Delay in Passport renewal in Washington D.C. Indian Embassy

kirdar

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#1
Delay in getting Passport by mail from Indian Embassy, Washington D.C.

Hi,

I sent my papers and old passport for getting new passport to Indian Embassy in Washington D.C. on 18th January 2007 and they reached on 22nd Jan according to USPS Tracking. In their website it is mentioned that it will be 5 business days in order to process the application. Since it is already 4 weeks, I am worried where my passports are now. I wrote several emails, phone calls but there is no reply from Indian embassy. I have following questions who submitted passport renewals by mail to Indian Embassy.

1) Generally how many days it will take to get the passports back.
2) Do they have any tracking number if they have sent it by Priority mail.
3) Is it better to goto Embassy directly in order to enquire about my pp
if yes, do I need to take any appointment or at what time it will be better
to go, is it in the morning or afternoon.

It would be helpful if anyone has waited more than a month in order to get passport back from Indian Embassy, Washington D.C. I read in several threads that Houston CGI is slow, but I didn't ready any forum with Embassy processing times are delayed.

Thanks,
Kirdar
 
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Al_aos

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#2
Check if your Money order was cashed .
If it was then the file reached the consulate and is being Processed......'
I sent my sosns application on 26 of Jan.
They recd on 31st. They cashed the money order on 13th. so I know it is being processed.
 

kirdar

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#3
Thanks

Thans for your reply AI_aos.

Please post the reply when you get your son's passport back from them.

Any how I am not sure how to know whether the money order which I took
from Post office is encashed or not.
But any how I will call post office and will enquire about it.

Kirdar
 

kirdar

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#4
Got my passport by mail

Finally I received my old and new passports.

I got it on this 2/16. So indian embassy took almost a month.
But in their website they mentioned that they will take 5 business
days to process each passport application.

Kirdar
 

tusharvk

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#5
when is the old pp expiring?

The consullate indicates that one can apply within a year of expiry of the old pp. Anyone applied 1 year in advance of the expiry of their old pp?
Finally I received my old and new passports.

I got it on this 2/16. So indian embassy took almost a month.
But in their website they mentioned that they will take 5 business
days to process each passport application.

Kirdar
 

kirdar

Registered Users (C)
#6
My old passport was expiring in June 2007.

And when I got my new passport it's starting date is from Feb 2007.

I don't think they will give a new passport before 1 year and I don't want to send the passport just like that as there won't be any reply through email/fax/phone calls once you send the passport for new one, so be careful.

Thanks,
Kirdar
 
#7
can anyone tell me if i have exhausted all my pages in the passport that carries 20 years validity, is there an easier and faster way to get a new passport? i am looking to leave for europe in 2 weeks?

please help
 
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