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Old 30th July 2012, 05:05 AM
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As far as I know, it's only for the PCC and the Degree. Marks Transcript too, if your university asks for it. These things usually have to be notarised and authenticated before the Apostille is done. They haven't asked for an apostille stamp on the letter from my parents ( I'm assuming this is to state that they're your financial sponsors/supporters).

Where are you headed? And what University? I can tell you, I understand EXACTLY what you're going through. I'm due to head out in September myself. :P
hey shashank I am headed to ELISAVA for masters in digital architecture what about you? and I will not believe that till i land in spain itself and definitely the visa documents arent making it easy.

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also water bearer i have not lived in bangalore continuously moved to delhi for a year in the middle and will now only get a pcc since may2012 can that be an issue? i am some how unable to extract answers to the umpteen questions i have via the consulate.

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hey shashank I am headed to ELISAVA for masters in digital architecture what about you? and I will not believe that till i land in spain itself and definitely the visa documents arent making it easy.
That's great! I'm going to Valencia. It's an Erasmus Mundus Masters in Organizational Psychology.
Haha! Let's hope it doesn't come to that. I did hear that they do take their own time with the Visa though. I really wish thewaterbearer was around right now, because she could clear things up!

About the PCC, I have a similar issue too. I've been all over the place in the last 5 years! I sure hope this won't cause any problems. I'll keep you posted if I hear anything about it.

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That's great! I'm going to Valencia. It's an Erasmus Mundus Masters in Organizational Psychology.
Haha! Let's hope it doesn't come to that. I did hear that they do take their own time with the Visa though. I really wish thewaterbearer was around right now, because she could clear things up!

About the PCC, I have a similar issue too. I've been all over the place in the last 5 years! I sure hope this won't cause any problems. I'll keep you posted if I hear anything about it.
Hey what is the update dude? I am still waiting to get all my documents in order especially the apostilled degree and still waiting for my pcc.

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Hey what is the update dude? I am still waiting to get all my documents in order especially the apostilled degree and still waiting for my pcc.
Hey! Don't worry, it looks like we're all in the same boat here. Two months in, and I realised how excruciatingly long and painstakingly specific their requirements are.

Well, about a month ago, I thought I had all my documents ready, and I was almost going to go to Mumbai, when I get the news that I need another PCC. Now this was the kicker - I have to get it from Belgium because I lived there for a year!
Apparently you have to get a Police Clearance from every country that you lived in.
This delayed my application process by about a month, and now it's cutting it WAY too close, because my college starts on the 24th of September.

The other problem I faced was getting the apostille on my marks card and degree. Since I studied in another city (Bangalore), It had to be attested/authenticated by an appointed government official from THAT particular state only (Karnataka). Only then was I able to give it in for the Apostille (in Hyderabad, where I live).

Oh, I thought I should warn you. In case you're applying at Mumbai, apply for an appointment. At LEAST a week or two in advance. They're ridiculously slow in getting back to you. And as in my case, they seem to forget about certain requests for appointments too. :S
But if you're applying at Delhi, it turns out you don't need an appointment. Lucky them!

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Hey! Don't worry, it looks like we're all in the same boat here. Two months in, and I realised how excruciatingly long and painstakingly specific their requirements are.

Well, about a month ago, I thought I had all my documents ready, and I was almost going to go to Mumbai, when I get the news that I need another PCC. Now this was the kicker - I have to get it from Belgium because I lived there for a year!
Apparently you have to get a Police Clearance from every country that you lived in.
This delayed my application process by about a month, and now it's cutting it WAY too close, because my college starts on the 24th of September.

The other problem I faced was getting the apostille on my marks card and degree. Since I studied in another city (Bangalore), It had to be attested/authenticated by an appointed government official from THAT particular state only (Karnataka). Only then was I able to give it in for the Apostille (in Hyderabad, where I live).

Oh, I thought I should warn you. In case you're applying at Mumbai, apply for an appointment. At LEAST a week or two in advance. They're ridiculously slow in getting back to you. And as in my case, they seem to forget about certain requests for appointments too. :S
But if you're applying at Delhi, it turns out you don't need an appointment. Lucky them!
Oh my god...yours sounds like a lot of work dude. All the best!!! keep me updated and i shall do the same may the universe have some mercy on us!!

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Oh my god...yours sounds like a lot of work dude. All the best!!! keep me updated and i shall do the same may the universe have some mercy on us!!
Thanks! We're gonna need all the luck we can get! :P

Update - Book your appointment in Mumbai one month in advance if you want a particular date. I asked for an appointment last week, and I only got a reply today - I only got a slot on the 10th of September. You can only apply for the appointment by email through VFS - infowest[dot]esin[at]vfshelpline[dot]com. You can call them on +914066292656 or 18002096151 if you have doubts.

If you're applying at Delhi, I've read that there are people who've been waiting for days because they haven't gone early enough. They're only taking a limited number of applications each day, so even if you're next in line and you've been waiting the whole day, they might suddenly decide to close. I guess going early enough and giving it a shot is the only way to go about it.

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Thanks! We're gonna need all the luck we can get! :P

Update - Book your appointment in Mumbai one month in advance if you want a particular date. I asked for an appointment last week, and I only got a reply today - I only got a slot on the 10th of September. You can only apply for the appointment by email through VFS - infowest[dot]esin[at]vfshelpline[dot]com. You can call them on +914066292656 or 18002096151 if you have doubts.

If you're applying at Delhi, I've read that there are people who've been waiting for days because they haven't gone early enough. They're only taking a limited number of applications each day, so even if you're next in line and you've been waiting the whole day, they might suddenly decide to close. I guess going early enough and giving it a shot is the only way to go about it.
hey got my appointment at the mumbai (since i am currently in bangalore)one for the 17th of september .I wanted to leave by 28th of September so lets see.

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hey got my appointment at the mumbai (since i am currently in bangalore)one for the 17th of september .I wanted to leave by 28th of September so lets see.
Also dude what flights are you looking at for barcelona that allow extra baggage?

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I don't have direct flights to Valencia, so I'll probably have one stop, and then another at Madrid or Barcelona. I'm looking at either Qatar or Emirates which apparently have student baggage allowances. Otherwise, I'm checking out some other carriers too, but I need to find out which ones need a transit visa. Because I don't think I want anything to do with visas for a while now. :P

I'm guessing Bangalore has some good 1 stop connections. You should probably go with emirates! And come what may, do NOT go by Lufthansa. Those seats are horribly uncomfortable. Plus, they don't let you take as much as the others.

I hope our visas don't take more than a week to process. I'm planning on leaving on the 22nd, which gives me exactly 11 days from the appointment date.


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