What is an Emergency Certificate or OutPass?
If you are a non-resident Indian (NRI) or an Indian tourist in the UAE and have lost your passport you can now apply for an emergency certificate or outpass through the Indian Embassy’s Passport Seva service. The certificate can be issued subject to the verification of the nationality. This will allows Indian nationals in the UAE to travel one way to India.
The Emergency Certificate allows Indian nationals, who are abroad to travel one way to India if there is no valid travel document with them. This certificate is usually issued to Indians who have lost their passport in a foreign country.
To get emergency certificate you need to first fill out the application form online and must then take a print-out of the form, along with a copy of your original passport to the BLS International Centre, the outsourcing agency for processing Indian passport and visa applications.
Steps for applying an Emergency Certificate:
- Create an Account by Visit this link: https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/ and select the region and country you are residing in. To do so, choose the ‘Africa and Middle East’ category and select the United Arab Emirates.
- Click on Register to apply for passport services and log in using your account details. To register as a new user, you must fill in the following information:Embassy/Consulate: Abu Dhabi or Dubai – Your given name, surname, date of birth and email address
- Enter the captcha code and then click on the ‘Register button’. You will then receive a confirmation email from Passport Seva, with an activation link. Click on the activation link and sign in with your email address and password.
- You will then receive a confirmation email from Passport Seva, with an activation link. Click on the activation link and sign in with your email address and password.
- Fill in the applicant details such as given name, surname, gender, date of birth, place of birth, region/country of birth, marital status, employment type etc.
- Enter the family details such as Father’s name, Mother’s name, spouse’s name etc.,
- Enter the address details: House number town or city, district
- Enter the emergency contact details which includes mobile number and email address.
- Enter your previous passport details passport number, date of issue, expiry date, place of issue
- Enter the other details (list of questions)
- Review and verify the details and click submit.
- Submit the application and documents at the BLS centre with the required documents in person.
According to Consulate General of India in Dubai- www.cgidubai.gov.in – the Emergency Certificate will only be issued after the application and documents have been verified and the cost of issuing an emergency certificate is AED 60.
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