Indian Passport

Your Passport is your prime document and the most important identification proof you have. The Passport represents which country’s citizen are you.This document is one of the most significant prerequisites when you are applying for a Postgraduate programme in any country. Whether you need to apply for a Language Test or you need to submit your admission application to the University, this is always the first necessity mentioned. If you already have an Indian Passport, you can proceed further.

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Typical time required: 1 to 4 weeks

Passport Fee: Rs.1500 – Rs. 4000 as of December 2019 (depends on the scheme applied, i.e. Normal/Tatkaal)

Required Documents for Passport Application

  • A Proof of your Present Address
    You can submit yourParents' Passport, house rent agreement, Aadhar Card, electricity/water bills, etc. Aadhar Card is most preferable.
  • A Proof of your Date Of Birth
    You can submit your Birth Certificate,Aadhar Card, PAN Card, School Leaving Certificate, Driving License, etc.
  • Your Secondary School Certificate / Graduation Certificate
  • Your Bank Statements (as advised by the Passport officials)
  • Other Required Documents

Required Documents for Police Verification

  • Your Aadhar Card
  • Your PAN card
  • The Ration Card
  • Witness letters written by two of your neighbours
  • Your Driving License
  • Electricity bill

Online Application

  • Go to the Passport Seva Online Portal Create a new account
  • You will get a verification email inthe email inbox. Verify the new account created.
  • Sign in with your newly registered Login ID.
  • Click on "Apply for a Fresh Passport / Re-issue of Passport".
  • Select the "Click here to fill the application form online."
  • Choose the State & District in the RPO Selection Page.
  • Fill in all the required info& check them thoroughly before submitting. After checking, submit the form.
  • Pick your preferred payment method and pay the required corresponding fee.
  • You shall then get a confirmation email, indicating that the Passport application has been forwarded to the Regional Passport Office.

Appointment Day

  • Be present at Passport Seva Kendra well before your reporting time.
  • Once you walk into the Main Office, give your documents to the staff at reception. All the documents will be scanned, and a token shall be issued to you.
  • Wait for the token number to be called out at the Waiting Area.
  • You will have to visit three different counters, namely A, B and C.
  • At Counter A, your documents will be first confirmed, and your photograph, biometrics, & signature will be taken. This process might take about 15 minutes.
  • At Counter B, the Government Officials will go through& verify all documents. This procedure might take somewhere between 15- 20mins.
  • The Granting Officer will then perform a final verification of all the submitted records at Counter C. This might again take about 20mins.
  • You will get an acknowledgement receipt when all the procedures are over.
  • The complete procedure might go for about 2-3 hours.

Police Verification

  • After the passport interview, you will get an SMS regarding the progress status of your application. The next step is the Police verification. You will get an intimation on the Verification Officer’s name and phone number- he is assigned for your Passport procedure.
  • Go to the corresponding police station. Meet the constable who shall be handling your file. Request them humbly to finish the procedures as early as they can. Speak with the police officer and fix an appointment to visit your place of residence.
  • You need to be present at the police station the following day for the verification interview. You may be asked to take with you the documents mentioned above and also a few additional records as well if required.
  • After the verification procedures, request the police officer to process your documents and forward it to the regional passport office at the earliest.
  • After this, your Passport will be sent to you in approximately 7 Days. You can utilise the tracking application tool to keep an eye on your passport’s status regularly.
  • Once you receive your Passport, verify whether all the information printed in it is exact and complete. If you see any mistakes, report to the PSK immediately.

Trivia

  • Sometimes, you might have to pay the Police officer handling your documents. Handle it subtly as he will be the final authority in your Passport issue.
  • It would take anywhere between 7-30 days for the issue of a'Normal' Passport / 1-7 days for issuing a ‘Tatkaal’ passport.
  • You can go about the entire procedure on your own; it is now pretty simple & straightforward. You will get all the needed instructions on the official website.

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