IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Embassy/Consulates, CKGS Passport Application Centers and Contact Center will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, 2018 on account of Thanksgiving Day and Guru Nanak's Birthday respectively.
CGI Chicago Consulate has started accepting Passport applications under TATKAL from 29th October, 2018. The processing time will be 5 working days after the application is received at the Consulate.
Welcome to CKGS Indian Passport Application Center
We are happy to announce that CKGS is the only authorized Service Provider for the Embassy of India and its Consulates across the USA for the Indian Passport Services with effect from May 7, 2016.
Passport Application Guide
It is very important that you apply on the CKGS website and follow the due process. Do not go directly to the Government of India Online NRI Passport website.
For USA applicants, the CKGS website has been customized so that the website, documents, forms and letters requirements are as per the requirements of Embassy / Consulates of India in USA.
The rules on our website will identify your passport category, type, fees, document checklist, payments, track your application and FAQS to help avoid errors. Further to assist you, many forms and letters that have repetitive information will get auto populated and you only have to fill in the missing fields.
You will be directed from the CKGS website at the appropriate step to the Government of India Passport website to fill your online NRI passport application form.
- CKGS Indian Visa / OCI / Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Service
- How to Apply
- Sample NRI Passport Application Form
- Useful Links
- Browser Suggestions
Questions regarding Applications submitted to BLS International.
Applicants are advised to ensure that their postal applications reach CKGS IPAC ONLY ON OR AFTER 9th May 2016 (Monday).
CKGS will NOT be able to answer any questions regarding applications submitted to BLS International Application Centre.
- Please do not send BLS applications to us, as we will not be able to process them.
- Please do not send or redirect applications addressed for BLS to CKGS.
- Please do not send us the same documents that you enclosed when you were applying through BLS.
- We will not be able to process these applications out of our system as all applications have to be tracked and audited in CKGS system as per the instructions of the Embassy and Consulates of India in USA.
- All applicants have to re-apply only through CKGS website.
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