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I am trying to get PCC certificate for my wife from Indian Passport office and i was told by someone ,when you apply for PCC and if your current status is Married you will be required to update the passport with spouse name added to it and it could delay the process. Or they just ignore it and provide the PCC. anyone experienced the same or i am just worrying for no reason.

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Hey Guys,

I am trying to get PCC certificate for my wife from Indian Passport office and i was told by someone ,when you apply for PCC and if your current status is Married you will be required to update the passport with spouse name added to it and it could delay the process. Or they just ignore it and provide the PCC. anyone experienced the same or i am just worrying for no reason.

They require spouse name in passport now.

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Hey Guys,

I am trying to get PCC certificate for my wife from Indian Passport office and i was told by someone ,when you apply for PCC and if your current status is Married you will be required to update the passport with spouse name added to it and it could delay the process. Or they just ignore it and provide the PCC. anyone experienced the same or i am just worrying for no reason.

Passport has to be updated with spouse name before applying for PCC. There are few ppl on VJ who were lucky to get it done without updating spouse name, but no need to take chances.


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05/28/2012 : Received at NVC

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06/14/2012 : AOS Package Mailed to NVC

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It depends on RPO person at that time. In our case they didn't seem to care and issued the RPO PCC. The content of PCC is what matter, make sure there are no typo's in NAME, DOB and most importantly the passport #.

Hey Guys,

I am trying to get PCC certificate for my wife from Indian Passport office and i was told by someone ,when you apply for PCC and if your current status is Married you will be required to update the passport with spouse name added to it and it could delay the process. Or they just ignore it and provide the PCC. anyone experienced the same or i am just worrying for no reason.


2012-01-29 - Wedding

USCIS:

2012-02-22 - I-130 Sent

2012-02-29 - NOA1 Received

2012-06-28 - NOA2 Received

NVC:

2012-07-24 - Case arrived at NVC

2012-07-24 - Received case #,Consulate Info and IIN

2012-07-24 - E-mailed DS-3032 from Beneficiary's e-mail address

2012-07-26 - AOS bill invoiced & PAID

2012-07-31 - AOS bill appears as PAID

2012-08-06 - DS-3032 accepted, IV bill invoiced and PAID

2012-08-06 - IV bill appears as PAID

2012-08-03 - AOS Package delivered to NVC

2012-08-16 - AOS/I-864 accepted, Checklist Issued for DS-230

2012-08-20 - IV Package sent(From India)

2012-08-23 - IV Package delivered to NVC

2012-08-28 - IV accepted, Case Complete

2012-10-02 - Interview date Assigned

Medical/US Consulate/POE:

2012-10-30 - Medical

2012-11-27 - Interview-Approved

2012-11-30 - Visa received

2012-12-01 - POE

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Hey Guys,

I am trying to get PCC certificate for my wife from Indian Passport office and i was told by someone ,when you apply for PCC and if your current status is Married you will be required to update the passport with spouse name added to it and it could delay the process. Or they just ignore it and provide the PCC. anyone experienced the same or i am just worrying for no reason.

It all depend up to the official. I got the PCC without updating spouse name in my passport, but I filled the spouse name in PCC application.

You can try to get PCC without spouse name if you want. Else you can consider to update spouse name.


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Hey Guys,

I am trying to get PCC certificate for my wife from Indian Passport office and i was told by someone ,when you apply for PCC and if your current status is Married you will be required to update the passport with spouse name added to it and it could delay the process. Or they just ignore it and provide the PCC. anyone experienced the same or i am just worrying for no reason.

Yes...make it done...Your wife will be interviewed here in India not in USA. So, please be ready with everything. They do not give you chance to speak out the reason.

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PCC for passport office is the only PCC NVC wants or needs PCC from local police stations? Applicant is from India and she never stayed out of state. Please advice.

My wife had same situation. She was told to get local PCC before the Passport office can issue PCC. Not sure if your wife is from Gujarat, but unfortuantely, this whole PCC thing is a huge headache in Ahmedabad and Baroda. :bonk: They strictly refuse to issue PCC without seeing "PCC Checklist" letter from US, which refers to letter sent by NVC if your DS-230 packet is deficient (i.e. lacking PCC). Eventually we got both to be on the safe side and submitted both (local and Passport office PCC) with DS-230 packet.

I would suggest to get both to avoid any problems later.


2012-02-09: I-130 Sent (USPS Priority)

2012-02-14: I-130 NOA1

2012-06-22: I-130 Approved (got text & email) Yay!:)

2012-07-05: Case Received at NVC

2012-07-09: Case no. issued by NVC

2012-07-10: DS-3032 Email to NVC (received auto-response)

2012-07-13: AOS Bill Issued and online payment

2012-07-14: AOS Bill "Paid" in system

2012-07-14: AOS package mailed

2012-07-16: AOS package delivered (USPS confirmation)

2012-07-20: DS-3032 Accepted email

2012-07-23: IV Fee Issued and online payment

2012-07-25: IV Fee "Paid" in system

2012-08-10: IV Package Mailed

2012-08-28: Case Complete

2012-10-02: Interview date assigned (finally!)

2012-11-15: Visa Interview (Approved!:)

2012-11-17: Visa Received...journey complete!

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to India regional forum; topic is specific to India.


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July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
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September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

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When you all are talking about adding the "spouse name" to the passport before getting the PCC, are you just saying that the wife's last name should be updated to the married surname, or are you saying that on her passport, they will actually write my (the husband's) name as well??

Thanks!

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There is a column to add "Spouse's name" on the inside backcover page in the passport. Thats where the spouse is name is added.

In our case, I asked my wife to keep her last name as such and we never changed. So adding spouse name is just adding his/her name in the specified column in the passport.

When you all are talking about adding the "spouse name" to the passport before getting the PCC, are you just saying that the wife's last name should be updated to the married surname, or are you saying that on her passport, they will actually write my (the husband's) name as well??

Thanks!


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