FAQS - Frequently Asked Questions
Basically used for international travel purposes, Passports are small booklets or information containing the holder's name, place of birth, date of birth, the date of issue, date of expiry, passport number, photo and signature. It is a travel document issued by any government.
Basically three types - Ordinary, Diplomatic & Official. Ordinary passport is used by all citizens of India. Diplomatic and official passports are used by government diplomats and officials respectively.
Yes, if you are a citizen of India. Citizenship is granted by birth in that country, having born elsewhere but one of your parent is Indian, or getting by any natural process.
You can report to police and apply for Re-issue passport.
Indian Government standard timeline is 30 days from the date of application. However, in most cases, you get faster.
The passport which is made available at a faster speed, normally between 3-4 working days.
Tatkaal Passport takes 3-4 working days excluding date of submission and without Police Verification.
Affidavit with details of how a passport got damaged or was lost (Annexure 'L')
No Objection Certificate (Annexure 'M') / Prior Intimation Letter (Annexure 'N')
Current address (proof) / Address Proof / Identity Proof
Police report (FIR)
Semi-literate or literate applicants: Affidavit sworn before a notary stating the place and date of birth (Annexure 'A')
Photocopy of the first and last pages of old passport (ECR/Non-ECR page), if available (optional)
You can reschedule the visit for 2 times in the same year of the passport applied.
Local Passport Seva Kendras to apply for any type of passport in India.
You have to apply through Indian Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions. They provide the same services.
No, Monday to Friday only. Timings are 9.30am and 4.30pm.
System give multiple date options to book appointment. However, it is better to book an earlier date.
Yes, you can change details if you’ve got married, or want to update any other wrong details on your passport. You can apply for update.
English and Hindi. Only two languages.
It is compulsory to visit personally for your passport interview, even if you are ill or have some important work. Nobody else is allowed in your place.