Hello, I need some info on the N600K process. Here is the background: My brother-in-law is an Italian living in Italy. He and my sister adopted 2 kids (at 18 mos and 6 mos.) who are currently 15 and 16 years old. My sister passed away last year and wanted the kids to have U.S. citizenship, tho they will continue to reside with their dad in Italy. We seemed to get conflicting information about what process to use and it seemed the N600K was the way to go. We plan to use the grandmother as the "sponsor", using her 86 years of U.S. residency to fulfill requirements. My bro-in-law completed the N600K sections related to the kids, we have all the necessary papers we think and have had everything translated notarized etc. We will be applying to the Denver office if that makes a difference. So the huge problem is timing. We have not turned in N600K yet, I just received the papers from them and am still missing the photos. I expect to turn them it in in a week. Meanwhile they want to come in late August to mid Sept. Is there any way the N600K will be processed in that time so that they will get to the interview stage? Also if it turns out that they just have to go home and come back next year, will the applications be kept, can we continue where we left off? And more importantly will they lose their $420.00 each that we will have sent in with the app.? Should we be using some other process? Thanks in advance for your help!