[2021] Indian Passport Renewal in USA

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. 

Indian Passport Renewal in USA
Indian Passport Renewal in USA

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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 its consulates 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 visa 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

You can apply for passport renewal either in person or by post to VFS Global. The application procedure is the same for both modes. Here are the steps to be followed for visa renewal:

Step 1: Ensure the consular jurisdiction in which you want to apply for the passport services. 

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
Houston 1001 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
Consular Application Centers

Documents required for Indian passport renewal in USA

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

  • 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:

FeeAmount
ICWF feeUSD 2.00
Passport feeUSD 75.00
VFS service feeUSD 15.90
Total amountUSD 92.90
Passport renewal fees in USA

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.

Also Read: How to check Passport Status in India

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