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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: When should I apply for re-issue of my passport?

Answer: Application for re-issue of passport may be submitted one year before the actual date of expiry of the passport. You may also apply for reissue of your passport in case you are running out of visa pages in your passport irrespective of the date of expiry on your passport i.e. when the passport is left with 2 or less pages.

Question: What care should be exercised while filling up the online passport application form?

Answer: As per rule, passports are normally issued after police verification at your intimated address of India. To avoid any delay and complexity, you should provide your correct address, name of district, pin code, police station of your Indian address and personal particulars as mentioned in your immediate previous passport. Please note that any discrepancy in address may lead to rejection of the application during the verification process. Hence, please ensure that the address that you indicate in your application is accurate in all respect. ITA will not be responsible in case the application gets rejected on account of any error in the address at the time of police verification. You can locate police station in India through link:

https://portal3.passportindia.gov.in/Online/locatePS

Question: Can we make manual correction in the printed copy of online passport application form?

Answer: No. Manual correction in passport application is not allowed. If you notice any error or spelling mistake in the online passport application form, re-fill the passport application form. There is no provision for any manual correction/rectification of information once the online application is submitted. Applicant is advised to double-check all the personal particulars before submission of application.

Question: Is it compulsory to give Indian address in the passport application form?

Answer: Please note that only one address gets printed on the passport. You can opt to print either your overseas address or Indian address in your passport. But it is mandatory to furnish your Indian address in the passport application form. The same is required for conducting police verification in India. In case you provide an incorrect address or an old address where the police verification cannot be carried out due to relocation, the passport application gets automatically rejected. Hence due care must be exercised while entering the address in India.

Question: How can I check the status of my passport?

Answer: You can track the status of your passport application using Application Reference Number (ARN) through link: https://portal3.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html Please note that since the ARN has been generated the procedure from the ITA with respect to your passport application is complete and the ITA has no further role in/control over the process. You may thereafter check the status of your application directly on the portal. However, ITA will inform the applicant once the passport is ready for collection.

Question: Whether ITA receives passport application by post and passport fee by bank transfer?

Answer: ITA does not accept passport application by post. Only cash payment in local currency (NT$) is accepted at the ITA counter. The fee should not be sent to the ITA by post under any circumstances.

Question: Is there any provision of issuing temporary passport or travel documents during the period of process for reissue of my new passport?

Answer: There is no provision of issue of temporary passport or travel document while the process for re-issue of your passport is underway. Your old passport will be cancelled and returned to you only at the time of handing over the new passport. Visa, if any, on the old passport will not be cancelled by the ITA. Besides, you can withdraw your existing passport after submission of your application.

Question: If someone is holding citizenship or passport of any other foreign country, can he/she still apply for Indian passport?

Answer: Dual citizenship is not allowed. If you are holding nationality/citizenship or passport of any other country, you are not eligible to apply for Indian passport.

Question: What are the documents required for applying for Indian passport?

Answer: Following documents are required to be attached with passport application:

  • (a)Re-issue of Passport (within one year before the expiry of passport or no blank pages left)
  • Duly filled print out of the online application form
  • Two colored photographs (2 x 2 inch with white background) – one pasted on form, another loose copy
  • Current passport along with copies of front and last pages
  • Copy of ARC

 

  • (b)Passport service in case of Minor (Children less than 15 years of age)
  • Duly filled print out of the online application form
  • Two colored photographs (2 x 2 inch with white background) – one pasted on form, another loose copy
  • No Objection Certificate from other parent in case one parent signs the application (Form F)
  • Court custody papers attested by the Notary Public in case of divorced parents of the minor
  • Declaration of the parent attested by a Notary Public in case of a single parent
  • Letter signed by both father and mother if the minor is unable to sign or give thumb impression
  • Copy of ARC

 

  • (c)Fresh Passport for New born
  • Duly filled print out of the online application form
  • Two photographs (2 x 2 inch) – one pasted on form, another loose copy
  • Birth certificate
  • Copies of passports and ARCs of parents
  • Copies of Marriage Certificate of parents
  • Certificate of entry of child’s birth issued by ITA
  • https://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in/#

 

  • (d)Fresh Passport in lieu of Lost/Damaged Passport
  • Duly filled print out of the online application form
  • Two colored photographs (2 x 2 inch with white background) – one pasted on form, another loose copy
  • Current passport along with copies of front and last pages in case of damaged passport
  • Police report in case of lost passport
  • Photocopy or number, date of issue and place of issue of the lost passport
  • Copy of ARC
  • Form C (Annexure F)

 

  • (e)Change of name in Passport
  • Duly filled print out of the online application form
  • Two colored photographs (2 x 2 inch with white background) – one pasted on form, another loose copy
  • Current passport along with copies of front and last pages
  • Copy of ARC
  • Clippings of two newspaper publications (one Taiwanese and one Indian) or the Gazette notification of the concerned State Government in India
  • Two public/school documents issued in the desired/applied changed name to ascertain that the applicant has actually changed his/her name
  • Form H (Annexure E)

 

  • (f)Change of name/Addition or Deletion of the name of the spouse following Marriage, Remarriage or Divorce
  • Duly filled print out of the online application form
  • Two colored photographs (2 x 2 inch with white background) – one pasted on form, another loose copy
  • Current passport along with copies of front and last pages
  • Copy of ARC
  • Details filled in the requisite column in passport application form

 

  • (g)Change of address in Passport
  • Duly filled print out of the online application form
  • Two colored photographs (2 x 2 inch with white background) – one pasted on form, another loose copy
  • Current passport along with copies of front and last pages
  • Copy of ARC
  • Copy of address proof

 

  • (h)Emergency Certificate
  • Duly filled print out of the online application form
  • Two colored photographs (2 x 2 inch with white background) – one pasted on form, another loose copy
  • Letter explaining the need for an EC
  • Copies of the first and last pages of the applicant’s passport

 

  • (i)Renunciation and Cancellation of Indian Passport on acquiring Foreign nationality
  • Duly filled print out of the online application form
  • Two colored photographs (2 x 2 inch with white background) – one pasted on form, another loose copy
  • Copy of current passport
  • Indian passport in original
  • Naturalization certificate issued by Taiwanese authority
  • Copy of ARC or Taiwanese identity document.

Question: Is police verification at Indian address mandatory?

Answer: Police Verification is mandatory for reissue of passport in most of the cases. In this case, you can provide contact number of one of your relative or friend in India residing at the address for the convenience of the police authorities.

Question: How can one file an appeal in case of rejection or refusal of application?

Answer: If you wish to file an appeal against an adverse action (like rejection/refusal of application or impounding/revocation of the passport) taken by an Indian embassy, or consulate against your passport/application, you can file an appeal by logging in the PSP portal at www.passportindia.gov.in and then selecting 'Log appeal' from the home page. For appeal related FAQs, refer Home > FAQs > Appeal at www.passportindia.gov.in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. What are the airlines that connect Taiwan to India?

    1. Direct flight: China Airlines flies 4 to 6 flights weekly between Taipei – Delhi – Taipei. Please see details from website www.china-airlines.com

    1. Contact details of GSA of Indian Indian international and domestic flights:
      Jet Airways GSA in Taiwan China Express Co., Ltd. Telephone: (02) 2515-2371 ext.880-883

    1. Air India GSA in Taiwan Paramount International Express Corp. Telephone: (02)2537-0145 

  1. Other flights: Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Scoot etc.

 

2. What is the time difference between Taiwan and India?

      India is 2.5 hours behind Taiwan. If Taiwan is 07.00 pm, India would be 4:30 pm.

 

3. How to make telephone calls from Taiwan to India?

    International calls code 002, India national code 91, city code and landline number in case of landline or mobile number 10 digits

    Example for calling a land line number in Delhi in India: 002 91 11 1234-5678

    Example for calling a mobile number in India: 002 91 11 12345-12345

    Telephone STD codes of all parts of India https://archive.india.gov.in/directories.php?id=1

 

4. How to make telephone calls from India to Taiwan?

    International calls code 00, Taiwan code 886, (Taipei city code 2), land line total 8 digits/ or mobile 9 digits

    Example for calling a land line number in Taipei Taiwan: 00 886 2 1234-5678

    Example for calling a mobile number in Taiwan: 00 886 980-000-000

 

5. What is the postal pin code of India?

 Postal PIN code of India varies from 6 to 8 digits. Postal PIN codes of all parts of India https://archive.india.gov.in/directories.php?id=1

 

6. What is the voltage and socket type of India?

     The voltage in India is 220V. The sockets are mostly 3-pin sockets. It is suggested to bring along a universal power plug adapter. Some hotels do provide these adapters but may require certain cost.

 

7. What is the currency in India and how to prepare?

    1. The currency of India is Rupee. Indian Rupee is a closed currency that can be exchanged and used only in India.

    1. It is suggested to prepare USD cash or Euro cash or travel cheque before going to India. After arriving in India, USD cash or Euro cash or travel cheque can be exchanged into Rupee at the currency exchange counters at the airport or at the approved banks by Indian Government.

  1. Upon arrival in India, if the cash brought is below USD5,000, and cash/banknote/travel cheques all together are below USD10,000, the Foreign Currency Declaration Form is not required to be filled. Currency calculation trial www.x-rates.com

 

8. How to contact Taiwan office in India in case of an emergency?

  1. 駐印度代表處 (駐印度台北經濟文化中心) Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India

    網址Website: http://www.taiwanembassy.org/IN

    電子郵件Email: ind@mofa.gov.tw

    電話Tel: (002 +91) 11 4607-7777 (For emergencies! +91 98105-02610)

    傳真Fax: (002 +91) 11 4607-7721

    地址Address: 34, Paschimi Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057, India

  2. 駐清奈辦事處 Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Chennai

    網址Website: http://www.roc-taiwan.org/IN/MAA/

    電子郵件Email: maa@mofa.gov.tw

    電話Tel: (002 +91) 44-4302-4311 (For emergencies! +91 99621-49906)

    傳真Fax: (002 +91) 44-4303-3511

    地址Address: New No. 30, Norton Road, Mandaveli, Chennai-600028, Tamil Nadu, India

  3. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan website page for India https://www.mofa.gov.tw/en/CountryInfoEn.aspx?CASN=0984A85A3A9A6677&n=EFABC8295286B40B&sms=A76B7230ADF29736&s=337EA9B16C7004DE

 

9. How is the weather in India?

    1. Winter season is from November to February. It is most suitable season for traveling to most parts of India in general.

    1. Summer season is mainly from April to June. During summer season, temperature in Northern India can reach over 40 degrees. During this season, it is advisable to travel to cooler areas such as the state of Jammu & Kashmir or mountain areas all over India.

    1. Monsoon season is from July to August. The rains start from the southern coast and move gradually to the north. This season is suitable for enjoying Indian traditional medical Ayurveda treatment in southern India, visiting western desert areas, national parks all over India etc.

  1. Autumn season is from September to October. This season is also suitable for travelling to most parts of India.

 

10. Is any vaccination required before entering India?

       No vaccination is required for going to India from Taiwan.

 

11. Is there any food cautions in India? 

    1. Indian cuisine is known for its rich taste. Different spices also known as masalas are added to variety of cuisines. The spices are scientifically proven to be beneficial for health.

    1. It is suggested to drink bottled water or boiled water.

  1. It is suggested to eat cooked food, as the food cooked in high temperature ensures sterilization.

 

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