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Indian Passports are issued with a validity of 10 years (except in the case of children up to the ageof 15 years where it is issued for a validity of 5 years). Their re-issue thereafter involves the issuance of a new Passport.  Wherever any change is to be effected in personal particulars in the laminated pages of the Passport, a new Passport needs to be obtained as the practice of hand written endorsements in the existing Passport has been done away with. Similarly, a new passport needs to be obtained where the existing Passports have run out of available pages for visas etc. A new Passport can be issued one year before final expiry or on final expiry of any Passport issued for full validity of 10 years (5 years in the case of minors).

NOTICE: Indian citizens residing in India and abroad and holding non-Machine Readable Passports(handwritten passports) with validity beyond the 24th November, 2015 are advised to apply for re-issue of passports.

"Applicants may apply at: https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in for Passport Services and for Consular attestation services in the Miscellaneous Services form which may be downloaded from: www.hcizambia.gov.in or collected from the High Commission free of cost."

  • Fees are payable in CASH at the High Commission. Facility for payment by credit card/debit card is not available.

For details of passport and consular attestation related services, please also visit our websitewww.hcizambia.gov.inor send an email to:cons[dot]lusaka[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in 

Indian Nationals in need of Consular or any other kind of assistance are advised to contact the High Commission during working hours. Please carry a document to establish your nationality. In case of an emergency during public holidays or beyond working hours, you can call +260 211 253066, Mobile No.+ 260 978777048.


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