Re-Issue of Passport

Posted by admin on April 2nd, 2012 — Posted in Passport

The applicant can apply for re-issue of passport if he holds a valid passport and either of the following conditions are true:

  1. Expiration is due or the validity expired within 3 years
  2. Exhaustion of Pages of the passport
  3. Damaged Passport
  4. Lost Passport
  5. Change in any of the Particulars mentioned in the passport

The procedure is the same for re-issue of the passport as when applying for a passport for the first time with a few extra documents according to the above conditions. The fees and documents differ depending on the reason for re-issue.

Expiration of Passport

A valid passport holder can apply for re-issue of passport 1 year before the expiration date or within 3 years of the expiration of the passport. The following documents have to be provided for the reissue of passport:

  • A fresh application form has to be filled online and submitted.
  • The original passport with self attested copy of the first two and last two pages of the passport. Photocopy of the ECR/ECNR page, any observation made by the Passport Issuing Authority, and validity extension page, in case of short validity passport.

Exhaustion of Passport

The following documents have to be submitted in case of re-issue of passport when all the pages have exhausted:

  • The original passport with self attested copy of the first two and last two pages of the passport. Photocopy of the ECR/ECNR page, any observation made by the Passport Issuing Authority, and validity extension page, in case of short validity passport
  • Present Address Proof: any of the documents listed on the form and the website of the passport office.

Damaged Passport

  • Proof of Address which could be any of the documents as mentioned above.
  • Proof of Date of Birth: a certificate from the Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Municipal Authority, or Certificate from Recognized Board from the school last attended, or an Affidavit sworn by a Magistrate or Notary mentioning the state/place of birth as per the specimen of Annexure ā€˜Aā€™.
  • The original passport with self attested copy of the first two and last two pages of the passport. Photocopy of the ECR/ECNR page, any observation made by the Passport Issuing Authority, and validity extension page, in case of short validity passport.
  • Affidavit mentioning the reason for the damage of the passport according to Annexure ā€™Lā€™.

Note: Annexure are available with the application form.

Lost Passport

The same documents are required as in the case of damaged passport along with a Police report in original.

Change of Particulars

  • The original passport with self attested copy of the first two and last two pages of the passport. Photocopy of the ECR/ECNR page, any observation made by the Passport Issuing Authority, and validity extension page, in case of short validity passport.
  • Proof of Address and supporting documents stating the change of the particulars.

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