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.
Passport Fee Structure
|Category||Regular Fee||Additional Tatkaal Fee|
|Fresh Passport or Reissue of Passport with 10-year validity (36 pages)||Rs.1,500||Rs.2,000|
|Fresh Passport or Reissue of Passport with 10-year validity (60 pages)||Rs.2,000||Rs.2,000|
|Fresh Passport or Reissue of Passport for Minors with 5-year validity or until the individual attains 18 years of age (36 pages)||Rs.1,000||Rs.2,000|
|Passport Replacement in case it is stolen, damaged, or lost (36 pages)||Rs.3,000||Rs.2,000|
|Passport Replacement in case it is stolen, damaged, or lost (60 pages)||Rs.3,500||Rs.2,000|
|Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)||Rs.500||-|
|Passport Replacement to delete the ECR or to change personal details (36 pages, 10-year validity)||Rs.1,500||Rs.2,000|
|Passport Replacement to delete the ECR or to change personal details (60 pages, 10-year validity)||Rs.2,000||Rs.2,000|
|Passport Replacement to delete the ECR or to change personal details for Minors (36 pages, 5-year validity). Passport is valid for 5 years or until the individual attains the age of 18 years||Rs.1,000||Rs.2,000|
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:
- Application Type:
- Identity Certificate
- Surrender Certificate
- Validity Expired / Due to Expire
- Delete ECR / Change in Personal Particulars
- Exhaustion of Pages
- Lost / Damaged Passport
- Less than 15 years
- Between 15 to 18 years
- 18 years and above
- (For those between 15 to 18 years) 5 years / Till the age of 18 years
- 10 years
- 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:
- Type of Service:
- 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.
For the onetime payment of Rs.40, applicants can subscribe for the SMS Services. The SMS service sends you appointment reminders, and regular updates.
- What is the fee for passport application?
- How to make payments? Which are the accepted payment methods?
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.
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).
You will have to pay an amount of Rs.500 for PCC or Police Clearance Certificate.
Once you have made the payment, you will not get a refund.
Once you have made the payment, the fee cannot be transferred from one Application Reference Number to another Application Reference Number.
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.
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.
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.
Click the link that says ‘Schedule Appointment’ after you have made the payment and choose a convenient slot from the options provided.
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.
Yes. After the appointment is confirmed by the Passport Seva Kendra, it can be rescheduled twice in one year from the date of appointment.
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.
All the State Bank of India branches accept challan payments.
You will not have to pay any charge if you are making the payment via challan mode.
The passport fee must be deposited in cash after three hours from the challan generation.
The challan expires after a period of 85 days. Any payment made after that will be rejected by the bank.