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List of Documents Required For Passport – Fresh, Tatkal, Reissue, Minor

Documents Required For Passport in India- Fresh, Tatkal, Reissue, Minor. In the previous article, we have given What is Non-ECR Category in Passport? Eligibility & Documents. Today we are discussing what are the documents required for passport application. Passport is a very important document issued by the government of that particular country which certifies the holder’s identity and their citizenship. It entitles the passport holder to travel to and from foreign countries. In order to apply for a passport in India, one has to submit several documents, given below is a list that needs to be submitted in order to avail a passport. A passport is a must when you plan to travel out of your country of residence.

It is an identity card that endorses your legitimate citizenship. Without a valid passport, you will not be allowed to enter any country. Here you’ll find all the essential information you need about rules & regulations regarding passports, including the process for procuring a new passport and renewing an existing one.

List of Documents Required For Passport - Fresh, Tatkal, Reissue, Minor

Documents Required For Fresh Passport Application

General Category – Given below is a list of documents that needs to be submitted in order to apply for a General Passport under different categories

  • Electricity bill with current address
  • Certificate from employer on letterhead with a seal and signature
  • Passport of the spouse
  • Parents’ passport

Age proof – One can submit any of the following documents as age proof for a passport:

  • Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any other office authorized to issue the birth certificate.
  • School leaving certificate/ Secondary school leaving certificate.
  • Certificate is sworn before a magistrate.

Address proof – One of the following documents can be submitted as address proof for Passport.

  • Valid ration card with present address
  • Election ID card with present address
  • Aadhaar card
  • Phone bill with current address
  • Gas connection
  • Bank passport
  • Rental agreement if staying in a rented house
  • Income Tax Assessment order
  • Water bill with current address.

Documents Needed For Passport Application For Minors

It is mandatory to have a separate passport for minors including infants. A number of foreign embassies/consulates are refusing to grant visas if minor’s name is included in the parents’ passport.

Apply with the following additional documents:

a) Fresh application form

b) Proof of residence: Same as for an adult applicant, as detailed above, except that proof of residence of any one of the parents or guardian is acceptable. (Self-attestation by any one of the parents or guardian will do).

c) Proof of date of birth: Two self-attested photocopies of birth certificate issued by a municipal authority or district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths, if born after January 26, 1989 or date of birth certificate from the school last attended or affidavit sworn before a magistrate/notary as per specimen in respect of illiterate applicants.

d) An additional set of ‘Personal Particulars Form’ for each place of residence with a photograph and two self-attested copies of supporting documents, if a minor has not continuously stayed at the present address for the last one year.

e) Seven identical photographs in black and white or color – four pasted on the application in the boxes provided, two pasted on page 5 without signatures and one unsigned on the Passport Application Registration Form (PARF). (Thumb impression will do in case a minor is unable to sign).

f) A demand draft (DD) payable to the Regional Passport Office or Passport Office concerned for an amount prescribed.

g) Two self-attested photocopies of a valid passport, if any, of both parents incorporating their present marital status or two self-attested photocopies of a valid passport of any one of the parents.

h) Two self-attested photocopies of first four pages and last four pages of passport of any one of the parents for ECNR (Emigration Check Not Required) endorsement on a passport.
Affidavit (one original and one self-attested photocopy), as per specimen, by a legal guardian only if parents are not legal guardians.

i) Affidavit (one original and one self-attested photocopy), as per specimen, by two responsible persons who know the legal guardian as well as minor.

j) Affidavit (one original and one self-attested photocopy), as per specimen, in the case of a single parent.

k) Affidavit (one original and one self-attested photocopy), as per specimen, in the case of parents who are separated but not formally divorced.

l) A sworn affidavit (one original and one self-attested photocopy), duly attested by an Indian Embassy/Consulate, in the case of parents residing outside India.

List of Documents Required For Tatkaal Passport

To obtain a passport under the Tatkaal Scheme, a Specimen Verification Certificate and standard affidavit should be submitted along with the Tatkaal fee. All applicants seeking a passport out of turn under the Tatkaal Scheme should submit their application, documentation, color photographs with white or light background with a specific fee. No proof of urgency is required for Out-of-Turn issue of passport. Post Police Verification shall be done in respect of all passports issued under the Tatkaal Scheme.

You can also obtain a passport under Tatkaal Scheme on submission of three documents from the 14 documents mentioned below, provided one of the three documents is a photo identity document and at least one of the three is amongst the documents indicated at (a) to (i). In addition, you need to submit a standard affidavit (Annexure “I”) on non-judicial stamp paper duly attested by a Notary:

Documents Needed for Tatkal Passport :

Listed below are the documents required to apply for a Tatkal Passport

Address proof- One of the following documents can be submitted as address proof for Passport.

  • Valid ration card with present address
  • Election ID card with present address
  • Aadhaar card
  • Phone bill with current address
  • Gas connection
  • Bank passport
  • Rental agreement if staying in a rented house
  • Income Tax Assessment order
  • Water bill with current address
  • Electricity bill with current address
  • Certificate from employer on letterhead with a seal and signature
  • Passport of the spouse
  • Parents’ passport

Age proof- One can submit any of the following documents as age proof for a passport:

  • Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any other office authorized to issue the birth certificate.
  • School leaving certificate/ Secondary school leaving certificate.
  • Certificate sworn before a magistrate.

Documents Required For Lost Passport Application

  • Phone bill with current address
  • Gas connection
  • Bank passport
  • Rental agreement if staying in a rented house
  • Income Tax Assessment order
  • Water bill with current address
  • Electricity bill with current address
  • Certificate from employer on letterhead with a seal and signature
  • Passport of the spouse
  • Parents’ passport

Age proof- One can submit any of the following documents as age proof for a passport:

  • Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any other office authorized to issue the birth certificate.
  • School leaving certificate/ Secondary school leaving certificate.
  • Certificate sworn before a magistrate.
  • An affidavit that gives information about where and how the passport was stolen.
  • Original police report.
  • Self-attested copy of ECR or Non-ECR page.
  • Self-attested copy of validity extension page (in case of short validity passport)

Address proof- One of the following documents can be submitted as address proof for Passport.

  • Valid ration card with present address
  • Election ID card with present address
  • Aadhaar card

Documents Needed For Passport Application For Adopted Children

In case of Adopted Children the following documents are to be furnished:

  • Valid adoption deed registered as per Indian laws
  • In the case of Christians, Muslims and Parsis, a court order granting guardianship and allowing the child to be taken out of the Country.
  • A Copy of the guarantee executed before the Court concerned.

Indian Passport Renewal, Re-issue–Required Documents

Step by Step Process for Indian Passport Renewal / Re-issue:

1. Register Online at Passport Seva Website :

  • The very first step is to register yourself with the Passport Website. All you need to do is go to Passport Seva Website and click on ” New User Register”. You need to select the passport office as per your current residential address and register. You need to enter basic details like Name, date of birth, login ID, password, hint question, and register.
  • The second thing is to activate your account using the email you get and login.
  • After you login, you will see an option called “Apply for Fresh Passport/Reissue of Passport”. Click on that and enter details.

2. Fill Application – What do you need ?

You will be presented with two options to fill out application form, the online system will show as Alternative 1 and Alternative 2. It does not matter what you use, both work the same.

  • Alternative 1: Using PDF form, that can be downloaded and filled offline.
  • Alternative 2: Using Online form that you can fill it then and there itself.

The recommended option is to use the Alternative 1 with PDF form as some details may not be readily available with us and we have to save info, etc. I also prefer the PDF form option as it is very detailed and clear. Either case, it is the same. You will need the below details to complete the form.

  • Your current address details.
  • if you are changing any details like adding Spouse info, their info as per document
  • Most important, you will need two local reference details: Full Name, Address, Phone Number ( mobile and landline is optional ). These are the reference people that you know in the village/ city/town around your area. This is for police verification if required.

If you are using the PDF form option, you will need to enter the city/ village you are in and then hit validate and Save, it will ask you to save a file (XML file) and give it a name. You need to upload that file in the section where you just downloaded the PDF form. All the details will be automatically created, you need to verify before saving as you cannot change the details after this step. Of course, you can change them when you are at passport office if anything wrong.

3. Pay and Book a Slot or Walk –in, Print Application Receipt:

Once your application is created, next step is to check for available slots and then pay for it. There is an option on the website home page to check the slots as well. Anyways, once your application is submitted. you need to select it, for that see below.

  • You will have an option on the left saying ” View Saved / Submitted Applications “. Select the application by clicking on the radio button. Then you will show options with links to them. You need to click on Pay and Schedule Appointment.
  • This will give an option for payment, either online or pay with challan. Usually, it is easy to do it online way. Selected Online Payment
  • Then you will have the option to select the Passport Service Kendra and the time slot. It will show the available time slots options.
  • You can select the same and then you will go for payment page. Where you can select your payment option. I used NetBanking and it was seamless.

If you are eligible for walk-in, you can cancel the appointment and then carry that cancellation page, along with the payment receipt page, you will be allowed to walk-in directly during the respective hours.

Once payment is complete, you will have to print the application receipt and carry that with you on the appointment day. It will have a bar code as well, ensure that is clearly printed and it has the payment confirmation info on it. If you find something wrong in the details, make a note, then you can tell the same at passport service Kendra.

4. How to identify the list of documents for Passport Re-issue or Renewal :

You have a nice step by step guide to help you identify the list of documents that you need for your passport renewal. If you go to the home page and click on Document Advisor for Renewal/re-issue, you will get a form to select options. Based on options it will show the list of documents that you need. These are the documents you will need. NO Additional documents are required. In fact, I called the customer support as well and they said the same list and my experience at Passport Seva Kendra say the same. You do NOT require additional documents. Do NOT listen to others.

List of documents you need to carry for Indian Passport Renewal / Re-issue

You must print out the online form that you printed out with the Application Reference number ( ARN ) and carry with you. It is mandatory to have this document with you.

Original Old Passport that is expiring or expired

Same Address as in your Old Passport:

  • You do NOT need anything other than photocopy of your passport first page, last page and the page with
  • ECNR info. You will do self-attestation ( your own signature)
    You may carry current address proof like a utility bill or Bank statement or Voter card, etc… see below for some of those documents.

Change in Address – Different one from your Old passport address

a) Just like above, first, last and ECNR page photocopy with self-attestation

b) Address proof of change in address – Any one of the below is acceptable.

  • Any one of the Utility bills like Water, Telephone, Electricity Bills – You need at least for 2 months of which one should be of the current year and other should be of the previous year.
  • Proof of gas connection.
  • Ration Card with the address .
  • Bank Statement for 1 year, Passbook of the bank account with the address on it.
  • Any of the cards like Adhar card, Voter ID, etc.

Add Spouse Name, Change:

  • If you would like to add your spouse name, carry original and photocopy of your marriage certificate. It is required. You need a photocopy that needs to be self-attested.
  • If you plan to change any details like names, etc, you need to carry original with photocopy signed by you.

There are other set of documents that you can get off the website. The above are very common ones.

When to go to Passport Seva Kendra ?

If you have got a slot, go at that exact time or 15 min before, no need to go there and sweat. If you are eligible for walk in, you can do that.

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