H1B Drop Box Experience in Chennai @17-Apr-2023

H1B Drop Box for Visa Stamping Experience in Chennai @17-Apr-2023

I have reached Venue (Chennai VAC - Biometric Center) early around 8.50 AM. My appointment was at 10.45am but still the Security person allowed asked to go 2nd Floor for Drop box.

In 2nd Floor there was a Que, but Security asked me to directly go to a counter for Drop box.

In the counter they asked following documents as listed in Appointment confirmation letter.

  1. Latest Passports (Original for Principal applicant + Dependents)
    2.VAC Appointment letter
  2. DS 160 Confirmation
  3. I797 Copies (they took only first page of principal applicant’s Current I797A and old I797B)
  4. Employment Verification letter
  5. Marriage Certificate - Photocopy (1 copy)

That’s all. The person said my applications got accepted, I may receive the message / email from VAC once the Passports are ready for pickup.

I have received email to pickup my passports on 5th Day (21st Apr 2023). For Passport Pickup they asked Principal applicants ID proof (Aadhaar or any other proof for each person you have applied Visa) and for dependents you need to Carry NOC letter. Everything was quick and very organized. Good luck everyone!

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