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Old 04-04-2008, 10:19 AM
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Default New Requirement for Indian Passport Renewal at NY

The Indian Consulate at New York upgraded their website on April 4, 2008. The updated site shows a new requirement for Passport Renewal applications. A new form called the "Nationality Status Verification Form" has been added. There is no announcement indicating this new form; it just seems to have been silently added with the website upgrade.

I sent my passport renewal application by mail last week without this form, since there was no mention of it at that time. I am trying to find out more details from the Consulate about this new form. I'll post if I get some clarification.
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back once you get more info on this.

Maybe they want to verify the applicant's status in the US.
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Thanks for the info. I had applied for passport renewal on Mar 15th via mail and got it on April 3. I am thanking God for making it smooth
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Thanks for the info. I had applied for passport renewal on Mar 15th via mail and got it on April 3. I am thanking God for making it smooth
vnsriv, did you send your application to the NY Consulate? When did your application reach the Consulate? Did they send the passport back by Express Mail?

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vnsriv, did you send your application to the NY Consulate? When did your application reach the Consulate? Did they send the passport back by Express Mail?

Thanks
I send my application to NYC via USPS express mail on 3/19 and it reached there on 3/20. I received my passport via express mail on 4/2 and the date of issue on passport is 3/31. I paid 60$(40+20)

One Tip, make sure your passport picture is light. I took my pics from CVS and the print on passport came pretty dark.
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I send my application to NYC via USPS express mail on 3/19 and it reached there on 3/20. I received my passport via express mail on 4/2 and the date of issue on passport is 3/31. I paid 60$(40+20)

One Tip, make sure your passport picture is light. I took my pics from CVS and the print on passport came pretty dark.
Thanks! Well, lets hope it goes smoothly for me too.
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I send my application to NYC via USPS express mail on 3/19 and it reached there on 3/20. I received my passport via express mail on 4/2 and the date of issue on passport is 3/31. I paid 60$(40+20)

One Tip, make sure your passport picture is light. I took my pics from CVS and the print on passport came pretty dark.
What are the other documents you sent along with the application?? pls advice..

Do we need to mail the orig passport and notarized copies also??
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What are the other documents you sent along with the application?? pls advice..

Do we need to mail the orig passport and notarized copies also??
Here's the link
http://indiacgny.org/php/showContent...id=98&sub=sub3

By Mail
http://indiacgny.org/php/showContent...id=96&sub=sub2

They have added this new item in April this year
Completed Nationality Status Verification Form;
The application needs to be made on the Application Form for an Indian Passport.

Other requirements are:

Original, expired passport;
Four passport size photographs (size 3.5 cm X 3.5 cm with white background)showing frontal view of full face including the one to be pasted on the top of application form;
Prescribed fee of US $ 40 for normal booklet (36 pages) or US $ 50 for Jumbo booklet (60 pages). Fee has to be paid in cash, (only at the counter) or with certified checks or money orders payable to the Consulate General of India, New York. Please note that we do not accept any personal checks. Cash when applying by mail is also not accepted. Applicants may include $20 for Express Mail or $10 for Priority mail (No Tracking No.) if delivery of documents is requested by mail. It is possible to send one combined check for the consular service and mailing service. Kindly note that money once paid is not refunded on refusal of service or delay in service. We regret our inability to accept currency notes of denomination higher than $50.00. Please insist on a receipt for any money paid at the counter and present the same for collection of documents between 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.;
Completed Nationality Status Verification Form;

Copy of the first five and last two pages of the passport;
Copy of pages indicating US visa or Original Green card or Employment Authorization Card (EAC) or other visa documents to be shown at the counter and a copy of both sides of documents deposited (in case application is being mailed, a notarized copy of these documents can be sent);
In case application for Green Card or EAC or visa is pending/being processed, a copy of documents in support of this fact must be deposited;
The declaration at the end of the application form should be notarized if the old passport had expired more than one year ago;
If the present passport does not contain the name of spouse and the name is to be entered in the new passport, a copy of marriage certificate must be sent.


I sent 1) current passport 2 )photocopy of my exising passport(all the pages except blank)3) Four passport size photos(one glued) on the form 4) fully filled application form 5) Notarized copy of my Green Card 6) My US driving licence copy even though it's not required 7) 60$ Money Order

The new requirement is to submit

Completed Nationality Status Verification Form; also
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Does the NY consulate dispatch the renewed passport to the business address or the home address?
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Smile Nationality Status Verification Form

There is a field , date of loss of passport in this form.The pdf automatically copies the date from date of leaving of india into this column and i cnat get rid of it.

Did anyone face this problem ?
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I am also getting this issue. Also the form is asking for 2 names and address of Travel Agents who sent us to USA.. .What do I need to fill on this for my wife .. we did not come using Travel Agents. we came through our employer.

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There is a field , date of loss of passport in this form.The pdf automatically copies the date from date of leaving of india into this column and i cnat get rid of it.

Did anyone face this problem ?
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I am also getting this issue. Also the form is asking for 2 names and address of Travel Agents who sent us to USA.. .What do I need to fill on this for my wife .. we did not come using Travel Agents. we came through our employer.

Thanks for your help!
Vrbest-

I am planning to apply for my passport renewal at NYCG. I am looking at the post date and am addressing you with the question, however, everyone can pitch in there thoughts around my questions.

According to US Embassy website all application have to be made online and the same application should be printed out and sent to respective jurisdiction office. However, NYCGI website still shows old method of applying for passport renewal. I am lost as to what method I am supposed to apply for NYCGI? I have sent emails and called the numbers listed for passport services at nyCGI website with little help.

Below is the information from Indian embassy website for passport renewal process. I tried applying online by filling in the application but was not successful in getting the document saved or printed on top of it the page refreshes itself after you hit the save button and you lose all information.
I am sure there is a bug associated with the webpage but that does not resolve my problem of submitting the application. Did anyone go through these issues while applying at NYCG recently? any remediation steps will be highly helpful. I need to get my New passport ASAP

ONLINE APPLICATION FOR PASSPORT SERVICES

Effective from April 1, 2008 application for all passport services should be filled up online. It may be noted that the Embassy will not accept non-online applications after April 1st.

Please apply only to the consulate of the appropriate Jurisdiction

"On-line filled up application can be mailed or submitted in person at the counter of the consular wing."

" Applicants are advised to submit their passport application on or around the appointment date which appears while filling up application on-line. It will take 4 to 7 working days to process the case after the appointment date."

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There is a field , date of loss of passport in this form.The pdf automatically copies the date from date of leaving of india into this column and i cnat get rid of it.

Did anyone face this problem ?
hi , did u send the Nationality Status Verification Form?
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