There are many people who ask about how to renew their passport in Indian Embassy Tokyo. Here 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. Following documents would be required when you need not add/replace any information in your new passport
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
– Three (3) recent passport-size photographs (5cm x 5 cm or 7cm X 5cm) [Note – Embassy is extremely particular about the photograph. The photograph should be coloured on a white background. Please reconfirm the details from embassy’s website]
– Request letter [optional]
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 (marriage certificate issued by authorized offices), in addition to the above-mentioned documents. If a woman wishes to change her maiden name after marriage, she may replace her family name with her husband’s surname/family name by submitting a joint affidavit signed by both husband and wife together with their couple photograph. If any other change in name is needed then he/she need to publish an advertisement regarding the same at his/her hometown in India (in a reputed local newspaper) as well in Japan. He/She need to submit a copy of this advertisement along with aforementioned 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(latest) or any document issued by the Indian government specifying your new address. Processing fee for renewing the passport is 10700¥ and it takes 4~6 weeks to receive your new passport(Some it take only a week). If you need your passport by mail, you need to pay an extra fee of 700 ¥. I have heard from few Indian citizens that they had received their passport within 2 weeks.
People who are living very far from embassy can send all document via mail services from Post office. Make sure that you send passport with secure type mail by asking attendant in Post bank as they have this kind of service for sending secure documents and money together. Starting from 10 November 2017 onwards, only filled online passport applications will be accepted.
Embassy website: Indembassy-Tokyo
Download forms link: Download
FAQ list: Q&A
Online NRI Passport Application Tokyo: Online application