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Processing time for Passport Renewal - SFO
I had shipped the passport renewal application to SFO center on 1/2/2021, the Fedex tracker shows that the package was delivered on 1/5/2021, Since then I have not received any confirmation (email/SMS) from VFS on whether the application has been received or is in progress. Last week I sent an email through contact us link to VFS and they mentioned they have escalated the case however there is no response yet. I even called them to get an update but got the same response that the case has been escalated.

Does any one have similar experience with SFO center ? Is there any other way to escalate instead of contact us / VFS Support number?
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Passport renewal -NYC -rerun tracking
I received email today 26jan -Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched within 24 – 48 business hours provided you had purchased or sent the return label.

The FedEx is not showing any status. Anyone know do they actually take another 1-2 days to ship.

Any one with this experience.
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passport renewal washington dc
my status showing Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate. SINCE TWO WEEKS.

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Passport renewal tracking
Hello ,
I got an email from vfs global on 1/24 that” Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched within 24 – 48 business hours provided you had purchased or sent the return label. ”
But I track my return label it still says estimated delivery pending .
Do anyone had this kind of experience and they got the passport ?
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Indian Passport Renewal - New York - VFS
Dropped off packet at FedEx New York on 1/23/2021 (Saturday).
FedEx delivered packet to VFS New York on 1/15/2021 (Monday).
Received email from "[email protected]" on 1/26/2021 (Tuesday) around 11 AM saying we have received your packet..but due to huge volume of applications your processing maybe delayed.

I-94 linked to old passport is expiring in Feb 28, 2021 so I applied in Tatkal. Hopefully they VFS/Indian embassy do everything they have to do in-time, else I am in a world of trouble.

 My wife's passport was renewed in 2018 when CKGS was handling smooth and effortless the in-person process was. I miss CKGS and in-person submission.
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Indian Passport - passport officer signature not showing
Today I have received my child passport (renewal) from Washington DC. In the first page, I observer that the passport officer signature is not there. Usually passport office will do the signature on it and put the stamp right?

Will there be any problem if we are not getting the signature on it. Please let me know if anyone have observed this kind of issue and what is the next course of steps if we need it.
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Indian Passport Renewal Experience - Houston Consulate
Had a very pleasant and seamless experience with my passport renewal at the Houston Consulate (36 page booklet with request for normal (not tatkal) processing): Took 13 business days / 18 calendar days. Amazing turnaround which I was not expecting!

1) 1/5 Couriered documents with UPS for 2nd day Air (labels purchased with UPS and not with VFS)
2) 1/7 Package delivered at VFS Application Centre
3) 1/9 VFS email: Application receipt acknowledged on VFS site. "You are requested to track the status of your application after 2-3 business days"
4) 1/11 VFS email: "We have received and your application is now "Under Process" at Houston. Use the Government Tracking ID # XXXXXX to "track and trace" on the VFS
5) 1/12 Your application has been processed at the VFS India Consular application currently is "In Transit" to the Embassy of India / Consulate General of India for decision
6) 1/14 Email from [email protected]: Email advising that police verification has been sent to the Police Department
7) 1/15 Update on Govt site: Passport Print Initiated
8) 1/18 Update on Govt site: Passport being printed
9) 1/19 Update on Govt site: Passport sent to VFS
10) 1/20 VFS email: "Your application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India and will be dispatched with 24-48 hours
11) 1/20 evening : UPS return tracking indicated that UPS has picked up the package from VFS for 2nd day delivery (i.e. delivery scheduled for 1/22)
12) 1/22 afternoon: UPS package received with new passport and old passport (punched)
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Passport renewal NEW YORK- Received in one month
1)12/23: Couriered documents with FedEx ( labels purchased from VFS site)
2)12/24:Your package has been received at the VFS application Centre.
3)01/05: We have ‘Received’ your Application and your application is now ‘Under Process’ at VFS.
4)01/07: Application has been processed at VFS and forwarded to the Embassy.
                                     --------Government website-----
5)01/08: Government website we have received your application with the fee details.
6)01/09:Your application is in the review.
7)01/15: Print has been initiated for the passport.
8)01/19: Passport has been printed.
9)01/20: Passport is printed and will be delivered shortly.
10)01/21: Passport has been handed over by the Embassy/Cosulate to the OSP Executive for further dispatch to the applicant.
11)01/21: Your document (s) is dispatched using the return label purchased or sent by you-VFS
12)01/22: Received new and old passport.
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Fedex Delivery Exception Occurred twice- Tatkal Process
Hi Guys,
I have sent my application thru VFS labels, I got the standard email from fedex
 "Adult recipient unavailable (age and required identification vary by country)
Recommended action : No action required. Delivery re-scheduled for next business day."
Any experiences like this?

And dumb me, I forgot to self attest on Passport copies, any body have any Idea what could happen if there is a mistake in documentation??

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Passport renewal - NewYork VFS
Does any one know how long it's going to take to get passport once status is "Print initiated for passport".
Later in late night "police verification initiated " email is received.

The application in applied in TATKAL.
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