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Emergency Travel Document (Emergency Certificate-EC)

An Emergency Certificate (EC) is a one-way travel document which is issued in following cases:

(a) validity of Indian passport has expired and applicant has no valid and legal visa status to live.

(b) Applicant is under orders of deportation local authorities and does not have travel document to go back to India.

(c) Passport of the applicant is lost/stolen/damaged/misplaced and not traceable. Also, applicant is without valid visa status and has to return to India on emergency grounds.

EC is issued primarily with the objective to ensure applicant’s return to India in an emergency situation. Decision of Consular Officer will be final in connection with issuance of EC.

Documents Required: Applicant must submit following documents along with the application form:

(I) Fill in EC form online form https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/

(ii) Original and one photocopy of the Indian passport (in case passport available).

(ii) Copy of police report in case of lost/stolen/misplaced (The police report must have name of the applicant (s) and a reference of loss of passport)

(iv) One self attested copy of the residence proof (Driving License/Utility Bill/Lease Agreement/Mortgage Deed.

(v) Three recent passport size photographs (one affixed on application

(vi) Copy of Airline Ticket required.


Fee: A non-refundable fee of US$ 15/-

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