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IMPORTANT NOTICE ON PASSPORT SERVICES 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FEE FOR VARIOUS SERVICES ENUMERATED BELOW HAVE BEEN REVISED AS GIVEN IN THE CHART AT THE END OF THIS PAGE AND WILL TAKE EFFECT FROM APRIL 1, 2021.

  • The High Commission of India, Port of Spain has been integrated with the Global Passport Seva Project of the Government of India.  To apply for Passport, Police Clearance Certificate, Emergency Certificate, Indian nationals living in Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and  Commonwealth of Dominica are advised to register online by visiting the link: https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/.
  • All applicants are requested to exercise due care while filling the online Passport Application Form and submit complete documents.
  • Once the application has been filled online, the applicant should take the print-out of the filled-in application form and sign it. The filled up and signed application form along with four colour photographs with white backgrounds (2”x2”), self-attested copies of passport, Temporary/Permanent Residence Card, one additional Indian ID like Aadhar, Voter ID Card etc may be submitted in the High Commission.

The High Commission of India, Port of Spain provides the following passport services to Indian Nationals living in Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and Commonwealth of Dominica.

Photo Specification for all Consular Services

Time Taken for All Passports

  • 4 to 8 weeks for re-issue of passport/change of detail in passport only if the old passport was issued in the High Commission of India, Port of Spain.
  • For lost/damaged passport: 8 weeks in most cases. However, in some cases it could take more than 3 months.
  • For Emergency Certificate: Only after the identity of the applicant as an Indian citizen has been established.

Re-issue of Passports to Indian Nationals (over 18 years of age)

Re-issue of Passport on expiry or up to one year before expiry

A new Passport can be issued on the expiry, or up to one year before expiry of any Passport which had an initial validity of 10 years.

Requirements

  • Online application duly filled in and signed.
  • 2 (two) Passport size (2”x2”) identical photographs showing frontal view of full face with white background.
  • The current or recently expired Passport having valid Visa or Residence Permit or Work Permit is required to be enclosed along with self-attested photocopies of the same.
  • Personal Particular Form for Police Verification.
  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.

Re-issue of Passport which has expired more than one year ago

Applications for expired (over a year) Passports must be submitted with the following documents. New Passport will be issued to the applicant only after due verification.

Requirements

  • Online application duly filled in and signed.
  • 2 (two) Passport size (2”x2”) identical photographs showing frontal view of full face with white background.
  • The expired Passport with valid Visa or Residence Permit or Work Permit is required to be enclosed along with self-attested photocopies of the same.
  • An Indian ID proof carrying photograph of the applicant like Driving Licence, ration card, electoral ID card, PAN Card, Aadhaar Card etc.
  • Personal Particular Form for Police Verification.
  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.

Re-issue of Passport on Exhaustion of Pages

No additional booklets are issued by the Government of India. Once the last page of the current passport is exhausted, one has to apply for re-issue of the passport. The requirement for issue of new passport in lieu of exhausted passport is same as given above.

Re-issue of Passport due to Change of name subsequent to marriage/remarriage/divorce/death of spouse
For change of name subsequent to marriage/remarriage/divorce/death of spouse, applicant will be required to apply for a new Passport.

Requirements

  • Online application duly filled in and signed.
  • Personal Particular Form for Police Verification.
  • 2 (two) Passport size (2”x2”) identical photographs showing frontal view of full face with white background.
  • The current or recently expired Passport having valid Visa or Residence Permit or Work Permit is required to be enclosed along with self-attested photocopies of the same.
  • Marriage certificate/divorce deed/death certificate (as the case may be) duly attested by the Home Department of the State Government concerned and counter attested by the Ministry of External Affairs, Attestation Division, J.N. Bhavan, Janpath, New Delhi. In case of Marriage certificate/divorce deed/death certificate (as the case may be) issued by concerned civil authorities in Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and  Commonwealth of Dominica, such a certificate should be submitted duly Apostilled by the concerned Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and  Commonwealth of Dominica authorities.
  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.

Re-issue of Passport due to Change of name - other cases

Requirements

  • Online application duly filled in and signed.
  • Personal Particular Form for Police Verification.
  • 2 (two) Passport size (2”x2”) identical photographs showing frontal view of full face with white background.
  • The current or recently expired Passport having valid Visa or Residence Permit or Work Permit is required to be enclosed along with self-attested photocopies of the same.
  • Cuttings of two leading newspapers (one in India and the other in Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and  Commonwealth of Dominica) carrying advertisement notifying the change of name and asking for any objection thereof to be reported to High Commission of India within 30 days of the publication.
  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.

Re-issue of Passport for Addition/Deletion of Spouse name

Requirements

  • Online application duly filled in and signed.
  • Personal Particular Form for Police Verification.
  • 2 (two) Passport size (2”x2”) identical photographs showing frontal view of full face with white background.
  • The current or recently expired Passport having valid Visa or Residence Permit or Work Permit is required to be enclosed along with self-attested photocopies of the same.
  • Court decree dissolving the marriage or death certificate duly attested by the Home Department of the State government concerned and counter attested by Ministry of External Affairs, Attestation Division, J.N. Bhavan, Janpath, New Delhi.
  • Payment of fees in cash TT Dollars onlyas per the chart given below.

Re-issue of Passport due to Change of address

Requirements

  • Online application duly filled in and signed.
  • Personal Particular Form for Police Verification.
  • 2 (two) Passport size (2”x2”) identical photographs showing frontal view of full face with white background.
  • The current or recently expired Passport having valid Visa or Residence Permit or Work Permit is required to be enclosed along with self-attested photocopies of the same.
  • Valid Proof of new address in the form of utility bills, latest monthly bank statements, property papers, Aadhaar Card, driving licence etc.
  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.

Re-issue of Passport due to Change of signature

Requirements

  • Online application duly filled in and signed.
  • Personal Particular Form for Police Verification.
  • 2 (two) Passport size (2”x2”) identical photographs showing frontal view of full face with white background.
  • The current or recently expired Passport having valid Visa or Residence Permit or Work Permit is required to be enclosed along with self-attested photocopies of the same.
  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.

Re-issue of Passport due to Change in appearance

Requirements

  • Online application duly filled in and signed.
  • Personal Particular Form for Police Verification.
  • 2 (two) Passport size (2”x2”) identical photographs showing frontal view of full face with white background.
  • The current or recently expired Passport having valid Visa or Residence Permit or Work Permit is required to be enclosed along with self-attested photocopies of the same.
  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.

 Passports for Children (under 18 years of age)

Re-issue of Passports for Children

Requirements

  • Online application duly filled in and signed. Thumb impression (either left or right) of the child may be provided at the relevant place of signature of applicant in the application form. The declaration in the form must be signed by both parents, which should match with signatures on their Passports.

  • 2 (two) Passport size (2”x2”) identical photographs showing frontal view of full face with white background.

  • The current or recently expired Passport having valid Visa or Residence/Work Permit ofeither parent is required to be enclosed along with self-attested photocopies of the same.

  • Original and photocopy of the Birth Certificate issued by the hospital or concerned authorities.

  • Both the Parents should present themselves at the time of applying passport. If one of the parents is absent, then the General Sworn Annexure-C should be filled in, giving his/her passport details and explaining the reason for the absence, filed in front of a First Class Magistrate and duly attested by Ministry of External Affairs should be sent in original.

  • Declaration of parents/guardian – Annexure-D.

  • Marriage certificate (if the name of the spouse is not endorsed on the respective passport) duly attested by the Home Department of the State Government concerned and counter attested by the Ministry of External Affairs, Attestation Division, J.N. Bhavan, Janpath, New Delhi. In case of Marriage certificate/divorce deed/death certificate (as the case may be) issued by concerned civil authorities in Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and  Commonwealth of Dominica, such a certificate should be submitted duly Apostilled by the concerned Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and  Commonwealth of Dominica authorities.

  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.

New Passport for Children if there are insufficient blank pages in the Passport

No additional booklets are issued by the Government of India. Once the last page of the current passport is exhausted, one has to apply for a new passport. The requirement for issue of new passport in lieu of exhausted passport is same as above.

First Passport for Children born in Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and Commonwealth of Dominica

In this case, following two steps are involved:

  • Online Registration of birth

For an Indian child born in Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and Commonwealth of DominicaOnline registration of birth is required.

Name of a child of Indian origin born in Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and Commonwealth of Dominica cannot be entered on their parent’s passport any more. For a child to be given an Indian passport, his/her birth must have been registered with the Consular Section of the High Commission of India, Port of Spain.

Indian Citizenship of a newly born child in Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and Commonwealth of Dominica

The High Commission of India in Port of Spain will provide Indian citizenship by descent under Section 4(1) of the Citizenship Act, 1955 to a newly born child in its jurisdiction if the application is made within one year of the child's birth. If the application is made after one year, the citizenship will be granted after obtaining clearance from Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

By Descent (Section 4)

  • A person born outside India on or after 26th January 1950 but before 10th December 1992 is a citizen of India by descent, if his father was a citizen of India by birth at the time of his birth. In case the father was a citizen of India by descent only, that person shall not be a citizen of India, unless his birth is registered at an Indian Consulate within one year from the date of birth or with the permission of the Central Government, after the expiry of the said period.
  • A person born outside India on or after 10th December 1992 but before 3rd December, 2004, is considered as a citizen of India if either of his parents was a citizen of India by birth at the time of his birth. In case either of the parents was a citizen of India by descent, that person shall not be a citizen of India, unless his birth is registered at an Indian Consulate within one year from the date of birth or with the permission of the Central Government, after the expiry of the said period.
  • A person born outside India on or after 3rd December 2004 shall not be a Citizen of India, unless the parents declare that the minor does not hold passport of another country and his birth is registered at an Indian Consulate within one year of the date of birth or with the permission of the Central Government, after the expiry of the said period.

 Requirements

Application for registration of the birth of a minor child to an Indian consulate under Section 4(1) shall be made Online and shall be accompanied by an undertaking in writing from the parents of such minor child that he/she does not hold the passport of another country. For applying online, please visit web site http://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in/. After filling up the application online, the hard copy along with the following documents should be submitted to the High Commission of India in Port of Spain:

  • Original and photocopy of the Birth Certificate issued by the hospital or by the concerned Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and Commonwealth of Dominicaauthorities.
  • A copy of the Indian passport of both the parents.
  • A copy of the certificate of Indian citizenship if acquired by registration/naturalization.
  • A copy of the marriage certificate.
  • Declaration that the child does not hold the passport of any other country.
  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only

Issue of First Indian Passport after the grant of Indian Citizenship

Requirements

  • Online application duly filled in and signed. Thumb impression (either left or right) of the child may be provided at the relevant place of signature of applicant in the application form. The declaration in the form must be signed by both parents, which should match with signatures on their Passports.
  • 2 (two) Passport size (2”x2”) identical photographs showing frontal view of full face with white background.
  • The current Passport having valid Visa or Residence Permit of the parents is required to be enclosed along with photocopies of the first and last pages.
  • Original and photocopy of the Birth Certificate issued by the hospital or by the concerned Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and Commonwealth of Dominica authorities.
  • Both the Parents should present themselves at the time of applying passport. If one of the parents is absent, then the General Sworn Annexure-C should be filled in, giving his/her passport details and explaining the reason for the absence, filed in front of a First Class Magistrate and duly attested by Ministry of External Affairs should be sent in original.
  • Declaration of parents/guardian – Annexure-D.
  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.

Issue of Duplicate Passports/Emergency Certificates in lieu of damaged or lost Passports

Requirements for Duplicate Indian Passports

  • Online application duly filled in and signed.
  • Damaged passport or in case of lost passport,original of Police report.
  • 4 (four) Passport size (2”x2”) identical photographs showing frontal view of full face with white background.
  • Two copies duly filled in Personal Particulars Form for Police Verification.
  • In case of student, a letter of verification from school/college is required.
  • General Sworn Affidavit-A.
  • Photocopy of the previous (lost) passport (if available).
  • Any other photo document to establish Indian Identity.
  • Photocopy of Resident Permit or Valid Visa.
  • Photocopy of documentary proof of residence in Trinidad & Tobago orGrenada orMontserrat orCommonwealth of Dominica, as the case maybe.
  • A written signed declaration, detailing the circumstances in which the passport was lost/damaged as per specimen.
  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.

Requirements for Emergency Certificates

  • Online application duly filled in and signed.
  • 4 (four) Passport size (2”x2”) identical photographs showing frontal view of full face with white background.
  • Details of the flight and transiting country should be mentioned.
  • Photocopy of the passport held (since lost/damaged).
  • Original Passport in case of damaged passport (for cancellation).
  • Original of the Police Reportin case of loss of passport.
  • Any other photo document to establish Indian Identity.
  • A written signed declaration, detailing the circumstances in which the passport was lost/damaged as per specimen.
  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.
  • Emergency Certificate can be issued only after the Indian identity of the applicant has been established.
  • In case of LOSS OF PASSPORT, if the passport is found after the issuance of Emergency Certificate, the same should immediately be reported to the High Commission for advice.
  • It should also be noted that after the issuance of Emergency Certificate, the existing passport does not remain a valid travel document. Hence only EMERGENCY CERTIFICATE should be used for production at the Immigration Checkpoints.

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) for Indian Nationals

NOTE: For every PCC applicant, fresh police verification will be conducted and PCC will be issued only after receipt of CLEAR police verification report from India. Hence, applicants are requested to apply for PCC well in advance (at least one month) to enable us to provide timely service. Also, please apply for re0issue of passport if your personal particulars have changed since the issue of latest passport for incorporating those changes in passport and then apply for PCC. Otherwise, PCC may get rejected during verification stage in India.
Procedure for applying for PCC Service
Visit the website https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/

  • Complete one-time registration and create a USER ID.
  • Login using the newly created USER ID and fill in and submit the user-friendly application form online at the same portal.
  • Take a printout of the application.
  • Paste recently taken photograph (2”x2” size) and put signatures at the designated places.

 Submit the application printout along with following documents:

  • Personal Particular Form for Police Verification.
  • Coloured copy of first & last pages of current Passport.
  • Copy of current Visa/resident permit/work permit etc.. 
  • One additional photograph (2”x2” size). Do not staple/pin the photograph.
  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.

 

Surrender of Indian Passport & Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

Introduction: The Indian Citizenship Act, 1955, does not allow dual citizenship. However, it has been observed that some Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) continue to retain their Indian passports, and some even decide to travel on them. There are also instances, when PIOs continue to get fresh passports issued by suppressing details about their foreign nationality, which is a violation of Indian Passport Act, 1967 and other relevant rules.

Retaining an Indian passport / renewal of Indian passport / getting any services on Indian passport / travelling on an Indian passport after acquiring a foreign citizenship constitutes an offence under the Indian Passport Act, 1967, and attracts penalties. Indian passport holders, who have acquired foreign citizenship, are required to surrender their Indian passports to the nearest Indian Mission/Post immediately after acquiring foreign citizenship and complete the procedure for renouncing their Indian citizenship. Upon completion of procedure, this Mission will cancel the Indian passport and return the same to the applicant along with the required certificate.

Procedure for applying for Surrender Certificate

Visit the https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/

  • Complete one-time registration and create a USER ID.
  • Login using the newly created USER ID and fill in and submit the user-friendly application form online at the same portal.
  • Take a printout of the application.
  • Paste recently taken photograph (2”x2” size) and put signatures at the designated places.

 Submit the completed application printout along with following documents:

  • Original and Photocopy of Citizenship Certificate (original will be returned immediately after verification).
  • Photocopy of current Foreign Passport (original will be returned immediately after verification).

Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.

Other Miscellaneous Services (Except Police Clearance Certificate and Surrender Certificate upon Renunciation of Indian Citizenship & Surrender of Indian Passport)

GUIDANCE

All Affidavits, Powers of Attorney, NRI Certificate, Life Certificate etc. will be neatly typed and printed on plain paper.

  • The attestation service is provided to Indian citizens. Documents submitted by other nationals will be attested only if the document is required to be submitted for a transaction in India or it originates from India.
  • All documents should be apostilled / attested by the Authentication/Consular Division in the Foreign Affairs before submission of attestation at the High Commission.
  • All Affidavits will be drawn on plain/stamp paper.
  • The Power of Attorney to be attested by the High Commission should be typed on a plain paper or on a Stamp Paper from India.
  • All Powers of Attorneys should carry signatures and addresses of 2 (two) witnesses.
  • However in many places in India, they would easily recognize the attestation by the Indian Embassy/Consulate and hence may ask for attested copy despite the document already being apostilled. Hence, to avoid any inconvenience, if you wish to have the apostilled document also attested by the High Commission, you may apply to the High Commission. 
  • The Consular Officer reserves the right to accept or reject attestation of documents, the contents of which may be objectionable or contrary to the Rules.
  • Court documents, Marriage Certificates, Educational Certificates, Copy of Driver’s License, etc. issued by the authorities of Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and  Commonwealth of Dominica passport copy are all required to be apostilled.

Documents required for Other Miscellaneous Services

  • Completed Miscellaneous Service Application .
  • One Photograph of 2”x2” size pasted on the Miscellaneous Service Application.
  • Photocopy of Proof of Status – Visa, visa extension document. etc (Please present to the Consular Officer the original of the document you are enclosing).
  • Photocopy of Proof of residence – Driving License, Lease agreement, an utility bill etc.  (Please present to the Consular Officer the original of the document you are enclosing).
  • Copies of Indian passport and other documents issued in India need not be notarized but only self-attested. However, relevant and valid visa pages, address proof in the Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Montserrat and Commonwealth of Dominica are to be attested.
  • Passport in original.
  • Apostilled/Original of the document to be attested/authenticated.
  • Photocopy of document to be attested/authenticated.

Police Clearance Certificate For foreign Passport Holders

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is issued by the High Commission, certifying the person’s criminal record during his/her stay in India. 
Please supply the following documents:

  • Completed and signed Miscellaneous Service Application
  • One Photograph of 2”x2” size pasted on the Miscellaneous Service Application.
  • Details of your stay in India along with documentary proof which can be copy of visas, Study/Work certificates etc.
  • Applicants who held Indian Passport previously need to provide copy of Cancelled Passport or OCI Card or PIO Card (any one).
  • Payment of fees as per the chart given below in cash TT Dollars only.

PASSPORT SERVICES FEES
(EFFECTIVE 1ST APRIL 2021)

S.No.

Particulars of application

Fee Payable in TTD

1.

New Passports
Ordinary passport booklet containing 36 pages with a maximum validity of ten years

524

2.

Ordinary passport booklet containing 60 pages valid for ten years

694

3.

Ordinary passport containing 36 pages with maximum validity of five years for minor children below the age of 18 years.

354

4.

Duplicate Passport in lieu of Lost or Damaged Documents:
Issue of a duplicate passport containing 36 pages in lieu of ordinary passport on the ground that it has been lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or for any other such reason.

1,034

5.

Issue of a duplicate passport containing 60 pages in lieu of ordinary passport on the ground that it has been lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or for any other such reason.

1,204

6.

Special Travel Documents:
Emergency Certificate

116

7.

Miscellaneous Services
Issue of Police Clearance Certificate or Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate or any other miscellaneous certificates based on the passport.

184

8.

Issue of Surrender Certificate for renunciation of Indian citizenship on acquisition of foreign nationality/passport.

184

9.

Other Miscellaneous services, viz. Attestation/Power of Attorney/Affidavit etc. (per document/per signature).

150

10.

Registration of Birth of an Indian citizen and Issue of Birth Certificate

184

11.

Issue of Life Certificate to an Indian citizen for pension purposes

Gratis

12.

Registration of Death of an Indian citizen and Issue of Death Certificate

Gratis

Note: (a) The above fee includes an amount of TTD 14 towards mandatory contribution to Indian Community Welfare Fund.

          (b) Requisite fee may be paid through bank draft drawn in favour of "High Commission of India, Port of Spain" by the applicants from Grenada, Commonwealth of Dominica & Montserrat.