About Us Passport Services

Passport/Emergency Certificate/ Surrender Certificate/ Police Clearance Certificate

1) Issue / Re-issue of Passports

In compliance with the regulations of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), only machine-readable printed passports are now to be accepted for international travel. 

  • Indian Passports are generally issued with a validity of 10 years (except in the case of children up to the age of 15 years where it is issued for a validity of 5 years). Their re-issue thereafter involves the issuance of a new passport.
  • Re-issuance of passport will be required if there is  achange in any entry printed on the passport/ an entry is to be added on the passport/ insufficient pages in the passport/ in case of passport lost/damaged.
  • A new passport can be issued one year before expiry or on expiry of any passport issued for full validity of 10 years (5 years in the case of minors).
  • Link for filling  online application: https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in and then visit the Embassy  counter to submit their application along with requisite fees, photos and documents.

2) Issuance of First Passport to a minor child

It involves two steps:
a. Registration of birth of the child (Please access the link below):

Quick guide for Registration of birth of a minor child at an Indian Consulate Under section 4(1) of the Citizenship Act, 1955

  1. Submission of application for issuance of Passport

Link for filling  online application: https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in and then visit the Embassy counter to submit the application along with requisite fees, photos and documents.

3) Issue of Emergency Certificate (EC)  (to enable applicant to urgently return to India when passport has been lost, damaged, stolen for wrongly withheld)

Link to apply online for Emergency Certificate: https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/

In case the existing passport is lost, damaged or stolen or is wrongly withheld by employer and the applicant needs to travel urgently, an Emergency Certificate (EC) may be issued if the consular officer is satisfied of the nature of urgency. An EC can only permit travel back to India.

Documents required: Print out of online application form + Application explaining the circumstances and reasons for urgency + Previous Passport copy or details + Police Report for Lost or stolen Passport (original + photocopy) + Fee.

5) Passport Surrender and Renunciation:

Link for Renunciation Certificate: https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/

Indian nationals who voluntarily acquire foreign citizenship cease to be Indian citizens. They are required to surrender their Indian passports within three months of acquiring the citizenship of another country.

The following documents are required: Print out of completed filled in online application + Indian passport + 3 colour photos (51 mm x 51 mm) + Fee.

6) Police Clearance Certificate:

Link to apply online for PCC: https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/

  • As per latest guidelines for PCC by the Govt. of India, fresh Police verification will be conducted for every application for PCC by the concerned authorities in India. Mission can issue PCC only after receipt of CLEAR police verification report from India.
  • Applicants are requested to apply for the PCC or Passport well in advance enabling us to provide the services timely.