About Us Passport Services


In order to expedite the processing of passport applications, the Embassy of India would like to request all applicants who are applying for issue of fresh passport or reissue, and wish to submit the hard copy of the application form and the supporting documents,  to the Embassy, are requested to kindly first send a scanned copy of all the documents by email at the following email id in the Embassy: reception.oslo@mea.gov.inbefore submitting the same at the Embassy

On receipt of the message, the Embassy will scrutinize the documents and then notify the applicant whether the documents are in order or additional documents are required.  Thereafter, all documents along with the current original passport may submitted to the Embassy for processing.

Applying for Passport

Eligible applicants can do online registration for applying for Passport and other services. Use Internet Explorer Browser for doing Online Registration.

Steps to be followed :

1. Open https://portal3.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html  on internet;

2. Register by clicking on "Register" Link. Select "Norway-Oslo" in the box against Indian Mission;

3. Login with the registered login ID and Password on "User Login" link

4. In the applicant  Home Page, click on "Apply for Ordinary Passport link to file a new application.


After filling up online application, a print-out / hard copy of the application along with the self-attested copies of all requisite documents (as mentioned in the checklist given below) is required to be submitted directly at the Embassy. Submission of application at the Embassy requires prior appointment. Request for appointment can be sent via email ( reception.oslo@mea.gov.in).

Tracking online passport application

Please visit the given link https://portal3.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html

1. Please click on Track status.

2. Please enter following details

a. Application Reference Number (ARN)

b. Date of Birth in DD/MM/YYYY format

c. Enter the characters (captcha) displayed

3. Please click on Track Application Status

The following status will be displayed depending on the processing stage of passport application:

1. Passport application has been submitted- when the applicant submits his passport application online.

2. Passport application has been submitted along with fees (if applicable) and supporting documents - when the passport application is registered by the Mission.

3. Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate - the application is under process.

4. Your passport has been printed and being forwarded to Embassy/Consulate. The Embassy/Consulate will contact you (via email from  reception.oslo@mea.gov.in /phone ) once the fresh/reissued is received at the Embassy.  

On display of above status (at Sl. No.4), the fresh/reissued passport may be expected in 10-15 working days at Embassy of India, Oslo. The Mission will notify the applicant via e-mail/call to collect passport at Embassy of India, Oslo 

Processing time for passport application

Renewal/Fresh passport – Normal processing of application to receiving of passport booklet time is 4 to 6 weeks, However, it may be expected early.

Lost/Damaged Passport - Normal processing of application to receiving of passport booklet time is 4 to 6 weeks, However, it may be expected early.

Fees-  Please visit the link for details about fee- https://www.indianembassyoslo.gov.in/page/consular-fees/

Mode of payment

Debit card – Debit cards issued by Norwegian Banks bearing the sign “BankAxept”.
For more details please visit-https://www.indianembassyoslo.gov.in/page/consular-fees/

Photograph Guidance for Applicants

The photo specifications to the applicants applying for Indian passport

* The image size should be 2 inches by 2 inches (5.1X5.1 CM)

* Photo should not be older than 6 months

* The image must have adequate brightness and contrast

* 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

* It should show a close up of the head and (partial) shoulders

* The image should be straight looking, centered with neutral expression

* Face should be in sharp focus and clear with no ink marks/creases/lines

* The face (from forehead edge to bottom of chin) should be 70 to 80% of the photo or one

    inch height

* The eyes must be open and no hair obscuring the face

* Prescription glasses if worn should be clear and thin framed and should not have flash

   reflection or obscure the eyes

* Head coverings, hair, head-dress or facial ornaments should not obscure the face

* The photo must have plain light background

* There must be no other people or object in the photo

* The lighting must be uniform with no shadows or the face or behind

* Red eye photos are not allowed

* No lines are allowed

General Information for Passport Applicants

  • 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 current  passport and a copy thereof.

  • A separate passport must be obtained by every individual. A child's name can no longer be endorsed on a parent's passport.

  • 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.

  • Minors are issued passports for 5 years or up to attaining 18 years, whichever is earlier. However, minors in the age group of 15 to 18 years may apply for reissue of passport of 10 years validity subject to payment of requisite fees. Please visit consular fee section on the website. The documents required in this case would be as per minor.

  • Applicants are advised to ensure that their application is complete in all respects; 

  • 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, wilful 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.

  • It is an offence to hold more than one valid passport at a time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Indian citizens acquiring citizenship/passport of another country should immediately surrender their Indian Passport to the Indian Embassy.

  • There is no Tatkaal Service for issue/reissue of passport.

Change of Name:

 a. Clipping of two local newspapers with the name change (from name to changed name) or the Gazette notification of the concerned State Government, as the case may be.

b.  At least two public/school documents issued in the desired name to ascertain that the applicant has actually changed name. (All other requirements are same as for reissue of passport)

All documents/certificates issued by any foreign authority/government (other than Government of India) will be accepted only if they are apostilled

Checklist for Passport Renewal
Checklist for Fresh Passport for New Born
Checklist for New passport in lieu of lost/damaged passport

The photo specifications to the applicants applying for Indian passport

Photograph Guidance for Applicants