Reissue of Passport in lieu of lost/damaged passport Consular & Visa Services

Reissue of Passport in lieu of lost/damaged passport

Procedure for application: 

  1. Duly filled in online application form, refer link at  
  2. Police complaint regarding loss of passport.
  3. Certificate issued by the Exit-Entry Bureau mentioning the loss of passport.
    • If a student, current school/college/university ID, and Letter from school/college/university in China
  4. Photocopy of the lost passport and current visa page.
  5. Applicant should submit a written application stating the circumstances under which the passport was lost / damaged.
  6. Four recent passport size coloured photographs (Recent 5cm*5cm, front pose, full face photograph where the ears are visible in white backdrop)


  • Only applicants having residence visa in China will be issued new passports. Applicants on other visas will be issued Emergency Certificate in lieu of lost/damaged passport.
  • If the Passport is not issued from Shanghai, then a duplicate passport is issued only on receipt of confirmation from the concerned Regional Passport Office in India or the relevant Passport issuing authority.
  • The completed application may be submitted at the Consulate’s counter on any working day between 09.30 to 12.00 hours.
  • Applicants may sometimes face difficulty in accessing the online application format due to technical reasons. In such circumstances, it is advisable to try after a while.  Applicants are also advised to use computers with latest version software operating systems.
  • Applicants may please note that New Passport booklets are printed in India (Delhi). Applicants are intimated through e-mail ( on arrival of their passports from India.