Indian Nationals who depart or wish to depart from the Indian Republic must carry a valid passport. Demand for passports in India has risen during the last decade due to the towering economy. Considering the rising demand, the Ministry of External Affairs launched the Passport Seva Portal (PSP) in 2010.
From physical verification carried out by the State Police to the delivery of the Passport undertaken by India Post, the integration of Government staff ensures an efficient and hassle-free process. This article will provide you with all the necessary information on how to apply for a passport.
Following are the necessary documents required for the application for the Indian passport:
For the issue of a fresh passport or reissue of a passport, one is required to fill out the form online via the Passport Seva Portal or offline by directly submitting the form at:
Passport Services provided by the Government of India:
Passport Application form can be filled out either online or offline.
Follow the below procedure to fill out the passport application form via offline mode:
Only applications for fresh passports can be submitted at the above-mentioned centers. These centers will be responsible for collecting the required documents, verification of the same, and payment of the passport fees. Post-payment process, the application will be sent to the Regional Passport Office for further processing such as police verification, printing, lamination, dispatching of documents, etc.
If you want to fill out the passport application form via the online portal, then follow the below steps:
Click on “next” once you have completed the above process.
Submit the form upon completion of the above-mentioned steps
After filling out the form, click on the “Pay and Schedule Appointment” link to schedule the appointment on the "View Saved/submitted application" screen.
Lastly, click on the “Print Application Receipt” link to print out your application receipt.
After completing the entire form-filling procedure, visit the Passport Seva Kendra/Regional Passport Office on the appointed date for further processing.
Applicants are required to make an online payment at Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) and Passport Regional Office (PSO) using any one of the following modes:
Post verification, the applicant will receive the passport in 7 to 14 days.
The process of applying for a Visa can be daunting for people who haven't done it before, so here's a quick guide to get you started. People who want to apply for Visa must do so by visiting the online portal of the Government website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ and then select the For Regular/Paper Visa by Indian Mission/Post option by going to the tab saying so. You will be redirected to a page on which you need to select the “REGULAR/PAPER VISA APPLICATION” option to initiate your form filing process.
Follow the below instructions to ensure you have all of the necessary information to fill out the visa application and schedule an appointment.
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