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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
- Documents Required For Indian Passport Renewal in Qatar
- Indian Passport Renewal Fees in Qatar
- Indian Passport Validity
- How To Renew Indian Passport in Qatar
- 1. Passport Renewal Through the Indian Embassy
- 2. Passport Renewal Through ICC Qatar
- 3. Passport Renewal Through ICBF Qatar
- Important Points To Note
- FAQ on Indian Passport Renewal in Qatar
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:
- The pages in the passport have been used up
- Change of personal details in Indian passport (name, address etc.)
- Change in passport holder’s appearance
- Change in passport holder’s signature
- Loss or damage of Indian passport
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.
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 Type||Regular Service Fee (Embassy)||Tatkaal Service Fee (Embassy)|
|Re-issue of Passports – Ordinary (36 pages)||QR 282||QR 828|
|Re-issue of Passports – Jumbo (64 pages)||QR 373||QR 919|
|Re-issue of Passports for children below 15 years||QR 191||QR 737|
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 Type||Passport Validity|
|Ordinary passports for adults||Ten years|
|Ordinary passports for minors||Five years*|
*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.
How To Renew Indian Passport in Qatar
Indians living in Qatar have three places where they can apply to renew their passport:
- Passport Renewal Through the Indian Embassy
- Passport Renewal Through ICC (Indian Cultural Center)
- Passport Renewal Through ICBF (Indian Community Benevolent Forum)
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 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.
- 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.
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
- There may be a long queue to enter the Embassy. Please arrive early morning to find a place.
- 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
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
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 passport||Sunday to Thursday||03:00 pm to 04:00 pm|
|Collection of visa, OCI or miscellaneous consular documents||Sunday to Thursday||04:00 pm to 05:15 pm|
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. Please note that the consular services at ICC are based on prior appointments only. Walk-in is not being entertained. Here is the link to book an online appointment at ICC Qatar. Only one applicant will be allowed in one appointment.
For emergency service, you can request an emergency appointment. Your emergency service appointment will be confirmed once ICC has approved it, and you will be notified through email.
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 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 Type||Regular 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 age||QR 201|
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 documents (through appointment only)||Sunday to Friday||09:00 am to 01:00 pm|
04:30 pm to 09:00 pm
|Collection of passport||Sunday to Friday||09:00 am to 01:00 pm|
04:30 pm to 09:00 pm
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 are only through prior appointments. Here is the link to book an 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 Type||Regular 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 age||QR 201|
The above fees include 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 Thursday||12:00 pm to 07:30 pm|
|Collection of passport||Saturday to Thursday||03:00 pm to 07:00 pm|
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:
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. All three places require online appointment booking. 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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