Passport and Consular Services
Indian passports are normally issued for a period of 10 years.
Passports are reissued on expiry of final validity and can be done from one year before expiry, on exhaustion of visa pages, damage or loss, changes in appearance or particulars etc. Four passport size photographs taken full face is to be submitted along with the filled in application form for issue of a new passport booklet.
All applicants for passport services are also required to produce/show their valid visas/resident cards for proof of their lawful residence in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The Passport is a very important document. It should be kept up to date by renewing it before it expires. Its loss should be reported immediately to the local Police authorities and also to the nearest Indian Mission.
The issue of duplicate passports in lieu of lost or damaged passports is handled under a special procedure. In case of lost passport, application form should be accompanied with copy of FIR lodged with police/”Militsia”, copy of lost passport and proof of identity like driving license, Institute ID card or letter from employer.
SEPARATE PASSPORTS TO MINOR CHILDREN:
All minor children will need a separate passport valid for 5 years from the date of issue or till 15 years of age whichever is less.
MISCELLANEOUS PASSPORT & CONSULAR SERVICES:
All applicants for miscellaneous Passport and Consular Services are required to fill up a “Miscellaneous Services” form and submit their passports.
CHANGE OF FIRST NAME/FULL NAME:
Applicant has to submit: (a) Court Order or notarized affidavit (b) newspaper clipping of notice in city of applicant’s domicile in Uzbekistan, and (c) newspaper cutting of notice in state of applicant’s domicile in India.
CHANGE TO MARRIED NAME:
Applicant is required to enclose a copy of the marriage certificate, sworn affidavit giving maiden and married names duly notarized by a Notary Public and husband’s passport. In case where first name also changes after marriage, additional requirements as indicated in “change of full name” are to be met.
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, AND DEATHS are also undertaken by the Embassy.
ALL LOCAL DOCUMENTS FOR ATTESTATION (including attestation of degrees, etc., of students) are required to be initially attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Applicant’s valid passport is also to be submitted.
ATTESTATION OF SIGNATURES ON AFFIDAVITS / POWER OF ATTORNEY, issued by the judicial authorities in India, the documents are required to be attested by Attestation Cell, Ministry of External Affairs, Patiala House, New Delhi. The applicant is also required to submit his passport along with copy of the passport and one copy of the document to be legalized.
WHERE TO APPLY:
Application for passport/consular services can be submitted at Consular Section of the Embassy in Tashkent at the following address:
Embassy of India
OBTAINING FORMS -
The application forms for various services can be obtained from Consular wing of the Embassy in Tashkent.
Applications are accepted at the counter between 0930-1200 hours on all working days and delivered between 1630-1700 hours.
FEES & MODE OF PAYMENT: [All fees to be paid in US$ and in cash]
Note:- Fee once received will not be refunded, even if the application is withdrawn or the service refused.
(i) Please read all instructions on the application form carefully before filling it out.
Please contact the Consular Section of the Embassy of India for more information and assistance.