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Delay - Passport Renewal - Chicago
My passport was received at the Chicago consulate on the 2nd Jan 2019. No response yet. Showing as Processing at Consulate on the CK tracker. This was a plain renewal with no changes.

Meanwhile my friend sent his passport to New York. Passport received on the 4th of Jan at the consulate and he received it back on the 11th in his hand. This included addition of spouse's name and change of address in India.

I am begining to think it is plain luck... The 15 working days timeframe they tell you about means nothing...

Anybody waiting for passport from Chicago? I will keep this group updated on progress in my case...
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Passport Renewal delayed at DC Embassy
I applied for my son's (minor) passport renewal & is with the Embassy with status as processing at embassy since 7th Jan 2019
It will be 3 weeks this week since it is in the same status. I have to travel in the first week of Feb & not sure how can I get it expedited?
Is anyone sailing in the same boat & has received passport at least at the end of 3 weeks?
I am worried as I saw mutliple discussions below for delayed processing sepcially at DC & SFO Embassy.
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Marriage certificate -Addition of Spouse Name
I am renewing my Passport and adding my spouse Name in my passport . I have selected that option but don't see any document proof in the checklist for the same . Please let me know if anyone has recently applied for the same to add spouse Name and submitted any docs .
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Delayed Processing in Washington DC Embassy
Hey All, I sent my passport for renewal around the 20th of December. It has now been a month and there have been no updates since the initial set of updates from CKGS. Two other colleagues of mine are facing the same issue with delay/no response.

One of my friends called CKGS and was told there is a change in the website that is causing delayed processing but has not given an ETA as such. Was also charged extra to speak to a representative at CKGS.

We have travel plans coming up and was wondering if anyone here has applied for renewal at DC embassy in the same time period and any updates that you might have.
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Place of Birth Query : Urgent
I am applying for Passport Renewal and have one query . In the website it says that the online application should exactly match the current passport , however in my case due to change in the online application form upgrade where field are pre populated with State . My current Passport says in place of Birth " Chennai TN" , but now the new application mentions " Chennai Tamil Nadu " due to new online form format . Please let me know if anybody had been through the same situation and whether a cover letter would help ?
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Passport Renewal in Houston
Hi All,

I applied for my passport on 17th Jan by walking in. They put my status as Received & verified and then Under process at CKGS. Yesterday evening the status said "Application is 'MANIFESTATION". Does anyone know what does this mean?
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Passport reissue at SFO in case of stolen
I want feedback from people in case anyone applied for passport renewal in Jan 2019. I applied for reissue on 8th Jan and from 9th Jan it is under process at the consulate. I am planning to travel to India during mid-Feb and have to schedule a visa appointment as well for its reprinting. I really need to get the passport by 30th Jan.

Does anyone have applied for a passport during the same time and received any update?

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Passport Renewal at New York
Just wanted to share experience of Passport Renewal with New York consulate / CKGS center.
I opted for CKGS's Fedex shipping services and sent the current passport to CKGS New York. The passport was received by CKGS on 7-Jan-2019 and I received the new passport back on 16-Jan. Overall it took 8 business days / 10 calendar days. Pretty good turn-around time by CKGS and Indian Consulate in NY.

Below is the timeline, in case anyone is curious.

Jan 15, 2019 - Tuesday09:39 amPassport picked up by FedEx.

Your AWB Number is 7849777XXXXX

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of FedEx and enter your AWB Number.
Jan 15, 2019 - Tuesday09:26 amPassport ‘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.
Jan 15, 2019 - Tuesday09:25 amApplication 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
Please continue tracking your application status online.
Jan 08, 2019 - Tuesday11:07 amApplication is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Jan 08, 2019 - Tuesday09:45 amApplication is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Jan 07, 2019 - Monday03:55 pmApplication is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Jan 07, 2019 - Monday01:35 pmApplication Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

The Consulate may request for further documents over and above those already submitted as per the Document Checklist.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Jan 07, 2019 - Monday11:58 amApplication ‘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 renewal to SFO
Hi All,

I have sent my passport for the renewal to SFO Indian embassy on Dec 2,2018. I did not receive any update since then. It’s already been 43 days and still showing under process with CKGS. I emailed to ‘[email protected]’ and tried reach the Embassy number (?(415) 668-0662?/ ?(415) 668-0683?) manier times But there is no response to the call and emails.
Is there any process to expedite the process or to reach out to them.

Appreciate your help.

Thank you very much.

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Passport renewal experience at New York by mail (normal processing)

I am posting my recent passport renewal experience at New York Embassy via mail option (normal processing)

December 31, 2018 - CKGS received my package
January 2, 2019 - Sent to Embassy for processing
January 9, 2019 - Got email update saying Embassy has returned my passport to CKGS
January 11 - FedEx delivered my passport to my home address

I found the process pretty straight forward and had no issues. Hope my experience helps to someone.

Also just a note, in case you want to do passport renewal in tatkal, just drop an email to CKGS (details are mentioned on their website , varies for each embassy) before filling out online application, they certainly gets back to you within 4-48 hours with tatkal approval/rejection update.
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