H1B & H4 Visa Stamping-Dropbox-Chennai, India Experience

I recently got Visa Stamping experience through Dropbox procedure in Chennai VAC, India.

March 27, 2023 - I went to the Chennai VAC center for 1:15 PM Dropbox appointment. But the Chennai VAC management is worst. They were still allowing 12 PM appointment members. We waited 2.5 hrs to enter into the building. They were allowing only 1 person per family appointment. So, anyone going with family appointment, please remember to go only the primary applicant. And inside the building, I waited for another 1.5 hr to go to the counter.

For drop box members, they are constantly giving bad photograph reason. A lot of members are going out to take a new set of photographs and submit their applications. So, please be aware to take PURE WHITE BACKGROUND PICTURES.

Finally after 5.5 hrs of waiting + counter submission + new photos, they finally accepted our applications and gave me the receipt.

March 30, 2023 - Finally the online cases are showing “Approved” status.

April 6, 2023 - The next update took lot of time. Status is updated to “Issued” online.

April 8, 2023 - Passports are received finally from DHL.