Enter your details by choosing the passport service, residence state and type of application. At the end of this step, you will be shown the complete document checklist, passport fees (including CKGS handling charges), processing times and a temporary reference number. Save the reference number generated.
Now fill the supplementary forms and letters as per your service and type of application. The forms are auto-filled where-ever possible and you should fill the remaining blanks. For example, if you want an Indian address on your passport, you will be required to fill the Nationality verification form. Review, print and sign these forms wherever necessary. Remember that all the signatures on application forms have to be notarized.
Choose the submission mode – Shipping or Walk-in. If you are going to ship them, it is good to use the CKGS’s Fedex Standard overnight service instead of creating your own shipping label. It costs $30 for shipping both ways.
Pay your fees online using Credit/Debit card. This fees includes passport renewal charges, CKGS handling and shipping costs.
Now, fill out Government’s online passport form here: https://passport.gov.in/nri/Online.do Fill out the form details which are quite self-explanatory. Use the sample application form from CKGS which is very helpful.
Use capital letters only to fill this passport form. Ensure that applicant’s name, father’s name and signature given on the form match with that on the current passport.
You will get a NEW WEB REFERENCE NUMBER from Government online NRI passport application form which is later required on CKGS website. Save this new web reference number too.
Print the application form
Now, go back to CKGS website and fill in the government passport application reference number. Visit this page: https://passport.in.ckgs.us/already-filled-NIC-form or go to their home page and choose “Already filled in the Government Online NRI Passport Form”.
Once you complete the online process, you will now have to submit your physical application via shipping or walk-in option as selected by you to the CKGS Indian Passport Application Center as per the Jurisdiction of your application.
After form submission or shipment, use this tracking URL to track the status using the Web reference number (obtained in step 2 above) and current Indian passport number.
Indian Passport Application Center at
800 K Street NW, Suite MR-12, Washington DC 20001 USA9
New York (NY)
Suite #202 28 West, 30th Street, NewYork 10001, USA
29 East Madison St, Suite 1203, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Suite 602, 9800 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77092 USA
San Francisco (CA)
4837 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Lakeside Office Park 5775 Glenridge Drive,, North East, Building B Suite 390, 30328, USA
Cox & Kings Global Services
9.00 AM to 7.00 PM
(Contact Center operates from Monday to Friday except Holidays)