Renew Indian Passport in USA (VFS Process, Documents & Affidavits)

No, it’s not required.

Try reaching out to them or VFS on Twitter - response is faster.

Thank you Pankaj! Twitter is a good suggestion. In 2021, I still need to create my Twitter account :smiley:

Hi @anil_am22 @Diwedy - I have a few questions regarding Child passport renewal:

  1. In case of self attestation -
    a. Does child need to sign parents documents as well like Father/Mother’s passport copies, I797 approval etc. OR only respective parent needs to sign their own documents?
    b. Can only one parent sign all other child’s documents along with the various forms OR both of the parents need to sign?

  2. In case of notary -
    a. Does parent need to sign as well along with the child OR only child’s sign is enough along with the notary officer?

  3. I can use my alternate email address to register my child with Indian Govt site. Correct?

Please do let me know on the above. Your help and support would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks & Regards,
Rachit Damani

This might help you:

Go thru’ the checklist. It has all relevant info:

Thanks a lot for the details, much appreciated.

However, they don’t have any info about the below:

In case of notary -
a. Does parent need to sign as well along with the child OR only child’s sign is enough along with the notary officer?

I can use my alternate email address to register my child with Indian Govt site. Correct?

Please do let me know if you have any idea/info on the above.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

@anil_am22 - The various forms required for Passport renewal on the AM22TECH app are showing 1 week old date when you click on Email Me button.

For e.g. The form is showing Jul 15, 2021 date when I filled and emailed it today.

Please have a look into it.

Thanks & Regards,
Rachit Damani

Thanks. We are checking.

Is it mandatory to use the same email id to create another govt application? Can one not use another email id to create a new profile and application? Thanks.

My daughter is turning 15 in Jan 2021 and I am trying for her passport renewal. On portal3.passportindia.gov.in website I have selected 36 pages passport (As its not allowing of 60 pages for Minor). Next step I did is import that profile to vfsglobal.com and when I am following the steps I am getting an error as “The age entered is not applicable for this service category…” I am attaching snapshot for exact error. Please see attachment for reference and exact error, can someone please guide me as how to proceed with this situation?

Hi,

I have noticed a few issues w.r.t. various forms for Passport renewal on the AM22TECH app as below:

  • Annexure D: Due to character limit in Birth Place textbox under Child Details section, I am not able to enter City, State, Country but just the City name.
  • Annexure D: Whatever you enter in Birth Place textbox under Child Details section getting copied over to Place textbox under Mother Details section. It should have Passport Place of Issue just like Father Details section. Also, there is character limit.
  • All Forms: Payment is required to generate all the forms now even though we are a registered users of the AM22TECH, it was not the case earlier.
  • All Forms: Let’s say we entered some wrong details in the forms and wanted to correct it, do we need to pay every time?

Please have a look into it.

Appreciate all your help and support.

Thanks & Regards,
Rachit Damani

Hi @rachitdamani

  1. The text box for place of birth has limited space because only the city or state name is required. You don’t need to write the whole address there.

All the validations have been placed after careful consideration.

  1. We are checking this and will get it fixed if its a bug.

  2. Thanks for highlighting it. The payment is required to support the development efforts, software licensing, maintenance, support and the value we bring for our members.

If you noticed, we have subsidized the cost to a great extent just to make sure that we charge as less as possible to keep the service running.

We appreciate that you shared your concerns and are committed to serving our members.

Thanks @AM22Tech_Admin for the details, much appreciated.

  1. OK I see. I asked because the instruction says “City,State,Country” under that text box. So, we can just write the state name like “Gujarat” or City, correct?
  2. Yes, it is a bug since Mother’s Passport place of issue will be different than Child’s birth place but it is not allowing me to. Also, due to character limit, I can’t write the full word at all i.e. San Francisco. So, please have a look into it and get it fixed and do let me know as I need to fill out the form.
  3. OK got it. So, we don’t need to pay again for correcting the details in the form, right?

Hi @rachitdamani

The app has been updated and bugs fixed. Thanks for reporting.

  1. This language has been changed and some of the fields which were not mandatory have been removed from the app after yesterday’s bug fix.

  2. This bug has been fixed in yesterday’s app update.

  3. If you make a mistake, just contact us via email or ping us on WhatsApp and we will help you regenerate the document without paying again.

Hi @AM22Tech_Admin

Sounds great. Thanks a lot for the quick turnaround on this, really appreciate it.

  1. Looks good.
  2. Looks good.
  3. Sure, sounds good.
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Hello,
I am renewing my passport in USA as its expiry is due. In my old passport alphabet ‘a’ was missing and I am trying to correct that and I have relevant documents to prove it.
My question is should I enter the right spelling of place of birth while filling the govt form or the wrong one printed in my old passport. As VSF Global clearly says that details in form has to match old passport else it will be rejected.
Also, I am trying to add middle name to my father’s name. In old passport it was FN:XXX; SN:YYY
I am trying to make it FN: XXX zzz ; SN: YYY.
Do you recommend I do it or just skip this part.
If I decide to update my dads name do I need any documents for it?
Please let me know what you think.

If you are renewing under Tatkal then do not change as VFS is known to match almost each letter. However, if you are going the normal route and you have all relevant documents for changes, then you can go ahead.

Documents which you can submit for your father’s name changes include: Passport, service record/ pension order/ property documents or any other proof which clearly shows his complete name.

Hi @anil_am22 @Diwedy - I have a question regarding Child passport renewal:

  1. In case of parent’s passport copy - do we need to take copies of 10 pages OR just first and last page should be enough?

Your help and support would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks & Regards,
Rachit Damani

Hi @rachitdamani - here you go:

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Thanks a lot @Diwedy, really appreciate it.

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Thank you so much for the reply.