How to apply for a fresh passport online and offline


Here in
this post we show how to obtain a fresh passport. Ministry of External
affairs has recently launched Passport Seva Kendras(PSK) which
drastically simplified the overall procedure for obtaining passport.
Citizens can now use the new system to obtain a passport within 3 days.

Here is the step by step process to obtain a fresh passport :

There are two ways of applying for fresh passport.

  1. Online form submission.
  2. Procedure for submission at Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs)/Mini Passport Seva Kendras (Mini PSKs)

  • Online Form Submission Procedure

For
filling and submitting your application online,you need to be a
registered user on the Passport Seva website. To create your user
account for online form submission, Register now.

Step 1: Log into your Passport Seva user account. 

Step 2:Select the Apply Passport Online menu option in the left navigation menu.

Step 3: Fill in the required details in the form and submit the form online.

Step 4 (Optional): Upload the required documents using the Upload Document link
on the Applicant Home Page. The documents to be uploaded must be
self-attested (signed by the applicant) and must be in pdf format.

Step 5: You
are required to be present at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Mini
Passport Seva Kendra (Mini PSK) along with original documents for
completion of the application submission process. Schedule an
appointment with the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/ Mini Passport Seva
Kendra (Mini PSK) that comes under the jurisdiction of applicant
residence.Online appointment is mandatory to walk into PSK for further
processing.Only emergency/medical cases may go to PSK without
appointment – service will be provided at the discretion of PSK in
-charge. You will need to re-submit the application in case the form
submission process at PSK is not completed within 3 month of submitting
the application online.

  • Steps for form submission at Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Mini Passport Seva Kendra (Mini PSK) (Walk-in)

Step 1: Collect a token from the Token Issuance Counter after
showing your filled passport application form and supporting documents
along with the originals(original documents not to be attached with
application).

Step 2: Wait for your turn in the waiting
area till the token number is displayed on the display board. Submit the
token, filled application form and self-attested (signed by the
applicant) photocopies of the supporting documents to the Citizen
Service Executive (CSE) at the service counter displayed with your token
number.


Step 3: Complete
activities at the counter, such as signing / thumb impression, the
print out of the application form, getting your photograph and
fingerprints captured, and making fee payment.
Note: Minor
applicants below 4 years of age should carry a passport size photograph
(on a white background) while visiting Passport Seva Kendra (PSK).

In
case you are paying the fee through Credit/ Debit card, only card of
self or family member whose details have been mentioned in the passport
application form are acceptable. Only Master and Visa Credit/ Debit
cards are accepted (This service will be available soon).

Step 4: Collect
the fee acknowledgement receipt from the Citizen Service Executive
(CSE) (after successful data entry) and go to the Verification counter,
when Token number is displayed on the display-board for verification of
your application with original documents.All original documents must be
produced.

Step 5: Go to the Granting counter, when Token number is displayed on display-board for further processing of your application.

Step 6: Collect the print-out of the final status of your application (acknowledgement letter) at the exit gate.

Do write to us in case of any queries. We are always here to help you!

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