Why is birth certificate required for passport ?

Praveen Praveen
Answered on January 30,2018

Birth certificate is not compulsory for passport. You can submit any one of the following documents as the proof of DOB while submitting the passport application:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate
  • PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department with the DOB of applicant;
  • Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar having the DOB of applicant;
  • Copy of the 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, having his DOB;
  • Driving license
  • Election Photo Identity Card
  • Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the DOB of the holder of the insurance policy

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