Is a birth certificate required for the re-issue of a passport with a correction in DOB?

Manu Manu
Answered on September 01,2019

Any of the following documents can be used as proof of Date of Birth.

  1. Birth Certificate issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Municipal Corporation or any other prescribed authority,whosoever has been empowered under the Registration of Birth and Deaths Act, 1969 to register the birth of a child born in India

  2. Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate issued by the school last attended/recognised educational board

  3. Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the DOB of the holder of the insurance policy

  4. Copy of an extract of the service record of the applicant (only in respect of Government servants) or the Pay Pension Order (in respect of retired Government Servants), duly attested/certified by the officer/in-charge of the Administration of the concerned Ministry/Department of the applicant

  5. Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar

  6. Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India

  7. PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department

  8. Driving License issued by the Transport department of concerned state Government

  9. A declaration given by the Head of the Orphanage/Child Care Home on their official letter head of the organization confirming the DOB of the applicant


  • Documents mentioned in point 4 to 8 are acceptable as proof of Date of Birth only if it has the precise Date of Birth of the applicant.
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