What is Identity Certificate?

Identity Certificate is generally issued to Tibetan refugees or stateless peoples residing in India by the Regional Passport Office, Delhi. It is done on the recommendation by Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, (HHDL) New Delhi. The main purpose of issuing identity certificate is to provide identity to Tibetan refugees or stateless peoples who are residing in India but unable to obtain a passport from their state of nationality. It is generally issued for 10 years with booklet size of 36 pages. It is also known as Alien’s passport.

Clearance by Ministry of External Affairs (PSP division) is also required for issuing the Identity Certificate. Grant of No objection to return to India (NORI) also requires clearance by state government (Department of Home Affairs/Police)/Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO). NORI is to be stamped on the Identity Certificate. For the Identity Certificate, users can apply in person through e-Form submission or Online Form Submission.

Apply for Identity Certificate through e-Form Submission

  • Firstly, download the e-form by clicking “Download e-form” link given on the homepage.
  • Fill the e-form and click on validate and save button mentioned on the form. This will create an XML file which will be required later to upload in the system.
  • Register yourself on Passport Seva online portal by clicking on “Register now”.
  • After doing registration, login to the Passport Seva online portal with your registered login ID and password.
  • Upload the “XML file” by clicking on “Upload e-form” link. Kindly don’t upload the PDF file because the system accepts XML file only.
  • Take the printout of the filled application form by clicking on “View/Print Submitted Form” link available under “View saved/submitted applications” page.
  • Bring the printed copy of the online application form with you and submit the same along with the required documents to -
    Consular, Passport and Visa Division (CPV), or Passport office attached to your present address Patiala House, New Delhi

Apply for Identity Certificate through Online Form Submission

  • Register yourself on Passport Seva online portal by clicking on “Register now”
  • After doing registration, login to the Passport Seva online portal with your registered login ID and password.
  • Click on “Apply for Identity certificate” link
  • Fill the required details in the form and submit the same online.
  • Take the printout of the filled application form by clicking on “View/Print Submitted Form” link available under “View saved/submitted applications page”.
  • Bring the printed copy of the online application form with you and submit the same along with the required documents to -
    Consular, Passport and Visa Division (CPV), or Passport office attached to your present address Patiala House, New Delhi

Fee Structure for Identity Certificate

The fee structure for identity certificate is as follows –

Category Fees
Fresh Rs.1000
Reissue
Validity expired Rs.1000
Delete ECR/Change in personal particulars Rs.1000
Exhaustion of pages Rs.1000
Lost/damaged passport Rs.1000