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Form V – Affidavit for a Passport in lieu of Lost/Damaged Passport – Quote and Flowchart

    Quote to notarise Form V

    Is your Indian passport lost/stolen or damaged?

    You must have another form of photograph identification, such as an Australian drivers licence or an Australian government-issued photocard.
    Your name, date of birth and your photograph must be clearly legible to properly identify you OR you have another form of photograph identification.

    Have you read the requirements on the VFS website and completed Form V with all of the relevant information?

    You must complete Form V with all of the relevant or required information. An incomplete form could be rejected by VFS. If you are unsure of what to complete in the form, you must contact VFS for clarification.

    Does the passport belong to a minor (ie, a person under 18 years old, a child)?

    Forms completed on behalf of children often need to be signed by both parents. Please check with VFS as to the specific requirements of your application.

    Summary

    • You have lost your Indian passport (or it has been stolen). You must provide another form of photo identification recognised in Australia to prove your identity.
    • You have damaged your Indian passport but your name, date of birth and photograph in your passport can still be used to identify you OR you have another form of photo identification recognised in Australia to prove your identity.
    • You must complete Form V with all of the relevant information before it can be signed, witnessed and notarised. You are aware that VFS may reject incomplete or incorrect forms.
    • You must complete Form V with all of the relevant information before it can be signed, witnessed and notarised. You are aware that VFS may reject incomplete or incorrect forms.
    • You must personally sign Form V in front of a notary public.
    • You must personally sign Form V on behalf of your child in front of a notary public. You must check with VFS whether both parents must sign on behalf of their child.

    Your Details

    What is your name?

    What is your phone number?

    What is your email address?

    Where are you located?

    You must be physically present in our office (in Parramatta) for us to identify you and to witness your signature on Form V.

    Signing and Notarising Form V

    As an Indian citizen living in Australia, losing or damaging your Indian passport (or having it stolen) is serious. Fortunately, there is a solution offered by VFS Australia on behalf of the Indian High Commission/Consulate.

    Visit the following link for more information:

    https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/australia/visa_services/lost_damaged_passport.html

    The prescribed Form V, “Affidavit for a passport in lieu of lost/damaged passport” requires you to complete all relevant information relating to you, your passport and your recent travels, and to sign/declare it in front of a notary public before having it notarised.

    As a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney, we offer low cost fixed fee notarisation services to help Indian citizens replace their lost or damaged Indian passports.

    Did you damage your passport
    or has it been lost or stolen?
    Did you damage your passport…
    Your photograph and name are
    are still visible, clear and legible?
    Your photograph and name are…
    Do you have another form
    of photograph ID?
    Do you have another form…
    Was your photograph ID
    issued in Australia?
    (ie licence, photocard)
    Was your photograph ID…
    Lost or Stolen
    Passport
    Lost or Stolen…
    Damaged
    Passport
    Damaged…
    You must contact VFS directly
    for more information
    You must contact VFS directly…
    No
    No
    No
    No
    Yes
    Yes
    We witness your signature and notarise the Form V
    We witness your signature and notari…

    FORM V
    AFFIDAVIT FOR A PASSPORT IN LIEU OF
    LOST/DAMAGED PASSPORT

    prepared by Ern Phang, Notary Public
    FORM V…
    6/83 George Street, Parramatta NSW 2150 AU / Telephone: +61 2 9687 8885 / https://www.notary-parramatta.com.au
    6/83 George Street, Parramatta NSW 2150 AU / Telephone: +61 2 9687 8885 / https://www.notary-parramatta.com.au
    You submit the notarised Form V
    with supporting documents to VFS
    You submit the notarised Form V…
    No
    No
    Yes
    Yes
    You complete the Form V
    (do not sign)
    You complete the Form V…
    Yes
    Yes
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    If you have never had to have a document notarised before, you may find our role as a notary public, the notary public services that we provide, and this whole process (especially authentication, legalisation and apostille) to be confusing and daunting. Do not worry! We are here to try to simplify it, make it easy for you to understand, and to guide you or assist you with achieving your desired goal.

    Please contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding this article or our notary public services.

    Click here to see the flowchart that we created to help you understand the process regarding notarisation, apostille, authentication and legalisation.

    So, what next?

    If you are now ready to proceed with having your document notarised, please visit our Notary Fees page for a FREE quote on our notary public services or just call us on 02 9687 8885 and speak to our friendly staff about your requirements.

    Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?

    We are a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our low-cost fixed fee notary services, our availability to provide notary public services on short notice, and our focus on personal and timely notary public services. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, our notary public assists clients from across all suburbs of Sydney and beyond.

    Ern Phang, Notary Public

    ErnPhang
    Notary Public

    This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta and a leading provider of notary public services to clients across Sydney. Extensive experience and low-cost fixed prices ensures quality services and satisfied clients.

    is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the kinds of issues faced by his clients in sending documents overseas.

    All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.