- Photograph Requirements
- Passport Guidelines
- Online Application Guide
- Application Centers
- Processing and Tracking
- New Passport or Renewal of Passport
- Damaged/Lost Passport
- Emergency Travel Document
- Passport-Children up to 18 years of age
- Indian Passport-US Child-Indian Parent
- Name Change - Complete
- Name Change - Splitting Name
- Name Change - From Maiden to Married
- Addition of Spouse's Name
- Deletion of Spouse's Name
- Change of Date and Place of Birth
- Change of Appearance
- Change of Address
- Tatkal Passport
Indian Passport Application in USA - Documents
For Indian passport services in USA, please collect the following documents. To enable the Consulate to properly scrutinize, color photocopies of the documents are required.
All affidavits must be notarized.
All affidavits must be notarized.
- Application Form
- Nationality Verification Form:
8 copies in case of lost/damaged passport or passport expired more than 3 years ago. In other cases, 1 copy.
- Current passport - original.
- Additional booklet if any - original.
- If your current passport is 5 years old or less, send previous original passport as well.
- Photocopy of first five pages and last two pages in the current passport
- Proof of Legal Status:
Notarized photocopy of the appropriate documents from the list below:
- Current valid US visa on passport
- Green card
- Employment Authorization Card (EAD)
- I-797 Approval Notice (Receipt notice is NOT valid proof) OR I-20
Note: Indian Embassy/Consulates in USA provide passport services only to the legal residents of the U.S. If your parents or other relatives are visiting the U.S. on a tourist visa or someone on a business visa on short term, the Consulate can not provide the passport services to them. Therefore, if their passport is due to expire during their visit, it is best to get it renewed in India itself before their visit.
Affidavit for out of status applicants.
Proof of Residence
Three recent and identical passport-sized photographs of size 2" x 2" with white background.
Glue one photo in the designated space on first page of the application. Staple rest of the photographs on the last page of the application.
Depending upon the passport service desired, passport fee varies.
- Return Envelope:
Enclose stamped self-addressed USPS Express Mail envelope, if you want the passport returned to you by mail.
- Marriage Certificate:
If you have mentioned your marital status as married in the application form, and if your current passport does not have spouse's name, you must enclose a copy of your marriage certificate.
Only marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of marriage will be accepted. However, in case of Christians, marriage certificates issued by the Church and in case of Muslims, marriage certificates issued by Quazi will be accepted.
- Expired Passport:
If your passport has expired for more than 3 years, enclose Notarized Affidavit.
If your passport has expired for more than 6 months but less than 3 years, enclose a self-explanation letter justifying why the passport was not renewed for such a long time after the expiration of the previous passport. In case an interview is required, applicant will be informed.
- Change of Appearance:
If your appearance has significantly changed compared to the appearance in the current passport, change of appearance affidavit is required. Please glue a current photo to the form and have it notarized.
- Additional Documents:
You need to send additional documents accordingly to the type of passport service you are applying:
New Passport or Renewal of Passport
Duplicate Passport in lieu of Lost/Damaged Passport
Emergency Travel Document
Passport for Children under 18 years of age
Indian Passport-US-Born Child-Indian Parent
Change of Name - Complete
Change of Name - Splitting Name
Change of Name - From Maiden to Married
Addition of Spouse's Name
Deletion of Spouse's Name
Change of Date and Place of Birth
Change of Appearance
Change of Address
- Tatkal Service: (Optional)
If Tatkal Service is required, follow the instructions given under Tatkal Service. Additional Tatkal Fee must be paid. The appointment date generated on the passport is meant to provide smooth and efficient services to the applicants. If you would like come before the appointment date, you will have to pay an extra fee of $150 for out of turn consideration.