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Member Profile: samscosto (10 posts)

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Hello, I'm samscosto (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 23 Apr 2014
I have been a member since 31 May 2012
I have added 10 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 02 Aug 2013
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 02 Aug 2013
Topic: Indian Passport Renewal (VFS and BLS)

My experience with BLS SFO has been pretty good. I got my passport renewed in 17 days and i got back both the passports, old and new, with no issues whatsoever. Below is the timeline

1. Passport reached BLS-SFO on 16th July. Signed by bls employee.
2. I was not able to track the application on website till 22nd July (Monday) Morning. Status on monday afternoon showed - Under Process. According to my research, Monday morning is when the application received status is generally updated on bls website. So i patiently waited till monday afternoon before calling or emailing BLS.
3. It was submitted to consulate on 24th July. Showed status as Processing at Consulate when i checked status using my passport number.
4. Status was updated to Dispatch by Courier on 30th July. Got the Passport back after 2 days in the prepaid envelope that i had sent.

My assumption is that if all your documents are correct then it does not take very long for bls to submit it to consulate. I did spend 2 weeks on researching what needs to be sent to get my passport renewed.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 24 Jul 2013
Topic: Indian Passport Renewal (VFS and BLS)

which consulate did you send it to?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 22 Jul 2013
Topic: Indian Passport Renewal (VFS and BLS)

My documents were delivered last week but the status got updated today. I am guessing that they update status from monday to monday. It has already been around 7 days since they got the docs but it still havent been sent to sfo consulate. And they updated status today saying that they got the documents today. Any one has an idea of how long does it take from going from received to processing at consulate?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 18 Jul 2013
Topic: Indian Passport Renewal (San Francisco)...

vibheesh:
Thanks a lot for sharing your experience. It definitely relieves some pressure given the poor reviews of BLS. I definitely did research for 2 weeks before sending the documents, hopefully i got everything that is required. i will update the thread with my experience as soon as i hear something from them.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 18 Jul 2013
Topic: Indian Passport Renewal (VFS and BLS)

which consulate did u apply to?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 18 Jul 2013
Topic: Indian Passport Renewal (VFS and BLS)

any one had luck with BLS SFO center? My application was received on saturday but the postal tracking shows "No Records Found". Also tried reaching them over the phone but no luck. Any one has been able to successfully get passport renewed through Postal Services in SFO thru BLS?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 18 Jul 2013
Topic: Indian Passport Renewal (San Francisco)...

any one had luck with BLS SFO center? My application was received on saturday but the postal tracking shows "No Records Found". Also tried reaching them over the phone but no luck. Any one has been able to successfully get passport renewed through Postal Services in SFO thru BLS?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 13 Jul 2013
Topic: Indian Passport Renewal (VFS and BLS)

cnonline:

Do we need to fill this form even when we send pre-paid return label? Also how many days did it take for your renewel and which consulate did you apply to?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 10 Jul 2013
Topic: Indian Passport Renewal (VFS and BLS)

Hi Geneman,

Thanks for the info. I have a doubt about photographs. Do i need to affix photo graph on passport application and 1 NV form and apart from that submit 3 photographs? Or should i just send three photographs and attach one to NV form.

Appreciate all your help
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