Indian Passport Renewal in USA
Indian Citizens living in the USA with any valid status like Work Authorization, Green Card, F1/F2/H1B Visa or with U-Visa, Asylum, VIVA Visa, or any other pending status with USCIS can apply for the Indian Passport Renewal in USA.
The validity of the Indian passport is usually ten years and customers with pending status will receive two years validity passport.
Indian Embassy, Washington, Consulate General Office, New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, and Atlanta are processing Passport Applications and states of the United States are divided as per jurisdiction.
They are not accepting Indian Passport Application directly, the application must send through VFS Global.
Required Documents for Renewal of Indian Passport in USA:
- Document Checklist
- VFS Global Confirmation Letter.
- Documents and Letter and Forms all specified in Checklist
- 4 recent color photographs (White background).
- US Legal Status details – A notarized color copy of Green Card or Employment Authorization card or a copy of legal status in the US such as I–797, H1B/ F1/ F2 Visa, whichever is applicable.
- Recent Original Indian Passport
- Parents Passports (if minor)
- Proof of USA Residence
- Applicable Fee through Money order or Banker / Cashier check should be made in favour of VFS Services that is non-refundable or pay online through Debit/Credit Card.
- Other documents based on the USA status of applicant.
How long does Indian Passport renewal take in USA?
Indian Passport renewal usually takes 3-6 Weeks, but it is observed that if the application is filled correctly and all requirements are meeting, the Passport will be received within 15 days.
When to apply for Indian Passport Renewal in USA?
The Validity of an Indian passport is 10 years from the date of its issue. It must be renewed after the expiry of its validity. You can apply for renewal one year before the date of the expiry of the present passport.
What is the Indian Passport Renewal Fee in USA?
Indian passport renewal fee is $127.20 for a regular book.
Indian Passport Application status tracking?
You can track you application status on VFS Global website and you need the VFS Application Id/Tracking Id and Passport No.
Where to find File Number in Indian Passport?
File No. is written on the last page where the family Mother, Father and Wife Name are written. It is in the last row.
Photo Requirements for Indian Passport?
For Indian Passport photograph size should be 51mm x 51mm (2 inches by 2 inches). Background of the photograph should be plain white, and the dress should be in dark color.
Important: The CKGS is not any longer the service provider for Indian Passport Renewal services.. The agreement with CKGS has been ended with Washington DC or its Consulates in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, NY, and San Francisco. The new service provider VFS Global is now a service provider. They have started operations on November 04, 2020, and Indian Passport Renewal services have been resumed.
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