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rohithmn     03/13/2014 02:43 AM

In my passport, due to the length in surname two letters were not printed correctly and three letters were printed in the given name column. My surname have three parts (Mana..... Neel...... Namb....iri----total 39 letters). So I applied for reissue of passport in Talkal and here is the step by step procedure (happy if it helps somebody)

1. Filled application online and booked appointment on day 1 and received appointment for day 3.
2. Day 3: attended the interview. The passport authority informed that 39 letters are not able to be incorporated in the surname. (but in website the max no: of letters in 42, don't know why!)
3. They told me that a part of the surname can be fixed in the given name. and I accepted.
4. Interview completed and RS. 2000 given (as talkal fees) and my old passport was sealed cancelled.
5. I received the new passport on day 5.

Good experience.

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goodsamaritan     02/20/2014 23:40 PM

Airway bill number is nothing but Tracking number ?
Go to USPS and get the money order for $ 66.20 (Domestic money order fee $1.25 – Debit card or cash).
Xerox copies of necessary documents
Notarized if necessary – Read carefully in BSL website.
Take all the documents and go to FedEx office.
Check the weight (approximately 1 lb).
Take the sending and return envelope from them.
Get the documents and envelop weighed. One envelop should be larger than the other.
Go to the FedEx website, and generate both shipping labels.
First label - from your Home Address to BSL International Services US
Second label - from BSL International Services to Your Home address
Go to FedEx website and use your credit card (Ship now with your credit card).
FedEx one rate is much economic (around $9 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Houston, TX)
Well. While preparing the return label – Don’t worry about the date of posting from BSL International (of course, we don’t know the processing and posting date). FedEx software will upgrade every day and you will receive your renewed passport without any problem. I have called FedEx and confirmed.
 It will give you the Airway Bill Numbers (AWB) – It is nothing but Tracking number.
Take the print out.
Fill in the BLS online order form with the AWB's generated - Tracking number.
BLS will send you the form details in mail which need to be printed.
Take printout of the BLS onsite order forms (there are two), and the AWB's - Tracking number.
Paste one printout of the BLS order form on the FedEx envelope. Keep the other with your documents.
Make sure that you have pasted both AWB's – FedEx label - Tracking number to the appropriate envelop.
Insert the return envelope in the larger envelop in which documents are shipped.
Check the check list and organize according to the order.
Drop off the large envelop in any FedEx collection office.
Involvement, searched a lot in online, called FedEx customer service, emailed BSL International etc.
Good Samaritan
Contact: visioninscribed@gmail.com

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shyamkumar nagabandi     02/14/2014 19:47 PM

Hi All,

I need to apply Passport to my Kid(1 month Old) who born in India and currently am in US California. In India, inorder to apply Passport for Kid, they are asking for NOC/Affidavit from Indian Embassy. And they told to send that Affidavit through Post to India.
So, could you please help me out how to get NOC/Affidavit from Indian Embassy. What are all the steps to get Affidavit/NOC. Is it mandatory to have NOC to submit to India.
Also I heared that there are two options to get NOC i.e either sending the scanned copy of Birth Certificate of Child along with Money order and the other one is going directly to Indian Embassy.

It is highly appreciated for all your help. Thanks

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nayan_j99     12/24/2013 04:47 AM

Hello All,
I have received my passport but post police verification got incomplete because i was residing at different address. I am a permanent resident of Spain. I was here in India for 3 years, now i am going back to Spain for good on 13/01/2014. Without police verification is it possible for me to travel or there will be any problem at the Indian Airport (Immigration Dept)? Please reply me as soon as possible.

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papz     12/10/2013 14:46 PM

Hello All,

I came to US in April 2012 and my spouse H4 visa got approved with her father name as the sur name in the passport.I moved to a different employer and both of our Petitions got approved.She came back to india for her maternity delivery.When we applied passport for my baby,it was mentioned she should endorse my (spouse) name in the passport.When she applied for that,by default sur name is chnaged to my name and new passport is issed.When checked with passport office they mentioned these changes are effective may 2013 and no more they endorse the spouse name in the same passport and new passport would be issued.Keeping this in mind,i have below Questions.

1.Her H4 petition is aproved with her old passport ? Do i need apply another H4 petition for her?

2.Which passport details should i give in the DS160,while schedulig the interview?

3.Once she enters US with new passport ,will it be problem to chnage the ITIN and Satte Ids?

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ask_q     12/02/2013 10:00 AM

Hi ,

I have got my h1b stamping done, the photo in my passport is clear but has a black background, will it be a problem while travelling?

Any advise.

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RAMESH CHANDIKA     11/16/2013 23:44 PM

hello greetings for all im ramesh im from hyderabd…..here i having a small doubt in applying for passport there they are asking first name + middle name that is given name and also surname…..in all my tenth,intermediate and b.tech certificates my name is CH RAMESH CHANDRA……and in my pan card VOTER ID AADHAR CARD IT IS CHANDIKA RAMESH CHANDRA ….can any one plz how to apply my friends are telling that it would be rejected i dont know wat to do plz help it would be very
it would be very thankfull and appreciated if someone is having an answer

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jagadeeshsk     10/07/2013 17:12 PM

Hi There,

Thanks for your attention to my post.

I have received show cause notice for my passport and they are telling me that I have suppressed material information while submitting application for passport. The type of show cause notice is PVR Review and it looks like it stands for police verification review.

If I recollect correctly what happened was, when I applied for passport there was police verification and I was out of station that time when they came for police verification. But my father went on behalf of me and provided all the details. Police sent report to passport office and I did receive my passport without any hassles. But after almost 1 year 3 months I am getting this show cause notice. I am right now in US and I am wondering how to deal with this situation. They have mentioned in the show cause notice to provide explanation and submit application again. Can you please help me with the below questions.

1. How do I respond to this show cause notice from US and what is the procedure?
2. Is there a way I can reach out Indian Embassy on this?
3. What happens if they ask me to submit passport application again? What will happen to my present passport while I am still in US? Do I have to go for stamping again? :(
4. Is there way this can be effectively handled from US it self?

Appreciate your valuable comments and response to my post.

In the mean time I have asked my Father to provide explanation to show cause notice and letting passport office know that I did not suppress any information. I hope they will understand what has happened and they will not ask me to submit the application form again.



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vag- ()     12/15/2012 09:34 AM

I want to share an experience at Counter B. I applied for re-issue for passport (a 14 yr old passport) to add my wife's name in it. At counter B officer told me that passport damaged and he asked me to provide affidavit “Annexure L” and pay extra 1500/-. I do not know why extra 1500 are needed here.
By the way when I asked what exactly is wrong with the passport, he told me some of the pages are faded on the top left due to moisture (watermarks). I did notice that but watermark were not more than 3 mm thick and all the information in the passport and stamps in the passport was fully intact. I found it sheer waste of time and money as I needed to again go back to PSK with the “annexure L” and extra 1500/-. Why do they need to worry about trivial damage in passport when anyway I applied for re-issue?

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virender rawal- ()     10/31/2012 05:22 AM

Thanks to Passport department. I am sincerely eager to share my experience about passport experience so that if anyone seeks any guidance or problem then he can take my case as an example to understand the process
I submitted my application at 19th Sept 2012 Gurgaon & today I have received my Passport on
31st October 2012.
I just want to say that this service provided by Government is very good. Each and every stage , I got a transparent approach and there was nothing like “Sarkari Kam “ .
The status updates were sequentially-
1. Application submitted at Passport (19.09.2012)
 2 . Passport detail sent to SP office(20.09.2012)
3 passport physical police verification pending at your Thana (21.09.2012(
4 police verification submitted at SP office by your respective thana. Now under SP office review (
5 Police verification report has been submitted by SP office (online only). Passport printing is in progress, you will get sms/mail after dispatch. (5.10.2012)
 6. The passport will be dispatch after receiving report ( formally physically ). You will get sms/mail
      after dispatch ( 12.10.2012 , This status was one time again updated but language was just almost same. We can consider this status shown for 2 weeks approx )
7 Passport dispatched on 29.10.2012. Tracking Id are ***********.

The bottle neck is police verification. Generally after submission of application within 2 weeks , you might be called at your respective police station. Then your local thana will definitely submit their report within 7 days ( since the day you visited Thana). Then SP office will intimate Passport kendr ( I think online document ). At this stage when your passport showing printing stage , it means you are getting your passport 100% . Then after receiving police verification formally as previously only intimation was given to save time. As soon as PSK receives your report. Then you can expect within 3 days your Passport will be dispatch by speed post. & you can expect within 2-3 days you will get your PASSPORT. About the status I have pasted

My personal experience is awesome. At every stage , I have felt a good atmosphere dealing with PSK & police persons. Nothing was delayed. Everything was going smoothly expected. Thanks to Passport department & police Staff for their best service efforts. We hope every department of our India adopt this culture.

Virender Rawal

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