Renewing Indian Passport in USA

I recently renewed my Indian passport in USA, so I thought I should share this information with you guys. Renewing Indian passport in USA is very easy process and you will get your renewed passport within 15-30 days.

Steps for renewing your passport:

  1. Go to https://passport.in.ckgs.us/home/index you will see following options on the home page.
  2. For new application click on Get Started link. You have to just follow the instructions to complete the form.
  3. The center of application submission will change based on your current location. For example in my case I was in Ohio State, so my application submission location was NewYork.
  4. During the process of form completion you will get a Web Reference ID, Please save that Id which you can use for accessing already filled Application form through “Already Filled” link.
  5. After completing the form from this website, you can do the online payment which will cost you $137 something including FedX delivery charges.
  6. You have to fill NRI verification form as well, you will get different reference ID for that. Please save that for accessing the already filled application form.
  7. After completing the form, you will get the instructions for list of documents to be sent to the office along with your Original passport.
  8. While sending the documents, make sure that the copy I797 is Notarized. They accept only Notarized copy of any Xerox copy of the documents you are sending.
  9. You also need 6 copy of 2x2 passport size photos, If you are in India please get it from there. Because here in US it is very costly $12 for two copy of photos.
  10. Make sure you have taken the print of Fedx receipt, paid online.