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Emergency Address details missed in application form
Hi

While filling-up passport renewal application for my minor son, I forgot to add address under " Emergency Contact " details though I included my name and contact number. I filled-up application in SFO. How can I include it now ? CKGS is not reachable either via phone or mails.

Will they reject the application ? Kindly advise. Than You
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Passport Process Upgrade to Tatkal from Normal
Hello All, hope this question relates to some of you, i had submitted my Passport Renewal with CKGS New York a couple of days back under Normal Process and due to an Urgency i would need to Upgrade my process to Tatkal. I have been trying to reach CKGS with multiple emails on their preferred links with no response and this is very Urgent.

I would like to get your thoughts on what needs to be done in this case as i'm hanging with no proper response and this would jeopardize my stay in USA.

Appreciate your thoughts if anyone went through a similar ordeal of upgrading the Process
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Passport Renewal in SFO, missing barcode
Hello,
I have just sent my application to SFO CKGS. However, I did miss attaching the barcode on the fedex envelope.
The package is already delivered by fedex.

Has anybody faced made this mistake? What happens in such cases?

TIA
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Tatkal Passport Renewal - SFO
Hello,

From last 5 days the status of my passport renewal is showing as Application is 'AT EMBASSY', I applied for passport renewal under tatkal category, the application was submitted to embassy by CKGS on Jul 02, 2020 12:38 pm, is anyone facing the same delay.

None of the contact numbers of either consulate or CKGS are working, no response of multiple emails as well.

Regards
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Experience Sharing - CKGS NYC
All - Just sharing my very recent experience with CKGS NYC.

Application - For self, reissue : validity <1 Year

Category - Tatkaal { No reasons / approvals were required - as confirmed by indian consulate over Pramit }

Original Dispatch - Thru FEDEX : 25th June
Delivered by FEDEX : 26th June

Status 1 : Received by CKGS : on Jul 02, 2020 - Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

Status 2 : Verification - Jul 03, 2020 - Application Verification is ‘Complete’.

Status 3 : "Under Process at CKGS" - Jul 03, 2020 - Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Status 4 : "In transit to Consulate" - Jul 06, 2020 - Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Status 5 : "Under Process at Consulate" - Jul 06, 2020 - Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Status 6 : "Completed review by Consulate" - Jul 06, 2020 - Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Status 7 : "Received at CKGS" - Jul 06, 2020 - Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Status 8 : "Dispatch" - Jul 06, 2020 - Passport picked up by FedEx.
To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of FedEx and enter your AWB Number.

Status 9 : "Delivered" - July 07, 2020 at 4.05 pm

Observation - After the initial delay of 4 days, the process took less than expected. This initial delay could be due to "isolation" of packets being delivered thru FEDEX.

Overall, pleasantly surprised with the swift handling.

thanks everyone - reading and catching up on latest thru this channel
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Ckgs - passport renewal - on hold
Hi ,

I have sent my application for my minor son passport renewal on June 23 , and I was seeing the status as on hold on July 3. With. Comments " the online nri application form missing parents signature , so please reprint the form and after either parent sign the form in page 4 " . I am totally confused , this form has only 5 pages and on 5 th page it's says the applicant should sign , so I made my kid to sign the form and sent it to ckgs. But they are confusing by wrongly mentioning the page no and am not sure both applicant and parent has to sign or only parent need to sign.

Also in commets it's mentioned like I need to notorise the form . But when I sent first time in ckgs check list they did not asked notory sign for online application form which we fill in emphasy website .
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No update from NY CKGS from last 2 weeks
Hi,

I got an email from NY CKGS on 23rd of June regarding the incomplete documentation. I shipped the missing document along with that email on 24th June and I got a notification from FEDEX that it got delivered on 25th.

After that I did not get any kind of notification from CKGS and its almost 2 weeks. In the CKGS website it still showing incomplete documentation from 23rd June. I put the feedback/complaint last week but still no update. Anyone faced similar problem?

Thanks.
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Tatkal Passport Timelines Houston
Got passport to my spouse and child in 10 days for Tatkal

Day 1
Jun 26, 2020 Friday 10:00 AM : Prepared Documents, Got Bank's check
Jun 26, 2020 Friday 03:00 PM : Got Notarized Signatures
Jun 26, 2020 Friday 05:00 PM : Sent Documents through FEDEX

Day 2 & Day 3
Jun 27, 2020 Sat & Jun 27, 2020 Sun : Holiday

Day 3
Jun 29, 2020 Monday 09:00 AM : On Fedex Tracking , its mentioned as delivered and signed. NO UPDATE ON CKGS ONLINE

Day 4
Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday : NO UPDATE ON CKGS ONLINE

Day 5
Jul 01, 2020 Wednesday 05:32 PM : Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.
Jul 01, 2020 Wednesday 05:42 PM : Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

Day 6
Jul 02, 2020 Thursday 11:41 AM : Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.
Jul 02, 2020 Thursday 11:42 AM : Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.
Jul 02, 2020 Thursday 11:43 AM : Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Day 7
Jul 03, 2020 Friday 04:29 PM : Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
Jul 03, 2020 Friday 04:47 PM : Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.
Jul 03, 2020 Friday 04:53 PM : Passport picked up by FedEx.

Day 8 & Day 9
Jul 04, 2020 Sat & Jul 05, 2020 Sun : Holiday

Day 10

Jul 06, 2020 Monday 10:45: Delivered to my Home

Note : Passport delivered on the doorsteps, need to keep track of your application

Thanks CKGS
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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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