Miscellaneous Consular Services

Miscellaneous Services on Indian passport

Change of Indian Address

Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form

  • Original Passport (& additional booklets if any)
  • Photocopy of inside cover pages and copy of current Angolan visa.
  • In case of change of address in India, necessary proof is to be provided. Any of the following documents are considered acceptable proof. - electricity or water bill or a running bank statement, house allotment letter, property tax, income tax assessment orders, voters identity card, ration card.

Emigration Clearance Not Required (ECNR) stamp on passport

Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form

  • Original Passport (& additional booklets if any)
  • Photocopy of first page of the passport
  • A copy of the relevant documentary proof of eligibility for ECNR status. (See eligibility conditions below). Eligibility for ECNR status (any one of the following):-
  • Staying abroad for more than 2 years (either at a stretch or otherwise).
  • Persons with a minimum qualification of 10th standard from a recognized Central/State Board or possessing higher degrees from recognized Central/State Universities.
  • Income-tax payers.
  • Seamen in possession of CDC and sea cadets.
  • Spouses and dependent children (up to the age of 24 years) of the above category of persons i.e. ECNR holders
  • Persons over 50 years of age.
  • Children below 18 years of age provided they are accompanied by any or both parents.
  • Note: New passports issued currently contain no observation about emigration clearance requirement. The above applies to cases where the ECR is presently stamped on the passport.

Police Clearance Certificate

Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form & Personal Particulars form.

  • Original Passport (& additional booklets if any)
  • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
  • One passport size photograph.

Note: In case, where the passport was issued from another passport issuing authority, PCC can be issued only after receipt of confirmation from that authority. Non Resident Indian (NRI) Certificate:

Non Resident Indian (NRI) Certificate

Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form

  • Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form
  • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
  • Photocopy of passport page showing resident status abroad.

Birth Certificate

Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form

  • Original Passport (& additional booklets if any)
  • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.

This certificate is issued on the basis of entries made in the passport.

Life Certificate

Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form

  • Original Passport (& additional booklets if any)
  • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
  • Original of the Life Certificate in the Format prescribed by the concerned Bank/Institution to be signed in person before the Consular Officer of the Embassy.

Registration of death

Please contact the Consular Officer immediately on the death of Indian nationals in Angola / Equatorial Guinea /Sao Tome & Principe with complete information. Indian passport is required to be cancelled and death certificate obtained from the Embassy. In case the body / ashes is to be transported to India, the Consular Officer will advise on the formalities.

Other Miscellaneous Consular Services

Registration for Angolan immigration

Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form & Registration form

  • Original Passport
  • Photocopy of the passport containing particulars

Attestation of documents

Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form

  • Original Passport
  • Photocopy of the passport containing particulars of the applicant
  • Document to be attested in original with a copy

Attestation of power of attorney

Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form

  • Original Passport (additional booklets if any)
  • Photocopy of the passport containing particulars
  • Document to be attested in original with a copy

Note: Signature on the document should be made before the Consular Officer.

Schedule of fees

Others

Foreign Marriage procedure

What are the procedures for getting married at the Embassy?

The procedure for getting married at the Embassy is as follows

  • The prospective bride and groom need to appear in person/before the Marriage Officer along with 3 witnesses having residence visas.
  • They need to submit the prescribed form titled Notice of Intended Marriage duly filled in along with a fee in cash. The form consists of notice, declaration and sworn affidavit.
  • Prescribed format for publication of Notice in newspaper is given. (Details below).
  • After publication, the prospective couple needs to wait for 30 days. A date for solemnization of marriage is given provided no objections are received from any quarter.
  • A day prior to the date of solemnization of marriage, original passports of the couple and witnesses are required to be submitted to the Marriage officer.
  • On the scheduled date the prospective couple along with three witnesses has to come to the Embassy for solemnization of marriage.

What documents are to be submitted prior to marriage at the Embassy?

The documents to be submitted are as follows:

  • 4 Passport size photos each of the prospective bride and groom
  • Photocopy of the passport and residence visa of the bride or groom, whoever is an Indian national.
  • Notice of intended marriage
  • Photocopy of passports of 3 witnesses having residence visa.
  • The prospective bride and groom and the 3 witnesses should also carry their original passports for verification at the time of submission of Notice.

When are the signatures to be put up by the prospective bride and groom and the witnesses?

This needs to be done at the time of submission of Notice in front of the concerned Embassy officer.

What formalities are to be completed before the marriage can be solemnized?

  • Notice in the prescribed format is to be published in widely circulated newspapers in home country, at the place of permanent residence as indicated in the passports of bride and groom, and in Angola. In case both bride and groom are from same state in India , notice is to be published only in one news paper of that particular state
  • After the publication of Notice, the applicants are required to submit the concerned newspapers.

What formalities are to be completed before the marriage can be solemnized if one among the prospective couple

  • (a) Not an Indian?
  • A No-Impediment (singleness) Certificate is to be obtained from their respective Embassy, which should be duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Angola.
  • In case, where the Embassy does not issue such a certificate, a sworn affidavit attested by the respective Embassy of the non-Indian applicant needs to be submitted.
  • A certificate from the Embassy of Non-Indian applicant stating that their country’s respective law does not prohibit their nationals from getting married to foreign nationals
  • b) A divorcee?
  • A decree of divorce duly attested by the Home Department of the respective State Government in India, in case the divorce had taken place in India. In case divorce has taken place in Angola, the divorce certificate needs to be attested by MIREX.

  • (c) A Angolan national?
  • A no objection letter from the Foreign Ministry is to be obtained.

How is the prospective couple informed about the date of solemnization of marriage and when?

There is a mandatory wait period of 30 days after publication of advertisement in the newspapers. The prospective couple can contact the Embassy on any day after publication of advertisement to fix up a date for solemnization of marriage which is generally on the Thursday following the completion of 30 days or any Thursday after that.

When are the prospective bride and groom and the 3 witnesses required to submit their original passports?

They are required to do this one day before the actual solemnization of marriage. The passports are returned immediately after the solemnization along with marriage certificate.

Whether parents of the prospective bride and bridegroom will be informed about the submission of Notice of Intended Marriage?

Information is sent to the respective parents by way of dispatch of a copy of Form-I, which forms a part of the Notice of Intended Marriage.

Whether people from different religions can marry?

Yes. People from different religions can marry under Indian law.

What is the law under which marriage is solemnized?

The marriage is solemnized under Foreign Marriage Act 1969.