Passport Services

Passport in lieu of lost / damaged passport

VFS centres may be contacted through phone/ e-mail. VFS centres

Following documents are required to be submitted for this services: 

  • Fill in the application form online and make sure you have filled in all the columns.
  • Save the form after you have filled it; this generates a registration number, make sure you note it down as this number will be required to process your application and to answer your queries that you may have about your application.
  • After making note of the registration number, print out the form that you have filled in and saved.
  • Also sign in all the boxes provided for signatures, including the boxes for specimen signatures, making very sure that you sign within the confines of the box. No part of the signature must be outside the box.
  • Original, not a copy of Police report regarding the loss of passport. Details of lost passport must be mentioned on the report. If police report in original cannot be provided, the event No. as registered with the police station to be provided.
  • The police report/event No. is not required in case of damaged passport.
  • Photocopy of the lost passport, if available. If photocopy is not available, number date of issue and place of issue of the lost passport MUST be furnished . In case of Damaged Passport you must send the Passport as it is, with a copy of the passport.
  • Form for new passport duly filled in,
    Make sure the signatures stay inside the box and no part of your signature goes outside the box
  • Eight copies of latest photographs of 3.5 x 3.5 cm size, one photograph to be pasted on the application form .
  • ECNR is issued by default for new passports. Please note that there will not be any stamp explicitly stating Emigration Check Not Required. In case applicants require ECNR to be stamped please click here
  • Documents which prove the Visa Status Print of the Email from DIAC/ Certificate of Residency from DIAC
  • Additional requirement Reference letters from place of work/study as well as from two known persons holding Indian passport along with a copy of their Passport to be provided in case of lost passport.
  • Attested Copy of marriage certificate for inclusion of spouse's name if it is not included earlier in the passport.
  • APPLICABLE FEE in favour of "VFS Australia Pty Ltd" for payments made in the form of bank cheque or money order.
  • Cash accepted at Counter only.
  • Courier/ postal charges as maybe applicable in case of VFS Centres. In case of postal applications a self addressed registered / express post envelope should be attached for sending the passport back after issue.
  • Note: Duplicate passport in lieu of a lost passport is issued after requisite verification and clearances only.
  • Please do not make firm travel bookings before receiving your passport.
  • Processing Time: Approx.4 months, but can take upto 6 months
  • Please down load the Checklist and submit it with your printed application
  • Passport form: Online Application :

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