The passport can be applied for reissue from one year or any time before its expiry in case of any change in the entries in the existing passport including change in appearance or lack of blank pages on your passport.
Online application is mandatory for all applicants. The web-link for online application is https://passport.gov.in/nri/OnlineRegistration.jsp.
Select: Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh City for applying at Ho Chi Minh City
Please take a print-out of the online registered application form, and fill out the second and the third page of the application by hand. The hard copy of the application form should be submitted at the Consulate along with supporting documents.
For submission of application at the consulate, please obtain online appointment through web-link https://www.india-consulate.org.vn/en/online-appointment-for-consular-services which is also available on the home Page of Consulate’s website. Before submission, applicant should ensure that the application is signed in original by the applicant. Those who cannot sign such as infants, minors or illiterate should use thumb impression in place of signature.
Please note that photo requirements are strictly met by the applicants. We require two passport-size (5cmx5cm) photographs that meet basic specifications such as the face of the applicant should cover about 60-70 percent of the photo area; both ears, neck, and shoulders should be clearly visible; the head must be centered within the frame and the photo should present full face, front view and eyes open; the background should be plain white without borders with contrast coloured clothes (not white clothes) and photos with dark, busy, or patterned background or shadows on the face or on the background will not be accepted.
For fee and supporting documents, please check Passport and Misc. Services given under the head, “Passport and Misc. Services.
For Emergency Certificate, Police Clearance Certificate and any other Misc Services on Passport, please fill out the Misc. Services Application Form.
Payment is accepted in cash in US Dollar only. No Credit/debit card or cheques are accepted. Please ensure that you bring change and correct amount of applicable fee in US Dollar. Please ensure that you have collected your payment receipt from the Consulate.
The usual processing time for issue of passports is 12 working days barring few cases. Applications under Tatkaal will be accepted with an additional Tatkaal Fee of US$150. The processing time for Tatkaal Passport is 7 working days. Applications are accepted on all working days from 0900 to 1200 hrs with prior appointment. Processing of the application will start from the date of submission and not from the date of its entry online.
Applicant is informed by the Consulate on phone or e-mail or both once passport is ready for collection. Collection is between 1530-1630hrs. At the time of collection, applicant is required to bring old passport and the receipt of payment given at the time of application.
Those Indian citizens who are acquiring citizenship/passport of another country should immediately surrender their Indian passport to the Indian Embassy/Consulate by signing the citizenship renunciation form.
It is an offence under the Passport Act 1967 to furnish false information in the application. Passport facilities could be denied on grounds of suppression of material information, submission of incorrect particulars, wilful damage/loss of passport or unauthorized change/tampering in Passport. The Passport can be impounded or revoked for violation of one or more of the provisions of the Passport Act. Also, it is an offence to hold more than one valid passport at a time.