A passport is a very important document for anyone, not just it allows you to prove your identity while travelling abroad, it is an essential document that is strong enough to serve as a proof of address, and other details. But what you need to do if you lost your passport? The situation will be :
If you lose it while being abroad
If you lose it while being in India.
|Go to the nearest police station.||Go to the nearest police station and launch an FIR.|
|Get the copy of the report you filed with the police.||After you get a copy of it, log in to http://passport.gov.in|
|Call the Indian embassy.||Fill in the details and apply for Re-issue of passport. You can even visit the nearest PSK.|
|Apply for a duplicate passport and wait for about a week.||The re-issue process is similar to getting the first passport ever.|
|Collect the passport from the embassy.|
|Get your visas stamped on the new passport by visiting the embassy of the country which issued your visa. You will need the documents stated above here as well.|
|Contact your insurance company if you have travel insurance.|
How to apply for a duplicate passport
- On the website, on which you registered while applying for the passport first, you will find a section for this. Chose the option of an NRI or resident of India, whichever applies.
- Upload the copies of your previous passport and police report you made.
- Your visa and air tickets will also be required, depending upon the duration of your residence in the country.
- Add your message for an immediate issue of your duplicate passport.
- Pay the fee online.