I hold an Indian passport that's due to expire on 20th of January 2019. I've come on a vacation to India now (Dec 2018). I haven't visited India for a year and a half until now, so officially, I am deemed as an NRI.
The address on my current passport and my Aadhar Card have changed, ie my permanent address in India is no longer the address mentioned on my Aadhar. So, I do not have an address proof for my current permanent residence in India.
Is it still possible for me to renew my passport in India? I am unsure as to what address to mention as "Present Address" on the application [whether it has to be an address where police verification can take place in which case I can't provide my US address].
If not, how do I get a new passport?
Another related question: In case I am not able to renew my passport in India, would it still be possible to travel to the US with a passport that's due to expire in a few weeks? [I read the 6-month validity rule and it seems like India is exempt from it, but not sure what the border control folks are like regarding situations like these]
Would appreciate any help because of the emergency (need to travel back to the US by the first week of Jan).
Thanks in advance.