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CKGS Money Order
I got money gram money order for CKGS passport fee payment, however the name 'Cox & Kings Global Services USA LLC' does not fit on one line. Can we write it in 2 lines? Will CKGS accept that? Has anyone faced this issue. Can you suggest what can be done.

Thanks
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Passport renewal at NY
Hi,

Has anybody recently (in October or late Septemeber) renewed their passport in NY Consulate? How long is the processing time at the embassy when sending documents by CKGS?

Thanks
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Question on Documents for Minor passport renewal
Hi,

I am applying for my 10 year daughters passport renewal. I have a couple of questions

1) Do we need to self attest the Color Copy of my visa, wife's visa and daughter's visa and address proof or they just need to be notarized. The checklist just mentions to notarize and not self attest.
2) On the last page of the Passport Application form for the signature it is mentioned in bracket (applicant is minor. either parent to sign). Do either of us only have to sign in the box or is it both my daughter and either of us? Do we also need to notarize this page as it is not mentioned in the checklist
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Passport renewal.
Chronology from latest to oldest event for non tatkal passport renewal in DC consulate.

New passport delivered on 9th October.

Oct 08, 2019 - Tuesday11:58 amPassport picked up by UPS.

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of UPS and enter your AWB Number.
Oct 08, 2019 - Tuesday10:55 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.
Oct 08, 2019 - Tuesday10:45 amApplication 'Reviewed' by Embassy and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 03, 2019 - Thursday11:21 amApplication is 'Under Process' at Embassy for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 03, 2019 - Thursday10:33 amApplication is 'In Transit' to the Embassy.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 03, 2019 - Thursday09:30 amApplication is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 01, 2019 - Tuesday03:39 pmApplication Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 01, 2019 - Tuesday12:33 pmApplication ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

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Address change in passport
FYI,

For Indian addresses that don't fit in the government form, it is okay to shorten some address words like : Extension, Colony, Apartments etc.

To support this, CKGS wanted a letter addressed to the consulate, explaining why the address was shortened - with actual full address and the shortened address mentioned as well.

This worked for me and my passport was delivered in ~1.5 weeks.
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Experience
I applied for Indian passport on CKGS with SF consulate.

Sent my package to CKGS on: 09/19/2019
They sent it to consulate on: 09/20/2019
Consulate sent my passports back to CKGS on: 10/03/2019
I received them on: 10/04/2019

Paid nearly $160. Much cheaper and simpler process to get it done in India.
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Question on Passport Renewal
Hi,

Applied for passport renewal on 10th September and the current status on CKGS is below and not changing. I have still not received the passport thru UPS.

Can someone please advice why the status is showing as "Passport has been collected by so & so person" when infact I paid the fees to get the passport delivered by CKGS?

Sep 25, 2019 - Wednesday
01:40 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.

Sep 25, 2019 - Wednesday
01:42 pm
Passport has been 'Collected' from CKGS Centre on 2019-09-25 13:42:53 by XXX(Name printed)
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Passport renewal at Chicago Consulate
Experience - Passport renewal and adding spouse name. I received my renewed passport in 7 days. Thanks.

Please see the following times for reference.

Sep 20, 2019 - Application received by CKGS
Sep 20, 2019 - Application verification completed at 4:30 pm
Sep 23, 2019 – Application is under process at CKGS
Sep 24, 2019 - Application is IN Transit to the Consulate at 9:26 am
Sep 26, 2019 - Application Reviewed by Consulate and In Transit to CKGS at 10:51 am
Sep 26, 2019 - Application Received by CKGS and is at sorting facility at 10:52 am
Sep 26, 2019 - Passport picked up by FedEx at 3:32 pm
Sep 27, 2019 - Passport received by 3 pm.

 
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passport renewal of minor
Time to share the experience with the passport renewal. I sent my application by UPS on 9th Sep and got the renewed passport delivered on 18th Sep. Overall great experience, given I had made some mistakes (dob and staying since date) in the CKGS form before sending the application to them.

In case of mistakes in the CKGS form that you can't correct, its easy to cancel your application if you have not already posted it. Make sure you don't sending print the label (from you to ckgs).
Cancellation link is well hidden :)
  https://passport.in.ckgs.us/ -- > Payments / Refunds(Pay Now) -->Refund Claim

Calling the CKGS helpline is not free. Charges ~$2.5/min and the guys though helpful will try to extend the call for no reason.

Sep 17, 2019 - Tuesday
03:34 pm
Passport picked up by UPS.

Your AWB Number is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of UPS and enter your AWB Number.
Sep 17, 2019 - Tuesday
03:21 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.
Sep 17, 2019 - Tuesday
03:20 pm
Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 12, 2019 - Thursday
01:48 pm
Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 11, 2019 - Wednesday
09:38 pm
Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 11, 2019 - Wednesday
04:47 pm
Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Sep 11, 2019 - Wednesday
02:13 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.
Sep 10, 2019 - Tuesday
03:12 pm
Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.
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Basic CKGS application form question
Hi,

Has someone been able to choose online payment option when they start off their passport application with CKGS ? So far I have done the below steps :

1. https://passport.in.ckgs.us/
2. Passport Application -> Get Started
3. Started filling in applications as an Adult, residing in the US.
4. As I filled through particulars (I am trying to renew my passport), on the "submission and collection details", I selected the below :
 a. How will you submit application : Shipping
 b. Do you need text alert service : Yes
 c. Select Mode of Payment : At CKGS center <-- there is no other option and I can't go past without filling this.
 d. Select Instrument Type : Cashier/ Banker Check / Money Order.

I thought we could pay online through credit/debit cards. I am not sure why I'm being forced to pay through MO/ banker check. Can someone tell me if something changed (or) if I have done something incorrect ?

Advance thanks!
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