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CHANGES IN POLICE VERIFICATION PROCEDURE FOR DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF PASSPORT APPLICATIONS

Following changes in Police Verification Procedure for different categories of passport applications, if the applicant has made changes in the following, he/she will henceforth be issued passports subject to police verification from their respective place of residence in India: -

(i). Change in name and their personal particulars (date of birth, place of birth, gender, parent’s names, change in appearance) except in the case of change/addition of name/surname by woman applicant due to marriage/divorce.
(ii). Applicants giving false information about old passports held by them.
(iii). Passport is lost/fully damaged/stolen/serious damage cases and or photo of the applicant on the passport is damaged.
(iv). Passport application is submitted more than 3 years after expiry of passport
(v). Court/criminal case(s) are pending against the applicant in India.

Applicants who fall in these categories are advised to apply well ahead of time with all supporting documents, as issue of passports, henceforth, would only be after due police verification. Please be informed that the onus of giving correct particulars rests with the applicants.

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Passport for new born baby - requirements & details

Processing time : Minimum 5-8 working days

The applicant who is not completed 21 years of age
A - Needs to produce a copy of both the parents' passports and the Singapore IC along with Re-entry/Validity pages while submitting the application.
B - Undertaking Form - Ensure that this undertaking should be filled and signed by both the parents and enclosed along with the child passport application while submission. Please click here.

Requirements

  1. Newborn - Permanent address in the application must follow one of the parent passports.
  2. If any one parent is not an Indian National he/she has to give a declaration stating that they do not have any objection in applying an Indian Passport for the child and they have not applied for the child with any other Nationality as well.
  3. Duly filled and signed or with child thumbprint for a child below 15 years application form.
  4. One recent coloured photograph (51*51 mm) in white background.
  5. Original and Photocopy of birth certificate.
  6. Original and Photocopy of parents passports and Marriage Certificate.
  7. Clear copy of parents' Singapore IC (PR/EP/SP/WP) including Validity page.
  8. Online Passport Application Form
  9. Minor Applicant cannot change their permanent address based on their Adhar card or any other proof under their name. They must follow one of the parents' passport address if they wish to change the permanent address.
  10. Ensure that this undertaking should be filled and signed by both the parents and enclosed along with child passport application while submission. Please click here

New guideline on Issuance of fresh passports to Children born to Indian parent(s) in Singapore
The issue of fresh passports to children born to Indian parents in Singapore is subject to the registration of birth of the children under section 4(1) of the citizenship Act, 1955 on the MHA website
(i) https://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in
(ii) https://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in/Home2.aspx?formcode=09
Applicants who fall in this category are advised to apply with all supporting documents, as passports to children born to Indian parent(s) in Singapore, would only be issued after the registration of birth on MHA websites given above.


Fee schedule

Passport Service Fee in SGD
Damaged Jumbo Passport 238
Damaged Passport 205
Lost Jumbo Passport 238
Lost Passport 205
Fresh Passport 104
Fresh Passport Minor (up to 15 Years ) - 36 Pages 71
Fresh Passport Jumbo - For Adult 138
Passport cancellation 200
Police clearance certificate 37
Tatkal 201

BLS Service charge is SGD 10.80/-

Processing Time

Service Processing Time
Normal Process Normally between 05-08 working days
Tatkal Process 03 working days
Processing time of all applications is decided by the HCI Singapore. BLS International has no involvement in the decision-making process of the HCI.
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