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Place of birth in passport application
Hi,

I am applying for renewal of my passport and noticed that my original passport has only district mentioned in place of birth instead of city, state. When I am generating a preview of my application, it is printing place of birth as city, state. Does anyone know if this will cause an issue in VFS processing? Thank you in advance.
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PASSPORT RENEWAL (NORMAL) - CHICAGO CONSULATE
Wonderful experience. Got my new passport in exact 20 days.

02/10/2021 - Registration and drop off application at FedEx.
02/10/2021 - FedEx delivered packet at VFS Chicago center by the evening.

02/11/2021 - Received email and text message - Dear Customer, your package has been received at the VFS application Centre. Our current processing times are longer than usual. Your application will be reviewed with 48-72 business hours. You are requested to track the status of your application after 2-3 business days. Thank you

02/20/2021 - Reference number: 21-2******282 We have Received you Application and your Application is now Under Process at Chicago.

02/24/2021 - Reference number: 21-2******282
Your Application has been Processed at the VFS India Consular application Centre and is in Transit to the Embassy/Consulate for decision making.

03/01/2021 - Reference number: 21-2******282. Your Application has been reviewed by the CG of India and is ready for collection at the ICAC or will be dispatched within 24 business hours.

03/02/2021 - Reference number: 21-2******282.
Your document (s) is dispatched on 02-03-2021 using the return label purchased or sent by you.

03/02/2021 - Email notification with FedEx tracking number (morning).

03/03/2021 - Email notification that Package is in the vehicle for delivery. (morning).

03/03/2021 - FedEx shipment has been delivered (Afternoon).
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Passport Renewal (TATKAL) - San Francisco Consulate
Had a great experience. Everything happened perfectly and received my new passport in less than 2 weeks.

Timeline:

------------------------ FEDEX -----------------------------

02/17/2021 - Dropped off packet at Fedex
02/18/2021 - Fedex delivered packet at VFS center in San Francisco (morning)

----------------------- VFS --------------------------------

02/19/2021 - Received 3 update emails from VFS Global -

1. (Morning) Your package has been received at the VFS application Centre. Our current processing times are longer than usual. Your application will be reviewed with 48-72 business hours. You are requested to track the status of your application after 2-3 business days.

2. (Afternoon) We have ‘Received’ your Application and your application is now ‘Under Process’ at San Francisco.

3. (Evening) Your Application has been ‘Processed’ at the VFS India Consular application Centre and currently is ‘In-Transit‘ to the Embassy of India/Consulate General of India for decision making.
Status on https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind/track-application said :
        - You application is under process at the VFS Centre (Afternoon)
- Your application has been forwarded to the Embassy (Evening)
----------------------GOVT WEBSITE---------------------------
02/22/2021 - Passport application along with fee details have been received. The same is under processing at the Embassy/Consulate. (Morning)
02/23/2021 - Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate. (Morning)
02/24/2021 - Print has been initiated for passport. (Afternoon)
02/25/2021 - Passport has been printed. (Morning)
02/26/2021 - Passport is printed and will be delivered shortly.(Morning)

---------------- VFS WEBSITE --------------------------------
02/26/2021 - Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched within 24 – 48 business hours provided you had purchased or sent the return label. (email)
03/01/2021 - Your application has been dispatched by the VFS Indian Consular application Centre.

---------------- FEDEX Tracking -----------------------------

02/27/2021 - Initial email notification with tracking number.
03/01/2021 - Picked up
03/02/2021 - Delivered (Afternoon)
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How long does it take for the police to come to your place for verification?
I got the "Initiation of Police Verification Request" email on 2/24 (2 days ago). My parents are at the address I specified. The embassy status page states that my application is still under review. Out of curiosity, after how long do the police verification actually happens? My parents are wondering as well.

2/4 : Fedex Delivered package
2/11: [VFS] We have ‘Received’ your Application and your application is now ‘Under Process’ at New York.
2/12: [VFS] Your Application has been ‘Processed’ at the VFS India Consular application Centre and currently is ‘In-Transit‘ to the Embassy
2/15: [Embassy] Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate.
2/24: "Initiation of Police Verification Request" email
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Issues with VFS NY in dispatching printed passport
My passport was handed over to VFS NY by Indian embassy on Feb 18. It has been a week and the tracking number shows that it hasn't been even picked up by FedEx. When I contacted them, VFS told that it would take 5-6 business days for dispatch. I have read many experiences from other users to get the passport in the next two days.

Anyone else faced or is facing similar issues in dispatching with VFS NY application center?
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Passport renewal SFO package delivered to VFS on Feb23rd
Applied passport renewal for my minor child. VFS received package on Feb23rd 11:30 AM (Fedex Tracking). VFS sent mail on Feb24th Feb @1:15AM

Dear Customer,

 your package has been received at the VFS application Centre. Our current processing times are longer than usual. Your application will be reviewed with 48-72 business hours. You are requested to track the status of your application after 2-3 business days.

How long it will take after this step to go to consulate and to get passport printed and return. We can track with this thread if anybody is on the same boat.
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Chicago VFS Processing center timeline
Sent documents on 2/2
Received Passport on 2/24
Normal processing

Was expecting this to take anywhere between 6-8 weeks.
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Passport renewal
Hello,

I have sent my passport to New york center on Feb 7th and it was received by VFS on 8th Feb. I got a confirmation email on Feb 10th So far so good.

On Friday Feb 19th 7:09pm i got a email from VFS saying NOTARIZED US VALID PROOF OF LEGAL STATUS NOT RECEIVED. But i have a Valid Stamped Visa in my passport and a color copy of it. Now they are asking me for a Notarized color copy of visa, How can i sent the Notarized copy of my Visa, when they have the original with them (Why we should do Notarize when we are sending the original).

Then on Feb 19th at 7:32pm(which is 30 mins from i received the email) i called VFS Global Care center and posted my query to the customer representative and he replied saying he understands the situation/concern. he will escalate issue to the concern department please wait till Monday some one from our team will call you to resolve the issue.

On Monday morning that is Feb 22nd 7:59am i got a email saying below

Dear Customer,

 your package has been received at the VFS application Centre. Our current processing times are longer than usual. Your application will be reviewed with 48-72 business hours. You are requested to track the status of your application after 2-3 business days.

But i didn't send any documents i thought they accepted my application and status will change in 2-3 business days. But status is not changed till now and when i email or call them i was not getting any appropriate response.

Note: in the email which i received of missing documents, it also says i should take action in 7 calendar days if not my application will be rejected

What are my options now here? Can anyone had this issue. Even after sending the having the original Stamped Visa in passport do we need to Notarize the copy color of visa again?

Thanks
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Minor Indian Passport renewal
Hi All,

I had good experience with renewal of minor passport. All went well except for my silly mistake in the application submitted.

I received my passport within 3 weeks of submission. However I noticed that there is minor mistake in the address I had submitted. Address is not changed but there was minor mistake in the are provided. Rest of the address including the place, state and country all remains same. I need to travel to India next month end with my kids. Can you please help me with below questions?

- Will wrong address impact my travel?
- I need to take visa appointment in India when I go there, will this impact?
- Can I get it corrected in India?

Thanks in advance! ITS LITTLE URGENT. APPRECIATE YOUR EXPERINCES IN SUCH SCENARIO OR YOUR VIEWS.
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San Francisco Normal Passport Renewal
Any experiences recently with SF embassy? I finally received acknowledgement from VFS that my application has been sent to the embassy (I sent in my application a month ago), it has not moved in the embassy for 10 days. Does anyone have an idea as to how long SF embassy would take to process the application?
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