Indian passports are now normally issued with a validity of 10 years (except in the case of children up to the age of 15 years - please see relevant section). Their renewal thereafter involves the issue of a new passport.
This section also applies to persons requiring additional booklets where their passport has run out of available pages for visas, etc.
A new passport can be issued on final expiry or up to one year before final expiry of any passport issued for 10 years.
The following are required:
Hard copy of online application to be submitted with all columns duly filled in.
Original passport (current/expired) including any additional booklets issued.
Resident permit along with one photocopy.
Three, latest identical coloured photographs. (Size: 5cm X 5cm) with light coloured background
NOTE: Applications have to be made online for all categories including issue of additional booklets.
Ordinary Passport with 10 years validity (36 pages)
Ordinary Passport with 10 years validity (60 pages)
Ordinary Passport with 5 years validity (36 pages)
Issue of Additional Passport Booklet - (36 pages)
Issue of Additional Passport Jumbo Booklet - (60 pages)
If the current passport expired more than one year ago but less than five years, the following are also required in addition to the above documents:
* Affidavit in the prescribed format sworn before a Notary Public stating that you have not acquired Swiss nationality. * Letter from the Swiss Cantonal Authorities confirming non-acquisition of Swiss nationality. (Download Affidavit Form)
If the existing passport expired more than 5 years ago, the following documents would also be required: