How to renew Indian Passport in Qatar

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An application for a new passport can be made within one year of expiry of the old passport. All applicants are advised to submit their applications for renewal of passport at least 3 months before the expiry date.

NOTE : All passports issued before 2001 need to be upgraded to machine readable passports (Click for details).

Passport options

You can either apply for :

  • a ten year validity 36-paged normal passport booklet (Fees: QR 275/-) OR
  • a 64-paged jumbo passport booklet (Fees: QR 370/-).

1. Download the application form (EAP-I Form) and Datasheet (EAP-1D Form). You can also obtain these forms from the embassy free of cost or submit a photocopy of the forms.

2. Fill all columns carefully and legibly.

(TIP : You can get these done through freelance typists who are available in front of Indian Embassy during morning hours. They charge you a small fee, but have better knowledge about the technical terms.)

3. Furnish 2 photographs (colour) size 50 mm x 50 mm front view of full face against white background.  Photos taken with coloured or dark glasses and in uniform are not acceptable.

Click here for detailed specifications on photograph quality.

(TIP : Get your latest photo taken in a good photo studio as they would know the required quality. Bad photo is a common reason why many applications get rejected.)

Option 1 : Renewal through Indian Embassy

4. The Consular Section of the embassy accepts the passport applications between 09:00 AM and 12:15 PM from Sunday through Thursday.

Address of Indian Embassy in Doha Qatar

Villa No 86 & 90, Street No. 941, Al Eithra Street, Zone 63,Onaiza, PO Box No. 2788, Doha – Qatar.

Click here for contact details and location map of Indian Embassy in Qatar.

Checklist of requirements

Filled up Application Form + Filled up Datasheet + 2 Passport size photographs + Old Passport Copy + Old Passport Original + Qatar ID + Prescribed fees

For minors, you need to present original passport of mother and father. In case father is not residing in Qatar, mother should obtain an NOC from father for issue of new passport / renewal.

You can find more about renewing minor child’s passport here.

(TIP : Reach as early as possible, as applicants start queueing up at 6 am. There is a limit on number of applications per day. You don’t want to stand in a queue for hours to be sent back.)

5. Once the Embassy gate opens, the queue will start moving inside and you can submit the documents at first window for initial checking.

After confirming all documents are in order, they would give you a token number and return the documents.

6. Once your token number shows on screen, reach the designated window and submit the documents along with prescribed fee. (Often the fee payment is in the next window).

7. The date on which the passport can be collected from the Embassy will be indicated when the application is submitted.

  • Fresh and reissued passports are normally delivered on the fifth working day after submission.

8. You can collect the passport on the date mentioned in your receipt.

  • The passports are delivered only between 04:00 PM to 05:15 PM on working days.

Urgent passports

NOTE : If you need the passport urgently you can avail of the Tatkal Scheme. Under the scheme passports can be obtained out of turn from the embassy on the same day or the next day.

An out of turn passport is normally issued only in cases of specified emergencies, on production of documentary evidence and against an additional fee of QR 550/-

Click here for Indian Embassy website. Tel No : 4425 5777

Option 2 : Renewal through ICC

Renewal of passports can also be done through Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) at Abu Hamour (Click for location).

The documents required are same as above. ICC Service charge is QRS. 10/- for each service.

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Timing for submission of documents at ICC

  • Saturday – Thursday: Morning 9.00 am to 12.00 pm, Evening 4.00 pm – 9.00 pm,
  • Friday: Morning 8.30 am – 11.00 am, Evening 4.00 pm – 9.00 pm.

Note that Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) do not accept renewal of minor children. They accept only for those above 18 years.

Click here for ICC Website. Tel No : 4468 6607.

- Published on 7 January 2015 - Last updated on 24 November 2016 - By Aneesh / NRICafe.com

186 Comments

  1. Hi My son is 14 years old and some people saying I can not renew his passport in ICC and I must go to Indian embassy for renewal. is there any other document to be carried specially for children during submission

    • for minors you have to go to indian embassy. you need to take two passport size photographs of child, child’s passport and parent’s passport.

  2. Hi,

    I have got the new passport issued from Indian Embassy as the old passport got expired.

    My Qatar id has the old passport number(which is already expired).

    For travelling to India, do I need to update the passport number in Qatar id or can i travel with Qatar id and both old and new passport.

    Please advise.

  3. my son is 5 years old and his PP is to be renewed, can we do it thru ICC or do we need to Indian Embassy directly? what all documents have to be produced? his PP is to expire on 18th Oct 2016, is there any fine as only 2 days left, please advice

    • Hi Nishad, ICC does not accept renewal for minors. You need to go to Embassy. There is no fine if you submit before expiry.

  4. My indian passport issued in 1997 was renewed in Dubai in 2007 with the validity upto 2017. As now I’m in Qatar, I would like to renew my passport here. Kindly request you to let me know, within how many days, I will get my renewed passport, as I heard police clearance will be required, which might take some time.

    • Hi JP, This is not police verification. If your last passport was issued in Dubai, the Indian Embassy may need to verify with the consulate in Dubai. In some cases, this may take few days more than usual – may be one month or less. The Embassy in Qatar will let you know the delivery date when you submit for renewal.

  5. Helo my Indian passport expired …issued from India …I have vissa validity ..I want renew my pass port here …plse kindly let me know what is the requirements for renewal ..how many days after new passport will issue.. Please help me …waiting your valuable reply thank you

  6. Santheepbalan on

    Hi Sir,

    My Indian Passport will gonna expired on 02.08.2017. Issued from India. I have visa validity this 20th only. I need to renew the passport. I need your well support please let me know your evening duty hours. The evening hours possible to present your office by me. Hence, please reply soonest.

  7. Meethale A Aslam on

    What is the fees to renewal of a passport from Indian embassy in Qatar. Official embassy site is showing 185 Riyal but your site is showing 275Riyal

    • Hi Aslam, The renewal fee for normal passport is QR 275 even in Embassy website. QR 185 is the fee for short validity passports (5 years), which is issued on special cases and for minor children only.

  8. please add one more clause i discovered yesterday. i went to renew my son’s passport and unfortunately couldn’t do. for minors, need to present original passport of mother and father. in case father is not residing in qatar mother should obtain an NOC from father for applying passport renewal and or new passport. they have stopped giving passport extension and i have to apply for my son’s school admission. for some reasons schools are not accepting old passport details. appreciate is someone here can help with other suggestions.

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