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Re-issue of Passport
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Re-issue of Passport

Re-issue of Passport is required when the old passport has completed its validity or where a new booklet is necessitated on account of change in basic particulars like name, appearance, etc., or when all the visa pages have been used.

Notice: Indian citizens residing in India and abroad and holding non-Machine Readable Passports (handwritten passports) with validity beyond 24th November 2015 are advised to apply for re-issue of machine readable passports.

Requirements : The following documents/papers should be submitted with the application:

  • Applicant to fill online passport application on https://passport.gov.in/nri/. This will generate the Web File Number and PDF file.
  • The print-out of the saved PDF file of online passport application be submitted to the nearest center of BLS International, the outsourced agency.
  • To append two specimen signatures (using ball point pen with black ink) in the space provided.
  • Existing passport along with photocopies of first five pages, the last page and the page(s) having endorsements/observations.
  • Five identical recent photographs - Colour - against a light background showing full frontal view of the face (size 2 inch x 2 inch). More details on photo specifications may please be seen under the 'General Guidelines'.
  • Duly filled in Personal Particulars Proforma (Four copies) 
  • Original PR Card with a self-attested/signed photocopy (both sides). In case the PR Card has expired, a copy of the fee receipt for its renewal should be furnished.
  • Where applicant is not a PR, current immigration documents (e.g. Study / Work permit etc.) with a self attested photocopy thereof be submitted. In case of student applicants, details of educational institution along with period of study/admission proof including paid fee receipt and a copy of college/school ID are required. In case of work permit holder, details of employer and period of employment are required.
  • For change in appearance, an affidavit attested by the Notary Public
  • An address proof
  • If the passport has remained expired for more than one year, a search letter from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada certifying that he/she has not acquired Canadian citizenship, along with an Affidavit in the prescribed format stating non acquisition of Canadian or any other nationality
  • If the passport has remained expired for more than three years, the case is taken as a fresh issue of passport. This involves fresh verification from India.  A search letter from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada certifying that the applicant has not acquired Canadian citizenship, along with an Affidavit in the prescribed format stating non acquisition of Canadian or any other nationality
  • The Consulate shall inform the applicant in case any additional document is required. The Consulate may call the applicant for interview also.
  • For Lost/damaged passports, please see requirements listed separately
 
 
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