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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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Damaged Passport - requirements & details

Processing time : Min 5 working days

Requirements

  1. Applicants are requested to follow their old passport details during the form filling time (Name, parents and spouse name should be same sequence same as old passport).
  2. If you wish to make any changes supporting documents are required during the submission of application.
  3. Please note when you are making any correction or changes it is mandatory to make remarks in the application when you fill the passport online form.
  4. Original Passport has to be submitted which will be cancelled and returned along with new passport only.
  5. Applicant physical presence for 5 years and above is mandatory
  6. Completely filled Passport renewal application form
  7. One recent coloured photograph (51*51 mm) in white background.
  8. Original Passport less than one year validity/ Exhaust with pages/ Any addition or change in details in the current passport will fall in this category.
  9. Processing time will be min 5 working days
  10. Clear Copy of valid Singapore IC ( PR/EP/Spass/Work permit/DP) is required.
    If the applicant is PR, clear copy of PR card and valid re-entry permit are required.
  11. Singapore residency copy is required ( EP/S Pass/DP/ PR/LTV)
  12. Endorsement of Spouse Name - Marriage Certificate issued by Registrar of marriage or any kind of photo affidavit is required along with Spouse passportcopy if they have any
  13. Change of Address - Proofs like Aadhar Card Copy/Voter Id / Driving License / Nationalised bank Passbook Copy/ BSNL & MTNL & EB latest bills in the name of the applicant if they have any other proof it should be verified at the counter
  14. Address change for new born or minor below 15 years passport can only be taken either from Father or Mother Passport copy only
  15. Change of surname after marriage, Marriage certificate along with spouse passport copy is required.
  16. Any change in Given Name - Gazette Change in India is required.
  17. Any endorsements/valid visas has be to specifically informed to the counter staff upon submission.
  18. Online Passport Application Form
  19. Application verification and scrutiny will happen only at submission counter.
    Any applications can be rejected while submission due to incorrect or incomplete documentation.
    Once passport application is submitted passport cannot be withdrawn unless its an emergency exception.
  20. Passport Copy 

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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