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Passport Services

The Passport is a very important document.  It should be kept up to date by renewing it before it expires.  Its loss should be reported immediately to the local Police authorities and also to the nearest Indian Mission.

Passports are re-issued on expiry of final validity and it can be done one year before expiry, on exhaustion of visa pages, damage or loss, changes in appearance or particulars etc.

How to apply

Application to be filled online, using the website: - 


  • Take a printout of the duly filled online application
  • Fill in the remaining columns by hand
  • Put signature/thumb impression in the specimen signature box, at the first page and put your signatures/thumb impressions along with date and place at the other pages in the relevant column(s).
  • In case previous passport was issued in India, please fill the Personal Particulars Form (click here)

NB: Please note that Passport is made on the basis of entries made by an applicant in the online form. Therefore, ensure that all entries in the online, as well as printed application form, are correct.

Check List for Supporting Documents:

• Original Passport with self-attested copy of first and last two pages as well as any page/s showing any stamps of Passport Office/Passport Issuing Authority.  If required, original passport will be returned to the applicant for travel purposes after verification.  It would, however, be necessary to surrender the original passport for cancellation at the time of collection of new passport. 

• Residence card/work permit/L-visa confirming residence in Mali / Mauritania with self-attested copy of the same.

• Four passport size recent, coloured photographs with white background; (one of them pasted on the first page of the application form & unsigned)

• Proof of address in case there has been change in address; e.g. Electricity, water bill, driving licensee, bank pass book etc. with self-attested copy of the same.

• If applicant is an Employee kindly provide existing contract along with Company's Business Registration Certificate. 

Note: You may be asked to fill Personal Particulars Form  in case of No Data/Incomplete PVR

Application for Duplicate Passport in lieu of Lost/Damaged Passport:

 Application for duplicate passport can only be made after a personal interview with the Consular Officer.  Kindly contact the Embassy to set up an appointment.   Please note that you would be required to bring a

  • self-attested copy of the lost passport and
  • the FIR made to Police, in original.
After the interview, the Embassy may require additional documents to process the application.

Passports for minors:

Every child is issued a separate passport. For applications for passport for a child, it is necessary to submit photocopies of the

  • child's birth certificate
  • passports of the parents 
  • their marriage certificate
The originals of these documents are also required to be presented before the Consular Officer at the time submitting the application form.  Depending on circumstances in each case, supplementary documents may be required to be provided.


Indian citizens living in India and abroad are advised to urgently replace their handwritten passports with machine readable passports. The international civil Aviation Organisation (lCAO) has set a deadline of the 24th November, 2015 for globally phasing out of all non-Machine Readable Passports (MRPs). Thereafter, foreign Governments may deny Visa or entry to any person travelling on a non-Machine Readable Passport.

2. The Government of India has been issuing Machine Readable Passports since 2001. The Passports, however, issued before 2001 and particularly those issued during mid 1990s with a validity of 20 years will fall in the category of non-MRPs. By the end of October 2015, it is estimated that there are approximately 2.50 lakh handwritten passports still in circulation. Approximately 6.20 crore Indians hold valid passports.

3. Indian citizens residing in India and abroad and holding such passports with validity beyond the 24th November 2015 are advised to apply for re-issue of their passports well before the deadline in order to avoid any inconvenience in obtaining valid visa or international travel. Needless to mention, travel on ICAO-compliant machine readable passports will facilitate hassle-free and safe journey.

4. All Passport issuing Authorities have instituted a simple and fast-track procedure for renewal of passports. For more details related to passport services, website www.passportindia.gov.in - or the National Call Centre (1800-258-1800 - Toll Free) may be accessed. Indian citizens living abroad should visit the website of respective Indian Mission/Post.


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