As Cox & Kings Global Services Pvt. Limited has recently transitioned to being the new Indian visa processing vendor in the United States, applicants face ongoing difficulties. Difficulties include processing delays, issues with Cox & Kings’ online application tracking, and appointment scheduling system. Several applicants have found that the system provides incorrect tracking data. Processing delays may include a delay in the transfer of applicants’ passports from the vendor to the Indian consular post and a delay in the return of passports to the applicants. It should be noted that Cox & Kings will not respond to case-specific inquiries, although they will address general questions. As delays and other issues are expected throughout the next few months, it is suggested that employers begin the visa application process at least two months prior to the employee’s proposed start date in India and that they also be prepared for unexpected changes in filing procedures and requirements.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.