Indian Passport Renewal Experience- Tatkal-Atlanta- 3 Business days

First of all, PV is a wildcard, we can’t guess. My case:

Old pp was issued in India in 2012 with PV + now printable address is US + Adhaar Card number on the application + Adhaar copy with address same as Indian address on the application + PAN Card number on the application + Pan Card copy + Voter ID EPIC number on the application + Voter ID copy with address same as Indian address on the application + Consent to use adhaar number for bio metric verification (yes/no)= Yes + No change in personal particulars (except printable address as US address)


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13-11-2021 (Saturday 12:30 PM) - Application/package dropped off at FedEx

15-11-2021 (Monday 9:00 AM)- FedEx delivered package at VFS Center in Atlanta

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15-11-2021 (Monday 10:00 AM)- Received Email: Dear Applicant, We have ‘Received’ your Application and your application is now ‘Under Process’ at Atlanta Center.

15-11-2021 (Monday 2:00 PM)- Received Email & Text Msg: Dear Applicant, Your Application has been ‘Processed’ at the VFS India Consular application Centre and currently is ‘In-Transit ‘to the Embassy of India/Consulate General of India for decision making.

16-11-2021 (Tuesday 9:00 AM)- VFS Website: Your application has reached at the Embassy/Consulate and is currently under process

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16-11-2021 (Tuesday 10:00 AM)- Passport application along with fee details have been received. The same is under processing at the Embassy/Consulate.

16-11-2021 (Tuesday 11:00 AM)- Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate. (File number generated)

16-11-2021 (Tuesday 1:00 PM)- Print has been initiated for passport.

16-11-2021 (Tuesday 3:30 PM)- Passport has been printed

16-11-2021 (Tuesday 5:30 PM)- Passport is printed and will be delivered shortly.

17-11-2021 (Wednesday 9:30 AM)- Passport has been handed over to the OSP Executive for further dispatch to the applicant

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17-11-2021 (Wednesday 11:00 AM)- Received Email & Text Msg: Dear Applicant, Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched using the courier service you had opted.

17-11-2021 (Wednesday 11:30 AM)- Received Email & Text Msg: Dear Applicant, Your document (s) is dispatched using the return label purchased or sent by you. If using VFS courier, please check for email from “” for details. If you have used your prepaid label then track the status via the website of the concerned service provider. Note: Information is printed on the documents as what you have filled while completing the online Form on the Government Portal. If you have made mistakes while filling up the Govt. form then VFS Indian Consular application Centre wont be in a position to assist. To get the corrections done, you should contact the Embassy of India or its Consulate directly based on your Consular Jurisdiction.

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17-11-2021 (Wednesday 4:00 PM)- Received Email from Tracking number and shipment information along with scheduled delivery time. I could see same details on my FedEx Account

17-11-2021 (Wednesday 5:30 PM)- Received Email from Passport Picked-up

18-11-2021 (Thursday around 12:00 noon)- Both old and new Passports Delivered


17-11-2021 (Wednesday around 10:00 PM EST) - Email received: Initiation of Police Verification Request(s) for your Passport Application File (No. USXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

18-11-2021 (Thursday 11:00 PM EST) - Indian Contact received Phone call and PVR happened at home
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Thanks for sharing the timelines, really helpful for the community.


file number generated. did you get it when passport application went under review or after that?

My passport status on passportseva just says “Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate.”

I applied using tatkal.