Applying for an Indian passport has become much unchallenging as time has passed. All you need to do is book an appointment online and visit the Passport Seva Kendra on the date of appointment and follow the procedure.
Here we would explain to you how to go through all the procedure and get your passport without a hassle. Following are the steps for applying for an Indian passport–
Open passportindia.gov.in and create an account
The first step is to go to the Passport India government website and create your account on it. By signing up on the site, you will be able to fill your form. After you complete the sign-up form, you will receive an account activation link on your email account. Clicking the link would activate your passport application account.
Remember that there are a lot of other fake websites that can charge you more than the standard fees of an Indian passport. The only official site for applying for an Indian Passport is www.passportindia.gov.in.
Choose the type of service you want
There are numerous options available on the homepage as you sign in to your account. You need to click on the first link that says apply for a fresh or reissue of passport. Afterward, you need to select fill application form online.
You can also download a soft copy of application form and then fill it and then upload it on the website if you do not have a good internet connection.
Now select suitable options
Here you will find choices like fresh or reissue, normal or tatkal, 36 or 60 pages of the booklet. There are a few fees differences when you select different options.
For a fresh passport or reissue of a passport with normal application type and 36 pages of the booklet, you will have to pay Rs 1500.
For a fresh or reissue of a passport with tatkal application type and 36-page booklet, you will have to pay Rs 3500.
With any above condition, if you wish to have 60 pages of the booklet, then you will have to pay an extra amount of Rs 500.
Fill the form now
From here, you will encounter the online form that you need to fill with your correct particulars. You must make sure that all the information that you enter should also match your supporting documents.
In case of any mistakes made in the form, it is vital to inform such errors by yourself at the Passport Seva Kendra you visit on the date of appointment.
Some other points to remember
- Be on time on the date of appointment and carry all the required and mandatory documents with you.
- Be patient when in the queue inside the Passport Seva Kendra. Thousands of people who come to the passport office and all are curious to get their work done. However, there is a token system inside the office that you have to understand. You would have to wait for your token number to show up on display.
- Fees, once you pay online, will not be refunded, so be sure if you want to continue with the options you have selected.
- Cooperate with the staff of the Passport Office.