All Indian citizens who depart or intend to depart from India are required to be in possession of a valid passport. Under the Passports Act 1967, the Government of India may issue different types of passports and travel documents such as Ordinary Passport, Diplomatic Passport, Official Passport, Emergency Certificate and Certificate of Identity for the purpose.
To acquire the valid passport u can Print Application Form and go with it manually or you can opt for Online application form submission – Ordinary avoiding congestion at the Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs). Steps involved in applying online for a passport: online registration, filling up and submitting online application form, (alternatively, Download e-Form, fill up and upload the same at the Online Portal), scheduling an appointment and finally you can Locate Passport Seva Kendra and Laghu Kendra and visit.
You can also know your Appointment Availability Status . Applicants with confirmed appointments if unable to visit PSK due to some reason, are advised to reschedule/cancel their appointments, up to two times only within a year of the first appointment date.
Visit PSK with requisite original documents and their photocopies (prefer photocopying inside the PSK itself). Photograph not required. Applicants who, despite booked appointment, have been ‘refused token’ due to non-availability of required set of documents can revisit the same PSK as ‘Walk-in’ within next three working days from the date of appointment and as per the time mentioned in the appointment slip. Online appointment is not mandatory for these applicants.
The basic documents required with passport application include:
- Proof of Date of Birth i.e. Birth Certificate, etc
- Identity proof with photograph (to be verified by PSK Officials from the address proof and other documents)
- Proof of residence
- Proof of nationality (to be verified by PSK Officials from the supporting documents submitted).
Applicants are required to present themselves at the respective PSK for obtaining applicants’ photographs, biometrics and granting decision in their presence.
For tatkaal service you need annexure F (verification certificate) and for minor you need annexure H (declaration of applicant parent), along with other documents.
Using Fee Calculator, online payment can be made through any one of the following modes: Credit/Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa), Internet Banking (State Bank of India (SBI) and Associate Banks only) and SBI Bank Challan. Applicants applying under Tatkaal service need to pay only the fee as applicable under the Normal service while making Online Payment. The balance fee will be payable in cash at Passport Office, once Tatkaal application is accepted by Officials. Online Payment will remain valid for one year from the first appointment date. No claim for refund.
For any further query visit passportindia.gov.in/