This forum helped me to understand the average timelines so sharing my experience with you all.
My only tip is - try to avoid NEFT, and ask someone family/friends to do cash payment. I spend 5 working days waiting for receipt activation through NEFT and it was frustrating and had to change my domestic flight because without receipt activation you cannot do the drop box. Cash deposit results in receipt activation within few hours.
I have read hundreds of experience for drop box and I think it is safe to say, it takes 3-5 working days.
No everyone's PP status will change to admin processing.
Admin process for dropbox is 2 days.
Do not panic and stay calm for 4/5 working days excluding you drop box date !
Mine was 4th renewal with expired visa. Overall second drop box, other renewals were Interview !!
6/4 - Dropbox submission at Delhi
6/5 - Eid Holiday
6/6 - PP with consulate
6/7 - PP with consulate
6/8-6/9 - Sat/Sun - Same status
6/10 - 9 AM same status. 10.30 AM Status changed to on the Way to pick up location. 1 PM Ready for pickup.
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