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Indian Passport Application Ins & Outs

What is a Passport?

In essence it is a document that all Indian citizens who travel or depart from India and willing to travel or depart from India needs, in essence a
travel document or passport.

The Basic requirements for A Passport

The Basic requirements for A Passport: there are some basic requirements in terms of documents which one needs while applying for a Passport, listed below are some of the documents.

  • Birth Certificate/ Date of Birth Proof
  • Identity proof with photograph
  • Residence proof
  • Nationality proof
  • Duly filled passport application and prescribed fees

What are the different Types of Passports?

As listed under the passports Act 1967, Government of India issues 5 different types of passports and they are:

Applicants General Obligations

Applicants are required to submit their applications with correct information and valid documents. If any applicant gives false information they shall be punishable with imprisonment for a period of 2 years or fine up to Rs 5000/- or both.

Online Registration

with every passing day the procedure for Passport Applications gets less and less complicated and convenient as well. Applying for a Passport online is the easiest task thing you could do.
The following steps are involved if you are applying for your passport online

Note:

  • The downloaded form should be printed back to back on standard A4 size papers.
  • You must have the latest version of Acrobat Reader (9 or above)to read and print these Forms.
  • Diplomatic and Official passports are issued to people holding diplomatic status or deputed by the Government of India for official duty road.

Passport Fees

Online Passport Applications Fees

Application Type Type of service Applicants Age Reason for Reissue Required Validity Has your Passport Expired? Number of pages in booklet Normal Price Tatkal Price
Passport Fresh 18 years and above 36 1500 3500
Passport Fresh 18 years and above 60 2000 4000
Passport Reissue 18 years and above Validity expired/due to expire 36 1500 3500
Passport Reissue 18 years and above delete ECR/change in personal particular 36 1500 3500
Passport Reissue 18 years and above Exhaustion of pages 36 1500 3500
Passport Reissue 18 years and above lost or damaged passport Yes 36 1500 3500
Passport Reissue 18 years and above lost or damaged passport No 36 3000 5000
Passport Reissue 18 years and above Validity expired/due to expire 60 2000 4000
Passport Reissue 18 years and above delete ECR/change in personal particular 60 2000 4000
Passport Reissue 18 years and above Exhaustion of pages 60 2000 4000
Passport Reissue 18 years and above lost or damaged passport Yes 60 2000 4000
Passport Reissue 18 years and above lost or damaged passport No 60 3500 5500
Passport Fresh Between 15 – 18 years of Age 5 Years/till the age of 18 years 36 1000 3000
Passport Fresh Between 15 – 18 years of Age 10 year 36 1500 3500
Passport Fresh Between 15 – 18 years of Age 10 year 60 2000 4000
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age Validity expired/due to expire 5 Years/till the age of 18 years 36 1000 3000
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age delete ECR/change in personal particular 5 Years/till the age of 18 years 36 1000 3000
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age Exhaustion of pages 5 Years/till the age of 18 years 36 1000 3000
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age lost or damaged passport 5 Years/till the age of 18 years Yes 36 1000 3000
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age lost or damaged passport No 36 3000 5000
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age Validity expired/due to expire 10 years 36 1500 3500
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age delete ECR/change in personal particular 10 years 36 1500 3500
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age Exhaustion of pages 10 years 36 1500 3500
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age lost or damaged passport 10 years Yes 36 1500 3500
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age lost or damaged passport No 60 3500 5500
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age Validity expired/due to expire 10 years 60 2000 4000
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age delete ECR/change in personal particular 10 years 60 2000 4000
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age Exhaustion of pages 10 years 60 2000 4000
Passport Reissue Between 15 – 18 years of Age lost or damaged passport 10 years Yes 60 2000 4000
Passport Fresh Less Than 15 years 36 1000 3000
Passport Reissue Less Than 15 years Validity expired/due to expire 36 1000 3000
Passport Reissue Less Than 15 years delete ECR/change in personal particular 36 1000 3000
Passport Reissue Less Than 15 years Exhaustion of pages 36 1000 3000
Passport Reissue Less Than 15 years lost or damaged passport 36 1000 3000
Passport Reissue Less Than 15 years lost or damaged passport 36 3000 5000

 

Online Fee Payment : Online payment is mandatory for booking appointment to visit a Passport Seva Kendra.

Mode of Payment : Credit/Debit Card (Master & Visa Cards), online transfer (through State Bank of India and Associate Banks) and State k of India Challan.

Note: Online Payment will remain valid for one year from the appointment date. The fees will not be refunded if the applicant fails To submit the application form at Passport Seva Kendra before the first appointment date.

Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) : Passport Seva Kendra maintains the electronic Queue Management System, ensures the first-in- first out inciple application processing.

Carry your required original documents and their photocopies. (For List of Required Documents)

Note:

  • Applicant with refused token due to insufficient set of documents can revisit within next three working days from the date of appointment as per he time mentioned in the appointment slip. (Online appointment is not mandatory for these applicants).
  • Tatkaal, Senior citizens, Minors & differently-abled applicants are required to submit their applications online to obtain an ARN, and then visit the nearest Passport Seva Kendra during the prescribed hours without any appointment.
  • Applicants are prohibited to carry the electronic devices such as Laptop, iPad and cameras, inside the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK).

What happens if you want to Cancel/Reschedule a Visit to Passport Seva Kendra

Applicants with confirmed appointments, due to any reason/reasons if you are not able to make the visit on appointment date, you can cancel or reschedule the appointment for 2 times with in that year of first appointment date.

Annexures/Affidavits

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