Update. having checked settings I found out that I had an outdated version of the unlocker.
Installed new version and hurray now unlocked.
Once again, thank you very much for your prompt reply and concise help.
Have a great day gogocar62.
Thank you so much Gogocar. I am currently trying to do this. I launched the the miflash unlock on my pc, signed in, get the....checking if your mi account has permissions...then get couldn't get info unknown error.
Don't know what to do now.
Any further assistance will be gratefully received.
I went through the process of creating account and requesting unlocking, and got the standard waiting period, 168 (?) hours, which is long passed and my bootloader is still locked.
Can anyone please help me as to what might be the reason for this...I have not attempted any other...