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Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

Immigreat81

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May 28, 2017
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Did anyone get this text after police verification was done? It's been 10 days and no changes to the passport status.

Dear Applicant , Your Passport Verification is done and report is submitted to RPO MUMBAI - MUMBAI POLICE
 

AMR2011

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Aug 20, 2012
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Doc's Request.
CSQ: 04-03-2015
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CSQ: 29-05-2015
AOR Received.
04-02-2012; Federal AOR: 7-August 2015
IELTS Request
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Med's Done....
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"Medical Received": 26-02-2016; PPR: 29-02-2016
VISA ISSUED...
Decision Made: 29-02-2016; Visa Issued: 3/3/2016
LANDED..........
4-Oct-2016; PR Card received: 15th Dec 2016!!!!!
Arrived at Montreal Sorting Facility on 14 Midnight. Hopefully tomorrow I should get it.
I applied for my sons passport from Montreal BLS on September 14th i see now the status in HCI as "Passport sent to OCP executive for further dispatch to applicant" and this has been the status for 2 weeks now.. the status in BLS tracking shows as Processing at high commission. Could not get more information. The lady at the bLS told that the passport will be directly sent to you from the ottawa high commission. Is there a way to check what is happening?
 

h3xx_r_d

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May 10, 2019
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Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2132
AOR Received.
31-08-2018
I applied for my sons passport from Montreal BLS on September 14th i see now the status in HCI as "Passport sent to OCP executive for further dispatch to applicant" and this has been the status for 2 weeks now.. the status in BLS tracking shows as Processing at high commission. Could not get more information. The lady at the bLS told that the passport will be directly sent to you from the ottawa high commission. Is there a way to check what is happening?
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.
 

AshJ19

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Sep 18, 2020
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Hello everyone, my spouse has submitted the passport for renewal on Sep-29th at BLS, Ottawa (postal). The status on the passport seva website is "Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate."

Can someone help me understand how much time can it take from here to complete? Thanks a lot!

Warm Regards,
AJ
 
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h3xx_r_d

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May 10, 2019
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Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2132
AOR Received.
31-08-2018
Hello everyone, my spouse has submitted the passport for renewal on Sep-29th at BLS, Ottawa (postal). The status on the passport seva website is "Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate."

Can someone help me understand how much time can it take from here to complete? Thanks a lot!

Warm Regards,
AJ
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 - Application received; under processing at embassy/consulate
10/09 - passportindia.gov - Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate.
10/09 - passportindia.gov - CATxxxx number updated
14/09 - Email for initiation of police verification
16/09 - Documents submitted to Police Verification in India (by family)
20/09 - passportindia.gov - Passport application has been granted
20/09 - BLS status - Processing at Consulate General
25/09 - passportindia.gov - Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate
29/09 - passportindia.gov - Print has been initiated for passport
08/10 - passportindia.gov - Passport has been printed
09/10 - BLS status - In transit from Consulate General to BLS Centre
13/10 - BLS status - Ready for dispatch
14/10 - Passport received
 

anotherone11

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May 8, 2018
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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 - Application received; under processing at embassy/consulate
10/09 - passportindia.gov - Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate.
10/09 - passportindia.gov - CATxxxx number updated
14/09 - Email for initiation of police verification
16/09 - Documents submitted to Police Verification in India (by family)
20/09 - passportindia.gov - Passport application has been granted
20/09 - BLS status - Processing at Consulate General
25/09 - passportindia.gov - Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate
29/09 - passportindia.gov - Print has been initiated for passport
08/10 - passportindia.gov - Passport has been printed
09/10 - BLS status - In transit from Consulate General to BLS Centre
13/10 - BLS status - Ready for dispatch
14/10 - Passport received
Any idea regarding at what stage status changes to "Passport has been handed over by the Embassy/Consulate to the OSP executive for further dispatch to the applicant." on passport.gov.in website.

I didn't check before, so don't know earlier status
 

AshJ19

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Sep 18, 2020
39
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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 - Application received; under processing at embassy/consulate
10/09 - passportindia.gov - Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate.
10/09 - passportindia.gov - CATxxxx number updated
14/09 - Email for initiation of police verification
16/09 - Documents submitted to Police Verification in India (by family)
20/09 - passportindia.gov - Passport application has been granted
20/09 - BLS status - Processing at Consulate General
25/09 - passportindia.gov - Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate
29/09 - passportindia.gov - Print has been initiated for passport
08/10 - passportindia.gov - Passport has been printed
09/10 - BLS status - In transit from Consulate General to BLS Centre
13/10 - BLS status - Ready for dispatch
14/10 - Passport received
Thanks a lot for sharing this, we have received the police verification mail, but it was just for information no document was requested. Can you please help understand here -" Documents submitted to Police Verification in India (by family)" what was submitted? And is it a mandatory requirement? Thanks a lot!
 

Immigreat81

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May 28, 2017
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Thanks a lot for sharing this, we have received the police verification mail, but it was just for information no document was requested. Can you please help understand here -" Documents submitted to Police Verification in India (by family)" what was submitted? And is it a mandatory requirement? Thanks a lot!
In my case in Mumbai, the police go to the residence first, check everything, then ask a family member to visit the police station and sign in the register. Too bad they aren't all digital yet. Unless Ottawa is different from Toronto, I'd say, expect 4-6 weeks more before your passport is anywhere close to coming to you. That's presuming police verification is done quickly.
 
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AshJ19

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Sep 18, 2020
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In my case in Mumbai, the police go to the residence first, check everything, then ask a family member to visit the police station and sign in the register. Too bad they aren't all digital yet. Unless Ottawa is different from Toronto, I'd say, expect 4-6 weeks more before your passport is anywhere close to coming to you. That's presuming police verification is done quickly.
Damm, actually we are waiting for the COPR - just worried if it comes before we can get the renewed passport. Any idea of how to deal with this situation. Thanks!
 

APPNOV2014NY

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Nov 21, 2014
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Sydney/Ottawa
NOC Code......
2172
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12-10-2016
AOR Received.
27-01-2017
Hello All,

Trying to get my spouse's passport renewed at Toronto/Brampton as postal application. Couple of Qs:
1. Do we have to send PR card with application package?
2. How many Bank draft do we have to give? 1 or 2?
Checklist says that 2 ( one for HCI/CGI Passport fee + ICWF Consular Surcharge Fee and another for BLS processing Fee + Return courier charges)
This page ( https://www.blsindia-canada.com/new_ppt.php) that single Bank Draft for Passport + Consular Surcharge + BLS Fee
3. I see that there is an option of Pickup and Dropoff of application. Are charges for this service included in above fees or do we pay extra for this?

Thanks in advance for helping
 

Immigreat81

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May 28, 2017
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Hello All,

Trying to get my spouse's passport renewed at Toronto/Brampton as postal application. Couple of Qs:
1. Do we have to send PR card with application package?
2. How many Bank draft do we have to give? 1 or 2?
Checklist says that 2 ( one for HCI/CGI Passport fee + ICWF Consular Surcharge Fee and another for BLS processing Fee + Return courier charges)
This page ( https://www.blsindia-canada.com/new_ppt.php) that single Bank Draft for Passport + Consular Surcharge + BLS Fee
3. I see that there is an option of Pickup and Dropoff of application. Are charges for this service included in above fees or do we pay extra for this?

Thanks in advance for helping
I tried postal and it was a mess. To be fair, because of me, but still. If you go in person, at least you'll have everything clarified in one shot (hopefully). Anyway, not sure if rules have changed since July when I tried, but:
1. No originals of anything, only copies.
2. I gave one for 110.4 or something. I think I realized later it should have been 2, but they never said anything about it, so I presume it's fine to have one.
3 You pay extra. $40 I think. Even if you go for walk-in, you'll pay for the return courier due to COVID / them wanting to make extra money... You said you're doing postal, so you have to do pickup/dropoff. That's exactly what postal is.

Good luck!
 
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h3xx_r_d

Full Member
May 10, 2019
46
24
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2132
AOR Received.
31-08-2018
Thanks a lot for sharing this, we have received the police verification mail, but it was just for information no document was requested. Can you please help understand here -" Documents submitted to Police Verification in India (by family)" what was submitted? And is it a mandatory requirement? Thanks a lot!
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 button on the verification being done. If you don't see any movement on the police clearance part of your application, you can contact the local police station and see what they need.
 
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