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Passport Renewal New York Consulate
My experience with Passport renewal with Indian Consulate @ New York

Just for the timelines estimate I'm from NJ.

Total time from package sent to received was 15 days, including weekends.

Jan 22, 2020 Wednesday Package sent via FedEx.
Jan 23, 2020 Thursday, Application Received by CKGS in the morning and verified after couple of hours.
Jan 24, 2020 Friday Package was sent to Consulate from CKGS and the status 'In Transit to the Consulate.'
25th and 26th weekend
Jan 27, 2020 Monday Application received by consulate and the status was 'Under Process at Consulate'

No Status change for 8 days, until Feb 4th Tuesday
11:30 AM -- Package reviewed and sent to CKGS from consulate.
11:45 AM -- PAckage received by CKGS and in sorting.
12:30 PM -- Fedex label created and ready for pickup by Fedex.
5:00 PM Fedex picked up the package

Feb 5th Wednesday -- 11:30 AM, Package delivered to me.
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Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.
CKGS received the package on Jan 30, 2020. How long it takes for verification?

One of my friend submitted 2 weeks before me and his docs were verified with in a day only.

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Passport Renewal New York
My experience with Passport renewal was pretty easy. Total time from package sent to received was 10 Business Days

Jan 15, 2020 : Package sent via FedEx
Jan 16, 2020 - Thursday Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.
Jan 17, 2020 - Friday Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.
Jan 20, 2020 - Monday Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.
Jan 20, 2020 - Monday Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.
Jan 28, 2020 - Tuesday Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.

Jan 28, 2020 - Tuesday Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Jan 28, 2020 - Tuesday Passport picked up by FedEx.

Jan 29, 2020 - Passport delivered

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Passport - Incomplete Document
I received the following email
your application received by CKGS Application Center is ‘Not Complete’ and the processing is ‘On Hold’ due to Documentation

The printed format of the Online Passport application is incorrect.

I have been asked to re-print because the document I sent had 5 pages ( probably browser issue while printing). Now I have used internet explorer to print and it comes out as 4 pages.
CKGS has asked to just sign and send the document, however they have not mentioned if I need to paste a photo

I have raised a query with them but wanted to know if someone has faced this issue.
Help appreciated
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Passport renewal - DC
I just renewed my passport.
Jan 13th: (reached CKGS), being verified
Jan 17th (friday): Sent to Embassy
Jan 20th: returned back to CKGS
Jan 21st: received it

There was a few days gap while it was being verified but then progressed quickly.

My old passport did not have my spouse's name. In CKGS website, I did not select to add spouse name. But Govt of India website mandated to add name when I selected "married" as marital status. Therefore, I included my spouse's passport and marriage certificate (though doc list didnt mention). I also explained in a cover letter why I included it.

Also, my india address was too long to fit in Govt of India website. So, mentioned that in cover letter along with address as entered as well as prior address in old passport.

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Passport picture
Can we use the Passport picture taken for US passport for Indian passport renewal as well since that is also 2 X 2 or is there any difference between both ?
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Washington DC Renewal time
My passport is expiring March 1. I am waiting for OATH schedule for natuaralization.

I am not sure how long this will take. How long does it take for renewal under normal processing in Washington DC ? I am confused whether to apply or wait.

Bottomline I am not ready to be with expired passport not even for a single day.
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Renewal passport-Application is on Hold due to incomplete documents
Hi All, I recently submitted renewal of my passport through CKGS, I received a email saying that application is on hold due to incomplete document. It’s mentioned in the email that documents should be send through shipping only. This is the message Documents by Post:
Documents should be sent by Shipping only. Documents sent by any other mode will not be accepted. Log in to ‘My Account’ on the CKGS website to purchase shipping and print your Shipping label.

Does any faces this situation and also how to purchase shipping and get label to send incomplete documents. I don’t find any info in my account.

Please advise.

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Passport Renewal process (expired 3 Years Ago) At San Francisco
Hi guys If you are currently in process of renewing your Indian passport here is Timeline based on my experience.
Save money and apply yourself its the easiest process and everything is understanding on CKGS. Indian consulate need your original expired or expiring passport. Proof of legal status(Green Card/EAD/NOA/Visa) except B1/b2 . Address proof if you need US address on passport (Drivers license/stateID/Lease/utility bill) etc.
I used Misc Services them were Change of address,Add spouse name, change of appearance Get all them public notarized.

Here is process December 2019

DEC 5 - Received at CKGS Not verified
DEC 6 -Under manifestation
DEC 6- Verified at CKGS
DEC 6- In transit to Consulate
DEC 7- Under process at consulate
DEC 22- Reviewed and in transit to Ckgs
DEC 22-Sorting And returned
DEC 23-Delivered

All applications are different but pretty much you can apply it yourself make sure fill out right info if you have any concerns or questions please contact me through my Email @ [email protected]

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Damaged Indian Passport Experience - SFO
My Indian passport was damaged in the rain ~3 weeks ago. I followed the instructions on the CKGS website and submitted all documents via FedEx on December 3. My application was processed and verified at CKGS and sent to the Indian Consulate on December 4.

I did not hear back for 10 days, and since I had to fly back home, I called the Indian Consulate's emergency phone number: 415-683-6629, which connects directly to the Consular Officer, Mr. Yusuf Jamal. He was very understanding and extremely efficient. I had called him on the Friday, 13th of December and he said the my passport will be issued the following Monday and that I should get my passport that Wednesday.

I am so thankful that he kept his word - I received my passport on time like he said and now thanks to him, I can fly out as planned.

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