Apply for Passport
The Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry
of External Affairs is responsible for the issuance of the Indian Passport to Indian
Citizens. Passports are issued to Indian citizens from 30 locations across the country
and 163 Indian missions abroad.
All information pertaining to the issuance of Passports can be availed from the
Central website passport.gov.in. All the Passport offices located in India have an
online Status Enquiry Service, whereby one can check the status of a passport application
by entering the File Reference Number available in the receipt. Applicants can also
avail the facility to submit their grievances online, in case there are any.
How to Apply For a Passport
To apply for a fresh Passport, re–issue
of Passports/ issue of Passports in lieu of lost & damaged Passports and for
miscellaneous services, obtain the relevant Passport Application Form from any of
the Passport Offices or the designated Speed Post centers or any of the designated
outlets in your city. The form can also be downloaded by clicking
Click here for the detailed eligibility
rules and instructions for filling up the form.
The carefully filled up Application Form has to be submitted, along with proof of
residence, proof of date of birth, personal particulars form (if applicable), ‘No
Objection Certificate’ (in case of Government of Public Sector Employees), necessary
affidavits and other supporting documents at any of following locations, under the
jurisdiction of which the applicant is presently residing:
- Across the counter of the Passport
- At the Speed Post centers
- Passport Collection Centers
For further information and details, kindly visit the
Central website of the Passport Office.