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 the 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 a fresh passport.

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

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, click here to register now. For already registered users login here

Step 1: After creating the account, Log into your Passport Seva user account. 

Step 2: Select the Apply for Fresh Passport / Reissue of passport

You have two options to select now. one is to fill complete details online and the second is to download the form and then fill it and upload it again on the portal. we always suggest you to submit details online as it is easy and takes less time. Now let’s see how to update details online. To update click the Click here to fill the application form online

Step 3: Fill in the required details in the form and submit the form online. ( please fill all the details carefully as errors in details may lead to rejection of form at PSK)

once you submit the application you will receive the Application reference number (ARN) take a note of it.

Step 4: next is to pay and schedule the appointment

For payments go with online payment, paying via SBI branch will be time-consuming, after paying select the time slot (always choose the best time, delay in appearing on time will lead to rejecting the application and you have to reapply for the passport again)

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. Only emergency/medical cases may go to PSK without an 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 months 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 until 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, the 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 the 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 the 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.

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Jeffry is a Mechanical Engineer by education and an aspiring writer and blogger. After working hard for around 12 hours a day on his core job, he spends his remaining time in blogging and reading articles online. And he loves to make poor jokes, so be prepared.

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