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mgharish005     10/09/2019 14:42 PM
 


FYI,

For Indian addresses that don't fit in the government form, it is okay to shorten some address words like : Extension, Colony, Apartments etc.

To support this, CKGS wanted a letter addressed to the consulate, explaining why the address was shortened - with actual full address and the shortened address mentioned as well.

This worked for me and my passport was delivered in ~1.5 weeks.

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kubernetes     10/05/2019 01:25 AM
 


I applied for Indian passport on CKGS with SF consulate.

Sent my package to CKGS on: 09/19/2019
They sent it to consulate on: 09/20/2019
Consulate sent my passports back to CKGS on: 10/03/2019
I received them on: 10/04/2019

Paid nearly $160. Much cheaper and simpler process to get it done in India.

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swati.chourishi     10/01/2019 13:34 PM
 


Hi,

Applied for passport renewal on 10th September and the current status on CKGS is below and not changing. I have still not received the passport thru UPS.

Can someone please advice why the status is showing as "Passport has been collected by so & so person" when infact I paid the fees to get the passport delivered by CKGS?

Sep 25, 2019 - Wednesday
01:40 pm
Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Sep 25, 2019 - Wednesday
01:42 pm
Passport has been 'Collected' from CKGS Centre on 2019-09-25 13:42:53 by XXX(Name printed)

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Trooper27     09/27/2019 16:38 PM
 


Experience - Passport renewal and adding spouse name. I received my renewed passport in 7 days. Thanks.

Please see the following times for reference.

Sep 20, 2019 - Application received by CKGS
Sep 20, 2019 - Application verification completed at 4:30 pm
Sep 23, 2019 – Application is under process at CKGS
Sep 24, 2019 - Application is IN Transit to the Consulate at 9:26 am
Sep 26, 2019 - Application Reviewed by Consulate and In Transit to CKGS at 10:51 am
Sep 26, 2019 - Application Received by CKGS and is at sorting facility at 10:52 am
Sep 26, 2019 - Passport picked up by FedEx at 3:32 pm
Sep 27, 2019 - Passport received by 3 pm.

 

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priyeshwadhwa     09/22/2019 01:58 AM
 


Time to share the experience with the passport renewal. I sent my application by UPS on 9th Sep and got the renewed passport delivered on 18th Sep. Overall great experience, given I had made some mistakes (dob and staying since date) in the CKGS form before sending the application to them.

In case of mistakes in the CKGS form that you can't correct, its easy to cancel your application if you have not already posted it. Make sure you don't sending print the label (from you to ckgs).
Cancellation link is well hidden :)
  https://passport.in.ckgs.us/ -- > Payments / Refunds(Pay Now) -->Refund Claim

Calling the CKGS helpline is not free. Charges ~$2.5/min and the guys though helpful will try to extend the call for no reason.

Sep 17, 2019 - Tuesday
03:34 pm
Passport picked up by UPS.

Your AWB Number is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of UPS and enter your AWB Number.
Sep 17, 2019 - Tuesday
03:21 pm
Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 17, 2019 - Tuesday
03:20 pm
Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 12, 2019 - Thursday
01:48 pm
Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 11, 2019 - Wednesday
09:38 pm
Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 11, 2019 - Wednesday
04:47 pm
Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 11, 2019 - Wednesday
02:13 pm
Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

Full payment received and payment receipt sent to your registered email ID.

The Consulate may request for further documents over and above those already submitted as per the Document Checklist.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 10, 2019 - Tuesday
03:12 pm
Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

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mgharish005     09/15/2019 22:31 PM
 


Hi,

Has someone been able to choose online payment option when they start off their passport application with CKGS ? So far I have done the below steps :

1. https://passport.in.ckgs.us/
2. Passport Application -> Get Started
3. Started filling in applications as an Adult, residing in the US.
4. As I filled through particulars (I am trying to renew my passport), on the "submission and collection details", I selected the below :
 a. How will you submit application : Shipping
 b. Do you need text alert service : Yes
 c. Select Mode of Payment : At CKGS center <-- there is no other option and I can't go past without filling this.
 d. Select Instrument Type : Cashier/ Banker Check / Money Order.

I thought we could pay online through credit/debit cards. I am not sure why I'm being forced to pay through MO/ banker check. Can someone tell me if something changed (or) if I have done something incorrect ?

Advance thanks!

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harry2467     09/14/2019 20:22 PM
 


May 22nd – Submitted my DOB change application at CKGS after approval of consulate general of India at Atlanta.
May 23rd – Status was showing under review at Embassy in CKGS website... BTW you can check your status on this https://portal2.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/statusTracker/trackStatusInpNew website as well which obviously did not know till July 2019.
Your file number is listed on the back of your passport…

June 25th – Emailed Consulate general of India to inquire about my status… They said, your application is sent for clearance at RPO Ahmedabad, as soon as we received positive reply, we will issue your passport...
Waited one more month and then lost my patience…
July 22nd – Called RPO office at Ahmedabad to inquire about my status… I was lucky they picked up my phone after substantial number of calls... They hardly do… The answer was “Your application has just arrive at my desk”
July 24th – They sent request to Vadodara Municipal Corporation department of birth, death and marriage registration for my birth certificate verification.
July 25th – They sent notification to Police Superintendent for my police verification… (I did not understand why they did PV)
July 28th – Police verification was done with my father in india…
July 30th – My father approached Vadodara municipal corporation department..
August 12th --- RPO could see PV and BC verification in their system..
Between August 12th – September 3rd - Everytime we went to office they told us , that we have already notified Atlanta office… But in reality they never did…
Then I got so frustrated and open up RTI , and by September 9th , I received my passport…
Tips:-
• Once your passport application is at consulate, follow up with them and ask the status… They are very responsive and professional.
• If your passport has been sent for clearance in India, follow up with RPO ASAP… They will not touch your file until you remind them at the RPO at Ahmedabad….


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Anjusha393     09/12/2019 16:17 PM
 


I am still waitting to receive my passport bu here is my experience bottom to top:

Normal

Sep 12, 2019 - Thursday03:10 pmPassport picked up by FedEx.

Your AWB Number is 789771528789

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of FedEx and enter your AWB Number.
Sep 12, 2019 - Thursday12:58 pmPassport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 12, 2019 - Thursday12:21 pmApplication 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 10, 2019 - Tuesday09:42 amApplication is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 10, 2019 - Tuesday09:41 amApplication is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 09, 2019 - Monday05:56 pmApplication is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 09, 2019 - Monday01:30 pmApplication Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

Full payment received and payment receipt sent to your registered email ID.

The Consulate may request for further documents over and above those already submitted as per the Document Checklist.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 09, 2019 - Monday01:29 pmApplication ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

You will receive an E-mail advising you of the outcome of the verification process.

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Desai     09/08/2019 14:55 PM
 


The process was very quick. Below are the details.

Sep 05, 2019 - Thursday04:52 pmPassport picked up by FedEx.

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of FedEx and enter your AWB Number.
Sep 05, 2019 - Thursday04:08 pmPassport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 05, 2019 - Thursday12:23 pmApplication 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 04, 2019 - Wednesday09:39 amApplication is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 04, 2019 - Wednesday09:38 amApplication is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 03, 2019 - Tuesday05:18 pmApplication is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 03, 2019 - Tuesday01:57 pmApplication Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

Full payment received and payment receipt sent to your registered email ID.

The Consulate may request for further documents over and above those already submitted as per the Document Checklist.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 03, 2019 - Tuesday01:55 pmApplication ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

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ameya167     08/28/2019 10:03 AM
 


Aug 14th'19 Morning - Application Received at CKGS center
Aug 14th'19 Noon - Application Verified
Aug 16th'19 - Application Under process at CKGS center
Aug 16th'19 - In Transit from CKGS to Indian Consulate
Aug 16th'19 - Under Process at Indian Consulate
Aug 27th'19 - Application Reviewed by Consulate and In transit to CKGS center
Aug 28th'19 - Passport Received

Center - Atlanta, GA

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