My wife needs a new Chinese passport and we live in Massachusetts.
On the Chinese embassy website it says "Please be advised that sending your visa application or document(s) to the incorrect office may result in complication or delay in processing or even denial of application." http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/zmzlljs/t84229.htm
As we live in Massachusetts, we are supposed to go to the NYC consulate for the passport renewal. Since my wife would need to take a day off work to go to the consulate and the fact we've been to NYC a ton of times, we would like to use the renewal as an opportunity to visit Chicago and do the passport renewal at the Chicago consulate.
Anybody have any experience on how strict the Chinese consulate enforces the location to consulate application rule?
Thanks in advance!