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Indian Passport Renewal at NYC
IT was easy and straight forward to renew my Son's (16 years old) indian passport renew. Below is the over all process.

Passport was received on Sep 29 around 12PM.

Sep 28, 2020 - Monday12:27 pmPassport picked up by UPS.

Your AWB Number is 1Z3Y580V1392366721

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of UPS and enter your AWB Number.
Sep 28, 2020 - Monday09:53 amPassport ‘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 28, 2020 - Monday09:52 amApplication 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 21, 2020 - Monday09:13 amApplication is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 21, 2020 - Monday08:56 amApplication is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 18, 2020 - Friday12:06 pmApplication is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 17, 2020 - Thursday02:02 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 15, 2020 - Tuesday12:52 pmApplication ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

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

Good Luck to everyone.
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My Passport Renewal Experience - NY
Hello everyone,

This forum really helped me during my application process. I hope my experience helps someone else in need.

Services opted:
Change in Appearance

Other info:
Photos from Walmart
Money Order from Walmart
Last passport issued in India
Indian address on Old/New passport
CKGS shipping label
No Police verification initiated
The old passport was due to expire in early 2021.

I sent my application on 09/11 and it was delivered on 09/14. And the process went as follows:
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Sep 28, 2020 - Monday12:16 pm Passport picked up by UPS.

Your AWB Number is 1ZXYZXYZXYZXYZXYZX

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of UPS and enter your AWB Number.
Sep 28, 2020 - Monday09:44 am 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 28, 2020 - Monday09:41 am Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 18, 2020 - Friday10:19 am Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 18, 2020 - Friday09:01 am Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 17, 2020 - Thursday03:40 pmApplication is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 16, 2020 - Wednesday10:57 am 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 15, 2020 - Tuesday12:06 pmApplication ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

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

Thanks!
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Indian Passport Renewal from US - Not adding spouse name after marriage
I am facing an issue with my application on online portal of Indian government passport seva application. 

I reside in USA and for indian passport renewals should go through Cox and Kings.

I am married but I don't want to add my spouse's name. on CKGS application, I have given the marital status as married but did not select the option to add spouse's name. 
Problem is on the Indian government passport seva application, if I select martial status as "Married" on their online form, then their online form makes it mandatory to provide spouse's name.

Anyone knows how to proceed with this situation? Is it ok to submit my application to CKGS and they will take care of it? Or is providing spouse's name after marriage for a reissue of passport mandatory?

Any advice or suggestion will be very helfpful.
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Passport renewal in USA
Just got my passport renewed from Chicago consulate. I went through the Cox and Kings application and selected my own postal service because the website wouldnt let me use my address for some reason. The whole process went very smooth and astonishingly it only took three days between me shipping the documents and then receiving the new passport. It could have been because of the specific consulate or because I entered my Adhaar ID in the application which could have made the verification process very easy for them. Anyway here's how it went.
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Sep 24, 2020 - Thursday05:10 pmPassport picked up by UPS from CKGS in the Pre Paid Envelope provided by you.

Your AWB Number is 1Z0XW7748483201433

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of your Service Provider and enter your AWB Number.
Sep 24, 2020 - Thursday02:14 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 24, 2020 - Thursday02:13 pmApplication 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 23, 2020 - Wednesday10:19 amApplication is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 23, 2020 - Wednesday09:34 amApplication is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 22, 2020 - Tuesday04:52 pmApplication is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 22, 2020 - Tuesday01:18 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 22, 2020 - Tuesday01:15 pm Application ‘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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Just follow the steps on the website. And email them if you have any doubts. They always get back to you in a matter of hours.
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Passport processing query
I had applied for passport in CKGS Chicago on sept 14 and currently it is with Embassy and it reached on sept 17. I received the police verification email on sept 19th and I requested my family members to visit police station but they said they have not received my case. I have applied in normal processing and there is no change in my current address. Is this police verification valid for my case or it is auto generated email. In the email it’s written I need to contact police station after 3 weeks if they don’t reach out to me. Is there a way to track this. I tried in passport Seva link and gave my file number but It’s stating no record found. I am bit worried any suggestions on same situation would be really helpful.
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EAD card processing and Passport under processing
I have submitted my passport renewal application to CKGS (on the 18th Sept). And, I am on an F1 visa and I am currently applying for the EAD card (Post-completion OPT).
Is it okay if I apply for the EAD card using my old passport? I am not sure when my new passport will be processed, and I don't want to delay an already tedious process.
My OPT start date will be late January, and my old passport expires in March '21.
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Question on Renewed Passport number
Hello,

  I have applied for my passport renewal which expires in May 2021. Would the renewed passport number change or will it remain same?
Also, I have submitted DS 160 with my old passport information for stamping and yet to book an appointment. Now, as I'm receiving a renewed passport
and if the passport number changes, would I have to pay the MRV fee again? Because the Note states as below on the UsTravelDocs site:
"Discrepancies between the profile, passport information, and DS-160 information may require completion of a new profile and purchase of a new MRV fee receipt."
In my USTravelDocs profile, it has my old passport number and I can't update the passport number in my profile. Kindly suggest in my situation.

Thank you.
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CKGS to UPS Passport Lost?
We were supposed to receive passport yesterday (9/21) but it never showed up. We raised an investigation with UPS today. we got tracking information through the CKGS automated mail and it says it is in Oakland, CA. But it has been there for 3 days now. Anyone else in this situation where after shipping the passport was delayed? I am not able to contact CKGS as the number provided is not valid. Any next steps that I can take? This is CKGS SF.
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Question on Passport processing
Hello,

 I have mailed my passport package on Sept 8th. I have a change in Address but the address on my Adhaar doesn't match exactly (change in District) with the new address and I'm worried if I would be queried on this.
 Police verification on my Indian address has been done successfully. My application status on Indian Passport tracker site says "Passport has been printed" on Sept 20th. Does this mean there wouldn't be any more questions from Embassy or they can still question on the Address part? Kindly suggest

Thank you,
Abhinav.
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Shipping Requirements for Passport Renewal
Hello,

I filled up my application and I am ready to send the documents to CKGS Chicago for renewal. I wanted to confirm the shipping specific information. I Opted for CKGS shipping and got the mailing label.

1. Do I need to include a return envelope for CKGS to return my passport or they do it?
2. I did not get a return label - does CKGS prints and sends to us.
3. What all needs to be put on the UPS envelope while sending the passport - any number : barcode ?

Ashish
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