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GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES FROM DUBAI | UROGULF INFO SERVICES | POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE

INDIAN EMBASSIES ABROAD | FOREIGN JOBS | EXCHANGE VALUE OF CURRENCIES

FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN INDIA | PASSPORT

     
 

 

 

 

SERVICES FROM DUBAI

Through our Associates: we will provide the entire solution to setup
A business/industry in UAE as per your plans/ ideas.
Assistance to set up your business/office in UAE
Assistance to get a local sponsor in UAE
Assistance to get a trade license in UAE
Assistance to get visas to you & your employees
Assistance to get an office/residential premises for you or your staff
Assistance to promote and market your products in UAE
Arranging guaranteed sponsors with legal agreements.
Free zone area business set up & individual investor package

 

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UROGULF INFO SERVICES

    EMBASSY / CONSULATE / HIGH COMMISSION

An embassy is a diplomatic office established in one country by another country with which diplomatic relations have been   established.   A   consulate   is the   regional   branch of a country’s main embassy. Technically the embassy  building and its property are part of the embassy’s  country. In other words,   once you enter an Indian embassy / consulate, you are technically in a part of Indian Republic and subject to its laws and can enjoy its protection, no matter what country you are in. An Indian embassy / consulate is like your home away from home. So remember to keep the address, telephone number of the Indian embassy/consulate in the country you are moving in.

Pay a visit to the consulate and inform your arrival. Also leave your complete address; your office address and your contact number along with the address and contact details of some one back home. This way the consulate knows where to contact you and whom to contact if something happens to you.

SERVICES AVAILABLE
  • Issue emergency passport in case you lose your passport

  • Provide assistance in case of accidents or illness

  • Renewal of passport, issuing a new/ duplicate passport

  • Validity extension of current passport, additional booklet, getting a passport for a minor

  • Assist you if you get arrested

  • Warn and vacate you in case of emergencies like a war

  • Give you the latest travel advice in the country you are staying in

OTHER SERVICES

Issuing police clearance certificates. Requests for intervention in matters involving the police authorities in India. Consular attestation of documents, Power of attorney, employment contract, educational certificates, Issuing birth certificates, sponsorship declaration etc…

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POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATES (PCC)

This is a document issued by the High Commission certifying that you have never been involved with the Indian Police, and is normally required when you apply for emigration status to foreign countries.

The normal procedure for issuing a PCC is that the High Commission checks with the police Authorities in the area in India where you had been residing, and issues the PCC after obtaining their clearance.

As this procedure generally takes some time, an alternative is for you to directly approach the relevant Police Authorities in India (or request your friends / relatives to do so on your behalf). Yet another alternative for you is to obtain a similar certificate (typed on Official Letter Head Paper with an Official Stamp) from any of the following:
  • The Education Institution you may have studied.

  • The Manager of the Company where you have worked, or

  • A Gazetted officer of the State or Central Govt.

The High Commission can then issue you a PCC on the basis of such a letter without awaiting clearance from the police authorities.
 
Intervention in Police Matters

While the High Commission can not interfere in any police proceedings affecting you or your relatives in India, but in certain case (especially where there is a threat to life over property or other disputes) request the relevant police authorities to expedite necessary action. If you would like us to do so at any time, please send your request, with the following information.

Complete details of case. The address of the police station where the case is registered, and if possible the name, telephone and fax numbers of the District Superintendent of police.

The number and date of the FIR (First Information Report) and the name and rank of the investigating officer. The reason why you require intervention
 
Attestation of documents

Documents, which need attestation by the India High-Commission, include power of attorney, education certificates, birth certificates etc….

Requirements:
  • Miscellaneous Consular service application form, duly filled in

  • The original document, which is to be attested

  • Copy of the same document for office records

  • Photocopy of your NRIC Card along with the original for comparison.

  • Photocopy of the first page of your passport, if you are an Indian national, along with the original for comparison. An English translation of the document, if it is in any other language other than English.

Birth Certificate/ Registration of Birth

To obtain birth certificate you need the following documents.
  • Miscellaneous Consular services application form duly filled in

  • Birth Certificates issued by the Hospital or School Leaving Certificate in original and a copy of the same for office records.

  • Passport in original along with the Photocopy of its first page.

  • NRIC in original along with a Photocopy


The High commission, while issuing birth certificates to children of Indian parents, born at foreign country, will also register the birth.
 
The concerned authorities have the right to change any of the rules without any notice.
 

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INDIAN EMBASSIES ABROAD

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    FOREIGN JOBS

  • Assignments abroad times

  • Employment & NRI times

  • Foreign jobs times

  • Vacancies for you

  • Jobs abroad

  • Times of India

  • Gulf News and Khaleej Times (UAE)

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EXCHANGE VALUE OF CURRENCIES

Currencies

 I Rs. 

Bahrain Dinar

 117 

Kuwait Dinar

 150

Oman Riyal

 114 

Saudi Riyal

 11

Qatar Riyal

 12 

UAE Dirham

 12 

US Dollar

 43   

UK Pound

 80 

Swiss Frank

 36 

Singapore Dollar

 26 

Canadian Dollar

 35 

Euro

 56

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FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN INDIA

AUSTRALIA - 1/50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 21
P.O. Box 5210, New Delhi – 110021,
Tel:  +91- 011-51399900,

Fax: +91-011-51494490 (Admin)


Australian High Commission - 1/50-G, Shantipath,Chanakyapuri,

New Delhi – 21, P.O. Box 5210, New Delhi - 110021 
Tel:  +91- 011-51399900, Fax: +91-011-51494490 (Admin) 

 

Consulate General of Australia in Mumbai 
36, Maker Chambers VI, 220, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021  
Tel:  +91-22-5669 2000, Fax: +91-22-5669 2005       
Website: www.ausgovindia.com

 

AUSTRIA - Embassy of Austria, EP-13, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri,

New Delhi – 110021, Tel:  +91-011-2601238, 2601555, 2601607
Telex: 031-82014 AUST IN, Fax:  +91-011-26886929

                                                                                                                                                       
BANGLADESH
High Commission for the people's Republic of Bangladesh
56, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar-III, New Delhi - 110024
Tel:  +91-011-26834668, 26839209, 26834065, 26838405
Telex: 031-75218 DOOT IN, Fax:  +91-011-26839237

 

BELGIUM
Embassy of Belgium, 50-N Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021
Tel:  +91-11-26889851, Fax: +91-11-26885821
Email: NewDelhi@diplobel.org , Website: www.diplomatie.be/newdelhi/  

 

BRAZIL
Brazilian Embassy, 8, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi - 110011, India 
Tel:   +91-11-3017301, Fax: +91-11-3793684 Email: brasindi@vsnl.com
Website: www.brazilembassyinindia.com
 

 

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
Brunei Darussalam High Commission, A-42, Vasant Marg, Vasant Vihar

New Delhi – 110057, Tel:   +91-011-26888341, 26881545
Telex: 031-72429 BDHCI IN, Fax: +91-011-26881808

 

 BULGARIA
Chancery: EP 16/17 Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021
Tel:   +91-11-26115549, 26115551, 24108048, 26115550 Fax: +91-11-26876190,

Email: bulemb@starith.net Website: www.bulgariaembindia.com

 

CANADA
Canadian High Commission in New Delhi, 7/8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110 021, India,
Tel:   +91-11-51782000, Fax: +91-11-51782020
Email: delhi@international.gc.ca, Website: www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 

Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai
4th Floor, 41/42 Maker Chamber VI, Jamnalal Bajaj Marg,

Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021, Maharashtra, India
Tel:   +91-022-22876027/30, 22875779, 22828751/52
Fax: +91-022-22875514, Email: mmbai@international.gc.ca

 

Consulate General of Canada in Chandigarh
SCO# 54-56, Sector 17 A, Chandigarh -160 017, India
Tel:   +91-172-5050300

Fax: +91-172-5050320 Email: CHADG-G@international.gc.ca

 

Canadian Consulate in Chennai
18 (Old 24), 3rd floor, YAFA Tower, Khader Nawaz Khan Road,

Nungambakkam,Chennai - 600 034, India, Tel:   +91-44-2833 0888
Fax: +91-44-5215 9393, Email: cheni@gocindia.org

 

Trade Office of Canada in Bangalore
103, Prestige Meridian 1, 29, M.G. Road, Bangalore - 560 001
Karnataka, India,
Tel:   +91-080-25599418, 25581116
Fax: +91-080-25599424, Email: maple@blr.vsnl.net.in

 

Consulate of Canada in Kolkata
C/o RPG Enterprises, Duncan House, 3 rd Floor,
31, Netaji Subhas Road, Kolkata - 700 001.
Tel:   +91-033-22426820, 22208515
Fax: +91-033-22426828, Email: ccklkta@rpgnet.com

 

CHILE
Embassy of Chile, 146, Jor Bagh, New Delhi-110003,
Tel:   +91-011-24617123, 24617165, 24617270
Fax: +91-011-24617102, Email: embchile3@vsnl.com
Website: www.echileindia.com

 

Consulate of Chile in Chennai
Oakland House, 7, Adayar Club Gate Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600 028
Tel:  +91-044-4340610, Fax: +91-044-24335216,

Email: sunitashahaney@hotmail.com

 

Consulate of Chile in Kolkata
Motijug House, 1, Auckland Place, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700 017
Tel:  +91-033-22477898, Email: machineintl@gems.vsnl.net

 

Consulate of Chile in Mumbai
"Knowledge Centre", Plot No. 58, Marol Industrial Area, Kodivita,

Andheri East, Mumbai - 400 096,Tel:   +91-022-28290375, 0226971111 

Fax: +91-022-28343669, 28291368, Email: ISKanodia@vsnl.com

 

CHINA
Embassy of People's Republic of China, 50-D, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,

New Delhi – 110021,Tel:  +91-01126112345, Fax: +91-011-26885486
Email: chinaemb_in@mfa.gov.cn
 Website: www.chinaembassy.org.in

 

COLOMBIA
Embassy of Colombia, 82-D, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021,   

Tel: +91-011-23012771, 23012773, Telex: 031-62090 EMCO IN,

Fax:  +91-011-23792485, Email: newdelhi@embassy.mzv.cz

 

CUBA
Embassy of the Republic of Cuba, 4, Munirka Marg, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi – 110057,
Tel: +91-011-26883849, 26883851, 26882463
Telex: 031-62167, Fax: +91-011-26883846

 

CYPRUS
Cyprus High Commission, 106, Jor Bagh, New Delhi - 110003
Tel: +91-011-24697503, 24697508, Telex: 031-61788 CYHC IN
Fax: +91-011-24628828

 

CZECH REPUBLIC
The Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi, 50-M, Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri,

New Delhi - 110021, India, Tel: +91-011-26110205, 26110318, 26110382, 26886218,

 Fax: +91-011-26886221
Email: newdelhi@embassy.mzv.cz , Website: www.mzv.cz

 

Consulate General of the Czech Republic
"Marcopia" Building, 5, Dr. D.G. Deshmukh Marg (former Peddar Road)
Mumbai - 400026, India,
Tel: +91-022-24938789, 24974729, 24973349
Fax: +91-022-24950442, Website: http://www.mzv.cz

 

Consulate of the Czech Republic in Kolkata
Suite No. 27, KOH-I-NOOR Building (5th Floor), 105, Park Street, Kolkata - 700016, India,

Tel: +91-033-22260124, Fax: +91-033-22264161

Consulate of the Czech Republic in Chennai
4, Thirumalai Pillai Road, T. Nagar, Chennai - 600017, India
Tel: +91-044-28158886, Fax: +91-044-28156666
Email: chennai@honorary.mzv.cz

DENMARK
Embassy of Denmark, 11, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi - 110011, India
Tel: +91-011-23010900, Fax: +91-011-23792019, +91-011-23792891
Email: delamb@um.dk, Website: www.ambnewdelhi.um.dk

Royal Danish Consulate
8, Cathedral Road, Chennai – 600086,
Tel: +91-044-28118140, 28118141
Fax: +91-044-28112185, Email: sbprl@sanmargroup.com

 

DOMINICA
High Commission for the Commonwealth of Dominica
48, Friends Colony East, New Delhi-110065, India,
Tel: +91-011-268456

 

ESTONIA
Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Gambia, M-2, Hemkunt Tower,

98, Nehru Place, New Delhi – 110019, Tel: +91-011-26414575, 26449808,

26411007,26431067, Telex: 031-62631, Fax:+ 91-011-26444642

 

ETHIOPIA
Embassy of the Transitional Government of Ethiopia, 7/50-G, Satya Marg,

Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021, Tel: +91-011-2604407, 2604411, 26884931
Telex: 031-72358 ETH IN, Fax: +91-011-26875731

 

FINLAND
Embassy of Finland, E-3, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021, India,

 Tel: +91-011-51497500, Telex: 031-82053 FINN IN, Fax:+ 91-011-51497555     
Email: sanomat.nde@formin.fi, Website: www.finland.org.in

 

Consulate of Finland in Mumbai
C305, Dharam Palace, 100-103 N S Patkar Marg, Mumbai - 400007, India,

Tel: +91-022-56390033, Fax:+ 91-022-56390044, Email: finconsmumbai@shrenuj.com

 

Consulate of Finland in Kolkata
230, A.J.C. Bose Road, Chitrakoot, Kolkata - 700020, India
Tel: +91-033-22474757, Fax: +91-033-22401953, Email: mpc@cal.vsnl.net.in

 

Consulate of Finland in Chennai
202 (old 742) Anna Salai, Chennai - 600002, India,
Tel: +91-044-28524141,     

Fax: +91-044-28521253, Email: siva_holding@vsnl.net

 

FRANCE
Embassy of France, 2/50-E, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021, India,

Tel: +91-011-24196100, Telex: 031-72351 AMB IN, Fax: +91-011-24196169
Email: webmaster@france-in-india.org, Website: www.france-in-india.org

 

Consulate General of France
Hoechst House, 7th floor, Nariman Point (next to N.C.P.A), Mumbai - 40002, India,

Tel: +91-022-56694000, Fax: +91-022-56694066 Email: mail@consulfrance-bombay.org
Website: www.consulfrance-bombay.org

 

French Economic Mission
Hoechst House, 7th floor, Nariman Point (next to N.C.P.A), Mumbai - 40002, India, 

Tel: +91-022-56694099, Fax: +91-022-56694090 
Email: bombay@missioneco.org, Website: www.missioneco.org                                

Email: mail@consulfrance-bombay.org , Website: www.consulfrance-bombay.org

GAMBIA
Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Gambia, Weston House,

Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi – 110020, Tel: +91-011-26847725, 26849976
Telex: 031-75181, 75421 WSTN IN, Fax:+ 91-011-26842307

 

GERMANY
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, No.6, Block 50-G, Shantipath
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021, India,
Tel: +91-011-26871831-37 
Fax: +91-011-26873117, Email: info@new-delhi.diplo.de
Website: www.germanembassy-india.org

 Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chennai
49, Ethiraj Road, MICO Building, Post Box 6801, Chennai - 600008, India
Tel: +91-044-28210810/824/830, Fax: +91-044-28273542
Email: germanychennai@eth.net , Website: www.chennai.diplo.de
 

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai
Hoechst House, 10th floor,  Nariman point, Mumbai - 400021, India
Tel: +91-022-22832422, Fax: +91-022-22025493
Email: Germanconsulmumbai@vsnl.com, Website: www.germanconsulatemumbai.org

 

Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Goa
Cosme Matias Menezes Ltd., Rua de Ourem, Panjim, Goa - 403001
Tel: +91-832-235526, Fax: +91-832-223441, Email: menezes_goa@sancharnet.in

 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
3rd floor, 72, Lodi Estate, Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110003, India
Tel: +91-011-24615148, 24615009, Fax: +91-011-24690919
Website: www.daaddelhi.org

 

DAAD Information Centre - Chennai
Max Mueller Bhavan, New No. 23, Old No. 13, Khader Nawaz Road
Chennai - 600006, India,
Tel: +91-044-28331442/50
Fax:+91-044-28331450, Website: http://ic.daad.de/chennai/

 

DAAD Information Point - Mumbai
Indo-German Training Center, 2B, Vulcan Insurance Building, Veer Nariman Road,

Churchgate, Mumbai – 400020, Tel: +91-022-22818591 Fax: +91-022-22840531,

Email: mumbai@daadindia.org

 

GHANA
Ghana High Commission, 50-N, Satya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021,  India,

Tel: +91-011-26883298, 26883315, 26883338,Telex: 031-72484 GHCD IN,

Fax:+91-011-26883202 GHANACOM DELHI

 

GREECE
Embassy of Greece, EP-32, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Marg, Chanakyapuri,               

New Delhi - 110 021, India, Tel: +91-011-26880700, Fax:+91-011-26888010
Email: gremb@bol.net.in, Website: www.greeceinindia.com

 

Honorary Consulate General of Greece in Mumbai
Baharestan, 30/A Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai - 400049, India
Tel: +91-022-26607852, Fax:+91-022-26606446

 

Honorary Consul General of Greece in Chennai
9, Cathedral Road, Chennai, India,
Tel: +91-044-28118000
Fax:+91-044-28117411

 

Honorary Consul General of Greece in Kolkata
Bells House, 10th floor, 21, Camac Street, Kolkata - 700016, India
Tel: +91-033-22831541, 22831542, Fax:+91-033-22831545

 

ICELAND
Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Iceland
v 41/2, M Block, Speedbird House, Connaught Circus, New Delhi-110001,

India, Tel: +91-011-23321122, 23321172, Fax:+91-011-23321275

 

INDONESIA
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, 50-A, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021,  

India, Tel: +91-011-2602352, 2602354, 2602343, 2602348, 2602305, 2602306,

2602307, Telex: 031-82079 KBRI IN, Fax:+91-011-2604885

 

IRAN
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, No.5, Barakhamba Road,

New Delhi-110001, India,Tel: +91-011-23329600/01/02
Telex: 031-66421 IRAN IN, Fax:+91-011-23325493
Email: info@iran-embassy.org.in, Website: www.iran-india-scienceedu.com

 

Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran
"Swapnalok", 1st floor, 47 Nepean Sea Road, Mumbai - 400026, India
Tel: +91-022-3630073, 3631029, Fax:+91-022-3637002
Website: www.iriconmumbai.com

 

IRAQ
Embassy of the Republic of Iraq, 169-171, Jor Bagh, New Delhi-110003,India,

Tel: +91-011-24618011, 24618012, Telex: 031-66253 IRAQ IN

 

IRELAND
Embassy of Ireland, 230, Jor Bagh, New Delhi-110003, India
Tel: +91-011-24626733/741/714/743, Fax:+91-011-24697053
Website: www.irelandinindia.com

 

Honorary Consulate General - Mumbai
Kamanwalla Chambers, 2nd floor, Sir P.M. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400001,

India, Tel: +91-022-256355635

 

Honorary Consul General - Bangalore
Biocon, 20th K.M. Hosur Road, Electronic City P.O.

Tel: +91-080-28082006/08, Fax:+91-080-28523423

 

ISRAEL
Embassy of Israel, 3, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi-110011, India
Tel:+91-011-23013238, Fax: +91-011-23014298
Email: info@newdelhi.mfa.gov.il, Website: www.mfa.gov.il

 

ITALY
Embassy of Italy, 50-E, Chandragupta Marg, New Delhi-110021, India
Tel: +91-011-26114355, Fax:+91-011-26873889
Email: ambasciata.newdelhi@esteri.it, Website: www.italembdelhi.com

 

Italian Consulate in Mumbai
Kanchanjunga, 1st floor, 72 G. Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai - 400026
Tel: +91-022-23804071/73, Fax:+91-022-23874074, 23811940
Email: consmumb@bom5.vsnl.net.in, Website: www.italianconsulatemumbai.com

 

Italian Consulate in Kolkata
3, Raja Santosh Road, Alipore, Kolkata - 700027, India
Tel: +91-033-24792414, 24792426, Fax:+91-033-24793892
Email: italy@cal2.vsnl.net.in

 

IVORY COAST
Honorary Consulate of Ivory Coast, Punj House, M-13, Connaught Circus
New Delhi-110001, India,
Tel: +91-011-23323548, 23323621
Telex: 031-62739/65194, Fax:+91-011-23326087

 

JAPAN
Embassy of Japan, 50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021, India
Tel: +91-011-26876581, 26876582, 26876564, Website: www.in.emb-japan.go.jp

 

Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata
55, M.N. Sen Lane, Tollygunge, Kolkata-700040, India 
Tel: +91-033-24211970, Fax:+91-033-24211971

 

Consulate General of Japan in Mumbai
1, M.L. Dahanukar Marg, Cumbala Hill, Mumbai-400026, India 
Tel: +91-022-23517101, Fax:+91-022-23517120

 

Consulate General of Japan in Chennai
No.12/1, Cenetoph Road, 1st Street, Teynampet, Chennai-600018, India
Tel: +91-044-24323860, 24323861, 24323862, 24323863,                  

Fax:+91-044-24323859

 

JORDAN
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 30, Golf Links,

New Delhi - 110 003, India, Tel: +91-011-24653318 / 24653099
Fax:+91-011-24653353,  
Email:
jordan@jordanembassyindia.org , Website: www.jordanembassyindia.org

 

 KAZAKHSTAN
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 61, Poorvi Marg, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi - 110057, India,
Tel: +91-011-51669464/65
Fax:+91-011-51669467, Email: embaskaz@vsnl.com, Website: www.kazind.com

 

KENYA
The Kenyan High Commission, 34 Paschimi Marg, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi - 110057, India,
Tel: +91-011-26146537/38/40
Fax:+91-011-26146550
Email: info@kenyamission-delhi.com , Website: www.kenyamission-delhi.com

 

KOREA-(DPR)
Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 42/44, Sundar Nagar
New Delhi-110003, India,
Tel: +91-011-24617140, 24615189, 26466357,

26426549, 2653259, Telex: 031-65059 KORE IN, 031-73074 DAES IN

KOREA-REPUBLIC

Embassy of the Republic of Korea, 9, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021, India,
Tel: +91-011-26885412, 26885419, 26885374,

26885375, 26885376, Telex: 031-82002 GKND IN, Fax:+91-011-26884840

 

KUWAIT
Embassy of the State of Kuwait, 5-A, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021, India,
Tel: +91-011-26884946, 24100791/92/93
Email: kuinfo@kuwait-info.com, Website: www.kuwait-info.com

 

KYRGYZSTAN
Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic,  C-93, Anand Niketan, New Delhi – 21

India. Tel: +91-011-24108008, Fax: +91-011-24108009,

Email: alatoo@starith.net, Website: www.kgzembind.com

 

LAOS
Embassy of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, A-20, Friends Colony East
New Delhi-110065, India,
Tel: +91-011-2634013, 2633459
Telex: 031-75173 LPDR IN

 

LATVIA
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Latvia, 48/11, Malcha Marg,

Chanakyapuri New Delhi-110021, India, Tel: +91-011-23012931, 23010471,

Telex: 031-66915 ESC IN, Fax:+91-011-23013753

 

LEBANON
Embassy of Lebanon, 10, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi-110021, India
Tel: +91-011-23013174, 23013637, Telex: 031-61161 LBAN IN

 LIBYA
People's Bureau of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
22, Golf Links, New Delhi-110003, India
Tel: +91-011-24697717, 24697771, 24698027
Telex: 031-65193 LIBY IN, Fax:+91-011-24633005

 LUXEMBOURG
Honorary Consulate of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
B-35, Greater Kailash-I, New Delhi-110048, India
Tel: +91-011-23230136, 23236459, Fax:+91-011-23238046, 23235520       

 

 MALAYSIA
High Commission for Malaysia, 50-M, Satya Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021, India,
Tel: +91-011-2601291, 2601292, 2601296,

2601297, Telex: 031-82056 WAKIL IN, Fax:+91-011-26881538

 

MALTA
Consulate of the Republic of Malta, D-70, East of Kailash
New Delhi - 110065, India,
Tel: +91-011-55359090, 26439090
Fax:+91-011-51659090
Email: maltaconsulate@emailid.net , Website: www.malta.kathpalia.org

 

MAURITIUS
Mauritius High Commission, 5, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021, India,

Tel: +91-011-23011112, 23011113 Telex: 031-66045, Fax:+91-011-23019925

 

MEXICO
Embassy of Mexico, D-26, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110021, India,
Tel: +91-011-4107182-84
Fax:+91-011-4107185
Email: embamexindia@touchtelindia.net, Website: www.sre.gob.mx

 

Consulate of Mexico in Mumbai
Uniphos House, C.D. Road, Khar (West), Mumbai - 400052, India
Tel: +91-022-4930681, 4930560, Email: shroffrd@un.phos.com

 

MONACO
Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Nauru, C-5/4,

 Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi-110016, India

Tel: +91-011-26863427, 26863906 Telex: 031-73310 CNAU IN,

Fax:+91-011-26862502

 

MONGOLIA
Embassy of Mongolia, 34, Archbishop Makarios Marg,

New Delhi-110003, Tel: +91-011-24631728, 24617989
Fax: +91-011-24633240, Website: www.mongemb.com

 

MOROCCO
Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, 33, Archbishop Makarios Marg
New Delhi-110003,
Tel: +91-011-24636920/24
Fax:
+91-011-24636925, Email: sifamand@Giasdl01.vsnl.net.in

 

MYANMAR
Embassy of the Union of Myanmar, 3-50F, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021,
Tel: +91-011-2600251, 2600252
Telex: 031-72224 MEND IN, Fax:+ 91-011-26877942

 

NAMIBIA
High Commission of the Republic of Namibia, D-6/24, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi-110057,
Tel: +91-011-26140389, 26140890, 26141772
Fax: + 91-011-26146120

 

NEPAL
Royal Nepalese Embassy, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi-110001
Tel: +91-011-23329969, 23328066, 23329218, 23327361, 23328191,

23327594, Telex: 031-66283 NEMB IN, Fax:+ 91-011-23326857

 

NETHERLANDS
Royal Netherlands Embassy, 6/50-F, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021
Tel: +91-011- 24197600, Fax: +91-011-24197710
E-mail:
nde@minbuza.nl, Website: www.hollandinindia.org

 

Consulate General of the Netherlands in Mumbai
"Forbes Building" Charanjit Rai Marg, Mumbai-400001

Tel:
+91-022-22016750, Fax: +91-022-22069436
Email:
bom@minbuza.nl

 

Consulate of the Netherlands in Chennai
Netherlands Business Support Office, #203, 2nd floor, Sigma Wing,
'A' Block, Raheja Towers, 177, Anna Salai, Chennai-600002

Tel:
+91-044-52158388, 28601640, Fax: +91-044-28603641
Email:
nbposr@vsnl.com

 

Consulate of the Netherlands in Kolkata
502, Mangalam-A 24, Hermanta Basu Sarani, Kolkata-700001

Tel:
+91-033-22204273, 22208994, 22435274
Fax:
+91-033-22430165, Email: nedconsl@cal2.vsnl.net.in

 

NEW ZEALAND
High Commission for New Zealand, 50-N, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021,
Tel: 26883170, Fax: 91-11-26872317

 

NIGERIA
Nigerian High Commission, EP.4, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021,

Tel: +91-011-24122142-4 Fax: +91-011-24122138, Website: www.nigeriadelhi.com

 NORWAY
Royal Norwegian Embassy, 50-C, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021,
Tel: +91-011-2605982, 2605003, 2606517, 2606570
Telex: 031-82071, Fax:+ 91-011-26873814

  OMAN
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman, 16, Olof Palme Marg, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi-110057,
Tel: +91-011-2670215, 2674798, 2671704, 26885980
Telex: 031-72342 OMAN IN  

PANAMA
Embassy of Panama, 25, Vasant Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057
Tel: +91-011-26872051, 2677065, Fax:+ 91-011-26872051

PORTUGAL
Embassy of Portugal, 8, Olof Palme Marg,, Vasant Vihar,

New Delhi-110057, Tel: +91-011-26142215,

Fax: +91-011-26152837, Email: emportin@ndf.vsnl.net.in

QATAR
Embassy of the State of Qatar, G-5, Anand Niketan, New Delhi-110021
Tel: +91-011-2601240, 2601741, Telex: 031-72304 HWAR IN
Fax: + 91-011-26882184

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Embassy of the Russian Federation, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021,
Tel: +91-011-26873799, 26873800, 2606558,

2606026, 2607007 2606137, Telex: 031-82016,

Fax:+ 91-011-26876823, Email: indrusem@del2.vsnl.net.in
 

Russian Consulate General in Mumbai
42, Nepean Sea Road "Palm Beach", Mumbai - 400006
Tel: +91-022-23633627, 23633628, 23681431
Fax: +91-022-23630403, E-mail: consul@mtnl.net.in
Telex: 1174562 SOVK
 

Russian Consulate General in Kolkata
22A, Raja Santosh Road-700027,
Tel: +91-033-24797006
Fax: +91-033-24798889, 24498701
E-mail:
consulru@cal3.vsnl.net.in
 Telex: 218024 RFGCIN

 

Russian Consulate General in Chennai
14, Santhone High Road, Chennai-600004,
Tel: (8-10-9144) 2-498 - 23 - 30/20,

Fax: (8-10-9144) 2-498 - 23 - 36 E-mail: madrasrus@vsnl.net, Telex: 417515 RUSC

 

Russian Centre for Science and Culture in New Delhi
24, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110 001,
Tel: +91-011-23329100
Fax: +91-011-23737786, Email: culture@del2.vsnl.net.in
 

Russian Cultural Centre in Chennai
27, Kasturi Ranga Road, Alwarpet, Chennai-60001
Tel: +91-044-4990050, 4990615
Fax:+ 91-044-4993135, Email: ruscult@vsnl.com
 

Russian Cultural Centre in Mumbai
31-A, Dr. G. Deshmukh, Mumbai-400026
Tel: +91-022-23512495, 23510793, Email: info@russian-centre-mumbai.org

 

SAUDI ARABIA
Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, D-12, N.D.S.E. Part-II New Delhi-110049,

Tel: +91-011-26442470, 26442471, 26445419,   26445054, Fax:+ 91-011-26449423

SENEGAL
Embassy of the Republic of Senegal, 30, Paschimi Marg, Vasant Vihar,

 New Delhi-110057, Tel: +91-011-26873720, 26875808, 26876824
Telex: 031-72041, Fax:+ 91-011-26875809

 

SINGAPORE
Singapore High Commission, N-88, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi-110017,

India, Tel: +91-011-51019801-4, Fax: +91-011-51019805/16/26
Email:
singhnd@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in
 

SOUTH AFRICA
South African Embassy, Hotel Hyatt Regency, R. No.323
Bhikaji Cama Place, Ring Road, New Delhi-110066
Tel: +91-011-26881234, Fax:+ 91-011-2609855

 

SPAIN
Embassy of Spain, 12, Prithviraj Road, New Delhi-110011
Tel: +91-011-23792085, 23792082, 23792074
Telex: 031-61488 SPEM IN, Fax:+ 91-011-23793375 
 

SWEDEN
Embassy of Sweden, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021
Tel: +91-011-2604961, 26875760, Telex: 031-82023 SVEN IN
Fax:+ 91-011-26885401, Email: embassy.new.delhi@sida.se

 

SWITZERLAND
Embassy of Switzerland, Nyaya Marg,Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021, (P.O. Box 392),

Tel: +91-011-26878372, Fax: +91- 11-26873093 Email: Vertretung@ndh.rep.admin.ch


 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, EP-12, Chandragupta Marg
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021,
Tel: +91-011-2670830, 2670945, 26872822, 26872937,

Telex: 031-72325 EMAT IN

 

UNITED KINGDOM
British High Commission, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi -110021

Tel:
+91-011-26872161, Fax: +91-011-26870065
Email:
postmaster.nedel@fco.gov.uk
 

British Deputy High Commission
1A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-700071,
Tel: +91-033-22885172/73-76
Fax:
+91-033-22883435, Email: kolkata@fco.gov.uk

 

British Deputy High Commission
Maker Chambers IV, 2nd floor, 222 Jamnalal Bajaj Road
Nariman Point, Mumbai-400021,
Tel: +91-022-56502222
Fax:
+91-022-22027940, Email: postmaster.bombay@fco.gov.uk

 

British Deputy High Commission
20 Anderson Road, Chennai-600006,
Tel: +91-044-52192151
Fax:
+91-044-52192322, Email: bdhcchen@vsnl.com

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
United States Embassy, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,   New Delhi-110021,

Tel: +91-011-2419-8000
Fax: +91-011-2419-0017, Email: ndcentral@state.gov
 

U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata
5/1, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-700071

Tel:
+91-033-22823611, Email: pascal@state.gov
 

U.S. Consulate General in Chennai
No. 220, Anna Salai, Chennai-600006

Tel:
+91-044-28112000, Email: chennaic@state.gov
 

U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai
Lincoln House, 78, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai-400026

Tel:
+91-022-23633611, Email: webmastermumbai@state.gov

 YEMEN
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen, B-70, Greater Kailash-1
New Delhi-110048,
Tel: +91-011-26414623, 26414731,26451348
Telex: 031-71436 GMDN IN, Fax:+ 91-011-26451346

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PASSPORT

CPV Division of the Ministry of External Affairs is responsible for issuance of   Indian Passport to the Indian Citizens. This document is issued from 28 locations across the country and 160 Indian missions abroad. The passport can be applied in the passport office, having your present address area in its jurisdiction. Specific information from particular Offices, Missions can be accessed through Missions Page

Rights of Applicants

Rights to possess a passport if you are an Indian citizen

  1. Right to obtain a fresh passport in 35 days if

    1. your police report ; is clear; and

    2. Sufficient documentary proof of age, address and citizenship.

  1. Right to receive a service in two working days which do not involve preparation of a passport booklet.  e g:-

i. change in address

ii. Stamping of "Emigration Clearance Not Required"

  1. Right to receive a new booklet/duplicate passport within 10 working days, if original passport issued from the same office.

  2. Right to receive a reply within four weeks of any written query sent to the passport office.

    YOUR OBLIGATIONS:

Apply for passport as soon as you conceive of a possible foreign journey.

  1. Fully and correctly fill all the columns of the application form

  2. Always give true information.

 Are you applying for the first time?

  • Please obtain an application form from the Passport Office or the designated Speed Post Centers or any of the designated outlets in your city. You can also download the form from the Central Passport Organization’s Website: http//www.passport.nic.in.  Fill all columns carefully and legibly; the application may be submitted to the Passport Office concerned (where you are resident when applying) either in person or through an authorized representative carrying an authority letter (as per the specimen at Annexure L of the Form) or by registered post. Applications can also be deposited at District Passport Cells/District Collectorates / DSP’s Office at no extra charge and at designated Speed Post Centers with a service fee or through authorized travel agents.

  • Give proof of residence i.e. two self-attested photo copies of the ration card or voters’ identity card or water tax bill or telephone bill or electricity bill or running bank account or income tax assessment order or appointment letter of reputed companies on letterhead (any of them will do) clearly indicating/certifying the residential address.

  • Give proof of date of birth i.e. two self-attested photo copies of birth certificate issued by a municipal authority or district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths, if born after January 26, 1989 or date of birth certificate from the school last attended or affidavit sworn before a magistrate/notary as per specimen in the case of illiterate applicants.

  • If you have not continuously stayed at the present address for the last one year, give an additional set of ‘Personal Particulars Form’ for each place of residence with a photograph and two self-attested copies of supporting documents.

  • If you are a Government or Public Sector or Statutory body employee, "No Objection Certificate" in original as per specimen with a self-attested photo copy or two copies of the letter by you to your Head of Office informing that you are applying for a passport and duly acknowledged by your Head of Office.

  • If you have changed your name due to marriage, two self-attested photocopies of husband’s passport, if any, or an affidavit (original and one self-attested photo copy) from the husband and wife along with a joint photograph, as per specimen.

  • If you have changed your name due to other circumstances, deed/sworn affidavit (original and one self-attested photocopy), as per specimen, and a paper cutting (original and one self-attested photocopy) each of two leading daily newspapers where change of name has been published.
    If you are a citizen of India by registration or naturalization, two self-attested photocopies of citizenship document.

  • Give two self-attested photo copies of the supporting documents if you are eligible for ECNR (Emigration Check Not Required) endorsement on your passport. {Government has introduced ECNR to safeguard workers from being exploited by unscrupulous employers abroad}. The following persons are entitled to get the ECNR stamp on their passport:

  • Persons going abroad in a managerial capacity in hotels/restaurants, Tea-houses or other places of public resort etc. possessing specialized degree in these fields.

  • All gazetted government servants.

  • All income-tax payees (including agricultural income-tax payees) in their individual capacity. Proof of assessment to income-tax and actual payment of income-tax for last three years to be insisted upon, and not merely payment of advance tax. However, in most cases, as an assessment order is not issued separately by the Income-tax department, income-tax return, which is stamped by an Income-tax authority, can be accepted.

  • All professional degree holders such as Doctors holding M.B.B.S., degree in Ayurveda or Homeopathy, accredited journalists, engineers, chartered accountants, cost accountants, company secretaries, advocates, lecturers, teachers, scientists, etc.

  • Spouses of category of persons listed above.

  • All persons who have been staying abroad for more than three years (the period of three years could be either at a stretch or broken), and spouses of such persons. An affidavit to this effect is required to be submitted as per specimen.

  • All Indian seafarers who hold Indian or Foreign CDCs and are in possession of an offer of employment from shipping companies in India or abroad and sea cadets.

  • All holders of diplomatic/official passports.

  • Dependent children of parents whose passports are classified as ECNR. In the case of such children ECNR classification to be restricted until they attain 24 years of age.

  • Persons holding permanent immigration visa such as the visas of the UK, the USA and Australia.

  • Persons holding graduate or higher degrees. (If final certificate is not available, provisional certificate plus mark sheet to be attached).

  • Persons holding three years’ diploma equivalent to a degree from recognized institutions like polytechnics.

  • Nurses possessing qualifications recognized under the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947.

  • All persons above the age of 60 years.

  • Persons possessing certificates of vocational training from Government/Government recognized institutions.

 

Note: Even if you do not have the ECNR stamp, you can visit Bangladesh, Pakistan and most countries in Europe (Except the countries of Commonwealth of Independent States) and North America, Japan, Australia & New Zealand without emigration clearance.

  • In any case, Protector of Emigrants can grant emigration clearance to certain categories of skilled/semi-skilled workers for a period of six months, if application is made through authorized recruiting agent and there is a valid employment visa. In case, the person concerned is leaving the country for non-employment purposes, he can obtain suspension from emigration clearance for the specified country and for the specified period from Protector of Emigrants.

  • Furnish 7 identical photographs (black & white or color) , Size 35mm x 35 mm;

  • Frontal view of full face against a light background; photos taken with colored or dark glasses and in uniform are not acceptable;

  • 4 photographs pasted on the form and signed across partly on the photo and partly on the form and 2 photographs unsigned to be pasted on page 5 of the application form and one unsigned photograph on the Passport Application Registration Form.

Note: All self-attested copies of certificates/documents would be checked against originals at the Passport Office at the time of submission of application.

Copies of certificates/documents sent by post should be attested by a   Gazetted Officer.

Do you need a passport urgently?
Then you require a Verification Certificate (as per specimen at Annexure ‘G’ of the application form) from any officer of the rank of Deputy Secretary and above in the Central Government or equivalent in the State Government, Colonel and above or its equivalent in Air Force and Navy, General Manager of a Public Sector Undertaking, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, SSP of district or one of those listed in Annexure ‘G’ (page 16 of the application form). An out of turn passport is issued only in cases of specified emergencies, on production of documentary evidence, with the payment of additional fee under the Tatkaal Scheme as detailed on page 6 & 7. 

Passport for minors

It is mandatory to have a separate passport for minors including infants. A number of foreign embassies/consulates are refusing to grant visas if minor’s name is included in the parents’ passport.

Apply with the following additional documents:

  • Fresh application form

  • Proof of residence: Same as for an adult applicant, as detailed above, except that proof of residence of any one of the parents or guardian is acceptable. (Self-attestation by any one of the parents or guardian will do).

  • Proof of date of birth: Two self-attested photo Copies of birth certificate issued by a municipal authority or district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths, if born after January 26, 1989 or date of birth certificate from the school last attended or affidavit sworn before a magistrate/notary as per specimen in respect of illiterate applicants.

  • An additional set of ‘Personal Particulars Form’ for each place of residence with a photograph and two self-attested copies of supporting documents, if a minor has not continuously stayed at the present address for the last one year.

  • Seven identical photographs in black and white or color – four pasted on the application in the boxes provided, two pasted on page 5 without signatures and one unsigned on the Passport Application Registration Form (PARF). (Thumb impression will do in case a minor is unable to sign).

  • A demand draft (DD) payable to the Regional Passport Office or Passport Office concerned for an amount prescribed.

  • Two self-attested photocopies of a valid passport, if any, of both parents incorporating their present marital status or two self-attested photocopies of a valid passport of any one of the parents.

  • Two self-attested photocopies of first four pages and last four pages of passport of any one of the parents for ECNR (Emigration Check Not Required) endorsement on a passport.

  • Affidavit (one original and one self-attested photocopy), as per specimen, by a legal guardian only if parents are not legal guardians.

  • Affidavit (one original and one self-attested photocopy), as per specimen, by two responsible persons who know the legal guardian as well as minor.

  • Affidavit (one original and one self-attested photocopy), as per specimen, in the case of a single parent.

  • Affidavit (one original and one self-attested photocopy), as per specimen, in the case of parents who are separated but not formally divorced.

  • A sworn affidavit (one original and one self-attested photo Copy), duly attested by an Indian Embassy/Consulate, in the case of parents residing outside India.

Note: In the normal course the signature/consent of both parents may be taken for issue of a passport to the minor. However, if in case the applicant parent is not in a position to get the consent of the other parent, for whatever reason, the parent applying for the passport of the minor may sign the form and submit a sworn affidavit (as per the prescribed format) stating the facts and circumstances of the case along with the application. The affidavit should also state that in case of a court case he/she would be responsible and not the passport office. In such cases where only one parent applies, in case of any doubt the Passport Office may request for the physical presence of the child to ensure that the applicant parent has the actual custody of the child.

Emigration Check Not Required Stamp

Following persons are entitled to get the ECNR stamp on their passports:

  • Persons going abroad in managerial capacity in Hotels/Restaurants, Tea-Houses or other places of Public Resorts etc. possessing specialized  Degrees in these fields

  • Gazetted Government Servants;

  • Income-tax payees

  • Persons holding professional degrees, such as Doctors holding M.B.B.S. Degree  in Ayurveda or Homoeopathy, accredited Journalists, Engineers, Chartered Accountants,

  • Persons staying abroad for more than 3 years

  • Spouses of the above mentioned categories

  • Persons holding graduation or higher degrees

  • Seamen in possession of Continuous Discharge Certificate and Sea Cadets and Deck Cadets

    1. who have passed final examination of three year B.Sc. Nautical Sciences Courses at T.S. Chanakya, Mumbai, or

    2. who have undergone three months Pre-Sea training at any of the Government approved Training Institutes after production of Identity Cards issued by the Shipping Master, Mumbai/Calcutta/Chennai

  • Persons holding permanent Immigration Visas, or any country e.g. Green Card in USA

  • Persons holding diplomas from recognized  institutions like Polytechnics or certificates of vocational training from Government / recognized institutions. The Diploma/Certificate should be for a minimum duration of two year course.

  • Nurses possessing qualifications recognized under the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947

  • Dependent children of parents eligible for ECNR, as above (up to 24 years of age)

  • All persons above the age of 60 years

  • All visitors to Pakistan and Bangladesh

  • All visitors going to any country in Europe (except the Commonwealth of Independent States) or North America, Australia, Japan and New Zealand.

Emigration Clearance Rules

Even if you do not have the ECNR stamp, you can visit Bangladesh, Pakistan and all countries in Europe (except the Commonwealth of Independent States), North America, Japan Australia and Newzealand without emigration clearance. In any case, Protector of Emigrants can grant emigration clearance to certain categories of skilled/semi-skilled workers for a period of six months if application is made through authorized recruiting agent and there is a valid employment visa. In case, the person concerned is leaving the country for non-employment purposes, he can obtain suspension from emigration clearance for the specified country and for the specified period from Protector of Emigrants.

Fees: The following all inclusive fees to be paid along with application form either by Bank draft in favour of Passport Officer, or in Cash.

Normal:

1. Fresh passport (36 pages) of 10 years validity Rs. 1000/-
2. Fresh passport (60 pages) of 10 years validity Rs. 1500/-
3.  Fresh passport for minors (below 15 years) of 5 years validity Rs. 600/-
4. Passport against lost/ damaged passport (36 pages) Rs.2500/-
5.Passport against lost/ damaged passport (60 pages) Rs.3000/-
6.India-Bangladesh or India-Srilanka passport (validity 10 years)  Rs.500/-

Miscellaneous Services

7. Additional Booklet (36 pages) Rs. 500/-
8. Additional Booklet (60 pages) Rs. 700/-
9. Changes of address/ Police clearance certificate/ Deletion of
     particular of children / ECNR/ Additional endorsements Rs. 300/-
10. Miscellaneous service on an India-Bangladesh or India-Sri Lanka passport Rs. 100/-

   Under ‘Tatkal Scheme’ on out-of-turn basis:

  1. In case of issue of a fresh passport

    (I) Within 10 days of application - Rs. 1500/-
    (II) Within 11-35 days of application : - Rs. 1000/-

  2. In case of a Duplicate Passport

(I) Within 10 days of application  - Rs. 2500/-
(II) Within 11-35 days of application :  Rs. 1500/-

  1. In case of reissue after expiry of final validity

    (I) Within 10 days of application - Rs. 1500/-
    (II) Within 11-35 days of application - Rs. 1000/-

In case fee is paid by means of Bank draft full name of the applicant should be written on the reverse of the Bank draft. May be paid either by bank draft of a nationalized bank in favour of the Passport Officer concerned or in cash at the counter of the Passport Office. Applicants depositing forms at places other than passport offices need to pay the prescribed fee only by way of a demand draft in favour of the Passport Office concerned.

Original Documents

It is obligatory to produce the original documents for verification at the time of submitting the application and also whenever required by the Passport Office.

Time frame for issue of Passports

If all your documents are in order and the police report is clear, a passport would normally be issued within 5 weeks.

If you already hold a passport then your next passport should be re-issued in 5 weeks provided there is no change of address.

In the case of damaged/lost passports (except in case of habitual losers), provided you apply to the same office which issued your original passport, you should get a passport in about 5 weeks.

If you have applied for a duplicate passport to an office other than the one which issued the passport you have lost or damaged, you should get your passport in 6 weeks.

However, in case of emergency, you can apply for a fresh or a duplicate passport under the Tatkaal Scheme

Delivery of Passports

  • Passports are normally dispatched by registered post or speed post to the applicant’s present address as given in the application form;

  • In case of urgency the applicant may approach the Passport Office for counter delivery. Such passports can then be delivered at the counter only to the applicant.

Loss of Passport: How to apply for a duplicate?
If you lose your passport, then:

  • Please inform the nearest police station and obtain a copy of the FIR;

  • Also inform the Passport Officer or Indian Embassy/Consulate which issued that passport. Passport is a valuable document and in case it gets misused, you can be held responsible, if you have not informed the police as well as the passport issuing authority;

  • Apply for a duplicate passport with:

  • Application for lost passport;

  • Copy of the FIR;

  • Affidavit (specimen at Annexure ‘B’ of the passport form);

  • Copy of lost passport, if available;

  • Fee Rs.2500/-

Damaged Passport: How to apply for a replacement?

If your passport gets damaged, you are entitled to get it replaced. Apply for a duplicate passport with the following documents:

  • Application for a damaged passport;

  • Damaged passport;

  • Affidavit (specimen at Annexure ‘B’ of the application form);

  • Fee Rs.2500/-

Expired Passport: How to apply for re-issue?
If you are a holder of a passport, then you are entitled to an automatic re-issue of a passport, without prior police verification provided the original passport was issued from the same Passport Office. You can apply one year before the passport expires or within 5 years after it expires to obtain this expeditious service.

Apply with the following documents:

  • Fresh application form

  • Old passport (in original) and two self-attested photocopies of the first four and last four pages.

  • Proof of Address: Two self-attested photocopies either of your ration card or appointment letter of reputed companies on letter head or water tax or telephone bill or electricity bill or running bank account or Income Tax Assessment order or Election Commission ID Card.

  • If you have not continuously stayed at the present address for the last one year, an additional set of ‘Personal Particulars Form’ for each place of residence with a photograph and two self-attested copies of supporting documents.

  • Seven identical photographs in black and white or colour – 4 photographs pasted on the form and signed across partly on the photo and partly on the form and 2 photographs unsigned to be pasted on page 5 of the application form and one unsigned photograph on the Passport Application Registration Form.

  • A demand draft (DD) payable to the Regional Passport Office or Passport Office concerned for an amount prescribed.

  • If your employment status has changed from a private employee to that of a Government or Public Sector or Statutory body employee, a "No Objection Certificate" in original as per specimen with a self-attested photocopy or two copies of the letter by you to your Head of Office informing that you are applying for a passport and duly acknowledged by your Head of Office.

  • If you are eligible for ECNR, two self-attested photocopies of any one of the supporting documents (details given above).

  • If you have changed name due to marriage, two self-attested photocopies of husband’s passport, if any, or an affidavit (original and one self-attested photocopy) from the husband and wife along with a joint photograph, as per specimen.

  • If you have changed name due to other circumstances, deed/sworn affidavit (original and one self-attested photocopy), as per specimen, and a paper cutting (original and one self-attested photocopy) each of two leading daily newspapers, where change of name has been publicized.

  • If you have ever been repatriated at government cost and since refunded the amount to the government, two self-attested photocopies of the refund receipt.

  • If you have ever been deported to India, two self-attested photocopies of documents.

Options in terms size of the booklet

You can either apply for a 36-paged normal passport booklet; Fees: Rs.1000/- for 10 years; or a 60-paged jumbo passport booklet Fees: Rs.1500/- for 10 years. For children below 15 years, Rs.600 for a 36 page 5 year validity passport. The passport fee is subject to revision so please check the amount at the time of submission of application.

Miscellaneous services: change of name

If you change your name, please get your passport booklet changed. Please approach the passport issuing authority concerned in good time.

Apply with the following documents:

  • Fresh application form

  • If you have changed name due to marriage, a self-attested photocopy of husband’s passport, if any, or an affidavit from the husband and wife along with a joint photograph, as per prescribed format.

  • If you are a divorcee or asking for deletion of spouse’s name in the existing passport, deed/sworn affidavit, as per prescribed format, or divorce deed, duly authenticated by a court.

  • If you are remarried and asking for a change of name/change of spouse’s name in the existing passport, a self-attested photocopy of divorce deed or death certificate as the case may be in respect of first spouse or documents as above.

  • If you have changed name due to other circumstances, deed/sworn affidavit, as per prescribed format, and a paper cutting (original and one self-attested photocopy) each of two leading daily newspapers, where change of name has been published.

Change of address

For change of address the following circumstances may arises.

  1. If you already have a passports and want to change the address recorded in it, approach your nearest passport office and apply for the same on Miscellaneous Services application from with a fee of Rs.100 and proof of new address.

  2. If you have applied for a passport but before the same is issued, you have shifted your residence their, you should  inform in writing to the Passport Office within whose jurisdiction  your new address falls about your application for a Passport submitted to the previous Passport Office (with application numbers etc.)  for transfer of your file to the new Passport Office.  Along with proof of your new address. No fee required to be paid in this case.

 

 

INDIAN VISA

CPV Division of the Ministry of External Affairs is responsible for issuance of Indian visas to the foreign nationals for their visit for various purposes. This facility is granted through various Indian missions abroad. Specific information from particular Offices, Missions can be accessed, through Missions Page

The instruction and information given here is general in nature, however for specific information, you need to visit the Mission Site

1.     Passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date of intended departure from India should accompany visa applications.

2.     Paste one photo and staple the other one on the form at specified place.

3.     Foreigners holding other nationalities (other than the country where applying for visa), should submit proof of long-term (at least three years)/ permanent residence in the country (where applying).  For citizen of other countries, a   reference has to be made to their country of residence for which an additional fee is applicable and will involve extra processing time. Please   refrain from making inquiries about the status of application during this time.

4.     Following visas are available from the Indian missions abroad:

  • TOURIST VISA - is given for 6 months normally, rest specifically depends on the country of residence. The applicant is required to produce/submit documents in proof of his financial standing. Tourist traveling in groups of not less than four members under the auspices of a recognized travel agency may be considered for grant of collective tourist visa. 

·         BUSINESSVISA - valid for one or more year with multiple entries. A letter from sponsoring organization indicating nature of business, probable duration of stay, places and organizations to be visited incorporating there in a guarantee to meet maintenance expenses, etc. should accompany the application.

·         STUDENT VISA - are issued for the duration of the academic course of study or for a period of five years whichever is less, on the basis of firm letters of admission from Universities/recognized colleges or educational institutions in India. Change of purpose and institutions are not permissible.

·         TRANSIT VISA - are issued for a maximum period of 15-days with single/double entry facilities to bona-fide transit passengers only.

·         VISA TO MISSIONARIES - are valid for single entry and duration as permitted by Government of India. A letter in triplicate from sponsoring organization indicating intended destination in India, probable length of stay, and nature of duties to be discharged should be submitted along with guarantee for applicant’s maintenance while in India.

·         JOURNALIST VISA - Are issued to professional journalists and photographers for visiting India. The applicants are required to contact on arrival in New Delhi, the External Publicity Division of the Ministry of External Affairs and in other places, the Office of the Government of India's Press Information Bureaus.

  • CONFERENCE VISA - are issued for attending conferences/seminars/ meetings in India. A letter of invitation from the organizer of the conference is to be submitted along with the visa application. Delegates coming to attend conferences may combine tourism with attending conferences

  • EMPLOYMENT VISA - are issued to skilled and qualified professionals or persons who are engaged or appointed by companies, organizations, economic undertakings as technicians, technical experts, senior executives etc. Applicants are required to submit proof of contract/employment/ engagement of foreign nationals by the company or organization.

  • FEES - The fee structure depends on the nationality of the passport holder and type/duration of visa applied. The existing fee structure is:

         Transit Visa                                                            US$    5.00

         Visas with validity up to six months                          US$ 30.00 

          Visas with validity up to one year                            US$ 50.00

          Student Visa                                                         US$ 50.00

          Visas with validity between one to five years           US$100.00

              Visa fees indicated in US$ are payable in local currencies as well. Visa fees are not refundable except in cases where a visa already issued is cancelled thereafter.

PROCESSING DURATION - Depends on the type of visa applied.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:

         The duration of stay in India, for each visit on a tourist visa or business visa is only for a period of 6 months even though a valid visa may be for more than 6 months.

        Visa is given for a period for which passport is valid. For example, if a passport is valid until April 30,2003 and an applicant is applying for 5 years visa on December 31,1999, the applicant will not be issued a 5 years visa as the passport expires before the 5 year visa.

         Validity of all visas is counted from the date of their issue.

  • Tourist visa up to 5 years may be granted if the foreigner is connected with the tourism trade.

  • If visa is for more than 180 days, registration is compulsory within 14 days of first arrival in India.

  • Extension of visa in Delhi- MHA- Director (F), Lok Nayak Bhawan, Ist floor, Khan market, New Delhi-110003.

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 PASSPORT


 
Passport size Photograph – 7 Nos, Ration Card Copy, SSC, PDC,
Degree/Technical educational certificate copies etc…

Fees: Fees to be paid along with the application form either by bank draft of nationalized
Bank in favor of “passport officer” at the counter of passport office or in cash

Normal
  1. Fresh passport (36 pages) of 10 years validity Rs.1000/-

  2. Fresh passport (60 pages) of 10 years validity Rs.1500/-

  3. Fresh passport for minor (below 15 years) of 5 years validity Rs.600/-

  4. Passport against lost/damaged (36 pages) Rs.2500/-

  5. India-Bangladesh or India Sri lanka passport (validity 10 years) Rs.500/-

For other services
  1. Additional booklet (36 pages) Rs. 500/-

  2. Additional booklet (60 pages) Rs. 700/-

  3. Changes of address / police clearing certificate / deletion of particulars
    Of children / ECNR / additional endorsements Rs.300/-

Miscellaneous service on an India Sri Lanka, or India Bangladesh passport Rs.100/-
 
Under tatkal scheme for urgent passport

For issue of a fresh passport
Within 10 days of application Rs.1500/- Within 11-35 days of application Rs.1000/-

For issue of a duplicate passport
Within 10 days of application Rs.2500/- With in 11-35 days of application Rs.1500/-

For re-issue after expiry of final validity
Within 10 days of application Rs.1500/- With in 11-35 days of application Rs.1000/-
 
In case fee is paid by means of bank draft full name of applicant should be written on the reverse of the bank draft. Applicants, depositing forms at places other than passport offices, need to pay the prescribed fee only, by way of demand draft in favor of the passport office concerned.

For Passport related problems applicants may contact their Respective Regional Passport Office and for further clarification the following Officer may be contacted:

The Chief Passport Officer,
CPV Division
Ministry of External Affairs
Patiala House, New Delhi.

Ph. # 91-11- 23387104
Fax # 91-11- 23387281, 23782821
E- mail: cpoindia@mea.delhi.nic.in

Public Relation Officer,           Ph. # 91-11 23384519

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  • ADDRESSES

    Assam 
    Regional Passport Office, Rani bagan (near wireless) Bashista Road, 3rd bye line, Betlola Guwahati, 781028 Ph:0361-260101/264841
     
    Andhra
    1)Regional Passport Office, D No.8-2-215to219, adjacent to Prasanth Theatre, Kummarguda, Secunderabad- 500003 Ph: 040-7704646/7704747
     
    2) Passport Office, 43-11-20/A, B, C, Subbalakshmi Nagar, Vishakapattanam, 530016. Tel. 0891-2745746,2746757
     
    Bihar
    Regional Passport office, 3rd floor, Mouryalok Complex block, Patna 800001 Ph: 0612-2223267/2227943
     
    Delhi
    Regional passport office, Trikoot-3, Bhikajicamaplace, R K Puram. Ph: 011 26165871/26165872
     
    Goa
    Regional passport office, 13 A.E.D. Complex, Pattoplaza, Panaji 403001 Ph:0832-2437601
     
    Gujarat
    Regional passport office, Gulabi terka, opp ID Engg College Hostel, Atira Road, Ahmedabad - 380006. Ph:079 6309103/04/06/08
     
    Haryana
    Regional Passport Office, sco 64-65 sector 34-A, Chandigarh 560001  Ph: 0172-602046/601053/603101
     
    Jammu & Kashmir
    1) Regional Passport Office, Aquaf trust building, Gandhinagar, Jammu 180004 Ph: 0191-2433359,2451085
     
    2) Passport office, Saif-ul-din Memorial club, indoor Stadium Complex, Srinagar,
    Tel: 24- 2435365/2433215/2310081
     
    Jharkhand
    Passport office, E 59, Sector- 2, Po. Dhurwa, Ranchi, 834004.  Ph: 0651-2442840
     
    Karnataka
    Regional Passport office, No. 1- A, Brunton Road, Bangalore- 560025.  Ph:080 5584901/5584536/5584543
     
    Kerala
    1) Regional Passport Office Building, Panampilly Nagar Po, 1st floor, Ernakulam, Cochin- 682036. Ph: 0484-23144041/2315152/2312607/2310920
     
    2) Regional Passport Office, by pass Road, Post Eranhipalam, Kozhikode-673006 Ph: 0495-766936/768869
     
    3) Regional Passport Office, 3rd to 5th floors, SNSM building, Katakada Junction, Kaithamukku, Trivandrum 695024, Ph: 0471-2470225/2471194
     
    Madhya pradesh
    Passport Office, Gangotri Complex, 2nd floor, T T Nagar, Bhadhbadha Road, Bhopal 462003 Ph:0755-774278/774277
     
    Maharashtra
    1) Regional Passport Office, Manish Commercial Centre, Dr. Annie Basant Road, Worli, Mumbai- 400025. Ph: 4935811/4932699
     
    2) Regional Passport Office, Senapati Bapat Marg, Opp. Symbiosys College, MSFC building, Pune 411016. Ph: 022-25679963/25679964/25675421,25675422
     
    3) Passport Office, Road No. 16, MIDC, Vardaan Indl.bldg. Wagle estate, Thane-400604, Ph:022-25837803, 25829855
     
    4) Regional Passport Office, Gayatri Commercial complex, 1st floor near Union
    Bank of India, Ghat road, Nagpur 440018 Ph:0712-2721602/2721595
     
    Orissa
    Passport Office, A/17/12, Surya Nagar, Unit vii, Bhubaneshwar-751003.  Ph:0674-2403803/2404005
     
    Punjab
    Regional Passport Office, Jeevan Prakash Building, Near Skylark Hotel, Model Town Road, Jallandhar –144001. Ph: 1181-2225991/2455287/2223274/2223278
     
    Rajasthan
    Regional Passport Office, “Sukhim” SB-107- B- Lalkothi University Marg, Tonk Road, Jaipur 302015. Ph: 0141-270251
     
    Tamilnadu
    1) Regional Passport Office, 1st Floor, 26, Haddows Road, Shastri Bhavan, Chennai- 600006. Ph: 044-28203591,28203593/28203594
     
    2) Regional Passport Office, Municipal Water Tank Building, 1st floor, W.B.road, Tiruchirappalli- 620008. Ph: 04311-2707203/2707404/2707605
     
    Uttarpradesh
    1) Regional Passport Office, BDA Building, Nainital Road, Izatnagar,
    Bareilly, Ph:0581 547114,549048
     
    2) Passport Office, Hapur Chungi, Hapur Road, Ghaziabad -201002 - Ph: 0120-2721779
     
    3) Regional Passport Office, Nav Chetna Kendra, 2nd floor, 10 Ashok marg,
     
    4) Lucknow –226018. Ph:0522-2287130/2287128
     
    West Bengal
    Regional Passport Office, 4 Brarourne Road, Kolkata -700001 Ph: 033-2254084/22254893

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    CUSTOMS

    INDIAN CUSTOMS à For the purpose of Customs clearance of arriving passengers, a two channel system has been adopted:-

      1.  Green Channel for passengers = Not having any dutiable goods. 

    2.     Red Channel for passengers = Having dutiable goods.

    However,

    (i)

    Green channel passengers must deposit the customs portion of the disembarkation card to the custom official at the gate before leaving the terminal.

    (ii)

    All the passengers shall ensure to file correct declaration of their baggage.

    (iii)

    Declaration of foreign exchange/currency has be made before the custom officers in the following cases

     

     

     

    (a)

    where the value of foreign currency notes exceed US $ 5000 or equivalent

     

    (b)

    where the aggregate value of foreign exchange including currency exceeds US $ 10,000 or equivalent

    à Passengers walking through the Green Channel with dutiable / prohibited goods are  liable to prosecution/penalty and confiscation of goods.                                                       

    à Trafficking of Narcotics and Psychotropic substances is a serious offence and is punishable with imprisonment.

    DUTY FREE ALLOWANCES AND ENTITLEMENTS FOR INDIAN RESIDENTS AND FOREIGNERS RESIDING IN INDIA

    A Resident means a person holding a valid passport issued under the Passports Act, 1967 and normally residing in India

    I.  For passengers coming from countries other than -

    (a) Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Hong Kong or China.

              (b) Pakistan by Land Route

    Duty Free allowance for bonfire baggage consisting of

    For passengers of age

     10 years and above 

    below 10 years

    (I)



     


    (ii)

    Used personal effects (excluding jeweler) required for satisfying daily necessities of life 

    Other articles carried in person or in accompanied baggage
    (a) if Stay abroad for more than three days 

    (b) if Stay abroad up to three days

    Free

     

    Valued up to Rs.25000/-

    Valued up to Rs.12000/-

    Free

     

    Valued up to Rs.6,000/-

    Valued up to Rs.3000/-

           

    Note: 1.The free allowance shall not be pooled with the free allowance of any           other passenger.

    2. The free allowance is not applicable to the following goods

    1. Fire arms.

    2. Cartridges of fire arms exceeding 50.

    3. Cigarettes exceeding 200 or cigars exceeding 50 or tobacco exceeding 250 gms.

    4. Alcoholic liquor or wines in excess of 2 liters.

    5. Gold or silver, in any form, other than ornaments.

    3.  One laptop computer (notebook computer) over and above the said free allowances mentioned above is also allowed duty free if imported by any passenger of the age of 18 years and above

    4. The goods over and above the free allowances shall be chargeable to customs duty @ 40% + an education cess of 2% i.e. to say the effective rate is 40.8%.

    5.  Alcoholic drinks and tobacco products imported in excess of free allowance are chargeable to custom duty at the rates applicable to their commercial imports as per the Customs tariff Act.

    6.   Import of Indian currency is prohibited. However, in the case of passengers normally resident of India who is returning from a visit abroad Indian currency up to Rs. 5000 is allowed.

    7.  Incase the value of one item exceeds the duty free allowance; the duty shall be calculated only on the excess of such amount.

    II.     For passengers coming from

    (I)     Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Hong Kong or China, other than by land route and  Pakistan by land route

    Duty Free allowance for bonafide baggage consisting of

    For passengers of age

      10 years and above 

    below 10 years

    (I)


    (ii)

    Used personal effects (excluding jewellery) required for satisfying daily necessities of life  

    Other articles carried in person or in accompanied baggage

    (a) Stay abroad for more than three days  

    (b) Stay abroad up to  three days

    Free

     

    Valued up to Rs.6000/-

    Nil

    Free

     

    Valued up to Rs.1500/-

    Nil

           

    Note:  1.The free allowance shall not be allowed to be pooled with the free   allowance of any other passenger.

    2. The free allowance is not applicable to the following goods

    a)  Fire arms.

    b) Cartridges of fire arms exceeding 50.

    c) Cigarettes exceeding 200 or cigars exceeding 50 or tobacco exceeding 250 Gms.

    d) Alcoholic liquor and wines in excess of 2 liter each.

    e) Gold or silver, in any form, other than ornaments.

    3.  One laptop computer (notebook computer) over and above the said free    allowances mentioned above is also allowed duty free if imported by any passenger   of the age of 18 years and above

    4.  4.  The goods over and above the free allowances shall be chargeable to customs duty @ 40% + an education cess of 2% i.e. to say the effective rate is 40.8%.

    5.  5.  Alcoholic drinks and tobacco products imported in excess of free allowance are    chargeable to custom duty at the rates applicable to their commercial imports.

    6.  6.  Import of Indian currency is prohibited. However, in the case of passengers normally resident of India who is returning from a visit abroad Indian currency up to Rs. 5000 is allowed.

    7.  Incase the value of one item exceeds the duty free allowance; the duty shall be calculated only on the excess of such amount.

    III.   Passengers coming from Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar or China by Land Route

    Duty Free allowance for bonafide baggage consisting of

    For passengers of age

      10 years and above 

    below 10 years

    (I)

     

    (ii)

    Used personal effects (excluding jewelry) required for satisfying daily necessities of life  

    Other articles carried in person or in accompanied baggage

    Free


    Nil

    Free


    Nil

           

     

     

    SPECIAL ALLOWANCES FOR PROFESSIONALS RETURNING TO INDIA

    An Indian passenger who was engaged in his profession abroad shall on his return to India be allowed clearance free of duty, in addition to the aforesaid allowances, articles in his bonafide baggage to the extent as mentioned below:-

    (a)

    Indian passenger returning after at least 3 months

    (I) Used household articles (such as linen, utensils, tableware, kitchen, appliances and an iron)  up to an aggregate value of Rs.12000/-

    (ii) Professional equipment up to a value of Rs.20,000/-

    (b)

    Indian passenger returning after at least 6 months

    (I) Used household articles (such as linen, utensils, tableware, kitchen, appliances and an iron) an aggregate value of Rs.12000/- 

    (ii) Professional equipment up to a value of Rs.40,000/-

    (c)

    Indian passenger returning after a stay of a minimum of 365 days during the preceding two years on termination of his work and who has not availed this concession in the preceding three years.

    Used household articles and personal effects (which have been in the possession and use abroad of the passenger or his family for at least six months) and which are not mentioned in Annex. I or Annex. II up to an aggregate value of Rs.75,000/-(including one unit each of specified articles* on payment of 30% duty)


    Annexure I

    1.

    Fire arms.

    2.

    Cartridges of fire arms exceeding 50.

    3.

    Cigarettes exceeding 200 or cigars exceeding 50 or tobacco exceeding 250 gms.

    4.

    Alcoholic liquor or wines in excess of 2 liters.

    5.

    Gold or silver, in any form, other than ornaments.

    Annexure II

    1.

    Co lour Television or Monochrome Television.

    2.

    Digital Video Disc Player.

    3.

    Video Home Theatre System.

    4.

    Dish Washer.

    5.

    Music System.

    6.

    Air –Conditioner.

    7.

    Domestic refrigerators of capacity above 300 liters or its equivalent.

    8.

    Deep Freezer.

    9.

    Microwave Oven.

    10.

    Video camera or  the combination of any such video camera with one or  more of  the following  goods, namely:-

     

    (a)

    Television Receiver;

     

    (b)

    Sound recording or reproducing apparatus;

     

    (c)

    Video reproducing apparatus.

    11.

    Word Processing Machine.

    12.

    Fax Machine.

    13.

    Portable Photocopying Machine.

    14.

    Vessel.

    15.

    Aircraft.

    16.

    Cinematographic films of 35 mm and above.

    17.

    Gold or Silver, in any form, other than ornaments.

     

    DUTY FREE ALLOWANCES AND ENTITLEMENTS  FOR TOURISTS

       WHO IS A TOURIST?

       A tourist is a passenger

    a)   Who is not normally a resident in India;

    b)   Who enters India for a stay of not more than six months in the course of any twelve months period for legitimate non-immigrant purposes, such as:  touring, recreation, sports, health, family reasons, study, religious pilgrimage, or business.

     A tourist arriving in India shall be allowed clearance free of duty articles in his bonafide  baggage to the extent as mentioned below:-

     

     

    Articles allowed free of duty 

    I

    Tourists of Indian origin other than those coming from Pakistan by land route

    (I) Used personal effects and travel souvenirs, if

    (a) These goods are for personal use of the tourist.

    (b) These goods, other than those consumed during the stay in India, are re-exported when the tourist leaves India for a foreign destination.

    (ii)  Duty free allowances applicable to Indian Residents.

    II

    Tourists of foreign origin other than those of Nepalese origin coming from Nepal or of Bhutanese origin coming from Bhutan or of Pakistani origin coming from Pakistan.

     

    (I) Used personal effects and travel souvenirs, if 

    (a) These goods are for personal use of the tourist, and 

    (b) These goods, other than those consumed during the stay in India, are re-exported when the tourist leaves India for a foreign destination. 

    (ii)  Articles up to a value of Rs-8000 for making gifts.

    III

    Tourists of Nepalese origin coming from Nepal or of           Bhutanese origin coming from Bhutan.

    No free allowance.

    IV

    Tourists of Pakistani origin or foreign tourists coming from Pakistan or tourists of Indian origin coming from Pakistan by land route

    (I) Used personal effects and travel souvenirs, if 

    (a) These goods are for personal use of the tourist, and 

    (b) These goods, other than those consumed during the stay in India, are re-exported when the tourist leaves India for a foreign destination. 

    (ii)  Articles up to a value of Rs-6000 for making gifts.

     

     

    DUTY FREE ALLOWANCES AND ENTITLEMENTS FOR PERSONS TRANSFERRING RESIDENCE

     

    I.     A person who is transferring his residence to India shall be allowed clearance free of duty, in addition to allowances applicable to Indian residents or foreigners residing in India or to passengers returning from Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar or China, other than by land route articles in bonafide baggage to the extent and subject to conditions as mentioned below:

    Articles allowed Free of Duty

    Conditions

    Relaxation that may be considered

    (a) Used personal and household articles other than those listed at Annex I or Annex II, but including (the articles listed at Annexure-III and) Jewellery up to Rs. 10000 by a gentleman passenger or Rs. 20000 for a lady passenger 

    (1) Minimum stay of two years abroad, immediately preceding the date of his arrival on transfer of residence

    (2) Total stay in India on short visits during the 2 preceding years should not exceed 6 months, and

    (3) Passenger has not availed this concession in the preceding three years.

    (a) For condition (1) Shortfall of up to 2 months in stay abroad can be condoned by Deputy / Assistant Commissioner of Customs if the early return is on account of -
    (I) terminal leave or vacation being availed of by the passenger, or
    (ii) any other special circumstances.

    (b) For condition (2) Commissioner of Customs may condone short visits in excess of 6 months in deserving cases.

    (c) For condition (3) No relaxation.

    (b) Jewellery taken out earlier by the passenger or by a member of his family from India.

    Satisfaction of the Assistant Commissioner of Customs regarding the jewellery having been taken out earlier from India.

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    Annexure I 

    1.

    Fire arms.

    2.

    Cartridges of fire arms exceeding 50.

    3.

    Cigarettes exceeding 200 or cigars exceeding 50 or tobacco exceeding 250 gms.

    4.

    Alcoholic liquor or wines in excess of 2 liters.

    5.

    Gold or silver, in any form, other than ornaments.

     Annexure II

                                                                                             

    1.

    Co lour Television or Monochrome Television.

    2.

    Digital Video Disc Player.

    3.

    Video Home Theatre System.

    4.

    Dish Washer.

    5.

    Music System.

    6.

    Air –Conditioner.

    7.

    Domestic refrigerators of capacity above 300 liters or its equivalent.

    8.

    Deep Freezer.

    9.

    Microwave Oven.

    10.

    Video camera or  the combination of any such video camera with one or  more of  the following  goods, namely:-

     

    (a)

    Television Receiver;

     

    (b)

    Sound recording or reproducing apparatus;

     

    (c)

    Video reproducing apparatus.

    11.

    Word Processing Machine.

    12.

    Fax Machine.

    13.

    Portable Photocopying Machine.

    14.

    Vessel.

    15.

    Aircraft.

    16.

    Cinematographic films of 35 mm and above.

    17.

    Gold or Silver, in any form, other than ornaments.

           

                                    

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

        Annexure III 

    1.

    Video Cassette Recorder or Video Cassette Player or Video Television Receiver or Video Cassette Disk Player.

    2.

    Washing Machine.

    3.

    Electrical or Liquefied Petroleum Gas Cooking Range

    4.

    Personal Computer( Desktop Computer)

    5.

    Laptop Computer( Notebook Computer)

    6.

    Domestic Refrigerators of capacity up to 300 liters or its equivalent.”

       II.Rate of duty applicable on transfer of residence:-
     

    Concessional rate of duty is applicable to the following categories of persons transferring their residence to India:

    (a)     any person holding a valid passport under the passport act 1967 and returning to India after having stayed abroad for at least 365 days during the two years immediately preceding the date of arrival in India.

    (b)     Any person on bona-fide transfer of residence to India

    Such persons shall be allowed

    (I)      clearance of items listed in Annexure -II, whether old or new, at a concession rate of duty of 15% ad value + 2% educational cess

    (ii)      Clearance of items listed in Annexure -III free of duty

                         Subject to the conditions that – In case of (a) above:

    I)                   Such person has been working abroad and is returning to India on termination of such work after having stayed abroad for at least 365 days during the two years immediately preceding the date of arrival in India;

    ii)                  Such person affirms by a declaration that the goods have been in his possession abroad or, the goods are purchased by such person at the time of his arrival, but before clearance from customs, from the duty free shop located in the arrival hall of the International airports;

    iii)                The goods (other than those purchased from the duty free shops at the time of arrival of such passenger) not accompanying such  passenger were shipped or dispatched or arrived within the  time limits specified in the Baggage Rules, 1998; and

    iv)               in respect of such goods not more than one unit shall be permissible to such person and the total aggregate of value of such goods including other goods imported free of duty by him under Rule 5 of the Baggage Rules, 1998, shall not exceed rupees seventy five thousand.

    In case of (b) above:

    I)                   Such person has been residing abroad for a minimum period of two years immediately preceding the transfer of residence and has not availed this concession in the preceding three years;

    ii)                  Such persons affirms by a declaration that the goods have been in his possession abroad or, the goods are purchased by such person at the time of his arrival, but before clearance from customs, from the duty free shop located in the arrival hall of the International airport;

    iii)                The goods (other than those purchased from the duty free shops at the time of arrival of such passenger) not accompanying such passenger were shipped or dispatched or arrived within the time limits specified in the Baggage Rules, 1998;

    iv)               Not more than one unit of each item of such goods shall be permissible per family and the person claiming the benefit shall affirm by a declaration that no other member of the family had availed of or would avail of such benefit  in respect of that item; and

    v)       The total aggregate value of such goods shall not exceed rupees five lakhs.  

    Note: Transfer of residence entitlements is applicable to returning Indians as well as Foreigners transferring their residence to India subject to the fulfillment of prescribed eligibility conditions 

    IMPORT OF PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT AS BAGGAGE

     Professional Equipment is permitted to be imported to the following persons to the extent indicated below:

    a. Indian  Passengers returning after a stay abroad of at least 3 months: up to a value of Rs. 20000

    b. Indian Passengers returning after a stay of at least 6 months:  up to a value of Rs. 40000

    For the purposes of baggage rules Professional Equipment means:
     

    Such portable equipment, instruments, apparatus and appliances as are ordinarily required in the profession in which the returning passenger was engaged. This expression includes items used by carpenters, plumbers, welders, masons and the like; this concession is not available for items of common use such as Cameras, Cassette Recorders, Dictaphones, Typewriters, Personal Computers and similar items.  

    IMPORT OF JEWELLERY

    An Indian passenger who has been residing abroad for over one year is allowed to bring jewellery, free of duty in his bonafide baggage up to an aggregate value of Rs. 10,000/- (in the case of a male  passenger) or Rs.20,000/- (in the case of a lady passenger) 

    IMPORT OF ALCOHOLIC DRINKS/ CIGARETTES  AS BAGGAGE

    Following quantities of Alcoholic drinks and Tobacco products may be included for import within the duty free allowances admissible to various categories of incoming passengers:

      Alcoholic liquors or Wines up to 2 liters

      200 Cigarettes or 50 Cigars or 250 gms. Tobacco.

    The rate of duty applicable on these products over and above the above mentioned free allowance is as under: 

    (I)

    Cigarettes   

    BCD @150%+ educational cess @ 2% i.e. to say that effective rate of duty is 153%.

    (ii)

    Whisky 

    BCD @150% + CVD @ 25% + 2% education cess on BCD & CVD i.e. to say that effective rate of duty are 218%.

    (iii)

    Wines and Beer *

    BCD @100% + CVD @ 50% + 2% education cess on BCD & CVD i.e. to say that effective rate of duty are 206%.

     * Beer of Nepalese origin is not chargeable to any CVD.  

     IMPORT OF GOLD AS BAGGAGE

    Who can import gold as baggage?

        Any passenger of Indian Origin or a passenger holding a valid passport, issued under the Passport Act, 1967, who is coming to India after a period of not less than six months of stay abroad; and short visits, if any, made by the passenger during the aforesaid period of six months shall be ignored if the total duration of stay on such visits does not exceed thirty days.

       Other Conditions

    (I)The duty shall be paid in convertible foreign currency.

    (ii)The weight of gold (including ornaments) should not exceed 10 Kgs. per passenger.

    (iii)    The passenger should not have brought gold or other ornaments during any of his visits (short visits) in the last six months i.e. he has not availed of the exemption under this scheme, at the time of short visits.

    (iv)  Ornaments studded with stones and pearls are not allowed to be imported.

    (v)   The passenger can either bring the gold himself at the time of arrival or import the same within fifteen days of his arrival in India as unaccompanied baggage.

    (vi) The passenger can also obtain the permitted quantity of gold from Customs bonded warehouse of State Bank of India and Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation subject to conditions (I) and (ii) above. He is required to file a declaration in the prescribed Form before the Customs Officer at the time of arrival in India stating his intention to obtain the gold from the Customs bonded warehouse and pay the duty before clearance.

    RATE OF DUTY

     

    Sl.No.

    Description of Goods

    Rate

    1.

    Gold bars, other than tola bars, bearing manufacturer’s or refiner’s engraved serial number and weight expressed in metric units and gold coins

    Rs. 100 per 10 gms.

    2.

    Gold in any form other than at Sl. No. 1 above including tola bars and ornaments, but excluding ornaments studded with stones or pearls

    Rs. 250 per 10 gms.

     

    IMPORT OF SILVER AS BAGGAGE

     Who can import silver as baggage?

         (a) Any passenger of Indian origin (even if a foreign national).

         (b) Any passenger holding a valid passport issued under the Passport Act, 1967.

       Conditions

    (I) The weight of silver (including ornaments) should not exceed the quantity of 100 Kgs. per passenger.

    (ii)   Such passenger is coming to India after a period of not less than six months of stay abroad. However, short visits during these six months shall be ignored if the total duration of such short visits does not exceed 30 days and the passenger has not availed of the exemption under this scheme, at the time of such short visits.

    (iii)   The duty at the rate of Rs.500 per kg. is paid by the passenger in convertible foreign currency.

    (iv)   Ornaments studded with stones and pearls will not be allowed to be imported under the scheme.

    (iv)   The passenger can either bring the silver himself at the time of arrival or import the same within fifteen days of his arrival in India.

    (v)    The passenger can also obtain the permitted quantity of silver From Customs bonded warehouse of State Bank of India and Metal and Mineral Trading Corporation subject to conditions (I) and (iii). He is required to file a declaration in the prescribed Form before the Customs Officer at the time of arrival in India stating his intention to obtain the silver from the Customs bonded warehouse and pay the duty before clearance.

    IMPORT OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE/CURRENCY

     

    Any person can bring into India from a place outside India foreign exchange without any limit. However, declaration of foreign exchange/currency is required to be made in the prescribed Currency Declaration Form in the following cases:-

    (a)      Where the value of foreign currency notes exceeds US$ 5000/- or equivalent

    (b)      Where the aggregate value of foreign exchange (in the form of currency notes, bank notes, traveler Cheque etc.) exceeds US$ 10,000/- or its equivalent 
     

    IMPORT OF INDIAN CURRENCY

    Import of Indian Currency is prohibited. However, in the case of passengers normally resident in India who are returning from a visit abroad, import of Indian Currency up to Rs. 5000 is allowed. 

     

    IMPORT OF FIRE ARMS

    -          Import of firearms is strictly prohibited.

    -          Import of Cartridges in excess of 50 is also prohibited.

    However, in the case of persons transferring their residence (as per conditions specified in the rules) to India for a minimum period of one year, one firearm of permissible bore can be allowed to be imported subject to the conditions that: 

    1)  The same was in possession and use abroad by the passenger for a minimum    period of one year and also subject to the condition that such firearm, after clearance, shall not be sold, loaned, transferred or otherwise parted with, for consideration or otherwise, during the lifetime of such person;

    2)    The passenger has a valid arms license from the local (Indian) authorities;

    3)    The customs and other duties as applicable shall be paid. 

     

    IMPORT OF PET ANIMALS

     

    Domestic pets like dogs, cats, birds etc. are permitted to be imported. Import of pets (dog and cat only) up to two numbers per passenger is allowed at one time subject to production of required health certificate from country of origin and examination of the said pets by the concerned quarantine officer.

    Imports of pets over and above this quantity shall be allowed only against an Import sanitary permit issued by the department of animal husbandry and dairying or against an import license issued by the DGFT.  

     

    IMPORT OF BAGGAGE OF DECEASED PERSON

     

    Used, bonafide personal and household effects belonging to a deceased person are allowed to be imported free of duty subject to the condition that a Certificate from the concerned Indian mission (Embassy / High Commission)  is produced at the time of clearance regarding the ownership of the goods by the deceased person.

     

    IMPORT OF UNACCOMPANIED BAGGAGE

              The passengers can also send their baggage through cargo which is treated as unaccompanied baggage. However, no free allowance is admissible in case of unaccompanied baggage and only used personal effects       can be imported free of duty. 

    1.  Provisions of Baggage Rules are also extended to unaccompanied baggage except where they have been specifically excluded.

    2.  The unaccompanied baggage should be in the possession abroad of the passenger and shall be dispatched within one month of his arrival in India or within such further period as the Deputy / Assistant Commissioner of Customs may allow.

    3.   The unaccompanied baggage may land in India up to two months before the arrival of the passenger or within such period, not exceeding one year as the Deputy / Assistant Commissioner of Customs may allow, for reasons to be recorded, if he is satisfied that the passenger was prevented from arriving in India within the period of two months due to circumstances beyond his control, such as sudden illness of the passenger or a member of his family, or natural calamities or disturbed conditions or disruption of the transport or travel arrangements in the country or countries concerned on any other reasons, which necessitated a change in the travel schedule of the passenger.

    4.   All the unaccompanied baggage is chargeable to customs duty @ 40% advalorem + education cess @ 2%.

      

    RATE OF DUTY

    1.     Generally items imported as baggage are subjected to a uniform rate of duty for ease of assessment 

    2.     The general rate of duty for items imported in excess of the permissible free allowance is 40% advalorem + educational cess @ 2% i.e. to say that effective rate of duty is 40.8%.

    3.     The rate of duty applicable to items in Annexure II imported by passengers transferring their residence or returning to India after a stay of 365 days abroad in the preceding two years is 15% + educational cess @ 2% i.e. to say that effective rate of duty is 15.3%.

    4.     Alcoholic drinks and Tobacco products imported in excess of the free allowance are charged to duty at the rates applicable to their commercial imports. These rates for some of the items are as follows:-

     

    (I)

    Cigarettes   

    BCD @150%+ educational cess @ 2% i.e. to say that effective rate of duty is 153%.

    (ii)

    Whisky 

    BCD @150% + CVD @ 25% + 2% education cess on BCD & CVD i.e. to say that effective rate of duty are 218%.

    (iii)

    Wines and Beer *

    BCD @100% + CVD @ 50% + 2% education cess on BCD & CVD i.e. to say that effective rate of duty are 206%.

    * Beer of Nepalese origin is not chargeable to any CVD.

    5.     Silver is charged to a duty of Rs. 500 per Kg. for passengers importing silver under the prescribed scheme

    Note: Incase the value of one item exceeds the duty free allowance; the duty shall be calculated only on the excess of such amount.

     

    DETAINED BAGGAGE

     

    A passenger may request the Customs to detain his baggage either for re-export at the time of his departure from India or for clearance subsequently on payment of duty.

    The detained baggage would be examined and full details will be inventoried.

    Such baggage is kept in the custody of the customs.

     

    MISHANDLED BAGGAGE

    In case the baggage has been lost or mishandled by the Airlines, a simplified procedure is in place for clearance of such baggage which allows the passenger to have delivery of his baggage at his door step by the Airlines.

    There is no need to handover the passport or the keys of the baggage. The passenger is merely required to complete the Custom declaration form at counter no. 1 authorizing the Airline to complete the formalities when the baggage arrives. The passenger is required to obtain a certificate to that effect from the airlines and get it countersigned by Customs indicating specifically the unutilized portion of the free allowance. This would enable the passenger to avail the unutilized portion of the duty free allowance when his baggage is delivered by the airlines.

    AIRLINE CREW

     

              Crewmembers are required to submit the correct declaration before Custom authorities with respect to the currency gold ornaments and electronic goods etc. in their possession on arrival as well as departure.

              Crew member is allowed to bring items like chocolates, cheese, cosmetics and other petty gift items for their personal or family use up to a value of Rs. 600 only at the returning of the Aircraft from foreign journey. However, a crew member on final pay off or at the termination of his engagement with the Airline shall be eligible for allowances as a common passenger.

    IMPORT OF PASSENGER CARS

     

    Import of passenger Cars / Jeep / Multi utility vehicles:

    The following rates of Duty are applicable for import of motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons including station wagons and racing cars. Since motor vehicles are excluded from the definition of Baggage, duties are to be collected at the Tariff rate taking into consideration Exemption Notifications if any. The present rates are as under:         

    Vehicle

    Basic Customs Duty

    Other Duties