Hello, You are allowed to visit any location in Michigan, just be aware that which ever location you begin the process you will have to finish at that location or start over new at another location if you choose but each office is ran seperately so they will not transfer any forms (mail or fax.) I attended an orientation session 5/28/09 the next step used to be taking a "tabe test" but now I think they've eliminated that step until your actually approved. The next step for me is eligibility (submitting Birth certificates, pay stubbs, ect...) Which the soonest appointment was 7/15/09. I would call before going, just for the fact that most locations may only do orientation on certain days and times or the week. (you are not alone, there may be at least 20 other people in attendance) I live in Oakland County, I had to go and sign in early that morning just to get admittance to the orientation session and return later that day. Now the part that still puzzles me is I thought this was money from the state? the lady that did my orientation stated that it's instead Federal money. She told me that if I wanted a sooner appointment or got denied at one location I was free to "shop around" I dont understand that if this is Federal money how can one location deny someone and then that same person complete the process at another location with the same documents and get approved? Are the offices not on the same page? Do they have a different selection process? Good Luck to all those who are applying! If you're thinking about it hurry because more and more people are getting laid off each day and you will be at the end of the line.