Know the steps to check Passport Status, Login, Registration, Process, Documents, and Fee details from the essential information shared in this article. A Passport is an essential document for a person living in any country. He/she can travel to different countries or on their own according to their travelling requirements. Besides this, a Passport is also helpful as identity proof for the citizen of India.
If you have applied for the passport and are looking for different ways to get it then you are at the right place. We have provided a step-by-step procedure for you to help you know your Passport Status and other required details.
Gone are the days when individuals have to wait in a queue and for longer hours to get their Passports. Online processes have simplified a lot of things for people. Now, the individuals have to simply register and login to the ‘Passport Seva’ portal to book their session.
The important details which are needed at the time of passport registration are date of birth, birth certificate, 10th standard mark sheet and an aadhaar card. All these should be original! It is recommended that the individuals must carry photocopies as well. We will be sharing some of the convenient ways that would help you to get your Passport Status.
Why Passport is an Important Document?
Unlike any other identity card, a Passport is used to prove citizenship of a particular country. Yes, it is a long procedure to make a passport but once you get it, it is very helpful to you! As reported by The Hindu, there are a total of 8, 81, 37, 068 passports have been generated by the Government of India. This statistics is calculated as of May 2022. So, you can observe that there might be more to count to date.
Other than being a flying license, a Passport is also used for identity verification. If you do not have an aadhaar card or voter ID card you can show your Passport. It is because it involves an address and police verification process that already ensures that a person is verified in terms of his/her identity.
Passport Portal Registration
The appropriate way to perform login is by beginning from the registration process to the Government portal. This helps Government employees to keep a record of the list of overall individuals who have created a passport.
Step 1 Go to passportindia.gov.in
Step 2 Now, click on “New User Registration” from the home page
Step 3 You will see the screen as represented in the image above
Step 4 Enter the details as asked
Step 5 Click on the “Register” button
Step 6 You will be successfully registered to the portal
Kindly take a note that website registration is literally important for everyone who wants to have a passport. This authenticates a person who wants to access the website.
Passport Portal Login
For authentication purpose, the Government has secured the Passport Seva website for individuals.
Step 1 Go back to the home screen
Step 2 You can do this by clicking on the “Home” icon from the top of the web page
Step 3 Click on ‘Existing User Login’
Step 4 Enter your Login ID which you have generated just now
Step 5 Now, click on the ‘Continue’ button
Step 6 Congratulations! You have been successfully logged in to the portal
Passport Trouble Logging In
Most of the time it happens that you find it difficult to log in to the portal. There can be server, internet or other issues prevailing at that particular time.
Step 1 Kindly refer to the image above
Step 2 Enter Login ID, date of birth
Step 3 Select one of the two options; Email ID or a hint question
Step 4 After entering all the details, click on ‘Continue’ button
Step 5 Your credentials will be restored, which you can use to login again to the official website
We hope that till now, you have understood the concept of the passport and login/registration process. Further, in the upcoming sections, we will discuss passport registration, required documents, and related aspects.
|An individual who wants to get a passport must read the Passport act and the rules that are available on the leading portal. This will help them to complete the Passport process ethically|
How to Check Passport Status?
Here, we have provided the easy steps for you which will help you to check your Passport Status.
Step 1 Browse @passportindia.gov.in
Step 2 From the home page, move to “Track Application Status”
Step 3 Please refer to the image
Step 4 Select the application type such as RTI, Appeal Application, Passport etc
Step 5 Enter the file number
Step 6 Enter your date of birth
Step 7 There is also an option for the digital calendar for your convenience, so you can use that for entering your date of birth
Step 8 Now, click on “Track Status”
Step 9 Your passport application status will be visible to you on the screen
If you are still baffled about the passport status process then feel free to connect with us. You can simply drop a comment for us here.
Before making an appointment at the Passport Seva Kendra, the applicants have to visit the online site. The individuals have to take the required documents and submit the fees to begin the Passport registration Process. This is an online process in which the individuals have to initially register themselves to the official portal to confirm their appointment. The online registration process saves a lot of time. The best part is you can also pay the fees so that you don’t have to pay during the appointment.
Approximately 65 million Indians have a passport with which they regularly travel to different locations across the country and internationally! A Central Passport Organisation (CPO) is responsible for providing Passport services to Indian citizens. Every city has a passport office that individuals must visit to complete their registration process. There is a long process for getting your Passport! But the two major processes are discussed below.
The foremost process in which the applicants have to collect the required documents and submit them to the Passport office. After applying for the Passport and getting an appointment, the applicants have to visit the Passport Seva Kendra. They have to wait for their turn until they are called by the authorities. Next, they have to go to the counter where the consult person asks for certain details. These include name, date of birth, etc. The same person asks for the documents. We have discussed a list of documents in the upcoming sections. After this, the applicants are asked to wait for some time. Then, they are called by the consult person who checks the documents. They are again asked for some details such as email address, contact number, address etc for verifying the details. After this process, the documents proceed to the senior person who checks the online registered details with the original documents of the applicant. As soon as this process is completed, the nearest police station is allotted to the applicant for further process.
Important: Kindly note that passport creation and updation both are sluggish processes that consume a lot of time. Therefore, an applicant has to be patient till the processes get completed.
Another step for the offline Passport process is the ‘Police Verification’. In this process, the applicants who have registered for the Passport are assigned the closest police station. An on-duty Police officer is given this task to check and confirm the details that an applicant has entered during the passport appointment. The applicants can regularly check their passport status to know when the officer will arrive at their residence. The role of a Police officer is to confirm the details from the neighbourhood and from the family members about the individual who has applied for the passport. After checking all the details, the Police officer sends the confirmation report to the passport office.
Later, the passport is issued by the Passport Seva Kendra authorities to the applicant. A person usually receives the passport within 15 to 30 days or more at their residence or any other shared address.
Required Documents for Passport
Safety and security is the topmost concern for Passport authorities. Thus, they ask you for the original documents during an appointment. They want to make sure that you are a valid citizen of India and that you persist in the correct details
Basic Documents Required
- Birth Certificate or Age Proof
- Residence Proof
- Identity Proof
- Nationality Proof
Other Documents Required
- Passbook of your existing bank account in a photo format
- Mobile, water and electricity bill
- Passport sized photographs
- 10th Standard mark sheet which has a date of birth printed on it
- Gas connection proof
- Photo ID proof (Voter ID card and Aadhaar card)
- Secondary school certificate
- Rent Agreement (if you are staying on rent)
- PAN Card
- Spouse’s passport copy (if they do not have a passport then bring a marriage certificate)
- Employment certificate on the company’s letterhead
The above-mentioned documents must be originals + photostat
Documents Required for Re-issue of Passport
- Original passport
- Prior Intimation Letter
- Self-attested of the first and last two pages. This document will be an ECR/Non-ECR page. You can use a photocopy of it.
- No Objection Certificate
In case, you have missed your passport somewhere then you have to check online for the alternate documents needed. However, the above-listed documents will also work.
|Note: The individuals have to carry their original documents during the process of Passport Seva|
Just like you pay fees to get any online card, identity card, etc you have to pay the required amount to the passport authorities to generate one. You can pay the fees online prior to visiting a passport office. This will save much of your time. This option is most favourable for those people who are generally busy with their regular chores.
Rs. 1500 is the required fee for those individuals who want to make a fresh passport. This figure is the same for those who want to re-issue their passport.
- The booklet will comprise 36 pages
- If you are a regular traveller, then you can select 60 pages booklet for yourself. This option is provided at the time of registration.
- It comes with 10 years of validity
So, after ten years duration, you have re-issue your passport. You have to follow the same procedure as we have discussed in the section below.
- The individuals have to pay for the passport cover
- Charges for receiving SMS and other notifications on email or the mobile number
|This is entirely optional. An individual can pay this amount only if it is required, otherwise, you can ask the passport authorities to avoid it.|
Re-issue of Passport
It is the same process which we have discussed above. The only thing is that the person does not have to register again. They simply have to pay the required amount to get a new passport over the expired one! We have shared the list of documents which are needed by an individual to re-issue the passport in the above sections.
How to Apply for a Passport?
There are several myths about getting your Passport. Some say that it is done online; others say you only have to visit the offline office. But we would like to tell you that the passport application process is conducted both online and offline, both of which are mandatory for an individual to get their Passport. Nothing to worry about if you are a newbie or want to re-issue the Passport, simply follow the steps as provided below.
Step 1 Go to Passport Seva Online Portal
Step 2 Use your Login ID to sign in to the portal
Step 3 Now, click on “Apply for Fresh Passport”
Step 4 Those individuals whose Passport has expired have to click on “Re-issue of Passport”
Step 5 Now, you will see a form in which you have to enter the required details
Step 6 Click on the “Submit” button
Step 7 Navigate to “View Saved or Submitted Applications”
Step 8 The next step is to click on “Pay and Schedule Appointment”
Step 9 Perform the online payment process using the different payment methods available
- SBI Bank Challan
- Net Banking
- Credit or debit card
Here, MasterCard and Visa will work for the credit/debit card option
Step 10 After paying the amount, click on the given option of “Print Application Receipt”
Step 11 This receipt will have ARN (Application Reference Number) or the appointment number
Step 12 The individuals will receive the appointment notification on their respective registered contact numbers. The fee receipt is for their reference only.
The individuals have to later show the SMS to the concerned authorities at the time of appointment for the appointment confirmation at the Passport office.
Offline Passport Collection Process
Now, the online process is completed. Next, you have to begin the offline process.
Step 1 For this, you have to visit the nearest PSK “Passport Seva Kendra” or RPO “Regional Passport Office” where the appointment is booked
Step 2 Carry the required original documents along with the photocopies
Step 3 You must carry your photographs with you
Kindly note that the individuals have to report to the passport office 30 minutes prior to the given appointment time to avoid the last-minute hassle. This will also be helpful in case you forget any documents or to meet the additional requirements.
Passport Seva Helpdesk
It is quite normal for an individual to face a lot of trouble when they are getting their passport for the first time. There is nothing to panic about. If nothing is working right for you, you can connect to the Passport Authorities from the contact details shared below.
Contact Number: 1800-258-1800
In this detailed article, we have covered the necessary information regarding passport status, documents required, login, etc. We have referred to the official website to frame the minor to major information here. You will be amazed to know that there is a Tatkal Scheme available for those individuals who urgently want their passports. The applicants have to pay the fees via cash at the ‘Passport Seva Kendra’. They have to check the details from the online portal. We have shared a direct link to the official portal below.
We would suggest to the applicants that they must thoroughly check the essential details associated with a passport before applying for it. Because it involves several documents and attention to complete the process. There should be no chance of mistakes otherwise an applicant might have to repeat the whole process.
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