Passport Fees

The cost of a passport depends on the type of passport service applied for and whether it is on a regular basis or Tatkal. As per the revised rules, all passport fees are to be paid online.

Regular Passport Application Fee

The application fee for normal/regular passports are given below:

Type of passport 36 page booklet 60 page booklet
New or fresh passport (10 year validity) Rs.1,500 Rs.2,000
Renewal/reissue of passport (10 year validity) Rs.1,500 Rs.2,000
Additional booklet in existing passport (10 year validity) Rs.1,500 Rs.2,000
Lost/stolen/damaged passport replacement Rs.3,000 Rs.3,500
Replacement for change in personal details/change in ECR (10 year validity) Rs.1,500 Rs.2,000
Replacement for change in personal details/change in ECR for minors Rs.1,000 Not applicable
Fresh/reissue for minors between 15-18 years (validity till applicant reaches 18 years) Rs.1,000 Not applicable
Fresh/reissue for minor between 15-18 years (10 year validity) Rs.1,500 Rs.2,000
Fresh/reissue for minors below 15 years Rs.1,000 Not applicable

Tatkaal Passport Application Fee

For Tatkal passport applications, passport fees for urgent applications will be charged at Rs.2,000 in addition to the regular fees mentioned above.

Type of passport 36 page booklet 60 page booklet
New or fresh passport (10 year validity) Rs.2,000 Rs.4,000
Renewal/reissue of passport (10 year validity) Rs.2,000 Rs.4,000
Additional booklet in existing passport (10 year validity) Rs.2,000 Rs.4,000
Lost/stolen/damaged passport replacement Rs.5,000 Rs.5,500
Replacement for change in personal details/change in ECR (10 year validity) Rs.3,500 Rs.4,000
Fresh/reissue for minor (below 18 years of age) Rs.1,000 Not applicable
Replacement for change in personal details/change in ECR for minors Rs.1,000 Rs.2,000
Fresh/reissue for minors between 15-18 years (validity till applicant reaches 18 years) Rs.3,000 Not applicable
Fresh/reissue for minor between 15-18 years (10 year validity) Rs.3,500 Rs.4,000
Fresh/reissue for minors below 15 years Rs.3,000 Not applicable

Note: For Diplomatic or Official Passports - No fee/cost applicable

How to Pay the Passport Fee

Passport Fee Payment Online: Applicants can pay the required fees online through the following channels:

  • Credit /debit card (MasterCard and Visa only)
  • Internet Banking through State Bank of India and Associate Banks
  • SBI Bank challan
  • SBI Wallet payment

Please note: in the case of Tatkaal applications, only the normal fee is to be paid online. The balance amount is payable in cash at the PSK/passport office if the Tatkaal application is accepted.

Online payments are mandatory for appointment bookings at Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs). For payments made through debit/credit cards, banks charge 1.5% + tax as applicable on every transaction. This does not apply for SBI and Associate Banks. Online payment remains valid for one year from the first appointment date and applications must be submitted within this time. If not, the payment will be considered forfeited, and a new payment will have to be made. At Citizen Service Centres (CSCs), payment can be made by credit / debit card.

Passport Fee Calculator

On the official website of the CPV (Consular, Passport, and Visa) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, there is a passport fee calculator tool which calculates the cost for the different types of passport applications. Costs differ on a case by case basis, depending on the type of passport being applied for, and whether it’s being applied for through the Tatkaal Scheme.

The calculator requires you to choose the applicable option from the fields as mentioned below:

  1. Application Type:
    • Passport
    • PCC
    • Identity Certificate
    • Surrender Certificate
  2. Type of Service:
    • Fresh
    • Reissue
  3. (If Reissue) Reason for Reissue:
    • Validity Expired / Due to Expire
    • Delete ECR / Change in Personal Particulars
    • Exhaustion of Pages
    • Lost / Damaged Passport
  4. Applicants Age:
    • Less than 15 years
    • Between 15 to 18 years
    • 18 years and above
  5. Required Validity:
    • (For those between 15 to 18 years) 5 years / Till the age of 18 years
    • 10 years
  6. Number of pages in booklet:
    • 36 pages
    • 60 pages

Depending on the input received under the above headings, the tool calculates the fee for the various possible cases for the issue of a fresh passport or the reissue of a passport.

Identity Certificate Fee Calculator

Another feature of the calculator is a tool that calculates the fee for issue of identity certificates. Different fees are charged for different cases, as under:

  1. Type of Service:
    • Fresh
    • Reissue
  2. (If reissue) Reason for Reissue:
    • Validity Expired / Due to Expire
    • Delete ECR / Change in personal particulars
    • Exhaustion of pages
    • Lost or damaged passport

Surrender Certificate Fee Calculator

The tool also helps calculate Surrender Certificate Fees for:

  • Foreign nationality acquired before 1st June, 2010
  • Foreign nationality acquired on or after 1st June, 2010

The standard fee for the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is Rs.500.

Important points to note regarding payment of passport fees

If the passport fee for an appointment has been paid, but the appointment has not been booked, there will be no refund of the paid amount.

The RPO will refund excess payments that have been made in case multiple payments have been made for the same passport fee. The online application receipt containing the Application Reference Number (ARN) must be carried along with the Passport application to the PSK during the appointment.

In order to generate the ARN and receipt, applicants who pay online must click Print Application Receipt. There are no bank charges applicable for payments made through challan.

SMS Services

For the onetime payment of Rs.40, applicants can subscribe for the SMS Services. The SMS service sends you appointment reminders, and regular updates.

FAQ’s

  1. What is the fee for passport application?
  2. You need to click on the link that says Fee Calculator on the homepage of the official website of Passport services to know the details of the fee associated with passport application. However, no fee is associated with Official/Diplomatic passports.

  3. How to make payments? Which are the accepted payment methods?
  4. Online payment has become mandatory if you wish to book an appointment at a Passport Seva Kendra. The following modes can be used to make online payments:

    • Debit card or Credit Card
    • SBI Bank challan
    • Internet Banking (SBI and associate banks).
  5. What is the amount that I have to pay for PCC (Police Clearance Certificate)?
  6. You will have to pay an amount of Rs.500 for PCC or Police Clearance Certificate.

  7. Will the fee be refunded if the appointment is not booked?
  8. Once you have made the payment, you will not get a refund.

  9. Can I choose to transfer the paid fee from one ARN (Application Reference Number) to another ARN?
  10. Once you have made the payment, the fee cannot be transferred from one Application Reference Number to another Application Reference Number.

  11. What if I do not have an account with State Bank of India?
  12. In case you do not have an account with State Bank of India or its affiliates, you can pay using a credit card/debit card or through a State Bank of India challan.

  13. What is the fee validity?
  14. The payment is valid for a period of one year from the payment date. If you have already booked an appointment, the validity will be for one year from the appointment date.

  15. Do I have to carry the Application Reference receipt when I visit the Passport Seva Kendra?
  16. No, you don’t have to carry a printout of the ARN receipt. An SMS with the appointment details will also be accepted as proof.

  17. What if the online payment has already been cleared but I have not booked the appointment yet?
  18. Click the link that says ‘Schedule Appointment’ after you have made the payment and choose a convenient slot from the options provided.

  19. How to use the option of online payment when booking Tatkaal appointment for passport?
  20. For Tatkaal applications, you have to pay the same amount applicable under the regular category online. The excess Tatkaal fee must be paid in cash at the Passport Seva Kendra after the passport officials accept your Tatkaal application.

  21. Can the scheduled appointment date be changed after making the payments?
  22. Yes. After the appointment is confirmed by the Passport Seva Kendra, it can be rescheduled twice in one year from the date of appointment.

  23. If I choose e-Mode option for payment, is there an additional charge?
  24. Yes, there is an extra fee of 1.5% + tax levied on payments made through debit and credit cards. There are no charges if you use the internet banking of State Bank of India and its associate banks.

  25. Which are the banks that accept challan payments?
  26. All the State Bank of India branches accept challan payments.

  27. What are the charges associated with the challan payment option?
  28. You will not have to pay any charge if you are making the payment via challan mode.

  29. When can the passport fee be deposited via challan at an SBI branch?
  30. The passport fee must be deposited in cash after three hours from the challan generation.

  31. What is the time period allowed for depositing the fee at a State Bank of India branch?
  32. The challan expires after a period of 85 days. Any payment made after that will be rejected by the bank.

News About Indian Passport Fees

  • Things to know about passport application fee

    Passport application fee is different for the different types of passport. Recently, the idea of issuing chip enabled passports was proposed by the government. As per the proposition, all chip enabled passports are going to be digitally signed. The chip will have all personal data of the passport holder embedded in it.

    PSK (Passport Seva Kendra) has already announced that all applicants must pay the fees online for booking their appointments. The payment options that can be availed are internet banking, credit card, debit card, SBI wallet payment, etc. For Tatkaal applications, one must pay the fee that is applicable under the ‘Normal Category’. For background verification and PCC (Police Clearence Certificate), a fee of Rs.500 will be charged.

    23 July 2019

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