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All Passport applications should be submitted in person at one of the BLS Outsourcing Centers, to enable physical identification of the applicant, for physical verification of supporting documents, and for appending/affixing signature/thumb impression on the completed application form before final submission. Even minor children (except newly born babies) are required to be present at the Center at the time of submission of application.
Revised passport fee w.e.f. 1.4.2024 (excluding ICWF charges)


FEE (in K.D)

Renewal/Reissue of Passports for 10 years (also applicable for Shorter Validity Passports) Normal Passport Booklet with 36 Pages


Renewal/Reissue of Passports for 10 years (also applicable for Shorter Validity Passports) Jumbo Passport Booklet with 60 pages.


Renewal/Reissue of Passports for Minor Children below 18 years (Validity 5 years or up to the date of attaining 18 years, whichever is earlier) Normal Passport Booklet with 36 Pages.


Renewal/Reissue of Passports in Lieu of Damaged/Lost Passport - Normal Passport Booklet with 36 Pages.


Birth Registration of New Born Baby + Birth Certificate + Fresh Passport


Emergency Certificate


Tatkaal Fee

45.000 (in-addition to normal charges)

Important points to note:

1. Tatkal cases: Applications for urgent issue of Passports under Tatkaal Category, without prior police verification (Pre-PV) are accepted at the Outsourcing Centers operated by M/s BLS International Services Limited.  The application should be accompanied by an undertaking in the prescribed format detailing the reason/s of urgency, copy of three photo (for minor two) Identification documents in India in the present address and additional fee of KD 45.000 (in addition to the normal fee as applicable for the specific category).
Applicants applying under Tatkaal need to pay only the fee as application for the specific Category at Outsourcing Centers operated by M/s BLS International Services Limited. The additional Tatkaal fee of KD 45.000 will be accepted in Cash at Embassy once application under Tatkaal category is approved.
Approval for Tatkaal category service will be granted by the Embassy for applicants meeting the eligibility criteria, based on previous Passport data, supporting documents and relevant guidelines in this regard.
Please note that only a Short validity Passport (up to two years validity) may be granted in cases where clear police verification is not available in the previous Passport data of the applicant. Once an application is accepted under Tatkaal Category with additional fee, the Passport will be dispatched within 3 working days.

2. Photograph Specification: The photograph should be in colour and of the size of 2 inch x 2 inch (51 mm x 51 mm) and the digital size of file should not exceed 100 KB each and must not be less than 20 KB. Minimum resolution of the file should be 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height) and maximum 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height). Bit Depth of image file should be 24 bit and DPI range should be between 200 and 300. The photo print should be clear and with a continuous tone quality. It should have full face, front view, eyes open. Photo should present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin. Center head within frame. The background should be plain white or off white.
Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons. Even when applicant use head coverings in such cases, the facial features from top of forehead to bottom of chin and both edges of the face including eyebrows must be clearly visible in the Photograph. The expression on the face should look natural. Ensure the print is clear and has a continuous tone quality. Do not retouch or otherwise enhance or soften the photo.
Head should face the camera directly and should not tilt or turn (portrait style). Photo must show both edges of the face clearly. The eyes must be open, level and clearly visible and must not be covered by hairs or eyeglass frames. Glare on eyeglasses should be avoided with a slight upward or downward tilt of the head. No tinted or dark glasses.

3. Police Verification: Passport applicants may kindly note that the prior police verification (Pre - PV) in India is mandatory in certain cases where it is required as per the Passport rules and regulation. Time taken for verification by the State Police authorities differ from State to State. Since State Police Authorities in India are authorized up to 30 days for completing verification, applicants are advised to make provision for sufficient days for application processing, which involves Document and Data Verification, Granting, Police Verification, Printing, Lamination and Dispatch of Passports.
In cases where prior police verification (Pre-PV) is not required, application processing will be completed at the Embassy in 2-3 working days excluding dispatch time.
Cases where incomplete application, incorrect details, photographs not as per prescribed format, signature mismatch, lack of supporting documents, absence of prescribed Annexures/Declarations etc, are noticed at the time of processing, applicants will be contacted for further course of action, and this period will be added to the processing time.

4. Online tracking: Please track your application via https://www.blsinternational.com/india/kuwait/passport/track-application.php Please note, those application sent for police verification will receive a notification to the mail ID mentioned in the application. However, for such application also the status will be shown as “Passport application is under review at Indian Embassy/Consulate”.

5. Correction/modification of entries in the passports: For any queries related to correction/modification of entries in the passports, applicants may visit the Embassy on any working day between 08:00 AM to 2:30 PM (Counter no. 4 in the Consular Wing) with all the documentary proofs (in original) available with them for carrying out the correction/modification in their passports. The officer in the Passport Section will examine the documents and give the approval, if found in order, on the passport application form. After getting approval from the Embassy, applicants may submit the application at any of BLS Centre in Kuwait.

6. Photography/Videography/Recording with any type of Camera/Mobile phone is prohibited inside the premises of the Embassy and inside the CPV Outsourcing centers. All these office spaces are monitored on CCTV cameras and suitable action shall be initiated against violators of these norms.

7. Residency requirements: Applicants who do not have valid resident visa in Kuwait as on the date of application (entry visa/ residency visa/ visit visa expired) shall be issued Short Validity passport, subject to all other usual checks and procedure.

8. For more info related to service specific requirements:

9. Grievances/ Redressal Mechanism: If applicants have any grievance/suggestions regarding the service/amenities at the Outsourcing Center please use the Feedback Forms available at the Outsourcing Center (in Hindi, English and other Indian Languages) to convey the same to the Embassy. Completed Feedback Forms may be deposited in the Feedback Boxes provided by the Embassy at the Outsourcing Centers.

For any complaints/query: cons1.kuwait@mea.gov.in Or +965-65501767

A Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is normally issued by the Police Station authorities in the concerned State/UT in India under whose jurisdiction an applicant has resided while in India.
All PCC applications should be submitted in person at one of the BLS Outsourcing Centers.


Police Clearance Certificate  (PCC)