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Old 11-13-2007, 05:41 PM
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Default Renewal of Indian Passport from CGI Houston TX

Hi Guys do you know how long it is taking CGI Huston TX to send new passport for expired passports, Original passport was done in India.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:46 PM
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Hi Guys do you know how long it is taking CGI Huston TX to send new passport for expired passports, Original passport was done in India.
It took about 2 weeks from Newyork. Not sure about the Texas but they are usually fast.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:47 PM
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3-4 weeks, best to apply in person and pick up in person.

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Hi Guys do you know how long it is taking CGI Huston TX to send new passport for expired passports, Original passport was done in India.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:49 PM
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When I did it a few months ago, it took close to 90 days. And, once you submit, you are at their mercy. No information is given, phone calls always end up in 'this mailbox is full crap'.

So, if you need it much faster, I would suggest either calling them prior to submitting and checking if their times have improved or going there in person. I am not sure if that makes a difference.

The 10 day return is supposedly for people who got their passports through Houston. For passports issued in India, it may take up to 90 days.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:50 PM
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Default Application received by them on 10/30

Unfortunately I already sent my application and they received it on 10/30.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:04 PM
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One of my friends applied in August and got it in 30 days....My application reached them on 10/26....So I am hoping to receive it by the end of this month...As some one said, we are at their mercy....
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:18 PM
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2 wks max. I submitted it to them on 10/8 (in-person) & got it on 10/17. Keep aside 2-4 hrs when you go to submit as there is only 1 window operational.
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Hi Guys do you know how long it is taking CGI Huston TX to send new passport for expired passports, Original passport was done in India.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:19 PM
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It took about 2 weeks from Newyork. Not sure about the Texas but they are usually fast.
or over the mail ... I need to do mine soon and I live in NY ... so was wondering .. which one would be better ...
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:32 PM
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Unhappy I am in the same boat..

I sent my passport for renewal on Nov 9th, 2007 to Houston.
I have to visit India in Jan. I went by the time lines listed on the website and hope they it back to me within 2-3 weeks.

I requested in a detailed letter to them if I should bump the application up to an emergency. Hope to get a response back.

( I know I might be hoping for too much here. I should have applied well in advance. )

roseball, vallabhu
Please post updates when you have any more news.

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Old 11-13-2007, 06:41 PM
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how about Washington DC consulate?

I am hoping they are more prompt. It has been 5 working days since I sent mine....
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:42 PM
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Arrow It took...

two weeks for renewal of my wife's passport.
This was at Indian Consulate, Houston.

BTW, I added $20 to the fees for return overnite shipping. I didn't go there personally but sent it by overnite mail.

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Old 11-13-2007, 06:55 PM
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I sent my passport for renewal during first week of Oct 07 and still have no clue about the status of my passport. I am at their mercy now, hoping & praying that I will get a new passport soon. No one gives any updates. I just cannot seem to get hold of anyone at this consulate when I call during 2.00pm -4.00pm to check on the status of my application. If by mistake anyone picks up the phone, she does not have any status update and asks us to call after few weeks again.
I sent email & fax to see if I can find out anything about my passport, but no one cares to answer. Their customer service is pathetic to say the least. If only I can find the email address of Vice Consul or that of Indian ambassador in Washington DC, I would like to send a detailed email about the kind of service I received....knowing very well that it will not serve any purpose to anyone. Thats the way those idiots work, and no one can do anything about it.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:21 PM
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two weeks for renewal of my wife's passport.
This was at Indian Consulate, Houston.

BTW, I added $20 to the fees for return overnite shipping. I didn't go there personally but sent it by overnite mail.
I guess you really were lucky to get away in 2 weeks...I have not heard any +ve stories for services at CGI Houston....Their customer service really sucks big time....Its unimaginably tough to speak to a person when you call, on top of that, if you get through, they are very rude to talk to....You are just helpless.....I did send my application via overnite fedex with a $20 fee for express mail and it reached them on Oct 26th.....Hopefully, will hear from them soon.....I will post an update if there is one.....
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:30 PM
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Unhappy Sailing in the same boat

I have submitted my wife's passport for renewal by express mail during 1st week of October. I have not heard anything from them and not able to contact them by phone.
It is reassuring that it is not me alone..
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