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.