How To get a Passport in India

What Is a Passport ?

Passport is a One of the most and necessary travel document for any Indian who want to travel abroad for study,job or Travel.In India,Passports are issued at 37 locations across the country.

Types Of Passport  :-

Passport Is catagorized In three catagories. :-

  • Regular passport (Deep Blue) is  Issued to regular citizens for ordinary travel, such as for touring and business trips .Its a “p” type passport means PERSONAl and it contains 36 or 60 pages.
  • Diplomatic passport (Maroon cover) is generally Issued to Indian diplomats, top ranking government officials and diplomatic couriers, Its a Type “D” passport  means only for a diplomat.
  • Official passport (White cover) is Issued to individuals representing the Indian government on official business.Its a “S”   Type passport ,means for “Service”

Procedure :-

 You can apply for a fresh passport with following two methods.

  (1)  Online form submission.
   (2)  Procedure for submission at Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs)/Mini Passport Seva Kendras.                                 

Online Passport Form application Method  :-

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 Fill all the necessary details.after completes your account,

Step 1: Log into your Passport Seva user account. 

Step 2:Select the Apply Passport Online menu option in the left navigation menu.

Step 3: Fill in the required details in the form and submit the form online.

Step 4 (Optional): Upload the required documents using the Upload Document button link on the Application  Page. The documents should to be  self-attested (signed by the applicant) and must be in pdf format.

Step 5: You are required to be present at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Mini Passport Seva Kendra (Mini PSK) along with original documents for completion of the application submission process by attend a little bio scan test. Schedule an appointment with the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/ Mini Passport Seva Kendra (Mini PSK) that comes under the jurisdiction of applicant residence.Online appointment is mandatory to walk into PSK for further processing.Only emergency/medical cases may go to PSK without appointment – service will be provided at the discretion of PSK in -charge. You will need to re-submit the application in case the form submission process at PSK is not completed within 3 month of submitting the application online.

  • Follow this steps to submit document at Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Mini Passport Seva Kendra (Mini PSK) (Walk-in)

Step 1: Collect a token from the Token Issue Counter after showing your filled passport application form and supporting documents along with the originals.

Step 2: Wait for your turn in the waiting area till the token number is displayed on the digital display board. Submit the token, filled application form and self-attested (signed by the applicant) photocopies of the supporting documents to the Citizen Service Executive (CSE) at the service counter displayed with your token number.

Step 3: Complete activities at the counter, such as signing / thumb impression, the print out of the application form, getting your photograph and fingerprints captured, and making fee payment.

Note: Minor applicants below 4 years of age should carry a passport size photograph (on a white background) while visiting Passport Seva Kendra (PSK).

In case if  you are paying the application fee through Credit/ Debit card, only card of self or family member whose details have been mentioned in the passport application form are acceptable. 

Step 4: Collect the fee acknowledgement receipt from the Citizen Service Executive (CSE) (after successful data entry) and go to the Verification counter, when Token number is displayed on the display-board for verification of your application with original documents.All original documents must be produced.

Step 5: Go to the Granting counter, when Token number is displayed on display-board for further processing of your application.

Step 6: Collect the print-out of the final status of your application (acknowledgement letter) at the exit gate.

You will get your passport after police verification with in 15-18 days(depending upon area)

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