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With effect from9 May 2016 (Monday), Consulate General of India, Atlanta will accept passport applications through thenew India Passport Application Centre (IPAC)in Atlanta, which will be operated by M/s Cox and Kings Global Services. A service fee of US$ 19.95 (inclusive of all taxes) per application will be charged at the IPAC in addition to applicable passport fees.

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CKGS Address:

5883 Glenridge Drive
Suite 160
Georgia 30328

Contact : 8885855431

Website : www.passport.in.ckgs.us

Feedback :https://passport.in.ckgs.us/feedback/


Timings:

Monday to Friday except holidays

Processing Time

Normal Processing Time

2 to 3 weeks

Loss of passport cases

3 to 4 weeks

Re-issue of passports which expired more than 3 years ago

Varies from case to case

Re-issue of passports of which data is not available online

Varies from case to case

Cases where clearance is required from India or previous passport issuing authority

Varies from case to case

  
TATKAAL Passport Services

TATKAAL’ Passport Service is an ‘Emergency’ Passport Service.  All applicants (except below mentioned categories) residing in the jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, Atlanta and having valid Passport and Valid Visa Status (i.e. Visa Page/EAD/Green Card/I–797 etc.) are eligible to apply for re-issue of Passport under Tatkaal Passport Scheme.

Following Category of applicants can not apply under Tatkaal Passport Scheme:

a). Passports Lost/Stolen/Damaged beyond recognition
b). Renewal of Short Validity Passport (SVP)
c). Change in Name
d). Change in Sex
e). Change of Appearance
f). Change/Correction of Date of Birth
g). Change/Correction of Place of birth
h). Change in Signature
i). Change of Father/Mother’s name

Processing Time:

  • One Working Day for conveying approval for submission of application under Tatkaal and one working day after the application is received at the Consulate.
  • If Police Verification Report (PVR) is not clear or pending, the processing time will be approximately 30 days or more (excluding CKGS’s processing time). In such cases, processing time depends on the availability of clear PVR form concerned authorities in India.
  • In complex cases, such as adoption, application on behalf of a minor from single parent, major change in name, duplicate passport, doubtful documentation, the processing time will be approximately 30 days or more (excluding CKGS’s processing time).

Note:

  • Issue of passport is subject to provisions of Passport Act 1967 and relevant rules/regulations and no adverse report. The final authority for the issuance of passport under the Tatkaal scheme lies with Consulate General of India, Atlanta and no claim for reimbursement of fees will be entertained.
  • No bookings or travel arrangements should be confirmed until a Passport decision has been made. The Consulate will not be responsible for any financial loss of bookings made in anticipation of obtaining a passport under Tatkaal Passport Scheme.
  • It is a criminal offense under the Passport Act 1967 to furnish any false information or to suppress any material information with view to obtaining passport.

For Passport Queries to Consulate General of India :

Phone:-(404) 996-6230
email:-

passport.atlanta@mea.gov.in

cons.atlanta@mea.gov.in

Residents of the following US States and Territories can apply at Atlanta are:Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin Islands


PUBLIC ADVISORY

1. Indian citizens living in India and abroad are advised to apply for urgent re-issuance of their passports in the following cases:-

(i).HANDWRITTEN PASSPORTS

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has set a deadline of the 24th November, 2015 for globally phasing out of all non-Machine Readable Passports (MRPs).From the 25th November, 2015 onwards, foreign Governments may deny Visa or entry to any person travelling on a non-Machine Readable Passport.

The Government of India has been issuing Machine Readable Passports since 2001. The Passports, however, issued before 2001 and particularly those issued during mid 1990s with a validity of 20 years will fall in the category of non-MRPs. All handwritten passports with pasted photographs are also considered non-MRPs.
By the end of November 2014, it is estimated that there are approximately 2.86 lakh handwritten passports in circulation. Approximately 6 crore Indian hold valid passports.
Indian citizens residing in India and abroad and holding such passports with validity beyond the 24th November, 2015 are advised to apply for re-issue of their passportswell before the deadline in order to avoid any inconvenience in obtaining valid visa or international travel.

(ii)PASSPORTS VALID FOR LESS THAN SIX MONTHS

Many international travellers may not realise that having an unexpired passport is sometimes not enough to obtain Visas or to enter certain foreign countries.Indian citizens travelling on Passports which may expire in less than six months should renew their passportsbefore any upcoming international travel. It is especially important to check the passports needs of any minor who may be accompanying their parents as passports for minors have a shorter validity period (5 years) than passports for adults (10 years). The universal practice in vogue now is;"Once your passport crosses the nine-year mark, it is time to get new passport".

(iii)EXHAUSTION OF VISA PAGES

Some countries do not accept passports which may have fewer than two pages remaining.Please check your passport to ensure that you have enough visa pages. There is no provision of additional booklets/pages and you will be required to apply reissuance of passport following standard procedures. Frequent travellers may opt for Jumbo Passport containing 64 pages.

2. All Passport Issuing Authorities have instituted a simple and fast-track procedure for renewal of passports. For more details related to passport services, website-www.passportindia.gov.in- or the National Call Centre(1800-258-1800 - Toll Free)may be accessed. Indian citizens living abroad should visit the website of respective Indian Mission/Post.

Global Entry Program (GEP) of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for Indian Citizens

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select U.S. airports.

How to Apply for Global Entry:

Citizens of India are eligible for Global Entry. Applications must be submitted through CBP’s Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) website

Application Process for background check for GEP:

1.      Apply Online with US CBP: Apply and complete application process at TTP websitehttps://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry  of US CBP.

2.     For the applicant presently living in USA, after completion of step ‘1’, he/she needs to submit the requisite information in the website of Global Passport Seva Project (www.embassy.passportindia.gov.in ) for completion of background check in India.  After completion of online submission, he/she should submit the application at CKGS office according to the Consular jurisdiction, along with the applicable fee of US$ 25 (and CKGS charges of US$ 19.95 and US$ 2 as Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF)) and required original documents.