Citizenship and mobile no

I am applying for renewal of Indian passport and am looking for guidance on the following questions.

  1. Have you ever applied for or been granted citizenship by any other country?
  • Does an approved i140 count as ‘applied for citizenship’ ?
  1. Whose mobile no should I add for India address? My US no or my family member’s India no.

I tried searching for answers on this forum and couldn’t find it. Therefore this post. Thanks a ton!

I140 is counted as immigration application and not citizenship.


Thanks Anil for your response on citizenship.

Under Address, does anyone know whose mobile number should be shared for India address? My US number or a family member’s India number?


You can give mobile number of your friend/family who can be contacted for verification and can provide documents, if and when required.


Got it. Thanks Pankaj!

I received my passport and here is my experience. Thanks to Anil and Pankaj for answering my queries!

Application type - Normal
Embassy - San Francisco

06/19 - Fedex package sent
06/21 - Email confirmation of receipt from VFS
06/22 - Dispatched to embassy email from VFS
06/23 - Status on government site - “Under review”
07/02 - Status on government site - “Passport is printed”
07/07 - Status on government site - “Passport is printed and will be delivered shortly.”
07/08 - Email from VFS - Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched using the courier service you had opted.
07/09 - Passport received


  • If you are submitting a utility bill for address proof, and the bill has multiple pages, you only need to notarize and submit the first page.