Indian Passport Processing and Tracking
  • CKGS is not liable for applications lost in transit.

  • CKGS's role is solely on processing applications. They have no impact on the outcome of the decision or the processing time, as they are determined by the Embassy/Consulates of India in USA.

  • Any false documents or other misrepresentation of information in support of the application will have a direct bearing on the judgement of their application by the Embassy/Consulates of India in USA.

Tracking
When you schedule an appointment, you will be provided a Reference number generated by CKGS. Reference number printed on the online application form is NOT valid for tracking with CKGS.

  • Online:
    You can track your application by entering your Tracking ID / CKGS Web Reference Number, Passport Number and your date of birth.

    Track Application

    You can also use the above link for tracking your courier by providing Airway Bill Number and Passport Number.

  • By Phone:
    Call (213) 213- 5019

  • Use My Account

  • Use Contact/Feedback - an online form to contact CKGS.


Processing
  • Even if the applicant meets all the laid down requirements for obtaining a particular service, the Consular Officer reserves the right to demand any necessary additional and original documents at any stage of processing. The documents demanded by the Consular Officer should be presented by the applicant for scrutiny and satisfaction of the Consular Officer before the service is rendered.

  • The processing timings are indicative and can vary from time to time.

  • The processing time does not apply to services where prior approval has to be obtained from authorities in India or elsewhere. For such cases, the processing time is a minimum of thirty (30) business days.

  • The Consular Officer can at any time call an applicant for a personal interview.

  • Applicants are advised to refrain from making telephonic or written enquiries of status of their applications during the normal processing time.

  • The Consulate will return applications that:
    • are incomplete or not correctly completed; and/or

    • lack supporting documents; and/or

    • have been mailed with inadequate fee; and/or

    • have other deficiencies

    When the Consulate returns such applications, they would utilize the return postage/envelope supplied with the application that was originally meant to send back the completed application/documents.

    Government of India is not responsible for any inconvenience or problems faced due to any rejections or delays.

  • When you get a new passport, your old passport will be cancelled and returned to you. Any visas in the old passport are still valid until the date of expiry. You would need to carry both the passports to travel using the visa in the old passport.

  • If you would like someone else to pick up your processed passport, you will need to give authority letter to pick up passport

  • Your passport will be returned to the address given on the application. If your address changes while your application is in process, please inform India passport application center.