Hi @Anil_Gupta ,
My passport application reached CKGS in Chicago today and I just received an update that
Application ‘not accepted’ by CKGS.
Place of Birth in the NRI Form does not match the place of birth mentioned in the Indian Passport. Please reapply with the Place of Birth exactly as in your current Indian Passport.
In my passport, my place of birth is “CHENNAI [TAMIL NADU]”
In my Government form, I filled it in as “Place of birth: Chennai” and “District/Country of birth: India” (attached image)
So I should’ve entered “Chennai [Tamil Nadu]” in all the forms? (they don’t accept characters such as square brackets anyway).
Honestly I can’t believe that is reason enough to reject the application. Chennai is not a godforsaken town in India. And why do they say “District/Country of birth”? District and Country are not interchangeable words.
Also, do you know what will happen now?
Are they going to ship all the documents and my old passport back to me?
Then I’ll have to go through the entire process again?
I lose the $130 from this application and have to simply pay again?
Thanks a lot.