What is a Passport & How to Apply Passport Online, India
I. What is a Passport
II. How to Apply Passport online
III. How Many Types of Passports
And Ordinary fresh Passport generally issued to Indian Citizens for ordinary travel such as tourist, business & study trips. This passport type generally denoted by “P”which stands as “Personal”. This passport cover will be “Blue” in color and it contains 36 or 60 pages as required with 10 years of validity.
A Passport which has “Maroon” color which is denoted by “D” which stands as “Diplomatic”. Diplomatic Passport generally issued to Top Rank Government Officials, Indian Diplomats, Indian Judiciary, Statutory Authorities, Diplomatic Couriers & any other persons specifically authorized or deputed by Indian Government. Effective September 2007 even bio-metrics system introduced to Diplomatic Passport.
Official Passport generally issued to Non-Gazetted government servants or Indian government officials visiting abroad for official business or any other person specifically authorized by the government of India. Generally this passport is “Grey” in color and denoted by “S”which stands as “Service”.
IV. What are the various passport services a Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) do
The following are the services the Indian Passport Department or Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) will do:
a. Issuance of New Passport
b. Reissuance of Passport
c. Miscellaneous Service
Other Misc. Services apart from above 2 services is Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).
V. Fee Structure to obtain Standard Passport
|Fresh Passport (36 pages) of 10 years validity (including minors between 15 to 18 years of age, who wish to get a 10 years full validity passport)||Rs 1,000/-|
|Fresh Passport (60 pages) of 10 years validity||Rs. 1,500/-|
|Fresh Passport for Minors (below 18 years of Age) of 5 years validity or till the minor attains the age of 18 which ever is earlier.||Rs 600/-|
|Duplicate Passport (36 pages) in lieu of lost, damaged or stolen passport||Rs. 2500/-|
|Duplicate Passport (60 pages) in lieu of lost, damaged or stolen passport||Rs. 3000/-|
|Police Clearance Certificate/ ECNR/Additional Endorsements||Rs.300/-|
|In case of Change of Address, Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Appearance, Spouse Name, Name of Parents/Legal Guardian||Rs.1000/- [Fresh passport booklet will be issued]|
|Within 1-7 days of the date of Application||Rupees 1,500/- plus the passport fee of Rs.1000/-|
|Within 8-14 days of the date of Application||Rupees 1,000/- plus the passport fee of Rs.1000/-|
Replacement of Passport (in lieu of Lost/Damage Passport)
|Within 1-7 days of the date of Application||Rupees 2,500/- plus the duplicate passport fee of Rs.2500/-|
|Within 8-14 days of the date of Application||Rupees 1,500/- plus the duplicate passport fee of Rs.2500/-|
Re-issue cases after expiry of 10 years validity
|Within 3 working days of the date of application||Rupees 1,500/- plus the passport fee of Rs.1000/-|
VI. How to Track Passport Application Online
Passport Application Tracking Online
Note: you can select respective state location given above to track passport status ap.
VII. How many Blank Pages New Indian Passport Contains
|Particulars||No. of Pages||Validity|
|Fresh Passport||36 Pages||10 Years Validity|
|Fresh Passport||60 Pages||10 Years Validity|
|Duplicate Passport in lieu of lost, damaged or stolen||36 Pages||10 Years Validity|
|Duplicate Passport in lieu of lost, damaged or stolen||60 Pages||10 Years Validity|
VIII Passport Seva Kendra Office Contact No.
Passport Seva Kendra Office Contact No
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