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PIO approved @ NY
It took 3 weeks from the day it is submitted to Embassy.

Your application has been collected from the Embassy/Consulate and is being sorted. Your application will be ready for collection from our Application Centre within one business day. - 11/14/2014
Your application has been submitted at The Indian Embassy/Consulate for further processing. - 10/27/2014
Your application is in process. Your tracking id is USAN YYYY YYYY - 10/24/2014
Your application has been received and will be submitted subject to verification. - 10/24/2014
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Pickup service @ NY - Please share your experience
My status finally changed today. Its been stressful 3 weeks, changed my travel dates 2 times already :(

Anyone here who picked up PIO in person from NY center? Can I pickup on Monday (11/17/2014) with below status, I am planning to fly same (Monday) night, but not 100 % sure if I will be able to get PIO by Monday.

Anyone who had issues picking PIO in person, please share your experience.

Any help is highly appreciated.

Events:
Your application has been collected from the Embassy/Consulate and is being sorted. Your application will be ready for collection from our Application Centre within one business day. 11/14/2014 (Status updated around 6 PM)
Your application has been submitted at The Indian Embassy for further processing. 10/23/2014 (Status updated around 7:30 PM)
Your application is in process. Your tracking id is USA **** ** 10/22/2014
Your application has been received and will be submitted subject to verification. 10/22/2014
Package reached CKGS on 10/20/2014 (Monday) @ 9:30 AM
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Pio approved at chicago
Finally it's approved and I got it on time for travel on nov 18.
Below r the details
Finally my son's PIO card is approved from Chicago.
It was a very stressful time as we were not sure if we will be able to travel on nov 18.

Below r the details.

Some observations :
1. There is no communication between the chicago office and the ckgs phone number. The ckgs people on the phone have no information than we do and it is very frustrating .
2. The phone guys just repeat 3 to 4 weeks and some cases 6 weeks.
3. If you are traveling I would recommend applying 2 months early to remove the stress before travel. I literally went through days of sleeples nights because of it.
4. Even though we repeatedly requested them to hold on to the passport so that we can come and collect t it, they totally ignored us and posted it. Luckily it's a weekday and fedex overbite and we had 3 more days for travel else our passport would be in - transit when we are supposed to travel.
5. The above proves that there is absolutely no communication between the chicago office and the ckgs phone / call center.
6. On the pio card it says the approval date is oct 28...and expiry is for lifetime.

Overall I think I got lucky that we could get the passport on time. But definitely to be stress free apply it 2 months ahead or just take a visa.

Fedex overnite received on nov 14 at 3 pm
Passport sent by post/courier number 11/13/2014
Your application has been collected from the Embassy/Consulate and is being sorted. Your application will be ready for collection from our Application Centre within one business day. 11/11/2014
Your application has been submitted at The Indian Embassy for further processing. 10/17/2014
Your application is in process. Your tracking id is............10/16/2014
Your application has been received and will be submitted subject to verification. 10/16/2014
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Any update on Pio applied at sfo on 10/24/2014
Can anybody plz update on pio applied at sfo consulate on 10/24
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PIO@NY
Finally received the PIO card for my son. Thanks to CKGS. This was processed in NY center.
Below are the timelines:
Passport sent by post/courier number 1001913761810000766300771835278994 -- 11/13/2014

Your application has been collected from the Embassy/Consulate and is being sorted. Your application will be ready for collection from our Application Centre within one business day. --11/11/2014

Your application has been submitted at The Indian Embassy for further processing. -- 10/20/2014

Your application is in process. Your tracking id is USAN70419714 -- 10/18/2014

Your application has been received and will be submitted subject to verification. -- 10/18/2014
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Finally Approved NY (10/24-submitted, 10/27-sent to embassy, 11/13 - approved)
Finally approved...phew

Your application has been collected from the Embassy/Consulate and is being sorted. Your application will be ready for collection from our Application Centre within one business day. 11/13/2014
Your application has been submitted at The Indian Embassy/Consulate for further processing. 10/27/2014
Your application is in process. Your tracking id is USA **** ** 10/24/2014
Your application has been received and will be submitted subject to verification. 10/24/2014
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pio@washington dc
Hi All,

   I submitted my daughters application to CKGS on --- Sept 26th,2014

   Application submitted to Washington DC embassy only on October 20 which was 3 weeks later

I was calling up CKGS every other day but finally i get a call back saying they left a voice message ( which they didnt) regarding some missing papers. I did not get an update online regarding this

However the lady was kind enough to ask me to send the papers via email and the application was submitted without further ado. However By that time I lost 3 weeks time.
 
I have a travel coming up on Nov 19th. I understand a lot of people are on the same boat . Did anyone drive
to Embassy and try to get PIO card ? Is there a way we can do that ? Let me know of any experiences

Thanks in Advance
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PIO@NY
Any updates from the guys whose passports were sent to consulate after Oct 20 to NY Consulate, Mine was submitted to consulate on Oct 29..not sure whether i will get it before thanksgiving.
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PIO ATLANTA
 Hi,
yesterday i got the email. atlanta is fast like a week .hope everyone gets pio before travel.here is my application time frame....

Your application has been collected from the Embassy/Consulate and is being sorted. Your application will be ready for collection from our Application Centre within one business day. 11/12/2014
Your application has been submitted at The Indian Embassy/Consulate for further processing. 11/05/2014
Your application is in process. Your tracking id is US*** 11/04/2014
Your application has been received and will be submitted subject to verification. 11/04/2014
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Waiting for PIO - Wash DC
I've applied on Oct 8 and CKGS sent the application to the embassy on 16. I have travel coming up in a couple of weeks and I'm really worried. Will it help if I pay a visit to the embassy.
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