Procedure for Applying the Passport
There are three ways for applying the passport.
- Apply for passport in Person
- Apply for Passport Through e-form Submission
- Apply for Passport Through Online Form Submission
Apply for Passport in Person
To apply for the reissue or fresh issue of passport in person, you need to visit the official website of Passport Seva http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/welcomeLink. To download the application form, the next step is to click on the “Print Application Form” link. You require to print the downloaded form on the standard A4 size papers back to back.
Apply for Passport Through e-Form Submission
Apply for Passport Through Online Form Submission
Step 1: By Login
Step 2: Selecting Type of Application
To properly access the passport website, you need to logged in. it will direct you to the “Home” page of the applicant. Here you can select the appropriate option to apply for the:
To see those applications, which have been submitted and saved, this page also contains a link. After submitting the application form, you can return to this page to see it.
On the home page of the applicant you need to click on the “Apply for fresh / reissue of passport”, the next step is to properly fill up the application form.
Step 3: Fill Application Form
The application form can be filled by two methods, i.e. online or offline.
Note: You need to fill complete and genuine details in your application form. Your internet speed must be greater than 512 kbps. While filling the form, you need to stay connected to the internet.
You require to fill the form offline and after completion, you need to submit it.
If you select the option to fill the form offline, click on the link given to download the soft copy of the form. (Adobe Acrobat Reader v 9.0 or more is required.)
It will redirect you to the page “Download e-Form”. Here for each of the following, a link to an e-form is provided.
(This is a faster way to fill the application form and don’t need the internet connection).
Step 4: Book, Pay and Schedule the Appointment
Under the table, there are multiple options i.e.
Note – For booking appointments at all PSKs, it is necessary to make online payments. Passport fee for booking the tatkal appointment is similar to the normal appointments. After the confirmation of the appointment successfully, the tatkal passport fee balance will be paid in cash at the PSK.
Note- fee is not charged for Diplomatic/Official Passports Applications
Here, you will easily check the status of payment. If it is processed successfully, then your appointment is confirmed. If it is not processed successfully, then it will show a failed payment. In that case the charged amount will be refunded to you within seven days. Otherwise, you require to contact the customer care.
Note – There is no any refund after the payment is done.
Step 5: Print Application Receipt Number
Note – When you go to the PSK for appointment, you need to carry the Application receipt. If you are not able to attend the appointment, then cancel or reschedule your appointment for passport as early as possible.