Welcome to the website of Consulate General of India, Zanzibar.
The site provides information on various services provided by this Consulate including passport, visa and other consular services.
An endeavor has been made to provide access to the information on various facets of India in the most user friendly way.
Suggestions for improvement in the content of this site would be welcome. The Consulate is also open to entertain trade and investment related queries and information about education and scholarships in India.
1. Important Notice for Indian Passport holders
The International Civil Avaition Organisation (ICAO) has set a deadline of the 24th November, 2015 for globally phasing out all non-machine Readable Passports (MRPs). From 25th November, 2015 onwards, foreign Governments may deny visa or entry to any person travelling with a non-MRP passport.
Indian citizens residing in India and abroad and holding handwritten passports as well as 20-year passports with validity beyond the 24th November, 2015, should, therefore, apply for re-issue of passports and obtain MRP passports well before the deadline in order to avoid any inconvenience in obtaining foreign visa or immigration problem. For more details related to passport services, Passport website (www.passportindia.gov.in) or the National Call Centre (toll free number 1800-258-1800) may be accessed.
2. Important Notice for Passport Applicants
Passport Applicants are requested to apply online for passport. They can apply online at www.passport.gov.in/nri/ for details see Passport page in Consular Section.