Duplicate Indian Passport
It is very easy to get a Duplicate Indian Passport, if your passport has been lost/damaged/stolen. It will take approximately six to eight weeks to get a duplicate Indian passport. There is a tatkal scheme for the people who have an emergency need for travel. In tatkal scheme it might take approximately seven to ten days to get a duplicate passport.
If your Indian passport is lost/damaged/stolen and you have to travel urgently due to an emergency like serious illness or death in the family then a limited validity passport can be issued if you make a special request, to the passport officer, explaining the emergency and submit all documents required for issue of duplicate passport with proof of emergency. Such limited validity passports can be issued to only those who have submitted copies of their lost passport.
For duplicate passport an application must be submitted with required documents either personally or a representative can apply if carrying an authority letter.
The documents required are as follows,
- Duplicate passport application form which is same as new passport application
- Two passport size photographs
- The police certificate(FIR) and receipt
- Address proof (old passport photocopy if available)
- Educational qualification certificates photocopy
- Date of birth proof
- Notary for loss of passport(another notary is required if applying for tatkal)
- An urgency letter for tatkal
Fee and Mode of Payment
Fee for issuing duplicate passport (36 pages) is Rs. 2500/-.
Fee for issuing duplicate passport (60 pages) is Rs. 3000/-.
Additional Fee for issuing duplicate passport in Tatkal is Rs. 2500/-
Fee can be paid either through Demand Draft in the name of passport officer concerned or in Cash.
Second Duplicate Indian Passport
It is difficult to get a duplicate passport more than once as habitual losers of passports are denied further passport services. So it is strongly recommended to take care of the passport.