My visa expired on Mar 24, 2020. While trying to book an appointment, it mentioned that I am eligible for an interview waiver. Currently, I have made the payment but there weren’t any slots, as I was checking back and forth, the account got locked up to 72 hours.
In case, I don’t get an appointment within Mar 24, 2021 (1-year eligibility), will I not be eligible for Dropbox anymore and have to go to the consulate? The reason I ask this question is that the dropbox eligibility criteria in the site are based on the set of questions but not on the cut-off date as I never mentioned the current visa end date anywhere. If I get a date later than Mar 24, 2021, and in the dropbox location, if they tell me I am not eligible as the visa expiry cut-off date is crossed, it will be just pure waste of time.
However, as the system will force for dropbox if eligible though the appointment date crosses the eligibility, will they take care of booking an appointment in Chennai themselves after they let us know on the ineligibility, or should I be making a new payment and book again?
Appreciate anyone let me know as this is a kind of an edge case.