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PASSPORT SERVICES

An individual applying for passport should observe following guidelines in order to process the case without delay:

  • All columns of the SINGLE application form should be filled in capital letters in legible handwriting.
  • Where ever it is not relevant, applicant should write N/A (not applicable)
  • Full name and aliases if any should be written and surname should be preferably underlined.
  • Name and Addresses of two relatives/friends mentioned in Column No. 19 of the form should be that of India and not of applicant's country of domicile. The same can be repeated in Column No. 11 of Personal Particular Proforma.
  • If the applicant is below 15 years of age, it is compulsory for parents to fill Column Nos 27 & 28 of the form.
  • Personal Particular Proforma provided should be photocopied and has to be submitted in triplicate (three copies)
  • Six photographs (in all) are required to be pasted in the boxes provided for the same when applying for fresh Passports. Of these, one is to be pasted on Page No. 1 of the Application Form in the space provided and another in the top right corner of the application form in the space marked as “Extra photo”. One each should be pasted in the Personal Particulars Form (ie. 3 in total) and one photograph to be pasted in the space between the two boxes shown on Page-7.
  • Applicant should put his signature or thumb impression (in the case of illiterates) on the photograph pasted on the page No. 1 of the form with half signature or thumb impression on the photograph and half on the application form.
  • Applicant should put his/her signature or thumb impression in the space provided on the page no 1 and 7 of the form and on the each Personal Particular Proforma. Signature or thumb impression of the applicant on the page No. 7 of the form should be within the boxes provided for the same.
  • Applicant is required to present himself/herself while submitting the application form and while collecting the passport. However, in case of applicants below 15 years of age, application form can be deposited and passport can be collected by either of the parents.
  • Size of the photographs should be 35 mm/35 mm (studio size) with white or light background.

In case of any further enquiry, please contact passport counter in the Embassy during working hours (0930-1200 hrs) or phone at 4410900 Ext. 4143.       

PUBLIC ADVISORY ON PHASING OUT OF HANDWRITTEN PASSPORTS
Indian citizens living in India and abroad are advised to urgently replace their handwritten passports with machine-readable passports. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) 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. 

  
PASSPORT RELATED SERVICES :
I. REQUIREMENTS FOR FRESH PASSPORT 
Only for Children below 1 year:

  • Birth Certificate and Birth Registration with Embassy of India, Kathmandu (if born in Nepal).
  • Indian Embassy Registration Certificate,
  • Passport/Nationality proof of both parents (one parent should be Indian national).
  • Proof of Local address.
  • Fees: NRs 4,620/- for Regular Booklet

 II. REQUIREMENTS FOR REISSUE OF PASSPORT 
For applicants above 15 years of age:

  • Photocopy of Indian Embassy Registration Certificate,
  • Photocopy of Passport.
  • Fees: NRs 6,820/- for Regular Booklet and NRs 8,920/- for Jumbo Booklet.

For applicants below 15 years:

  • Photocopy of Indian Embassy Registration Certificate of self and parents,
  • Photo copy of Passport of self  
  • Fees: NRs 4,620/-


IV.  REPLACEMENT OF  LOST/DAMAGED PASSPORTS

  • Application requesting for reissue of Passport due to lose or damaged passport.
  • Photocopy of Indian Embassy Registration Certificate,
  • Details or Photocopy of Passport, if available,
  • In case of loss of passport
    • FIR from Police.
    • Notice issued in two national dailies in English and Vernacular press.
  • Fees: NRs 13,320/- (For a booklet containing 36 pages) and NRs.15,520/- (For a booklet containing 60 pages)

V.  CHANGE OF NAME

  • Newspaper article in original announcing change of name.

Article should be published in two leading daily newspaper 
local daily from the area of the applicant’s permanent address in India. 
local daily of his present address or nearby area in Nepal.

  • Two additional supporting public documents.
  • Photocopy of Indian Embassy Registration Certificate,
  • Photocopy of Passport.
  • Fees: same as new passport 

VI.  CHANGE OF SURNAME (IN CASE OF MARRIAGE)

  • Photocopy of Indian Embassy Registration Certificate.
  • Photocopy of Passport of spouse.
  • Copy of marriage certificate issued by concerned Registrar of Marriage.
  • Fees: NRs 2,420/-

VII.  CHANGE OF PERMANENT ADDRESS

  • Photocopy of Indian Embassy Registration Certificate,
  • Proof of change of address
  • Photocopy of Passport.
  • Fees: same as that of new passport

 VIII.  CHANGE OF DATE OF BIRTH / PLACE OF BIRTH

  • Order from the First class Magistrate from applicant’s area of residence in India for change of DOB / POB
  • In case, applicant has applied for both i.e. date and place of birth, an application is also required giving sufficient explanation as to why applicant had submitted wrong information earlier
  • Photocopy of Indian Embassy Registration Certificate
  • Photocopy of Passport.
  • Fees: same as that of new passport

With effect from 26.12.2016, some policy changes have been made to simplify the rules to facilitate passport applicants. Click here for details.