An Indian passport is issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs to Indian citizens for the purpose of international travel. It enables the bearer to travel internationally and serves as proof of Indian citizenship as per the Passports Act (1967)
There are three types of Indian Passport, which are:
An individual can apply online for the Indian passport through the Passport Seva website or the Passport Seva app. The detailed procedure of applying for the passport is mentioned below:
Applicants who are under 18 years of age are deemed minors with respect to passport issuance in India. A minor need to have a separate passport in that endorsement of his name in his father's passport is not permissible anymore under the guidelines issued by the government of India. Minors are issued a 36-page passport booklet.
The parent or the guardian can apply for a minor's passport. In other words, either the legal guardian or the parent ought to give his or her consent for issuance of a minor's passport.
The police verification stage is an important security measure with regard to the issuance of passports in India. Applying for a fresh passport or a reissue will result in police verification, as per existing regulations. In certain cases, police verification is not required but this would depend on the application and existing documentation.
Firstly, there are three primary modes of police verification:
As opposed to the normal application, a tatkaal application means quick verification and faster processing. Passports issued under this scheme is dispatched within 1-3 days from the time the applicant furnishes the required paperwork at the Passport Seva Kendra.
As per historical data, quite a few passport in India get rejected and some of the reasons are
The payment is valid for a period of one year from the payment date. If you have already booked an appointment, the validity will be for one year from the appointment date.
Yes. After the appointment is confirmed by the Passport Seva Kendra, it can be rescheduled twice in one year from the date of appointment.
Yes, there is an extra fee of 1.5% + tax levied on payments made through debit and credit cards. There are no charges if you use the internet banking of State Bank of India and its associate banks.
Once you have made the payment, you will not get a refund.
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