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Delay Due to COVID19
With Indian consulate closed across US, has anyone who has given for passport renewal still pending ? I tried reaching out to consulate but couldn't connect. on the website it says passport services temporarily halted due to COVID19..

Is anyone in same situation or know any information on estimated time it will take to get passport processed. For me it has been three weeks since the passport reached consulate for renewal. Please share if you have suggestions or information or similar situation ?
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Passport Re issue Atlanta
Honestly i was surprised by the efficiency of Indian Embassy Atlanta especially with the shutdown of everything.
its as fast as tatkal, even with a address change request.
it almost took me 2 weeks to fill the forms though, with address change being forced by the system

Mar 24, 2020 Tuesday
Passport Delivered

Mar 23, 2020 - Monday 12:32 pm
Passport picked up by FedEx.
Your AWB Number is 39XXXXXX

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of FedEx and enter your AWB Number.
Mar 23, 2020 - Monday 11:32 am
Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Mar 23, 2020 - Monday 11:29 am
Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Mar 18, 2020 - Wednesday 09:29 am
Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Mar 18, 2020 - Wednesday 09:23 am
Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Mar 17, 2020 - Tuesday 03:53 pm
Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Mar 17, 2020 - Tuesday 01:11 pm
Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.
Full payment received and payment receipt sent to your registered email ID.
The Consulate may request for further documents over and above those already submitted as per the Document Checklist.

Mar 17, 2020 - Tuesday 01:10 pm
Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

You will receive an E-mail advising you of the outcome of the verification process.Honestly i was surprised by the efficiency of Indian Embassy Atlanta especially with the shutdown of everything.
its as fast as tatkal, even with a address change request.
it almost took me 2 weeks to fill the forms though, with address change being forced by the system

Mar 24, 2020 Tuesday
Passport Delivered

Mar 23, 2020 - Monday 12:32 pm
Passport picked up by FedEx.
Your AWB Number is 39XXXXXX

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of FedEx and enter your AWB Number.
Mar 23, 2020 - Monday 11:32 am
Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Mar 23, 2020 - Monday 11:29 am
Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Mar 18, 2020 - Wednesday 09:29 am
Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Mar 18, 2020 - Wednesday 09:23 am
Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Mar 17, 2020 - Tuesday 03:53 pm
Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Mar 17, 2020 - Tuesday 01:11 pm
Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.
Full payment received and payment receipt sent to your registered email ID.
The Consulate may request for further documents over and above those already submitted as per the Document Checklist.

Mar 17, 2020 - Tuesday 01:10 pm
Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

You will receive an E-mail advising you of the outcome of the verification process.
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Passport reissue -Atlanta
Has anybody been facing the same issue as me for Atlanta ckgs my passport is pending with the consulate for more than 12 days now.

Below are my timelines:-
Mar 12, 2020 - Thursday09:07 amApplication is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Mar 12, 2020 - Thursday09:03 amApplication is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Mar 11, 2020 - Wednesday04:21 pmApplication is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Mar 11, 2020 - Wednesday10:35 amApplication Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

Mar 11, 2020 - Wednesday10:33 amApplication ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

Please help if anyone know whom I can contact for this.
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Passport re issue - Chicago
Here is my timeline , even during COVID19 , Consulate issued passport in a week. I shipped the document to CKGS Chicago. I changed my Passport address (new address also in India)
Mar 24, 2020 : Passport in hand.

Mar 23, 2020 - Monday03:46 pm Passport picked up .

Your AWB Number is XX

Mar 23, 2020 - Monday03:07 pm Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Mar 23, 2020 - Monday02:52 pm Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Mar 18, 2020 - Wednesday10:01 am Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Mar 18, 2020 - Wednesday09:19 am Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Mar 17, 2020 - Tuesday06:07 pm Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Mar 16, 2020 - Monday05:28 pm Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

Mar 16, 2020 - Monday05:26 pm Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.
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Passport re-issue - NY consulate
Initially I opted for walk-in submission at the Indian Consular Services Camp at New England Visa Camp (New England Shirdi Sai Temple) originally scheduled for March 21st. But due to the COVID-19 precaution the camp was cancelled.
Since I had already paid the Return package fees on CKGS application, I sent the documents myself using Fedex.
(No major changes on the application, except that I opted for my ‘Signature change’)
Below is the timeline;

Mar 16, 2020 - Monday 11:41 am
Application ‘Received’ by CKGS

Mar 16, 2020 - Monday 11:41 am
Application ‘Received’ at the CKGS Visa Application Center in CKGS Passport Application New York. Your application is 'Not Verified’.

Mar 16, 2020 - Monday 11:44 am
Application ‘Received’ and ‘Verified’. Processing of your application will continue.
Full payment received and payment receipt sent to your registered email ID.

Mar 16, 2020 - Monday 01:54 pm
Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Mar 17, 2020 - Tuesday 09:13 am
Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Mar 17, 2020 - Tuesday 05:46 pm
Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Mar 20, 2020 - Friday 01:58 pm
Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.

Mar 20, 2020 - Friday 01:59 pm
Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Mar 20, 2020 - Friday 02:00 pm
Passport picked up by FedEx.
Your AWB Number is XXXXXXXXX
Expected delivery March 23, 2020.
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Passport expires while staying in USA
With SFO consulate closed till 07 April and possibility of the closure to extend further, there is chance that the passport gets expired and we are not able to renew it on time. Is it possible to stay in with expired passport?
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Passport Renewal Experience (Washington DC)
First, I wish everyone stays safe as these are challenging times for everyone.

Sharing experience:

1) Only 2 passport size photographs. Pasted one on the first page of the application and another on change of appearance form.

2) Added spouse name to my passport: No need to send any certificate as Annexure E is for that purpose where we acknowledge family person names.

3) Used CKGS shipping option as it is better compared to self posting.

4) Used Notary service in UPS

5) I sent my US driver's license (UPS Notarized) and an Indian Adhaar card copy (Self Notarized). Strictly adhere to the checklist and you won't have any issues.

Mar 11, 2020 - Wednesday: 4:32 PM: Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.
Mar 16, 2020 - Monday: 9:49 AM: Application Verification is ‘Complete’. The processing of your application will continue.

Mar 16, 2020 - Monday: 5:01 PM : Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.
Mar 17, 2020 - Tuesday: 9:44 AM: Application is 'In Transit' to the Embassy.
Mar 17, 2020 - Tuesday: 10:30 AM: Application is 'Under Process' at Embassy for decision making.
Mar 19, 2020 - Thursday: 11:54 AM: Application 'Reviewed' by Embassy and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
Mar 19, 2020 - Thursday: 11:56 AM: Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.
Mar 19, 2020 - Thursday: 12:02 PM: Passport picked up by FedEx.

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Reissue of lost passport
Hi,
I was asked to send additional pending documents by consulate a week ago and the application was ON HOLD .I attached a copy of my lost passport on the same email and sent them. However it's been a week and there is not update. Should I be worried ....can somebody guide me as to what to do? Because there is no address as such to send the document to consulate and also they did not mention anything like that.
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Passport Renewal Timeline at New York Consulate
March 10 - Passport received.

Mar 09, 2020 - Monday 10:39 am Passport picked up by FedEx.
Your AWB Number is XXX
To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of FedEx and enter your AWB Number.

Mar 09, 2020 - Monday 10:38 am Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

Mar 09, 2020 - Monday 10:38 am Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

Mar 04, 2020 - Wednesday 08:49 am Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

Mar 04, 2020 - Wednesday 08:34 am Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

Mar 03, 2020 - Tuesday 03:26 pm Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

Mar 03, 2020 - Tuesday 02:34 pm We have 'Received' the 'Incomplete Documents' mentioned below but the contents have 'Not Been Verified'. An update on the progress of your application will be sent to you post verification.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

Mar 03, 2020 - Tuesday 02:33 pm Your Application continues to be 'On Hold' due to 'Pending Incomplete Documents'.
Once CKGS receives the required documents and post verification, your application process will resume.
We have also sent you an email notification.

Feb 26, 2020 - Wednesday 04:20 pm Your Application is 'On Hold' due to the 'Incomplete Documents'.
Once CKGS receives the documents and post verification, your application process will resume.
We have also sent you an email notification.

Feb 26, 2020 - Wednesday 02:26 pm Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.
You will receive an E-mail advising you of the outcome of the verification process.
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Reissue of old expired passport, Indian address required?
Dear friends,

I'm helping a relative apply for a passport reissue. Her Indian passport expired more than 10 years ago. Has anyone tried to renew such a long out of date passport?

It appears that a "nationality verification form" was previously required but that seems to have changed.

Second, is an address in India required for the CKGS/NRI passport reissue process? She has no one left in India at this point, so not sure which address we can provide besides her USA address.

Lastly, do they require a precise name match between the passport and her US residency documents? She got married and added her husband's last name, keeping her original last name as her middle name.
Thanks for any advice!
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