Renew your Machine Readable Passport

You may apply online for renewal of your machine readable passport if it has been expired.

NOTE: If the passport has not yet expired but has 7 months or less validity, the applicant can still apply in renewal category to acquire a machine readable passport with the extended validity of the passport i.e. 5/10 years.

The applicant may be required to visit the nearest passport office if the authorities require to conduct applicant’s interview . The applicant must select the nearest passport office while filling in the application.

Applying for Renewal

Refer to the following slideshow to view the steps for Renewal of your machine readable passport online:

Once you have registered and prepared with you the photograph and supporting documents, you are ready to apply online for renewal of your machine readable passport.

  • Create an application for renewal and provide details of your application.
NOTE: Children under 15 years of age will be issued their Machine readable passport having 05 years validity.
  • Provide your address for machine readable passport delivery.
NOTE: Currently the home delivery option is only available for a limited number of countries.
  • Pay Fee through a Credit Card/Debit Card.
NOTE: DGI&P has a NO REFUND POLICY against any application initiated/submitted for issuance of machine readable passport. Applicant is requested to thoroughly review information and guidelines provided in the website
NOTE: If the applicant is a minor , uploading the Attestation Form for Minors, duly filled, is MANDATORY.
NOTE: If the applicant belongs to Government / Public Sector / Autonomous Body, uploading No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from respective department is MANDATORY.
  • Download the form, capture the 4 fingerprints asked by the system. Set the scanner at 600 DPI, JPEG/JPG and Grayscale. Scan and upload the form.
  • Review the information you provided, sign the declaration and then submit the application.

How long will the Online Application Process take?

The following table shows the approximate time taken to complete an online application, assuming that you fulfill all the prerequisites.

Estimated Completion Time

Sr # Activities Renewal
1. Register user 2 min
2. Select application category 1 min
3. Give passport delivery details 1 min
4. Pay fee 2 min
5. Provide personal information 1 min
6. Provide Address details 2 min
7. Upload photograph 1 min
8. Upload supporting documents 1 min
9. Print, scan and upload fingerprint form 5 min
10. Review and Submit application 0.5 min

Total estimated time 

16.5 min