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To and Return label show same address " Indian application center " SFO
I bought Fedex Courier service from VFS website.Downloaded labels show show same courier address To "Indian Application ceneter " on return label too.

Any one facing this issue.
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Help requested - Return Label by VFS

Anybody who has received FedEx courier (passport) from VFS that has:

1. First address line of about 35 characters long

2. Has second address line printed on VFS generated return label

I am worried as how should I put my first address line (Street Address) for VFS return label so that apartment number is not truncated as my first address line is about 35 characters long.

My full address line 1 with apartment number comes out to be about 35

Even if I split the first line into two, I have read somewhere that when VFS generate return label two address lines are combined into one when label is printed by VFS.

So, that would still make it about 35 characters - leading to the possibility of apartment number truncation which is needed most.

Any help would be immensely appreciated.

Best Regards to all

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Passport stuck in "Print has been initiated status"

I applied for my passport renewal at the Houston consulate on Jan 23 and the I see the status has been stuck at "Print has been initiated status" for more than a week .. No response from the consulate or vfs .I am worried about this as a License renewal and h1 extension soon .. was expecting to get it in 2 weeks , and its processing slow. Also did not get any email for Police verification,. is it normal? Please help. Share your experiences
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Return Label is not available - Renewal passport
I have submitted the application in VFS and paid the fees for return label also. However return label is not available to print to send along with application.
It will be great help if we could provide some inputs.
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"Passport renewal NORMAL NEW YORK - Took more than one month"
------------------VFS Site-------------------------
1) 01/11: Couriered documents with FedEx (labels purchased from VFS site)
2) 01/12: Package delivered at VFS application Centre. (As per FedEx tracking System)
3) 01/20: Your package has been received at the VFS application Centre at VFS Site.
4) 01/21: We have 'Received' your Application and your application is now 'Under Process' at VFS.
5) 01/22: Application has been processed at VFS and forwarded to the Embassy.

-------Government website-----
6) 01/25: Government website "Passport application along with fee details have been received. The same is under processing at the Embassy/Consulate."
7) 01/27: Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate.
8) 02/11: Print has been initiated for the passport.
9) 02/11: Passport has been printed.
10) 02/12: Passport is printed and will be delivered shortly.
11) 02/13: Passport has been handed over by the Embassy/Consulate to the OSP Executive for further dispatch to the applicant.

------------------VFS Site-------------------------
11) 02/15: Your application has been dispatched from Embassy.
12) 02/15: Your document (s) is dispatched on 15-02-2021 using the return label purchased or sent by you.

        ---------------- FedEx Site -----------------------
13) 02/15: No Details available.
14) 02/16: Duplicate results found.
"More than one shipment was found with the following tracking number(s). Please click on the tracking number(s) below to find your shipment.",

13) 02/16: Received new and old passport.",
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Received(normal) passport renewal NY
Good experience and they responded everytime when I send a query in PRAMIT.

01/08- FedEx delivered my package to vfs
01/12- Your package has been received at the VFS application Centre.
01/19- We have ‘Received’ your Application and your application is now ‘Under Process’ at New York.
01/19- 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.
Government website
01/20- Application under review at embassy/consulate.
02/10 - passport print has been initiated.
02/10 - passport has been printed.
02/10- handed over to vfs center.
vfs email
02/11-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.
02/11-Your document (s) is dispatched using the return label purchased or sent by you.

02/12- FedEx picked up my package
02/15 - Received my old and new passport.
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Regarding address to be printed on passport
Can I use my sibling bank account statement/ passport copy/ credit card statement for indian appress proof for address to be printed on my passport?
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Regarding address proof
Can I use my sibling bank account statement/ passport copy for indian appress proof for address to be printed on the passport?

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Passport Renewal - Washington DC
02/05/21 - Application was received by VFS

02/08/21 - Got this email from [email protected]: 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.

No update since. Unable to track using the reference number - getting an error - "invalid inputs". Anyone in similar situation?
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Not an experience but a question

I am planning to apply for my passport renewal and have question regarding address proof.

I have my relatives address on my current passport (I was living with them back then) and now I want to add the same address to my passport but was wondering if we need to submit address proof for the same address in passport. I had bank account at the address back then but it is inactive as of now.

Any information regarding this would be really helpful and I would really appreciate!
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