There are many people who ask about how to renew the Indian passport in Indian Embassy Tokyo. Therefor I am explaining in a simple way. First, you can send email to the embassy on consular id email@example.com. You will receive the list of documents required for renewing passport. If you don’t get the reply just call them. After that following documents are required, when you do not change any information in your new passport. Renew Indian passport Tokyo can be applied max 6 months in advance.
Document requirement in Indian Embassy Tokyo
- Completely filled in and signed Application and Personal Particulars Form
- Current passport and one set copy of the passport.
- Copy of residence card both side
- Request letter [optional]
- Three (3) recent passport-size photographs (5cm x 5 cm or 7cm X 5cm)
Note – last and most importantly they are particular about the photograph. The photograph should be coloured on a white background. Please reconfirm the details from the embassy’s website]
Optional document requirement in Indian Embassy Tokyo
In case you want to add your spouse’s name in your passport you need to provide proof of your marriage. You need a marriage certificate issued by authorised offices, in addition to the other documents. Similarly, if a woman wishes to change her surname after marriage, she may replace her family name with her husband’s surname. In addition, submit a joint affidavit signed by both husband and wife with their couple photograph. In conclusion, If any other change in name is needed then publish an advertisement regarding the same at hometown in India (in a reputed local newspaper) as well as in Japan. Therefore you need to submit a copy of this advertisement along with the mentioned documents.
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Fee structure in Indian Embassy Tokyo
For changing address, you need Indian address proof such as electricity, gas, water bill or aadhar card. Similarly can take any document issued by the government specifying your new address. Processing fee for renewing the passport is 10700¥. It takes 4~6 weeks to receive your new passport(Sometimes only a week). In addition, if you need your passport by mail, you need to pay an extra fee of 700 ¥. Moreover, I have heard from a few Indian citizens that they had received their passport within 2 weeks.
People who are living very far from the embassy can send all document via mail services from the Post office. Make sure that you send passport with secure type mail by asking the attendant. In Japan, the post bank has a special kind of service for sending secure documents and money together. Starting from 10 November 2017 onwards, only online passport applications will be accepted. In conclusion, service is easy to use and fast.
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