22 Jul    Important Documents

A passport is a must when you plan to travel out of your country of residence. It is an identity card that endorses your legitimate citizenship. Without a valid passport, you will not be allowed to enter any country. Here you’ll find all the essential information you need about rules & regulations regarding passports.

Passport is the important document which is very useful in various documentation processes.

Passport can be present for

  1. Address Proof
  2. Date of Birth Proof
  3. Photo Id Proof

Passport as a proof can be use for

  1. Opening of Demat and Trading Account
  2. Investing in Mutual Funds
  3. To buy Life Insurance and various other investment products

First time applicant

Application form is available from the Passport Office (for Rs.10) or the Head Post Office (at same charges). Photocopy of the form is not accepted.

For Online Registration, the applicant has to submit the print outs of the application form along with required documents to the respective passport office in the appointment date and time printed. Apart from this Passport Applications can be submitted at:

  • The counter of the Passport office
  • The Speed Post centers
  • District Passport Cells
  • Passport Collection Centers

An application for a passport may be submitted personally OR through a representative carrying an authority letter.

Documents required:

1. Proof of residence (Attested photo copy):

  • Ration card
  • Voters’ identity card
  • Utility bills – water tax bill or telephone bill or electricity bill
  • Running bank account or income tax assessment order of last three years
  • Appointment letter of reputed companies on letterhead
  • Certificate from Tehsildar or Gram Panchayat/ Sarpanch as proof of residence in a village

2. Proof of date of birth and educational qualifications – any one of the following (Attested photo copy):

  • Birth certificate
  • School certificate
  • In case of illiterate/ semi-literate persons a sworn affidavit is to be attested by a Magistrate, Tehsildar or Sarpanch as per specimen given in the form.

3. Six photographs (black & white or color)

  • Furnish 7 identical photographs (black & white or color) , Size 35mm x 35 mm
  • Frontal view of full face against a light background; photos taken with colored or dark glasses and in uniform are not acceptable
  • 4 photographs pasted on the form and signed across partly on the photo and partly on the form and 2 photographs unsigned to be pasted on page 5 of the application form and one unsigned photograph on the Passport Application Registration Form

Note : All self-attested copies of certificates/documents would be checked against originals at the Passport Office at the time of submission of application.
Copies of certificates/documents sent by post should be attested by a Gazetted Officer.

Please note: The below mentioned information is for Indian citizens only.

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