We don't have the option at this time to fly to San Francisco to get our passports matched up.
I pro-actively emailed CKGS in SF and asked them when I could send it the passports a week after I saw that the Gov of India site showed that passports had arrived in San Francisco. They replied to send in the application and sent me a link. I printed the Online OCI Services application status for all family members which shows their name, passport num, OCI number. Now I'm ready to send the passports and these printouts.
The courier service is very confusing.
1. I enter passport details and personal details on the page: http://www.in.ckgs.us/VPOOnline/WebPages/CourierService.aspx?passportNumber=gZAvVSQhjOufgganCyPP9g==
2. Then it shows additional 2 sections - one for entering the AWB (airway bill number) for sending the application (to the San Francisco CKGS address)as well as a second section with AWB and address to receive the passports and cards (my address)
Where am I getting this airway bill number? Do I BEFORE filling out this form, go to FedEx or FedEx online, get an airway bill for sending and one for receiving the returned passports and cards (that would make sense). THEN when I have the airway bills, enter these numbers in the form above?
What is the order of things I need to do here?
Also I also paid $15 per person - ($60 total for family) for return of submitted supporting documents and Indian passport and renunciation form - I'm assuming that is a SEPARATE fee and doesn't apply to passport rematch.