UAE: Need to renew your Indian passport? How to apply

According to the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, the community is the largest in the country – making up 30 per cent of the population


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Published: Wed 22 Nov 2023, 7:14 PM

Last updated: Wed 29 Nov 2023, 12:50 PM

The United Arab Emirates is rightfully called a 'melting pot of cultures' by those residing here. The nation has a significant number of expatriates that reside in the country.

According to the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, the Indian expatriate community is the largest in the country – making up 30 per cent of the population. The number of resident Indian Nationals is estimated to be 3.5 million in 2021 as per UAE records.

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A question that possibly crosses several minds is 'how do I renew my Indian passport?'. Khaleej Times has put together a list of all you need to know, which you can find below:

Documents required

  • The filled online passport application form (Form can be found at
  • 2 recent clear photos 51mm x 51mm (not older than three months, no uniform) with white background and dark clothing. Eyes must be open, with ears, forehead and chin completely visible; with no shadows on the face and neck, no reflections on the glasses.
  • Current original passport for submission, along with any additional booklets
  • Clear photocopy of passport's first, last and address page. Along with any other endorsement pages, valid UAE visa page, and additional booklets (if any)
  • All signatures in the application form should be in black ink and signed in the presence of BLS International Services Customer Service Officer
  • All applicants should submit the application in person for identification (including minors and new born babies)


  • For adults (36 pages booklet) - Dh285
  • For adults (60 pages jumbo booklet) – Dh380
  • For Tatkal Service (36 pages booklet) – Dh855
  • For Tatkal Service (60 pages jumbo booklet) – Dh950
  • Services Charge - Dh9
  • Indian Community Welfare Fund – Dh8

Tatkal services (Urgent)

In case of emergency, an applicant can visit the Consulate and pay an additional fee under the 'Tatkal scheme' to issue their passport on same day.


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