and the clock is tickin'.
I've submitted to leave the U.S. on March 14th - with a consulate appointment about 10 days later.
I got the approval the DAY Chinese New Year closed the country down. LOL.
My agency called me about 4:30 that afternoon.
SO - I will not know if the March 14th departure date will work until the PRC opens again for business.
I should know 100% next week.