- Citizens of India can issue Indian passports for traveling internationally.
- It acts as a proof of nationality as Indian.
- You need to fill new passport application form to apply for passport.
- They are of 3 types- regular passports, official passports and diplomatic passports.
- Color of Indian passport’s cover is blue or black.
- Indian passports are printed in either Hindi or English language.
- Opening as well as closing cover of passport contains useful information regarding the identity of an individual.
- It can be issued from 37 places of country.
Procedure to Apply For Online Passport Application:
- You can visit official website of passport which is www.passport.gov.in to apply for online passport application. You can apply only after downloading online passport application form.
- Link to download online passport application form is http://passport.gov.in/cpv/Forms.htm.
Offline Procedure to Get New Passport Application Form:
You can reach in person to obtain new passport application form from concerned passport office of a particular city.
Fee Structure for New Passport Application Form:
- For fresh passports of 36 pages(10years validity)- 1000
- For fresh passports of 60 pages (10years validity)- 1500
- Fresh passports for minors-600
- For duplicate passports of 36 pages- 2500
- For duplicate passports of 60 pages- 3000
Types of Online Passport Application Form:
Three types ofapplication forms are available. You should download a particular type of online passport application according to requirement.
Application 1- You should fill this online passport application form for following reasons.
- If you want to get Fresh passport.
- If you want to replace your old passport
- When your passport has got damaged
- To change name in your old passport.
- Reissue- when your validity of passport has expired. So for this purpose it is required to fill a new passport application form.
- Exhaustion of pages
Application 2- This online passport application form should be filled for following reasons.
- When you need to have a police clearance certificate
- When there is a requirement to include spouse name in old online passport application form.
- Due to some changes in address
- ECR stamp deletion
- Renewal of passport- this is the case when you have made your passport earlier of short term and now you want the validity of passport to get extended. No charge is cost for this service.
Personal Particulars Form
This application form is usedfor police verification purpose.This particular online passport application form can be downloaded and filled separately.