Blog post - Essential guide for Indian passport renewal in Dubai

If your passport expiring in coming 6 months then it is the time to renew your passport. As always it is better to do early. You can renew the passport in if the time period between now and expiry date is less than 6 months. In Order to renew your passport you have to reach to the authorized centres of BLS 

Document required to renew your passport in Dubai

1 .Application form EAP – I (External).

 All particulars in the application should tally with those in the present passport. 

2. Personal Particulars Form in triplicate (3nos) with photo pasted on each on them. 

3. 6 recent photos

 (not older than three months, no uniform) with white/light background with DARK DRESS and frontal view. White or light grey hair with Light blue background. (51mm* 51mm).Ears, forehead to chin to be completely visible. 

Signature should be in DARK BLACK INK and should not touch the lines of the box.

 In case of Minor Child Application both parents signature are required in Parents Details Coloum. Current Passport in original with photocopy (of first, last, address page if separate page, any other endorsement pages and visa page with additional booklets, if any.

 For Minors eligibility to apply for 10 years validity Passport: Effective from 21stMay, 2015 On completion 15 Years of age irrespective of the Passport's place of Issue - in such cases it is mandatory to attach both Parents Passport Copy and Signature on the application. 

For all Minor passport applications, Parents (Father & Mother) presence mandatory at the time of submission and both the parents should sign in the form 1

A passport expired for more than six months should be supported by a Sworn Affidavit explaining the circumstances and the reasons for late renewal.
The Sworn Affidavit is to be signed by the applicant in the presence of the Consular Officer.

 The applicant should submit the application in person for identification. Photo ID card copy (Driving License, Emirates Id Card, Health Card, Labour Card, Election Commission card School Identity card in case of Minors...etc)

 Any Changes to be amended in the passport should be accompanied with documentary evidence. (Any kind of correction like parents name spouse name) and prior approval from CGI)

 Passport Renewal Cost

 For Adults (36 pages booklet ) -285/- For Adults (60 pages jumbo booklet) - 380/- For minors - 190/- For Tatkal Service -855/- For Tatkal Service -950/- (60 Pages) BLS Service Charge - 9/- Indian community welfare fund - 6/-  

My experience - I took the photo from BLS centre it costs 30 AED. And minor passport renewal cost is 242 AED. It was very crowded on Saturday in the Deira office and waited around 4 hours. Staffs are helpful.

Processing time

 15 working days if issued at Dubai. Passport issued by other PIAs (Passport Issuing Authorities) – 40 working days Passport under Tatkal scheme – in 5 working days(Depending upon the clearance from the consulate)

Forms downloads 

  • EAP I FormDownload
  • Personal Particular FormDownload
  • (Note) Where Place of Issue, Place of Birth or Permanent Address is from J & K or Srinagar - kindly attach Personal Particulars form along with application, 40 Working Days. irrespective of the passport issuance (Dubai, GCC, India, Other Countries), except for RCNP applications (no need to attach Personal Particulars form) processing time will be 15 working days. No tatkal services are provided for these applications.

source : blsindia
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