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Global Entry For Indian Citizens- Without Any Address Proof In India

This post is mainly for all the Indian Citizens who want to apply for the Global Entry Program but- do not have any address proof in their name in India- they have a US address in their current passport- their address proof in India has an old address and not their current address in India- their valid H1B visa stamped on the passport has been issued by company A but the company has been acquired by company B.  First of all, you cannot complete the Global Entry program process without going to India. You can apply for it while you are in the US, however, you have to go to India for an in-person interview for the 'Background Verification for GEP' at the Passport Office (Passport Seva Kendra/PSK) and police station in India as per your residential jurisdiction (Indian address that is furnished online). You will not need an address in India for submitting the GEP application form on the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) website.  For filling out the 'Background

Global Entry For Indian Citizens- Process and Timelines Explained

My application for the Global Entry Program (GEP) was conditionally approved in 5 months. Therefore, in this post, I am going to answer the following questions and many more so you have everything under one roof: Is it worth applying for the Global Entry Program? Can I complete all verification procedures for the GEP while staying in the US? What is the procedure for background verification or police verification for GEP in India and how much time would it take? For how long do I have to stay in India to complete the GEP process? What are the different documents that are required at each step in the Global Entry process? How to approach the Global Entry interview at the PSK, police station and CBP? What is the  Global Entry Program  (GEP)? Global Entry is an initiative by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that allows travelers expedited entry into the United States. GEP members proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport, pl

Tips On How To Apply For Spain Tourist Visa: For Indian Citizens In US

To visit Spain  for the purpose of tourism or business , you need to apply for a Schengen Tourist Visa.  A tourist visa allows you to stay up to 90 days. I was going to visit Spain in June 2019 and applied for the tourist visa in April 2019, i.e. about 2 months prior to my departure date. Note that you cannot apply earlier than 90 days from your departure date.  Basically, under the Schengen Agreement, if you are visiting to any of these countries i.e. Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, you will need to apply for a Schengen tourist visa at the Consulate of that particular country. If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, you must apply at the Consulate of that particular country. However, if you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply at the cons