How to Apply For a Passport in Indian
Passports are necessary document provided by the government for visiting abroad and it also plays a role as an identity proof of your citizenship. If you’re new in this concern then here’s a proper guide on How to Apply For a Passport in Indian? Yes! Get the most Easy Steps to Get A Passport. As passport plays an important role legally in everyone’s you need to get and clear all about it in all aspects. Let’s explore more…
How to Apply For a Passport in Indian
Points you must know before applying Passport in India
Get the Passport Application Form:
One can get it through online….. An individual requires to apply online for Passport through Registration and after done with 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.
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.
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. 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. Illiterate applicants should put only thumb impression in the box meant for thumb impression/signature.
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 Select “Apply for Fresh Passport / Reissue of Passport” link.
Step 4 Fill in the required details in the form and submit.
Step 5 Hit on 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.
Only if there’s a case of an emergency or simply a medical case and also pre approved categories are only allowed without any permission or appointment to visit the Passport Seva Kendra. 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.
If there’s a requirement of Resubmission of application form then in this case person may 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 mandatory documents to the respective passport office in the appointment date and time printed.
Apart from this Passport Applications can also be submitted at
- The counter of the Passport office
- The Speed Post centers
- District Passport Cells
- 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.
Have you applied for a passport online? If yes, then share with us ‘how was your experience?’ in comments…..
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