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Residential proof for present address:

1. Present Address Proof :

(The following are the list of documents that are accepted as present address proof)

A.  Aadhaar Card  

B.  Electrical Bill 

C.  Telephone Bill (Land line or postpaid mobile bill)

D.  Water Bill 

E.  One year statement (with transactions)/Passbook of running bank account (Scheduled Commercial bank excluding Regional Rural banks and local area banks) 

F.  Income Tax Assessment Order

G.  Election Commission Photo ID card 

H.  Proof of Gas Connection 

I.   Certificate from Employer of reputed companies on letter head

J.   Spouse's passport copy (First and last page including family details),  (provided the applicant's present address matches the address mentioned in the spouses passport)  

K.  Applicant's current and valid ration card

L. Parent's passport copy, in case of minors(First and last page)

Note (For Document No. 1, 2, and 3) : Atleast 2 bills are required - One bill should of be of last year and the other bill of current year.

Note (For Document No. 8) : Only public limited companies can give address proof on company letter head along with seal. 
Computerized print-outs shall not be entertained.

Note (For Document No. 10) : If any applicant submits only ration card as proof of address, it should be accompanied by 

one more proof of address out of the given categories.


2013  holidays for PASSPORT OFFICE

25/01/2013Prophet Mohammed Birthday (ID-E-MILAD
29/03/2013Good Friday
24/04/2013Mahavir Jayanti
25/05/2013Buddha Purnima
09/09/2013Ganesh Chaturthi
13/10/2013Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)
03/11/2013Diwali (Deepavali)
17/11/2013Gurunanak's Birthday
25/12/2013Christmas Day
Note: Saturday& Sunday are holidays for passport office.

Online Passport Slot Booking


                      A passport is a document, issued by a national government, which certifies the identity and nationality of its holder for the purpose of international travel. The elements of identity contained in all standardized passports include information about the holder, including name, date of birth, gender and place of birth.

Indian Passport

                      The Indian passport is the passport issued to citizens of India. It enables the bearer to travel internationally and serves as proof of Indian citizenship. The Consular Passport & Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, functioning as the central passport organisation, is responsible for issuance of Indian passports to all eligible Indian citizens. Passports are issued from 37 locations across the country and 162 Indian missions abroad.

Types of Passports issued by Passport India

    Ordinary passport (tourist passport, regular passport, passport):

                   Issued to citizens and other nationals, and generally the most-issued type of passport. Sometimes it is possible to have children registered within the ordinary passport of the parent, rendering the passport functionally equal to a family passport.Issued for ordinary travel, such as vacations and business trips (36 or 60 pages)

        Diplomatic passport:

                             Issued to Indian diplomats, top ranking government officials and diplomatic couriers.

            Official passport:

                           Issued to individuals representing the Indian government on official business.

              In addition, select passport offices in India as well as overseas missions are authorised to issue Regular Indo-Bangladesh passports and Indo-Sri Lankan passports, to Indian nationals resident in West Bengal, the North Eastern States, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. These two passports permit travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka only and are not valid for travel to other foreign countries.

              Passport Holder Identity

                             Indian passports have identity information printed on both front and back cover ends. Both of these pages are laminated to prevent modification.

                     The opening cover end contains the following information: 

                            Photo of Passport Holder
                            Signature of the passport holder
                            Type (P)- Stands for "Personal"
                            Country code (IND)
                            Passport number
                            Given names
                            Nationality (Indian)
                            Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
                            Place of birth
                            Place of issue
                            Date of issue (DD/MM/YYYY)
                            Date of expiry (DD/MM/YYYY)

              The information page ends with the Machine Readable Passport Zone.

                    The closing end contains the following information:

                            Name of father/legal guardian
                            Name of mother
                            Name of spouse
                            Old passport no. with date and place of issue
                            File no.

              Passport Note

                            The passports contain a note from the issuing state that is addressed to the authorities of all other states, identifying the bearer as a citizen of that state and requesting that he or she be allowed to pass and be treated according to international norms. The note inside of Indian passports states:
               These are to request and require in in the name of the President of the Republic of India all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance, and to afford him or her, every assistance and protection of which he or she may stand in need.                                                                                                                                                                                          By order of the President of the Republic of India
              The note bearing page is typically stamped and signed by the issuing authority in the name of the President of Republic of India.

              Fees charged for issuing Passport

               The cost of obtaining a standard passport in India(w.e.f. 1st October, 2012):
              • INR1500 - Fresh or Renew passport (36 pages) of 10 years validity.
              • INR2000 - Fresh or Renew passport (60 pages) of 10 years validity.
              • INR3500 - Fresh or Renew passport (36 pages) of 10 years validity under thatkal scheme.
              • INR4000 - Fresh or Renew passport (60 pages) of 10 years validity under thatkal scheme.
              • INR1000 - Fresh passport for minors (below 15 years of Age) of 5 years validity or till the minor attains the age of 18 which ever is earlier.
              • INR3000 - Duplicate passport (36 pages) in lieu of lost, damaged or stolen passport.
              • INR3500 - Duplicate passport (60 pages) in lieu of lost, damaged or stolen passport.
              Indian passports can also be issued outside India, for which fees vary per country.

              New Passport issuance system

                            In September 2007, the Indian Union cabinet approved a new passport issuance system under a project called Passport Seva Project. As per the project, front-end activities of passport issuance, dispatch of passports, online linking with police, Central Printing Unit for centralised printing of passports will be put in place. The new system is aimed at a 'timely, transparent, more accessible and reliable manner' for passport issuance. 

              Passport Offices in India

              There are 37 Regional Passport Offices(RPO) in India. These RPO's will work from Monday to Friday only. They remain closed for Saturday and Sunday.


              Appointment Opening Timings for Different PSK's in India

              Appointment / Slot Booking Timings For Different PSK's in India
                                    Apppointments can be booked by the applicant for the respective PSK's only after the scheduled timings given below. Appointments will be open only after the scheduled timings.