* My passport was about to Expired ~ but still i have 1 year Validity till ~ 2022 June
* i was planning to go for India to get H1 visa Stamping Slot So i renew my password a head to avoid last minutes Hurdle.
* if your passport was about to Expire less than 12 months your are eligible to Renew your passport under Tatkal or Normal .
Ex: current passport Expires March 2022 , eligible to apply from April 2021.
* Required Steps / Documents
* Register in VFS Portal , Register in GOVT https://portal3.passportindia.gov.in
* Fill all the Required Information.
* Better to pay fee in Online in VFS portal instead of check or money order / so u have peace of mind while shipping and getting passport back from Embassies
List of documents to include in packet .
* Check list Document with your information Printed .
* Print passport - Application form Summited in Govt web site with Photo Attached.
* affidavit-for-change-in-appearance-and-signature ( to be Notarized )
* Your i-797 Approval copy Color all pages each 1page (to be Notarized )
* Any US govt valid address Proof Color copy ( DL , State id ) - (to be Notarized )
* passport color copies last 5 pages and last 2 pages
* Include original Passport in packet.
* Application confirmation letter , after your Submit in VFS portal.
* Indian AAdhar card.
* it took around 15 working days for me to get My passport back to my Hand.
* Recommend to wait minimum 10 working days to change the status , after your application Delivered to Indian Embassy
* Packed received June 25/2021 , New PP received July 14.
* for me no police verification done.
Tips to save $:
* For Notary schedule appointment in your Nearest Bank Free of cost.
* Photo : 2*2 use your mobile photo and upload in 'Photo AID app'
it will convert to white Bag-round. for ( 1$) fee .
it will give 4/6 , go to Walgreens and print for 0.50$
* No printer/ scanner go Near by Public library to print and scan documents.
Hope it Helps !! Cheers