How to get a Passport?

A passport is a travel document, usually issued by a country's government to its citizens, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder primarily for the purpose of international travel. Standard passports may contain information such as the holder's name, place and date of birth, photograph, signature, and other relevant identifying information.

Types of passports

  • Ordinary Passport.

  • Official Passport.

  • Diplomatic Passport.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for Passport are listed below.

  • The applicant should be an Indian citizen.

  • The applicant should be an age of 18 years.

Documents Required

Follow below are the documents required for applying for a passport.

 Minor category

  • The consent of both parents

  • The present address proof document in the name of the parent(s)

  • Carry original and self-attested copies of parent’s passport to Passport Seva Kendra (PSK), in case of parents, possess a passport

  • The minor applicant is eligible for Non-ECR(Emigration Check Not Required) till he/she attains the age of 18 years

 Major Category

  • Water bill

  • Identity Card

  • Landline bill

  • Election ID Card

  • Aadhar card

Apply Online for Passport

Follow the below steps to apply online for a Passport.

  • Visit Passport seva website.

  • Click on "New User Registration".

Passport Seva Online Home

  • If you are an existing user, login with User id and Password. Else, register as new user registration.

Passport Seva Online Login

  • Click on "Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport".

  • Select "Click here to fill the application form online".

  • Enter "State and District".

  • Enter "Passport type".

  • Enter "Applicant details".

Passport Seva Online Application Form

  • After entering details, click on "Next".

  • Enter the required details as prescribed in the application form.

  • Click on "Submit".

Track Status

  • Visit Passport seva website.

  • Click on "Track Application Status".

Passport Seva Online Track Status

  • Enter the required details.

Passport Seva Online Track Application

  • Click on "Track Status".


The validity of the passport is between 5 -10 years.

Processing Time

An applicant can avail of a passport within 30 days.

Helpline Number

The helpline number of Passport Seva is 1800-258-1800.


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