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Minor Passport Affidavit Issues
I am seeking assistance from anyone who can advise ASAP. When I am trying to fill CKGS application for my minor son, in the " Change of Appearance " affidavit , it shows Surname + First Name instead of First Name + Surname. I tried to fill-up application twice with different USAS IDs but same error every time. Did anyone also faced this issue ?

The other affidavits ( D and E) are correct. I am not sure if this is system intentionally doing or some error actually happening on the website. I sent many queries to CKGS but no response so far. I am not sure if they will reject the application due to this error or not.

Can the viewers please advise , specially those who filled-up their kids's application for renewal ? Thank You
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Status not getting updated on CKGS from Received to Verified
Hello Friends,

I submitted my minor son's passport to CKGS SF and it is in Received Status since 26-June and still I am waiting for documents verification confirmation as next step from CKGS.
Does anyone else also experiencing such delay for Indian passport renewal process?
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Status not updated in CKGS
Hello friends

I am in progress with my son's passport renewal process. Our package has reached on June 29th, 2020 (FedEX status - Delivered - Houston). But in CKGS website there is no update in the status. It is not showing as "Received". Has anyone faced this issue. Please help.
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Passport renewal experience at NewYork location - June 2020
Sent old passport along with application & documents on 15th June; received the new one and old one (as cancelled) on 1st July; Used CKGS-provided FEDEX shipping both ways; Total processing time 17 calendar days.
So little slower than usual, but no complaints (Before COVID-19 shutdown, usual turnaround time was 8-10 days).

Note: Did not receive email updates on last day when they received the passport back from consulate and dispatched to me. Found the status update and Fedex tracking# from MyAccount on CKGS website. So, keep checking under MyAccount if you have not received the email updates.

Below is the timeline for reference.

Jun 30, 2020 - Tuesday 03:16 pm Passport picked up by FedEx.
Your AWB Number is XXXXX
To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of FedEx and enter your AWB Number.

Jun 30, 2020 - Tuesday 11:59 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.

Jun 30, 2020 - Tuesday 11:58 am Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 19, 2020 - Friday 09:05 am Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 19, 2020 - Friday 08:55 am Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 18, 2020 - Thursday 11:24 am Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 17, 2020 - Wednesday 04:33 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.

Jun 17, 2020 - Wednesday 11:22 am 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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Passport renewal after my Visa expire and extension is pending with USICS
One June 30, status updated to “Your Application is 'On Hold' due to the 'Incomplete Documents'.” With remark as below

Your application has been forwarded to the Embassy / Consulate for review.NOTE: There will be delays in processing your application.CKGS has no information with regard to the amount of time this can take. Do not call the Contact Center as they will not have any more information.

Actually, I have applied the Passport renewal after my Visa expire and extension is pending with USICS. Therefore my passport renewal application has Visa extension receipt I-797, "notarized No status form" as per the CKGS check list.

I have not received any email. If anyone encounters such a situation please suggest the next steps.
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Status updated to “Your Application is 'On Hold' due to the 'Incomplete Documents'.
One June 30, status updated to “Your Application is 'On Hold' due to the 'Incomplete Documents'.” With remark as below

Your application has been forwarded to the Embassy / Consulate for review.NOTE: There will be delays in processing your application.CKGS has no information with regard to the amount of time this can take. Do not call the Contact Center as they will not have any more information.

I have not received any email.

If anyone encounters such a situation please suggest the next steps.
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Question on Sending Missing Documents
Shipped Documents for passport renewal on Jun 26, 2020 to CKGS Chicago

On Jun 30, 2020 status updated to "Your Application is 'On Hold' due to the 'Incomplete Documents'" (The printed font of the Online Passport Application form is TOO SMALL)

Now i'm confused with the next step it says "Ship the Incomplete documents along with the Money Order/ Bankers Cheque/ Cashiers Cheque (if applicable) to your Visa Application Center"

1. I did not receive any email about shipping instructions like print with application barcode.
2. I'm not sure for how much amount i need to send payment(money order).

If any one encounter such please let me know the steps you have taken.
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CKGS Indian passport re-issue questions--please help
Hi friends,

I'm an Indian national who emigrated to the US with my parents as a teenager, and am currently an LPR (green card holder).
Unfortunately I neglected to renew my Indian passport for several years (no excuses besides that I was in college and had a lot of financial and other worries).
Looking at the CKGS process, it seems complex--I have a number of questions that I hope experienced folks here can answer.

    1. CKGS and the Indian govt. website *seem* to allow you to change your primary and secondary address to a non-Indian address.
However, I've read elsewhere that they need an Indian address for verification. Unfortunately I have no address in India or ties to anyone there at present. Will this be a problem? Apparently there's some sort of police verification involved, can they complete the verification with just my name and city of birth and perhaps the old address on the passport?

    2. I never had an Aadhar or PAN number prior to emigration. Is this a problem?

    3. My expired passport also appears to be an "old style" passport and I can't find the 'file number' that the application asks for. According to some online advice I can enter a file number such as '1234' as a placeholder, but I'd appreciate some confirmation from folks here.

   4. Is it required that I enter my spouse's name? It seems irrelevant but the Indian govt. website seems to require it if married.

   5. Any advice or common 'gotchas' with CKGS applications would be helpful. I've read that I need to provide a letter indicating why I'm renewing my passport, which seems strange, but I can do that--any tips there?

Generally, any ideas on how much trouble it is to re-issue a passport that expired several years ago?
Thank you very much and best wishes to all.
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Is AWB number the same as tracking number?
Hi,

I am trying to send my passport documents using the UPS service.

Does anyone know if AWB number is the same as tracking number?
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NY Passport Reissue
I have sent my passport renewal application on 06/21/2020 and I can see fedex delivered it on 06/23/2020. But the status on the portal still shows not received. I understand that there are delays but its been more than 72 hours now. I have dropped a note to customer feedback to check but no response from there. I also tried calling them not even that is closed. Has anyone faced similar issue and could please suggest what should I do.
Thanks
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