How to apply for passport in India?

Passport is important document to travel international countries.It also holds good as a valid government-approved ID card, it acts as a proof of address as well.This is issued by Ministry of external affairs.
The passport application form can be submitted either online on the Passport Seva portal or can be submitted at one of the prescribed locations in the state

Documents Required:

  • Proof of Date of Birth (Birth certificate issued by a Municipal Authority or district office of the Registrar of Birth,School certificates)
  • Identity proof with photograph (PAN card,Voter ID, Driving licience,Aaadhar card)
  • Proof of residence(Ration Card,Water,telephone,Gas connection bill,Nationalized bank running account passbook)
  • Proof of nationality (Aaadhar card)

Ways to apply passport:

There are two ways to apply the passport

  1.  Fill the all the details in online submit and get the slot booked in passport seva kendra for document verification.
  2.  Submit the relevant filled forms for passport application with valid document submit in a person directly in regional passport office.

Online passport form submission:

  • Create user account in
  • Login into Passport seva user account.
  • Click on apply passport online link in the left.
  • Fill in the form and upload the required documents clicking on the upload form. These documents should be self attested and must be of pdf format.
  • After submission of the online application form you need to schedule an apporintent with Passport Seva Kendra for the completion of entire process.
  • Once we have an appointment we need to go to passport seva kendra with printout of the receipt along with valid original documents
  • After verification of your documents they will provide acknowledgment receipt.
  • We will get the call from nearest police station after two or three weeks for criminal verification.

Direct Submission:

We need to submit properly filled Original Passport Application Form along with self-attested copies of all required documents need to be attached
All original documents are to be shown at the time of submission of the passport application form.
This forms can be submitted in District passport cells,passport collection centers,counter of the passport office


  1. Thanks for such nice information, can you tell me what is renewal process of passport in india?

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