About Us Eligibility & Processing Time

ELIGIBILITY

An Indian Passport holder is eligible to get a new passport when his/her current Indian Passport expires. The earliest an Indian national can apply for a new ten-year Indian Passport is a year before the expiry of his/her present passport. The fresh Indian Passport that is provided to the applicant is with the validity of ten years starting from the Passport's date of issue in India.

 

To put it clearly, if an Indian Passport holder has his/her passport expiring on April 30, 2019, the application for a new Indian Passport can be deposited any time after April 30, 2018. Please note that Government of India has stopped the practice of issuing Additional Booklets on existing Indian Passports.


PROCESSING TIME

All the passports are being printed in India; it will take about 4 weeks for issue of a printed passport, if everything is found to be fine with the application form, photo, etc., by the authorities in India. In case a reference is to be made to the original Passport Issuing Authority, it might take longer time.


It is to be noted that Indian Passports are not printed in the Embassy and issued to the individuals from its office in Stockholm. Indian Passports are prepared and printed by the authorities in India and sent to us for onward dispatch to their rightful owners. The process starts with the applicant depositing filled in Indian Passport Application along with all the necessary documents; the case is then referred to authorities in India. If everything is found fit by them, the passport is printed and sent to the Embassy for dispatch.


Applicants must be careful about giving proper information in the application form, depositing necessary documents including photocopies wherever necessary and provide appropriate photographs. Instances have been there, where authorities inform us about rejection of photographs resulting in Embassy asking for fresh photographs of the applicants thereby delaying in printing of new Indian Passports in India.