Passport Office Ahmedabad

The Regional Passport Office located at Ahmedabad started functioning in November 1969. The passport office offers services to citizens of North Gujarat, Central Gujarat, Saurashtra and Kutch regions. The Ahmedabad passport office is one of the 37 passport offices that exists in the country. The RPO’s vision like all other RPOs in the country is ‘To deliver passport services to citizens in a timely, transparent, more accessible, reliable manner and a comfortable environment through streamlined processes and committed trained and motivated workforce’. Apart from the RPO, there are 4 Passport Seva Kendras and 11 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs).

The RPO covers the districts of Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad Rural, Amreli, Anand, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Dahod, Diu, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kheda, Kutch, Mehsana, Panchmahals, Patan, Porbandar, Rajkot, Rajkot Rural, Sabarkantha, Surendranagar, Vadodara, and Vadodara Rural. In the previous year, the RPO received 6,47,952 applications were received while passports and miscellaneous services rendered was 6,43,446.

Staff at Ahmedabad Regional Passport Office

The Regional Passport Office in Ahmedabad has a total of 91 officers and staff members. The hierarchy of the Passport Office includes the stages mentioned below:

  • Passport Officer.
  • Deputy Passport Officer.
  • Assistant Passport Officer.
  • Senior Superintendent.
  • Superintendent.
  • Assistant Superintendent.
  • Senior Passport Assistant.
  • Junior Passport Assistant.
  • Office Assistant.

Functions and Duties of Ahmedabad Regional Passport Office

The Regional Passport Office located in Ahmedabad carries out the following administrative functions related to passport services:

  • Issuance of passport/travel documents to the citizens of the districts that fall under its jurisdiction.
  • Regional Passport Officers are designated as the Office Heads. For enabling better operations of the RPO, they are provided a few important financial powers.
  • The office can impound or revoke passports obtained by suppression of facts/with fake documents/based on inputs received from the other authorities.

Work Flow Chart of Ahmedabad Regional Passport Office

Passport applications are accepted from applicants at the RPO as well as in the PSKs and POPSKs who have appointments on the time and date slot booked on www.passportindia.gov.in. Applicants are given   a specific date and time after they make the payment of the online fees. The work-flow below provides the process that applicants need to follow while visiting the passport office in Ahmedabad.

  • Counter A - Scrutiny of passport application, receipt of passport application, verification of data, scanning and collection of cash is carried by TCS staff.
  • Counter B - The Verifying Officer verifies the submitted passport application.
  • Counter C - The Granting Officer carries out the granting and index checking of the passport application. Once it is done, the application is returned to the applicant.
    • The police verification is sent to the concerned district electronically.
    • Once the police verification is completed, it is sent back electronically and the report is sent later.
    • Post successful police verification, other activities like passport printing, lamination, stamping of Passport Officer’s signature on the passport, passport delivery are taken care of.
    • Complex policy cases like double/multiple passport, impersonation etc are also processed at the RPO.
    • PCC services are also granted and delivered to applicants through the counters if the police report is available in the system.

Ahmedabad Passport Office Website

Ahmedabad Regional Passport Office website offers various passport-related information applicants, issuers, governing bodies as well as media channels. It is updated on a regular basis with all the latest updates and notices issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), under the directive from the Government of India.

Note: Individuals are recommended to verify all the information provided on the website.

Process Involved in Applying for a Passport

The applicants who wish to avail a passport can apply for it by visiting www.passportindia.gov.in. Apart from submitting the application form online, applicants can also make the payment of the fee for issuing a new passport/renewal with the help of the various payment options as well as schedule an appointment to submit their documents.  Once the form is successfully submitted, the applicant receives a unique Application Reference Number (ARN).

After, the application form is submitted, police verification is conducted. On successfully clearing the police verification process, the passport is sent to the address mentioned in the application form by registered post.

Steps to Submit Online Passport Application

  1. Visit www.passportindia.gov.in
  2. Log in with the help of the username and password.
  3. Select ‘Apply for fresh passport/ normal/ express (tatkal) mode’.
  4. Fill out the application form with relevant details
  5. Click ‘Submit’.
  6. Pay the required fee.
  7. Schedule an appointment to submit the required documents.
  8. Once the appointment is scheduled, the ARN will be generated.
  9. Take a photocopy of the receipt with the ARN.
  10. Carry the original and photocopies of the required documents which you’ve selected at the time of submitting the application form online.
  11. Submitted application and the documents will be verified.
  12. The application status will be intimated through email and or text messages.
  13. Police verification will be initiated.
  14. Upon successful police verification, the newly printed passport will be issued and sent via registered-mail of the Indian Post.

Documents Required for Application of a New Indian Passport

  • Proof of Address and Identity - To proof the applicant's identity and address, he/she can submit any of the following documents -
  • Birth Certificate
  • Voter ID
  • Ration Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Driving License
  • Bank Passbook (Nationalized banks)
  • School Leaving Certificate/Board/College certificates.

Note: Applicants may be required to submit additional details or documents based on his/her profile and other factors.

List of Holidays

Listed below are the dates when the Regional Passport Office located at Ahmedabad shall remain closed.

Date Holidays
26/01/2018 Republic Day
02/03/2018 Holi
29/03/2018 Mahavir Jayanti
30/03/2018 Good Friday
30/04/2018 Buddha Purnima
16/06/2018 Eid ul Fitr (Ramzan)
15/07/2018 Independence Day
22/08/2018 Id-Ul Zuha (Bakrid)
03/09/2018 Janmashtami
13/09/2018 Ganesh Chaturthi
21/09/2018 Muharram
02/10/2018 Gandhi Jayanti
19/10/2018 Dussehra (Vijaya Dashmi)
07/11/2018 Diwali (Deepavali)
21/11/2018 Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad
23/11/2018 Guru Nanak’s Birthday
25/12/2018 Christmas

Contact Ahmedabad Regional Passport Office

Ahmedabad RPO Office

Name of RPO - Neelam Rani

Address - Opposite L.D Engineering College Hostel, University Road, Gulbai Tekra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380006

Telephone Number: 079- 26309103, 26300603

Email ID - rpo.ahmedabad@mea.gov.in

Fax Number - 079-26309118

Public Grievance Officer

Name of the Officer of Grievance Cell - Neelam Rani

Designation - Regional Passport Officer

Address - Opposite L.D Engineering College Hostel, University Road, Gulbai Tekra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380006

Telephone No. - 079-26309103/26309114

Email: rpo.ahmedabad@mea.gov.in

Public Grievances Cell (HQ)

Name of APO - Vinita Sinha

Address - Assistant Passport Officer (PG), CPV Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Room No. 24, Patiala House, Tilak Marg, New Delhi - 110001

Telephone No. - 011-23384497/23384519

Email ID - passport.pg@mea.gov.in

Fax No. - 011-233844461

National Call Centre/ IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System)

Individuals can call at 1800 -258-1800 and talk to a citizen service executive for support between 8:00 a.m and 10:00 p.m or call on the Automated Interactive Voice Response (IVRS) system for support all around the clock.

Social Media Links:

  • www.facebook.com/MEAINDIA
  • www.twitter.com/rpoahmedabad
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/MeaIndia
  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/meaindia

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