New Indian Passport FeeBelow new fees are applicable for both Application for New Passport and Old Passport.
|Old Fee||New fee|
|Indian Passport fee in USD||$40||$75|
|Indian Passport fee in Euros||Euro 48||Euro 60|
Government of India has raised the Passport and related services fees from Rs 1000 to Rs 1500 under the normal category and from Rs 2500 to Rs 3500 under Tatkal scheme. Last time Passport fees were increased is March 29, 2002. Almost after over 10 years, govt took a decision on new passport rates.
For Indian citizens living in Foreign countries, the revised fee would be USD 75.00 (from 40.00) and Euro 60.00 (from 48.00) for normal applications.
Reasons for New hike in Passport fees -
1) Actual cost incurred on issuing of a Passport
2) Printing of passport booklets
3) Reimbursement to police authorities
4) Postal Expenses.