High Commission of India

Emergency Issue of Passports for Renewal/Exhaustion of Passport Pages

Emergency Issue of Passports for Renewal/Exhaustion of Passport Pages

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.

For details on documents required for tatkaal service,  Please Click here.... 

Photograph Requirements

Photograph Guidance for Applicants (pdf) 

Emergency Issue of Passports for Renewal/Exhaustion of Passport Pages

The Application needs to be first registered online and then a print–out of the Application for Emergency Issue or Renewal of passport should be submitted in person at the High Commission, by booking an appointment online.

Tatkaal service is available for issuance of a passport within three working days or earlier, based on the nature of emergency, provided there is no bar/restriction against the applicant and bona fide urgency is established. Applications may be submitted through authorised service centre.

The passport application form can be registered online via the following link

For an applicant who wishes to submit their application under TATKAAL scheme, he/she shall be required to submit 03 supporting documents (for minor applicant 02 supporting documents) from among those listed in the government’s gazette notification, in addition to the print-out of the registered application form. For the list of documents accepted, please refer to the attached notification. Please Click here... 

Passports Valid for Less than Six Months

Indian citizens travelling on Passports which may expire in less than six months should renew their passports, before any travel (except for Indian national traveling from Singapore to India), to avoid inconvenience at immigration check points.

Exhaustion of Passport Pages

Please check your passport to ensure that you have enough (at least two blank) pages for visa. There is no provision for attaching additional pages to your existing passport; you will be required to apply for re-issuance of your passport, following standard procedures.