Passport Services


A)     General guidelines regarding Passports :

1. Please note that from 23 June 2014 it is mandatory for a passport applicant to fill the passport application online and to submit a signed copy of the application along with the requisite documents at the Embassy. The application would be processed for issue of a Machine Readable Passport.

2. Your Passport is a valuable document. It should always be either in your own custody or in the custody of a person duly authorized by you.

3. Passports should not be sent out of the country of residence by post.

4. If the Passport is lost or destroyed, the facts should be immediately reported to the Indian Mission and the local police.

5. If you have acquired citizenship of any other country, you are requested to surrender the Indian passport to the Embassy of India, Manila. The Indian passport is returned to the applicant after cancellation and a Surrender Letter is issued. The cancelled Indian passport should be kept in safe custody with you as it may be required at the time of applying for the OCI card.

6. All are suggested to scan all pages of their passport, visa, stay permit, local ID cards etc and store them on their personal USB flash drives, external hard drives, laptops or on their email addresses for easy access in case of lost or misplaced travel documents. Without these details, the issue of a duplicate passport may get delayed. 

7. It has been observed on multiple occasions that the Indian passports have been used as an advertising platform by many unscrupulous travel agents, defacing the cover of the passport by pasting their agency’s/company’s stickers. This is also in contravention of the Government of India’s guidelines in this regard. All passport holders are therefore requested to ensure that their passports are not defaced by the travel agents or any other person or establishment at any time. 

B) Guidelines for Passport applicants : 

1. Please note that it is an offense under the Passports Act 1967 to furnish false information in the Passport application form. Passport facilities can be denied on grounds of suppression of factual information, submission of false particulars, wilful damage of passport and for making unauthorized changes in the passports.  

2. Incomplete/incorrect applications, applications with inadequate fee/fee not paid in the prescribed manner will be returned without any service.  

3. The application must be signed by the applicant himself/herself.  

4. Dimensions of photographs required for Machine Readable Passports : Square size of not less than 2 x 2 inches (51 mm x 51mm); high quality colour and glossy paper; light background; face covering 80 % of the photo. Please see photo requirements with samples at (click here) 

5. Please note that the photocopies of all the documents submitted along with the application form should be self-attested (Signed by the applicant) 

6. In the case of Indian nationals applying from the Philippines, Republic of Palau and the Federated State of Micronesia, the Passports are currently printed and issued from India. These Passports are further received by the Embassy for further delivery to the applicant concerned.  

7. The whole process for issuing of a passport may take around 15 working days.  

8. It may take more time to process the passport application in case where the clearance is awaited from Other Indian Missions/ Passport Offices.

9. The applications for such passports are required to be submitted to the Embassy of India, Manila well before the date of expiry of the existing passports.


C) Passport Application form is available at the following link:

D) Payments of fees : 

In order to make the consular process simpler and convenient for the applicants, the fee for different consular services, henceforth, could be deposited directly into the Embassy of India’s METROBANK Account. Hence forth, NO cash fee of any kind would be paid/deposited at the Embassy for any consular service w.e.f 1 April 2021.  

Please read the following advisory for payment of fees : 


Unit 2702, 27th Floor, One World Place, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 1634, Metro Manila  

TIMINGS FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS/DOCUMENTS 1000 hrs - 1200 hrs (No appointment needed)  


1500 hrs - 1600 hrs  

*The Consular & Visa Office is open on Weekdays except holidays.