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Old 05-25-2007, 01:35 PM
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Default Passport Renewal @ Consulate of India at Chicago

Does anyone have recent experience with the Chicago office of Consulate of India for passport renewal. How long does it take? 2 weeks, 3 weeks, more than 3 weeks.
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:53 PM
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any one???
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:55 PM
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any one???
New york is same day. Not sure about chicago.

Could you please send a web fax it will take less than a minute.

Thank you
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:56 PM
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I renewed at SFO via mail, got it in 3.5 weeks, no problems at all, my requirement was not urgent. They have number you can call and ask for status, people are nice to talk to and you can ask them to expediate it you are in a hurry. Chicago might be the same.

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Does anyone have recent experience with the Chicago office of Consulate of India for passport renewal. How long does it take? 2 weeks, 3 weeks, more than 3 weeks.
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:57 PM
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No offense, my friend. I think you are in the wrong forum.
Anyhow, to give answer your question, in Houston, it took about 6 weeks. You can go there in person, get an appointment and you could cut down your processing time in half.
All this is based on the fact that it is a straightforward case.
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:01 PM
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It takes minimum of month and based on load it might take 2 months.
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:53 PM
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Does anyone have recent experience with the Chicago office of Consulate of India for passport renewal. How long does it take? 2 weeks, 3 weeks, more than 3 weeks.
did it last month.
It will take atleast 6 weeks.
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:19 PM
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Default Passport renewal

Well my experience with passport renewal in Chicago was HORRIBLE. First it took about 6 week to receive it. I ordered a jumbo passport but received a regular one ...called the office and left several messages -NO REPLY. Finally one Mr.Chaman Lal had to answer my call. My luck Chaman was horrible to talk (too rude) and was a perfect Bihari babu ( no offense to any Biharis on forum) said in pure Bihari accent,"No Jumbo passport made here and as far as refund for the extra money for the jumbo passport I don't refund any paisa to anybody" and the bang he hung up.

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Old 05-25-2007, 04:29 PM
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Does anyone have recent experience with the Chicago office of Consulate of India for passport renewal. How long does it take? 2 weeks, 3 weeks, more than 3 weeks.
I renewed my passport at Chicago in 2003 it took just one week. I felt they are much better than the central government offices in India.
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:04 PM
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Does anyone have recent experience with the Chicago office of Consulate of India for passport renewal. How long does it take? 2 weeks, 3 weeks, more than 3 weeks.
3 weeks
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Old 05-25-2007, 06:43 PM
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Default how early we can renew a passport

My passport is expiring next year how early i can apply my renewal,
I want to go to india to get my visa stamped, i donot want to get it stamped in my old passport.

Any idea?
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Old 05-25-2007, 06:59 PM
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genearlly you could have it renewed 1 year before.
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:26 AM
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Does anyone have recent experience with the Chicago office of Consulate of India for passport renewal. How long does it take? 2 weeks, 3 weeks, more than 3 weeks.
I went there in 2005 for renewing my friends passport. UPS lost his passport and VISA in transit. We were very pleased with the process.

We went to the office in downtown, reached at about 9 am. They were pretty quick to take the required documents and within 1 hr everything was done and we left the place.

Came back at 3:30 pm to collect the passport. Visa was stamped correctly. They made us wait for 1.5 hrs and called our name. We took the passport and drove back.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:48 AM
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Default What Letter Of Completion?

Hi, I'm very tensed. I applied for H-1B under master CAP. I have finished all degree requirements including depositing PhD thesis. However, at the time of filing I could not wait for a letter from the registrar (it takes 5 business days).

So, I filed with a letter from my dept. The letter has the letterhead of the university and states that I completed all degree requirements and will graduate May 13th. It is signed by the dept associate dean.

Would that suffice? Could the petition be denied?

I have seen some denials but all for ppl who hasn't actually completed all requirements at the time of filing.

Thanks for any replies.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:30 PM
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I am quite glad that I went to NY consulate to get my passport renewed. I handed it in 11AM on Tuesday and I picked up old and new passports on Wednesday at 4PM.
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