Applications should be submitted at Consulate General of India, Sydney, Level 27, 25 Bligh Street, NSW, Sydney 2000.
Lodgement Hours: 09.30 to 12.30 hours on working days
Collection hours: 2pm -3pm on all working days.
(a) Your passport is a valuable document. It should always
be either in your own custody or in the custody of a person
duly authorised by you. It must not be altered, mutilated
or tampered with in any manner. If lost or damaged, the
fact and circumstances should be immediately reported to
the nearest Indian Mission and to the local police.
(b) It is an offence under the Passports Act, 1967 to give
false information in the application for any service related
to Indian passports. Passport facilities can be denied on
grounds of suppression of factual information, submission
of false particulars, willful damage of passport and for
making unauthorised changes in the passport.
(c) Please keep a photocopy of your passport in a safe place.
Without this the issue of a duplicate passport in case of
loss/damage/theft may be delayed.
(d) Please check all the particulars including the expiry
date of your passport on receiving it for the first time.
Any error should be immediately brought to the notice of
the Mission where it was issued. Please remember to get
your passport renewed well before the expiry date.
Note: Indian Citizenship Laws do not provide for Dual Citizenship
and, accordingly, it is illegal for a person to possess
an Indian passport once he/she has acquired the citizenship
of another country. The holder of an Indian passport should,
therefore, immediately submit his/her Indian passport to
the nearest Indian Mission/Post for cancellation on acquiring
citizenship of another country (including Australia).
The States of New South Wales and South Australia fall within
the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of India, Sydney.
All other Visa Applicants should lodge their applications
at the High Commission of India, Canberra, Consulate General
of India Melbourne, or at Honorary Consulates in Perth &
Applications for all passports/consular services (Like miscellaneous
services on passports, legalisation/attestation of documents
etc.) are accepted at the counter between 9:30 a.m. and
12:30 p.m. on all working days. No application is received
after 12:30 p.m. except in case of emergencies, such as
death or illness in the family. Passports and other documents
may be collected, on the date specified in the receipt,
only between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Outstation applicants may send their application for passport/consular
service by Express/Registered post or courier. Fee should
be paid by Australian Money Order / Bank Cheque in the name
of the Consulate General of India, Sydney. Cash is accepted
only at the counter do not send cash by mail. For return
of passport self-addressed Express Post/Registered Post
envelope must be provided. Applications for miscellaneous
consular services received by mail generally take upto 10
working days to process. This is in addition to the time
taken in the mail. This time schedule does not apply for
services for which reference is required to be made to competent
authorities in India. In case of passports, please refrain
from making telephonic or written enquiries about the status
of your application, as it takes about 45 days to complete
processing. The Consulate General will contact applicants
in cases where the applications are incomplete /incorrect,
the fees sent are not adequate or not paid in the acceptable
manner or where there are other deficiencies.
THE CONSULATE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DOCUMENTS LOST IN
MAIL. A PASSPORT SHOULD NOT BE SENT OUT OF A COUNTRY BY
Fee should be paid in cash (only at the counter), bank cheques
or Australian money orders payable to the Consulate General
of India, Sydney. Please note that we do not accept any
personal cheques. Cash when applying by mail is not accepted.
Kindly note that Fee once paid is not refunded on refusal
of service or delay in service. Please insist on a receipt
for any money paid at the counter and present the same for
collection of documents between 2:00p.m to 3:00p.m on the
date / day specified. The Consulate has the right to ask
for any necessary original documents at any stage and these
documents are required to be presented for scrutiny and
satisfaction of the Consular officer before
rendering any service.
(a) Change of Address: Application in the form for Miscellaneous
services along with a Fee of A$20.00 and original passport
along with one recent passport size photograph is required.
(b) ECNR (Emigration Check Not Required) Endorsement: Application
in the form for Miscellaneous services along with a fee
of A$20.00, Original Passport along with one recent passport
size photograph, and submission of documents that entitles
the applicant to ECNR.
(c) Deletion of Child's Name: Application in the form for
Miscellaneous services, a fee of A$ 20.00 and Original Passport
bearing the child's name along with one recent passport
size photograph is required.
(d) Birth Certificate from Passport: To be applied for in
the "Application form for Miscellaneous Services". Passport
in original along with one recent passport size photograph
is required with a fee of A$25:00.
(e) Marriage Certificate from Passport: In case the spouse's
name is endorsed on the passport, to be applied for in the
"Application form for Miscellaneous Services", along with
applicant's and spouse's passport in original along with
one recent passport size photograph and a fee of A$25:00.
In case the spouse's name is not endorsed on the passport,
to apply for endorsement of the name of spouse first.
(f) Life Certificate: To be applied for in the "Life Certificate Application form" avaiable at the Consulate General of India. The pensioner has to sign in the presence of the officer at the counter. In addition,
two photographs and passport in original to be submitted. This service is provided gratis to pensioners.
(g) Police Clearance Certificate: Application form for miscellaneous
services duly filled in, a fee of A$20.00, and original
passport (plus photocopy of first five and last two pages
of the passport) along with one recent passport size photograph
need to be submitted. This service takes 45 days from the date of receipt of the application.
(h) Death Certificate: For transportation of human remains
(body of the deceased) following is required:
(1) Passport of the deceased (for cancellation)
(2) Notarised copy of the Death Certificate; Embalmer's
Certificate (Funeral Parlour Certificate stating that the
body has been embalmed in accordance with the international
health and shipping requirements and that the body has been
placed in a hermetically sealed container with zinc liner
and wooden outer container) duly notarised;
(3) No Communicable Disease's certificate from the Department
of Health stating that the deceased did not suffer from
any communicable/contagious diseases;
(4) Itinerary/Flight details ;
(5)Details of person/s accompanying including a copy of
their passport. Fee - Gratis
For transportation of human remains (ashes) following
(1) Passport of the deceased;
(2) Notarised copy of the Death Certificate
(3) Cremation certificate; and
(4) Itinerary/Flight details and details of person/s accompanying including a copy of
(5) All Documents must be submitted in original along with
one set of photocopies. Fee - Gratis
(i) Sponsorship Declaration Form: The form in prescribed proforma
needs to be submitted in duplicate. Signature on the form
is to be made at the counter before the Consular Officer.
In addition, passport in original (plus photocopies of first
five and last two pages of the passport) and a fee of A$20:00
(j) Adoption Documents: The documents duly notarized and authenticated
by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Sydney along
with one recent passport size photograph. No passport is required.
Fee is A$40:00 for each document.
Application forms should be filled in fully, legibly (in BLOCK
CAPITAL LETTERS) and correctly. Misrepresentation/suppression
of information may result in denial of passport/consular service.
Applications received with incomplete details would remain
Fees, once received, are not refunded, even if, the application
is withdrawn or service not rendered.
9. GENERAL ENQUIRIES
Please write to the Consular Services, Consulate
General of India, Level 27, 25 Bligh Street, Sydney, NSW-2000.
You can call us at 02-9223 9500 or fax us at 02- 9221 0533
or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. / email@example.com
The Consulate earnestly appeals to the members of the Indian
community not to pay more than the prescribed amount of
Consular fee to anyone or encourage any middlemen or agents
as it spoils the reputation of the community as well as
the Consulate. In any event, public should not make any
payment for which a receipt is not given. The community
should take every precaution against accepting forged /
counterfeit travel document from unscrupulous elements.
∑ The above instructions are subject to change from time
to time. Please write or telephone the Consulate for updated
∑ Incomplete applications will not be returned unless appropriate
arrangements for mailing the same are made by the applicant.