Things You'll Need
- Old passport in original with self-attested photocopy of its first four and last four pages, including ECR/ECNR page.
- If the old passport was issued when you were a minor or did not have
the ECNR stamp - provide attested copy of matriculation or degree
- Proof of address if different than the one on the old passport.
Acceptable documents include phone, gas, electricity bill, ration card,
spouse or parent's passport copy
- Recent passport size photographs (Three) in colour showing frontal view of full face are required.
Re-issue vs. Renew
A new passport is re-issued (not renewed) when a current passport
(validity of 10 years or more) is 1 year from expiration or it is less
than 3 years after it has expired. A passport issued with a validity of
1-5 years under certain emergency conditions can be renewed at no
additional cost. This article covers the re-issuance of a Passport that
was issued with 10 years or more of validity.
The Application Form
The Application Form for re-issuing a Passport is the same as the one
required for a new Passport. You can get the Application Form from any
Passport Service Center/Office or any Post Office. You can also use the
The application fee for reissue of a passport is the same as a new
application. Passport for Adult (36 page) - Rs. 1000, Passport for Adult
(60 pages) - Rs. 1500 and Passport for a Minor - Rs. 600. It is better
to take extra cash with you when submitting the application as there are
additional fees for Police Clearance Certificate/ECNR Reqd, etc.
Where to Apply
Completed Passport Application Forms with Supporting documents can be
submitted at Passport Offices, District Passport Cells/Collector's
Office/DSP's Office or at Speed Post Centers. Please be sure to note
down the File Reference Number.
How to check status of Application
You can check the status of your application online by providing the file reference number at the Consular and Passport Division Website
- If you have a busy lifestyle and do not wish to waste your time, use
a reputed Travel Agent who can get you a passport quickly for a small
fee. The travel agent will also be able to verify that your
documentation is accurate and sufficient.
- If you have any other questions or situations please use the link
below for the official website of the Indian Passport Division.
In case a person has resided at
more than 1 place in the past 1 year, then a separate Person Particulars
form (part of the Passport Application) needs to be filled out for each
address that he has resided at, for the past 1 year.