The process of obtaining a passport in India involves several steps, and it is important to have all the necessary documents and information ready before starting the application. Here is a more detailed breakdown of the process:
1. Filling out the online application form: This can be done on the official website of the Ministry of External Affairs. the website is given as follows https://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/welcomeLink#
2. The form requires personal information, such as name, date of birth, address, occupation along with documents.
3. Scheduling an Appointment: After submitting the online application, the applicant must book an appointment at the nearest Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or Regional Passport Office (RPO). Appointments can be scheduled through the official website or through the Passport Seva App.
4. After booking appointment you have t reach to your passport seva kendra(PSK) on time and submit your original documents and some photocopies.
4. Document Submission: On the day of the appointment, the applicant must submit the required documents and biometrics at the PSK/RPO. The documents required may vary depending on the type of passport (ordinary or official/diplomatic) and the applicant's personal circumstances. However, some of the common documents required are:
Proof of address (Aadhaar card, voter ID, etc.)
Proof of date of birth (birth certificate, school leaving certificate, etc.)
Recent passport-size photographs
Police clearance certificate (if required)
5. Fees Payment: The applicant must pay the applicable fee for the passport. The fee can be paid online or in person at the PSK/RPO.
6. Processing and Delivery: After the documents have been submitted and the fee has been paid, the passport will be processed. The processing time may vary depending on the workload and availability of the staff. Once the passport is ready, it will be delivered to the applicant's address through Speed post.
It's also important to note that a passport application can be rejected for various reasons, such as:
Incomplete or incorrect information on the application form
Inadequate or incorrect documents
Errors or discrepancies in the biometric data
Pending criminal cases or legal proceedings
Unclear or blurred photographs
Therefore, it's important to make sure all the information and documents provided are correct and up-to-date, to avoid any delay or rejection of the application.