General Passport Information General Passport Information

General Passport Information

General Passport Information

Following is the Consular jurisdiction of the Consulate General Of India, Houston: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas. Applicants only from these states may apply at the Consulate General of India, Houston through CKGS (Please apply strictly as per your jurisdiction for which you have verifiable proof of address).

The Passport services have been outsourced to M/s Cox and Kings Global Services Pvt. Ltd.(CKGS) Applicants are advised to contact directly to the address mentioned below to make an appointment to submit of passport application.

CKGS is the only authorized Service Provider for the CGI, Houston for Passport, Visa, OCI, Renunciation of Indian Citizenship services.

Address Details of CKGS

CKGS Application Center
1001 Texas Ave,
Suite 550 (Level 5),
Houston, TX 77002

Website

https://passport.in.ckgs.us/ icon-image

Contact Detail

(888) 585-5431

For an existing applicant

CKGS will able to assist you once you provide the following information.

Web Reference Number

Passport Number

Date of Birth

Feedback/Contact

https://passport.in.ckgs.us/feedback/  icon-image

You will get a reply within 24 hours.

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How To Use The CKGS Website?

You must apply only on the CKGS website. (https://passport.in.ckgs.us/_icon-image)

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. If required, you will be directed to the Government of India’s 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, fees and documents checklist are displayed as per the requirements of the CGI Houston.

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.

Passport Application Guide:

How to Apply?

https://passport.in.ckgs.us/howtoapply  icon-image

Get Started

https://passport.in.ckgs.us/get-started  icon-image

Frequently Asked Questions

https://passport.in.ckgs.us/faq icon-image


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • 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.
  • 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.