Indian Passport Renewal in Qatar: Complete Guide (2024)

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As an Indian citizen living in a foreign country, renewing your passport can seem stressful. However, if you know the updated process, you can do your passport renewal easily without any hassles.

In Qatar, you can renew your Indian passport in three different places: Indian Embassy, ICC (Indian Cultural Center), and ICBF (Indian Community Benevolent Forum). You can do the renewal through any of these places, depending on your convenience. All you need is to know the latest procedure and plan in advance.

Here is a detailed step-by-step guide on how to do an Indian Passport renewal in Qatar through the Indian Embassy, ICC or ICBF. We have also included the documents required, renewal fee, passport validity, locations and working hours.

When To Renew Indian Passport

An Indian passport can be renewed up to one year before it expires. If the demand for passport renewal is very high during a period, the Embassy may restrict this to three or six months.

An Indian passport may still be renewed irrespective of its expiry date if one of the following conditions applies:

Note that some countries do not issue new visas if the passport is not valid for at least six months. In such cases, make sure to renew your passport before your travel.

Also, some countries do not accept passports with fewer than two pages remaining. Check your passport to make sure it has enough pages for your visa. Applicants who travel frequently may opt for a Jumbo Passport that contains 64 pages.

Documents Required For Indian Passport Renewal in Qatar

You will need the following documents to renew your Indian passport in Qatar:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Original Passport
  • Copy of the Passport
  • Copy of Qatar ID
  • Two colour photos (50 x 50 mm) with white background

For minors, you need to present the original passports, passport copies and QID copies of the child’s parents. You will also need parents’ declaration in Annexure D Form. In case the father is not residing in Qatar, the mother should obtain a NOC from the father.

For a newborn passport, you need a child’s Birth Certificate (original + copy), Marriage Certificate and Birth Registration Form in addition to the above.

How To Apply For Qatar Birth Certificate Online

Indian Passport Renewal Fees in Qatar

Below is the fee for Indian Passport Renewal as stated on the Indian Embassy website (updated July 2022):

Passport TypeRegular Service Fee (Embassy)Tatkaal Service Fee (Embassy)
Re-issue of Passports – Ordinary (36 pages)QR 282QR 828
Re-issue of Passports – Jumbo (64 pages)QR 373QR 919
Re-issue of Passports for children below 15 yearsQR 191QR 737
Indian Passport Renewal in Qatar Price

The above fee includes QR 8 towards the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF).

If you renew through ICC or ICBF, they will charge a service fee (QR 10) in addition to the above consular fee.

Indian Passport Validity

Below are the normal validity of regular Indian passports.  Under certain conditions, the passport issuing authority can issue a passport for a shorter period.

Passport TypePassport Validity
Ordinary passports for adultsTen years
Ordinary passports for minorsFive years*
Indian Passport Validity Period

*or up to attaining 18 years, whichever is earlier. For children having crossed 15 years of age, a 10-year validity passport may also be applied.

Indian Passport Renewal in Qatar

How To Renew Indian Passport in Qatar

Indians living in Qatar have three places where they can apply to renew their passport:

  1. Passport Renewal Through the Indian Embassy
  2. Passport Renewal Through ICC (Indian Cultural Center)
  3. Passport Renewal Through ICBF (Indian Community Benevolent Forum)

Please note that the Indian Embassy is the primary authority responsible for issuing the passports on behalf of the Government of India. ICC and ICBF only act as liaison services by collecting the applications from the public and handing them over to the Embassy for processing.

As ICC and ICBF working hours are longer than the Embassy, you can access them even during evenings and Saturdays.

1. Passport Renewal Through the Indian Embassy

With effect from 15 December 2022, an online appointment is NOT required to visit the Indian Embassy in Qatar for passport renewal or any other consular service.

Below are the steps for passport renewal through the Indian Embassy:

Step 1: Create an application form using the Passport Seva portal

Here is the link to the new Passport Seva portal.

Indian Passport Seva Portal Homepage
Indian Passport Seva Portal
  • On this page, select the country “Qatar”.
  • Create a USER ID by clicking on the “Register” link.
  • Login using the USER ID.
  • Click on “Apply for Ordinary Passport”; Select “Applying for Re-issue of Passport” and the reason for re-issue.
  • Select the application type and booklet type; Click “Next”.
  • Enter applicant details, family details, address details, previous passport details etc.
  • Once you complete all the forms, you can see a preview of the new passport. If you need to change something, you can go back and make changes.
  • Submit the form online.
Indian Passport Online Application Form
Application Form on Passport Seva Portal

Step 2: Take a printout of the application form

Once the online application is completed, your EAP-1 Form will be generated as a PDF file. Take a printout of this for taking to the Embassy.

Step 3: Affix your recent coloured photograph

You will need two colour photographs (50 x 50 mm) with white background. Taking photos with coloured or dark glasses or wearing a uniform is unacceptable. Refer to the passport photo guide for more details.

TIP: Get your latest photo taken in a professional photo studio as they would know the required quality. Bad photo is a common reason why many applications get rejected.

You can approach any typing centre if you need assistance filling out the forms. During the Embassy working hours, you can also see some freelancers near the Embassy entrance who will fill up the form for a small fee.

Step 4: Go to the Indian Embassy

  • Parking space is limited at the Embassy premises.
  • Show the printed application form at the first counter. They will review the form and give them back to you.
  • Please be seated in the waiting area.

Step 5: Submit the documents and pay the required fees

  • When your name is called, go to the counter.
  • At the counter, submit the printed application and the required documents, and pay the fee.
  • The signature must be done in the presence of the Embassy’s Submission Officer.
  • You will be given a receipt with the date for collection. Normally this is the fifth working day after submission. In case additional verification is required, this may take a few weeks.

Step 6: On the collection day, go back to collect the passport

  • For collection, a prior appointment is not needed.
  • At the Embassy entrance, show the submission receipt for entry.
  • Please be seated in the waiting area. When your name is called, go to the counter.
  • You can get the new passport as well as the cancelled old passport.

Indian Embassy Qatar Location

Indian Embassy in Qatar

The Embassy of India is located at Al Eithra Street in Onaiza near Doha West Bay.

Address: Villa No 86 & 90, Street No. 941, Al Eithra Street, Zone 63, Onaiza, Doha.
Telephone: +974-4425 5777

Here is the Google map for the location of the Indian Embassy in Qatar.

Indian Embassy Qatar Timing

Below are the working hours for the Embassy of India in Qatar:

Embassy working hours Sunday to Thursday 09:00 am to 05:30 pm
Submission of documents Sunday to Thursday 09:15 am to 12:15 pm
Collection of passportSunday to Thursday03:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Collection of visa, OCI or miscellaneous consular documentsSunday to Thursday04:00 pm to 05:15 pm
Indian Embassy in Qatar Working Hours

Indian Embassy Qatar Passport Renewal Tracking

The Indian Embassy in Qatar does not offer a tracking system for passport renewal applications. When you submit the documents for renewal, you will be given a receipt with the date for collection. You can directly go to the Embassy on the mentioned date.


2. Passport Renewal Through ICC Qatar

Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) is an apex body of the Indian expatriate community functioning under the patronage of the Embassy of India for the advancement of social and cultural activities of the Indian community in Qatar.

Renewal of Indian passports can also be done through the ICC office at Abu Hamour. Currently, the consular services at ICC do not need prior appointments.

The documents required and the application process are the same as the Indian Embassy. Just like the Indian Embassy, you can also find some freelancers near the ICC entrance who can fill up the form for a small fee.

For consular services through ICC, there is an additional service fee of QR 10 other than the normal Embassy fee. You can also track your application status on the ICC website.

For the collection of passports from ICC Qatar, a prior appointment is not necessary. You have to show the original receipt given at the time of submission of the application.

ICC Qatar Passport Renewal Fees

Passport TypeRegular Fee (ICC)
Re-issue of Passports – Ordinary (36 pages)QR 292
Re-issue of Passports – Jumbo (64 pages)QR 383
Re-issue of Passports for children below 15 years of ageQR 201
ICC Qatar Passport Renewal Fees

The above fees include QR 10 service fee by ICC.

ICC Qatar Location

ICC Qatar is located in Abu Hamour near Doha Expressway. Here is the location map for ICC Qatar.

Address: Al Maadeed St, Doha, Qatar
Telephone: +974 4468 6607

ICC Qatar Timing

Below are the working hours for ICC Qatar:

Submission of documentsSunday to Friday09:00 am to 01:00 pm
04:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Collection of passportSunday to Friday09:00 am to 01:00 pm
04:30 pm to 09:00 pm
ICC Qatar Working Hours

ICC Qatar Passport Renewal Tracking

You can track the status of your passport renewal application using the tracking page on the ICC website. All you need to do is enter the application number.


3. Passport Renewal Through ICBF Qatar

Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF) is one of the four apex bodies under the aegis of the Indian Embassy of Qatar, carrying out its task completely selfless, non-profit-oriented and philanthropic manner to help generally the needy and the working class from the community.

Renewal of Indian passports can also be done through the ICBF office at Nuaija. Currently, consular services at ICBF do not need prior appointments.

The documents required and the application process are the same as the Indian Embassy. ICBF Service charge is QR 10 for each service.

ICBF Qatar Passport Renewal Fee

Passport TypeRegular Fee (ICBF)
Re-issue of Passport – Ordinary (36 pages)QR 292
Re-issue of Passport – Jumbo (64 pages)QR 383
Re-issue of Passports for children below 15 years of ageQR 201
ICBF Qatar Passport Renewal Fee

The above fees include a QR 10 service fee by ICBF.

ICBF Qatar Location

ICBF office is located in Nuaija (Al Thumama) behind Teyseer Petrol Station. Here is the location map for ICBF Qatar.

Address: Integrated Indian Community Center Building (IICC), Villa No:47, Ibn Al Mustawfi Street, Nuaija, Al Thumama, Doha.
Telephone: +974-44670060, 77867794

ICBF Qatar Timing

Below are the working hours for ICBF Qatar:

Submission of documentsSaturday to Thursday12:00 pm to 07:30 pm
Collection of passportSaturday to Thursday03:00 pm to 07:00 pm
ICBF Qatar Working Hours

Important Points To Note

  • Only residents holding valid Qatar IDs can submit their applications in person for the reissue of passports.
  • In the case of casual visitors, only Emergency Certificate is issued for return to India.

Once your passport has been renewed, make sure to update the new passport number on your QID. Here is how you can easily do it through the Metrash mobile app:

READ NEXT: How To Update Passport Number in Qatar ID After Passport Renewal


FAQ on Indian Passport Renewal in Qatar


How many months before we can renew Indian passport?

A new passport can be applied for within one year of the expiry of the old one. It is recommended that applicants submit their passport renewal applications at least three months before their passport expires.

How can I renew my Indian passport in Qatar?

You can renew your Indian passport in Qatar by filling up the online form from the Passport Seva website and visiting the Indian Embassy, ICC or ICBF. Documents required are the application form, passport photos, old passport, passport copy and QID copy.

How many days will it take for Indian Passport renewal in Qatar?

Fresh and re-issued passports are normally delivered on the fifth working day after submission. This may be delayed in cases where verification is required.

Can I renew my Indian passport online in Qatar?

Indian passport renewal cannot be done online in Qatar. You will have to complete the application form online, take a printout and visit Indian Embassy, ICC or ICBF with the documents.

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  1. Dear DG Team,

    Great information. Thanks for this.
    I just want to clarify one thing. I need to renew my passport as well as get it updated with my spouse name. Our marriage certificate is MOFA attested but I do not have the original with me at the moment. Does a scanned copy will be sufficient to support my application or I need to present the original marriage certificate the time of the appointment?

  2. Hi, It is mentioned to get prior appointment to submit the application at ICC or ICBF. But the link to get appointment from ICBF was redirected to some other shopping website. and in ICC website, it is mentioned that prior appointment is not required. Please clarify.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Babins, Currently you do not need an appointment at ICC or ICBF. We have updated the article. Thanks for pointing out.

  3. while applying for new born in qatar, should the birth certificate issued my moph be attested? and from where should it be attested?
    thank you

  4. palani Rajendran

    Dear sir my passport expire on February 4 2023 I need appointment please too much time me try online appointment but no getting appointment please help me sir

  5. Dear sir my passport renewal to February I live in doha .how much pay and processor please send my email address. Thank you sir

  6. Mohammad Waseem

    My passport is going to expire on 27/10/2020, and my QID expire date is 01/06/2020. Can anybody help me, is it possible for me to renew my passport in March or April month so that on renewal of QID the passport detail will come. Can anyone suggest me if it possible or no??

    1. I want to correct my parents name in passport in qatar can any body tell how I can change it and what’s documents required