Indian Passport Renewal in Qatar: Complete Guide (Aug 2022)

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 there are three different places where you can renew your Indian passport: 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 the detailed step-by-step guide on how to do 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 visa 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 an NOC from father.

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

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Indian Passport Renewal Fees in Qatar

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

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

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

If you are renewing 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 of time.

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 Indian Embassy
  2. Passport Renewal Through ICC (Indian Cultural Center)
  3. Passport Renewal Through ICBF (Indian Community Benevolent Forum)
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Please note that 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 Indian Embassy

An online appointment is required to visit the Indian Embassy in Qatar for passport renewal or any other consular service. Below are the steps for passport renewal through Indian Embassy:

Step 1: Book an online appointment to visit Indian Embassy

Here is the link to book an online appointment to visit Indian Embassy.

On this page, you can read the general instructions. Click on the “Click Here To Proceed” button. On the next page, select if you are an Indian national and click on the “Proceed” button. You will be taken to the next page as shown below:

Indian Embassy Online Appointment Booking Page

On this page, select the organization as “Indian Embassy” and select service as “Passport Service”. For renewal of passport, the type of service will be “Re-issue”.

Fill in other details like Name, Passport Number, Expiry Date, QID, Mobile Number, and Email ID. Choose an appointment date and time from the available slots in the calendar. Type the captcha code and click on “Request Appointment”. You will receive a confirmation message in your email.

Take a printout of the appointment receipt for use on the day of the appointment.

Appointments can be booked only two months in advance. Only one applicant will be allowed per appointment. Please schedule separate appointments for multiple persons (e.g., family or group).

Tatkaal Scheme for Urgent Passports

Nowadays, you will have to wait a few weeks to get an appointment for regular passport services. If you want urgent renewal, you can opt for Tatkaal (immediate) service, which will cost you QR 546 extra.

Applications under Tatkaal do not require an appointment. Applicants may submit their applications to the Embassy on any working day between 9:15 am and 12:30 pm. Following this scheme, passports can be obtained from the Embassy the next day after the application has been submitted.

Step 2: 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 as “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 type of application and the type of booklet; 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 3: 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 print out of this for taking to the Embassy.

Step 4: 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.

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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.

If you need assistance with filling the forms, you can approach any typing center. 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 5: On the day of the appointment, go to the Indian Embassy

  • Parking space is limited at the Embassy premises. Please arrive in advance to find a place.
  • At the Embassy entrance, show the appointment receipt for entry.
  • Wearing a facemask and showing Ehteraz mobile app with green status is mandatory.
  • 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 6: Submit the documents and pay the required fees

  • When your name is called, go to the counter.
  • At the counter, submit the printed application, 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 an 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 location map for 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 (through appointment only)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

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 Indian expatriate community functioning under the patronage of the Embassy of India for the purpose of 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. Please note that the consular services at ICC is on the basis of prior appointments only. Walk-in is not being entertained. Here is the link to book online appointment at ICC Qatar. Only one applicant will be allowed in one appointment.

For emergency service, you can request for emergency appointment. Your emergency service appointment will be confirmed once ICC has approved and it will be notified through email.

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The documents required and the application process are the same as Indian Embassy. Just like 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 servce fee of QR 10 other than the normal Embassy fee. You can also track your application status on the ICC website.

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

ICC Qatar Passport Renewal Fees

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

The above fees includes 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 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 documents (through appointment only)Saturday to Thursday09:00 am to 01:00 pm
04:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Collection of passportSaturday to Thursday09:00 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 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 is only through prior appointments. Here is the link to book online appointment at ICBF Qatar.

The documents required and the application process are the same as 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 Passport for children below 15 years of ageQR 201
ICBF Qatar Passport Renewal Fee

The above fees includes 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 documents (through appointment only)Saturday to Thursday12:00 pm to 08:00 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 ID can submit their applications in person for 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:

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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 Passport Seva website and visiting the Indian Embassy, ICC or ICBF. All three places require online appointment booking. Documents required are application form, passport photos, old passport, passport copy and QID copy.

How many days will 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 a verification is required.

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

  2. 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

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