Apply Indian Passport Online
A Passport is an essential travel document for those who are traveling abroad for education, pilgrimage, tourism, business purposes, medical attendance and family visits.
All Indian citizens who depart or intend to depart from India are required to be in possession of a valid passport or travel document. Under the Passports Act 1967.
The Government of India may issue different types of passports and travel documents such as Ordinary Passport, Diplomatic Passport, Official Passport, Emergency Certificate and Certificate of Identity for the purpose.
Following three types of passports are issued in India :
Ordinary Passport : An ordinary passport has blue cover, and consists of 36 or 60 pages. It is valid for 10 years from the date of issue and can be renewed for another 10 years. An Indian citizen can use this passport for ordinary vacation or business travel.
Diplomatic Passport : Has maroon cover ; Issued to designated members of the national government, judiciary , statutory authorities, diplomats, official public couriers and any other person specifically authorized by the Govt
Official Passport : Has grey cover ; Issued to designated Non-gazetted govt servants or any other person specifically authorised by the Govt deputed abroad on government business.
Below is the process for applying Passport Online or Online Form Submission for Passport :
Step 1 : Register through the Passport Seva Online Portal. (Click on “Register Now” link on the Home Page).
Step 2 : Login to the Passport Seva Online Portal with the registered Login Id.
Step 3 : Click “Apply for Fresh Passport / Re-issue of Passport” link.
Step 4 : Fill in the required details in the form and submit.
Step 5 : Click the “Pay and Schedule Appointment” link on the “View Saved/Submitted Applications” screen to schedule an appointment.
Online Payment has been made mandatory for booking appointments at all Passport Seva Kendras/Passport Offices.
Online Payment can be made using any one of the following modes:
Credit/Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa)
Internet Banking (State Bank of India (SBI) and Associate Banks and Other Banks)
SBI Bank Challan
Step 6 : Click the “Print Application Receipt” link to print the application receipt containing Application Reference Number (ARN)/Appointment Number.
Note: Carrying printout of Application Receipt is no longer required. An SMS with your appointment details is also accepted as proof of appointment during your visit to Passport Office.
Step 7 : Visit the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Regional Passport Office (RPO) where appointment has been booked, along with original documents.
Only emergency / medical cases and preapproved categories may visit Passport Seva Kendra without appointment. Service will be provided at the discretion of Passport Seva Kendra in-charge/Passport Officer.
In case of minor applicants (below 4 years of age), carry the recent passport size photograph (4.5 X 3.5 cm) with white background.
Re-submission of application form is required, in case the applicant does not visit the Passport Seva Kendra within 90 days from the online form submission.
Before Applying for passport to clear all your doubts —> click here for FAQ
FAQ covers :
What are the various passport services and which form has to be filled in?
What types of passports are issued in India?
How do I apply for a passport in the new system?
What is the definition of minor for issue of passport?
I have a one-month old baby? Does the baby require a separate passport or his/her name can be endorsed in one of the parents passport?
In case of minor’s passport, whose father is in abroad, is it mandatory to obtain father’s consent to apply for the child’s passport? If so, what is the procedure?
We are planning to apply for passports for our kids (minors). Is it necessary that my name should be included in my wife’s passport?
Is it necessary that both parents should have passport before applying for their child’s passport?
I am a minor who is 16 years old. Is it possible for me to obtain a full validity passport of 10 years?
What would be the validity of a minor’s passport?
Who can apply for my minor daughter’s passport in India as I am on ship at Singapore as second engineer?
Is it true that passport applications for minors under 18 require consent of either both parents or legal guardian?
My spouse is living in another country. How do I get his/her signature for consent while applying for my child’s passport?
I want to apply for my child’s passport. Are signatures of both parents mandatory on Annexure D to be submitted along with the application? What if my spouse is refusing to sign the form?
I wish to apply for a passport for my child who is 12 months old. Can I apply for a 60 pages booklet?
If parents have passport with adverse Police Verification Report or they have a criminal background, can passport be issued to minor on an urgent basis?
I want to apply for my minor child’s passport. I hold a valid passport but spouse name is not endorsed. Can I apply for my child’s passport without submitting my passport copy?
Do I need to carry photographs of my 3 months old child while visiting the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Passport Office (PO)?
I am a pensioner or have a senior’s card; can I have a senior’s passport?
What benefits do senior citizens get for issuance of passport?
I am a student staying away from my parents. Where do I apply for a passport and what proof of residence do I have to furnish?
My passport is getting expired shortly. When can I apply for reissue of the passport?
Is Identity Certificate mandatory for Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees?
Can a government employee apply as an ordinary citizen without submitting the additional documents?
What benefits do government employees and retired government employees get for issuance of passport?
If a Government employee wants to apply for major change in name in passport, is he/she required to publish declaration/advertisement regarding change of name in a leading newspaper ?
I am a Director of a company which is a member of CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM? What additional documents do I have to submit?
Explain citizenship of India by birth, descent, registration, naturalization.
Can an Indian passport be issued to applicants born outside India?
Can dependents of Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees apply for a passport in the normal process without submitting any affidavits?
I recently got married/divorced. How do I change my name on my passport?
I am a married lady and want to apply for a fresh passport. I am unable to provide the prescribed marriage certificate or joint affidavit due to marital discord or separation. What should I do?
What do I do if I have a Court Case against me?
The applicant has repatriated from abroad at Government cost and wants to apply for a fresh passport. However he/she does not have a proof of refund of repatriation cost to Ministry of External Affairs. What should he/she do?
My passport expired 4 years ago. Can it be reissued? What is the procedure to re-issue it?
What are the additional requirements if passport has expired more than three years ago?
I’m 25 now, but my last passport was issued when I was 15. What should I do?
What is the definition of damaged passport?
What is the procedure to apply for duplicate passport in case of lost or damaged passport?
What do I do if I lose my passport?
I lost my passport recently. I’ve applied for a duplicate passport. I want to know if the new passport will have the same number as my old passport, or a new number?
I recently lost my valid passport, but do not have the details. Will it be possible for the Passport Office to trace the details from your system and give them to me for filling my application form for a duplicate/new passport?
What can I do if I have lost my passport and have to travel to India urgently due to an emergency like serious illness or death in the family?
I am an Indian living abroad. I lost my Indian passport but I don’t have photocopy of the same. What should I do?
The pages in my passport booklet have exhausted, but it has a validity of 5 years. What is the procedure to apply for new booklet?
When an additional booklet/additional pages issued?
My passport is nearly full but is valid for another 4 years, is it possible to add extra pages?
My passport will expire in 2 years. What should I do?
How long is a passport valid?
My passport is about to expire, but I have lost my birth certificate. What are my options?
What will be the validity of passport if I apply for renewal of a Short Validity Passport (SVP)?
My appearance has changed. What should I do?
What is the procedure to change photograph of a child in the passport?
My name has changed. Can I travel in my previous name? Otherwise how do I change the name on my passport?
What documents are required when there is a change in name on account of divorce?
There is a mistake in the spelling of my name in the passport. What can I do?
The Surname field is blank on my passport. And my full name is written in the Given Name field. What is the process to add the surname to my passport?
Explain major and minor change in name?
If the applicant changes his/her name
Is No Police Verification (PV) possible in case of change in name of Govt./PSU/Statutory Body employees? If yes, what documents are required?
What is the process to change the date/place of birth in the passport?
I want to get the DOB changed in the passport since there is a typing error. What should I do?
What is the process to endorse spouse’s name on my passport?
My spouse is a foreign citizen. What document(s) do I need to submit along with my passport application to include his/her name in my passport?
My spouse is a foreign citizen. So while applying for a passport, do I need to add prefix/suffix with his/her name that denotes nationality of the belonging country?
What documents are required for deletion of spouse’s name on account of divorce?
How do I change the address on my passport?
My passport was issued at Passport Office, Hyderabad. Presently, I am working at Chandigarh for the last one year. Can I apply for Non-ECR status at Chandigarh and what are the documents required?
My child has ECR status printed on his passport? What should I do?
I’m eligible for Non-ECR (previously ECNR – Emigration Check Not Required), the same was stamped in my previous expired passport. But there is no Non-ECR stamp in my reissued passport. Am I covered under Non-ECR category?
Can I apply for change in my gender or change in father’s/mother’s name in the passport? What additional documents do I have to submit?
How do I apply for a Police clearance Certificate (PCC)?
In how much time will Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) be issued?
What is the procedure to apply for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) if passport was issued from another Passport office/Indian Mission?
What is the validity of Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)?
Can Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) be issued for more than one country through one application form?
What is the age limit for getting the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)?
Are minor citizens required to apply for Police Clearance Certificate?
I am preparing for official travel. How do I obtain my diplomatic, official or regular no-fee passport?
I am travelling very soon. How can I get a passport urgently?
Can I apply for a passport under the Tatkaal scheme?
I have submitted my passport under the normal procedure, but now I need my passport urgently. Can I convert my application to a Tatkaal application?
Is Tatkaal Passport Process same as Normal Passport Process?
Track Passport Application Status Online :
Step 1 : —> Click Here to track the status of your Passport Application online – find status of your Passport Application online
Step 2 :To Track Application Status –> Select Application Type –> Passport/ PCC/ IC/ GEP (or) RTI (or) Diplomatic/ Official Application (or) Surrender Certificate
Step 3 : Enter File Number ( A file number is an unique Alphanumeric number for each application before getting the passport. A file number can be used to track the status of your passport and it can be shown as reference for any queries related to your passport.)
Step 4 : Date of Birth —> select your date of birth
Step 5 : Now click on TRACK STATUS button to To Track Your Application Status
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