Passport for Senior Citizen

How To Get Passport For Senior Citizen

Senior citizens who require a passport, fresh or re-issue, can apply through a quick and simpler process designed for the senior citizens. Walk-ins are allowed at the Passport Seva Kendra. Senior citizens are not required to book appointments online. Furthermore, there is a designated counter for senior citizens to complete their procedures faster without having to wait in long lines. Although, it might not always be possible for the senior citizen to be able to withstand going to the PSK, under the new system, it has been made mandatory for all passport applicants to be physically present to provide their biometrics and photograph. The general procedures, rules and regulations regarding passport applications and issuance as stipulated in Passports Act and Passports Rule would apply.

Eligibility Criteria

A senior citizen is anyone who has attained the age of 65 years. However, in regards to passport applications, a person qualifies to be a senior citizens if they meet the following requirements:

  • If you are above the age of 65 years and you are NOT a resident of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • If you are a Jammu and Kashmir resident, then men should be 65 years and above. For women, the senior citizen age is 60 years.

You are a resident of Jammu and Kashmir if you fall under any of these three categories:

  • You were born in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Your permanent address is in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Your present address is in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • This is not applicable to Indian citizens who are from other states and have been deployed on official duty in Jammu and Kashmir by the Government of India.

How to Apply Passport For Senior Citizen?

Senior citizens are not issued special passports. An ordinary passport will be issued for a validity of 10 years. The passport will be issued on post police verification basis. The person must also be present at the Passport Seva Kendra along with the Application and documents required. There is no provision available for another person to be present on your behalf.

  • To apply for a passport, the applicant must fill in the application online and make the payment for the fees.
  • Senior citizens are eligible to walk in without any appointment. So booking of the slot is not needed.
  • You must obtain an ARN which is required when you visit the Passport Seva Kendra. In addition, applicants should also refer to any advisory issued by the concerned Passport Offices from time to time.

To walk in without an appointment, you should know the Passport Seva Kendra timings.

Working Days Monday to Friday
Holidays Saturday and Sunday
Working Hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lunch Break 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Token Issuance 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Documents Required For Passport For Senior Citizen

The documents listed are subjective. More documentation might be required as deemed fit by the APO/RPO. The decision of the APO/RPO will be final. For first-time applications, if you have furnished your Voter ID, Aadhar card, PAN and an affidavit in the format of Annexure-I, the passport application will be processed on Post-Police Verification basis. This enables faster passport issuance. There will be no additional fees required, but this is subject to online validation of the Aadhar number. PAN and EPIC might also be validated from the respective databases if required.

1. Proof of current address (Any one)

  • Aadhar card
  • Electricity bill
  • Water bill
  • Telephone bill
  • Proof of Gas connection
  • Voter ID or Election commission photo ID card
  • Income tax assessment order
  • Registered rent agreement
  • Certificate from employer on letter head of reputed companies
  • Photo passbook of bank account

2. Proof of date of birth (Any one)

  • Birth certificate
  • Secondary school leaving certificate
  • Affidavit sworn before a notary or magistrate stating place and date of birth as per Annexure 'A'.

3. Other Documents (Any Three)

  • Standard Affidavit as per Annexure-I is mandatory.
  • Verification Certificate as per the specimen as per Annexure 'F'
  • Copy of the passport of the child who is staying abroad. A copy of the page bearing the parent's name is required. The child should be at least 18 years old.
  • Voter ID or Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
  • Aadhar Card
  • PAN card
  • Gas Connection Bill
  • Registered Rent Agreement
  • Driving Licenses
  • Service Photo Identity Card issued by Central or State Government, Public Sector Undertakings, local bodies or Public Limited Companies
  • SC certificate, ST certificate, OBC Certificates
  • Arms Licenses
  • Freedom Fighter Identity Cards
  • Property Documents such as Pattas, Registered Deeds, et cetera
  • Pension Documents such as ex-servicemen's Pension Book or Pension Payment order, ex-servicemen's Widow or Dependent Certificates, Widow Pension Order, Old Age Pension Order
  • Railway Identity Cards
  • Birth Certificates issued under the RBD Act
  • Student Photo Identity Cards issued by Government Recognized Educational Institutions for full-time courses
  • Bank passbook, Kisan passbook or post office passbook

Fees/Payment Process

For a fresh passport, senior citizens will have to pay the same fees as any other adult. The fees depends on the number of pages you require in your booklet. The fee also varies depending on whether you choose the normal scheme or tatkal scheme.

Scheme Booklet Fee
Normal 36 pages Rs. 1,500
60 pages Rs. 2,000
Tatkal 36 pages Rs. 3,500
60 pages Rs. 4,000

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