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Passport Renewal

Application for renewal of passport should be submitted in person at any one of the Passport Application Centres authorized by the High Commission.

Please note that the Passport Application Centres will charge a service fee of Singapore $ 10.80 per application. 

The passport renewal application form may be downloaded from www.hcisingapore.gov.in or collected from the High Commission or the Passport Application Centres free of charge.

For additional clarification regarding your passport application, please contact Attache (Passport) at passport.singapore@mea.gov.in.

Documents required: Applicant has to come in person to submit the passport renewal application form (as the identity/photograph has to be verified) along with:

  • existing (expired) Indian Passport
  • recent color photograph Size 2 inch X 2 inch (5.1 X 5.1 cm) with a white background, taken within the last 6 months,
  • Identity Card (NRIC/EP/SP/DP/WP) and photocopies of these documents.
  • For renewal of passports of minors, copies of passports of parents may also please be submitted.

Fee: S$100.00 (S$65 for minors below 15 yrs.) for Ordinary Passport booklet (36 pages) and S$130.00 for Jumbo Passport booklet (60 pages) to be paid in cash.

Processing time: Normally between 5 to 8 working days.

Where to apply: Authorised Passport Application centres

Emergency Services (Tatkal seva) for Issue and Renewal of Passport

  • This service is available for issuance of passport on next-day basis provided there is no bar against the applicant and bona-fide urgency is established.
  • Fee: Emergency fee of S$285.00 for Ordinary passport, S$255 for a minor and S$320 for Jumbo passport in cash.

Standard Documents for all Passport Related Services:

Documents required for Passport Renewal: Following documents are required to be submitted along with the passport application form, which can be registered online via the following link https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/. A print-out of the registered application form, along with one recent coloured photograph with white back ground, size (51mm x 51mm) and taken within the last 6 months, duly signed in the appropriate column, a copy of the existing (or expired) Indian Passport, valid residential status proof (NRIC/EP/SP/DP/WP) in Singapore (along with validity page), are required to be submitted, with the originals produced for verification, if asked for.  

For fee details for various services, please click on the ‘Passport & Consular’ or the ‘Download Centre’ tab at the top of the HCI website homepage, and select the required option from the drop-down menu.

Processing times for all Passport services are between 5-8 working days. However, for Lost/Damaged Passports, Change of Particulars, Police Clearance Certificates (PCC) and Emergency certificates, we are unable to indicate a clear timeline, as these services require police verification in India. To give a broad indication, the average turnaround time for these services is 30-40 days (estimated), subject to clearance from the concerned police authorities in India. Tatkaal passport services (where permitted) take a maximum of three working days.

For details on documents required for tatkaal service,  Please Click here.... 

Photograph Requirements

Photograph Guidance for Applicants (pdf) 

1. Emergency Issue of Passports for Renewal/Exhaustion of Passport Pages

The Application needs to be first registered online and then a print–out of the Application for Emergency Issue or Renewal of passport should be submitted in person at the High Commission, by booking an appointment online.

Tatkaal service is available for issuance of a passport within three working days or earlier, based on the nature of emergency, provided there is no bar/restriction against the applicant and bona fide urgency is established. Applications may be submitted through authorised service centre.

The passport application form can be registered online via the following link https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/

For an applicant who wishes to submit their application under TATKAAL scheme, he/she shall be required to submit 03 supporting documents (for minor applicant 02 supporting documents) from among those listed in the government’s gazette notification, in addition to the print-out of the registered application form. For the list of documents accepted, please refer to the attached notification. Please Click here... 

Passports Valid for Less than Six Months

Indian citizens travelling on Passports which may expire in less than six months should renew their passports, before any travel (except for Indian national traveling from Singapore to India), to avoid inconvenience at immigration check points.

Exhaustion of Passport Pages

Please check your passport to ensure that you have enough (at least two blank) pages for visa. There is no provision for attaching additional pages to your existing passport; you will be required to apply for re-issuance of your passport, following standard procedures. 

2. Fresh Passport for New Born children

Additional documents required: In addition to the documents listed above for adult applicants, application form should be submitted by either parent, along with originals and copies of the Indian Passports of parents, Identity Card (NRIC/EP/SP/DP/WP) along with the validity page, Birth Certificate of the child, Parent’s marriage certificate and a copy of registration of birth of a minor child at an Indian Embassy or Consulate under section 4(1) of the Citizenship Act, 1955 using the following link:

https://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in/Home2.aspx?formcode=09

3. For renewal of passports of minors: In addition to the documents listed above for adult applicants, copies of parent’s passports and valid residential status proof (NRIC/EP/SP/DP/WP) for Singapore (along with validity page), may also be submitted, along with the originals for verification.

For a minor Child, when parents obtain a foreign nationality, he/she is not entitled to retain his/her Indian Passport and has to surrender the passport immediately after acquiring another nationality.

The applicant who has not completed 21 years of age - Ensure that the following undertaking should be filled and signed by both the parents and enclosed along with the child passport application while submission.

4. Lost or Damaged Passports

An Indian national resident in Singapore who has lost his/her passport may apply for a new passport at any of the authorised consular service centres (managed by M/s. BLS International).

Additional documents required (for Lost Passports)

In addition to above mentioned documents for reissue of passports, a copy of the lost Indian Passport, may also be submitted, along with the original supporting documents for verification. A copy of the local police report intimating loss, duly sealed and signed by the police authority is also required. In the case of work-permit holders, a company letter is also to be furnished along with the application, police report and photocopies of the supporting documents.

Processing time: 30-40 days (estimated), subject to clearance from the concerned police authorities in India.

Documents required (for Damaged Passports)

In addition to the above-mentioned documents for reissue of passports, a copy of the existing (Damaged) Indian Passport, may also be submitted, along with the original documents for verification. In the case of work-permit holders, a company letter is also to be furnished along with the application, police report and photocopies of the supporting documents.

Processing time: 30-40 days (estimated), subject to clearance from the concerned police authorities in India.

5. Change of Passport Particulars: In addition to above-mentioned documents for reissue of passports; applicants are required to produce the following documents in the case of change of particulars such as change in name, date of birth, place of birth, appearance, address, addition and deletion of spouse name etc. In all such cases, the applicant is required to apply for a re-issue of the passport with the changed particulars.

Change of Minor child’s particulars: In addition to the above-mentioned documents for reissue of passports, a copy of the parent’s passport and valid residential status proof (NRIC/EP/SP/DP/WP) in Singapore (along with validity page), may also be submitted, along with the originals for verification.

A Deed-poll from a Singapore lawyer, along with the updated birth certificate issued by ICA in the case of a change of name for the child born in Singapore, within the five-year validity of the passport issued in Singapore.

Change in Name: Following marriage, remarriage or divorce, except details provided by the applicant in the application, no proof of marriage/dissolution of marriage or any court orders/decree would be required in the following cases:

(a) An applicant applying for re-issue of passport for incorporation of the name of his/her spouse; (b) A woman applying for change of name/surname in existing passport due to marriage;

(c) Divorcees applying for change of name or for deletion of spouse’s name in existing passport; (d) Re-married applicants applying for change of name/spouse’s name in passport.

In other circumstances for change of name, the applicant (both male and female) should furnish, the following, to establish that the applicant has actually changed his/her name:

(i) clippings of two local newspapers or the Gazette notification of the concerned State Government, as the case may be;

(ii) at least two public/school documents issued in the desired name to ascertain that the applicant has actually changed his name.

(iii) In case of NRI applicants and their dependent family members who have been staying abroad on long term permanent or work visa/permit, two public documents issued by the local government/local school/educational institution where the student is enrolled may be accepted.

The following cases will be considered as name change and the documents listed above for name change will be required to be submitted:

(i) Married woman wishing to revert to maiden name when not divorced or widowed;

(ii) Change of name upon attaining adulthood from childhood;

(iii) Minor change in name; and

(iv) Change/addition of surname.

 The following cases will not be considered as name change, for the purposes for documentation:

(i) Spelling correction/change of spelling which phonetically does not result in change in name (e.g., D’souza to De Souza);

(ii) Variation of a name as mentioned in Birth Certificate (e.g., Sanjiv to Sanjeev)

(iii) Shifting of words/changing arrangements of various parts of existing name without inserting/ deleting any words /letters in the existing name (e.g., Parmeshwaran Shiva Kumaran to Shiva Parmeshwaran Kumaran). The most recent name as shown in at least a couple of personal documents, educational certificates etc. issued by Government authorities are to be submitted in such cases.

(iv) Splitting of given name into first name and surname may be allowed subject to production of at least two public documents in the said name.

 Change in date of birth: In addition to the above-mentioned documents for reissue of passports, please submit a copy of DOB proof, along with the originals for verification. Proof of Date of Birth can be a School or College Certificate or a Birth Certificate.

Change in place of birth: In addition to the above-mentioned documents for reissue of passports, please submit a copy of the proof of place of birth, along with the originals for verification.

Change in Address: In addition to the above-mentioned documents, please submit a copy of proof of the address desired, along with the originals for verification. For a change of address: please submit a copy of your Aadhar card, PAN card, Telephone bill, bank statement, or spouse passport copies.

Change in addition and deletion of spouse name: In addition to the above-mentioned documents for reissue of passports, please submit a copy of proof of your marital status, along with the originals for verification.

6. Note for Handwritten Passports

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) had set a deadline of 24th November, 2015 for globally phasing out all non-Machine-Readable Passports (MRPs). From 25th November 2015 onwards, foreign Governments can deny Visa or entry to any person travelling on a non-Machine-Readable Passport.

The Government of India has been issuing Machine Readable Passports since 2001. However, Passports issued before 2001, and particularly those issued during mid-1990s with a validity of 20 years will fall in the category of non-MRPs. All handwritten passports with pasted photographs are considered non-MRPs.

Indian citizens residing abroad and holding such passports or those Indian Citizens whose passports’ “Date of Expiry” has been extended through an endorsement in their passports with validity beyond the 24th November, 2015 are advised to apply for re-issue of their passports in order to avoid any inconvenience in obtaining valid visas or international travel document.

7. Emergency Certificate

Documents required (Tourists)

In addition to the above-mentioned documents for reissue of passports, please submit Special Pass issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Visitor Service Centre, ICA Building (near Lavender MRT, Kallang).

Tourists who have lost/damaged their passport would be considered for an Emergency Certificate (EC). An EC is a one-way travel document valid only for the return trip back to India and is issued after the High Commission is satisfied about the bona-fides of the applicant. Once back in India, the applicant may approach the passport office which had issued the original passport, for issuing a new passport on production of the EC.

Processing time: 2-3 working days.

Documents required for Emergency Certificate

A print-out of the Online registered application form, along with two recently-taken (within the last 6 months) coloured photographs with white back ground, size (51X51mm), duly signed in the appropriate column. Copy of the lost/damaged/expired passport, and the valid visit pass/special pass should be submitted, along with originals for verification. For lost passport cases, in addition to the above, a copy of the police report duly stamped and signed by the police authority should be submitted (or a digitally/e-signed report, as the case may be).