First, I get you a brief introduction of the passport.
What is a passport?
Passport is an identity document which is important at the time of travelling outside of the country. The passport reveals the identity of the passport holder and nationality of the passport holder.
Now, I say about passport in India.
Passport in India
Passport issued in India by the president of the India. It is issuing to the citizens of India. It is proof of Indian citizens while international traveling as per The Passport Act, 1967.
The consular passport & Visa Division- Ministry of External Affairs is responsible for issuing the passport to the all eligible Indian citizens who demand a passport.
There are 37 passport offices In India. Also, the India holds 162 diplomatic missions.
Type of passport:
- Regular Passport
- Official Passport
- Diplomatic Passport
It is also known as type P passport i.e. a passport holds by ordinary citizens of the country i.e. India (here) it is used for ordinary travel like vacations, study, or business trips. It is a Navy Blue/Black in color
It is known as Type S passport. It is rendered to those people who are getting services to the government. It is White in Color.
It is known as Type D passport i.e. diplomatic. It is issued to the person that is work as a diplomatic person on behalf of the government. It is Maroon in color.
Online Passport Application Fees:
New /Re-New the Passport- (36 pages, standard size), Valid for 10 years -रु. 1500
New/ Re-New of the passport – (60 pages, Jumbo size), Valid for 10 Years – रु. 2000
New/Re-New the passport (in an emergency) – (36 Pages), Valid for 10 years – रु. 3500
New/Re-New the passport (in an emergency) – (60 Pages), Valid for 10 Years – रु. 4000
Duplicate Passport in case of lost, stolen, damaged.( 36 Pages)- रु 3000.
Duplicate passport in the case of lost, stolen, damaged (60 pages) – रु 3500.
Fresh passport by the Minor i.e. below the 18 years, valid for 5 years or until 18 years old – रु 1000
List of Documents required for Fresh passport application
You should have a minimum two proof document for Passport.
- Proof of Address
- Proof of Date of Birth
Steps to apply for passport online:
You can apply for passport in 4 simple steps
Step: 1 Registration/log in
Step: 2 fill the application form online
Step: 3 Pay & scheduled payment
Step: 4 Application submissions
Step: 1 Registration/Log in
First, you need to Log on to www.passportindia.gov.in/
If you are registered, then click or log in.
If you are not registered, then register yourself.
How can you register yourself?
Click on www.passportindia.gov.in/
Click on register now.
Fill your information into form Click on “SUBMIT.”
Passport portal gets your mail on your mail I’d.
Click on that given link in your inbox.
SUBMIT your User I’d, and the site gives you captcha code. And click on “SUBMIT.”
Step: 2 Fill the Application Form Online
After Login, now click on Apply for Fresh Passport/ Reissue of passport.
Now you see two options 1. Click to fill the form offline. 2. Click to fill the form online.
When you click for online form submission the portal ask the name of your state and district.
Now fill information related your passport was applying for, application type, and passport booklet type.
Fill the Information of Personal detail, Family Detail, Address Detail, Emergency contact, Reference, Other detail, Passport detail Verification, Self Declaration.
After form verification screen shows you one option i.e. “Pay and scheduled an appointment.”
Step: 3 Pay & Scheduled Payment
Click the option “Pay and Scheduled appointment.
There is you see two option
Online payment (internet banking/debit card/credit card).
CHALLAN Payment (Pay is cash at SBI branch).
If you click on online payment then, click on next. Now, one new tab is open and click on the Pay and book appointment.
- The portal asks you that you pay with Net Banking, Cards.
- You pay successfully to the passport Seva. Then the passport Seva portal gets you to the portal.
- The screen shows the confirmation that along with Appointment information.
- Click on the “Print Application Receipt.” & print your application receipt with attach detail of payment reference number.
Step: 4 Application submissions
Now you need to submit your document at “PASSPORT SEVA KENDRA”.
First, you need to go to Passport Seva Kendra.
First the security checks you and then they give you Token No.
You go for first stage-I (A Counter) i.e. do data verification and fees collection, Biometric, Photograph capture, Scan & upload.
Now, go for a Second stage (B counter) for document verification.
Go to at Stage-III (C counter) for grant of passport i.e. File number for Passport.
How to check the Passport Application status/Track passport seva status?
3 simple steps to check your Passport Application Status/ Track passport seva status
You need to check two conformations i.e. Passport Application and Police Clearance Certificate.
Click on “Track Your Application.”
Write your “FILE NUMBER” and your “Birthday.” Click on “Track status”