India Notice: Update on CARA’s Temporary Suspension of Acceptance of New Dossiers

Department of State India Adoption Notice, October 5, 2011:

CARA has informed the Department of State that they will not accept new adoption applications until December 31, 2011.

CARA is giving priority to processing applications started before the release of the new guidelines before accepting new applications. We will update the notice promptly once CARA notifies us when they are ready to receive new applications.

CARA’s latest announcement reiterated that all dossiers must be forwarded to CARA under the new guidelines. CARA will no longer accept any dossier through a RIPA.

If you have any questions about the details of the guidelines or suspension, please do not hesitate to contact the Bureau of Consular Affairs by phone at 1-888-407-4747 or e-mail at

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