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Passport Application Online

Applying for a passport can be done online by visiting the official Passport Seva website. The Ministry of External Affairs has now made all passport applications online, so if you’re looking to renew or apply for a fresh passport, you will have to go through the online application process. 

How to apply for a Passport online?

Step 1: Passport Seva log-in 

-Visit the official website of Passport Seva & Click on       the ‘APPLY’ section. 

-If you are an existing user, you can login using the user ID and   password. 

-If you are a first-time user, you will have to register and create an   account. Follow the steps below to register: 

-Click on ‘Register Now’ under the ‘New User’ tab. 

-Enter the login ID & password. Enter the captcha code and click   on  ‘Register’.

Step 2: Choosing the Application Type 

After logging in, you will have to choose the relevant service from the options provided. You can choose to apply for a: 

·         Fresh passport/passport reissue 

·         Diplomatic passport/official passport 

·         Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) 

·         Identity Certificate 

Step 3: Filling the Application Form 

-Filling in the application form can be done online or offline. To fill in       the application form offline, follow the steps given below:  

-Click on the link provided to download the application form in   soft copy. 

-A link to an electronic copy of the following forms will be   displayed. Download the relevant form based on your application   type: 

-Fill in the application e-form and click on the ‘Upload e-form’       link. 

-Upload the filled-in application form. 

-You can also fill in the application form online and submit the same.   You can also partially fill-in the form and complete the process at a       later date. It is advisable to check the form once before submitting it

Step 4: Schedule, Pay & Book the appointment 

After filling in and submitting the form, you will have to schedule an appointment at your nearest Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or relevant passport authority. Booking an appointment can be done as mentioned below: 

-Go to the ‘Applicant Home’ page & click on the ‘View Saved/Submitted Applications’. 

-The submitted application form details will be displayed. Choose   the ARN of the form you have submitted. 

-Pay and Schedule Appointment’ option from the ones provided. 

-Next, choose the mode of payment from among the two provided,   viz. Online payment and Challan payment. 

-Successful payment of the fees will be displayed on the website  post-verification where the applicant can ‘track the payment  status’. An email update is also sent. 

Step 5: Scheduling the appointment

-On “”Pay and Schedule Appointment”” page, select the PSK of your   choice

-Choose a convenient slot from the available dates mentioned. There   the applicant is required to select a PSK based on availability

-Confirm your appointment slot by entering the CAPTCHA code.

-Next select “”Pay and Book the Appointment””

-Application details such ARN, Name, Type of application, amount   that needs to be paid, contact number and the appointment date   will  be displayed

-If you have chosen to pay online, you will be redirected to the   payment gateway

-On successful completion of payment, you will receive confirmation   of the appointment and an appointment number. An SMS with the   details will also be sent. Print a copy of the application receipt. All   PSKs now also accept the SMS for appointment proof.

-In case, multiple payments are made for the same   appointment/application/ARN, the excess amount will be refunded   by the RPO. The passport appointment can be rescheduled twice   within a year from the date of the original appointment. However if   you miss the appointment, You can not reschedule the appointment.