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Returning from India to US with passport less than 2 months
Can I travel from India to USA with Greencard when Indian passport is expiring in two months?
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Signature requiired for renewed passport delivery?
Hello All,

As the title says, for folks that applied through Tatkaal service, did you have to sign for your new/renew passport when FedEx delivered it? My family and I are unfortunately going away on vacation while the passport is being delivered and I'm wondering what alternatives I have.

If no signature is required, I can have my neighbor collect it on my behalf.

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Reissue /Renewal
Hi All,

I had submitted my application for renewal in Consular Camp held in London on 15/05

19/05 - Passport application along with fee details have been received. The same is under processing at the Embassy/Consulate.

25/05 - Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate also File number generated
25/05- Got email from Passport India that - Initiation of Police Verification Request(s) for your Passport Application File

Can someone help and let me know how long this may remain in this status and what are next status updates
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Tatkal passport re-issue via NYC, with changing the Indian address in passport [May 2022]
Subject: Tatkal passport re-issue via NYC, with changing the Indian address in passport

5/1 - Documents sent through fedex.
5/3 Reached VFS.
5/3- Acknowledgement from VFS. Reviewed and submitted to mission (text message)
5/6- Police Verification initiated (email from [email protected]…..)
5/7- Police calls my parents at home, receives two id proof (Aadhar card and old DL)
5/9- You application has been reviewed and received and will be dispatched using courier service opted by you -(text message from VFS)
5/10- Passport received at home

Documents list sent.
 Checklist document [signed]
Government form with signatures and append photo. Color copy.

Annexure - E - notarized
Change of apperance-notarized
Self sworn - NOT notarized
Visa proof - notarized- Color copy.

Address proof - notarized -Color copy.

Passport first 5 pages and last three pages -Color copy. Self attested only.
Original passport.


super-scribed [Tatkal service for passport re-issue]of top of the fedex envelop.
Opted VFS fedex courier service.
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Passport renewal- Convert the normal application to Tatkal? Help needed
Your application has reached at the Embassy/Consulate and is currently under review process

Hello all, I applied for passport renewal on April 14. I got my earlier passport at SFO.
I have an urgent trip to India coming in two weeks.

Is there any way to request the consulate to expedite the process? Are there any options? Can I make a personal visit? Request to convert normal application to Tatkal or any other methods ?

Help much appreciated. I booked the tickets and I was hoping to get the passport in three weeks or so as I had applied it for the passport through SFO last time! (I know, not a smart move).
Thanks in advance
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Delay in passport renewal NY consulate
Dear all,

I applied for my passport renewal under normal process.. I had two changes in my passport -DOB change and address change. My passport status has been in transit for last 5 weeks. Last week i checked via pramit and they asked some documents and explanation regarding DOB and i submitted those. After that no response via pramit or emails to consulate. Does it take this long?
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Passport print initiated and email for police verification iniitated
Hi Everyone, I have a question. I applied for Passport renewal at SFO Consulate. On 04/21, the status on the MEA website changed to Print has been initiated. On 04/23 got an email that says
his is to inform you that Police Verification Request has been sent to the Police department (refer the following table for details) for your Passport Application (Re-Issue Passport Issuance under Normal scheme) submitted.

What does that mean ? do i need to do anything ? I thought folks had police verification before print ?
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Police verification cannot be done
I submitted my passport application in February 2022 Police verification was requested but the address in india cannot be verified. I have not lived in india for a long time and new neighbors dont want to share their ID. Police officer is corrupt and asking for a bribe on his terms which is fishy. Indian embassy in San Francisco is not responding.
I dont know what to do or who else to contact. Anyone has an idea where to start or have a similar experience? Thanks
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File Number same as ARN

I've used my ARN to track my application on VFS website. It says that the application is at Embassy/Consulate for review.

However, on the Passport Seva website, tracking doesn't work: the page keeps asking me for File Number. Using my ARN, the response is "The status of the entered File Number is not available in the system."

Am I missing something? Is the File Number different from ARN and if so where can I locate it?

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Forgot to add self sworn affidavit
Hello Everyone,

I submitted my documents yesterday. Included all but the self sworn affidavit. I didn't find it written in the required docs list in the VFS site. Will they ask me for it?
Also, the notary refused to notarize the passport and DL copy. Instead told me to write a letter that both have been verified by him and he notarized that form. Will that work?

Thank you.
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