My passport renewal application was submitted to the embassy at Houston on 28th April and I directly got a message on 11th May “Passport has been handed over by the embassy/consulate to the OSP executive for further dispatch to the applicant.”
There was no update regarding police verification/printing.
Is this normal or is it indicative of a mistake in the application? All along, the message from VFS said ‘Application has been processed at the VFS center and is submitted to the mission for decision making’
Yes. Had you tracked on Govt. Website, you would have seen the different stages being updated on it. You get message/email only for certain specific milestones.
So is it a mistake that I have made so they are returning the passport? I thought they use a ‘hold’ or ‘invalid’ status. I missed 4 days of checking and they got the whole thing done?
Nope. If there was any mistake, VFS would have reached out seeking information. Looks like your passport application is processed.
Pankaj, thanks for that. Its incredibly expensive for the MEA to leave a chronological history of the process on the application tracking link.