A Step-by-Step Guide To Renewing an Indian Passport in Malta

A Step-by-Step Guide To Renewing an Indian Passport in Malta

The prospect of having to renew your passport in a foreign country usually comes with a lot of anxiety. If you're an Indian living in Malta and your passport is nearing its expiry date, rest easy! We have compiled this comprehensive guide as your one-stop shop for all the information you need to renew your passport as smoothly as possible.

Let's get into this hassle-free renewal process.

Everything You Need To Know About Your Indian Passport In Malta.

The High Commission of India, Valletta

The authority tasked with handling the renewal of your Indian passport is the High Commission of India, Valletta. The High Commission acts as the sole entity that oversees the processing of passport renewal applications for Indian citizens residing anywhere in Malta.

Having one authority for passport issues helps to make things easier. The High Commission of India, Valletta, acts as the central location for all Indian passport-related services in Malta. You can find the latest information on different procedures including passport renewals and fee structures on the High Commission here.

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Renewing Your Indian Passport in Malta: A Step-by-Step Guide 

Now, let’s get into the process of renewing your Indian passport in Malta one step at a time: 

Prepare the required documents: The first step to applying for a passport renewal is gathering and verifying the validity of all the necessary documents you need for your application. These documents include:

  • Online application form printout: Indians in Malta use the Passport Seva website to apply for passport renewals. Visit the Passport Seva website and carefully complete the online application form. Print and save a copy of the completed application form.
  • Original and photocopy of current passport: The next document is your current Indian passport.  Make copies of all the pages even if they are blank. 
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs: Your passport photographs must not be older than 6 months at the time of application and must follow the specifications stated here
  • Proof of residence in Malta: This proof could be your Maltese resident card, Maltese ID card or any other proof of Maltese residence duly issued by the local authorities.
  • For minors: When applying for their ward’s passport renewal, the parents must make available the photocopies of their passports and residence permits. Other documents might be needed too, like a signed form of undertaking. 

Fill out your online application form: As stated earlier, online applications are handled by Passport Seva. Visit the website, complete the form and print out a copy. Remember to cross-check your answers carefully so that they match the information on your documents.

Schedule an appointment to submit your application: As soon as your online application is done, visit the High Commission's website, look for the Passport Services tab and schedule an appointment. Doing this guarantees that you will be attended to once your appointment is due.

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Attend your appointment and submit your documents: Before you set off for your appointment, get your documents and passport renewal fees ready. Visit the High Commission of India, Valletta, on your appointment date and submit the completed application form printout, your original documents, and their photocopies to the officials. Get your originals verified too. Pay the passport renewal fees as stated on the High Commission's website or ask the staff how you can make your payments.

Receive your new passport: The High Commission will notify you once your application has been processed and your new Indian passport is ready for collection. If you cannot collect it in person at the High Commission, it can be delivered to your address but you have to pay additional charges. 

Wrapping Up.

Renewing your Indian passport in Malta doesn't have to cause you any anxiety.  You now have all the information you need to make it a stress-free process. As long as you start your preparations early and have the right documents, you’re halfway there! 

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