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How to apply online for a passport


Posted Date: 24-Jan-2012  Last Updated:   Category: General    
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It is the era of computer and internet. Internet really helped a man to save his time. The entire thing he can get on a single click sitting at his home. Passport is a proof of your identity and citizenship. So it is a necessary document for every person. Applying a passport online is an easy process and in this article I have explained the procedure to apply for a passport online.



As everyone know passport is really an important document for every person. It is essential if you want to fly another country. It is not only proof of identity but also is a proof of your citizenship. Earlier applying a passport was a difficult process as you have to visit passport office many times and even you have to give money to agents to clear your documents. But now a days you can apply your passport on a single click by sitting your home. Here I am giving simple steps for applying a passport.

Steps for applying a passport online


1. Click on the link http://passport.gov.in/pms/OnlineRegistration.jsp

2. After clicking on the link you will get an online application form for applying passport.

3. Fill the application form

These are the columns you have to fill in the application forms.
a) Passport Office:- Choose the nearest passport office from your village/city.
District :- Choose the district of your residence.

b) Service Desire :- You can apply for fresh/ duplicate(lost)/ children below 15 years/ Addition passport. Choose one of them.

c) Surname :-

d) Name :- (As written in your 10th mark sheet.) You will have to submit the proof.

e) Previous name :- Fill your previous name if you have changed your name (either after marriage or because of another reason.) (Proof is required)

f) Sex :-Select M for Male & F for female

g) Date of Birth :- DD/MM/YYYY format

h) Place of birth:-

i) Qualification:-

j) Profession:-

k) Visible Mark:- Write any visible marks on your body, either any scar, mole that is visible.

l) Height in Cms :-

m) Present Address :-

n) Permanent address :Proof is required, so mention the address which is written in address proof(You can give Voter ID/ Driving License/ Bill of telephone/ electricity as Address proof )

o) Phone No- with std code

p) Mobile number:-

q) Email address:-

r) Marital Status:-

s) Spouse Name :- If Married.

t) Father's Name :-

u) Mother's Name:-

v) If you are not living for 1 year at present address detail of address you were living before. (for police verification)

w) If you have made DD then
Detail of DD:- eg. dd number, date, bank name

x) If you are having a passport already the give the detail of passport :- eg.
passport number, issuing date, issuing place, file number, Date of expiry etc.

These all are the information you required at the time of filling the online form for passport. So it is better to collect all of these information before you start to fill your application form online.

4. Enter the verification code - As you enter the verification code, you will get an option to select the date when you can reach to the passport office. Choose any date which is suitable for you.
Note- Passport office is open only from 9:00 Am to 12:00 noon for collecting the application form. Although you will get the time on the application for you will get but it is better to reach in time so that avoid the troubles.

5. Take a printout of form - The complete form contains six A4 size papers. If you are not having printer attached with your PC you can also save this form in pdf form and take a printout later.

6. Complete the form - Most of the information would already be filled. But some information is to be filled by you as your signature, affix photographs and some other simple information.

7. Reach the passport office at the given date and time which will also mentioned at the printout of the form. Carry completely filled application form and required documents. These are 10th Mark sheet, Voter ID/License, Pan card, Name change proof (if any), Marriage Certificate (if name changed after marriage) one set of photo state attached with the application form
Also do not forget to carry original documents you might be required for verification of your photo state documents.

8. After verification submit passport application fees on the fee counter that is Rs. 1000/- for each application. And get the receipt. Keep this receipt carefully with you. It contains reference number which is needed at the time when you need to know status of your passport later.

9. After submitting your fees wait for police verification that will be done at your present address by your local police station.

10. As your police verification will be clear. Your passport will be dispatched to your present address.Generally it takes duration of max. 3 months for the whole process.

Conclusion


These are simple 10 steps to get your passport at your home applying online. You can also check the status of your passport after 6-7 days of applying date.
This is the link where you can know status of your passport - http://passportstatus.nic.in/passmain.php. Just fill the required fields i.e. city (Choose the city from where you applied the passport form), file reference number (It is written on the receipt of application fees.), Year, Date of birth. Then click on submit. You can get the current status of your passport.
Hope this all information will be helpful for those who are planning to apply passport.
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