The experience of applying for and getting a passport can once in a while be a devastating experience as it requires thorough documentation, attention to every detail, and various procedures before you get your hands on a passport.
It can be particularly overwhelming for individuals doing this all together on their own without any kind of guidance. Thankfully, you don’t need to stress. We have assembled an all-inclusive step-step guide of how to apply for a passport.
Following Documents are Beeded to Apply for the Ppassport
The agencies at www.passportindia.gov.in will issue you a valid passport if you submit the following documents as proof:
- Birth certificate to prove your date of birth.
- Identity certificate plus a photograph.
- Address proof
- Indian citizenship proof.
How to Apply for Passport Online in India?
To get your passport you can also apply online by filling the form available on the official website www.passportindia.gov.in. If you are applying for the first time then you need to create a new account. Create an ID to log in and set a password and key in the Captcha code with the other particulars that you may have to fill in and then click on the Register button.
Click passport.gov.in to register
The application type
If you need a new passport or need a reissue, then use the Applicant homepage, which will become available after you register. Here click on option – Fresh passport / Passport Reissue. You will be carried through the next procedures consequently.
The other alternatives you can pick from are:
- Diplomatic passport or official passport
- PCC (Police clearance certificate)
- ID Certificate
The application form for Passport India passportindia.gov.in
This can be transferred online or it can be received at post offices or at passport offices. We recommend suggest that you transfer the form from the website to save your time.
If you decide to complete the procedure online, as stated earlier, confirm you have a speedy connection that you are certain you will not lose.
When you go to the Applicant Homepage, you will be able to click on a choice called “Pay and Schedule Appointment.” While the procedure is free for Diplomatic and Official Passport, a standard one can cost depending on the number of pages asked for (36 or 60), the age of the candidate and the kind asked for (tatkal or regular). You will likewise need to pay for Reissue.
Once the payment has been prepared, you will get an Appointment Confirmation and an Appointment Number. There will be a button on the base of the page that states – Print Application Receipt. Click on it and print.
Make sure to appraise everyone of the details you have provided before hitting the click button and confirm everything cautiously. Once finished, you will get the Passport Application Receipt that will likewise incorporate details on the appointment as well as the time.
Ensure you are well-early at the PSK [Passport Seva Kendra] where you will be issued a Token. Carry with you all your documents and self-attested copies. If you arrive after your appointment time, then you will not be given a token and should re-do all this yet again. You have to go alone to the PSK but for special cases like handicaps, minors, senior citizens and the individuals who illiterate.
After all the documents are worked on, you will be supplied with an acknowledgment receipt.
Police verification process
Around 3-4 days after your visit to the PSK, you will be summoned for Police verification wherein you should introduce yourself at the stipulated police headquarters.
Once the check is finished, the documents will be prepared. It takes around 25 to 30 working days for a passport to be issued.
One can trace the status of their passport here
- Only emergency or medical cases and preapproved categories may visit PSK without an appointment.
- If it is a minor (below 4 years), you need to carry a recent passport size photograph (4.5 X 3.5 cm) on a white background.
- Resubmission of application form is required, on the off chance that the candidate does not visit the PSK within 90 days from the day you submitted the online application.