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Passport Renewal - CKGS SF - Sent June 9th and Received July 13th
Sent my paperwork on 9th - CKGS received on 10th and it showed as 'Received' in their system on 12th. All was well until it was sent to the Consulate on the 17th. There were no additional updates until the 4th of July when I received an email notifying about the initiation of police verification in India. I was surprised as I was of the understanding that if there is no address change, then there is no police verification.

I reached out to my contacts immediately at the local police station and they wanted a copy of my Aadhaar, two passport-sized photos, and their usual 'Rs. 500/-'. Once they signed off on it, in less than 24 hours, the status was updated and my passport was dispatched. As it was dispatched on a Friday, I had to wait until this morning to get it - there is explicit instruction for the package to be delivered only on a weekday and it also does not allow for pickup from their facility.

Overall, it took a month - wish there was better communication during the three week period when it was in the Embassy but considering everything going on, I'm glad I was able to get it in a month.
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Experience Sharing - CKGS HOU
All - Just sharing my very recent experience with CKGS Houston.

Application - For spouse, reissue : validity <1 Year

Category - Regular

Original Dispatch - Thru FEDEX : 26th June
Delivered by FEDEX : 29th June

Status 1 : Received by CKGS : on Jul 01, 2020 - Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.
 
Status 2 : Your Application is 'On Hold' due to the 'Incomplete Documents'. Jul 01, 2020
Valid US residence proof. Asked to provide Self Attested copy of SPOUSE LEGAL STATUS WITH NOTARY. Just to be sure i sent my DL notorized copy as well as there was no response on any queries raised.

Status 3 : Received by CKGS - Jul 06, 2020 - Not Verified

Status 4 : Verification - Jul 08, 2020 - Application Verification is ‘Complete’.

Status 5 : "Under Process at CKGS" - Jul 08, 2020 - Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Status 4 : "In transit to Consulate" - Jul 08, 2020 - Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Status 5 : "Under Process at Consulate" - Jul 08, 2020 - Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Status 6 : "Completed review by Consulate" - Jul 10, 2020 - Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Status 7 : "Received at CKGS" - Jul 10, 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 10, 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 13, 2020

Observation - There is a delay and there is no way to contact CKGS regarding any queries.I also tried contact them through twitter with out luck .If its really urgent contact through consulate twitter handle. Best bet is to follow online forums like i did and hope for the best.
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Passport renewal submitted to NYC CKGS with new cashier's check on July 9th 2020
Hi All
CKGS NYC has acknowledged receiving my passport renewal application on 9th July. They still haven't shared the verification status of the application in 2 days. From almost every post on this site, it seems that they share verification status within 1-2 days. I am worried about my passport application delays as I urgently need it for extension of my i-94 application. While compiling the documents, I noticed that the cashier's check had CKGS instead of the Cox and Global Kings LLC in the recipient name. By then I had already submitted my CKGS application and NRI passport application; I was afraid of complications if I withdrew my CKGS application as I already submitted NRI passport application. I did write two emails to CKGS asking for guidance but my queries were not responded to in more than a week. So I simply got a new cashier's check with the correct recipient name and sent it along with my application. The number on the new cashier check will not match the number mentioned in the order form. I am worried that it will cause delays in the process or worse rejection. Has anybody experienced this type of problem before and how long did it take CKGS to internally sort out this issue. Everything else with my application is in order except the check number being different. I will very much appreciate any insight into how much delay this could cause and whether I could do anything from my side to make things move faster.
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Unique situation
I applied for my Indian Passport Renewal on 06/24. This week my status has been updated to On hold for missing documents (never received any text messages or emails from them for status update). I did NOT request for my Spouse's name to be added to my new passport however interestingly am being asked to submit Spouse's passport copies and Marriage certificate I am legally married in TX, however am separated from my Spouse. Technically my Marital Status is still "Married" since am neither legally divorced or separated. Unfortunately I can only provide self attested copy of Marriage Certificate and am unable to provide Spouse's passport copy.
Anyone in this situation? I feel hopeless. Neither my Indian citizenship or US green card is through marriage and it's unfortunate if I can't get my Indian passport renewed because of my Marital status. The only option I have is to apply for my US citizenship and renounce my Indian citizenship which I do not want to go through yet.
Any advices?
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Question related to address verification
I applied for passport renewal at CKGS San Francisco. My address is to be change from my institute to permanent Indian address, which was previously verified. However, I received email today stating "Police verification initiated....." Anyone experienced this before? Will the passport be issued only after long wait period for police verification?
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Cancelling CKGS passport renewal application
Hi,

I was trying to understand the passport renewal application and I did a mistake by using my real passport number. In my trial I gave some random information and made up a money order number and submitted it. Now when I am trying to submit the real application, it says an application is already in progress for my passport number.
I want to find out how to cancel my current application.
CKGS is not responding to my email(online enquiry)

Can anyone help me if faced a similar issue

Thanks in advance
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Passport Renewal - SFO
Hi,

Regular processing - minor passport renewal, Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate since Jun 25 without further updates - Anyone received updates recently with the same time frame? Though it says 2-3 weeks of average processing time, few of my known circle received passports within 10 days applied in the same week. If anybody receive updates please post...
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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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