NRI’s life made easier with real experience about passport renewal, visas, power of attorney and other topics.

H1B visa approved but status is Administrative processing

H1B Visa Approved but Status is Administrative Processing

 18 May, 18 

H1B visa approved but CEAC status is Administrative processing. Your identity verification could be one of the reason if Form 221(g) issued but no documents to be submitted - real life example. H4 visa approved but H1b in admin processing. Visa Officer (VO) officer said 'Approved' but passport in admin processing.

Renew Indian minor passport

Renew Indian Minor Passport in USA by Post Step by Step Process

 17 May, 18 

Renew Indian Minor passport in USA after 5 years with CKGS. Steps to fill forms including NRI online application, documents required. Processing time is 1-4 weeks. Total 3 photos required. Both, parent and child with thumb print need to self-attest. Indian address proof required only if printed on new passport.

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USCIS RFE response review processing time

USCIS RFE Response Review Processing Time: 80+ days

 15 May, 18 

USCIS RFE Response Review Processing time is 80+ days in 2018 for regular processing applications. Premium processing gets RFE reviewed in 15 days. You get 60 days to respond to RFE. USCIS tries to respond to RFE with maximum of 84 days but can take up-to a year too. USCIS timer starts after RFE response submission.

Have you been ten printed?

Am I Ten Printed Meaning for DS-160 form US Visa

 15 May, 18 

Ten printed means your both hand's finger prints (All fingers including thumbs make it 10) have been provided to US government. Answer 'NO' on Form DS-160 if this is your first time application for US visa. Else, answer 'YES'. If do NOT remember answer 'NO'. Ten printing is done at OFC before US embassy Visa interview.

Special power of attorney Sample

Special Power of Attorney Sample for Property Possession in India | NRI

 15 May, 18 

Special power of attorney sample for property management in India. NRI or Indian living in different city within India can use it. Just print, get 2 witness sign, your sign, register in registrar office and use it. General PoA does not include specific property address. Sample shows joint special power of Attorney.

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SFO Indian Embassy sample Apostile for document attestation

Is Apostile for Document attestation by Indian Embassy USA required?

 14 May, 18 

Apostile for document attestation is mandatory if you are US passport holder. Indian nationals with Indian passport have to Apostile based on their Indian embassy and the postal or in-person mode. Apostile is done by your state's secretary office. Apostile should be before going to Consulate for attestation.