About Us Passport Related Services

Please Note:All Applications for Passport must be sent to the CKGS Centre at 225 Bush Street San Francisco, CA.

CKGS has been awarded the contract for Indian Passport Application Services for the Embassy of India and its Consulates in USA with effect 5 May, 2016.

Passport Guide

You must apply on the CKGS website https://passport.in.ckgs.us and follow the process as defined.

Do not go directly to the Government of India website to fill the online application. You must go via the links on the CKGS website provided below. You will be guided to the Government of India website to fill your online form/s at the appropriate step via the CKGS website.

For USA applicants, the CKGS website has been customized so that the supplementary documents, forms are as per the requirements of the Embassy of India in USA.

The CKGS website will identify your passport category, type, duration, fees and help avoid errors. To assist you, further many forms and letters that have repetitive information will get auto populated and you only have to fill in the missing fields.


  • Editing of applicant's personal information WILL NOT be allowed after their applications are physically received at the CKGS Passport Application Center.
  • The application will be REJECTED on technical grounds if there is a variance with information in passport.
  • The rejected application will be returned back to the applicant and they will have to redo the entire process.

Please Note:

  • Any variance in the data mentioned in the applicant's passport and that mentioned in the online application form will be the sole responsibility of the applicant and they have to ensure that the data is validated correctly before sending their application to CKGS Center. CKGS will not undertake any 'Edits' in the applications.
  • In these cases CKGS Service fee, convenience fee (bank charges for online payment) and any shipping fee purchased through CKGS will be non-refundable (which will be used to ship back the application to the applicant).
  • It is absolutely necessary to use your Recent Original Indian Passport details whilst filling your Passport Application.
  • Information on the government online passport application form, your existing passport and all supplementary forms must be identical.
  • In the Nationality Verification Form, you must ensure that your details are exactly identical to the details in your Recent Original Indian Passport & online passport application form, unless there is a change required (requested).
  • To change your personal details, you must select the appropriate options under Miscellaneous Services at CKGS website

How to Apply?


Get Started


Frequently Asked Questions



CKGS Indian Passport

Application Center (IPAC) 

225 Bush St #390,
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Contact / Feedback

Click on https://passport.in.ckgs.us/feedback; you will get a reply within 24 hours.

For an existing applicant, CKGS will only be able to assist you once you provide the following information.

 1.  Web Reference Number

 2.  Passport Number

 3.  Date of Birth



Tatkal Process

‘TATKAL’ service is an ‘Emergency’ service which applicants can avail on any type of passport service and it is subject to approval to apply under ‘TATKAL’ from the Embassy / Consulates of India in USA.

You need to follow the below given steps to apply for a Tatkal Service.

Step 1:

Send an email to CKGS (tatkal.passport@ckgs.com ) with the subject line ‘Tatkal Service Required’.

The email should have the below mentioned mandatory details:

-  Name of the Applicant

-  Passport Number

-  Email ID (must be contactable else we will not be able to reach you)

-  Contact number (must be contactable else we will not be able to reach you)

Documents to be attached to email: Scanned copy of your valid current passport, documents to show legal status like copy of visa page, Green Card, EAD, I – 797 etc. and residence proof such as Driver license, Utility Bill, State ID, Rental/Lease Agreement, Mortgage Deed, Landline Telephone bill. CKGS will coordinate with the Consulate for approval as to whether the applicant can apply under Tatkal. The nature of emergency must be to the satisfaction of Consulate. Once CKGS receives Consulate’s confirmation, you will be informed by email (from tatkal.passport@ckgs.com ) and you may then proceed with Step 2.

Tatakal service will be rendered within 2 business days from the day complete application is received by the Embassy. Application processing may, however, take longer if additional information or clearance is required.

Step 2:

You need to apply for a Tatkal Service on the CKGS website only. Please see details below:

How to get started with the Tatkal Application?

Read the How to Apply process at

https://passport.in.ckgs.us/howtoapply carefully before

proceeding to the Get Started step at


Jurisdiction for Tatkal Application in San Francisco Include States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

San Francisco Passport Application Center

Address: San Francisco, CA

India Passport Application Center

Cox and Kings Global Services (Passport Section)

225 Bush Street, Suite 390 (Level 3),

San Francisco, CA, 94104, USA

Mode of Submission: Shipping

  • It is recommended that you purchase your shipment through CKGS as this will save you the need to travel, parking charges, as well as waiting time at the CKGS Application Center.
  • The Shipping page will appear as a part of the Tatkal Application process on the CKGS website if you opt for Shipping as your mode of submission.
  • However, You are free to choose your own service provider for shipping of documents

Mode of Submission: In Person

If you’ve opted for Walk-in Mode of submission, you can submit your application to CKGS Passport Application Center in San Francisco at the address below:

India Passport Application Center

Cox and Kings Global Services (Passport Section)

225 Bush Street, Suite 390 (Level 3),

San Francisco, CA, 94104, USA

Documents Required

  • Passport Application Form.
  • Tatkal Request approval confirmation email.
  • All relevant documents, letters and forms as per the document checklist which will be a part of the Tatkal Application process.

Some of the document requirements are given below:



Recent Original Indian


Recent Original Indian

Passport (In case of


Spouse Passport (If endorsing spouse name)

Parents Passport

US Legal Status details

US Legal Status details

Residence proof as per the Consular Jurisdiction of the Embassy

Residence proof as per the Consular Jurisdiction of the Embassy


Monday to Friday (except Holidays) between

09:00 – 15:30.


FAQs - Passport Services

Other Passport related Services - Helpful tips

Change of Name (Maiden to married or Otherwise)

Change of Date and Place of Birth

Change of Address

Addition of Spouse name after marriage

Deletion of Spouse name after Death/Divorce

Correction (Spelling only) of Parents name

Tatkal Service (only for passport re-issue cases)

Photograph Specifications