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Passport renewal - NewYork VFS
Any one applied in 2021 and has received acknowledgement mail . I got acknowledgment with Subject line "Application Tracking" but can not track the application.
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NYC- VFS- Passport Renewal
I am writing this to check if anyone has applied passport renewal in 2021. I received a mail which states "Dear Customer,

your package has been received at the VFS application Centre. Our current processing times are longer than usual. Your application will be reviewed with 48-72 business hours. You are requested to track the status of your application after 2-3 business days.

Thank you"

The mail doesn't have any tracking details and VFS status check shoes invalid input.

If anyone has applied now , can you please let me know the initial acknowledgement mail content and the email id from which the email was generated.
I got this mail from [email protected]

Thank You.
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VFS - San Francisco
Hi All,

I am seeing below message in VFS Site

 VFS Indian Consular Application Centre in San Francisco has been impacted due to Covid-19

Our Operations centre in San Francisco has been impacted due to Covid-19 and continues to be closed. We will update on the revised reopening date shortly. The call centre will be operational as usual. We sincerely regret the inconvenience.

I mailed my documents on 1/12, My Passport is with FEDEX, they are unable to deliver the package to VFS.

How to get the Package back from FEDEX
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Sign on page 4?
I am trying to fill out the passport renewal application form. However, when I print it out, it prints out 6 pages and the instruction says, that we need to sign on page 4. I don’t see any place on page 4 that we can sign. On page 6, there is a box for signing. Has anyone else had this problem? Shall I just sign on page 6 and send my application? I will be sending to NYC. Thanks
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Worst website for passport tracking (VFS)
Its been more than 8 days since its been rcvd at VFS (as per FEDEX) still it keep saying invalid input when I try to see the update online.
Why Govt of India ends up choosing such lousiest and creepiest service provoders?
Any suggestion how can I highlight it to right authorities?
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Minor Passport Renewal
Today I have received the status "Print has been initiated for passport" after the status "Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate".

I did not received any police verification status/email. What does that mean? The police verification done in my case and then print has been initiated? or police verification skipped?
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VFS Contact in SFO for Passport renewal
Need to contact VFS in SFO regarding my Passport renewal application which is "Under review at Consulate" since 12/12. Any leads? I don't really want to waste money on the calls.
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So I finally heard back from VFS after going nuts and posting on every channel, social media and reaching out to all my contacts and it seems like something worked that I received 5 emails from VFS and couple of calls yesterday from them. However, this morning, I received an update on my application saying, "INCORRECT APPLICATION FORMAT MUST BE IN PORTRAIT'.

Mind Blown !!! 🤯

So apparently when you update your application on Indian government website, it will automatically be in landscape (for me it was as I had to download it from the browser). Now they want me to print this in PORTRAIT and send again. So I've reached out to them again confirming because if I print this in portrait, the text will be small (to fit on the page). Lets see what they get back with.
Anyhow, seems like I was too hopeful with them as I only gave myself - 3 weeks to get passport in Tatkal service (1 week as claimed on there website) but seems like it's not going to happen so I've to cancel my airline tickets, airbnb which at this time are all non-refundable. Nevertheless, an important lesson to learn.

Wondering if anyone else had this issue with there application form or is VFS is just buying time for there screw-ups?
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Regarding documentation for spouse application
Hello All, I need to submit passport application for my spouse.
As in most cases, my wife adopted my surname and it's also there in her current passport.
My doubt is around the affidavit for name change. The affidavit template I see in the checklist seems very generic, not specific to the women adopting husband's surname.
Is it fine to provide an affidavit explaining the marriage and the reason for name change or we have to use the given template only?

For Indian address proof, can we provide Birth Certificate which has Indian address listed. I know, this is not listed on the checklist, but my spouse does not have any document listed in the checklist.

Thanks in advance !! .
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Notarization Question
Indian passport renewal requires 3 documents to be notarized and I had gone to Chase bank for notarizing. The banker gave me 3 certificates mentioning which document he was notarizing and he did not stamp on any of the documents i had. His stamp was only on the certificates he provided. Has anyone had success using these certificates with VFS for passport renewal.
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