— Rohit Sharma (@DcWalaDesi) September 27, 2022
If you are in Canada or Australia you do not need “dropbox appointment”. You just mail in your passport and it is stamped. Only in India under the careful watch of Don Heflin do you need to get an “appointment” to mail your passport. One catch, there are no appointments at all for next 2 years. This is a massive crisis for Indian families in USA who are suffering from the racist per birth country backlog and as a result left at the mercy of pen pushers like Don Heflin who screw them even more.
Sec. Blinken, if he is serious about US-India relationship should realize that immigrants are the true ambassadors of the country and earning their ill will is surest way of screwing your relationship with that country.
Sec. Blinken’s answers were dishonest and untrue. “fees” has never been an issue for DoS consulates in India as record number of student and other visas were applied over last few years. If needed the Indian community can pay even more money to already rich Department of State to process things faster. However, this is the case of deliberate harm bring brought to immigrants his administration does not like.