Monday, March 03, 2008

Passport renewal in NY

From Srikanth.

When you go to the Indian Consulate in NY, you will not get the passport on the same day. If you pay for Tatkal service, you might.

If you are planning on going there, try to reach there by 9:15 am and get a token as soon as you get there. The crowd increases enormously as the day passes.

With normal processing, you will receive the passport in 5-6 days.

They will retain your old passport and return it along with the new one.

For me, I reached there at 11:00 AM and my turn came at 2:00 PM. There is a 45-minute lunch break for the consulate from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.

Indian Consulate Home Page:

For passport services and details use the "consular" link on the left.

Also, it seems you can take a token, roam around and come back. This, if true, would be good. Roam around NYC, take a look at the lady with sambhar bucket and come back, just in time for your turn.

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