A passport is a travel document issued by a country’s government to its citizens that verifies the identity and nationality of the holder for the purpose of international travel.
Passports are small booklets that typically contain the bearer’s name, place of birth, date of birth, the date of issue, date of expiry, passport number, photo and signature.
You can qualify for Indian citizenship by being born in the country, being born elsewhere but with at least one Indian parent, or by being granted citizenship through a naturalization process. If none of these categories apply you will not be classed as an Indian citizen, and will not be entitled to an Indian passport.
This is the service, allowing you to obtain your passport in a shorter time. It costs twice as much as the standard passport service but is a good option for people who require their passport in a hurry.
Affidavit with details of how a passport got damaged or was lost (Annexure 'L')
No Objection Certificate (Annexure 'M') / Prior Intimation Letter (Annexure 'N')
Current address (proof) / Address Proof / Identity Proof
Police report (FIR)
Semi-literate or literate applicants: Affidavit sworn before a notary stating the place and date of birth (Annexure 'A')
Photocopy of the first and last pages of old passport (ECR/Non-ECR page), if available (optional)
Applicants with confirmed appointments, due to any reason/reasons if you are not able to make the visit on appointment date, you can cancel or reschedule the appointment for 2 times with in that year of first appointment date.
PSK – Passport Service Kendra – is the passport office where you can get information about your passport and apply for either a new passport or renewal of an existing passport. There are dozens of different PSK offices across India.
If you have lost your passport while overseas, or have moved overseas permanently but want to renew an Indian passport, then Indian Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions across the globe can perform the same services as the passport offices in India.
No, the PSK core hours are between 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. They are not open at the weekend, even for urgent issues. Make an appointment online for a time which is most convenient for you.
It’s wise to book your appointment for as soon as you can after filling in your application online. System allows you to select the appointment time which is most suitable, try not to let things slip too long.
You have to attend in person for your passport interview, even if you are ill or if it is very inconvenient for you to do so. You are allowed to bring someone with you for your passport interview if you find it difficult to travel.