About Us Passport Services

Passport Services:

General Information

  • Indian Passports are now normally issued with a validity of 10 years (except in the case of children up to the age of 15 years where it is issued for a validity of 5 years). Their re-issue thereafter involves the issuance of a new Passport. 
  • Wherever any changes are required in personal particulars pages of the passport or due to change in appearance, a new passport needs to be obtained as the practice of hand written endorsements in the existing passport no longer exists. Re-issuance of passport will be required if there is change in any entry printed on the passport or to be added on the passport, insufficient pages or in case of passport lost/damaged. Therefore, in all above circumstances only a new passport can be issued.
  • A new Passport can be issued one year before final expiry or on final expiry of any Passport issued for full validity of 10 years(5 years in the case of minors)
  • Machine Readable passports must be obtained immediatelyif you are holding a handwrittern passport.
  • Passport must be surrendered immediately at the nearest Indian Embassy if you have acquired foreign nationality.
  • It is an offence under the Passports Act, 1967 to knowingly furnish false information or to suppress material information when applying for Passport Services.Unauthorized possession of passport constitutes an offence punishable under the Indian Passports Act, 1967. 
  • If the passport is lost, the matter should be immediately reported to Local Police and nearest Indian Embassy.

Photograph, to be uploaded and submitted, should be as per the following specifications:

  • The image should be 2 inches by 2 inches;
  • The image must have adequate brightness and contrast, white background;
  • The skin tone should be natural.  In case of over-exposure or under-exposure of the photo, the skin is either too dark or too light, photo will not be acceptable;
  • It should show a close up of the head and (partial) shoulders and both ears;
  • The image should be straight looking, centred with neutral expression;
  • Face should be in sharp focus and clear with no ink marks/creases/lines;
  • The face (from forehead edge to bottom of chin) should be 70 to 80% of the photo or one inch height;
  • The eyes must be open and no hair obscuring the face;
  • Prescription glasses if worn should be clear and thin framed and should not have flash reflection or obscure the eyes;
  • Head coverings, hair, head-dress or facial ornaments should not obscure the face;
  • The photo must have plain white background;
  • Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons, but the facial  features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown.
  • Photograph/Signature not in conformity with the requirements shall be rejected causing unnecessary delay in the preparation of the passport.

Documents Required at the time of Submission of passport application:

  1. After online submission of Passport application,  the Print out of the passport application, Self-attested photocopies of required documents and photographs have to be submitted to the Indian Mission. The required documents are :-   
    (i) Print out of the online submitted passport application, fill the blank columns in the form.  
    (ii) Copy first and last page of current passport.   
    (iii) Copy of valid Residence Permit and Address card issued byHungarian/Bosnian Government.  
    (iv) An Employment certificate from your employer/Student Certificate from University for students
    (v) One photograph to be pasted on the form and two photographs to be submitted separately.
    (vi) Please provide a photocopy of the apostilled marriage certificate (original to be presented for verification) forinclusion of the name of the spouse; if not enteredin passport earlier. 
    (vii)Divorcees applying for a change of name are required to furnish the divorce decree authenticated by the Court (if the divorce decree is issued by the local Hungarian/BosnianCourt, it should be apostilled by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary/Bosnia);
    (viii) Copy of Birth certificate and Annexure ‘D’ Annexure-D-for-Minor-applicant.pdfin case of minor. 
    (ix) FIR with Hungarian Police is needed in case of Lost Passport case.
  1.   For change of name Partial/Full kindly provide affidavit. Proforma is attached Annexure-E-Specimen-affidavit-for-Change-name.pdf
  2.    For change/add Surname due to marriage kindly provide affidavit. Proforma is attached ANNEXURE_D_NAME_CHANGE_AFTER_MARRIAGE_151116.pdf
  3.  To be present in person for submission of application. Signature on the application must be put before Consular Officer.  
  4.  Fee has to be paid at the Embassy in cash in Hungarian Forint only, fee is mentioned below.
  5. Passport is  issued normally in 20 daysfrom the date of submission of application at Embassy, subject to its receipt from the Ministry. Specific query regarding passport/Status of your Passport may be obtained from Consular officer (email:- cons.budapest@mea.gov.in).



Other Passport related Services

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) & other Miscelleneous certificates based on passport:

  • Fill in the Application form available at https://passport.gov.in/nri/external2.pdf
  • A letter addressed to the Embassy stating reason behind application for PCC/such certificate. 
  • Passport in original 
  • Copy first and last page of current passport.   
  • Copy of valid Residence Permit and Address card issued byHungarian/Bosnian Government.  
  • An Employment certificate from your employer/Student Certificate from University for students
  • Two (2) recent passport size colour photos
  • Fees, as mentioned below, has to be submitted in cash

 Emergency Certificate:

Emergency Certificate is a one way travel document to enter India, which is issued to an Indian national whose passport has been lost / stolen / damaged and to whom new passport cannot be issued. The final decision of issuing an Emergency Certificate is subject to a detailed examination by the Embassy. It may be noted that confirmed air tickets are required for issue of Emergency Certificate, copy of passport, copy of visa, 04 colour photographs of size 2 inches x 2 inches. Fees, as mentioned below, has to be submitted in cash.


Fee Structure

No.
Particulars of Service
HUF
 
A. Passport Services.  
 
1.
Issue of ordinary passport or re-issue of Passport containing 36 pages having validity of 10 years
22900
2.
Issue of ordinary passport or re-issue of Passport containing 60 pages having validity of 10 years (also applicable to minors in the age group of 15-18 years)
30350
3.
Issue of ordinary passport or re-issue of Passport containing 36 pages for minors below 18 years of age with validity of 5 years
15450
4.
Issue of passport or re-issue of India Bangladesh or Passport for any other named foreign country with validity of 10 years
15450
4.

5020
5.
Certificate of Identity
15450
6.
Additional ordinary passport containing 36 pages for any country with initial validity up to one year
22900
7.
Renunciation certificate, Declaration of renunciation of citizenship of India
7000
8.
Replacement of ordinary passport containing 36 pages in lieu of lost, damaged or stolen passport
45250
10.
Replacement of ordinary passport containing 60 pages pages in lieu of lost, damaged or stolen passport
52700
 
 
 
 
Passport Related Services

 
1.
Emergency Certificate
5020
2.
Police Clearance Certificate
8000
3.
Miscelleneous certificate based on passport
8000

Consular Services.

1.
Attestation
 
 
a) Civil documents
3650
 
b) Civil doc.- if drawn up by the Consular Officer
6750
 
c) Legal documents/ attestation of affidavits etc. in respect of real estate or moveable property etc.
12950
 


2.
Attestation of Trade / commercial documents
 
 
a) (Imports from India)
6750
 
b) (Exports to India)
16050
3.
Attestation of Pension papers
Gratis
4.
Misc. attestation,  registration of birth & a certified copy of the entry
6750
5.
Issue of Police Clearance Certificate, Surrender Certificate or any other miscellaneous certificates based on the passport.
8000



OPEN HOUSE MEETINGS AT EMBASSY / GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL

An “Open House” on the first Monday of every month from 1500 hrs – 1630 hrs will be held at the Embassy. Any person with a petition or unresolved issue, including consular or visa issues, that he/she would like to raise, is welcome to attend the “Open House” as scheduled above. In case the Embassy is closed on that day due to an official holiday, then the Open House will be held the following day at the same time.

The issues may also be brought to the attention of Ambassador directly by email, which can be sent on the email ID: amboffice.budapest@mea.gov.in.