When you order Apple Care for a new mac you get a physical shipment of the AppleCare documents. These are shipped from a warehouse in your own country and have to merge with the shipment from China (because its a BTO). This causes a slight 1-2 day delay on you receiving your new Macbook. Alternatively you can just order the Macbook and then when you receive it, just call AppleCare and add it onto the Macbook. Just thought I would give you a heads up.