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China Dossier Surcharge:
During this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic, processing dossiers for Chinese adoptions have become increasingly onerous. To deal with our added costs we are instituting a temporary surcharge on Chinese dossiers until such time as normal processing resumes.
Beginning Monday, August l0th, 2020, a $40.00 surcharge will be charged on a per-family basis:
Embassy only processing will move from $55.00 to $95.00
1 Document processing through State Dept & Embassy will move from $70.00 to $110.00
2-15 Documents processing through State Dept & Embassy will move from $110.00 to $150.00
Flat Rate Adoption Authentication Fees:
|1 document per family, per day||$ 70.00|
|2- 15 documents per family, per day||$ 110.00|
|30 documents per family, per day||$ 160.00|
|Delivery Service to D.C. Embassies (Round trip charge per Family)||$ 55.00|
|Cash Layout||Cost + 10% surcharge|
|$50.00 in jurisdiction|
|$90.00 out of Jurisdiction plus shipping|
|Rush Adoption Visa|
|$85.00 in jurisdiction|
|$165.00 out of Jurisdiction plus shipping (where available)|
|(For payments to U.S. State Department and/or Embassies that are not included with documents in original request)|
|Xerox Copies||$ 1.00 per page|
|Next Day Rush Service (When Available)||Additional $ 30.00|
|Same Day Rush Service (When Available)||Additional $ 50.00|
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Embassy Delivery
2 documents $55 and $10.00 for each additional document (Maximum 15 documents per family per day)
|D.C. Treasurer fee||$ 15.00 per document|
US Department of State only – $50.00 for the first 2 documents and $10.00 for each additional document.
NOTE: If documents are rejected by the US Department of State or the embassy, once corrected, they will again be charged Caring Hands service fee for re-submission.
Shipping processing for any State in the U.S.:
|States only requiring Secretary of State
Up to 3 states – (No limit of documents)
|Each additional state||$ 50.00|
|States requiring both the Clerk of the Court and Secretary of State|
|(No limit of documents)||$ 45.00 each office|
|Clerk of the Court (fee varies)||Call for fee|
|Secretary of State (fee varies)||Call for fee|
NOTE: Caring Hands will drop off your authenticated document(s) to a courier of your choice (i.e., FedEx, UPS, DHL, or USPS) for overnight delivery to you at no charge. However, payment of overnight charges is your responsibility. Please include a prepaid return envelope with your documents.
NOTE: Caring Hands also offers reasonable courier rates for pickup and delivery of adoption documents for customers located in selected Washington, D.C., area locations. Please call (202) 554-2277 for more information.