Lost/Damaged Passports Consular Services

Lost/Damaged Passports

Lost Passport

Please submit your  application form with the following documents: 

  • Original FIR/Police Report along with English translation of the same duly notarized. Police report should contain all the details of the lost passport (No., date and place of issue), name of the applicant, etc.
  • An application in plain paper giving reasons for the loss of the passport.
  • An Affidavit by the applicant explaining the circumstances of loss of the passport and has not availed of Transfer of Residence facility in the last two years.
  • Photocopy of the previous (lost) passport with first, last, and address pages.
  • Copy of Visa page and Residence Permit.
  • A letter from the employer certifying conduct of the official.
  • Photocopy of driver license/Identity cards/work permit/stay permit (as applicable).
  • In case of documents not in English language, unofficial English translation should be attached.

Damaged Passport

Please submit your application form with the following documents: 

  • Duly filled in Passport Application form
  • An Affidavit-Lost/damaged passport by the applicant explaining the circumstances of damage of the passport.
  • Damaged Passport
  • Copy of Damaged Passport
  • All other documents required for reissue of passport 
  • The applicants should clearly mention in their applications, reasons for the damage. In case the Consular Officer is satisfied that damage has not been due to the negligence of the applicant, the normal fee might be charged in that case.
    However, in all other cases, Damaged Passport Fee given in Fee Schedule under Consular link will be chargeable.

Misrepresentation of facts may entail denial of passport facilities. Incomplete applications are liable to be returned. A duplicate passport may not be issued for the second loss/damage of passport and habitual losers of passport will be subject to enquiry.

In case pre-police verification is required, it will take around two to three months in completing the process and duplicate passport can be issued only on receipt of clearances from the authorities concerned in India. Applicants are, therefore, requested to refrain from making written/e mail/telephone enquiries during this period.

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