Application for a New Passport / Reissue of Passport Application for a New Passport / Reissue of Passport

Application for a New Passport / Reissue of Passport

  • A passport is generally issued for a period of 10 years.
  • A new passport is required to be obtained before expiry of validity of the current passport (atleast 6 months) or if the pages in the Passport are getting exhausted (less than 4 pages).
  • Application for a new passport is required to be submitted at least two months before the date of expiry of the current passport to facilitate processing of the application and issue of new passport in time.

Procedure for application: 

  1. Application form: Indian Citizens are required to register online for a new Passport at https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in .
  2. Current passport (original) along with photocopies of first page, last page and the valid Resident Permit/Visa page.
  3. Four recent color passport size photographs (Recent 5cm*5cm, front pose, full face photograph where the ears are visible in white backdrop) .
  4. If any change needed in the Personal information in Passport (except change of date of birth), then submit documentary proof of the same.

Note:

  • The completed online application may be submitted at the Consulate’s counter on any working day between 09.30 to 12.00 hours. No Prior appointment is required.
  •  Applicants may sometimes face difficulty in accessing the online application format due to technical reasons. In such circumstances, it is advisable to try after a while.  Applicants are also advised to use computers with latest version of software operating systems.
  • Applicants may please note that New Passport booklets are printed in India (Delhi).  Applicants are intimated through e-mail (vc2.shanghai@mea.gov.in) on arrival of their passports from India.
  • The Applicant has to come in person either to submit the application form or to collect the new passport.