How to Renew an Indian Passport in Portugal

How to Renew an Indian Passport in Portugal

Portugal is one of the most beautiful countries in Southern Europe with a lot of medieval history and awe-inspiring landscapes. All these and more attract a lot of immigrants including Indian citizens.

For the Indian populace in Portugal, we have put this guide together to guide you on how to renew your passport without leaving Portugal. If you would like to find out how to go through every step of the process, from applying online to submitting it at the Embassy of India, keep reading.

Authorities Responsible For The Renewal of Indian Passports In Portugal

In Portugal, only one authority is responsible for Indian passport renewals for the entire country and that is the Embassy of India, Lisbon. 

Having only one authority for this simplifies the process to a great degree because then, you don't have to worry about regions and jurisdictions. Now let's look into the actual steps involved in renewing your Indian passport in Portugal.

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Key Steps For Renewing Your Indian Passport in Portugal

You can use the following steps as a guide for renewing your passport:

Get the required documents ready: You need the following documents for your passport renewal;

  • Printout of completed application form: To apply online, visit the Passport Seva website, carefully fill out the online application form and print a copy.
  • Original and photocopy of current passport: You also need your current passport and its photocopies. Take care to photocopy every single page, even the blank ones.
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs: The specifications for these passport photographs are provided here.
  • Proof of Portuguese residence: This proof could be your NIF (Número de Identificação Fiscal) card, residence card, or even a certificate of registration issued by the local authorities.
  • For Minors: In the case of minors, the parents need to provide photocopies of both parents' valid passports and Portuguese residences. They might be required also to sign an undertaking form in special cases.

Start the online application process: When you get on the Passport Seva website, fill out the online application form carefully ensuring that the information on your passport matches the one you put on the form.

Schedule an appointment online: Take your time to book an appointment at the Embassy of India, Lisbon. This is always recommended to ensure that you are attended to as and when due. You can book a passport renewal appointment on the Embassy of India, Lisbon website.

Submit your application: On the day you visit the Embassy, ensure you are on time for your application.

  • Gather the previously mentioned documents and their copies and visit the Embassy of India, Lisbon for your appointment date.
  • Submit these documents to your designated embassy officials and get the originals verified.
  • Pay the required passport renewal fees as stated on the website or ask the embassy officials how to make this payment.

Collect your renewed passport: You will get a notification from the Embassy once your application has been processed. Now you can choose to collect it in person at the Embassy or have it delivered to your address.

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In addition to these steps, please take note of the following tips: 

  • Double-check that your documents are complete and valid before you submit your application.
  • Your application will be rejected if you use the wrong photographs. Follow the specified requirements.
  • For more details on unclear information, reach out to the Embassy of India, Lisbon for any questions you might have.

Wrapping Up.

As a quick recap, to renew your Indian passport in Portugal, you need to:

  • have the right documents,
  • fill out an application form online,
  •  schedule an appointment to submit your application and 
  • wait to be contacted to collect your new passport.

If you're in doubt, don't hesitate to contact the Embassy of India, Lisbon website for the latest information and your queries.

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