How to apply and obtain passport in India?

How to apply and obtain passport in India? Procedure, Cost, Documents Required, Location

Procedure to apply for a normal passport

It easy process to apply for and obtain a passport in India.

  • Passport Seva Online Portal is where you can register. (On the Home Page, select the “Register Now” option.)
  • Use the Login ID to access the Passport Seva Online Portal.
  • Then click on Apply for Background Verification for GEP.
  • Fill in the details
  • On the “View Saved/Submitted Applications” screen, click the “Pay and Schedule Appointment” option to make an appointment.
  • Make the payment by using the debit, credit card, and UPI Payment.
  • To print the application receipt with the Application Reference Number (ARN)/Appointment Number, click the “Print Application Receipt” link.
  • Bring original documents and your appointment to the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Regional Passport Office (RPO).

Documents required to obtain a passport in India.

  • A voter ID card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Electricity bill
  • Rent agreement
  • Driving license
  • PAN card
  • Landline or postpaid mobile bill
  • Proof of gas connection
  • Income Tax assessment order
  • Birth certificate issued by the Municipal Corporation
  • Spouse’s passport copy

Form to download for the passport.

How to apply and obtain passport in India

Where to apply

You can apply in person at the office. You can check here.

Procedure to apply for a tatkal passport

  • Register at the website.
  • Select ‘Fresh passport’ and ‘Tatkaal’ schemes from the options available under the option for Fresh or Re-issue Passport.
  • The application form can then be downloaded, filled out, and submitted online.
  • Pay the fees and book an appointment at tatkal seva.

Documents required for Tatkal passport (any 3)

  • Verification certificate
  • Election card
  • Service Photo ID Card
  • Certificate of SC/ST/OBC
  • Identity cards of Freedom Fighters
  • Arms License
  • Ration card
  • Property documents
  • Pension documents
  • Railway Photo Identity card
  • PAN card issued by the Income Tax Department
  • Bank passbook

*Download Passport Application Form online.

Passport Application Form

How to replace it if the passport is lost?

  • The Indian Mission and the Police Station should be notified immediately if a passport is lost. You should contact the Indian Mission/Post in your area. After verification of Indian nationality/origin/specifics, an Emergency Certificate (EC) is usually provided for returning to India.
  • Then apply for a fresh passport and follow the same procedure.

About Regional Passport Office / Passport Seva / Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK)

A passport is used to verify one’s country of citizenship. If traveling outside your country, it is used to regain entry into your country of citizenship. Passports include your photo, name, birth date, gender and physical characteristics. For citizens, some countries only require a passport for re-entry.

How to apply and obtain passport at Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK)?

View the How to apply and obtain passport at Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) through the above link.

Passport Seva Customer Care Contacts

View the Passport Seva Customer Care Contacts through the above link.

Passport Fees Structure

Sr. No. Service Required Application Fee Additional Tatkaal Fee
1 Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport including additional booklet due to exhaustion of visa pages (36 pages) of 10 years validity. Rs.1,500 Rs.2,000
2 Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport including additional booklet due to exhaustion of visa pages (60 pages) of 10 years validity. Rs.2,000 Rs.2,000
3 Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport for Minors (below 18 years of Age), of 5 years validity or till the minor attains the age of 18 whichever is earlier (36 pages) Rs.1,000 Rs.2,000
4 Replacement of Passport (36 pages) in lieu of lost, damaged or stolen passport Rs.3,000 Rs.2,000
5 Replacement of Passport (60 pages) in lieu of lost, damaged or stolen passport Rs.3,500 Rs.2,000
6 Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Rs.500 NA
7 Replacement of Passport (36 pages) for deletion of ECR / Change in personal particulars (10 year validity) Rs.1,500 Rs.2,000
8 Replacement of Passport (60 pages) for deletion of ECR / Change in personal particulars (10 year validity) Rs.2,000 Rs.2,000
9 Replacement of Passport (36 pages) for deletion of ECR/ Change in personal particulars for Minors (below 18 years of Age), of 5 years validity or till the minor attains the age of 18 whichever is earlier. Rs.1,000 Rs.2,000

List of Passport Offices in India

View the List of Passport Offices in India through the above link.

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