1. Application is submitted online using online forms from the Passport Seva website
  2. Details of supporting documents required for the IC application are listed below under respective heads.
  3. ICs can be renewed anytime during the tenth year of their validity period.  Applicants are advised to apply for the reissue of their Certificate of Identity (COI)/Identity Certificate (IC) once it crosses 9th year of its validity. Please note that minors have shorter period (5years) than COI/IC for adults (10 years).
  4. The photocopies of the supporting documents have to be done clearly on A4 size paper with attestation.
  5. Latest passport size color photographs with white background. (It should be clear and original. Computerized copied or altered from old photographs are not accepted) 
  6. Applicants are required to submit the printout copy of the filled-in Online IC application form to the Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi within a month, with all required supporting documents.
  7. Online payment is not required.