For online passport application, you can follow these step-by-step guidelines:
Gather the Required Documents Before starting the application process, ensure that you have the following documents ready:
- Proof of Address (POA): This can be your Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, utility bill, or rent agreement.
- Proof of Date of Birth (DOB): You can submit your birth certificate, school leaving certificate, or PAN card.
- Proof of Identity (POI): Accepted documents include Aadhaar Card, PAN card, Voter ID, or Driving License.
- Recent Passport-sized Photographs: You will need a few passport-sized photographs with a white background.
Register on the Passport Seva Online Portal Visit the official Passport Seva website (https://www.passportindia.gov.in) and create an account. Provide your basic details, including your name, date of birth, email address, and mobile number. Once registered, log in to your account.
Fill in the Application Form After logging in, select the “Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport” option. Fill in the required details accurately, including personal information, family details, and address details. Double-check the information before submitting the form.
Schedule an Appointment Choose the Passport Office and the date and time for your appointment. Book the appointment based on your convenience and availability. Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) are located in various cities across India.
Pay the Application Fee Make the payment for the passport application fee online. The fee structure can be found on the official Passport Seva website. The fees depend on the type of passport you are applying for and the number of pages you require.
Visit the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) On the scheduled date, visit the selected PSK with the necessary documents. Carry the originals as well as self-attested copies of all the required documents. Your biometric data (photograph, fingerprints, and signature) will be captured during the visit.
Application Processing After completing the document verification process at the PSK, your application will be forwarded for further processing. The application will be reviewed, and if everything is in order, your passport will be issued and dispatched to your registered address.
Track Application Status You can track the status of your passport application online through the Passport Seva website. Use your application number and other relevant details to check the progress.
Remember to carry all the original documents on the day of your appointment at the PSK. It is advisable to keep copies of all the submitted documents for your records.
For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it’s recommended to visit the official Passport Seva website (https://www.passportindia.gov.in) for detailed instructions and any changes to the application process or fees.