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Renew Your Indian Passport in USA

Renew Your Indian Passport in USA

A lot of us have been here in the United States for a while. There can come a time when your Indian passport is expiring or you've traveled a lot and your pages are now full. In that case you'll have to Renew / Reissue Your Indian Passport.

But the first question that comes to your mind is:


Can I renew my Indian passport in USA?


Yes. You can renew your Indian Passport in USA. All the Indian Passport services are handled by Cox & King Global Services (ckgs.us.com). Follow the steps mentioned in the below Guide to know how to Renew Your Indian Passport in USA


Now, since you are in a foreign country, you don't quite know all the steps involved in renewing your Passport. Don’t worry. Here’s a guide that will help you out with every step of the passport renewal process here in the U.S.


Like most government documents, to get this one too you need to fill an application from. For an adult, the passport is renews for 10 years where as for a person under the age of 18 it is renewed for 5 years.

Since, you are all on visa here, you may be thinking what about my old passport with the visa stamp?

Your old passport is returned to you and you may need to carry both your passports the next time you travel.


The entire process of renewing your Indian Passport in USA is mentioned on the Cox and Kings website - All the Indian Passport services are handled by Cox & King Global Services (ckgs.us.com). 


But the process outlined on the official Cox & Kings website is so confusing that you might just give up. So, here we are trying to make things easy and simple for you.


The first thing you need to do is identify your Consular jurisdiction. This is needed because after you fill out all the forms needed and have collected the documents, you need to mail it (post it) to the correct CKGS center in USA.

Below are the Consular Jurisdictions based on your current address:


  • Washington DC: Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia
  • New York: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Islnd and Vermont.
  • Chicago: Missouri, IIllinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, and Wisconsin
  • Houston (TX): Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska
  • SF: Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming
  • Atlanta: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virgin Islands


What documents do I need to renew my Indian passport in USA?


As with any other such process, there are a few documents that you’ll need to submit with your application. Here’s a list of documents that needs to be submitted:


  • Expiring Passport (Original, most recent one). All other OLD passports, if any, are not required.
  • 4 recent size photos - size 2 inches by 2 inches (2”x 2”) photo against a white background.
  • Notarized Photocopy of a US residence proof - Driver’s License, State ID, gas, electric or water or Rental Lease bill.
  • Photocopy of passport‘s first five and last two pages. Need NOT be notarized.
  • Notarized COLOR photocopy of US legal status (Visa, Greencard, EAD, I-797 or I-20).
  • Change of Appearance form.
  • Indian Address Proof – if if you want to ADD or CHANGE current Indian Address on your current passport.


Of course, apart from these, you also need the submit the application form, your passport and the document checklist. Refer to that list in case we have missed here any.


The Renewal Steps:


There are 2 parts to it. The first part involves you filling a form / application on the CKGS website. This part is to validate your authenticity as a legal immigrant in the U.S.

The 2nd part involves filling a form / application on the Government of India website to validate your authenticity as an Indian National.


Let’s Get Started:


Step 1:


Go to the CKGS (Cox and Kings Global services) website at:

passport.in.ckgs.us/get-started


Step 2:


Enter your details by choosing the passport service, residence state and type of application. At the end of this step, you will be shown the complete document checklist, passport fees (including CKGS handling charges), processing times and a temporary reference number. Save the reference number generated.


Step 3:


Now fill the supplementary forms and letters as per your service and type of application. The forms are auto-filled where-ever possible and you should fill the remaining blanks. For example, if you want an Indian address on your passport, you will be required to fill the Nationality verification form. Review, print and sign these forms wherever necessary. Remember that all the signatures on application forms have to be notarized.


Step 4:


Choose the submission mode – Shipping or Walk-in. If you are going to ship them, it is good to use the CKGS’s Fedex Standard overnight service instead of creating your own shipping label. It costs $30 for shipping both ways.


Step 5:


Pay your fees online using Credit/Debit card. This fee includes passport renewal charges, CKGS handling and shipping costs.


Step 6:


In this step, you have to fill another form on Indian government website. This form is called the Indian Passport Renewal USA.

CKGS creates aunique ID to link to this application from. Click this link and fill the form. It is quite easy.


Ensure that applicant’s name, father’s name and signature given on the form match with that on the current passport.

You will get a NEW WEB REFERENCE NUMBER from Government online NRI passport application form which is later required on CKGS website. Save this new web reference number too.


Step 7:


Print the completed application form.


Step 8:


Now, go back to CKGS website and fill in the government passport application reference number. Visit this page:

passport.in.ckgs.us/already-filled-NI…

or go to their home page and choose “Already filled in the Government Online NRI Passport Form”.


Step 9:


Once you complete the online process, you will now have to submit your physical application via shipping or walk-in option as selected by you to the CKGS Indian Passport Application Center as per the Jurisdiction of your application.


We've already mentioned the Consular Jurisdictions above. Now, below is the amount of time it will take for you to get your New Passport based on your Consular Jurisdiction.


CKGS Application Centers, Timings & Processing Times


Washington DC:

Address & Timings:

Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM

Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday

Address: 1250 23rd St NW #100, Washington, DC 20037, USA



Processing Time: Minimum 1 - 3 weeks. Minimum 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance.


New York:

Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM

Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday

Address: 336 W 37th St #500, New York, NY 10018, USA

Processing Times: Additional 10 days


Chicago

Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM

Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday

Address: 19 S La Salle St, Suite 1002, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

Processing Times: Minimum 4 weeks. 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance.

 

Houston

SubCenter Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM

Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday

Address: 1001 Texas Ave #220, Houston, TX 77002, USA

Processing Time: 1-3 weeks. 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance


SF:

Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM

Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday

Address: 4837 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

Processing Times: 2-3 Weeks


Atlanta:

Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM

Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday

Address: 5883 Glenridge Dr #160, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, USA

Processing Times: 6-8 weeks. 4 additional weeks if the passport is referred for clearance.




Important Points:

Only you have to self attest the following:


  • Your passport copy. This includes the first 5 and last 2 pages.
  • Copy of Visa or Green Card or I797 approval notice.
  • Your Address proof here in the USA
  • Address proof of India
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate - if applicable
  • Passport Copy of your spouse - if applicable


Now, you'll also have to Notarize the Change of Appearance Form.

Which brings us to the question, where can you notarize?


Below are some of the places that you can go to for notary:


  • City Library
  • Banks
  • USPS.


Packaging, Mailing or Posting and Tracking


  • Arrange all the documents in the correct order. For this you need to use the CKGS document checklist and put all the documents in that order. Put the checklist on the top
  • Add your Original Passport that is expiring.
  • Use UPS or Fedex to deliver the package. Don't use USPS.


You don't have to send a return envolope. CKGS wil take care of that


Some FAQs


How long does it take to renew Indian passport in USA?


Though the website mentions 2-3 weeks, you usually get your passport within 10 days. Also, refer the Processing Time section above based on the CKGS Application Center.


How many days in advance can i renew my Indian passport?


You can apply for a renewal 1 year or 365 days before your passport is about to expire. The latest (according to our suggestion) you should apply 6-8 weeks before your passport is about to expire.


How much does it cost to renew Indian passport in USA?


There are three different fees you must pay to have your passport renewed.

  • Application Fee: $75 - regular booklet , 36 pages, $100 for a jumbo booklet, 60 pages.
  • ICWF, Indian Community Welfare Fund, fee: $3.
  • Service charge: $19.95.
  • Total Cost: $97.95 for a regular booklet or $122.95 for a jumbo booklet.

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George · Jan 14, 19:36
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Gaurav· Jan 14, 22:11
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Anwar· Jan 14, 23:13
I know a person in Houston who use to work in Indian Embasy once upon a time now he does his own business of renewing or getting visa or anything to concern about passports and charges r reasonable I m happy with his work if anybody needs number just txt me at 8178816458
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Dhanush· Jan 14, 23:39
Hi Mr. anwar can you please tell me the contact number of the person.
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Swayam Prakash· Jan 14, 23:16
Please let me know the steps about online payment.i m renewing my son’s passport
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George · Jan 14, 23:20
Same as apply Indian passport plus green card or other visa more than 6 months validity no renew for visiting or short visa
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Rohit· Jan 14, 23:25
What’s the fee to renew ??
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Mohammed· Jan 15, 01:47
Depends person to person i guess. It cost me 135.95 including shipping.
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Anwar· Jan 14, 23:59
For all your work to be done easy no hassle for your passport concern visa etc etc plz call Mr Atul his no is 2817971103 he is honest reasonable loyal person I have had many of my problems solved through him
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Anwar· Jan 15, 00:00
Give him my reference my name is Anwar. Dosani
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Kartavya· Jan 15, 00:02
Ckgs
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Sanjay· Jan 15, 00:08
No
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Mohammed· Jan 15, 01:45
I just filled mine last week via CKGS website and its almost processed.
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Narendra· Jan 15, 02:26
Just apply at ckgs and u will get in within 10 days max
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Mann· Jan 15, 14:24
Plz send me cell no
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Vishal· Jan 16, 03:34
How early I can start the passport renewal process is it 12 months before only ??
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Kartavya· Jan 16, 04:44
U can when ever you want
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Pruthvish · Apr 01, 23:17
Any travel agent who does passport renewal in Illinois for Indian passport?
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Shashank· May 13, 20:40
During the lockdown guidelines in California, i am unable to log a request to cox and kings to renew my passport and my passport is expiring on May 31st 2020, please suggest
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Hatim· May 29, 17:55
Hw do I renew my daughter passport she is on f2 n I don’t have any status my wife is on f1 visa can someone guide me pls
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Rakesh· Jun 11, 23:02
In California document copy can not be notarize, in this case what need to do for visa copy notarization.
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Kannan· Aug 15, 03:56
Hi !! I want to renew my passport it’s expire on 2017 , I have travel documents now , I want to go out off United state
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Kannan· Aug 16, 03:19
How can I contact New York location ( phone number) , could some one help me please
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Manpreet· Aug 22, 23:29
Bro domain expires??😅🙏🏻🤣🤣🤣
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Vinay· Today, 13:59
Hey guys, my Driver License expired with old address, I've updated address but it's a Temporary License which I've received, can I use this as US address proof ?
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