The Indian Passport is given by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, through an organization of 37 identification workplaces the nation over and the 180 Indian international safe havens and departments found abroad. The archive fills in as a fundamental travel record for people who travel abroad for training, the travel industry, journey, clinical participation, business purposes and family visits. The identification affirms the holders as residents of India by birth or naturalization according to the Passports Act, 1967. In India, the Consular, Passport and Visa Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India gives identification administrations through Central Passport Organization (CPO) and its organization of visa workplaces, and Passport Seva Kendras(PSKs). Non-occupant Indians (NRIs) can benefit identification and different incidental administrations through the 185 Indian missions or posts. It should be referenced that the identifications gave to people are machine-coherent, according to the rules set somewhere around the Indian Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Kinds of Passport in India

Normal passport: Ordinary visas are given to normal people. These international IDs are for universally useful which empower the holders to make a trip to unfamiliar nations on business or occasions. 

Official/Diplomatic visa: Official or Diplomatic visas are given to individuals heading out to unfamiliar nations on authentic obligations.

Application procedures

Online application can be made through accessing the following web link 

  • The candidate who wishes to get a passport needs to enroll on the Passport  Seva online gateway. In the event that he/she has just enlisted, the individual needs to login to the entry utilizing the enrolled login ID and secret phrase. 

  • Next, the candidate needs to tap on the 'Apply for Fresh Passport/ Re-issue of Passport' connect. 

  • Following that, the subtleties requested in the structure should be given by the candidate and submitted. 

  • When the installment is made and the arrangement is reserved, the candidate needs to tap on the 'Print Application Receipt' connection and print the application receipt that contains the Application Reference Number (ARN). 

  • The following stage includes the candidate visiting the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or Regional Passport Office (RPO) on the date of arrangement alongside the first reports.

To apply for an Indian visa disconnected, candidates need to download and get a printout of the application structure before submitting them at the identification assortment focuses. Another option is to purchase the application structure, top it off and submit it in the middle alongside the important reports.

Fees/charges for applying

  1. For new passport/Renewal (Normal scheme)- Rs 1500/36 pages, Rs 2000/60 pages

  2. For new passport/Renewal (Tatkal scheme)- Rs 3500/36 pages, Rs 4000/60 pages

Essential documents required

  • Application form

  • Verification of address  

  • Verification of date of birth 

  • Narrative confirmation for any of the Non-ECR classifications 

1. For Proof of Address 

  • Passbook of bank account having the photograph of the candidate 

  • Landline or post-paid versatile bill 

  • Tenant contract 

  • Power bill 

  • Citizen ID card gave by Election Commission of India 

  • Water bill 

  • Pay Tax Assessment request 

  • Confirmation of Gas association 

  • Aadhaar card 

  • Duplicate of the first and last page of parent's visa, if there should arise an occurrence of minors 

  • Endorsement from the employer of presumed organizations on their letterhead 

  • Duplicate of the first and last page of the companion's visa referencing the candidate's name as the life partner of the identification holder. 

2. For Proof of Date of Birth: 

  • Aadhaar card/e-Aadhaar 

  • PAN card 

  • Citizen ID card gave by the Election Commission of India 

  • Driving permit 

  • A revelation was given by the Head of the Orphanage or Child Care Home affirming the date of birth of the candidate in its official letterhead. 

  • Birth authentication. 

  • Transfer certificate/school. 

  • The duplicate of a concentrate of the administration record of the candidate (just for government representatives) or benefits request (resigned government workers) which is properly authenticated or guaranteed by the official of the concerned branch of the candidate. 

  • The duplicate of the approach bond that is given by the Public Life Insurance Corporation/Companies having the date of birth of the holder of the protection strategy.

Booking appointment 

  • Log in to the online Passport Seva gateway with an enrolled login ID and secret key. 

  • Snap-on the 'Apply for Fresh/reissue visa' interface. 

  • Fill the necessary subtleties and present the application structure 

  • Next, click on the 'Pay and Schedule Appointment' connect which is situated under the 'View Saved/Submitted Applications' screen to plan the arrangement. 

  • On doing as such, the arrangement opening will be assigned to the candidate. 

  • All the ongoing Indian travel papers contain the individual insights regarding the holder on the second page of the archive.

Passport application rules in India

  • The new identifications have the candidate's image on the correct side of the visa's subsequent page. 

  • A displacement check is needed for all individuals who hold ECR identifications. 

ECNR visas can be benefited by: 

  • Indians nationalities 

  • Indian conceived in a far off nation 

  • Official or Diplomatic visa holders 

  • Gazetted Government workers 

  • All people who make good on salary charge 

  • The expert degree holders and graduates like attorneys, specialists, engineers, researchers, sanctioned bookkeepers, and so on.

Records required for Out of Turn identifications

1. In the event that the candidate 18 years or more can present any two of the referenced underneath archives: 

  • Ration card. 

  • Citizen ID gave by the Election Commission of India. 

  • Self-visa that is unrevoked and unharmed. 

  • The birth authentication is given under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act. 

  • PAN card. 

  • Booked Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Caste endorsement. 

  • Driving permit 

  • Character card gave by the state or local government, public area endeavors, neighborhood bodies, or public restricted organizations. 

  • Character card gave by an instructive foundation. 

  • Arms permit. 

Benefits archive, for example, Ex-servicemen's annuity book or Pension Payment request, ex-servicemen's widow/subordinate testament, and mature age benefits request. 

  • Bank/Post office/Kisan passbook. 

2. On the off chance that the candidate is under 18 years, he/she needs to present any of the records that are referenced beneath: 

  • Photograph Identity card gave by an instructive establishment. 

  • Ration card. 

  • Birth authentication gave under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act. 

Note: For both 18 and under 18 years old, expansion to the above reports, a duplicate of the Aadhaar card/e-Aadhaar/28-digit Aadhaar enrolment ID imprinted on the Aadhaar enrolment slip gave by UIDAI and a self-statement endorsed in Annexure-E of the Passport rules, 1980 are required. 

3. Candidate for amiss international IDs under Tatkal conspire 

The reports needed to be submitted are equivalent to the ones that are should have been submitted if the application is documented under the ordinary plan. It should be referenced that no confirmation of desperation should be put together by the candidate for issuance of amiss visas under the Tatkal conspires. Aside from that, something else that candidates need to know is that a police checks will be completed after the visa is given to the candidate under both the ordinary and Tatkal conspire.

Visa Issuing Authorities and Collection Centers 

As referenced before, the Ministry of External Affairs works through the Central Passport Organization (CPO) and its organization of Passport Offices, Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) in the nation and through international safe havens and offices outside India for the issuance of visas and other identification-related administrations. 

MEA - The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is the administration arm that deals with the issuance of travel papers, re-issue of the record, or different random administrations, the service is in control. 

DPC, SPC, CSC - District Passport Cells, Speed Post Centers and Citizen Service Centers can just deal with applications for new visas and not reissue, Tatkal or different cases. 

PSK - Passport Seva Kendras are expansions of POs through which front-end identification related cycles and administrations are completed. It is the physical space where candidates should truly introduce themselves in the wake of getting an online arrangement. This is the place required archives are submitted, photos were taken and applications are audited before being given to the Passport Office for handling. There are 77 PSKs in India working under the PPP model under which human and innovative assets are given by TCS. 

PSLK - Passport Seva Laghu Kendras are likewise expansions of POs offering comparative types of assistance as PSKs, then again, actually these were set up to cover certain territories, for example, eastern and north-eastern regions. They help facilitate the weight of PSKs in these areas who handle applications from an enormous locale. There are 16 PSLKs in India however these don't work under the PPP model. They are completely set up, worked and constrained by the legislature. 

PO/RPO - Passport Offices/Regional Passport Offices issue/deny the issue of/appropriate identifications. POs complete back-end visa related cycles and administrations. They practice authority over PSKs. They measure applications, and print and convey affirmed international IDs. They manage the MEA, state police, and state organization. They likewise handle monetary, lawful, and RTI exercises. There are 37 visa workplaces in India. 

Indian Missions Abroad - The MEA works through around 180 Indian Mission/Posts for issuance of identifications outside India. These incorporate Indian Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates.

Passport for government employees

The Government has disentangled the method for issuance of Passport to representatives of the Government, Government workers, PSU or Autonomous bodies, etc. A few workers think that its hard to get Identity Certificates (IC) or No Objection Certificates (NOC). To determine this, the Government has presented another element called Prior Intimation letter. The identification candidate can send this letter to the Controlling Authority before the accommodation of their application. This assists speed with increasing the cycle and makes identification issuance less muddled.

Procedures to apply

  • The representative must present a Prior Intimation Letter legitimately to their controlling position or organization educating them about his identification application. 

  • On the off chance that the organization or authority has any complaints, they would legitimately make them with the RPO. 

  • The identification process will continue as before as that of normal candidates. 

  • Relatives of workers will likewise need to go through the normal cycle of applying for identification. 

  • Candidates must apply online by first enlisting with the Passport Seva site at /. 

  • They would then be able to fill and present an application structure. 

  • When the application is effectively submitted, they can continue to make the installment. 

  • At the point when the installment is fruitful, they can book an arrangement. 

  • The candidate must be genuinely present at the Passport Office on the day and at the hour of the arrangement. 

  • The candidate would then be able to gather a token, present all records, give the biometrics and photo varying. 

  • The visa office workforce will finish the check cycle and issue a receipt. 

  • A Visa check might possibly be required relying upon the archives you submit. 

  • The visa will be couriered to your location.

Documents required

  • For the use of international IDs, Government workers and representatives of PSUs or Statutory bodies can present the accompanying reports: 

  • Duplicate of the Prior Intimation to the controlling position or authoritative power 

  • No protest Certificate from the controlling power or regulatory position 

  • Personality Certificate from the controlling position or authoritative power

Passport Renewal

An Identification in India is legitimate for a time of just 10 years. To keep profiting from the advantages of the visa, the individual needs to recharge the identification before the expiry of 10 years or after the legitimacy lapses. A visa is broadly acknowledged as proof of ID, address, and age. Having a visa is amazingly helpful as it proves to be useful at numerous focuses in a person's life.

Registering process

  • You need to initially enlist for visa recharging on the Passport Seva site. 

  • On the off chance that previously enlisted on the site, you can log in utilizing the connection 'Existing User Login'. 

  • If not a current client, you should make a record by tapping on 'New User Register Now'. 

  • Next, select the identification office nearest dependent on your location. 

  • Give the essential subtleties that incorporate the name, date of birth, and so on, and make a login ID and secret phrase. 

  • You will get an email with an enactment connect. 

  • Enact the record utilizing the connection in the email. 

  • Whenever you have marked into the identification account, go to the 'Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport' tab.

How to fill the form for renewal of passport

  • Subsequent to making a record, you should fill in the online structure. 

  • Snap-on the 'Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport' connection and fill in the structure. 

  • When the structure has been properly filled-in, click on 'Approve' to spare a duplicate of the structure. 

  • You should transfer the filled-in structure and snap 'Submit'. It is fitting to confirm all data entered before you present the structure to stay away from mistakes.

Documents for renewal of passport

  • Old original passport

  • Self-authenticated duplicates of the initial two and last two pages of the passport. 

  • Self-authenticated duplicate of the ECR/Non-ECR page. 

  • Self-authenticated duplicate of the page of perception, presumptuous any, created by the Passport issuance Authority.

  • Self-confirmed duplicate of the legitimacy augmentation page, assuming any, as for the Short Validity Passport (SVP) 

  • Evidence of reports which dispense with the reason for issuance of Short Validity Passport (SVP).


It should be referenced that once the application is documented it experiences different stages like under audit, printed, dispatched, and so forth Following the status shows which phase of the cycle the identification application is in.

There are a couple of situations where police confirmation isn't needed. On the off chance that the candidate needs to comprehend what he/she is needed to do so as to complete the police check, candidates can sign into the identification seva site. 

While applying for identification, an individual is needed to visit the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) on the date of arrangement to complete the last aspect of the application cycle. Final affirmation and endorsement of the identification application occurat Passport Seva Kendra.

The ECR and ECNR signify whether the visa holder needs migration freedom for going to the particular 18 nations recorded by the Government of India. The data with respect to the status of ECR/ECNR is given on the second page of the identification. 

The visa holder can refresh the location by applying for a re-issue of the identification.

The individual needs to initially send an 'Earlier Intimation '(PI) letter to the controlling authority before applying for the visa. This is needed to be never really up the entire application measure. The remainder of the cycle is generally like the cycle followed by standard residents of the nation.

At the point when a typical application is documented, the visa is given to the candidate within 30-45 days while if the application is made under the Tatkal mode, the identification is given inside 7-14 days. 

Type P visas are normal identifications which are given to common residents of the nation. The visa can be utilized to go to outside nations for individual excursions, work excursions, instructive purposes, and so on In Type P international IDs, 'P' means 'individual'. 

Having a perpetual location isn't required while applying for an Indian identification. Notwithstanding, the candidate needs to give the current location which will be embraced in the passport.

The Diplomatic visa which is given to Indian negotiators, highest level government authorities and conciliatory dispatches are known as a 'Red Passport' in the nation. The visa has a maroon spread and is otherwise called 'Type D' identification.

The visa giving professional within the nation is that the involved Regional Passport Office(RPO) wherever all the numerous selections with relation to the identification square measure taken.

The Indian identification which is given to the customary inhabitants of the nation is legitimate for a time of 10 years. For a minor, legitimacy is limited to a limit of 5 years.

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