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Passport renewal
I sent my application package to CKGS NY on June 19th. I did not realize I had to paste the barcode on the FedEx envelope until later. I couldn't login to the myaccount section until I had entered the Cashier's check number. I am anxious about the processing of my application - does anyone know how important the barcode is? I emailed ckgs but haven't heard back yet.
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Passport Reissue at SFO Consulate in Normal Process
I sent my passport application for Passport reissue with additional of spouse name to CKGS SFO on June 2nd and my courier reached CKGS on June 3rd and received old and new passport today.

Documents Sent

1) Old Passport
2) Money Order issue at Walmart (MoneyGram)
3) Government Online Form Signed on First and last page with Photo
4) Affidavit for Change of Apperance and Signature with Photo - Notarized at UPS
5) Signed Anexure E form
6) Document Checklist
7) US DL(both front and back) and I797 - Notarized at UPS
8) Passport first 7 pages and last 2 pages - self attested
9) Marriage Certificate - self attested
10) Spouse Passport first 2 and last 2 pages - self attested

I opted FEDEX service provided by CKGS.
Pasted the Barcode on FEDEX envelope before sending to CKGS

Jun 18, 2020 - Thursday03:54 pm Passport picked up by FedEx.

Your AWB Number is XXXXXXXXXXX

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

Jun 18, 2020 - Thursday03:32 pmPassport ‘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.

Jun 18, 2020 - Thursday03:15 pm Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 10, 2020 - Wednesday12:17 pm Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 09, 2020 - Tuesday08:24 pm Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 09, 2020 - Tuesday02:16 pm Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 09, 2020 - Tuesday12:30 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.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 05, 2020 - Friday04:20 pm Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

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

I hope this post is helpful.
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Passport Renewal Normal Processing experience at CKGS SFO
Passport renewal process was good experience for me at CKGS SFO. It took 2 weeks in total. I had Spouse Name addition and Change of Address on my new passport. Below is the timeline in reverse chronological order.

Jun 19, 2020 - Friday - Got back passport through FedEx

Jun 18, 2020 - Thursday 07:25 pm Passport picked up by FedEx.

Your AWB Number is xxxxxx

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

Jun 18, 2020 - Thursday 07:23 pm 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.

Jun 18, 2020 - Thursday 07:20 pm Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 11, 2020 - Thursday 12:29 pm Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 10, 2020 - Wednesday 08:33 pm Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 10, 2020 - Wednesday 06:21 pm Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 10, 2020 - Wednesday 05:56 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.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 08, 2020 - Monday 04:24 pm Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

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

Jun 03, 2020 - Sent Passport through FedEx
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My Passport Renewal Experience at Houston Embassy
My passport reached ckgs office on June 4th and I got back my passport on June 17th. It took 2 weeks in total. For one week there was no update, i used to check every day. On June 11th CKGS showed it as received.

Jun 11, 2020 - Thursday 07:06 pm Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

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

Jun 11, 2020 - Thursday 07:08 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.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 12, 2020 - Friday 09:34 am Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 12, 2020 - Friday 09:36 am Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 12, 2020 - Friday 09:38 am Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 16, 2020 - Tuesday 02:46 pm Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jun 16, 2020 - Tuesday 02:47 pm 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.
Jun 16, 2020 - Tuesday 02:51 pm Passport picked up by FedEx.

Your AWB Number is XXXXXXXXXXX

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of FedEx and enter your AWB Number.
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'under manifestation' stage of passport processing
I submitted my passport renewal application to SFO - CKGS. After one week of receipt, it is moved from 'verification' to the 'under process manifestation.' The next stage is 'returned.' Did anyone see this 'under process manifestation' stage highlighted as part of their passport renewal? Please post.
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Visa expiring while passport application is in embassy
My visa is expiring soon while the passport renewal application is pending at embassy. Visa extension is filed but I did not send the receipt as part of my passport application as the visa was still valid at time of submitting the application. Do I need to re-do the application if the visa gets expired? Or does embassy consider some grace period after the visa expiration data?
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Passport Delay at Houson Office
Sent my passport Docs to Houston CKGS on 6/4. No update from them yet. The CKGS website also is not giving any info. Infact it does not recognize my Web Reference, Passport, DOB combination. It worked previously a week or so go but not now. Anyone facing the same or similar situation
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Unable to continue in the Govt Of India passport portal
In step 7 of the online passport site where it asks for "other details" it is not allowing me proceed in spite of answering all yes or no questions. Questions like Provide the following details if there are any criminal proceedings pending against the applicant, Provide the following details if the applicant has been convicted by a court in India.

I tried a fresh application too but the same result. Anyone having the same issue ? I reported to CKGS as I couldn't find any place for NRI to post their grievances
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How do you submit documents if Passport Walk-in appointment was cancelled due to COVID
I had an WALK-IN appointment with CKGS SF office to drop the documents for my passport renewal in March.

However, due to COVID, the office was closed and I was unable to walk-in to submit my documents. I have email to all the support emails addresses available on the website, but have not received any next steps for CKGS.

I also tried to resubmit a new form for passport renewal on the website, but it says, my application is already in process based on my passport number (It assumes I submitted my documents)

Does anyone know what I should do next? Is anyone else having the same experience? If yes, did you just mail the documents to CKGS? And did that work?

Any help or direction would be great! Thank you!
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Passport Renewal CKGS
Recently I sent my passport Renewal application and docs to CKGS. However, due to some issue in the front page of the govt form, CKGS updated the status "on Hold" and asking to "Please sign and resend the completed application form by post".

>>My query is, do i need to affix a photograph again?
>>if yes, it will be a different copy (as i dont have old copy) and will not match exactly with the one in "Change in Appearance Affidavit" which is already with CKGS now.So, do i need to send that "Affidavit form" also with notary along with the form?
>> Do I need to send the docs to same location that i sent initially?

Please suggest as they are not picking calls and replying to emails.
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