India Taipei Association
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: When should I apply for re-issue of my passport?
Answer: Application for re-issue of passport may be submitted one year before the actual date of expiry of the passport. You may also apply for reissue of your passport in case you are running out of visa pages in your passport irrespective of the date of expiry on your passport i.e. when the passport is left with 2 or less pages.
Question: What care should be exercised while filling up the online passport application form?
Answer: As per rule, passports are normally issued after police verification at your intimated address of India. To avoid any delay and complexity, you should provide your correct address, name of district, pin code, police station of your Indian address and personal particulars as mentioned in your immediate previous passport. Please note that any discrepancy in address may lead to rejection of the application during the verification process. Hence, please ensure that the address that you indicate in your application is accurate in all respect. ITA will not be responsible in case the application gets rejected on account of any error in the address at the time of police verification. You can locate police station in India through link:
Question: Can we make manual correction in the printed copy of online passport application form?
Answer: No. Manual correction in passport application is not allowed. If you notice any error or spelling mistake in the online passport application form, re-fill the passport application form. There is no provision for any manual correction/rectification of information once the online application is submitted. Applicant is advised to double-check all the personal particulars before submission of application.
Question: Is it compulsory to give Indian address in the passport application form?
Answer: Please note that only one address gets printed on the passport. You can opt to print either your overseas address or Indian address in your passport. But it is mandatory to furnish your Indian address in the passport application form. The same is required for conducting police verification in India. In case you provide an incorrect address or an old address where the police verification cannot be carried out due to relocation, the passport application gets automatically rejected. Hence due care must be exercised while entering the address in India.
Question: How can I check the status of my passport?
Answer: You can track the status of your passport application using Application Reference Number (ARN) through link: https://portal3.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html Please note that since the ARN has been generated the procedure from the ITA with respect to your passport application is complete and the ITA has no further role in/control over the process. You may thereafter check the status of your application directly on the portal. However, ITA will inform the applicant once the passport is ready for collection.
Question: Whether ITA receives passport application by post and passport fee by bank transfer?
Answer: ITA does not accept passport application by post. Only cash payment in local currency (NT$) is accepted at the ITA counter. The fee should not be sent to the ITA by post under any circumstances.
Question: Is there any provision of issuing temporary passport or travel documents during the period of process for reissue of my new passport?
Answer: There is no provision of issue of temporary passport or travel document while the process for re-issue of your passport is underway. Your old passport will be cancelled and returned to you only at the time of handing over the new passport. Visa, if any, on the old passport will not be cancelled by the ITA. Besides, you can withdraw your existing passport after submission of your application.
Question: If someone is holding citizenship or passport of any other foreign country, can he/she still apply for Indian passport?
Answer: Dual citizenship is not allowed. If you are holding nationality/citizenship or passport of any other country, you are not eligible to apply for Indian passport.
Question: What are the documents required for applying for Indian passport?
Answer: Following documents are required to be attached with passport application:
Question: Is police verification at Indian address mandatory?
Answer: Police Verification is mandatory for reissue of passport in most of the cases. In this case, you can provide contact number of one of your relative or friend in India residing at the address for the convenience of the police authorities.
Question: How can one file an appeal in case of rejection or refusal of application?
Answer: If you wish to file an appeal against an adverse action (like rejection/refusal of application or impounding/revocation of the passport) taken by an Indian embassy, or consulate against your passport/application, you can file an appeal by logging in the PSP portal at www.passportindia.gov.in and then selecting 'Log appeal' from the home page. For appeal related FAQs, refer Home > FAQs > Appeal at www.passportindia.gov.in