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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    If you have an appointment, you don't need to wait in line. Most people do walkins as appointments are impossible to get. When I went to submit my application, everyone there was a walkin as there were no appointments available
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    No, they update the tracking page with a Purolator tracking number. The BLS status will change to dispatched via courier and it will show the tracking number below the status.
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    It basically varies for each police station doing the verification. They usually look for your standard ID / address proof type documents. Whether it's mandatory or not, I have no idea. As per my understanding, they have some requirements along with the inevitable bribe for the to push the...
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    Here is a summary of my application timeline: 27/08 - Submitted in-person at BLS Toronto (Lawrence East) 27/08 - BLS status - Under Process 27/08 - BLS status - In transit from BLS Centre to Consulate General 28/08 - BLS status - Processing at Consulate General 31/08 - passportindia.gov -...
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    Are you checking your application status only on the BLS website? Try logging into the passportindia.gov.in page and check the status there. It's the same place where you fill out the passport application form.
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    Finally received my new passport!! Good luck to everyone else waiting
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    Any updates on your shipping tracker?
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    Tracking is now available. It shows it has been picked up and estimated delivery date is tomorrow.
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    I get an error message on Purolator's tracking page when I enter the tracking number provided by BLS. I'm guessing it's probably not picked up yet.
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    BLS status changed to "Ready for Dispatch" this morning and then "Dispatched via Courier" a few minutes ago
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    My application status on the BLS website just got updated from "Processing at Consulate General" to "In transit from Consulate General to BLS Centre". The last status update I saw on the passportindia.gov.in website was yesterday where it said "Passport has been printed".
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    Thanks for sharing! I didn't know the passport is printed in India. Let me know when you get it.
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    Just saw my application status on passportindia.gov.in change from "Print has been initiated for passport"(29/09) to "Passport has been printed" (08/10) Hopefully I get it soon! Will keep you all posted
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    What was your application status right before this? Is this the status from the passportindia.gov website or BLS?
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    It wouldn't bother me as much if they didn't keep the original passport during the application process. I'm only worries incase I need to travel back to India in an emergency. My current passport still had a few months if validity left.
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    My application status on the passportindia.gov website has been "Print has been initiated for passport" for a week now (since 29 Sept). Any suggestions on how long it takes to get the passport at this point? I submitted my application in person on August 27 at BLS Toronto (Lawrence East).
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    Have you seen any updates since last week? What is the current status of your application?
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    The BLS status for my application hasn't changed from "Processing at Consulate General" for a while now. The passportindia.gov.in link provides more updates for sure.
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    Haven't seen this update yet. Can you share what other updates you've received so far? Also, an approximate timeline of your application would be helpful.
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    Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

    Congratulations! Hopefully I get mine soon