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General instructions

1. An applicant shall be eligible for passport with following validity:-
Full Validity Passport (10 years) is issued to all Indian nationals, who are :-

  • Of 15 or more years of age.
  • Holding a valid Indian passport at present;
  • Holding a valid visa or residence permit for stay in Brazil.

Short Validity Passport (less than 10 years) is issued to the applicants who does not fulfil any or all of the above conditions for a full validity passport. They will be eligible for passport with following validity :-
(i) Passport of 5 years validity – In case of children up to the age of 15 years, who are holding valid Indian passport and valid visa/residence permit of Brazil.
(ii) Passport of 1-year validity – for those not having a legal stay in Brazil (presently not having valid visa or stay permit of Brazil). Issue of such passport is strictly subject to prior approval, and is only given to provide the applicant an opportunity to regularize the stay in Brazil

2.         All cases of re-issue or renewal of passport involves issuance of a new Passport booklet. In case the applicant has run-out of pages in the existing passport, a new passport booklet is required to be issued, which is same as re-issue of passport.

3.   In case an applicant desires to change any of the particulars entered on the first and/or last laminated page of the passport, a new passport booklet is required. 

4.   Applicants may apply for a new passport one year before the date of expiry of existing passport.

5.  Application for Passport Services can be submitted and collected either in person or by post.  In case of collection of passport by proxy, applicant must authorize the proxy by submitting a signed authority letter – Specimen of authority letter External website that opens in a new window PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.

6.  Please note that under the Passports Act, 1967, it is a criminal offence to furnish any false information or to suppress any material information with a view to obtaining passport or travel document. The passport applicants should therefore exercise due care while filling-up their passport application form.

7.  Applicants are requested to check all the entries in their passport at the time of collection. In case of any discrepancy, the matter should be immediately reported to the Embassy. In such cases, please note that

  • If the discrepancy is attributable to the applicant (such as error in filling application form or any other reason ascribable to the applicant), a new Passport may be applied again with payment of fees.
  • If the discrepancy is not attributable to the applicant (viz. condition of new booklet, error in data-entry, improper printing etc.), the discrepancy shall be addressed by the Embassy without charging any fee.


8.  In all cases of re-issue of passport, applicant must produce the last held/expired passport (in original) along with duly filled-in application form and enclosures. At the time of delivery of new passport, the old Passports shall be cancelled and returned to the applicant.

9. The cancellation of passport by embassy doesn’t invalidate the visas already affixed on the passport.