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How to apply for passport online?

Are you searching complete procedure to apply for passport online? In this article you will find complete procedure for new or renewal of passport. Please read this article before applying for new or renewal of passport.


Passport is very important document issued by Ministry of External Affairs, government of India. Most of the people do not know the procedure to apply for passport online. They generally hire an agent and paid a heavy amount for the same. It is very easy to apply for passport online. You can apply for new / renewal of passport from your home without wasting of money and time. please follow the following procedure to apply for passport online.

Make an email or Gmail account

first of all you need an email or Gmail account to apply for passport online. In this modern age everybody has an email or Gmail account. I recommend you to apply through Gmail account. If you do not have an email then first make a Gmail account by visiting www.gmail.com.

Register at Passport seva Home

Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has prepared a site named passport seva home. You have to register yourselves at this site. Please visit here to register yourselves. the complete procedure of registration is below:

  • Click on new user? Register now.
  • When you will click, a form will be opened. Fill the form.
  • After fillingform you will get a verification link at your email address.
  • Verify the link.
  • Once you verified the link, you will be able to login.

Apply for Passport

You can follow the following procedure to apply online:

  • Go to passport India site and login your account.
  • Click on apply for fresh passport / reissue of passport.
  • Here you will find two menu, online and offline. So click on apply online.
  • When you will click, a form will be opened. Fill the form with correct information. After filling first page you will be directed to next page. So click on next menu after filling every page.
  • At last you will be shown how your passport will look like. So check carefully for any mistake. If you find every thing correct then submit the form.

Payment and appointment

Once you have filled your form online, you have to take appointment by paying Rs. 1500 for adult and Rs. 1000/- for minor. You can pay by any one of the following method:

  • Net banking
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Challan (Offline mode)

so select a a method as per you convenience and paid the amount. After that your appointment will be booked. take a print of this receipt. You will need this receipt at the time of appointment.

Documents required

You have submit any two documents along with your receipt at passport seva kendra at the time of appointment. One for proof of date of birth and second is address proof. the following documents are accepted as date of birth and address proof:

  • Adhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • School Living Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Identity card issued by government to his employee.
  • Bank pass book
  • If your have passed high school, then photocopy of mark sheet is also required.

so, submit any two documents at the time of appointment.

Some important tips

I am providing some important tips which would be helpful to you :

  • Before submitting your application check the form carefully for correction.
  • Name and surname must be same in all documents.
  • Try to make payment through State Bank of India (Net banking or Debit card), since there is no extra charges by paying through SBI.
  • After appointment, physical police verification is necessary to dispatch your passport. So be in contact with your respective police station.
  • Pay Rs. 45/- at the time of appointment, so that you would be able to get update related to your passport.

So, dear friends it is very easy process to apply for passport online. If you have any query about it , you can contact me. Do not hesitate to ask any question.

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Author: Partha K.14 May 2017 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 12

At the outset, I thank the author for this extremely useful article. Every year thousands and thousands of citizens of the country make their passports. As these people are ignorant about the procedure, they may huge amount to the middlemen and touts. Even spending so much amount, they get passports with errors in name, address, etc. because the middlemen don't take adequate precaution to fill the details. These create more problem instead of solving problems. Even educated people don't like to fill their own details creating major problems for themselves. In this connection, I must mention that I regularly notice a cigarette-kiosk owner just outside an office of Ministry of Eternal Affairs (which issues passport) in Delhi earns thousands of Rupees by filing up the passport applications of applicants everyday. The applicants can come to the kiosk-owner, but don't want to enter the building beside the kiosk!

The article would be able to help common people who are planning to get their passport made. It is very comprehensive and has covered all necessary details. However, I would like to add one or two necessary details/advice:-
(a) The adress of the passport seva website is:- passportindia.gov.in. The website is user-friendly. Every applicant must explore the site in detail. It would solve almost all of their queries.
(b) The applicants must not hide/suppress any information.
(c) If the applicants pay the fees from SBI Account, they don't have to pay any additional charge.
(d) Be punctual on the day of meeting the Passport Officer. Don't the miss the date.
(e) Nowadays, passports are issued ithin 45 days of meeting the assport Officer. In case of Tatkal application, the passport is available within 3-7 days.
(e) The procedure mentioned here is for Personal passport. In case of Diplomatic passport or Official passport (generally issued to Government Officials), the procedure is more simple.

I again thank the author Mr. Kuwakhedawala, for this useful and informative article.

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