About Us Emergency Certificate

Issued to an Indian citizen who has lost or unable to retrieve the Indian Passport but is required to travel to India on an emergency. Emergency Certificate is a one time travel document to enter India. EC is also issued to Indian nationals on other special circumstances also.

Procedure for Grant of (EC)

a) Applicant should approach Indian Mission along with a written application citing the circumstances under which EC is required including documentary proof like copy of lost/stolen passport and police report. Mission would then issue EC. Thereafter, the holder of EC should approach the local Ministry of Interior for affixation of visa stamp on it. The EC holder should bear in mind that he/she should have some documentary evidence about earlier visa granted to him/her by the local authorities. After stamping of visa on the EC, the holder can travel to India. The Consular section of the Embassy will assist the applicant in obtaining the visa stamped from the Egyptian Ministry of Interior.

b) Validity of an Emergency Certificate is one month from the date of its issue and the document will be retained by Indian immigration authorities on arrival in India.