Hello Vivek and anyone who has submitted passport renewal.I received my passport today. My timeline below:
Oct 01, 2020: Passport renewal application package sent to BLS Brampton via Puralator Pickup
Oct 02, 2020: Confirmation of package receipt email from BLS
Oct 05, 2020: Processing start date
Oct 17, 2020: Police verification initiation email
Oct 27, 2020: Police inquiry at home in India
Nov 18, 2020: https://portal4.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html status changed to "Print has been initiated for passport" from "Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate"
Nov 25, 2020: https://portal4.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html status changed to "Print has been printed". BLS status still "Processing at Consulate General"
Nov 30, 2020: https://portal4.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html status still "Passport has been printed" and BLS status changed to "In transit from Consulate General to BLS Centre"
Nov 30, 2020: BLS status changed to "Dispatched via courier" with Purolator tracking number.
Dec 01, 2020: Passport received!
All the best for everyone with the process!
Can you please share the email id? I would like to send an followup email to the HCIIf it helps anyone, here is my experience with Toronto Consulate.
I am living in Quebec City and I figured out that I have lost my passport somewhere towards end of September.
Sep 26 - Emailed and sent twitter message to Toronto consulate regarding lost passport.
Sep 28 - Filed lost passport report with Quebec Police and got acknowledgement and a copy of sworn statement.
Sep 29 - HCI responded on email that Police report in French, report acknowledgement and sworn statement (in English) would suffice as long as old passport number is clearly mentioned.
Sep 29 - Sent document request email to Quebec Police (SLA 1 month).
Oct 30 - Quebec Police provided the police report.
Nov 3 - Sent package to BLS.
Nov 5 - BLS Status changed to processing at HCI. Government website had a similar status.
Nov 21 - Sent email to HCI regarding no change in status.
Nov 21 - Response from embassy that it is being processed currently.
Nov 22 - Police verification email recieved.
Nov 23 - Police verification completed at home in India.
Nov 27 - Government status changed to "Print has been initiated".
Dec 7 - Email and twitter message sent to HCI that printing has not completed in 10 days.
Dec 8 - Response from HCI that it would be printed soon. In another email also sent a photograph of printed bio page which was printed the same day based on passport issue date.
Dec 9 - Received by BLS
Dec 10-Shipped by BLS.
Dec 11 - Received.
The police report by Quebec Police took the maximum time possible which is very absurd. This could easily be done in 1-2 days max. But that is Quebec.