Instructions for Passport Replacement

(Updated April, 2009)

    According to the new Passport Law of the People's Republic of China and the latest regulations concerned, a Chinese passport can not be renewed upon expiry and has to be replaced by a new one. To get your passport replaced, you need to submit the following documents:

    1. An application form filled out in Chinese. If it is difficult for you to fill out the form in Chinese, you may choose an English form, but your name has to be written in Chinese characters;

    2. One photocopy of your Certificate of Registration of Foreigners;

    3. One photocopy of your Residential Permit which is still valid. (If you don't have your current Residential Permit, you may get a letter either from your regional Chinese organization or from a Chinese well known to this Embassy to prove your Chinese nationality);

    4. Three recent color passport-size photos with white or light blue background. The size of the photos should be 48mm X 33mm, the length of the head should be 28mm X 33mm, the width of the head should be 21mm X 24mm;

    5. Your old passport (it will be cancelled and returned to you together with the newly issued passport).

    You may come to this Embassy when all the above–mentioned documents are ready. The new passport will be issued within one month upon receiving these documents. Those who are over 60 years old may send their documents by post to the Consular Section of this Embassy. The fee for passport replacement is Rs. 2600 per passport. The fee must be paid by Money Order.

    If you have lost your passport and want to apply for a new one, you need to provide all the documents required as mentioned above, together with a FIR (First Information Report) from the police. In this case, the replacement fee is Rs. 5000. The fee must be paid by Money Order

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