High Commission of India

Emergency Certificate

Emergency Certificate

Standard Documents for all Passport Related Services:

Documents required for Passport Renewal: Following documents are required to be submitted along with the passport application form, which can be registered online via the following link A print-out of the registered application form, along with one recent coloured photograph with white back ground, size (51mm x 51mm) and taken within the last 6 months, duly signed in the appropriate column, a copy of the existing (or expired) Indian Passport, valid residential status proof (NRIC/EP/SP/DP/WP) in Singapore (along with validity page), are required to be submitted, with the originals produced for verification, if asked for.  

For fee details for various services, please click on the ‘Passport & Consular’ or the ‘Download Centre’ tab at the top of the HCI website homepage, and select the required option from the drop-down menu.

Processing times for all Passport services are between 5-8 working days. However, for Lost/Damaged Passports, Change of Particulars, Police Clearance Certificates (PCC) and Emergency certificates, we are unable to indicate a clear timeline, as these services require police verification in India. To give a broad indication, the average turnaround time for these services is 30-40 days (estimated), subject to clearance from the concerned police authorities in India. Tatkaal passport services (where permitted) take a maximum of three working days.

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Photograph Requirements

Photograph Guidance for Applicants (pdf) 

Emergency Certificate

Documents required (Tourists)

In addition to the above-mentioned documents for reissue of passports, please submit Special Pass issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Visitor Service Centre, ICA Building (near Lavender MRT, Kallang).

Tourists who have lost/damaged their passport would be considered for an Emergency Certificate (EC). An EC is a one-way travel document valid only for the return trip back to India and is issued after the High Commission is satisfied about the bona-fides of the applicant. Once back in India, the applicant may approach the passport office which had issued the original passport, for issuing a new passport on production of the EC.

Processing time: 2-3 working days.

Documents required for Emergency Certificate

A print-out of the Online registered application form, along with two recently-taken (within the last 6 months) coloured photographs with white back ground, size (51X51mm), duly signed in the appropriate column. Copy of the lost/damaged/expired passport, and the valid visit pass/special pass should be submitted, along with originals for verification. For lost passport cases, in addition to the above, a copy of the police report duly stamped and signed by the police authority should be submitted (or a digitally/e-signed report, as the case may be).