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Important Information

  • All Indian passport holders, who are holding handwritten passport, or 20-year validity passport expiring after November 24, 2015, should apply for re-issue of passport and obtain Machine Readable Passport.
  • Passport is a valuable document. It should always be kept either in one’s custody or in the custody of a duly authorized person. Unauthorized possession of passport constitutes an offence punishable under the Indian Passports Act, 1967.
  • If passport is damaged / lost / stolen, the fact and circumstances should be immediately reported to the nearest Indian Mission/Post and the local police.
  • Every child should have a separate passport.
  • Passport must not be altered or mutilated in anyway nor any endorsement made on it by any person other than a duly authorized official of the Government of India.
  • The maximum validity of an Indian Passport is ten years from the Date of Issue. Kindly apply for reissue of passport within one year before its expiry, as reissue of passportafter expiry could take a couple of weeks.
  • It is an offence under the Passport Act 1967 to give false information in the passport application. Passport facilities can be denied on grounds of suppression of factual information, submission of false particulars, willful damage of passport and for making unauthorized changes in the passports.
  • Indian passport can be impounded or revoked by the Government of India under the provisions of the Passport Act 1967and in such event, passport has to be surrendered to the nearest Indian Passport Issuing Authority.
  • If a holder of an Indian Passport acquires nationality of another country, Indian Passport must be immediately surrendered to the Indian Mission/Post abroad.
  • Passport holder should come personally to the Embassy for submitting application alongwith requisite documents for Passport services between 0930 to 1230 hours.
  • Schedule Appointment for Passport Services
  • Passport can be collected either personally OR by third person on presentation of original receipt and an authorization letter.|

How to apply for fresh / re-issue of passport:

  • Applicants are required to submit online Registration Form
  • Take a printout of the Registration Form and then fill in the remaining columns. Submit the printed application alongwith requisite documents (see below) and fees at the Embassy.
  • Fee is payable in cash at the Embassy. Fees once received, cannot be refunded, even if the application is withdrawn or if service cannot be rendered. Click here for Passport Fee  
  • The normal processing time is 3-4 weeks. However, in certain cases it may take more time. Therefore, applicants are advised to apply well in advance.

Emergency Certificate

Emergency Certificate is a one way travel document to enter India, which is issued to an Indian national whose passport has been lost / stolen / damaged and to whom new passport cannot be issued. The final decision of issuing an Emergency Certificate is subject to a detailed examination by the Embassy. It may be noted that confirmed air tickets are required for issue of Emergency Certificate.

  • Apply online at https://passport.gov.in/nri/Online.do and take its printout
  • Proof of Indian nationality
  • Proof of the Reason, on which Emergency Certificate is being sought. 
  • Copy of passport
  • Four (4) recent passport size photos

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

  • Fill in the Application form available at https://passport.gov.in/nri/external2.pdf
  • A letter addressed to the Embassy stating reason behind application for PCC.
  • Passport in original
  • Photocopy of the first and last two pages of the passport
  • Photocopy of visa, in case applying for Resident Permit.
  • Photocopies of all Resident Permits of the applicant
  • One (1) recent passport size photo

Fresh Passport for new born baby

  • Printout of the online Registration Form completely filled in
  • Copy of the Apostilled Birth Certificate
  • Three photographs (Passport size photo with 70% taken against a white background)
  • Copies of Passports of both parents (First and Last page)
  • Affidavit of ‘No Objection’ to issue of Passport to be signed by both parents before the Consular Officer 

Re-issue of passport

  • Printout of the online Registration Form (http://passport.gov.in/nri) completely filled in
  • Two (2) recent photographs
  • Current Passport and copy of passport (First, Last and latest visa page)
  • Marriage certificate or Divorce decree, if there was a change in marital status since issue of last passport
  • Proof of change in address, if any
  • In case of minor children - copy of Passports of both parents and affidavit of ‘No Objection’ signed by both parents

Duplicate passport (in case of loss / damage of passport)

  • Printout of the online Registration Form (http://passport.gov.in/nri) completely filled in
  • Three photographs
  • Current Passport copy (First, Last and latest visa page)
  • In case of lost passport, Police Report and Affidavit giving details of the circumstances under which the passport was damaged/lost and certifying that he/she has not taken the nationality of any other country since loss / damage of the previously held passport.
  • Any other supporting document as may be required after scrutiny of application / interview with applicant

Change of Name in the Passport

Same as in Re-issue of Passport cases with following additional documents:

  • Affidavit confirming change of name signed by a First Class Magistrate. Publication of notice of change of name in Indian newspaper (original clipping) and local newspaper (original clipping); OR Name change published in the Gazette of Central government / State government.
  • In case of change of maiden name of wife after marriage, photocopy of Apostilled Marriage Certificate, and copy of husband’s passport will be required
  • In case of change of name of Minor, an affidavit signed by both parents.

Addition of spouse’s name

  • Printout of the online Registration Form completely filled in
  • Photocopy of Apostilled Marriage Certificate (original marriage certificate to be presented for verification)
  • Original passports of both spouses, with one photocopy of each

Change of Address

  • Printout of the online Registration Form completely filled in
  • Documentary proof of new address.
  • Original passport with one photocopy

Change in appearance

  • Printout of the online Registration Form completely filled in
  • Affidavit stating reasons for change in appearance
  • Three photographs
  • Current Passport copy (First, Last and latest visa page)