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  • Required Documents for Passport

    Passport is a very important document issued by the government of that particular country which certifies the holder’s identity and their citizenship. It entitles the passport holder to travel to and from foreign countries.

    In order to apply for a passport in India, one has to submit several documents, given below is a list of articles that need to be submitted in order to avail a passport.

    Documents Required for Fresh Passport Application

    Documents Needed for Tatkal Passport

    Document Required for Reissue of Passport in India

    Documents Required Lost Passport Application

    Documents Required for Damaged Passport Application

    Documents Required for Renewal Passport Application

    Documents Required for Fresh Passport Application

    General Category- Given below is a list of documents that needs to be submitted in order to apply for a General Passport under different categories

    • Address proof- One of the following documents can be submitted as address proof for Passport.
    • Valid ration card with present address
    • Election ID card with present address
    • Aadhaar card
    • Phone bill with current address
    • Gas connection
    • Bank passport
    • Rental agreement if staying in a rented house
    • Income Tax Assessment order
    • Water bill with current address
    • Electricity bill with current address
    • Certificate from employer on letterhead with a seal and signature
    • Passport of the spouse
    • Parents’ passport
    • Age proof- One can submit any of the following documents as age proof for passport:
    • Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any other office authorized to issue the birth certificate.
    • School leaving certificate/ Secondary school leaving certificate.
    • Certificate sworn before a magistrate.

    Documents Needed for Tatkal Passport

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for a Tatkal passport.

    • Address proof- One of the following documents can be submitted as address proof for Passport.
    • Valid ration card with present address
    • Election ID card with present address
    • Aadhaar card
    • Phone bill with current address
    • Gas connection
    • Bank passport
    • Rental agreement if staying in a rented house
    • Income Tax Assessment order
    • Water bill with current address
    • Electricity bill with current address
    • Certificate from employer on letterhead with a seal and signature
    • Passport of the spouse
    • Parents’ passport
    • Age proof- One can submit any of the following documents as age proof for passport:
    • Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any other office authorised to issue the birth certificate.
    • School leaving certificate/ Secondary school leaving certificate.
    • Certificate sworn before a magistrate.

    Document Required for Reissue of Passport in India

    A passport has to re-issue when one needs a completely new passport. The applicant will receive a new booklet along with a new passport number. Passports are re-issued in cases such as a passport that’s about to expire or has expired, lost passport, stolen passport, exhaustion of pages, damaged or soiled passports, change in personal details.

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for the re-issue of the passport in different cases.

    Validity due to expiration or expired

    • Original old passport.
    • Self-attested copy of the first and last two pages of the passport.
    • Self-attested copy of ECR or Non-ECR page.
    • Self-attested copy of validity extension page (in case of short validity passport)

    Exhaustion of pages

    • Original old passport.
    • Self-attested copy of the first and last two pages of the passport.
    • Self-attested copy of ECR or Non-ECR page.
    • Self-attested copy of validity extension page (in case of short validity passport)

    Documents Required Lost Passport Application

    • An affidavit that gives information about where and how the passport was stolen.
    • Original police report.
    • Self-attested copy of ECR or Non-ECR page.
    • Self-attested copy of validity extension page (in case of short validity passport)
    • Address proof- One of the following documents can be submitted as address proof for Passport.
    • Valid ration card with present address
    • Election ID card with present address
    • Aadhaar card
    • Phone bill with current address
    • Gas connection
    • Bank passport
    • Rental agreement if staying in a rented house
    • Income Tax Assessment order
    • Water bill with current address
    • Electricity bill with current address
    • Certificate from employer on letterhead with a seal and signature
    • Passport of the spouse
    • Parents’ passport
    • Age proof- One can submit any of the following documents as age proof for passport:
    • Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any other office authorised to issue the birth certificate.
    • School leaving certificate/ Secondary school leaving certificate.
    • Certificate sworn before a magistrate.

    Documents Required for Damaged Passport Application

    • Original old passport.
    • Self attested copy of the first and last two pages of the passport.
    • Self attested copy of ECR or Non-ECR page.
    • Self attested copy of validity extension page (in case of short validity passport).
    • An affidavit that gives information about how the passport got damaged.
    • Age proof
    • Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any other office authorized to issue the birth certificate.
    • School leaving certificate/ Secondary school leaving certificate.
    • Certificate sworn before a magistrate.

    Change in Existing Details

    • Original old passport.
    • Self attested copy of the first and last two pages of the passport.
    • Self attested copy of ECR or Non-ECR page.
    • Self attested copy of validity extension page (in case of short validity passport)
    • Any one of the following documents:
    • Attested copy of marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages.
    • A joint affidavit from wife and husband along with a photograph together.
    • Affidavit as per Annexure K.
    • Self attested photocopy of the spouse's Passport.

    Documents Required for Renewal Passport Application

    A passport is renewed when the validity of the passport needs to be extended. In case of renewal, the passport number will remain the same, only the validity will be changed. Listed below are the documents required in order to apply for a renewal of passport :

    • Original old Passport.
    • Self attested copy of the first two and last two pages.
    • Self attested copy of the ECR/Non-ECR page.
    • Self attested copy of the page of observation, if any, made by Passport Issuing Authority.
    • Self attested copy of the validity extension page, if any, in respect of short validity passport.
    • Proof of documents which eliminate the cause of issuance of Short Validity Passport (SVP)

    Key Points to Remember

    • Minor applicants can present address proof document in the name of parents.
    • If the applicant is submitting only ration card/ election ID card/ Aadhaar Card as address proof, it must be supported with another address proof.
    • If the applicant is born after 26/01/1989 Birth Certificate is mandatory.
    • Annexure H must be submitted if the applicant is a minor.
    • Annexure B&M must be submitted if the applicant is a government employee.

    News About Documents Required for Passport

    • Pune’s College Students Can Now Avail Walk-in Facility For Passport Applications

      College students and faculty at the city’s educational institutions need not brave the long queues at the Passport Seva Kendra. In a letter to Pune’s educational institutions, the Regional Passport Office stated that it will allot special time slots during which students and faculty can walk-in for their passport application formalities.

      The students and faculty need not make an appointment for their passport processing formalities if they choose to avail of this facility.

      Colleges have been asked to display the procedure to be followed for walk-in applications on their notice boards and websites so students and faculty are made aware of this move.

      When asked for the purpose behind this move, an officer from the Passport Office stated it was to make it easier for students to apply for passports, especially given the growing number of students going overseas for further education. With most competitive exams also mandating a passport as part of the enrolment process, the officer stated such a move would benefit students.

      5th December 2016

    • New App Launched for Air India

      Air India has launched a new mobile app to ease the process of ticket booking, check-ins and other aspects of a passenger’s journey, such as itinerary, meals etc. The app has been built by technology firm SITA, under SITA’s iTravel platform, this app will allow customers to scan their credit cards and passports to book flight tickets both domestically and internationally. Presently, approximately 1 billion Indians use mobile phone and 30 million of them use their devices to regularly access the internet. Air India’s new app will be available on iOS, Android and Windows, it will allow passengers to receive their boarding pass on their mobile device or smartwatch and passengers will regularly receive updates on their flight timings and the status of their flight. This app provides Air India with the appropriate technology to access the growing market of customers who prefer accessing information on the go and doing paperless transactions online.

      8th November 2016

    • Mandatory to have Toilet in order to get a Passport in Madhya Pradesh

      A new order regarding the issuing of passport has been announced in the Katni district administration in Madhya Pradesh. The directive stated that it is mandatory for the passport applicants residing in that area to have a toilet at home. Otherwise their names won’t be cleared during police verification. This step was taken as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission targets. While applying for passport, the applicant will have to attach a copy certifying that he/she has a toilet at home. After checking, the police would then issue an NOC(No Objection Certificate). Apart from this, other measures have also been taken as part of the Swachh mission. For example, strict actions have been taken in certain areas against open defecation. The rural development department of Madhya Pradesh is also planning to construct 55 lakhs toilets by the end of the year.

      18th October 2016

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