How to apply for New Passport in India. FAQ.



  • What is a Passport?
    • passport is a document, issued by a national government, which certifies the identity  and nationality of its holder for the purpose of international travel
    • In any standard passport contains following particulars,
      • Name of the holder.
      • Date of birth of holder.
      • Nationality.
      • Expiry date of the holder.
      • Photograph of the holder.
  • Is Passport mandatory for every one?
    • No, Its only required to people who wants to travel to another country.
  • So, we need have a Passport to visit any other country?
    • Its depends on bureaucratic relation between countries. E.g, Indians need not have a passport to visit Nepal and Bhutan.
  • How to apply for passport in India?
    • Basically you can apply in 2 way,
      1. Offline.
      2. Online(preferred way).
  • Pre-Requisites to apply for a Passport.
    • Passport is very important document, so the process of issuing it need lot documents and verifications.
    • So, before applying for passport, make sure that you have all documents ready with you.
    • I'm mentioning some of the documents required for Normal Passport,
      1. Aadhar card.
      2. Date of birth certificate(if you born after Jan-1989). If you dont have birth certificate and your applying for new one, then you have to show proceedings along with birth certificate. Your local subcollector will give that.
      3. 10th mark list.
      4. If you are married then marriage certificate.
      5. Ration card/ any other address proof.
    • If you are applying for Tatkal Passport,
      1. You need to submit Verification Certificate(VC) given by any Gazetted officer, preferably District collector of SP.  
  • How to fill the application form?
    • First click on the following link click here to open passport website.
    • Click on register link.
    • Once you click on register it will open a form.
    • Remember filling your details is tricky and very careful job.
    • Enter details which exactly matches with details with documents you are submitting.
  • Scheduling appointment and payment.
    • Once you done with filling form you have to schedule appointment.
    • Early there was an option to select date and time, but from June-1, 2013, system is generating appointments automatically.
    • Tricky thing here is, every passport Seva Kendra(Psk) gives limited no.of slots per day. Usually everyday(Mon-Fri) they open up slots at 4:30 PM. Within 5 mins all slots will be booked. So make sure that you got high speed internet to book slots.
    • Regarding payment you can pay through online or offline.
    • Once you are able to book a slot, the system will give a Filled application form with you details and appointment details(date and time). You have to carry this form along with other documents while you visit the PSK.

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