OCI & Passport Renewal in USA – VFS Global

CKGS contract with the Government of India ended on October 31st, 2020 and was awarded to VFS Global.

There was a confusion yesterday(11/07) that for various unknown reasons, Government rewarded back to CKGS. The CKGS website was also updated with the below message.


CKGS is very pleased to announce that we are resuming the OCI, Renunciation and Indian passport services to the Diaspora at large in the USA.CKGS is committed to render high-quality services at all levels. The applicant will be able to complete an application online on the CKGS website with effect from November 9th, 2020. CKGS team is looking forward to walk you through to the end to end processing of OCI, Renunciation and Indian Passport. See You Soon!


US consulate of India clarified that new service Provider for OCI, Renunciation, Passport and GEP services are through VFS Global in USA and operations have started from November 04, 2020.



This creates a lot of confusion in the system. CKGS website also removed the message of resuming service. 

Applicants are advised to send duly filled applications by post to VFS Global after completing their application at:    https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind


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