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Wednesday, 01 September 2010 05:30

Online Passport Apply -- please tell me the procedure

You may like to read the General Passport FAQ for this answer - Online Passport Apply. You can go to Download Passport Forms Main Page to check all the forms and documents available with this site. Want to apply online? Or want to know the online procedure and your local Passport Office website? Check your Passport online status for more info. For your info a snippet from above link is given below:

It must be remembered that you only register your India passport application form online through this process. But you must in any case visit your respective passport office, to submit the passport application form. The advantage of registering a passport application online is you do not need to obtain a token number for submitting the application at the Regional Passport Office.

Registration of passport application forms online can be made for the following.

  • Application for a fresh passport,
  • Application for re-issue of passport i.e. if your present passport of 10 years validity has expired or will expire in next 12 months and
  • Application for a duplicate passport, if your present passport is lost or damaged.

All Indian residents living within the jurisdiction of the passport offices in the following cities or towns are eligible for making the passport application online.

  • Ahmedabad
  • Amritsar
  • Bangalore
  • Bareilly
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Cochin
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Ghaziabad
  • Goa
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Jallandhar
  • Jammu
  • Kolkata
  • Kozhikode
  • Lucknow
  • Madurai
  • Malapuram
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Shimla
  • Srinagar
  • Surat
  • Thane
  • Trichy
  • Trivandrum
  • Vizag
  • Coimbatore

You are however advised to read all information on the website of your regional passport office before registering your passport application online.You can access these websites through the home page of passport.gov.in and choose "Select Passport Office for Home Page" from the drop-down.

Next, go and click Continue (at the bottom of the screen) to register your passport application online with the respective offices.

After registration, you will be asked you to Open/Save your application form. After Open/Save, you will have to print the application form. If you are not able to print the application form for any reason, you must note down the passport application number. With the help of this application number and date of birth, you can re-print the application form later. Note that you can also print the application if you have Saved the application.

After printing the passport application form, fill up the form and visit your Indian passport office to submit it. You will also have to pay the fee, and submit supporting documents such as date of birth certificate etc., along with the passport application form, on the appointed day and time. The date and time of appointment at your jurisdictional Passport office will be informed by the on-line system and will also be printed on the application form!

You should be at your Regional Passport Office, 15 minutes before the appointed time and Proceed to your respective counter. You can them submit your passport application form, along with all supporting documents and pay the fees.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 December 2010 05:30

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