Updating a passport
One of the first pieces of paperwork one needs to get done here in the US is to get a Social Security Number (SSN).My application for an SSN was rejected twice before it was eventually accepted – this post describes how I got it fixed.Only Master card or Visa cards issued in Australia are acceptable Courier Service: IPVSC centres provide a courier service to return your processed applications back to your address at an additional service charge of AUD 19.95 (inclusive of GST) and return by courier for Visa and few Consular Miscellaneous services Application is purely optional service selected for convenience to the applicants SMS Service: Optional SMS service provide you with three SMS updating you in real time on the status tracking of your lodged application at an additional service charge of AUD 1.99 (inclusive of GST) Photography Service: IPVSC Centres in Australia provide photography services as per the guidelines of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).This service is chargeable and available for standard photographs of Adult and children.They instructed me to take an appointment with USCIS San Francisco office and speak to an immigration officer. She checked my petition papers and recommended my case to a Customs & Border Protection CBP officer located in the same building.The CBP officer issued me a new I-94 with my name as: So, now both my passport and my I-94 had the same name and in the right form!Processing times below are average processing times. VFS Global/Government of India would not be responsible for any inconvenience/problems faced as a result of finalizing travel plans before obtaining the relevant service.
The photo-booth is a self operating standard Adult photo facility and cannot be adjusted to assist with Infant, Children or Special Needs applicants’ photographs.I was asked to get an observation added by Indian authorities to my passport listing my name correctly.I went to San Francisco consulate, filled out the miscellaneous form (pdf), paid , and got a note added on my passport.When I entered USA, being the dutiful gentleman that I am, I wrote my name on my I-94 exactly as it was in my visa.My first application to get an SSN was rejected on the basis that the name on my passport (BINIL DAVID THOMAS) and the name on my I94 (FNU BINIL DAVID THOMAS) do not match up.