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Times of Oman,
By A Staff Reporter
-MUSCAT — The Indian Embassy here has announced that the BLS International, to
whom the Embassy of India, Muscat has outsourced passports, visa and
passport-related miscellaneous services, is opening mobile collection centres at
These are across the Sultanate namely in Salalah, Jaalan, Sohar, Sur,
Nizwa, Ibri, Buraimi and Khasab with effect from July 16.
The mobile collection centres will operate from 4 pm to 6 pm Saturdays to
Wednesdays (except government holidays).
The applicants are required to pay the normal Service Provider Fee (70 baisas
for passports/miscellaneous services and RO 3.050 for visas) and Indian
Community Welfare Fee of RO 1 for each application along with the prescribed fee
for passport/visa service.
Other services such as SMS, Courier service are optional and not mandatory.
services in Muscat
Following are the general
requirements for all types of Indian passport services one can apply in OMAN.
Please prepare your passport application according to the guidelines given
All applications are to be
accompanied with a photocopy of the prescribed pages of the passport-first two
pages, last page and the page containing valid visa. A copy of ID card /
residence card also to be enclosed.
Current Address -
BLS International Services, Unit No.108 - First
AL MAKHTABI BUILDING, WATTAYA
Office timing- Saturday to Thursday - 8 AM to 12.30 PM and 1.30 PM to 8.00
Token will be issued till 7.00 PM
submission timing - 9 AM to
10 AM (both for visa & passport)
timings: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
(both for visa & passport)
Helpline: +968 - 24566080
Lunch timing- 12:30 PM to 1:30
For Location Map Click
Please note the service charges for various
- Courier service: RO 3.000
- SMS Charge: RO 0.500
- Photograph: RO 2.500
- Form filling: RO 2.000
The address of the mobile collection centres are:
Salalah 612, Al Nahda Street, Police Station Road;
Jaalan: Al Satmi Building, Shop No 1, Bldg No E475, Near Jaalan Bani Bu Ali Post
Sohar: Bldg No 171, Al Humbar Street, Opp Habeeb Bank P B No 379 PC 311;
Nizwa: Alfoura Commercial Complex, First Floor, Room No 15, Nizwa Souk;
Khasab: Lulu Hypermarket LLC Shop 11, PB No 238, PC 811; and
Ibri: Souk Road, Near Musandam Exchange.
Track your application:
/ Re-issue of passports
Renewal / Reissue on Expiry of
validity / Exhaustion of pages / due to change in appearance
/ Change of Address in the Printed Passport / Correction of
date / place of birth involving issue of new passport
booklet | Fee
Issue of new passport (36 pages booklet, validitiy-5 yrs)
for Minor child (below 18 years) | Fee: 20.300
Registration of Birth & application for Passport for a New
Born Child | Fee:
New Passport – in married name in case of woman | Fee
New Passport – (in case of woman from married name to maiden
name consequent upon divorce/death of husband) | Fee
New passport – (in the case of a re-married woman applying
for change of her name/spouse name in her passport) | Fee
New Passport – (all other cases other than woman seeking
change from maiden name to married name or from married name
to maiden name consequent upon divorce/death of husband or
applying for change of her name/spouse name in her passport
in the case of re-marriage) | Fee
New Passport in lieu of lost Passport | Fee
New Passport in lieu of Damaged Passport | Fee
Renewal of Passport (For short validity passports)
Passport renewals | Fee
ECNR | Fee
Confirmation of passport details | Fee
Registration of Indian Nationals | Fee
Issue of Certificates
Police Clearance Certificate | Fee
Emergency Certificate (Six months validity) | Fee
Renewal of Emergency Certificate | Fee
NRI Certificate (For Educational Purposes Only) | Fee
Person of Indian Origin (PIO)
card | Fee
Overseas Citizenship of India
Registering under Overseas
Citizenship of India | Fee
Registering under OCI for PIO Card Holders | Fee
Transfer of Universal of Visa | Fee
Q1. I am presently residing in Oman. I
got my passport when I was on my Delhi address. Now I have shifted to Bangalore.
Should I change my address in the passport? …. If change is required, what are
the documents required and how much time will it take?
- Ans. It is up to you to change the address.
It is always better if your passport indicates your current address. For
this purpose, you need to fill up application form and submit it along with
valid proof of your residential address.
Q2. I don’t have ECNR stamp in my
Passport. Can I get it on the basis of my provisional matriculation or above
certificate issued by the University/Board concerned?
- Ans. We are no longer affixing ECNR stamp
in passports. In fact it is not even printed in the new passport booklets.
Currently, only ECR stamp is being put in passports if applicant is not
eligible for ECNR. However, you are entitled to ECNR status if you possess
qualification of Matriculation or above. Even you can get ECNR status on the
basis of provisional matriculation certificate if the mark sheets of all
semesters of your course are available with you. Further to get ECNR stamp,
the applicant should have stayed abroad for more than 3 years excluding the
period(s) of visit to India or should be a dependent who is below 18 years
and whose parents have ECNR status in their passports or should be a person
(he/she) whose spouse has ECNR status in his or her passport or should be
above 50 years of age
Q3. I have downloaded the application
form from your website. Can I fill it up & submit?
Q4. I got my passport 2 years ago. I got
married recently. Should I include my spouse’s name in my passport? If so, what
is the procedure?
It is better to include your spouse’s name
in your passport. For this, please fill up application Form and submit it
along with marriage certificate, photocopy of spouse’s passport (if she has
one).Original Marriage Certificate issued by Registrar of Marriages should
be duly attested by the Home Department of the concerned State in India
where the marriage is registered.
Application in EAP-I form. In such cases, a new
passport will be issued
Q5. I have a one-month-old baby? Does
the baby require a separate passport Or his/her name can be endorsed in one of
the parents’ passport?
- Ans. Endorsement of child’s name in
parents’ passports is not allowed anymore. As per the amended law, minors
should have separate passports.
Q6.In case of a minor child passport,
whose mother is in India and father in Oman, whether father should submit
consent to mother to apply for a passport? If so, what is the procedure?
- Ans. Yes. Consent of the spouse, who is
abroad, is required for submitting the application. It should be in the form
of a Sworn Affidavit duly attested by the Indian Embassy/Consulate abroad.
For this you should visit Embassy or Consulate.
Q7. What is the difference between
Re-issue and Renewal of a passport?
- Ans. Passports are Re-issued after the
expiry of their 10-year validity period. If you had been issued a Short
Validity Passport (i.e. a passport of validity less than 10 years) apply for
renewal to extend the normal validity of the existing passport to 10 years.
In the case of Re-issue of passport a normal fee will be charged whereas for
extending the validity (renewal) no fee is charged.
Q8. My passport expired 5 years ago. Can
I renew it? What is the procedure for it?
- Ans. In such a case, you have to fill up
Application Form and submit it along with original/photocopy of your expired
passport and proof of your residence/address and reason for delay in re
-issue. However, since the passport expired 5 years ago, there is an
elaborate procedure for re-issue.
Q9. What documents are required when
there is a change in name on account of Divorce?
- Ans. (i) Divorce deed duly authenticated by
Court and (ii) Deed Poll or Sworn Affidavit as per specimen given.
Q10. Is it mandatory to submit Birth
Certificate in cases of those who are born on or after 26.01.1989?
- Ans. Yes, Birth Certificate issued by
Registrar of Births only is acceptable for those born on or after
Q11. In a case of Muslim passport
holder, whether entry of second wife name is allowed on passport.
- Ans. Yes. But the entry of first wife name
will remain intact if divorce is not obtained.
Q12. Should fees be charged for
miscellaneous services when a person applies for them at the same time as he
applies for a new passport, either for the first time or on expiry of the
- Ans. No additional fee should be charged
for various miscellaneous services such as change of name, change of
address. ECNR stamp etc. when these services are applied for in conjunction
with the application for a new passport. The fee for a new passport is a
consolidated fee covering all these services.
Q13. What about Police Clearance
Certificate (PCC) if it is applied for in conjunction with the application for a
new passport? Should the charge for miscellaneous service be levied on this
- Ans. Yes. Issue of PCC is a distinct
miscellaneous service and does not form an integral part of the passport.
The service should be applied on application form and the relevant fee
should be charged in addition to the fee for issue of fresh passports.
Q14. When should the miscellaneous
service charge prescribed respectively under items 14 and 12 of Schedule IV to
the Passport Rules be charged?
- Ans. Miscellaneous services have been
consolidated into those which do or do not require issue of a fresh passport
booklet. Any miscellaneous service which requires a fresh booklet to be
issued will be charged as per the new booklet charges. This would cover
services involving change of entry on the laminated front and back (inner)
covers of the passport, like change of name, change of photograph etc. This
would also apply when an additional booklet is issued when pages of the old
booklet are exhausted.
- All other miscellaneous services on
ordinary passports where only an endorsement on the passport is required,
will be charged separately as per the prescribed fee.
- EXCEPTION: - In the case of replacement of
lost or damaged passport, involving issue of a new passport booklet, the fee
will be charged separately
Q15. What is the fee to be charged in
case of replacement of lost ( or damaged passport?
- Ans. In case the lost or damaged passport's
validity has not expired, the fee for issue of a duplicate passport is RO.
49.200. In case the lost or damaged passport's validity has already finally
expired and a fresh passport is issued, the fee to be charged in such cases
would be that as prescribed for a fresh passport only.
Q16.Can a legal guardian applies for the
passport of the minor?
Ans. A Legal guardian can also be permitted to
apply for the passport of a minor child on his furnishing a sworn affidavit
supported by another affidavit by two responsible persons who know the legal
guardian as well as the minor. However, if the "legal" guardian has been
appointed by court order, then this requirement of production of affidavits
would not be necessary.