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Passport Renewal Timeline - Edinburgh
Attended VFS Appointment at Edinburgh - 22/Oct/2021
Application Type: Normal
Updates so far,
Email from passport admin informing that police verification forwarded to my nearest police station - 25/Oct/2021
Heard nothing so far -
Status in Passport Seva now says: "Your passport has been printed and being forwarded to Embassy/Consulate. The Embassy/Consulate will contact you once they receive the passport for dispatch." - 28/Oct/2021
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NewYork Tatkal Timeline, 1 week only
Timeline (2021):
Tatkal category at the NYC (no change in Indian address)
October 19: Submitted application at Fedex
October 20: Application received at VFS (text message)
October 20: Application has been verified at VFS and currently under process for onward submission to the Mission (vfs website)
October 20: Your application has been processed and is submitted to the mission for decision making (vfs website)
October 21: Embassy received the docs and review in progress (at the government of India website)
October 22:Passport has been printed (at the government of India website)
October 25: Passport has been handed over by the Embassy/Consulate to the OSP executive for further dispatch to the applicant(at the government of India website)
October 25:Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched using the courier service you had opted.(vfs website) Received shipment details via email
October 26: Received passport

No police verification mail(used the same old Indian address). I have provided my Aadhar card details in the form.
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Passport Renewal - Washington DC- Normal
Mon 10/4/2021 10:25 AM - Notification from VFS Global
Wed 10/6/2021 10:46 AM - Application Confirmation
Wed 10/6/2021 10:31 AM - Subject: Request from VFS Global
Photograph : The Attire is light, the photo is blurry - Please submit two new recent good quality photographs.
        CLOTHING should be dark, background white, natural lightning, size 2x2. Follow the requirements from the VFS web page.
Fri 10/8/2021 12:26 PM - Notification from VFS Global
Your Application has been ‘Processed’ at the VFS India Consular application Centre and currently is
        ‘In-Transit‘ to the Embassy of India/Consulate General of India for decision making.
Mon 10/18/2021 11:34 PM- Initiation of Police Verification Request(s) for your Passport Application File (No. )
Tue 10/26/2021 11:09 AM - Notification from VFS Global
Your document (s) is dispatched using the return label purchased or sent by you.If using VFS courier, please check for email from "[email protected]" for details.
10/26/2021 1:50 PM - FedEx Shipment Delivered my passport
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Passport Renewal- Houston Normal
Applied for passport renewal for my wife- Oct12
Documents were received by Vfs- Oct13
Documents processed and sent to Embassy- Oct 14.

Since then there is no change in the status. In the meantime something came up for which we have to travel to India on November 22nd. Is there a way to contact the embassy. Already tried calling the helpline and sending an email.
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Passport Renewal - NY Consulate - Normal
Start date - 09/21/2021 (Docs Submission)
End Date - 10/19/2021 (New Passport in Hand)

09/21/2021 - Used the default courier option provided by VFS, couriered the docs to VFS
09/22/2021 - VFS Received the docs and currently review in progress
09/23/2021 - VFS review completed and in-transit to Embassy
09/24/2021 - Embassy received the docs and review in progress
09/28/2021 - Embassy review in progress
10/11/2021 - Print Initiated
10/13/2021 - Print Completed
10/14/2021 - Passport has been handed over by the Embassy/Consulate to the OSP executive for further dispatch to the applicant.
10/14/2021 - Received the mail with Fedex tracking
10/19/2021 - Passport in hand along with old one

No police verification mail(used the same old Indian address). I have provided my Aadhar card details in the form along with PAN.
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SFO Tatkal (11 Days)
Application reached VFS on Sept 30
Application under process on Oct 5
Application has been processed Oct 5
Passport printed at consulate on Oct 8
New passport delivery initiated Oct 11

I sent all the required documents as mentioned in the checklist.
I did send the change of appearance as 'No', even though my passport renewal is after 10 years.
I did not have any extreme changes to my appearance but there is considerable change since it is 10 years time.

PS: Please follow the instructions as mentioned in the checklist and include all the documents including self sworn affidavit (notarized).
       Include another document at the end 'Order of documents' which mentions the order of the documents included in the package.
       Do not staple any documents.
       Use a clipper to hold all the documents in the application.
       Please notarize the required documents and self attest others.
       No police verification so far, assuming it is because I included my Adhaar card as Indian address proof.
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New York - Normal
Sep 15 - Application Received
Sep 16 - Application processed and currently is ‘In-Transit‘ to the Embassy of India/Consulate General of India

After this, the status kept updating on government website.

October 8 - Passport is printed
October 11 - Passport has been handed over by the Embassy/Consulate to the OSP executive for further dispatch to the applicant.

Did not receive any email for police verification.
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How to send query on PARMIT- Indian consulate
My passport is stuck in embassy from 09/03 and there is no possible way to connect to the embassy . Every time I try to enter the PARMIT request it says

"This mobile number and email address has been already registered with us. Please check consular query status"

Is there any possible way to contact the embassy.

I kindly request someone to help me on the same
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Passport Renewal - NewYork - Normal
09/24/21 - Your application is received .Avg processing time at Mission is 4-6 weeks except Tatkal cases.
09/28/21 - Your Application has been ‘Processed’ and currently is ‘In-Transit‘ to the Embassy of India/Consulate General of India for decision making.
09/29/21 - No update from VFS. passport portal: Your application has reached at the Embassy/Consulate and is currently under review process

Checking for update every day but none so far.

10/07/21 - No udpate
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Passport Renewal Normal - Washington DC
Sharing my passport renewal experience, this forum is very helpful.

Excellent service provided by VFS and DC Embassy. It took just 3 weeks in normal mode.

9/10/21: VFS received
9/14/21: VFS processed and sent to embassy at DC
9/15/21: DC embassy received and under review
9/17/21: Passport print initiated
9/28/21: Passport print completed
9/29/21: Passport handed over to VFS
9/30/21: Dispatched from VFS
10/1/21: Received both old and new passports

I availed VFS provided FedEx courier service.
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