Thursday, January 5, 2012

Here in this post we show how to obtain a fresh passport. Ministry of External affairs has recently launched Passport Seva Kendras(PSK) which drastically simplified the overall procedure for obtaining passport. Citizens can now use the new system to obtain a passport within 3 days.

Here is the step by step process to obtain a fresh passport :

There are two ways of applying for fresh passport.
  1. Online form submission.
  2. Procedure for submission at Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs)/Mini Passport Seva Kendras (Mini PSKs)

  • Online Form Submission Procedure
For filling and submitting your application online,you need to be a registered user on the Passport Seva website. To create your user account for online form submission, Register now.

Step 1: Log into your Passport Seva user account. 

Step 2:Select the Apply Passport Online menu option in the left navigation menu.

Step 3: Fill in the required details in the form and submit the form online.

Step 4 (Optional): Upload the required documents using the Upload Document link on the Applicant Home Page. The documents to be uploaded must be self-attested (signed by the applicant) and must be in pdf format.

Step 5: You are required to be present at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Mini Passport Seva Kendra (Mini PSK) along with original documents for completion of the application submission process. Schedule an appointment with the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/ Mini Passport Seva Kendra (Mini PSK) that comes under the jurisdiction of applicant residence.Online appointment is mandatory to walk into PSK for further processing.Only emergency/medical cases may go to PSK without appointment - service will be provided at the discretion of PSK in -charge. You will need to re-submit the application in case the form submission process at PSK is not completed within 3 month of submitting the application online.

  • Steps for form submission at Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Mini Passport Seva Kendra (Mini PSK) (Walk-in)

Step 1: Collect a token from the Token Issuance Counter after showing your filled passport application form and supporting documents along with the originals(original documents not to be attached with application).

Step 2: Wait for your turn in the waiting area till the token number is displayed on the display board. Submit the token, filled application form and self-attested (signed by the applicant) photocopies of the supporting documents to the Citizen Service Executive (CSE) at the service counter displayed with your token number.

Step 3: Complete activities at the counter, such as signing / thumb impression, the print out of the application form, getting your photograph and fingerprints captured, and making fee payment.

Note: Minor applicants below 4 years of age should carry a passport size photograph (on a white background) while visiting Passport Seva Kendra (PSK).

In case you are paying the fee through Credit/ Debit card, only card of self or family member whose details have been mentioned in the passport application form are acceptable. Only Master and Visa Credit/ Debit cards are accepted (This service will be available soon).

Step 4: Collect the fee acknowledgement receipt from the Citizen Service Executive (CSE) (after successful data entry) and go to the Verification counter, when Token number is displayed on the display-board for verification of your application with original documents.All original documents must be produced.

Step 5: Go to the Granting counter, when Token number is displayed on display-board for further processing of your application.

Step 6: Collect the print-out of the final status of your application (acknowledgement letter) at the exit gate.

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