An ordinary Indian Passport is valid for ten years from the date of issue. Minors are issued passports for 5 years or up to attaining 18 years, whichever is earlier.
An application for renewal of passport can be submitted if the final validity of the passport is less than one year. BLS (BLS International Passport Services-UAE) is responsible for Passport Processing Services for Embassy of India in UAE. The applicant has to be physically present at the office to submit the application.
Upon submission of all the required documents, the BLS officials will hand over a receipt with a web address and a Tracking number. You can use this number for follow up on your passport. The documents will then be handed over to the Consulate where it will be processed. It will then be sent to you via courier. Nowadays paying an extra AED5 enables receiving updates on tracking the passport through SMS.
Black Ink signature It’s mandatory that the forms are all signed in Black Ink. The signature of the applicant should exactly fit in the prescribed column (4.5 x 1.5 cm). Those who cannot affix their signatures like infants, minors or illiterate should put their thumb impression in the place of signature
Passport renewal costs for adults AED 150 Passport renewal costs for Minors AED 100
Emergency services for issue –AED 550 in addition to the Normal Fee.
5 working days if applied at Abudhabi. Passport issued by other PIAs (Passport Issuing Authorities) and Dubai – 40 days Passport under Tatkal scheme – Maximum 3 working days.
The management of the Indian Passport and Visa Service Centres (IPAVSCs), which was under Empost since 2009 is no longer valid and is now handled by the BLS International Passport Services.
Website : http://blsindiavisa-uae.com/
Indian Embassy Plot No. 10
Sector W-59/02 Diplomatic Area
Off the Airport Road
P.O. Box 4090 Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Phone : 04-2555530
Timings 08.00 AM to 08.00 PM - Saturday to Thursday.
Tokens will be issued 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm