Passport Renewal experience - Atlanta Consulate - 2024

Sharing my 2024 Indian Passport Renewal experience in US (Atlanta Consulate)


Renewal of regular Adult passport due to expire in May 2024

Changes/Updates in passport:

Change in appearance, ECR to non-ECR, addition of spouse name


Prepared documents as per VFS checklist. Notarized the documents as mentioned in checklist (did it free of cost from a Public library)

ECR to non-ECR proof provided – Income tax proof from last financial year, Engineering Degree Passing certificate,

Spouse name addition proof provided – Notarized Marriage Certificate, Spouse passport copy


5th Jan 2024 (Friday):

-Dropped off the package at UPS facility

9th Jan 2024 (Tuesday):

-VFS email notification - We have ‘Received’ your Application and your application is now ‘Under Process’ at Atlanta and will be submitted to the Mission for decision making.

10th Jan 2024 (Wednesday):

-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.

11th Jan 2024 (Thursday):

-VFS email notification - Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched using the courier service you had opted.

-Received email from Passport India regarding Initiation of Police Verification

12th Jan 2024 (Friday):

-VFS email notification - 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.

13th Jan 2024 (Saturday):

-New passport delivered along with old cancelled passport

Jan 2nd week – Jan 4th week 2024:

-Sibling visited local police station to complete formalities. Provided the documents as they requested. (Delay occurred due to police on bandobast duties)

Feb 1st week 2024:

-Sibling visited local Police Station and confirmed that police verification for passport renewal is completed.

Hope this helps people preparing for Indian passport renewal this year !:slightly_smiling_face:

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