• How to Apply for Passport using Aadhar Card

    Aadhaar is a unique 12 digit identification number issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The Aadhaar card contains biometric and demographic details of an individual. Over the last couple of months, the government has made the provision for linking Aadhaar card to bank accounts, LPG connections and Voter Id card. The interlinking of Aadhaar with passport issuance process became a reality last year. This move will help individuals get their passport much sooner. Any individual who has a valid Aadhaar card can pace up the passport application process.

    Passport authentication based on Aadhaar card

    Individuals applying for passport can postpone the police verification step in the application process by submitting their Aadhaar card. The Ministry of External Affairs is using Aadhaar card for identification of the passport applicant on the National Crime Records Bureau for verification of the applicant's criminal record. The passport application process consists of a long police verification step which will be skipped in this case until the passport is issued. The applicant will get the passport in 10 days only on the condition that the applicant gets the police verification once they receive the passport.

    How to get passport in 10 days?

    Given below is the procedure to be followed in order to avail passport using Aadhaar card in just 10 days:

    1. Visit the official UIDAI website to book an appointment for Aadhaar card enrollment if you don't have an Aadhaar card already.
    2. Visit the official site of Passport India and register yourself by filling in the required details.
    3. Choose the option to apply for a passport in the options presented.
    4. Fill in the application form.
    5. Submit the application online.
    6. Pay the required fee online.
    7. After submitting and making payment for your passport application, take a print out of the form and attach a copy of Aadhaar card to it.
    8. Carry the application form with the Aadhaar card to the Passport Kendra.


    News About Applying Passport using Aadhar Card

    • UIDAI states that requirement of Aadhaar for new bank account, tatkal passport shall continue

      Even though the Supreme Court has extended the deadline for linking of Aadhaar with PAN and bank accounts, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) confirmed that Aadhaar will be needed for opening new bank accounts and for applying for Tatkal passports. The authority informed of the development in a series of tweets soon after the apex court extended the deadline for the linking of PAN and bank accounts with Aadhaar. It stated that those who do not possess the card need to apply for it and provide the application number while looking the avail the aforementioned services. The order passed by the country’s apex court has ensured that individuals can now continue to avail various services and schemes without needing to link their Aadhaar number with the various services after March 31. It needs to be mentioned that the Supreme Court has extended the deadline indefinitely.

      15 March 2018

    • Aadhaar card mandatory while applying for passports

      The government has made the furnishing of Aadhaar card mandatory while applying for a fresh passport if an individual is beyond 18 years of age. Apart from this, certain changes have also been made in the process of applying for an passport. The latest decision of the government can be viewed as part of its drive to make Aadhaar mandatory for everything.

      According to other rule changes, an applicant who applies for a fresh passport in ‘Tatkal’ mode needs to also provide the government identity card and ration card. In case the applicant is not a government employee, he/she needs to provide copies of bank accounts or pan card. For students, they need to furnish their school/college ID cards while applying for a passport.

      12 February 2018

    • Use m-Aadhaar to enter Indian airports

      The recent changes to the airport policy allow the travellers to enter the airport with their mobile Aadhaar. Though international travellers are still required to produce their air tickets and passport to enter the airport, domestic airport users can enter the airport with the use of mobile Aadhaar itself. Additionally, there are various other identity documents that can be used to enter the Indian airports.

      7 November 2017

    • Post Offices In Uttar Pradesh To Provide Passport Services

      Passport applicants need not travel to the Regional Passport Office in Lucknow as the External Affairs Ministry has approved a move to appoint 12 head post offices as Passport Seva Kendras. The move will see the appointment of head post office sin Allahabad, Ayodhya, Ghazipur, Jhansi, Sultanpur and Deoria function as Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs) under the Regional Passport Office in Lucknow.

      Applicants from districts adjoining these post offices will be able to submit their applications at the POPSKs, which will then be forwarded to Lucknow to be processed.

      In addition, 6 more post offices will begin processing passport applications shortly, with the Agra, GB Nagar, Mathura, Meerut, Bijnor and Pilibhit head post offices also identified.

      30 March 2017

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