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VFS Passport Renewal Process and Documents
I know most of them here have horrible experiences but i am on the other side. My experience so far is quite satisfying.

Below is the process:

1. Fill out government form and go through the application multiple times just to be sure you haven't made any errors. Below is the link for the same.
   https://portal4.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html

2. Print government application form and fix your passport size photograph and sign the form where required.

3. Fill VFS form under required category by registering in below link and by selecting 'Passport' as category.
   https://row1.vfsglobal.com/IHCUSPostalAppointment/IHCQuestionnaire/Index?q=shSA0YnE4pLF9Xzwon/x/PpYJNc6tVYvHRijnlGjPCAkTJhlFZMmqoidQtaOLB02b6MUlVJYs451ljwqdEp1gtmFpUBTGmrQzPgEV4Nf87vc382F6SI8kzNZeTYRNY1S

4. Fill in details as required and don't forget to provide your email address wherever required which is mandatory for further communication. Most of the communication would be through email from VFS.

Documents Required to be part of your fedex envelope:
1. Checklist (Not all pages are mandatory. Chose and fill only those pages which are relevant to you and make sure you submit all document in specified order under the checklist). Checklist should also be signed.
2. Government application duly signed and photograph pasted.
3. Your Passport Color Copy - First 5 & last 2 pages [Notarized]
4. PSEG/Drivers License for current address proof - Color Copy Notarized
5. i797/Green Card (Approved/Pending) - Notarized Color Copy.
6. Change of appearance - Notarized [Better to send it]. Signed and Photograph pasted.
7. Self Sworn Affidavit - Self Attested
8. Annexure E - Signed
9. Marriage Certificate - Notarized (In case spouse name to be added to passport)
10. Payment Confirmation Page (If payment was made by Credit/Debit Card)
11. Courier Label of your home address (Don't send courier label of VFS location as part of your package)
12. Spouse Passport Copy[First and last page] - Signed by your spouse and notarized

Timeline(NYC Consulate):
11/11/2020 - Send all required document through fedex
11/12/2020 - Documents received by VFS
11/13/2020 - Received an email from VFS saying "Application received"
11/16/2020 - Received an email from VFS saying 'Application send to consulate/embassy'. Checked on government website on the same day and found application status reflects the same. From hereon we need to track application on government site until its dispatched from embassy to OSP(VFS).
11/17/2020 - Checked on gov website myself and found passport if printed. Surprisingly, i received another email from VFS mentioning 'Police Verification is initiated'. Later in the evening status says passport has been send to VFS for delivery.
11/18/2020 - Received an email from VFS late in the evening saying passport has been send through fedex courier. I tracked the courier and found it left NYC on the same date to Jersey City and would be delivered the very next day.
11/19/2020 - Got both my passports back.
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I tried IE, Chrome, Firefox on desktop, tablet, laptop but every time I receive a blank page. I have ensured that all the PDFs are <500 KB but that has not seemed to help. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong here? Or if the government website is broken? What are other alternatives?
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I am a graduate student from the Counseling Psychology department of the University of North Dakota, with supervision I am conducting a study designed to better understand the Quality of life and Self-efficacy of dependent visa holders. If you identify as an International student’s spouse living in The USA kindly feel free to complete this survey.
To be eligible you must:

1. Identify as a dependent immigrant.

2. Be over the age of 18.

3. Identify as a woman.

4. Reside in the United States.

If you agree to participate, we would like you to complete an online survey. The first part of the survey will ask you general demographic information. The second part of the survey will have you read a series of statements and state the degree to which the statement applies to you and your beliefs. It is estimated to take 10-15 minutes to complete this survey.

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I was thinking of just paying it and close the ticket but my lawyer said that they might still charge me a Failure to appear in court after I pay the fine.
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Click this link:
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When asked why, the company claims that he bought more food than expected and terminated.

For his total stay of around 200 days, he had limit of 200*85 = 17000 USD.
But all he spent during the period was 30*200 = 6000 USD.

So in terms of savings, my friend saved around 11k USD for the company.
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Expecting some quick responses immihelp members.
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Check this link:
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