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Passport Service

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

1    PHASING OUT OF NON-MACHINE READABLE PASSPORTS

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

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

2      RECALL OF SOME JUMBO PASSPORT BOOKLETS

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

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

(The fresh passport will be issued free of cost)

  1. Application to be submitted using the on-line registration form
  2. Post or bring the following documents to the Embassy:
    1. Hard copy of Online application form completely filled in
    2. Three photographs (for guidelines click here).
    3. Current Passport copy (First, Last and latest visa page)

Processing Time: 6 weeks from the date of submission in Embassy

On-line Passport Applications

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

How to apply

All applications can be made by clicking on the link on-line registration form - under Passport Related Services. After filling in the form fully and accurately, click 'Save & Print'. Please enter your phone and mobile numbers and e mail ids in the column for contact details. You are then asked to confirm the appointment for presenting the form at the Embassy. Please note that this is not relevant for Embassy of India, Dublin as no prior appointment is required to visit the Embassy. You may simply click "Confirm the Appointment" and proceed further to take a printout of the full form and then to fill in the remaining columns.

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

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

Fresh Passport (for new born baby)

  1. Application to be submitted using the on-line registration form
  2. Post or bring the following documents to the Embassy:
    1. Printed copy of the submitted Online registration form completely filled in
    2. Copy of the Birth Certificate
    3. Three photographs (for guidelines click here )
    4. Both parents’ Current Passport copy (First and Last page)
    5. Both parents’ GNIB card copy
    6. Affidavit to be signed by both parents before the consular officer
    7. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

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

Re-issue of passport

  1. Application to be submitted using the on-line registration form
  2. Post or bring the following documents to the Embassy:
    1. Three photographs (for guidelines click here )
    2. Current Passport original and copy of passport (First, Last and latest visa page)
    3. Copy of GNIB Card
    4. For minor children - copy of GNIB card of both parents
    5. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

Processing Time: 6 weeks from the date of submission in Embassy for current passports issued in India or in Ireland and 8-10 weeks for current passports issued in any other Mission abroad.

Re-issue of passport due to change in appearance

  1. Application to be submitted using the on-line registration form
  2. Affidavit stating reasons for change in appearance
  3. Post or bring the following documents to the Embassy:
    1. Three photographs (for guidelines click here )
    2. Current Passport copy (First, Last and latest visa page)
    3. Copy of GNIB Card
    4. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

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

Duplicate passport (in case of loss / damage)

  1. Application to be submitted using the on-line registration form
  2. Bring the following documents to the Embassy:
    1. Three photographs (for guidelines click here )
    2. Current Passport copy (First, Last and latest visa page)
    3. Garda Report (in case of LOST PASSPORT)
    4. Affidavit giving details of the circumstances under which the passport was damaged/lost and certifying that he/she has not taken the nationality of any other country since loss / damage of the previously held passport.
    5. Copy of GNIB Card
    6. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

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

Processing Time: Two Months from the date of submission in Embassy

Emergency Passport

This Service is no longer available in the Embassy as all Indian Passports are now required to be printed, which is done centrally in New Delhi and has a processing time of 6-8 weeks. 

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

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

  1. Affidavit confirming change of name signed by a first class Magistrate.
  2. Publication of notice of change of name in Indian newspaper (original clipping of the newspaper to be submitted with application.)
  3. Publication of notice of change of name in Irish newspaper (original clipping of the newspaper to be submitted with application.)
  4. In case of change of maiden name after marriage, a photocopy of marriage certificate will be required (1,2 and 3 are not required)
  5. Change of name of minors (below 18 years of age) requires an affidavit signed by both parents. All other documents at 1-4 above are not required.
  6. Processing Time: Six weeks from the date of submission in Embassy
  7. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

Other Passport Related Services

Addition of name of spouse

Post or bring the following documents to the Embassy:

  1. Application form filled in
  2. photocopy of marriage certificate (original marriage certificate to be presented at the counter for verification)
  3. Original passports of both spouses, with one photocopy of each (personal pages only).
  4. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

Processing Time: Three working days

Change of address etc

  1. Application form filled in, along with the prescribed fee of Euro 12/- payable through Bank draft/postal order favouring Embassy of India, Dublin
  2. Documentary proof of new address (for change of address).
  3. Original passport with one photocopy
  4. Admissible fees payable through postal order or Bank Draft favouring 'Embassy of India, Dublin'

Processing Time: Three working days

Passport Services Fees

Type of Passport Fees Tatkal Fees (for short validity Passports)
Re-issue of Passport Booklet 36 pages (Ordinary) Euro 62 Euro 242
Re-issue of Passport Booklet 60 pages (Jumbo) Euro 77 Euro 257
Re-issue of passport (for Minor children under 18 years of age) Euro 42 Euro 222
Fresh Passport + Birth Registration Fee (New born child) Euro 67 (42 + 25) Euro 247 (222 + 25)
New Passport due to change of personal particulars (36 pages – Ordinary) (60 pages – Jumbo) (for Minors under 18 years of age) Euro 62  
Euro 77
Euro 42
Duplicate Passport (in case of loss/damage) (36 pages – Ordinary) (60 pages – Jumbo) Euro 112 Euro 292
Euro 132 Euro 312
Other Passport Services Euro 14  
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