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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Anyone, whose passport has been issued from India, and intends to renew his/her passport may please note that Personal Particulars Form has to be filled by the applicant at the time of submission of his/her form in the Embassy.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

A separate ICWF (Indian Community Welfare Fund) account is now being fully operational w.e.f 01.12.2015. An amount of €2/- for ICWF was included as service charge for all the services provided (i.e Visa, Passport, OCI & misc services etc.). Henceforth, applicants are advised to submit two separate Bank draft/Postal Order one for visa/passport/OCI/Misc charges and another for €2/- for ICWF which may be paid either in Postal Order/Bank draft. Both the Bank drafts/Postal Order should be in favour of the Indian Embassy. 

30 NOVEMBER 2015

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

1    PHASING OUT OF NON-MACHINE READABLE PASSPORTS

Indian citizens holding handwritten passports with pasted photos or passports with 20-year validity are considered to be in possession of non-Machine Readable Passports (non-MRPs). The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), has set a deadline of 24th November 2015 for globally phasing out all non-MRPs. 

Government of India have started issuing Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) since 2001 and all new Indian passports are ICAO-compliant MRP passports. Indian citizens holding handwritten passports as well as 20-year validity passports with validty beyond 24th November 2015 should apply for re-issue of passport and obtain MRP passports well before the deadline in order to avoid any inconvenience in obtaining foreign visa or problems in immigration.

2      RECALL OF SOME JUMBO PASSPORT BOOKLETS

Government of India have decided to recall Jumbo Passport booklets (60 pages booklets) bearing series Z-000001 to Z-073000 with immediate effect due to administrative and technical problems.

The holders of passports bearing any of these numbers are requested to return them to the Embassy for cancellation and to apply for the re-issue:

(The fresh passport will be issued free of cost)

Application to be first filled online using the link http://passport.gov.in/nri/ and then the hard copy/printed copy be submitted to Embassy of India, 6 Leeson Park, Dublin 6 by Post or in person along with the following documents:

    1. Hard copy of Online application form completely filled in

    2. Three photographs (for guidelines click here).

    3. Current Passport copy (First, Last and latest visa page)

Processing Time: 4 weeks from the date of submission in Embassy

On-line Passport Applications

In accordance with the guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization, the Government of India has commenced the issue of Machine Readable Passports. These passports are issued at a central issuing office in India. Applicants are required to register their applications online at http://passport.gov.in/nri/ and then to submit their registration printout with application and other documents to the Embassy. Since the information is electronically communicated to India, processed there and the final printed passport is couriered back to Dublin, the entire process could take 30-40 days or more depending on backlog. Applicants may take this into account and apply well in advance for passports.

How to apply

All applications can be made by clicking on the link http://passport.gov.in/nri/. After filling in the online form fully and accurately, click 'Save & Print'. Please enter your phone and mobile numbers and email id in the column for contact details. You are then asked to confirm the appointment for presenting the form at the Embassy. Please note that this is not relevant for Embassy of India, Dublin, as no prior appointment is required to visit the Embassy. You may simply click "Confirm the Appointment" and proceed further to take a printout of the full form and then to fill in the remaining columns.

The completed forms can then be brought to the Embassy counter on any working day between 0930 hrs and 1200 hrs, along with the fees and documents/ information listed below.

Alternatively, you can also send the completed form by post and all the documents (including fees in the form of postal orders/Bank drafts) to the Embassy, along with a registered stamped self-addressed envelope, to enable us to return your passport and other documents after the required service is rendered.

Fresh Passport (for new born baby)

Application to be first filled online using the link http://passport.gov.in/nri/ and then the hard copy/printed copy be submitted to Embassy of India, 6 Leeson Park, Dublin 6 by Post or in person along with the following documents:

    1. Printed copy of the submitted Online registration form completely filled in

    2. Self-attested copy of the Birth Certificate

    3. Three photographs (for guidelines click here )

    4. Self-attested copy both parents’ Current Passport copy (First and Last page)

    5. Self-attested copy both parents’ GNIB card copy

    6. Self-attested copy marriage certificate

    7. Affidavit to be signed by both parents before the consular officer

    8. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

Processing Time: Four weeks from the date of submission in Embassy

Re-issue of passport (Submit original Indian Passport)

Application to be first filled online using the link http://passport.gov.in/nri/ and then the hard copy/printed copy be submitted to Embassy of India, 6 Leeson Park, Dublin 6 by Post or in person along with the following documents:

  1. Three photographs (for guidelines click here )

  2. Current Passport original and self-attested copy of the passport (First, Last and latest visa page)

  3. Self-attested copy of the GNIB Card

  4. For minor children - Self-attested copies of 1. GNIB card of both parents and 2. marriage certificate

  5. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

  6. Self-attested copy of Marriage certificate or divorce decree if there was a change in marital status since issue of last passport

Processing Time: 4 weeks from the date of submission in Embassy for current passports issued in India or in Ireland and 8-10 weeks for current passports issued in any other Mission abroad.

Re-issue of passport due to change in appearance

Application to be first filled online using the link http://passport.gov.in/nri/ and then the hard copy/printed copy be submitted to Embassy of India, 6 Leeson Park, Dublin 6 by Post or in person along with the following documents:

    1. Three photographs (for guidelines click here )

    2. Self-attested copy of the Current Passport (First, Last and latest visa page)

    3. Self-attested copy of the GNIB Card

    4. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

Processing Time: Four weeks from the date of submission in Embassy

Duplicate passport (in case of loss / damage)

Application to be first filled online using the link http://passport.gov.in/nri/ and then the hard copy/printed copy be submitted to Embassy of India, 6 Leeson Park, Dublin 6 by Post or in person along with the following documents: Three photographs (for guidelines click here )

    1. Self-attested copy of the Current Passport (First, Last and latest visa page)

    2. Garda Report (in case of LOST PASSPORT) should mention lost passport number.

    3. Affidavit giving details of the circumstances under which the passport was damaged/lost and certifying that he/she has not taken the nationality of any other country since loss / damage of the previously held passport.

    4. Self-attested copy of the of GNIB Card (Original GNIB Card must be shown to the Consular Officer)

    5. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

* All applications for Duplicate passports have to be made in person at the Embassy after on-line registration and completion of application forms; postal applications will not be accepted** Note: The Consular Officer may ask for any other supporting documentation as may be required after scrutiny of application / interview with applicant.

Processing Time: Four weeks from the date of submission in Embassy

Emergency Passport

This Service is no longer available in the Embassy as all Indian Passports are now required to be printed, which is done centrally in New Delhi and has a processing time of 6-4 weeks.

 Change of Name in the Passport while applying for re-issue of passport

Same as in Re-issue of Passport cases with following additional documents:

  1. Affidavit confirming change of name signed by a first class Magistrate.

  2. Publication of notice of change of name in Indian newspaper (original clipping of the newspaper to be submitted with application.)

  3. Publication of notice of change of name in Irish newspaper (original clipping of the newspaper to be submitted with application.)

  4. In case of change of maiden name after marriage, a self-attested copy of the of marriage certificate will be required (1,2 and 3 are not required)

Change of name of minors (below 18 years of age) requires an affidavit signed by both parents.

All other documents at 1-4 above are not required.

  1. Processing Time: Four weeks from the date of submission in Embassy

  2. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

Other Passport Related Services

Addition of name of spouse

Post or bring the following documents to the Embassy:

  1. Printed Application form filled in at http://passport.gov.in/nri/

  2. Self-attested copy of the marriage certificate (original marriage certificate to be presented at the counter for verification)

  3. Original passports of both spouses, along with Self-attested copies (personal pages only).

  4. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

 Change of address etc

  1. Printed Application form filled in at http://passport.gov.in/nri/, along with the prescribed fee payable through Bank draft/postal order favouring Embassy of India, Dublin

  2. Self-attested copy of the documentary proof of new address (for change of address).

  3. Original passport (to be shown) along with self-attested copy (to be submitted)

  4. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

 Passport Services Fees

  1. Fee is payable by two separate crossed postal orders/bank drafts in Euros, drawn in favour of Embassy of India, Dublin and payable in Dublin for all consular services.  (i) One postal order/bank draft according to the respective category of consular service required and (ii) another postal order/bank draft for €2/-(applicable to all categories).

  2. For example if someone is applying for Re-issue of Passport Booklet 36 pages (Ordinary) the applicant will have to buy two separate postal orders/bank drafts, one postal order/bank draft amounting to €60/- and another postal order/bank draft for €2/-

Type of Passport

(i) Total Fee inEuros

(ii) A separate  €2/-order/ bank draft

Re-issue of Passport Booklet 36 pages (Ordinary)

€ 60

€2/-

Re-issue of Passport Booklet 60 pages (Jumbo)

€  75

€2/-

Re-issue of passport (for Minor children under 18 years of age)

€ 40

€2/-

Fresh Passport + Birth Registration Fee (New born child)

€  65 (40 + 25)

€2/-

New Passport due to change of personal particulars (36 pages – Ordinary) (60 pages – Jumbo) (for Minors under 18 years of age)

€  60

€2/-

€ 75

€2/-

€ 40

€2/-

Duplicate Passport (in case of loss/damage) (36 pages – Ordinary)

€ 110

€2/-


FAQs on Passport Services

Q .No.1. What documents are required for making application for renewal of passport?

a. Online application form

b. Three Photographs (size 40mm x40mm or 50mm x50mm) non-biometric, with light colour

background and showing frontal view of full face (80% coverage) of the applicant.

c. Original Indian Passport [copies of relevant pages (laminated pages, address page, or any other

pages carrying endorsements & valid visa/residence permit, etc.) could be submitted initially in

case the applicant wishes to keep the original passport with him/her during processing period.]

d. A copy of local Residence Permit or a copy of the passport page where Residence Permit/Visa

has been endorsed is to be provided.

Please note the following while making applications:

a) Now a days Machine Readable Passports are issued. The online system does not accept

names in initials/abbreviated forms such as SK SINGH, KNR NAIR etc. Applicants are,

therefore, required to give their full names. Please do not prefix Mr., Mrs., Dr. or Shri,

Late etc.

b) Date of birth should be mentioned in the form of DD/MM/YYYY

c) Signature and thumb impressions should be confined in the prescribed box. In case a child

cannot sign, his/her thumb impression may be provided. A parent should sign the

declaration/application on behalf of a minor child but not in the places (boxes) provided

for applicant’s specimen signature/thumb impression.

d) Please fill up the form in block capital letter. e) All copies of supporting documents are be

self-attested by the applicant. f) A self addressed stamped (for registered post) medium size envelope is required for return

of documents unless the documents are to be collected in person on due date.

g) The general processing period for issue of New Passports is 4 weeks.

Q.No.2. Do I have to come to the Mission/Consulates in person to apply or can I send the

application by post?

Application can be deposited at the counter on any working day

Alternatively, passport application may be sent by post. Postal applicants are required to send a

self-addressed stamped (for registered post) medium size envelope is required for return of

documents unless the documents are to be collected in person on due date.

Q.No.3. What is a jumbo Passport?

Jumbo passport booklet contains 60 pages. Frequent travellers may apply for it.

Q.No.4 How long does it take to issue a new passport?

The processing time is 4 weeks, if the passport application is complete in all respect.

Q.No.5 Do I need to enclose my original passport with my passport application?

You may enclose either the passport in original or copies of relevant pages (laminated pages,

address page, or any other pages carrying endorsements & valid visa/residence permit, etc.). If

you are sending the copy of the passport with your application, you will be required to send your

original passport for cancellation at the time of issue of new passport. When the new passport is

ready, you will be informed of it, please do mention your contact telephone numbers/email

address for such intimations.

Q.No. 6 What documents are required for endorsement of my wife’s/husband’s name in my

new passport?

For endorsement of spouse’s name, please enclose a copy of marriage certificate and copies of laminated/details pages of the passport of your spouse.

Q.No. 7 How can I ensure that my Indian address is printed in my new passport?

Only one address gets printed in the passport. You should indicate your preference by

check-marking () on the address which should be printed in your new passport. However, for

making any change in the Indian address, a documentary proof would be required.

Q.No. 8 What document should I send to get ECNR stamp on my passport?

The practice of putting ECNR stamp on passport has been discontinued. Therefore, no document

is required to be sent for this purpose.

Q.No. 9 My passport is still valid. However, all pages of my passport are exhausted. What

should I do? Can I have an additional booklet? How can I apply for the same?

If nearly all pages in your passport have been utilized, you may apply for re-issue of passport for

a validity of 10 years. You can apply for a normal MRP booklet or a Jumbo MRP booklet.

Additional booklets are not issued now.

Q.No. 10 My passport is due to soon expire. When is the latest time I should apply for

renewal/re-issue?

Application for renewal of passports, which are expiring within 12 months, can be accepted for

processing/granting. If all pages of passport have been utilized, an application may be made for a

new passport for 10 years validity. Moreover, if there have been any changes/corrections in the

details of the applicant on first inner cover page of the passport, a new passport should be

applied.

Q.No 11 I understand that after issue of new passport, my old passport will be cancelled.

Does this mean that all valid visas on my old passport will also be cancelled?

Old passport is required to be cancelled at the time of issue of new passport. However, visas on

the old passport remain valid.

Q.No.12 I have a hand written passport. Can I apply for a Machine Readable Passport?

Yes. You may apply for re-issue of passport on this ground.

Q.No. 13 Do I need to register the birth of my newly-born child in Ireland? When a

new-born child is registered?

You need to register birth of your newly-born child at the Consulate immediately after birth and

in any case within one year of the birth of the child. It is not possible to register a birth after one

year of birth date. One of the parents is required to come to the mission/consulate in person for

registration of birth. The original Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Passports of both the

parents should be brought to the Consulate. These would be checked & returned on the spot

while copies (also to be brought by the applicant) would be retained with the application. A

birth certificate would be issued by the Consulate.

Q.No. 14 Can I apply for passport for a newly-born child at the time birth registration?

Yes, please. In addition to procedure explained in Q.No.13 above, please submit a new Passport Application Form, duly completed (preferably print-out of the online application, duly signed by both the parents to confirm their no objection to the issue of passport, and thumb impression of the child in specimen signature boxes) along with 3 photo colour photographs (size 40x 40 mm or 50x 50 mm) of the child.

Q.No. 15 Does the consulate issue a birth certificate?

Yes, the Consulate issues a birth registration certificate after completion of the procedure explained in Q.No.13 above.

Q.No. 16 What is the birth registration fee?

Birth registration Fee is Euro 25/-. The fee for issue of fresh passport to the child is Euro 42/-.

(Total Fee of Euro 67/- for birth registration & issue of passport.)

Q.No. 17 How can I make an application for issue of passport to my newly-born child?

Along with or after registration of birth of your newly-born child, you may apply for issue of

his/her passport. Application for birth registration and issue of passport can be made

simultaneously. The detailed procedure is as under:

a) Online application form (filled out completely) duly signed by both the parents to confirm their

no objection to the issue of passport, and thumb impression of the child in specimen

signature boxes.

b) 3 passport-size colour photographs of the child, taken recently (size 40mm x 40 mm or

50mm x 50 mm non-biometric and face not more than 80% coverage)

c) Copy of Birth certificate of the child issued by local authorities

d) Copy of relevant pages (laminated pages, address page, or any other pages carrying

endorsements & valid visa/residence permit, etc.) of the Passports of the child's parents.

e) Copy of residence permit, in case it is not endorsed on the parents' passports.

f) Application for the registration of birth of a minor child at an Indian Mission/Consulate

under Section 4(1) of the Citizenship Act, 1955 can be downloaded from the website. At

least one of the parents is required to come to the mission/consulate in person for

registration of birth. The original Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate and Passports of

both the parents should be brought to the Consulate. These would be checked & returned

on the spot while copies (also to be brought by the applicant) would be retained with the

application.

g) A self addressed stamped (for registered post) medium size envelope is required for return

of documents unless the documents are to be collected in person

h) Always mention your contact telephone numbers / email address on your application.

i) Incomplete application or application with unspecified photographs will not be processed.

Q.No. 18 What is the prescribed fee for issue of passport to a child?

Passport (with validity of 5 years or up to the age of 18 years, whichever is less) is issued to a

child for the fee of Euro 42/-. A child over 15 may apply for 10-year validity passport with

payment of normal fee of Euro 62/-.

Q. No. 19 I would like to change my Indian address in my passport. Will I have to pay extra

charges for this? Can this change be reflected in my current passport?

You will have to apply for a fresh passport as now corrections are not allowed in the laminated

pages of the passport.

Q.No. 20 If I send copy of my passport with my passport application, should I send all the

36 pages or the first, the last and the page showing my VISA is enough?

Please send/enclose clear copy of the laminated first page, last page, address page, valid

residence permit page and any other relevant page of your passport which contains any

endorsement.

Q.No. 21 Is there any provision for NRIs to make on-line application for reissue/renewal of

passport?

NRI Passport Applicants can apply for Passport Services using Online Registration. Please visit

the website http://passport.gov.in/nri/ for filling the Online Registration form.

Only the residents falling under the jurisdiction of the respective Indian Missions/Posts abroad

are eligible to apply on-line through this website. Use Internet Explorer (5.x & Above) for doing

online registration. Please refer Guidelines for filling the Online Registration form. Please refer

to Instructions for submitting the Application form after doing Online Registration for

submission of form in the respective office.

Before you register your application on-line, please read the information on the website of

respective Mission office carefully, particularly regarding fee structure, instructions to fill the

Form and How to Apply. Through this information, you will know the documents required,

number of copies of application form required etc. Apply on-line only if you are sure that you

will be able to produce all the necessary documents on the date of appointment.

Q.No.22 Would the renewal of my passport change my passport number?

Yes. A new passport booklet is issued with a new number.

Q.No.23 I am an Indian national living in Ireland for the past 3 years. I am applying for

permanent immigration to Australia and for this I require a Police Clearance Certificate

from the Indian Consulate. I would like to know how long it will take to get these

documents. Could I make a bank transfer and if so, please confirm your bank details. Also

please let me know the documents to be sent to you.

You are required to fill up application for Passport Misc. Services. You are required to

send/submit the application with the following:

(i) Miscellaneous Services Form duly filled in and signed

(ii) one photograph pasted on the Form.

(iii) A letter stating the purpose for which PCC is required.

(iv) Indian passport (in original)

(v) Euro 20/- as fee

Postal applicants are also required to send a self addressed stamped (for registered post)

medium size envelope for return of documents unless the documents are to be collected in person

on due date.

Q.No.24 I do not have a birth certificate. Can it be possible to get my birth certificate from

the Indian Consulate? If so, what are all documents I need to produce?

On the basis of entries made in your Indian passport, a certificate regarding your date of birth/

place of birth may be issued by the Consulate. You are required send/submit a letter mentioning

the purpose for which Birth Certificate required, your Indian passport and dully filled in

Application Form for Miscellaneous Passport Services. .

Prescribed fee for the above service will be Euro 20/-. Cash payment for postal applications will not be accepted. Please send one good quality self addressed stamped (for registered post) medium size envelope for return of documents unless the documents are to be collected in person between 4 & 5 on due date. Always mention your contact telephone numbers/email address on your application. Incomplete application will not be processed.

Processing takes 3 days from the date of receipt of complete application.

Q.No.25 What document do I need to produce to the Passport office in India, if I wish to

apply for a passport in respect of my child in India?

You may visit the mission/Consulate on any working day during the working hours.

Please bring your Indian passport. You will be given an affidavit form which you are supposed to

fill up and sign before us. Your signature will then be attested by the Consulate. A fee of

Euro25/-will be charged for the services. You can get the attested document on the same working

day during the above timings. Or you may submit a self-addressed stamped (for registered post)

medium size envelope for return of documents to you post. Thereafter, you may send this attested

document (which is basically a no objection from your side) to the concerned passport authority

in India for issue of passport in respect of your child.

Q.No. 26 I have been recently issued my new passport. However, I notice that there is a

minor mistake in printing of my name / father’s name /mother’s name. How can I get it

rectified?

Please bring in your passport and other supporting documents including your previous cancelled

passport (mentioning correct names) to us. If there is a printing/clerical mistake, necessary

observation will be made on your passport. Please note that particulars will not be changed from

the previous passport.

Q.No. 27 I wish to apply for addition/change of surname in my passport after marriage.

How do I apply for it?

Or,

I was issued my passport without mentioning my surname. In Ireland, I am required to

give my surname in my all documents. Therefore, I wish to add my surname in my

passport. What formalities do I require to complete? How do I apply for it?

Or, I wish to change my name from ABC to XYZ

and I wish to get the new name entered in my passport. What formalities do I require to

complete? How do I apply for it?

We are now issuing machine-readable passports and change of name by way of making

endorsements in the passport pages is not read by the passport reading machines. It is, therefore,

preferable that the applicant should simultaneously apply for re-issue of passport by following

the instructions indicated under Question 1.

The procedure for change of name/addition of surname in a passport is as under:

In case of marriage, re-marriage, divorce or other circumstances that lead to a change of name

of an Indian citizen the name in the passport must be altered. The following documents /

items are required for the application:

a) Online application Form for Passport Services, filled out completely.

b) Current passport of the applicant.

c) Photocopy of the relevant pages of the spouse's passport.

d) 3 recent passport-size colour photographs of the applicant.

e) In case of change of name due to (re-)marriage, a copy of marriage certificate. The applicant and the spouse need to visit the Consulate, with their passports, and sign an affidavit in the presence of the Consular Officer.

f) In case of a change of name of the applicant (for reasons other than marriage / divorce), the

new name must be published in newspapers, both in Ireland and in India, in the area of

the applicant's residence(s). Original newspapers must be submitted along with the

application. The applicant needs to visit the Consulate with his/her passport and sign an

affidavit in the presence of the Consular Officer.

g) Copy of the residence permit.

h) Fee for the services is Euro60/Euro75/-.

i) Please bring one good quality self addressed stamped (for registered post) medium size

envelope for return of documents unless the documents are to be collected in person on

due date.

j) Always mention your contact telephone numbers/email address on your application.

k) Processing takes 4 weeks from the date of receipt of complete application. Incomplete

application will not be processed.

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