Passport Information

* This information is for Indian citizens only
* Information provided is for general purpose only. Passport rules and regulations are subject to periodic changes by the Government of India
* Any Travel agent does not have any control on passport issuance

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A passport is a must when you plan to travel out of your country of residence. Without a valid passport, you will not be allowed to enter any other country. Here you’ll find all the essential information you need about important information about passports, including the process for procuring a new passport and renewing an existing one.

Information about applying for new passport
The prescribed passport application duly filled in should be with all prescribed documents and fees. Merely submission of an application, however, does not constitute a claim for issue of a passport. It remains a request/requisition for a passport, which may be rejected due to deficiency in the supporting documents, not following the prescribed procedures or any other reason.

The basic supporting documents required with passport application

Proof of Date of Birth i.e. Birth Certificate, etc
Identity proof with photograph (to be verified by Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) Officials from the address proof and other documents)
Proof of residence
Proof of nationality

NOTE: The passport office has a right to ask for more documents if not convinced with the documents provided by the applicant.

In order to facilitate submission of passport applications at Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs), some types of services such as ‘Tatkaal’, Police Clearance Certificates and some distinct categories of applicants such as senior citizens, minors and differently abled applicants are allowed to submit their duly registered online applications with ARN as Walk-in applicants. Applicants coming under these categories are also required to submit their applications online and obtain an ARN, and then visit the nearest Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) during prescribed hours (no prior appointment is required). In addition, applicants should also refer to any advisory issued by the concerned Passport Offices from time to time.

Information about passport renewal
The process of passport renewal is very similar to applying for a new passport. However the document requirement might be lesser in case of renewal.

The basic supporting documents required with passport application

Proof of Date of Birth i.e. Birth Certificate, etc
Identity proof with photograph (to be verified by Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) Officials from the address proof and other documents)
Proof of residence
Proof of nationality

NOTE: The passport office could exercised discretion to ask for more documents if not convinced with the documents provided by the applicant.