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Passport application Notary docuuments?
Hi Gurus,

I went to local bank for Notarizing color copy of my Drivers license and GC. However, the Notary in WA state does not stamp directly on the photocopy. Instead the Notary gave me a certified copy (another sheet) and stamped on it and asked me to sign and date on the photocopy in her presence. Is this acceptable by CKGS/Consulate for passport renewal. Or does the Notary stamp needs to be on the photocopy itself? I am confused. Thanks.
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Passport pending at SFO
Our Passport is still 'Under process at Embassy' SFO

Can someone let me know the email ID of some person that replies at SFO to contact about this delay and get our passport back.
(We sent an email yesterday to generic email ids of sfo and no response)

Feb 04, 2019 - Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.
Feb 04, 2019 - Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.
Feb 02, 2019 - Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.
Feb 01, 2019 - Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.
Jan 29, 2019 - Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.
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passport renewal in Washington DC
Hi All,

I have a passport that was issued in USA which is expiring. Can you please clarify the following questions:
1) How long is the wait once the passport has been submitted in normal processing. I have read horrible stories that due to the system upgrade it is taking more than 6 weeks etc. in DC.
2) I have an urgent business travel coming in two weeks, can I use Tatkal services to get my passport renewed.
3) Sample Tatkal request form that needs to be used for requesting tatkal.

I really appreciate all the help!
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Dealy in DC passport renewal due to system upgrades?
My passport status was updated on Feb 1 to say it was sent to the embassy for processing. No updates yet.

I emailed CKGS about the status and here is what they said. This is really bad and sad - they should have told this earlier on their website as I have international travel coming up soon:
Please be informed that due to up-gradation in the Embassy system, processing time for the Indian passport applications in Washington DC is prolonged to 6 weeks. Please expect a delay in response.

Request you continue tracking your application status on the website. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

I am not sure when to expect my passport at this point. I hope its in the next 2 weeks and in time for my travel.
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Passport renewal how many photos
hello Gurus, please help with the below questions:
1) How many total photos I need to send with the passport renewal (SFO jurisdiction, Normal process).
1 ea for Passport application form (Indian Govt. form)
1 ea for Change of appearance.
2 ea additional photos per checklist. While the bottom bullet points in the checklist instructions says 3 total to send. so it is not adding the math.
If I follow the checklist, it is 5 in total or 4 total.

2) To add spouse name to passport, do I need to send marriage certificate? Even though checklist did not ask for it.
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India Passport Renewal Delay
My application for passport renewal submitted through CKGS to Embassy on

Dec 27, 2018 02:16 pm "Application is 'Under Process' at Embassy for decision making."

Still it is in same status. Anyone has any idea about this. Please let me know.
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Passport Renewal at SFO
My application is with SFO embassy from Jan 30, I have travel plan on Feb 23 so I am thinking to withdraw my passport. Anyone knows process to withdraw passport? Can I re-enter USA with less that 6 months passport validity?
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Passport renewal at DC
All documents submitted to CKGS on 31-Dec-2019. Passport is pending with the D.C. embassy since then. I was hoping it would take only a couple of weeks because I have to travel out of the country for work next month. But no updates so far. I didn't expect the embassy to be this slow. Any idea what is going on?
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SFO consulate Jan passport tracker
Requests: Name update in the passport.

I submitted passport at Consulate on 21st Jan and there is no update on the application so far.

Anyone else going through the same at SFO consulate?

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Atlanta Consulate Passport Renewal
Requests: Spouse name addition
                  Change of Address in India
                  Change of printed address on passport (USA address)

I was fretting over not having submitted marriage registration proof or spouse's passport copy (because it was not mentioned in the list of documents).

I must say, I am impressed. (And thank God, because I have out of country travel plans mid March)

Feb 11, 2019 - Monday 04:37 pm
Passport picked up by UPS.

Your AWB Number is xxxxxx

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of UPS and enter your AWB Number.

Jan 31, 2019 - Thursday05:02 pm
Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

You will receive an E-mail advising you of the outcome of the verification process.

In summary,my passport should arrive tomorrow. 13 days from submission !
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