I will probably add other commonly used adoption acronyms (i.e. SN, NSN, WCP, DS, DD, etc.) in a separate table at a later time.
**Please check with your agency for details and changes (table created in March 2014).**
|ACRONYM||STANDS FOR||WHAT IT MEANS (BASIC)||LEVEL OF CELEBRATION|
|Dossier To China||Your agency has sent your dossier to China, or, the CCCWA, where it will be translated into Chinese and logged into the system.|
|Out Of Translation||Your dossier is out of translation.|
|Log-In-Date||The date your dossier is officially received by the CCCWA. |
|Letter Of Intent||Your agency submits this letter to China after you have accepted a referral.|
|Pre-Approval||Pre-approval from China (effective June 2013, PA is not required for LID-already families).|
|Letter Of Acceptance, or, Letter Seeking Confirmation (LSC)||Official approval from China (effective June 2013, your agency will receive an electronic “soft LOA” prior to the hard copy of LOA).|
|National Visa Center||NVC sends you an email with a PDF indicating your file has been forwarded, or, “cabled” to the US Consulate in Guangzhou (printed copy arrives later).|
|Article 5 |
(drop-off and pick-up)
|Your immigration information and child’s visa application |
are dropped off at the US Consulate in Guangzhou, and then picked up 2 weeks later.
|Travel Approval||Your agency has received TA from CCCWA, which means you are one step closer from traveling to China. Start packing!|
|Consulate Appointment||Your agency will request a CA with the US Consulate in Guangzhou in order for you to obtain your child’s US visa when you are in China.|