NEW YORK CITY: The Consulate General of India, New York has begun accepting Indian passport applications through the new India Passport Application Centre (IPAC) in New York, which will be operated by M/s Cox and Kings Global Services with effect from May 9th 2016 (Monday). A service fee of US$ 19.95 (inclusive of all taxes) per application will be charged at the IPAC in addition to applicable passport fee.
The IPAC in New York is located at M/s Cox and Kings Global Services (CKGS)
5th floor, 336 West, 37th Street, New York 10018; Website: www.passport.in.ckgs.us
The hours of operation include: Monday to Friday: Submission of passport applications: 0900 hrs. – 1530 hrs; Collection of processed passports:1530 hrs. – 1800 hrs; and Call Centre and Information Desk: 0900 hrs. – 1900 hrs.
The India Passport Application Centre in New York, which wass operated by M/s BLS International Services Limited has closed its operations on May 6th 2016 (Friday).
Return of processed passports: Renewed passports for all passport applications accepted by BLS will be returned to applicants by BLS through walk-in collection or through postal dispatch, where the applicant has chosen for postal delivery. For passport applications under processing at the Consulate during the transition period, renewed passports will be returned to the applicants by the Consulate General of India, New York. Applicants are advised to check tracking status of their applications on BLS website. BLS will also inform all those applicants by email whose renewed passports will be returned directly by the Consulate. In such cases, renewed passports will be available for walk-in collection at the Consulate [3 East, 64 Street, New York 10065] or will be dispatched by post, where the applicant has chosen for postal delivery.
All applicants who have submitted their passport applications to BLS IPAC are advised to check status of their application on the BLS website and make immediate arrangements to pick up their renewed passports from BLS, if they are now available at the BLS IPAC.
In order to avoid any inconvenience, applicants who are not in immediate need for renewal of their passports are advised to submit their passport applications to the new IPAC on or after 9 May 2016 (Monday). For further information / clarification, applicants may send an email to the Consulate at < firstname.lastname@example.org >