What is the procedure to apply for duplicate passport in case of lost or damaged passport?
To apply for duplicate passport in case of lost or damaged passport, you have to fill the Passport Application form and apply for "Re-issue" of passport. Register through the Passport Seva ... More
I applied for my passport 6 months ago and the police verification is still pending? Should I keep waiting or can I apply in the new system?
The Regional Passport office (RPO) has embarked on a special pendency clearance drive. Please wait for four weeks. If you still do not receive your passport, please visit the Passport Office... More
I want to apply for a passport for my one year old baby. Would Police Verification be done in his/her case also?
If either parent of the minor holds a valid passport with spouse name endorsed, passport will be issued to the minor without any police verification. Original passport of parent(s) should be... More
Can a minor submit his/her deceased parent's passport copy and death certificate to avail NO Police verification?
In the given case the applicant doesn't have to submit the deceased parent's passport copy and death certificate of his/her parents. Following documents have to be submitted: Proof of DOB... More
Is No Police Verification possible in case of change in name of Govt. employees? If yes, what documents are required for passport?
The following documents are required: Issue of fresh passport: In case of change in name of Govt./PSU/statutory body employees, Pre Police Verification (PV) will be done. Post Police Verifi... More
I am a Retired Government official. Can I be issued a passport without Police Verification?
You cannot obtain a passport without police verification. But, if you apply under the Tatkaal scheme or submit "Pension Payment Order", passport can be issued on Post police verification bas... More
Will Police Verification be done for the applicant having Diplomatic/Official passport and applying for ordinary passport while in service?
In the given case, Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees can be issued passport without police verification (PV), if they submit Identity Certificate in original as per Annexure ... More
My father is a Government Employee. Can I be issued passport without police verification ?
Dependent family members of Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees can be issued passport without police verification, if they submit the following additional documents along with... More
For passport application, the file status on the website indicates that my police verification is "incomplete". What does this mean?
The most likely problem is: Your police report says you have been at your current address for less than a year. It is necessary to obtain clearance from all your previous addresses for the ... More
For passport application, the file status on the website indicates that my police verification is "adverse". What does this mean?
The most likely problem is: Your police report says you do not reside at the address given, or that you were not available for police verification. If you feel that the absence was temporar... More
I am an NRI. I lost my Indian passport but I don't have photocopy of the same. What should I do?
Photocopy of the old passport is not a mandatory document to be submitted in case of lost/damaged/stolen passport. It should be produced, if it is available. But you will be required to prod... More
My passport booklet got damaged. I want to go abroad on urgent basis. What should I do?
In case your passport has not been damaged beyond recognition, i.e. passport number is legible, name is legible and photo is intact, then you can apply for re-issue of passport under the Tat... More
I lost my passport and have been sent to India on Emergency Certificate. What are the documents required to issue a new passport?
In case of lost passport, you need to apply for re-issue of passport. Following documents must be submitted along with the application: Proof of Present Address Proof of Date of Birth A... More
I got a message from VM-TCSPSK informing that "Police has submitted Clear report for your previous Address1". What does this means?
As part of passport application, you might have given multiple addresses as you have stayed in multiple locations in last one year. Police has verified one of those location as part of passp... More
My passport got damaged and I am not staying at my native place. Can I get a new passport from my current location ?
Yes, you can get a new passport from your new city. You have to first register in Passport seva website with required details. Then you will be given an option to choose your RPO. Choo... More
In all documents (Aadhar, voter ID, DL) my name is written as “Ravi K”. But on my passport, the initial 'K' is mentioned fully. Does this create any problems?
It might or might not create problem. To be on the safer side, it is better to get your passport reissued with change in your name rather than trying to get your name updated in all other do... More
I have my place of birth different in my Birth certificate and Passport. How to change it in Passport ?
To change the place of birth in the passport, you have to apply for a "Re-issue" of passport and get the specified change done in the personal particulars. You need the following documents ... More
What should I do if my passport is under review at RPO and an objection letter (not SCN) is being there in my passport portal?
If police verification doesnt happen , then you need to wait for some time. Please refer the table below to determine the time required for issuing Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) in var... More
Can I get an Indian passport with just a birth certificate and a caste certificate as address proof ?
Both Birth Certificate and Caste Certificate is not a valid address proof. You cannot get Passport using only these documents. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of age. List of accept... More
What is the difference between an ordinary passport, diplomatic passport, service passport, official passport and special passport ?
Ordinary Passport (Dark Blue) is issued to ordinary citizens for ordinary travel, such as for vacation, study and business trips (36 or 60 pages). It is a "Type P" passport, where ... More