Hey guys as you know the importance of passport, Here in this post we gonna describe how to apply for passport online in India. What are the methods and documents are used along with application form of Indian passport. But before it you need to know some special information about passport.
What Is Passport and It's UsesGenerally a passport is known as a travel document which is issued by the government of the country. Passport is a certificate of Identity and Nationality of it's holder, It is used for International travelling. A passport contains holder's Name, Date of Birth, His Place of Living, Signature, Photograph and other necessary identifying information. A passport also contain biometric information in a microchip embedded in document, It is machine readable information.
How To Apply Online For Indian PassportTo apply online for passport in India you need to follow these 7 steps.
Step-1 First of all you need to do regestration for online passport, To do so you have to visit Passport Seva Online Portal and Register by filling details.
Step-2 After successful registration login with your registered ID.
Step-3 After login click on "Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport" a form will be opened, Fill the form and click submit.
Step-4 Now in the View/Saved Application Screen click on the "Pay and Schedule Appointment" link, And schedule an appointment.
Step-5 It has been made mandatry to do online payment in all the passport offices, You can make payment through Credit/Debit Card, SBI Challan, Internet Banking (SBI Only).
Step-6 After successful payment click on "Print Application Recipt" which contains application reference number/Appointment number.
Step-7 Now you have to go to Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Regional Passport Office (RPO) where you have booked appointment along with all the necessary original documents.
Important Documents Needed For Passport
The requirement of documents are categorized according to Age of the Applicant. There are three category Minor, Adults, ECR/ECNR. To check the required documents according to your need please click this link Documents For Fresh Passport.
Fees Structure for Passport ServicesThere are different fees structures according to the application you can get full fees structure of passport application according to your application structure by following this link Passport Fees Structure
Important Things To Know
- It is important to know that only Medical/Emergency cases and pre-approved categories are allowed to visit Passport Seva Kendra without appointment. Service will be provided at the discretion of Passport Seva Kendra in-charge/Passport Officer.
- Carry the recent passport size photograph (4.5 X 3.5 cm) with white background In case when applicants are minor (below 4 years of age)
- If applicant does not visit at Passport Seva Kendra within 90 days of Application Submission he will have to resubmit application form.