Indian Passport Renewal Process in USA

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If you are holding an Indian passport which is about to expire soon or all the pages are filled, you may need to apply for a passport reissue/renewal. In such cases, you will require a new passport or valid extension.

To renew your passport, you have to fill out a new passport application form. New passports can be reissued for 10 years for adults. For minors (under 18 years of age), the passport is valid for 5 years.

Please note that your old passport will be returned to you. However, if you have any valid visas stamped on your old passport, they will not be invalid and your old passport will still need to be used in order to keep the validity of your current visa. Therefore, you may need to travel with both passports in hand to reflect your valid visa as well as your renewed passport.


Passport renewal service is not available for B1/B2 visa holders and temporary visitors to the USA.

Important Information About Indian Passport Renewal Process

  • All Indian Passport services are handled by VFS Global.
  • Individual Indian consulates will no longer accept passport related services directly. All communications and applications associated with Indian passport renewals must be through VFS Global.
  • All applicants for passport related activities have to fill out an online order form, whether applying in person or by mail. The application must include a copy of the filled out form. This is to ensure the real-time tracking of the application by VFS.


Consular Jurisdiction

Where to apply for Indian passport renewal?

The following are the details on applicable processing time, addresses, and jurisdiction based on your residence in the USA. Please apply accordingly.

VFS Global Address/Contact information Consular Jurisdiction Processing time
Washington DC

Center Timing: 9:00 AM – 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Monday-Friday

Address: 1025 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 320,, Washington, DC 20005, USA

Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia Minimum 1-3 weeks. Minimum 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance.
New York

Center Timing: 9:00 AM – 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Monday-Friday

Address: 145 W 45th street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10036,  USA

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Additional 10 days

Center Timing: 9:00 AM – 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Monday-Friday

Address: 180 N Stetson Avenue,20th Floor, Suite# 2075, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Missouri, Illinois, 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 (TX)

SubCenter Timing: 9:00 AM – 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Monday-Friday

Address: 1001 Texas Ave #550, Houston, TX 77002,  USA

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska 1-3 weeks. 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance.
San Francisco (CA)

Center Timing: 9:00 AM – 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Monday-Friday

Address: 228 Grant Ave, Floor 5, San Francisco, CA – 94108

Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming 2-3 weeks

Center Timing: 9:00 AM – 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Monday-Friday

Address: 5607, Glenridge Drive NE, Suite No.725, Atlanta, GA-30342

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virgin Islands 6-8 weeks.
4 additional weeks if the passport is referred for clearance.


Documents Required for Re-issue or Renewal of Indian Passport in USA:

  • Copy of the VFS Order Form
  • A filled and signed checklist. Print the checklist, tick it, and arrange the application in that order before submitting the form in person or by mail.
  • Online application form filled and signed by the applicant.
  • 3 copies of a filled out Nationality Verification Form/Personal Particulars Form and 3 photographs for personal particular form.
  • 3 recent 2″ X 2″ color, front facing against a white background) color photographs. 8 photographs are required in case the passport is expired for more than 3 years. Glue one photo on the first page of the online application form in the space provided. The second one has to be glued on the Nationality Verification Form, and the rest have to be stapled to the last page of the application form. See photo requirements.
  • Attach a notarized color copy of a Green Card or Employment Authorization Card or a copy of legal status in the US, such as H1B/B1/B2 Visa, whichever is applicable.
  • Attach your original passport. If the passport is less than 5 years old, attach the previous passport too.
  • Attach photocopies of the first 5 pages and last 2 pages of the current passport.
  • Applicable fee that is non-refundable.

Notarized Documents Required:

If applying in person or via mail, please ensure that all photocopies of supporting documents are notarized. Notarized photocopies of the following are required:

  • Notarized color photocopy of current valid US visa on passport or Green Card or Employment Authorization Card or I-797 approval notice documents. Student visa holders must attach their I-20 document.
  • If your visa has expired, or you have the receipt notice for extension of your visa, a notarized no status affidavit along with notarized photocopies of your valid passport and the green card of two witnesses are required.
  • 7 Copies of a Nationality Verification Form are also required. Each copy must have an original photograph affixed on it. This is only for New York, San Francisco, and Houston applicants. Washington, Atlanta, Houston, and Chicago applicants must go to the consulate in person for an interview before applying at their respective passport application center.
  • In case the current passport does not include spouse’s name, a notarized photocopy of the marriage certificate is required. A copy of the passport or US ID of the spouse is also required in the application.
  • Female applicants must include notarized affidavit of change in name from maiden to married.
  • Notarized photocopy of the residential proof of the applicant (state ID, driver’s license, utility bills, rental lease agreement or home mortgage bill). For applicants above the age of 60, a copy of State ID can be submitted.
  • If the passport is expired for less than 6 months, a letter is required from the applicant explaining why the passport was not renewed in required time frame. If it is 6 months or more past the expiration date, a notarized affidavit and 7 copies of the Nationality Verification Form are required. Each form must have an original photograph attached to it. Houston Jurisdiction applicants have to submit a 4 points affidavit, too.
  • An affidavit form for change of appearance and current notarized photo are required if the applicant’s appearance has changed significantly from the appearance in the current passport.


Some additional documents may be required. Please check with the Embassy/Consulate/Passport Application Center in your jurisdiction for the required information.

Submission: All required documents have to be submitted in either a UPS or FedEx envelope only. Specifications of this envelope are available on the VFS website. Any other form of submission is not encouraged. Envelopes can not be altered in any form either. Shipping labels can be printed out of the website. IMPORTANT – Only ONE application per envelope. Multiple applications in one envelope will be rejected.


Passport Renewal Fee/Re-issue Fee (10 years)

If applying in person the fee can be paid by credit card. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. A breakdown of the fee structure and the total fee is given below:

A(Consular Fee) Passport Fees As per adult/minor and applicable category
ICWF – Indian Community Welfare Fund $3
B(VFS Fee) VFS Service Fee $15.90 per application
Optional Fee Courier Service, text message, etc
Total Payment A+B


  • Payment has to be made separately for each applicant
  • Additional fees may apply for credit card payments
  • Cash will NOT be accepted
  • Personal Checks will NOT be accepted
  • If fees are not paid in full, VFS will not be responsible for any delays and consequential charges that you may incur

These forms can also be filled on the Indian Consulate website. However, once your forms are filled out there, you will be redirected back to VFS wherein you click on the “Already Filled “ tab with the Reference number given to you on the government website and you may continue the process there.

For more information regarding the Indian passport renewal process, visit the VFS Global website.



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