What is the definition of damaged passport?
Damaged passport is classified further based on the extent of damage, i.e.:
- Damaged Passport – Passport number is readable, name is legible and photo is intact
- Damaged beyond recognition
What can I do if I have lost my passport and have to travel to India urgently due to an emergency like serious illness or death in the family?
If you have lost your passport during traveling, then you can come to India on the basis of “Emergency Certificate”. For the issuance of “Emergency Certificate”, you need to contact the respective mission/post of that country.
What are my responsibilities when applying for a passport, if my old passport has been lost or damaged?
Loss of passport should be immediately reported to the nearest Police Station and to the Passport Office (PO) or Indian Mission, if abroad. Also apply for “Re-issue” of passport at your nearest Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/ Post Office Passport Seva Kendra and submit the required documents along with your passport application form. To check the list of documents, please click click on “Documents Required”.
What is the procedure to apply for duplicate passport in case of lost or damaged passport?
To apply for duplicate passport in case of lost or damaged passport, you need to apply for “Re-issue” of passport.
I lost my passport in the U.S. and have been sent to India on Emergency Certificate. Can I be issued a new passport? If yes, what are the documents needed to get a passport?
In case of lost passport, you need to apply for re-issue of passport. Following documents must be submitted along with the application:.
- Proof of Present Address
- Proof of Date of Birth
- Affidavit stating how and where the passport got lost/damaged (Annexure ‘F’)
- Police report in original
- Self-attested photocopy of first two and last two pages, including ECR/Non-ECR page of old passport, if available.