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Online application for Indian passport

There are 2 ways to get a passport, either fill in the form and go stand in line after taking a token. There is another way that has been recently introduced, and that is a part online, part standing in line process. What do you need to do ?
Well, if you belong to one of the areas covered by these passport offices, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kozhikode, Ranchi, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Surat, Bhopal, Goa, Malampuram, Srinagar, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Thane, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Nagpur, Trichy, Chennai, Jammu, Patna, Trivandrum, Cochin, Kolkata (Calcutta), Pune or Vizag, then you can apply online for registration at the following link
In addition, you can download some of the affidavits required at this link
Most important of all, refer to this checklist whether you are applying for a fresh passport, or going in for a re-issue or renewal, or applying for a name change or adding spouse name, or applying for a child passport.
Instructions for filling in the form online are available at this link
If you want to apply for a passport under the Tatkal scheme, then refer to this link

Once you have entered in all information, the system will generate a PDF file containing the details you need to fill in. You need to print it, and then enter a few additional details. The printed form will also have the date and time of appointment stamped on it. Paste 3 photographs with the specified size onto the form and then go to the passport office at the time of your appointment with the proofs that you need.

If you find that your passport is not coming in time, then you can contact your regional Regional Passport Officer. The page containing contact information is at this link.

For queries such as whether you need to update your passport if changing address, or ECNR stamp, addition of spouse name, baby passports, difference between re-issue and renewal, change of name in case of divorce, etc, refer to the FAQ’s located at this page.

229 comments to Online application for Indian passport

  • monika

    Dear Sir,
    We applied passport for my 3month old son in the general catagory. It is about 60days since we applied and no passport yet.We live 200km from hyderabad. Can I convert my application to tatkal. Can I SEND a represntative to apply for tatkal on our behalf. Please reply.
    Many thanks,

  • sundar

    hi, my permanent address is in Chennai and i have been staying in Bangalore for about 4 years old passport had expired last year and for renewing it,, i put my permanent address as present address, just becos i don’t have the listed address proof for the current. now my online status shows” adverse police report.,, please give explanation”..what do i do now?

  • Jeet

    Hello Sir,
    I have made one mistake, while filling online application and now I have received the appointment with it. If I carry that document to passport office they will reject it for surely. It is possible for me to fill new online application again and get new appointment.

    Thank you

  • Raaj

    Hello Sir,
    I have missed my appointment date of submission. How can I get net appointment date or do I have to do online registration for passport application form.

    Thank you.

  • sunil.bhatia

    I have applied for renewal of passport on 14 Dec 2010, but till date the status updated on the site is that “Pending for police verification”.
    Can you please confirm, how much time generally took by passport office for the renewal & how should i proceed now -(shall i lodge a compliant with senior authorities)?
    Thnx for help.

  • kumar swamy

    how to rescheduling the passport application appointment in pass port seva kendra

  • Lavanya

    Hi Sir,
    While filling online application form i forgot to mention the door no. Is it possible for me to fill new online application again and get new appointment. i am waiting for your Reply. Thank u….

  • Saurabh Gupta

    How can I make my passport please help me.
    My details is:-
    Name – Saurabh Gupta
    Address – 42/1, Abhay guha road, Liluah, Howrah – 711204.
    Or – 9, Dr, H. K. Chetterjee Lane, Belur math, Howrah – 711202.
    Contect No. – +91 9681174117

    Saurabh Gupta

  • manish

    i opened the passport online form … its showing only save and re-print option at last , i did select the save option , but im not getting anytype of reply till now pls help

  • jagadeeshkumar

    How can I make my passport please help me.
    My details is:-

    my cell no – 9481646462
    Address1-165/4 bhaskar nagar ctp -585412

  • Sowmya

    9620229621 contact this guy for annexure F and any type of PSK appoinments(tatkal and normal),he is really fast and can save you a lot of valuable time. I got my sister’s passport appointment with 3days!

  • susheel bajaj

    i have registered online for passport application and want to apply tatkaal.. can i take the print out of that online application and apply under tatkaal the same without standing in queue…????

  • Mahalakshmi

    Can anyone please tell me how to change the postpone passport appointment date I’ll not be able to report on the mentioned date… Please its urgent….

  • plz cancel my online passport application.itz my humble req 2 u.plzz

  • Kalyani R

    Can SOMEBODY please answer Questions 54 and 81???????

    I face the SAME issues and it is a matter of urgency..!

  • Raja

    why kolkata is not showing on online application form of indian passport???????????????

  • Monika

    i was trying to fill application online ..
    i am from west delhi..
    but have not found delhi passport office and district i chose ghajiabad noida after search of delhi n get appointment ..

    now i am confuse were i have to go i have all d required proves certificate’s

    from noida ghaziabad can apply or i should cancel the appointment

    please tell me how to cancel the appointment or change the date of appointment ..

    reply as soon as possible pleasee

    best regard monika

  • sarbesh kumar jha

    Respected Sir/Mam,

    while i am appling online. in the passport office column delhi is not showing…can you suugest me, how can apply online..

  • mohan

    hi sir
    i have made one mistake,while filling the form.i given both present and permanent address was same.but last two years i studied in another the time of police inquiry,the police officer mentioned in the document as “this candidate not living in present address from past one year”.
    now the passport application status showing “police verification incomplete ,case being examined”.please tell me the procedure for over come this problem.
    is there any possibility for cancelling the application and reapplying for new passport.

    thank you sir,

  • Vishal Makhija

    Sir i am living in JAIPUR city so in onlone passport registration form in passport office their are many offices are their but their is no office & district for jaipur city so what can i do for this please reply to my mail.

  • ela gupta

    I want to how to make passport on raipur, chattisgarh for my sons and myself.

  • Hi

    I want to apply for Indian Passport for my 2 Yrs old son who is in India and i came to Egypt for my job. Is it possible for me to apply for his passport without my original passport there with my wife. Thaugh my wife is having her original passport with her and photo copy of my passport there. Pls confirm me soon since i need to call my family here.

    Sandeep Nimodia

  • divyank

    Sir i am living in JAIPUR city so in online passport registration form in passport office their are many offices are their but their is no office & district for jaipur city so what can i do for this please reply to my mail.

  • mohit

    sir i wapt to apply for online passport application for jaipur office.but there is no office for jaipur in paasport office what should i do now.plz reply as soon as possible.

  • ance

    sir i made mistakes while filling the applictn form for i want to change some to take an appointment for next correction.plz give me a reply as soon as possible.

  • abinaya

    hi chennai is not given in the drop down box in the online registration link that you gave, why have they made the web page like this !!!!

  • uareastar

    Dear All,
    Since 1 month I am unable to get an online appointment. The Passport Mela is dangerous for Senior Citizens because of the rush. NO water or toilet facilities there so decided to hold back for online appointments.
    I recently visited the RPO Koramangala and found that emails regarding the online portal can be sent to the below email addresses. People could you please collectively send all your greviences to the below officers? (incharge of as part of TCS project)

    Please blast them with emails regarding all the problem with the appoinment system.

  • naveenta

    hi sir,
    i want to cancel my online tatkal passport application so plz help me how can do this.


    My problem is I cannot get an appointment at the Kolkata PSK. I always get a notice to try after 3pm. I have tried at 2,3 pm/ 11am ….. but to no avail.
    My online application no is :13-1004217365. Thanking you.

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