We were in and out of the consulate in 20 minutes! The visa will be ready in one week, we were told by a very friendly lady who works there. She said she was the only one in the office right now, so its taking her time. We told her about our six-country plan and she agreed to try to expedite the process. She also told us that a lot of Indians have been visiting the consulate to get visas.
Documents we took for EACH applicant
- Application form
- original passport
- $95/person (apparently its $100 for non-Indians). Still steep!
- 2 photographs
- bank statements
- US visa copy
- Airline reservation (and date of exit from Colombia)
- Hotel reservation
After waiting for 3-4 business days, I was getting anxious not having heard from them. We called repeatedly, but were not able to reach them or get a status update. So exactly a week after submitting our docs, I showed up at the consulate and thankfully, the visas were ready. The same lady greeted me, and remembered who I was and didnt even ask for my receipt. Only one of us needed to go to get both passports.
On to Argentina now!