting an orphanage or police station that is part of the investigation for multiple cases), the investigators will resolve these issues for as many received cases as possible, regardless of whether the cases include the travel authorization letter.

Please continue to monitor for updated information on adoptions in Nepal.