Documents required for passport

Getting a passport made is not a very tough task provided if you produce all the correct documents.

Documents required for a new passport

For getting a new passport made the documents that are required are given below.

  • New passport application form
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Address proof
  • Educational qualification certificates photocopy
  • Date of birth proof
  • Notary for tatkal (only for tatkal scheme)
  • An urgency letter for tatkal (only for tatkal scheme)

These documents shall be true to the knowledge of the applicant and must not involve any fraud as this would result in immediate cancellation of the request of a new passport.

Documents required for the renewal of passport

For renewal of passport following documents have to be submitted.

  • Passport renewal application form
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Old passport (if unable to submit should mention the reason)
  • Address proof
  • Educational qualification certificates photocopy
  • Date of birth proof
  • Notary for tatkal (only for tatkal scheme)
  • An urgency letter for tatkal (only for tatkal scheme)

Documents required for duplicate passport

The documents required for duplicate passport are as follows.

  • Duplicate passport application form which is same as new passport application
  • Two passport size photographs
  • The police certificate (FIR) and receipt
  • Address proof (old passport photocopy if available)
  • Educational qualification certificates photocopy
  • Date of birth proof
  • Notary for loss of passport (another notary is required if applying for tatkal)
  • An urgency letter for tatkal

Passport processing time for a new passport

For issue of a new passport it takes about six to eight weeks time. If the passport is applied under the tatkal scheme then the time reduces to one or two weeks.

Passport processing time for a reissued passport

For a reissue of the passport the time taken is around four to six weeks. If the passport has been applied under the tatkal quota then the time reduces to one or two weeks.

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