Reissue/Renew Indian Passport in USA
We all know how to apply for Indian passport when you are residing in India. However, there is another service which allows you to get your passport reissued or renewed when you are residing abroad; in this case in USA. In this article, we would talk about getting your passport when you are in USA.
When it comes to documents for reissue and renewal of Indian Passport from USA, there are some mandatory documents required in addition to little additional documentation. It all depends on the passport service you are availing. In most of the cases, photocopies required are to be notarized before submitting.
To get your Indian passport renewed or reissued from USA, you don’t necessarily have to visit India just for this purpose. In the best interest, you can simply submit your form and documents at the BLS application center in your local area.
Following are the list of documents required for reissue and renewal of Indian Passport from USA.
|1||Printed and filled copy of the Online Application Form|
|2||Nationality Verification Form|
|3||Color photographs of the applicant|
|4||Return Envelope with the application form|
|5||Passport Application Fee|
Printed and filled copy of the Online Application Form
Earlier, it was not really mandatory to fill the online application form. Effective year 2008, it is now mandatory to fill the online application form if applying for reissue or renewal of Indian Passport. You can fill the online form by visiting https://passport.gov.in/nri/. This is the link which is dedicated to all NRIs across the world. Simply visit the link and fill the form and take a print out of the receipt.
Nationality Verification Form
There is a nationality verification form that need to be filled and a copy attached with the reissue and renewal form. There would be however, few exceptions for this form. In few cases like lost/stolen/damaged passport, eight copies of nationality verification form would be needed.
Color photographs of the applicant
The application form should be accompanied with three 2”x 2” front facing photographs that are clicked against a white background. If the expiration duration has been more than three years, eight instead of three photographs would be required to be attached with the application form. One picture would be pasted on the first page of the form and second on the nationality verification form. Rest of the pictures should be stapled with the application form.
Return Envelope with the application form
This aspect is quite important. Most of us would wish the passport mailed to our address. If you want that, you would have to attach a return envelope with the application form. Your return envelope should be self-addressed USPS express envelope. Ensure that you mention the correct Waybill number on the return envelope.
Passport Application Fee
Last but not the least; the form is not complete without paying the non-refundable fee. The fee is different for different type of applicant and depends on the nature of service required and the area you are living in.