Form V - Lost or Damaged Indian Passport

Sydney Notary Public Parramatta

Have you recently lost your your passport? Or your passport was stolen? Or perhaps your passport has been damaged?

An invalid travel document may create serious problems and inconvenience for you if and when you need to travel. To avoid those issues and hassles, you should apply for a NEW passport as soon as practically possible - but before doing that you need to submit an application to VFS.

The application for a NEW (or replacement) passport requires you to complete Form V, which includes a declaration as to what happened to your passport, and submit that application to VFS. However, before you can submit the application to VFS, you must sign and declare the contents of your declaration before a notary public.

As a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney, we are commonly asked to help Indian nationals who have their passports lost, stolen or damaged by witnessing, signing and sealing Form V. Our low cost fixed fees and prompt services avoid any hassles or delays when you are on a limited budget and timeframe. It is our pleasure to accomodate urgent requests for assistance whenever we can.

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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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