How to apply for a passport in India

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Points you must know before applying Passport in India

1. Get the Passport Application Form: One can apply for Passport through Online Registration (after doing online registration, get print outs of the application form) .Apart from filling Online, applicant can submit directly in the respective passport office/ DPCs/Speed post centers, get the relevant application form from here.

2. How to fill the Offline Form: The Passport Application Form is Machine Readable. Please follow the instructions as follows:

Use capital letters only.

Particulars given in the form will be printed in the passport. Therefore, please be careful in filling up the form and avoid any mistakes.

Use black/blue ball pen only

Do not fill the form with pencils or ink-pen.

While filling up the boxes, kindly leave one box blank after each completed word.

Write clearly within the box without touching the boundaries.

Adjust the information to fit within the number of given boxes.

Do not write anything outside the box.  Avoid over-writing

Incomplete application will not be accepted.

Columnwise Guidelines for filling the application form can be had from here.

Note:

All original documents are to be shown at the time of submission of the passport application form. With the Original Passport Application Form, self-attested copies of all required documents need to be attached. Illiterate applicants should put only thumb impression in the box meant for thumb impression/signature. In case an applicant has stayed at more than one address during the last one year, he/she should furnish two additional photocopies of the PP form for each additional place of stay.

Details for Online Registration

Step 1 Register through the Passport Seva Portal. (Click on “Register” link under the Online Application Filling section on the Home Page).

Step 2 Login to the Passport Seva Portal with the registered User ID.

Step 3 Click “Apply for Fresh Passport / Reissue of Passport” link.

Step 4 Fill in the required details in the form and submit.

Step 5 Click the “Schedule Appointment” link on the “View Saved/Submitted Applications” screen to schedule an appointment.

Online Payment has been made mandatory for booking appointments at Passport Seva Kendras under some of the Passport Offices.

 

Online Payment can be made using any one of the following modes:

Credit/Debit Card (MasterCard & Visa)

Internet Banking (State Bank of India (SBI) and Associate Banks Only)

SBI Bank Challan

Step 6 Click the “Print Application Receipt” link to print the application receipt containing Application Reference Number (ARN)/Appointment Number.

Step 7 Visit the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) where appointment has been booked, along with original documents.

Note:

Only emergency/medical cases and preapproved categories may visit Passport Seva Kendra without appointment. Service will be provided at the discretion of Passport Seva Kendra in-charge/Passport Officer.

Minor applicants below 4 years of age need to carry a recent coloured passport size (4.5 x 3.5 cm) photograph with a white background while visiting Passport Seva Kendra. Other applicants need not carry any photograph as photograph will be captured at the Passport Seva Kendra.

Resubmission of application form is required, in case the applicant does not visit the Passport Seva Kendra within 90 days from the online form submission.

Where to Apply: For Online Registration, the applicant has to submit the print outs of the application form along with required documents to the respective passport office in the appointment date and time printed.

Apart from this Passport Applications can also be submitted at

1.         The counter of the Passport office

2.         The Speed Post centers

3.         District Passport Cells

4.         Passport Collection Centers

An application for a passport may be submitted personally OR through a representative (any close member of the family or recognized travel agent(s) only) carrying an authority letter.

For Urgent Passport: Refer Tatkaal Scheme in case if applicant needs the passport urgently.

 

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  1. please give information about minimum documents required for applying .

  2. G GOPI says:

    Sir,
    I paid the fee for fresh passport to my wife. I took appointment but due to non availability of marriage certificate we come back. Now affidavit made.but application submission date is near to 3 months.whether I have to immediately to passport seva Kendra.otherwise if 90 days over then can I resubmit the application.in this case whether I have to pay again.please advise.

  3. EvseTester says:

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    I’ve book-marked it for later!

  4. hai sir/mam..i booked my slot at PSK…sir i did a mistake in filing form that my surname goes wrong with one latter only…so please guide me…instead of BATHULA i filed BATTULA…PLEASE SIR RESPOND ME..KINDLY REQUSTING

  5. Dear sir,
    I need to know, that what documents have been used for a new passport? Kindly suggest us immediately. We are waiting for you valuable response at the earliest.

    Thanks,
    Apurva Sankalp

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  8. anup kumar says:

    dear sir, i want to apply for my daughter who studying at lucknow nd may not attend PSK on specific appointment date,so is it permitted me to produce their documents at PSK on the date of appointment,thanx

  9. Nivas says:

    Dear Sir, Does they accept foreign credit cards to pay and schedule online?

  10. Ningthoujam boney singh says:

    Sir, I have all required documents for applying passport,but my original marksheet is taken my colleges,right now I can’t take because my fee are not paid fully

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  12. Hi, I m from haryana, can I apply my passport in Bangalore please suggest me.

  13. Very informative. Thanx

  14. Your Name... says:

    Hi MD sarfaraz hossain I have loss my passport I don’t no my passport number I am from Kolkata please suggest m

  15. I am from Punjab district Bathinda where I can apply my pass port in punjab passport office

  16. how i applay to make a new passport my cel no +919969795218 i have not website

  17. Rahul says:

    i want to know that can i make pasport on my shop add that is my own purched shop and house is on rent pls advice me

    my no is 9810366771

  18. uma says:

    Sir I want to apply passport offline .Please where shall I get application form

  19. md aslam says:

    Sir I want to make my wife’s new passport .I have my own passport but old address is there any problem to make my wife’s passport on new address

  20. [email protected] says:

    I lose my passport nd I do fir now what I do plz tell me

  21. Hello,
    I need to apply fresh passport..I had already applied passport 2years back because of some issue I closed my passport..I got my passport closed letter also..now I need to apply fresh passport..but where I should use old application number in applying passport ..please help me…please do need full..

    Thank you in advance

  22. pravin Gawas says:

    hello
    i want apply for new passport what is document is requier for passport

    Thanks
    pravin

  23. asif eqbal says:

    i want maximum document for applying passport

  24. afzal ahmed says:

    Sir I want to apply me and my wife passport my name was afzal Pasha in tc now my all documents is afzal ahmed. Same my wife name was fairos Begum before marriage now after marriage ayesha fairoz all documents I have new name wat should I do to apply a passport can you advise me I have put both change of name in news paper it Is 2yrold can I attach that please reply me waiting for your reply

  25. Anonymous says:

    sir, I have applied my passport on 5th March 2014 ,at the time of appointment I will not bring my original copys of 10 Marksheet, so they suggest me to change my appointment date, now I am changing my residence on the same street ,now how can I change my address profile, plz sugges me to get a passport quickly

  26. Makwana Bhavesh Kumar says:

    Dear sir,
    I need to know, that what documents have been used for a new passport? Kindly suggest us immediately. We are waiting for you valuable response at the earliest.

  27. sukanta 819 says:

    sukanta shil

  28. dear sir please advice me as i have a big probelm for address proof as i stay in rented house from more than a year and want to apply for a passport but i have only notary agreemnt and landlord NOC .is this acceptable documents although i have all the documents on my permanenthouse address which is gone into a redevelpoment.please suggest me asap.

  29. Your Name... says:

    May 27,2014
    Delay In Passport
    Respected Sir/Mam

    File no : LK3067800915614

    Name : Ravi shankar

    DOB : 07/02/1985

    Contact number : +91-7411653944

    As I have applied for Passport 6 months ago, Still I did not receive my Passport. And their is no status updated, it always shows under process, if their is any problem atleast bring it to my notice . I had some urgencies with my passport. So my Humble request is to please process it fast possible I will be waiting for your positive replies.

    Thanks and Regards.
    Ravi shankar

  30. Ravi shankar says:

    May 27,2014
    Delay In Passport
    Respected Sir/Mam

    File no : LK3067800915614

    Name : Ravi shankar

    DOB : 07/02/1985

    Contact number : +91-7411653944

    As I have applied for Passport 6 months ago, Still I did not receive my Passport. And their is no status updated, it always shows under process, if their is any problem atleast bring it to my notice . I had some urgencies with my passport. So my Humble request is to please process it fast possible I will be waiting for your positive replies.

    Thanks and Regards.
    Ravi shankar

  31. tahir ahmad says:

    hai i want new passport apply for canpur muje nya pssport banbana hai i want my cell n.7503144084

  32. The new process of passport appointment process is worst. I have lost my 1500

  33. Amit Thakre says:

    Dear sir,
    I applied for fresh passport but found 1 mistake instead of ‘ not worked ‘I write ‘ student ‘in employment colum so how can I correct my mistake? Plz suggest me.

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