Indian Passport Renewal in USA [2022] - SBNRI (2023)

An Indian passport holder living and working on a visa in the USA for a number of years needs to apply for a new passport or valid extension if his/ her passport is about to expire or all the pages are filled. The best thing is that you don’t have to visit India for passport renewal or a new passport. You can apply for Indian passport renewal in USA with VFS Global.

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Indian passport renewal in USA

VFS Global is the service provider for passport services for the Embassy of India, Washington DC or Indian consulates in USA, in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco since 04 November 2020. Here are some important points about the Indian passport renewal process.

  • VFS Global provides all passport services to Indian citizens. Indian consulates don’t accept passport-related services directly. All correspondence and applications related to Indian passport renewal must be made via VFS Global.
  • Applicants under the Consular Jurisdiction of the Embassy of India (living in Delaware, Bermuda, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia) looking for passport services can visit VFS Global website for details.
  • You can apply for passport renewal via post and in-person (by prior appointment on a limited basis).
  • Operational timing: Monday – Friday, 8:00 to 20:00 hours EST.

Passport renewal process

The procedure for Indian passport renewal in USA is the same as for a fresh application. Filling and submitting form on Passport Seva Portal does not complete the process. You will have to submit the physical application form to VFS India Consular Application Center in USA. Here are the steps to be followed for visa renewal:

Step 1: You need to complete an online passport application form on the website of Passport Seva at Indian Embassies and Consulates.

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Step 2: When filling the form, select correct passport related service, enter each information carefully till the end. You can refer this Sample Government online application form.

Step 3: Once you have completed the form on the Passport Seva Portal, write the ‘Application Reference Number’ (ARN), take a print of the same .

Step 4: To proceed with the subsequent steps towards submission process, visit the VFS website.

Here are the details about different consular jurisdictions in the USA.

Consular Application CentersAddressCenter TimingConsular JurisdictionProcessing time
Washington DC1025 Vermont Ave, NW Suite 320, Washington, DC 20005 (USA)9 am to 2 pm
Passport pickup: 4 pm to 6 pm Monday to Friday
Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia– Minimum 1 to 3 weeks.
– Maximum 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance
New York145 W 45th Street, 3rd floor, New York 10036 (USA)9 am to 2 pm Passport pickup: 4 pm to 6 PM Monday to FridayConnecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Islnd and VermontAdditional 10 days
Chicago (IL)180 N Stetson Avenue, 20th Floor, Suite# 2075, Chicago, Illinois 606019 am to 2 pm passport pickup: 4 pm – 6 pm Monday to FridayMissouri, IIllinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, and Wisconsin– Minimum 4 weeks.
– 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance
Houston1001 Texas Ave #550, Houston, TX 77002 (USA)9 am to 2 pm Passport pickup: 4 pm to 6 pm Monday to FridayArkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska1 to 3 weeks. 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance
San Francisco (CA)228 Grant Ave, Floor 5, San Francisco, CA – 941089 am to 2 pm Passport pickup: 4 pm to 6 pm Monday to FridayAlaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming2 to 3 weeks
Atlanta (GA)5607, Glenridge Drive NE, Suite No.725, Atlanta, GA-303429 am to 2 pm Passport pickup: 4 pm – 6 pm Monday to FridayAlabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virgin Islands6 to 8 weeks.4 more weeks if the passport is referred for clearance

Documents required for Indian passport renewal in USA

Here is the checklist of documents required for Indian passport renewal in USA:

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  • Completed online application form signed by the applicant.
  • Expiring passport: Original and most recent passport.
  • 3 copies of the filled Nationality Verification Form/ Personal Particulars form plus 3 photographs.
  • 3 recent (2” x 2” front-facing) colored photographs. If the passport has expired for more than 3 years, 8 photographs are required.
  • A notarized colored copy of Green Card or Employment Authorization card or proof of legal status in the US, for example, H1B/ B1/ B2 visa, I- 797 approval notice, valid I-20, etc.
  • Original passport. Affix the previous passport in case the passport is less than 5 years old.
  • Photocopies of the first 5 and last 2 pages of the current passport.
  • Highest qualification degree: Copy of the highest educational qualification degree.
  • US address proof: US address proof such as Rental Lease Agreement or Home Mortgage Bill, Any of utility bills (electricity/ gas/ water/ landline telephone bill – not more than 3 months old), driver’s license or State ID, etc.
  • Indian address proof: Indian address proof, such as Aadhaar card, driver’s license, Indian utility bill (electricity/ gas/ water/ landline telephone bill – not more than 3 months old), recent bank statement, etc.
  • Change of appearance/ signature form: If you are applying after 10 years, you should sign and print this change of appearance form.
  • VFS document checklist: Print the filled and signed checklist and tick it.
  • Annexure ‘E’: Specimen declaration of the applicant on the plain paper.
  • Birth certificate/ school leaving certificate
  • Self-sworn affidavit
  • Additional documents for child passport

Note: You may be required to submit some additional documents. Please check with the Embassy/ Consulate/ Passport Application Center in your jurisdiction for more information.

Submit all the documents in either a UPS or Fedex envelope only as specified on the VFS website. Other forms of submission may not be accepted. Only one application per envelope is permitted; multiple applications in a single envelope won’t be accepted.

Passport renewal in USA fees

Here is the breakdown of Indian passport renewal in USA fees:

For adults – 18 years and above

Passport ValidityBooklet PagesPassport FeeICWFVFS FeeTotal
10 yearsOrdinary Booklet – 36 pages$ 75.00
$ 2.00
$15.90
$ 92.90
10 yearsJumbo Booklet – 60 pages$ 100.00
$ 2.00
$15.90
$ 117.90

For minors – between 15 – 18 years

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Passport ValidityBooklet PagesPassport FeeICWFVFS FeeTotal
10 yearsOrdinary Booklet – 36 pages$ 75.00
$ 2.00
$15.90
$ 92.90
10 yearsJumbo Booklet – 60 pages$ 100.00
$ 2.00
$15.90
$ 117.90

For minors – less than 15 years

Passport ValidityBooklet PagesPassport FeeICWFVFS FeeTotal
5 yearsOrdinary Booklet – 36 pages$ 50.00
$ 2.00
$15.90
$ 67.90

Indian passport renewal in USA Tatkal fees

Tatkal passport service is an emergency passport application service. Indian citizens residing in the USA who have a valid passport and visa status (US visa/ Green Card) can apply for reissue of passport under Tatkal Passport Scheme.

Indian passport renewal Tatkal fees for validity of 10 years:

Booklet PagesPassport FeeTatkal feeICWFVFS FeeTotal
Ordinary Booklet – 36 pages$ 75.00
$ 150.00$ 2.00
$15.90
$ 242.90
Jumbo Booklet – 60 pages$ 100.00$ 150.00$ 2.00$ 15.90$ 267.90
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Note:Online payment/ card payment convenience charges @3.5% will be applicable over and over the total payment. VFS accepts Master Card, Visa and Discover only

Keynote:

  • Each applicant has to make separate payments.
  • Convenience charges will apply for credit cards.
  • Cash payment/ personal checks will not be accepted.
  • If the fee is not paid fully, VFS will not be responsible for delays and consequential charges that may incur.

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FAQs

How many days it will take to renew Indian passport in USA? ›

The normal processing time of passport is 3 weeks. Previous passports issued from Passport Issuing Authorities other than San Francisco could take much longer.

Do we need to submit original Indian passport for renewal in USA? ›

You will need to submit your original passport at the time of lodging your application. It is recommended that you complete all required travel and then submit your application for a new passport as, once your passport application is registered for renewal, you will not be able to use your old passport.

Can passport renewal be rejected? ›

If you fail to pay the fee in the given time, your application for a passport could be reject. Failure to complete police verification: While you can get the passport even before the police verification is over, the process of the application is not complete till this verification is done.

How long does it take to get a passport renewed 2022 USA? ›

It may take up to 16 weeks to receive a passport, and 12 weeks for expedited processing. Applicants to Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 programs who need a new passport or who need to renew their passport should start the process immediately. Visit travel.state.gov for additional information and current processing times.

Does Indian passport renewal in USA require police verification? ›

A:You can apply for a re-issue of passport up to 1 year before the expiry OR within three years after the expiry of the existing passport without fresh police verification, provided there is no change in personal particulars and there is clear police report with respect to your previous passport and there is no adverse ...

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

are eligible to apply for re-issue of Passport under Tatkaal Passport Scheme. Tatkal Applications: Five (5) working days from the date of receiving the application at the Consulate. Normal Applications: Thirty (30) working days from the date of receiving the application at the Consulate.

Why would a passport renewal get denied? ›

There are a number of reasons why the U.S. Department of State can deny your U.S. Passport application or renewal, including: Owing child support. Receiving an IRS taxpayer notice in the mail about having a large overdue unpaid tax debt. Having a previous passport revoked.

What causes a passport to be denied? ›

The principal law enforcement reasons for passport denial are a valid unsealed federal warrant of arrest, a federal or state criminal court order, a condition of parole or probation forbidding departure from the United States (or the jurisdiction of the court), or a request for extradition.

What is the fastest you can get a passport? ›

Delivery to us: Purchase Priority Mail Express from the United States Postal Service for faster shipping of your application to us. The price for this service varies depending on the area of the country. Return to you: Pay $18.32 for 1-2 day delivery. This means you will receive your passport 1-2 days after we send it.

What is the average time for a passport renewal? ›

You should use Passport Online if you have travel plans within the next 3 months. The current estimated turnaround time is 8 weeks but this is not a service guarantee and you should not book flights until you have your passport.

What is the passport waiting time? ›

The HMPO advice is to apply for a passport far in advance of travel, keeping in mind the ten-week waiting window.

How long does it take to get Indian police clearance certificate in USA? ›

PCC Processing Time

It takes about 6-8 weeks to complete the whole process.

What documents are needed for Indian Passport renewal in USA? ›

Documents Required for Re-issue or Renewal of Indian Passport in USA:
  • Copy of the VFS Order Form.
  • A Filled and Signed Checklist. ...
  • Online Application Form filled and signed by the applicant.
  • 3 Copies of the filled Nationality Verification Form/ Personal Particulars form and 3 photographs for personal particular form.

How many photos are required for Indian Passport renewal in USA? ›

Total of 2 photos with size 2×2 Inch are required for passport renewal. The photo should have white background and not off-white.

How will you know if your passport is denied? ›

The State Department will notify you in writing, if the State Department denies your U.S. passport application or revokes your U.S. passport.

How long does a passport renewal take? ›

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You should use Passport Online if you have travel plans within the next 3 months. The current estimated turnaround time is 8 weeks but this is not a service guarantee and you should not book flights until you have your passport.

Can you fail a passport interview? ›

Unlikely that you will fail passport interview. It is not a test. They will ask you questions to confirm your identity and these questions will likely be things that only you will know.

What if I make a mistake on my passport renewal form? ›

To correct a data or printing error: Complete Form DS-5504. Submit form by mail with your passport, one color photo, and evidence of the error (e.g. your U.S. birth certificate showing the correct spelling of your last name). You will not have to submit any fees.

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