Indian Passport

Documents Required – To get a New Passport, Renew Passport

An Indian Passport is required by citizens of India for International Travel and it serves as a proof of Indian Citizenship as per the Passports Act(1967).

Documents Required for a New Passport

To get a fresh passport you need to furnish proof of address, proof of date of birth and proof of non-ECR*(previously ECNR).

Address Proof – To issue a new Passport

  • Utility Bills – Water Bill, Landline/Postpaid Mobile Bill, Electricity Bill or Proof of Gas Connection
  • Income Tax Assesment Order
  • Voter ID Card or Election Commission Photo ID Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Rent Agreement
  • Passport Copy of Spouse(1st & Last page copies, should list the applicant as spouse and the current address should be same as the address on passport)
  • Photo Passbook of running Bank Account(Check Link)
  • Certificate from Employer(Public Limited Company & should be on letterhead with stamp)

Proof of Date of Birth

  • Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar
  • Voter ID Card or Election Photo Identity Card(EPIC)
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Transfer/Migration/Matriculation Certificate by a recognized school
  • Policy Issued by Public Life Insurance Companies, should have Date of Birth
  • Copy of Service Record/Pay Pension Order signed by authorized personnel
  • Declaration by Head of Orphanage or Child Care on the official letter with date of birth of applicant

Documents required for Non-ECR*

  • Diplomatic Passport Holder – No document required
  • Gazetted Government Servants & their family – ID Certificate, marriage certificate for spouse
  • Everyone with qualification of matriculation & above – Matriculation Certificate
  • Birth Certificate, Education Certificates & Marriage Certificate are the documents to prove you are Non-ECR

Documents Required for a New Passport – For Minors

Proof of Date of Birth – Minor’s Passport

  • Birth Certificate
  • Migration Certificate from School
  • Declaration by Head of Orphanage/Child Care
  • DOB mentioned on Insurance issued by Public Life Insurance Companies
  • Aadhaar Card
  • School/University Mark Sheet

Proof of Address

  • Utility Bills – Water Bill, Landline/Postpaid Mobile Bill, Electricity Bill or Proof of Gas Connection
  • Income Tax Assesment Order
  • Voter ID Card
  • Rent Agreement
  • Parent’s Passport Copy
  • Photo Passbook of a running account
  • Proof of current address in parent’s name.

Documents required for renewal of Passport

Following documents are essential –

  • Old Passport Original
  • Self attested copy of first two and last two pages
  • ECR/Non-ECR Page
  • Page of Observation(if any)
  • Validity Extension Page(if any)
  • Document proof for ECR/non-ECR
  • Proof of present address(if there is a change in address)
  • For any change of date of birth, gender, parents’ name, change of name – appropriate document should be attached.

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Read about how to travel back to India when you have lost your passport abroad.

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https://portal2.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/docAdvisor/attachmentAdvFresh

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