Woohoo! I just got the piece of mail we've been waiting for. The Department of Homeland Security has approved our petition for Ana's immigrant visa. There was no reason to think they wouldn't, but you never know what might be considered a threat to national security nowadays.
The visa petition you filed has been approved. The beneficiary for whom you filed has been given the appropriate classification. Note the approval gives no assurance that the beneficiary will automatically be found eligible for visa issuance, admission to the United States or adjustment of lawful permanent resident status. Whether the beneficiary gets a visa is decided only when the application is made to a consular officer; whether the beneficiary is admitted or adjusts status in the United States is decided only when an application is made to an immigration officer.
1. [x] YOUR PETITION TO CLASSIFY THE BENEFICIARY AS AN IMMEDIATE RELATIVE OF A UNITED STATES CITIZEN HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO THE UNITED STATES CONSULATE IN MADRID, SPAIN. THIS COMPLETES ALL ACTION BY THIS SERVICE ON THE PETITION. THE UNITED STATES CONSULATE, WHICH IS PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WILL CONTACT THE BENEFICIARY AND GIVE INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT GETTING A VISA. QUESTIONS ABOUT GETTING A VISA SHOULD BE MADE TO THE UNITED STATES CONSUL.
WOohoo. Okay, so now we wait for the package of forms and fill all *those* in and submit them, Ana has to get a medical exam and then there's the interview. Since Ana's a university educated white chick from Western Europe who's the mother of an American Citizen, I doubt they'll find much to red flag. You never know, however...
Waiting for the package now... *tap* *tap* *tap*... it's getting cold! Let's go!