Thursday, 1 October 2015

Procedure To Apply For A Fresh Passport In INDIA


An Indian passport is a passport by issued the Government of India to citizens of the Republic of India for traveling abroad.

So lets move to the main topic on "How To Apply For A Fresh Passport In INDIA"

I have applied for the fresh passport on Sept 2/2015 & got the passport on hand on Sept 29/2015.

  1. First open Oficical Indian Passport Seva Website.
  2.  After opening the Passport Seva Website,on the right side click on "New User? Register Now"
  3. Now fill the registration form.
  4. Now open your email account to get the passport account activation link.
  5. Click on that link to activate your account.Now you will be redirected to your passport account, where you can now fill the application for fresh/renewal passport.
  6. On the left hand side, Click on "Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport"
  7. Now fill all the details.
  8. After filling all the details submit your filled application to get your ARN(Application Reference Number).

  9. Now you have to make a payment via Online(through Credit/Debit card, net banking) or Offline(via paying amount at the bank through challan) & select the latest appointment date at your nearest PSK Office & then take a print out of the appointment slip.
  10. Now on the day of appointment carry your all the documents -SSLC Marks Card
    -PUC Marks Card
    -Ration Card
    -Voter ID
    -Birth Certificate
    -Residence Certificate
    -Aadhar Card
    -Pass Book
    , with 1 set of self attested xerox.(the xerox must be clean & all the content must be visible)
  11. Try to be at the PSK office half an hour earlier. So that if there are less people at that PSK office on that day, then you may be allowed to enter little bit earlier too.
  12. First you need to verify your all the original & xerox documents at the counter inside the PSK Office.
  13. After few minutes you will called to enter waiting room & a Token Number will be given to you.(You need to remember your token number, as they will be calling you by your token number).
  14. Stage-A: There will be many counters in Stage A(like A1,
    A10). Also there will be a TV which will display the token number & the counter where the person must go.
  15. So if your token number is N512, then keep an eye on the display till your token number is displayed. when it appears see the respective counter like A2, A7 etc.
  16. Now go to the respective counter & hand over the documents which you have.
  17. He/She will fill all the details & take click a Pic of yours which will on your passport booklet.
  18. Also you need to pay an amount of Rs:35/- so that you will be getting all the notification through SMS till you get your passport in your hand.
  19. He/She will also scan all the documents.
  20. Now you will be moved to Stage B. Here also there will be counters numbered B1,B2,B3,B4,B5.
  21. Here also you need to wait in Que & keep an eye on the display till your token number is displayed. when it appears move to the respective counter like B2, B4 etc.
  22. Here an officer will examine all the original documents & will put a seal on the appointment slip.
  23. But if he found any issue with the document your appointment will be cancelled. Then you have to take another appointment with correct document next time. So don't make any mistake.
  24. IF the documents are found OK, you will be sent to the last Stage C. Here also there will be counters numbered C1,C2,C3.
  25. So when your token is called a govt official will finally examine your document & sign it.
  26. So now your application is accepted. Take the Acknowledgement Slip now.
  27. Now after few days you will be called for Police Verification at the nearest Police Station. SO go there with the documents & any 2 witness.
  28. Police verification will take to complete from 1-2 days to 15-20days long.
  29. You also will be getting SMS updates on all the process going-on.
  30. After successful police verification your passport application will be processed for "Passport printing" followed by "Scanning" & lastly a final verification.
  31. Then it will be sent by speed post to the mentioned address.

NOTE-IF i have missed any point you can tell me, I'll update it at the earliest.
         Also If you have any questions/queries tell in the comment section, I'll solve it.

My Experience:
  • After filling Online Application i got appointment after 3days 
  • Police Verification Call : After 2 days of the appointment
  • Police Verification period : took 15-20 days
  • Passport printing : took 2 days
  • Passport dispatched : 1 day after passport printing
  • Got passport in hand : 2days via India Post