Schengen Visa questions

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1. Posted by bshag (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Me and my wife have decided to travel to Italy for approximately 15 days during month of June and July. I have a few questions that are bugging me (I've asked this of the Italian consulate of Detroit, waiting for a reply - they would not field questions via Phone).

My details:
1) Both me and my wife are Indian Nationals with residence in United States (Tennessee).
2) My wife is currently visiting India (currently in India, she plans to travel to Italy from India). I am currently in USA (Tennessee).
3) Both me and my wife hold a travel document from United states (Advance Parole), that lets just enter the United states.
4) I hold a H1-B visa (expired), and my wife holds a H-4 visa (expired).

My questions:
1) Do I need to visit the detroit consulate physically to get the schengen visa?
2) If finger prints are required, would it be possible for me to deposit fingerprints at the German consulate (located in Nashville, which is closer to my home).
3) Will my wife be able to obtain a Schengen visa from India? Or is she forced to come back to the united states to obtain a visa?

Grazie mile!