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PROCESSING TIME FOR PASSPORTS APPLICATIONS

Renewal/Fresh passport - in 6 to 8 weeks (timeline given is approximate which may vary due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic).

Lost/Damaged Passport - in 6 to 8 weeks (timeline given is approximate which may vary due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic).

(Processing time does not include time taken by postal service)

Checklist for Passport Renewal

Checklist for Fresh Passport for New Born

Checklist for New passport in lieu of lost/damaged passport

Applications sent through Post

Duly filled in application with all the relevant documents should be sent at:

Consular Section
Embassy of India
Niels Juels Gate 30
0244 Oslo
Norway

If applicant wants to get his/her passport back by post, a self-addressed registered envelope (with adequate amount of stamps) should be attached with the application. Contact Posten regarding the amount of stamps to be affixed on the envelope.

Please note that Embassy of India, Oslo will not be responsible for any kind of postal loss/delay or damages.

Mode of payment

  • Debit cardDebit cards issued by Norwegian Banks bearing the sign “BankAxept”.
  • Online bank transfer – You can pay online and attach online transaction receipt along with the application. For more details please visit

http://www.indianembassyoslo.gov.in/page/consular-fees/

Passport forms

http://www.indianembassyoslo.gov.in/page/forms-download/


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The photo specifications to the applicants applying for Indian passport

  1. The image should be 2 inches by 2 inches
  2. Photo should not be older than 6 months
  3. The image must have adequate brightness and contrast
  4. The skin tone should be natural. In case of over exposure or under-exposure of the photo, the skin is either too dark or too light, photo will not be acceptable
  5. It should show a close up of the head and (partial) shoulders
  6. The image should be straight looking, centered with neutral expression
  7. Face should be in sharp focus and clear with no ink marks/creases/lines
  8. The face (from forehead edge to bottom of chin) should be 70 to 80% of the photo or one inch height
  9. The eyes must be open and no hair obscuring the face
  10. Prescription glasses if worn should be clear and thin framed and should not have flash reflection or obscure the eyes
  11. Head coverings, hair, head-dress or facial ornaments should not obscure the face
  12. The photo must have plain light background
  13. There must be no other people or object in the photo
  14. The lighting must be uniform with no shadows or the face or behind
  15. Red eye photos are not allowed
  16. No lines are allowed


    General Information for Passport Applicants
  1. The validity of a passport cannot be extended beyond the date of its final validity. An application for reissuing a passport has to be submitted in the prescribed form along with the old passport and a copy thereof.
  2. A separate passport must be obtained by every individual. A child's name can no longer be endorsed on a parent's passport.
  3. One recent photograph (5.1x5.1cm) showing frontal view of full face against light background in civilian clothes taken in a studio (Polaroid photographs and photographs with dark glasses or uniforms are not accepted) should be submitted along with the application. Please do not sign on any photograph and paste the photograph on application itself.
  4. Minors are issued passports for 5 years or up to attaining 18 years, whichever is earlier.
  5. Applicants are advised to ensure that their application in the prescribed format is complete in all respects; that all columns are correctly and legibly filled up and no column is left blank or unfilled or vaguely filled with a dash, tick, etc. All signatures in the application should be with a ballpoint pen.
  6. It is an offence under the Passport Act 1967 to furnish false information in the application. Passport facilities could be denied on grounds of suppression of material information, submission of incorrect particulars, willful damage/loss of passport or for unauthorized change/tampering. The Passport can be impounded or revoked for violation of one or more of the provisions of the Passport Act.
  7. It is an offence to hold more than one valid passport at a time.
  8. A passport expired more than six months back should be supported by a Sworn Affidavit explaining the circumstances and spelling out the reasons for late submission.
  9. For change of address, please attach documentary evidence such as tax receipt, electricity/telephone bill, Election ID card, Aadhar Card, Passbook of nationalized bank or Nativity Certificate issued by the Competent Authority of the State concerned in India.
  10. Indian citizens acquiring citizenship/passport of another country should immediately surrender their Indian Passport to the Indian Embassy.
  11. There is no Tatkaal Service for issue of passport.

Change of Name:

Before change of name/surname, in the passport, the intention to change has first to be advertised in two prominent daily newspaper, in India to be circulated in the area of your permanent and present residence. Original newspaper clippings and a Court Order issued by a judicial officer not below the rank of First Class Magistrate in India or a duly notarized affidavit by the applicant are required to be submitted. (All other requirements are same as for the renewal of passport)

Change of name / surname after marriage

For change of surname, consequent to marriage/divorce, duly completed Passport Application Form along with original and a copy of divorce/marriage certificate, written application for such change should be submitted. (All other requirements are same as for the renewal of passport)

NOTE:


It is desirable that applicants should submit their application for Indian passport by visiting the Indian Embassy in person. However, applicants may send their applications by Registered (Recommended) post. Please ensure that a self-addressed envelope attached along with application for further dispatch of new passport to them, should be Registered post and not the normal post.

Embassy will not be responsible for any loss/delay or damage in transit.