Frequently Asked Questions on Indian Passport Renewal & Reissue

  1. What is the procedure to apply for re-issue of the passport?
  2. If an individual needs to re-issue the passport issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, he/she needs to follow the procedure mentioned below:

    • First, the applicant needs to create a passport account on the official website of Passport Seva. If the applicant already has an account, he/she needs to login using the login ID and password.
    • Next, the applicant needs to fill up the application form available on the website.
    • After the details are entered in the application form, it needs to be verified by the applicant.
    • Once the form is submitted, the next part in the process involves booking a slot for the appointment.
    • Once the appointment is booked, the applicant needs to visit the passport office on the scheduled date along with all the necessary documents.
    • Once the process is successfully completed, the validity of the passport will be changed by the authorities.
  3. What are the documents that need to be submitted by applicants for renewal of passport?
  4. The documents that applicants need to submit while applying for passport re-issue depends on the reasons. To know the exact documents which need to be submitted, the applicants can visit the Passport Seva website. To provide an overview, the documents which need to be submitted mandatorily to the authorities include:

    • Old passport in original.
    • Self-attested copies of:
      • The first two and last two pages of the passport.
      • ECR/Non-ECR page.
      • Page of observation issued by the Passport Issuing Authority, if any.
      • Validity extension page with respect to the Short Validity Passport (SVP), if any.
    • No Objection Certificate (NOC).
    • Prior Intimation Letter.
    • Documentary proof for any one of the Non-ECR categories.
  5. Can I apply for re-issue of my passport issued by the Ministry of External Affairs online?
  6. Yes, you can apply for a re-issue of passport online. It can be done by visiting the Passport Seva website or the Passport Seva app that was launched by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

  7. Is it easy to get a Passport using Tatkal mode?
  8. Yes, it is easy to get a passport using the Tatkal mode.

  9. What is the difference between a passport availed under normal and tatkal application mode?
  10. There is not much difference between a passport availed under normal mode or the Tatkal mode. The only difference between the two is that the processing time and the fees differ.

    • The fees for a 36-page passport booklet is Rs.1,500 and for a 60-page passport booklet is Rs.2,000 and the processing time for a passport application filed under normal mode is 30-60 days.
    • When it comes to the tatkal application mode, the processing time is 3-7 days with the application fees being Rs.3,500 for a 36-page passport booklet and Rs.4,000 for a 60-page passport booklet.
  11. What are the documents that an applicant needs to submit while applying for a passport under the tatkal mode?
  12. The documents that an applicant needs to submit while applying for a passport under the tatkal mode are as follows:

    • Proof of present address.
    • Proof of date of birth.
    • Prior Intimation letter as per Annexure H.
  13. Which documents can I submit as proof of address and proof of date of birth?
  14. The documents which can be submitted as proof of address and proof of date of birth by the applicants while filing an application for a passport under the tatkal mode are as follows:

    Proof of address:

    • Passbook of running bank account with the photo of the applicant affixed on it.
    • Rental agreement.
    • Aadhaar card.
    • Copy of the first and last page of the parent’s passport, in case of a minor.
    • Proof of gas connection.
    • Water bill.
    • Electricity bill.
    • Landline or postpaid mobile bill.
    • Voter ID card issued by the Election Commission of India.
    • Certificate from the employer of reputed companies on letterhead.
    • Income Tax assessment order.
    • First and the last page of the spouse’s passport copy.

    Proof of date of birth:

    • Aadhaar card/e-Aadhaar.
    • Voter Identity card.
    • PAN card.
    • Driving license.
    • Declaration given by the Head of the Orphanage/Child Care Home on their official letterhead confirming the date of the applicant.
    • Transfer or matriculation or school leaving certificate issued by the last attended school or recognised educational board.
    • Birth certificate issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Municipal Corporation or any other prescribed authority that is empowered under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969.
    • Policy bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations or Companies having the date of birth of the applicant.
    • Extract copy of the service record of the applicant or the pay pension order.
  15. Do I need to carry a printout of the passport application form for an Indian passport re-issue?
  16. No, you do not need to carry the printout of the passport application form when visiting the passport office on the date of appointment. The SMS sent on the registered mobile number is accepted as proof of appointment by the authorities during the visit.

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