Nov 17th - application received at the Houston consulate (sent directly to the consulate before VFS started accepting applications on Dec 13)
Dec 8th - Ministry of Home Affairs in Bengaluru called and sent my father & I a list of questions by ***
Dec 10th - FRRO (Foreigner Regional Registration Office) Bengaluru emailed my father a list of questions
Dec 17th - Called, left message, and emailed Houston consulate about status
Dec 20th - received reply from Houston consulate asking me to check status on VFS website
Dec 22nd - emailed Houston consulate, explaining that application was sent directly to the consulate
Dec 27th - reply from Houston consulate that application was under process
Dec 29th - emailed Houston consulate that we were planning to go outside the country on January 5th
Dec 29th - received reply from Houston consulate that visa would be mailed out by the end of the day
Dec 30th - received passport with visa back in self-addressed envelope
It probably took this long because my wife is not a US citizen. I have OCI and she is a green card holder.
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