How To Apply For A Passport In India

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Here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply for a passport in India:

  1. Register on the Passport Seva Online Portal: The first step to applying for a passport is to register on the Passport Seva Online Portal (https://portal2.passportindia.gov.in/). You will need to create a user ID and password to register.
  2. Fill the Application Form: Once you have registered, you need to fill the online application form with your personal and contact details, including your name, date of birth, address, educational qualifications, and other relevant information.
  3. Schedule an Appointment: After filling the application form, you need to schedule an appointment at the nearest Passport Seva Kendra or Regional Passport Office. You can choose the date and time of your appointment according to your convenience.
  4. Pay the Fee: You need to pay the passport application fee online through the portal. The fee varies depending on the type of passport you are applying for and the number of pages you require.
  5. Visit the Passport Seva Kendra: On the day of your appointment, you need to visit the Passport Seva Kendra or Regional Passport Office with all the required documents. You will need to carry your original documents, including identity proof, address proof, and date of birth proof, along with their photocopies.
  6. Biometric Data Collection: At the Passport Seva Kendra, your biometric data will be collected, including your fingerprints and photograph.
  7. Track Your Application: After submitting your application, you can track its status online through the Passport Seva Online Portal.
  8. Collect Your Passport: Once your application is processed and approved, you can collect your passport from the Passport Seva Kendra or Regional Passport Office. You will need to carry the acknowledgment receipt and any other documents that may be required for collecting the passport.
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It is important to note that the documents required for a passport may vary depending on the type of passport you are applying for, such as a regular passport, diplomatic passport, or official passport. It is advisable to check the Passport Seva Online Portal or consult a passport agent for more information on the required documents.

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