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    Overview

    Once your visa is approved, Blue Dart will deliver your passport to the pickup location you specified when you scheduled your appointment. There are no extra fees associated with either aspect of this service - the cost for Blue Dart to hold your passport is included in the visa application fee.

    Locations and Timings

    To view CGI/Blue Dart passport/visa collection locations and timings, click here.

    Premium (Home) Delivery

    Get your documents delivered at your doorstep.

    Pay via cash on delivery once you receive your passport in your hand

    Rapid, Reliable, time-definite delivery.

    State-of-the-art Technology for Track and Trace

    Speedy door-to-door delivery.

    Delivery to most locations in India

    Secure handling of documents

    Available at a nominal cost of ₹ 500/- (inclusive of taxes) for each applicant

    Premium Delivery fee of Rs.500/- is an additional fee and it is not a part of the Visa Application Fee.

    The payment receipt for this service will be emailed to your registered email ID once the passport is delivered to the provided address.

    Blue Dart Holiday & Closure

    Please note that holidays and hours of operation may differ for Blue Dart locations based on local holidays and conditions. Please contact Blue Dart toll free number 1860 233 1234 or click here if you would like further information on Holidays for a specific Blue Dart location

    Pick-up Information

    Stanley and Blue Dart provide facilities where your passport is held for pick-up. You will see a list of our passport/visa collection locations when you schedule your interview and can choose the most convenient location from that list.

    To collect passport/visa from Stanley/Blue Dart collection locations you will have to carry following Supporting Documents (as applicable) Please present your ORIGINAL valid Indian government-issued photo ID to the security personnel at the entrance and then proceed with the following documents.

    Documents required Applicant collecting own passport Representative collecting passport - even in case of family members Applicant under the age of 18 if passport is collect by representative / family member Applicant / representative collecting for Group/family

    Applicant's original Indian government-issued photo ID

    A photocopy of applicant's Indian government-issued photo ID   ✔ ✔ -Birth Cert. or School ID card is acceptable ✔

    A copy of your appointment letter preferred ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

    Representative's original Indian government-issued photo ID and 1 photocopy   ✔ ✔ For family/Group passport collection, individual copy of Representative Government ID Proof to be attached against each passport to be collected (eg. For 5 passports there should 5 copies of representative Government ID Proof).

    Original authorization letter (Scanned or Email copies not accepted)   ✔Single letter for whole family signed by all applicants ✔ - signed by parents ✔ - Single letter for whole group signed by all applicants

    A clear photocopy of the Indian government-issued photo ID belonging to the parent who signed the applicant's letter of authority     ✔

    Important Note:

    Indian Government-issued photo ID can be a passport biographic information page, voter ID, PAN card, driving license, or Aadhar card. An employment ID card issued in connection with a Indian government job is not acceptable.Senior citizen card is not acceptable as photo ID.

    An ORIGINAL letter of authority (Scanned or Email copies not accepted) must contain the following information:

    Representative's full name as on their Indian government-issued photo ID. Note: For family/Group passport collection, individual copy of Representative Government ID Proof to be attached against each passport to be collected (eg. For 5 passports there should 5 copies of representative Government ID Proof).

    Applicant’s name and Passport number

    Should be signed in original by all applicants

    Please click here for format of the Authorization Letter. (Scanned or Email copies not accepted)

    If Husband is collecting passport/document on behalf of wife or vice-versa please bring relevant documents as listed in the table above. Authority letter signed by spouse applicant in original is mandatory.

    Children below 18 years of age will not be allowed to collect any/self-passport. An original letter of authority signed by any one parent is mandatory if representative is collecting passport or any one parent in person can collect a child passport with above required supporting documents.

    स्रोत : staging2012.ustraveldocs.com

    Safety & Security of U.S. Borders: Biometrics

    Safety & Security of U.S. Borders: Biometrics

    Safety & Security of U.S. Borders: Biometrics Overview

    The United States is committed to “secure borders, open doors,” by welcoming and facilitating legitimate travel to the United States by international visitors while maintaining the integrity and security of our borders and our nation. The U.S. continues to work to ensure that access to our country is not impeded for legitimate international travelers.

    Legal Requirements

    In the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002, the U.S. Congress mandated the use of biometrics in U.S. visas. This law requires that U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad must issue to international visitors, "only machine-readable, tamper-resistant visas and other travel and entry documents that use biometric identifiers. Additionally, the Homeland Security Council decided that the U.S. standard for biometric screening is ten fingerprint scans collected at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates for visa applicants seeking to come to the United States.

    What is a Biometric?

    A biometric or biometric identifier is an objective measurement of a physical characteristic of an individual which, when captured in a database, can be used to verify the identity or check against other entries in the database. The best known biometric is the fingerprint, but others include facial recognition and iris scans.

    Making Us Safer - International Visitors

    The use of these identifiers is an important link in U.S. national security, because fingerprints taken will be compared with similarly collected fingerprints at U.S. ports-of-entry. This will verify identity to reduce use of stolen and counterfeit visas, and protect against possible use by terrorists or others who might represent a security risk to the United States. These two important programs (collecting fingerprints for visa issuance and verifying travelers’ fingerprints when they enter the United States) will make travel to the United States safer for legitimate travelers, and also improve safety and national security for all Americans. This transition to ten prints will enable the Departments of State and Homeland Security to more effectively process visa applicant fingerprints.

    What This Means - Traveling to the United States

    For U.S. Visas the chosen biometric identifier method is a digital photo and electronic fingerprints. All fingers of a visa applicant are electronically scanned in a quick, inkless process during the consular officer's interview with the applicant.Travel without a Visa - Visa Waiver Program - Each traveler holding a valid passport from any of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries, regardless of age or passport used, must present an individual machine-readable passport (MRP) in order to enter the United States without a visa. Depending on the date the traveler's passport was issued, other passport requirements apply. If a prospective traveler does not meet requirements to travel without a visa, he/she will need to apply for a U.S. visa, and cannot travel on VWP. See Visa Waiver Program and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website for complete details. Additionally, all VWP travelers are required to have an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before traveling to the United States.Admission into the United States - Select travel procedures and biometrics to learn more about the Department of Homeland Security’sprogram at U.S. ports-of-entry, which verifies the identity of the traveler using the electronic fingerprint data and digital photographs.

    Applicant Refusal to be Fingerprinted at Visa Interview

    A visa applicant who refuses to be fingerprinted would have his or her visa application denied on the basis that it is incomplete. However, an applicant who then later decided to provide fingerprints would have his or her visa application re-considered without prejudice.

    About the Information Collected

    The electronic data from the ten fingerprints is stored in a database and is made available at U.S. ports-of-entry to Department of Homeland Security immigration inspectors. The electronic fingerprint data is associated with an issued visa for verification and the privacy of the data is protected by storage in the database.

    The U.S. Department of State makes data available in accordance with the law governing the use of visa records, to U.S. law enforcement agencies that require the information for law enforcement purposes. Visa records are, by law, confidential. Requests for access to visa records by law enforcement are subject to statutory, regulatory and other legal restrictions.

    स्रोत : travel.state.gov

    USA – Application Support Centers

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    USA – Application Support Centers

    Customers applying for a UK Visa from the USA may visit one of over 130 USCIS Application Support Centers to provide their biometric information (fingerprints and photograph), or they can visit one of VFS Global’s Premium Application Centres.

    There is no charge to attend an Application Support Center, but customers who do not upload their supporting documents online, must purchase Document Scanning Assistance, and send the receipt for this, together with their passport and supporting documents, to the UKVI Visa Processing Hub, after they have attended their biometric appointment. Failure to either upload your documents online or send your documents (along with proof of purchase of Document Scanning Assistance) will cause delays to the processing of your visa application.

    For a full list of Application Support Centers run by the Department of Homeland Security, please click here.

    If you enrol your biometrics at the Application Support Centre (ASC) you can still purchase services from VFS Global to help make your application process easier, including Courier options, Priority Visa and Priority Visa for Settlement.

    Your passport (and supporting documents, if not uploaded online) should be shipped to/from the following address following your biometric enrolment appointment at the USCIS Application Support Centre: 128 East 32nd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016

    The VFS Global UKVI Visa Processing Hub, does not see any applicants either on walk in, or appointment basis

    Customers are advised to use one of the UPS courier services offered by VFS Global for the sending/return of your passport/documents to the UKVI Visa Processing Hub. If you choose not to purchase this service from us, you may use a courier company of your choice to send your passport/documents to the UKVI Visa Processing Hub, but you must provide a pre-paid, self-addressed UPS shipping label for passport/document return.

    *We are unable to accept FedEx return mail labels.

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