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Passport/Emergency Certificate/ Surrender Certificate/ Police Clearance Certificate

    1) Issue / Re-issue of Passports
  • In compliance with the regulations of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), only machine-readable printed passports are now to be accepted for international travel. 
  • Indian Passports are generally 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.
  • Re-issuance of passport will be required if there is  achange in any entry printed on the passport/ an entry is to be added on the passport/ insufficient pages in the passport/ in case of passport lost/damaged.
  • A new passport can be issued one year before expiry or on expiry of any passport issued for full validity of 10 years (5 years in the case of minors).
  • Link for filling  online application:  https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in 
  • Documents to be attached  along with the print  of the  form filled at above link: https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/france/pdf/F-OPS-CL-PASSPORT-ISSUE-RE-ISSUE-EN-New.pdf
  • Venue for submission:
  • Link for filling  online application:  https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in 
  • Documents to be attached for issuance of Short Validity Passports (On tourist/business VISA only; in case the applicant intends to visit a country other than India after Schengen area):
    •  Explanation
    • Annexure F (Duly filled and signed)
    •  Copy of police report in r/o lost passport
    •  Copy of passport
    •  Copy of Valid Schengen Visa
    •  Copy of Resident card of the country of return
    •  Personal Particular form
    •  Photographs-2 (as per specified format)
  • Documents to be attached   for issuance of Emergency Certificate (On tourist/business VISA only - In case the applicant is returning to India):
    • Explanation
    • Annexure F (Duly filled and signed)
    • Copy of police report in r/o lost passport
    • Copy of passport
    • Copy of Valid Schengen Visa
    • Photographs-2 (as per specified format)
  • Venue for submission:
    • Consular Section, Embassy of India, Paris (20-22, Rue Alberic Magnard, Paris-75116)

    4) Issuance of Emergency Certificate for applicants whose statusis  not regular in France :

  • Link for filling  online application:  https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in 
  • Documents required for issuance of Emergency Certificate in case if the passport is lost:
    • Explanation
    • Immigrant declaration
    • Proof of residence in France
    • Annexure F (Duly filled and signed)
    • Copy of police report in r/o lost passport
    • Copy of passport
    • Copy of Valid Schengen Visa
    • Photographs-2 (as per specified format)
  • Documents required for issuance of Emergency Certificate in case if the passport is expired:
    • Explanation
    • Immigrant declaration
    • Proof of residence in France
    • Copy of passport
    • Copy of Valid Schengen Visa
    • Photographs-2 (as per specified format)
  • Venue for submission:
    • Consular Section, Embassy of India, Paris (20-22, Rue Alberic Magnard, Paris-75116)
    5) Passport Surrender and Renunciation:

  • The Indian Citizenship Act, 1955 does not allow dual citizenship. Holding an Indian passport / acquiring an Indian passport / travelling on an Indian passport after acquisition of foreign citizenship constitutes an offence under the Indian Passport Act, 1967, and attracts penalties. Indian nationals, who have already obtained citizenship of another countries  must renounce/ surrender their Indian passport immediately after acquisition of foreign citizenship.
  • All the persons of India origin, who have acquired foreign nationality on or before 31.05.2010 must surrender their Indian passport.  They will be issued 'Surrender Certificate' and cancelled Indian Passport.
  • All the persons of India origin, who have acquired foreign nationality on or after 01.06.2010, must surrender their Indian Passport and Renounce Indian citizenship. They need to apply for a Surrender Certificate and Renunciation Certificate. Surrender certificate, cancelled Indian Passport and the Renunciation certificate will be given back to the applicant.  Any delay in surrendering Indian passport and its use for travel shall attract penalty charges.
  • All the persons of India origin, who are unable to produce Indian passport should apply for a sworn affidavit stating the reasons for not being able to produce the Indian Passport.
  • Penalty for misuse of Indian passport shall be imposed if the last held Indian passport expired on or after 1.1.2005 and it is retained beyond three years from the date of acquisition of Foreign Nationality i.e. not surrendered or the person travelled on Indian passport beyond the grace period of three months from the date of acquisition of foreign nationality or the validity of the last held Indian passport was renewed after acquiring foreign nationality.
  • The Government of India has prescribed imposition of penalty on a graded scale, depending on the number of trips made on the Indian passport, renewal of Indian passport after acquiring foreign nationality and retention of Indian Passport for more than 3 years after acquiring foreign nationality, for the violation of Passport Rules.
  • Please note that date on the Naturalisation Certificate will be treated as date of acquiring foreign nationality and not from the date the French/foreign passport was issued. The date of publication must therefore be mentioned on the Naturalisation Certificate.
  • Link for filling  online application:  https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in 
  • Documents to be attached for renunciation of Indian nationality  along with the print  of the  form filled at above link:

https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/france/English/pdf/Passport_Renunciation_Checklist_190315.pdf

  • Documents to be attached for surrender certificate  along with the print  of the  form filled at above link: 

https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/france/English/pdf/Surrender-certificate.pdf

  • Venue for submission:
    6) Police Clearance Certificate:
  • This service pertains to the issuance of a Police Clearance for Indian nationals residing in France. This is a document issued by the Embassy of India, certifying that the applicant has never been involved with the Indian police (a document which is required when a person applies for emigration status to countries).  
  • Link for filling  online application:  https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in 
  • Documents to be attached along with the print of the form filled at above link: 

https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/france/English/pdf/Police-Clearance-Certificate-checklist.pdf

  • Venue for submission:
    7)  Fee Schedule:
  • Your payment allows you to deposit an application. The latter can be accepted, refused or modified by the Embassy of India in its full right. Once fees have been paid, they cannot be refunded, even in a case of an application refusal or cancellation.
  • All payments made at the Embassy of India shall be in Cash only.
  • The price of your application is made up of fixed service charges and variable consular charges. Please consult the fees chart in order to calculate the total amount to pay.
  • For information regarding fees for various Passport & Consular Services:

https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/france/English/pdf/INDIANFEESBROCHURE-EN-02.pdf