About Us Emergency Certificate

Emergency Certificate

Type of Document

An Emergency Certificate (EC) is a one way travel document which authorises an Indian national to enter India and to whom a new passport cannot be issued immediately. This may be the case of lost/stolen/damaged/expired Indian passport.

How to Apply

The application (click on https://portal3.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html for online application form) for the EC may be submitted directly at the embassy (Buitenrustweg 2, 2517KD The Hague The Netherlands) on any working day between 9:30-12:30. In case of emergency and during holidays, please contact on 0643743800 

Documents Required

  1. Print-out of the online filled in application form. The form should be duly signed with photograph (2 inch x 2 inch) with white background affixed.
  2. Original expired/damaged passport and a copy of the same.
  3. Copy of the Passport in case of lost/stolen passport.
  4. Copy of Police report if the passport is lost/ stolen.
  5. Copy of the confirmed Air tickets to India. (Before booking Air ticket, applicant may check with the airlines if handwritten EC’s are accepted for travelling.)
  6. A letter requesting for EC.
  7. 3 Photographs of the Applicant. (2 inch x 2 inch in size with white background).
  8. Proof of legal stay permission in the Netherlands. It is necessary to furnish proof of a valid Visa or Residence Permit.

Processing Time

No definite time-frame since such applications are processed on case to case basis.


Euro 14 (including Euro 2 for ICWF)