Documents Required

General Category- Given below is a list of documents that needs to be submitted in order to apply for a General Passport under different categories

·        Address proof- One of the following documents can be submitted as address proof for Passport.

·        Election ID card with present address

·        Aadhaar card

·        Phone bill with current address

·        Gas connection

·        Bank passport

·        Rental agreement if staying in a rented house

·        Income Tax Assessment order

·        Water bill with current address

·        Electricity bill with current address

·        Certificate from employer on letterhead with a seal and signature

·        Passport of the spouse

·        Parents’ passport

·        Age proof- One can submit any of the following documents as age proof for passport:

·        Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any other office authorized to issue the birth certificate.

·        School leaving certificate/ Secondary school leaving certificate.

·        Certificate sworn before a magistrate.


Listed below are the documents required to apply for a Tatkal passport.

·        Address proof- One of the following documents can be submitted as address proof for Passport.

·        Election ID card with present address

·        Aadhaar card

·        Phone bill with current address

·        Gas connection

·        Bank passport

·        Rental agreement if staying in a rented house

·        Income Tax Assessment order

·        Water bill with current address

·        Electricity bill with current address

·        Certificate from employer on letterhead with a seal and signature

·        Passport of the spouse

·        Parents’ passport

·        Age proof- One can submit any of the following documents as age proof for passport:

·        Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any other office authorized to issue the birth certificate.

·        School leaving certificate/ Secondary school leaving certificate.

·        Certificate sworn before a magistrate.


The following is a list of documents that will have to be provided in order to procure an Official or Diplomatic Passport. One copy of the documents mentioned below will have to submit.

·        Official identity card of the applicant or that of the Head of Office

·        A certificate that has been issued by the Head of Office

·        An Official Request Letter from the Forwarding Officer

·        PMO or Political Clearance Certificate, if needed

·        For existing passport -

·        Official or Diplomatic Passport (in reissue applications) - Original Diplomatic or Official Passport for cancellation. In case this has been kept in the custody of the Ministry of External Affairs, the original Safe Custody or Surrender Certificate will have to be provided. In case this has been cancelled by the Ministry of External Affairs, the Original Cancellation Certificate will have to be provided.

·        Ordinary Passport - Certificate of Safe Custody

·        In case an official is retiring is less than 6 months from the application date, he/she will have to provide an undertaking from his/her office that the Diplomatic or Official Passport will be given to the office as soon as he/she returns.

Applicants must note that the documents must be placed in the order given below -

·        Printed copy of online filled application form

·        Political or PMO clearance

·        Copy of identity card

·        Certificate from the Head of Office

·        Request from a Forwarding Officer

·        Other necessary documents


A passport has to re-issue when one needs a completely new passport. The applicant will receive a new booklet along with a new passport number. Passports are re-issued in cases such as a passport that’s about to expire or has expired, lost passport, stolen passport, exhaustion of pages, damaged or soiled passports, change in personal details.

Listed below are the documents required to apply for the re-issue of the passport in different cases.

Validity due to expiration or expired

·        Original old passport.

·        Self-attested copy of the first and last two pages of the passport.

·        Self-attested copy of ECR or Non-ECR page.

·        Self-attested copy of validity extension page (in case of short validity passport)

Exhaustion of pages

·        Original old passport.

·        Self-attested copy of the first and last two pages of the passport.

·        Self-attested copy of ECR or Non-ECR page.

·        Self-attested copy of validity extension page (in case of short validity passport)


The following documents are required for renewing passport of minors:

·        Old Passport (original). Along with it self-attested copies of the following

·        First and last 2 pages.

·        Non-ECR and ECR page.

·        Page of Observation (if any).

·        Authority and validity extension page (if any).

·        A Declaration confirming the details mentioned in the application about the minor applicant as per: Annexure ‘D’.

·        Original and self-attested copies of the passport of parents.

·        Note – Parents can attest the documents of minor applicants.


An affidavit that gives information about where and how the passport was stolen.

·        Original police report.

·        Self-attested copy of ECR or Non-ECR page.

·        Self-attested copy of validity extension page (in case of short validity passport)

·        Address proof- One of the following documents can be submitted as address proof for Passport.

·        Election ID card with present address

·        Aadhaar card

·        Phone bill with current address

·        Gas connection

·        Bank passport

·        Rental agreement if staying in a rented house

·        Income Tax Assessment order

·        Water bill with current address

·        Electricity bill with current address

·        Certificate from employer on letterhead with a seal and signature

·        Passport of the spouse

·        Parents’ passport

·        Age proof- One can submit any of the following documents as age proof for passport:

·        Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any other office authorized to issue the birth certificate.

·        School leaving certificate/ Secondary school leaving certificate.

·        Certificate sworn before a magistrate.


·        Original old passport.

·        Self-attested copy of the first and last two pages of the passport.

·        Self-attested copy of ECR or Non-ECR page.

·        Self-attested copy of validity extension page (in case of short validity passport).

·        An affidavit that gives information about how the passport got damaged.

·        Age proof

·        Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any other office authorized to issue the birth certificate.

·        School leaving certificate/ Secondary school leaving certificate.

·        Certificate sworn before a magistrate.

Change in Existing Details

·        Original old passport.

·        Self-attested copy of the first and last two pages of the passport.

·        Self-attested copy of ECR or Non-ECR page.

·        Self-attested copy of validity extension page (in case of short validity passport)

·        Any one of the following documents:

·        Attested copy of marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages.

·        A joint affidavit from wife and husband along with a photograph together.

·        Affidavit as per Annexure K.

·        Self-attested photocopy of the spouse's Passport.


A passport is renewed when the validity of the passport needs to be extended. In case of renewal, the passport number will remain the same, only the validity will be changed. Listed below are the documents required in order to apply for a renewal of passport:

·        Original old Passport.

·        Self-attested copy of the first two and last two pages.

·        Self-attested copy of the ECR/Non-ECR page.

·        Self-attested copy of the page of observation, if any, made by Passport Issuing Authority.

·        Self-attested copy of the validity extension page, if any, in respect of short validity passport.

·        Proof of documents which eliminate the cause of issuance of Short Validity Passport (SVP)

Key Points to Remember

·        Minor applicants can present address proof document in the name of parents.

·        If the applicant is submitting only ration card/ election ID card/ Aadhaar Card as address proof, it must be supported with another address proof.

·        If the applicant is born after 26/01/1989 Birth Certificate is mandatory.

·        Annexure H must be submitted if the applicant is a minor.

·        Annexure B&M must be submitted if the applicant is a government employee.