Forgot to upload photo on NRI online passport renewal form

Don't worry if you forgot to upload photo on NRI online passport as it's optional. Send NRI form with glued paper photo.

Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta    Updated  2 Mar, 20

Online NRI passport form – Editing not allowed

Editing on government’s online NRI application is not allowed once you are past the upload photo step.
Hence, if you forgot to upload picture in first attempt, you can’t come back and upload later.

Mail Passport renewal application without Uploading Photo to NRI form

You can mail the form without uploading photos.

In-fact, i know many people who have got their renewed passport even when they did not upload the picture.

Uploading photo to NRI form is optional at this time.

Related: Renew Indian passport in USA with CKGS by post

Want to Upload photo on NRI online passport form?

If you do want to upload photos even though they are optional, you have re-fill the whole CKGS application.

You have to cancel CKGS application including the fee payments and claim refund.

I don’t suggest cancelling the application. It is okay to send NRI form without uploading photo online at this time.

Modify CKGS Passport application to connect new NRI web reference

The other option is to call CKGS care (paid, not free) and ask to change your government’s online application number (attached to your CKGS application) to the new one from back-end.

You won’t be able to do it yourself on CKGS website.

Sometimes, CKGS does attach the new online NRI form we reference to your application and sometimes not. Depends on who is on support call. There is a 50-50 chance.

Made a Mistake in Govt Online Passport Application Form?

DO NOT try to fill out another new “Online Passport Application Form” if you made a mistake since both CKGS and Online Passport Application Web Reference numbers are linked together.
Instead, start all over again and follow the process (CKGS >>>Online Passport Application>>>CKGS) if you have not yet paid the fees.

If you have already paid the fees and made a mistake (which cannot be edited), then cancel your CKGS application with refund and RESTART the CKGS process.


Anil Gupta
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