Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Renew Indian Passport In Singapore

I've Got My Indian Passport Renewed in Singapore and Sharing My Experience as Below:

We can start applying for the renewal of our Indian passports one year before the expiry date. For example, If your passport expiry date is 31st Dec'15, You can apply for a new passport any time after 1st Jan'15. I heard from my friends that we can apply before 1 year as well. However, I'm not sure about that. It takes approximately 10-15 working days to receive the new passport. I've received Passport in just 5 working days though.
Republic of India- Passport

Required Documents and Application form:

Submission and Application Form:
We need to submit the passport renewal form along with the supporting documents at BLS International Services Ltd office which is located near Little India MRT (Railway Station). You can view the directions from MRT to BLS office below. We can download the passport renewal form Click here

We'll have to surrender the current passport while applying for the new and you would receive both old and new passport with 15 working days. So, plan the period of passport renewal accordingly as you may not be able to travel with in that period.

Documents Required:
1. We need to submit the photo copy of the Employment Pass/Dependent Pass/other types of Singapore Visas.
2. If you want any address change on the passport, submit the address proof.
3. Submit marriage certificate if you want your spouse's name to be mentioned in the passport.
4. For Child, Birth certificate is mandatory.
5. 1 Recent color photograph with white background with size 4 X 4 cms.
6. They don't take the passport xerox as we are submitting the original passport. However, keep one with you in case if they ask.
7. If you forget to take the photo copy of any document, don't worry. They'll help to get the xerox and charge very minimal. I saw some people even giving thumb impression at the counter. However, I would suggest to get all these things done before going there.

Passport Renewal Charges:
106.05 SGD for Adult - 30 Pages passport book (60 Pages - 130+ SGD)
71.05 SGD for Child - 30 Pages passport book
Once you are done with submitting the application you'll receive the updates on the mobile/hand phone number mentioned in the application form from the same day.
Please find the below directions to reach BLS International Services Ltd. from Little India MRT.
Take Exit C (Bukit Timah Road) at Little India MRT. After tapping the Ezlink card, you'll see the below direction. Take left.
Exit C View from MRT
You'll see another direction (Tekka Market) here as below. Take the escalator to exit:
Exit C Tekka Market view of Escalator
Once you are out of MRT, you'll see as below. Take right as shown:
turn right from exit
After crossing 3 or 4 shops, you'll see Selvi Stores:
across selvi stores and go straight
Take right to come out and check if you can see Tekka Market :
tekka market straight
Walk towards the POSB ATM and cross the small lane shown below to see the traffic signal. You can also view REX Cinemas (Theater) on your right while you are walking towards the signal after crossing the below small lane.
walk towards the POSB ATM and towards signals
Once you cross the above lane, you'll see the traffic signal and after crossing the signal you'll see Sheng Siong super market in 'The Verge' building. 
towards traffic singal view of The Verge office at tekka market
BLS International Services Ltd. office is in the second floor in 'The Verge' building. Cross the signal and once you enter the building, you'll see Krishna tours and travels office on your left. Take the Escalator to the next level after crossing the Krishna tours and travels office and you'll see the Passport office just opposite to you. Few days back they shifted the office to adjacent shop. This office is a bit spacious and have more counters. They are yet to change the shop name and at present they covered the previous shop's name as shown below:
Indian visa passport and bls ltd office at little india in singapore


Take the token number at Counter and just wait for your turn. You can check the Serving counter number for the token number on screen as below. 
token number displaying on TV
Hope this information helps. 

16 comments:

  1. Very helpful... Thanks.

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  2. Thank you for the detailed information. How long did it take to get the new Passport from the day of submitting at BLS? Did it come only on the day mentioned on the receipt or earlier?

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    1. Thanks Dayal. When I applied for renewal in Jul’15, I’ve received in 5 days. However, some of my friends received passports after 2 weeks in Dec’15.

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  3. Thanks for this post ...well drafted and really helpful.Cheers!

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  4. Just want to add, the passport renewal office is shifted to SIM LIM TOWER 14th floor. The office is located near the lift only.

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  5. Thanks for this post ...well drafted and really helpful.Cheers!

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  6. Hi Amit Here! Thanks For information,. what is the validity period your got for new passport? as In India we get it for 10 to 15 years.

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  7. very helpful and self guided article.thanks for such informative post.

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  8. Thank you so much for a very detailed information and the pics to get to the BLS office.

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  9. there is one more BLS in International Plaza. Less crowded

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