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Procedure to get Passport in India


Passport is a document issued by Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs. All Indian residents desiring to have a passport can avail the online or offline facilities provided by the Regional Passport office(s).

Indian Passports are of six types, namely:

  • Ordinary Passports(for tourists and regular)
  • Official Passports
  • Diplomatic Passports
  • Emergency Passports(temporary)
  • Collective Passports
  • Family Passports

Usage /Purpose

Passport Application Form (No.1) is used to apply for new/re-issue/replacement of lost/damaged passport. All the passport application forms can be downloaded from the internet or obtained from Passport Offices/Post Offices.


All Indian residents living within the jurisdiction of the passport offices are eligible to apply for passports.


The applicant is required to furnish all facts in Passport Application Form, accompanied with documentary proofs.

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Address

Fee amount has to be paid in cash or by DD. The filled in form should be submitted at Passport Office /Post Office.
Passport Application Form instructions have to be read carefully.

  • Fill in CAPITAL letters in BLUE/BLACK ball point pen only.
  • Initials are not allowed in the Form.
  • Three recent color photographs of 3.5x3.5 size (one unsigned and two cross signed) are to be submitted with the Passport Application Form, Personal Particulars Form and PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) FormNo.2.

For faster process of passport applications, one can also avail the Tatkal option. The option for online application form for passports can also be used to obtain the passport electronically, but copies of the address and identity proof along with the prescribed fee should be deposited at the office of regional passport. To check the status of passport application made, the applicant should log into and mention the acknowledgement number. The status of passport application form can also be known under the RTI Act seeking the updates.

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