Affidavit for a Passport in lieu of Lost/Damaged Passport

Notarising Form V

How annoying and frustrating is it to lose your passport or have your passport damaged so that it's no longer valid? If you're an Indian national in Australia, then the process to have your passport replaced is fairly straight forward if you know what to do, and if not, at least you know where to look to find the relevant information.

If you're an Indian national, then applying for a replacement passport when you've lost or damaged your current passport is done through VFS Global - like many other consular services. A quick review of their website will explain the process and the checklist will help you compile the documents necessary to have a 'hopefully' easy/simple application experience. As you work through the process and the checklist, you'll find that a variety of documents and forms need to be attested by a justice of the peace, however once you get to Form V, you'll find that this form must be signed in front of a notary public and notarised. That's where we come in.

Form V is the Affidavit for a Passport in lieu of Lost/Damaged Passport. Our many notary clients who require assistance with this form simply complete the form (but not sign it), make an appointment with our office (between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday) by calling 02 9687 8885, and then at the time of their appointment sign it in front of our notary public. As a leading provider of notary public services to clients across Sydney, we're experienced with notarising this form and are able to quickly and easily witness and notarise the form in such a way that it's accepted by VFS as part of your application. For most clients, they're in and out of our office in less than 15 minutes - it's that simple and hassle free.

We pride ourselves on being readily available especially on short notice, so if you've got any questions as to what's needed for you to have your Form V notarised, then you need to call our office and speak to our notary public.

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Ern Phang
Notary Public

Ern Phang is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public, including the kinds of problems and solutions that his clients face when sending documents to India.

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