Information for applicants applying to CGI Dubai


Following selection item lists the all passport categories that one can apply. Select your desired passport type from the list given below, to get the detailed information.

General Information Applicable to all Passport Services:

Processing Time

Processing Time of Passport Application are decided by The Consulate General of India, Dubai.

The Consulate General of India, Dubai has the sole and absolute discretion to either Accept or Refuse your application. BLS International has no involvement in the decision making process of The Consulate General of India, Dubai.

Working days would be as per the working days of Consulate General of India, Dubai. Sunday to Thursday (Except Public Holidays, please refer to Holiday List on Consulate General of India, Dubai website)

Effective 20th, July 2016 there is a change in the passport processing time as per instructions from Consulate General of India, Dubai. The new processing time schedule is provided below.

Type of Passport / Type of Service

Minimum Working Days

Dubai Issued Passport
Passport Issued other than Dubai
All Minor Child Passport Renewal (MCNP)
Registration of Child New Passport Application (RCNP)
All Tatkal Applications (Adult, MCNP, RCNP)
Lost/Damaged- Dubai Issued Passport
Lost/Damaged- Passport Issue other than Dubai
New passport with Name change in the Passport
Minimum 5 working days (Subject to Clearance)
Miscellaneous Services
J & K Applications


  1. Tatkal/Normal reissue of passports expected to be dispatched on second and fifth working day respectively, excluding the date of submission of application, depending on records available in the Passport Office System, subject to finding no adverse/incomplete entry/report.
  2. Passport Office shall decide whether Police Verification is required for issuance of passports. Generally, in most cases of re-issue, police verification would not be required or only post police verification would be required, exceptions being certain cases of re-issue of passport in lieu of lost passport/ complete change of name/ certain cases of corrections in the particulars on the first or last cover page of the passport, depending on records available in the Passport Office System.
  3. In complex cases, such as adoption, application on behalf of a minor from single parent, major change in name, LOP/Damage, doubtful/deficient documentation, J&K subjects, the processing time could be expected to be more then as indicated above.

* For Short Validity Passport ( Eg: 1 year,2 years and 5 years valid passport) please refer to the Short validity passport checklist which is listed above.

* Note: For more clarification on fees, processing time and documents required for specific services, kindly go through the checklist which is listed above at the dropdown list.

**For further clarification please contact us on 04 387 5777/04 2555530

Guidelines on Application Form

  1. All applicants should submit the application in person for identification (Including minors and new born babies)
  2. There are no renewal services for Passport, all passport will be a new or a fresh issuance from the Consulate General of India, Dubai.
  3. Original Passport need to be submitted for all kind of services.
  4. An ordinary passport is valid for ten years from the date of issue. It may please be noted that the Passport Issuing Authority, can issue passports even for a shorter duration. If the passport is issued for a short period for any reason, it can be reissued for a maximum period of ten years. Minors are issued passports for 5 years or up to attaining 18 years of age, whichever is earlier.
  5. All signatures in the application form should be in a dark ballpoint pen of black and signed in the presence of BLS International Services Customer Service Officer. Those who cannot affix their signatures like infants, minors or illiterate should put their thumb impression in the place of signature in the presence of the Customer Service Officer at BLS International Service Center.
  6. It is an offence under the Passport Act 1967 to furnish false information in the application. Passport facilities would be denied on grounds of suppression of material information, submission of incorrect particulars, willful damage/loss of passport or for unauthorized change/tampering. The Passport can be impounded or revoked for violation of one or more of the provisions under the Passport Act.
  7. It is an offence to hold more than one valid passport at a time.
  8. If passport is valid for more than one year and having more than 5 blank pages in the passport, applicant will require prior approval from Consulate General of India, Dubai for issuance of Passport.
  9. Applications in respect of applicants residing in other emirates other than Dubai or Northern Emirates passport application can be accepted in Dubai or Northern Emirates BLS International Service center on submission of additional documents.
  10. The delivery of processed documents will be courier to the applicant at the address given at the time of submission.

1. Fees

a. Tatkal Fee: Emergency service for issue of passport can be availed by payment of a total fee of AED 855/- for 36 Pages and AED.950/- for 60 Pages under the TATKAL Scheme.

b. Normal fee:

  1. Adult – AED 285/- for 36Pages, AED380/- for 60 Pages,
  2. Minors up to 18 years of age – AED190/
  3. New born passport inclusive of registration for 36 pages is AED 285 provided the applicant is eligible for that service.
  4. Validity of Passport Issued with regards to Tatkal Applications are the at the sole discretion of issuing authorities at Embassy Of India, Abu Dhabi and Consulate General Of India, Dubai.
  5. The scale of fees for renewal and various passport related services including all kinds of miscellaneous services on passport are prescribed by Government of India from time to time.
  6. Photograph Specification

Please click here to view detailed requirement of photograph for Passport

2. Change of Appearance

  1. Sworn Affidavit attested by Consular Officer is required in case of Change of appearance/photographs for Sikhs from Turban to Non Turban & vice versa.

3. Other Information:

  1. If married or any changes in the Passport it is mandatory to provide documentary evidence for the same.
  2. Please select the type of service (select drop down) required to know the complete documents to be submitted along with passport application.
  3. Note: Before approaching Consulate General of India, Dubai for approval applicant needs to visit one of our BLS Center.

  4. In case if UAE residence visa is cancelled/expired/not stamped the following additional documents are required to be submitted along with the passport application.

4. Visa status

a. Visa Expired:

  1. If Visa expired within grace period of 30 days and working with the same company/individual sponsor, Photo testified letter in English and valid trade license copy of the company is required. For dependents (house wife/minors/house maid) photo testified letter from sponsor and passport copy of sponsor with valid visa page. If the visa expired for more than one year, detail explanation letter and prior approval is required from the Consulate General of India, Dubai.

b. New Job (Old Visa Cancelled):

  1. For new employment - Offer Letter attested by Chamber of Commerce (Dubai/ Sharjah & Northern Emirates) where the company is registered OR Valid employment Paper VISA in Original and copy, photo testified letter from the company (in English) and valid trade license copy is required.

c. Employment/Residence Visa:

  1. Employment visa copy, Trade License Copy and the page which has the UAE Entry Stamp on the passport needs to be submitted.
  2. If the UAE Entry Stamp on the passport is more than 3 months old, company's photo testified letter needs to be submitted along with approval from Consulate General of India, Dubai.

5. Initial in Passport:

Expansion of initials of Parents and Spouse name which is mentioned in the last cover page of the passport is not mandatory.

However applicants who wishes to expand initials of either their parent or spouse names can do so by providing relevant documents along with application of passports

Documents Include:

  1. For Parents Name Initial Expansion: Self Declaration requesting Expansion of Parents Initials, Parents Passport Copy; ID Card Copy (any one can be provided : Aadhar Card Copy, Election Commission ID Copy, Applicant's birth certificate, Applicant's School Educational certificate), request letter with proper explanation and prior approval required from Consulate General of India, Dubai along with instruction note from BLS.
  2. For Spouse Name Initial Expansion: Original Marriage Certificate, Spouse Passport Copy, request letter with proper explanation and prior approval required from Consulate General of India, Dubai along with instruction note from BLS.
  3. In case of no proof is provided as mentioned above, in these cases request letter with proper explanation and prior approval required from Consulate General of India, Dubai along with instruction note from BLS.

6. BLS Office Timings:

  1. 08.00 AM to 08.00 PM - Saturday to Thursday.
  2. TOKENS will be issued ONLY from
  3. Morning 08:00 AM till Afternoon 12:00 PM
  4. Afternoon 01:00 PM till Evening 06:30 PM

For BLS International Service center wise timing and address please visit the page Contact us

7. Premium Lounge

  1. Timings: 08.00 AM to 08:00 PM - Saturday to Thursday.
  2. A one-stop premium service shop.
  3. No waiting in queues, schedule appointments online or through phone.
  4. Dedicated call center.
  5. Pre-screening of documents.
  6. Stylish surroundings with refreshments.
  7. Photocopying service for your documents and photograph facilities.
  8. Quicker submission of your application at the application centre.
  9. SMS alert on the status of your application.
  10. Courier service for your passport.

Consulate General of India, Dubai Timings:09.00 AM to 12.00 PM – Sunday to Thursday.
For any queries you can contact us on our Centralized Call Centre for UAE on 04 387 5777/04 2555530