Introduction of Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) in all passport Offices in India and Missions/Posts Abroad.
This is to inform that, in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) guidelines, Government of India have already introduced Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) in all the Passport Offices in India and some Missions/Posts abroad. Indian nationals residing abroad, may henceforth, apply online using internet facility to fill in the required passport services viz. Renewals, Fresh Passport, duplicate in lieu of lost/damaged passport etc.
The Passport applicants may apply either directly at the Embassy or online on the following website : http://passport.gov.in/nri/
Applicants who log on to the above website for passport services should choose Indian Mission, Tunis under New Registration. After filling up personal details, a web file number and application form shall be generated and can be printed by the applicant. In case applicants are unable to get the printout of the filled-up form due to any reason, the same can be printed later by entering Web File Number and date of Birth.
The printed application form downloaded from the website should be submitted to this Embassy with following documents :
1) Present Passport in original.
2) Four photographs (size 4 x 4 cms)
3) Specimen signature in the box provided in the application form should not be more than 1.5 cms in height and 4.5 cms in width.
4) Proof of Residence viz., Resident Permit or local ID Card (original and photocopy)
5) A Sworn Affidavit stating that they have not acquired any other foreign Nationality (only in the case of long-term residents abroad)
A fresh passport is required when:
(a) the applicant does not have a passport,(b) when the validity of the existing passport has expired or is expiring,(c) when the pages in a passport are exhausted,(d) when there is a change in any of the particulars on page 1 of the passport and needs amendment. An Application in EA(P)-I form should be submitted to the Consular Section along with the old passport and four copies of recent passport size photographs, a copy of local identity card (or any other document to prove residence within area of jurisdiction of this mission) along with and the requisite Passport fees.
Fresh Passport to Minor children below the age of 18 year: An application in EA(P)-I form should be submitted to the Consular Section, as above, signed by both parents stating that they have no objection to issue of a passport to the minor child, and a copy of the child's birth certificate duly translated in English or Hindi, along with the necessary fees.
Application for renewal of expired / shortly expiring passports should be made on EA(P)-2 form, along with the necessary fees.
- Note: Relevant Forms - EA(P)-1 and EA(P)-2 are also available free of charge from the Consular Section
Issue of replacement passport in lieu of lost or stolen passport
An application in EA(P)-I form should be submitted to the Consular Section along with four copies of recent passport size photographs, original along with a copy, duly translated, of the police report, proof of identity (ID card, driving licence, etc) and the requisite Passport fees. In addition to the application in EA(P)-I form, the applicant must, on a plain paper, state clearly indicating the circumstances under which the passport was lost / stolen.
Miscellaneous Services on Indian passports
(For making application for Police Clearance Certificate, Deletion of ECR Stamp, Inclusion of Spouse's name and change of address. The same Form is used for renewing a short term validity passport to its full term validity.) An application in EA(P)-2 form should be submitted to the Consular Section clearly indicating the nature of services required. Two recent passport size photographs along with the passport and requisite fees are to be submitted with the application form.
Revised Passport and Consular fee w.e.f. 1st December, 2016
|S.No.||Types of Passport||Tunisian Dinars|
|1||Issue of Ordinary fresh passport containing 36 pages||175|
|2||Issue of Ordinary fresh passport containing 60 pages (Jumbo passport)||230|
|3||Issue of Ordinary fresh passport of 36 pages for minors||115|
|4||Issue of ordinary fresh passport of 36 pages in lieu of lost, damaged or stolen||345|
|5||Issue of ordinary fresh passport of 60 pages in lieu of lost, damaged or stolen||400|
|7||Miscellaneous services and attestation||60|
|8||Additional ordinary passport containing 36 pages for any country with initial validity upto one year||175|
|9||Replacement of passport of 36 pages for changes in personal particulars||175|
|10||Replacement of passport of 60 pages for changes in personal particulars||230|