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Guide to Indian Passport Renewal/ Re-issue – Documents, Process

Applying for Indian passport used to be a complicated process in the past and mostly done with the help of agents. But, things have changed in past few years with good process and technology. You do not need an agent anymore and can do it everything on your own. We cover the entire process end to end and also have user experiences too.

Indian Passport Renewal vs Re-Issue

“Renewal and Re-issue are used interchangeably by many. But, there is subtle difference. The term renewal is used, if you have a passport with Short Validity Passport (SVP) and you are applying for extending the same. In that case, you will still be getting a new book. Unlike, Re-issue relates to exhaustion of pages or passport reaching the end of 10 year validity. The term renewal and re-issue are used interchangeably in the below article for easy understanding. The process is same, so nothing to worry.

When can you Renew or Re-issue Indian Passport ?

You can renew or re-issue your Indian passport up to 1 year before the expiration of the passport. If you are a student, you can get re-issue of your passport within two years of expiry by selecting reason ” Validity expired within 3 years/ Due to expire”. You can also renew or get re-issue of passport, if you meet any of the below :

  • Your personal details changed like name, martial status, etc.
  • Your passport expired already within last 3 years or before
  • Your passport pages are completely full and no pages left
  • Your passport is damaged or you lost the same.

Passport Document Advisor : Indian Passport Website has a document advisor, that clearly tells the required documents, you should enter your details, to get the list of documents required before you begin to process, so that you do not end up in panic after registering. You can access it at Passport India Document Advisor

Below is the step by step guide to get Indian Passport re-issue or renewed.

Step 1 :  Register Online Account at Passport Website

Since the paper based forms are eliminated, you need to fill Indian passport application online. Below are the details.

  • The very first step is to register yourself with the Passport Website. All you need to do is go to Passport Seva Website and click on ” New User Registration”.
  • You will be asked to fill basic details and email ID. This will be used to login and fill the passport application form. You can choose the passport office based on where you currently live now.
  • The second thing is to activate your account using the email you get and login.
  • After you login, you will see an option called “Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport”.  Click on that and enter details.
  • Can Submit Passport Application Anywhere : Since June 2018, as per new guidance, you can apply for passport anywhere in India. You do not have to do it in the same state of your residence. There is a dropdown in the account creation page, you are free to choose the location where you are

Step 2 :  Fill Passport Application Online

After you activate your account and login, you will be presented with two options to fill out application form, the online system will show as Alternative 1 and Alternative 2 . It does not matter what you use, both work the same.

  • Alternative 1  : Using Online form to fill the application online. You will need internet.
  • Alternative 2 : Using PDF form. You download the form, fill it out and then upload it.

The recommended option is to use the Alternative 2 with PDF form as some details may not be readily available with us and we have to save info, etc. I also prefer the PDF form option as it is very detailed and clear. Either case, it is the same. You will need the below details to complete the form.

  • Your current address details and other details that are already in your previous passport.
  • You need to enter Emergency Contact Details like Name, phone number and email.
  • If you are changing any details like adding Spouse info, their info as per document

If you are using the PDF form option, you will need to fill all the mandatory fill and then hit validate and Save, it will ask you to save a file (XML file) and give it a name.

You need to upload that file in the section where you just downloaded the PDF form. All the details will be automatically created, you need to verify before saving as you cannot change the details after this step. Of course, you can change them when you are at passport office, if anything wrong.

Step 3 :   Pay and Book a Slot or Walk –in, Print Application Receipt :

Once your application is created, next step is to check for available slots and then pay for it.  There is an option on the website home page to check the slots as well or you can go to Check Appointment Availability. Anyways, once your application is submitted. you need to select it, for that see below.

  • You will have an option on the left saying ” View Saved / Submitted Applications “.  Select the application by clicking on radio button. Then you will show options with links to them. You need to click on Pay and Schedule Appointment. 
  • This will give option for payment, either online or pay with challan. Usually, it is easy to do it online way. Selected Online Payment
  • Then you will have option to select the Passport Service Kendra and the time slot. It will show the available time slots options.
  • You can select the same and then you will go for payment page. Where you can select your payment option. I used NetBanking and it was seamless.

If you are eligible for walk-in, you can cancel the appointment and then carry that cancellation page, along with the payment receipt page, you will be allowed to walk-in directly during the respective hours.

Once payment is complete, you will have to print the application receipt and carry that with you on the appointment day. It will have a bar code as well, ensure that is clearly printed and it has the payment confirmation info on it. If you find something wrong in the details, make a note, then you can tell the same at passport service kendra.

Step 4 : Documents List for Passport Re-issue or Renewal

You have a nice step by step guide to help you identify the list of documents that you need for your passport renewal. If you go to the home page and click on Document Advisor for renewal / re-issue , you will get a form to select options. Based on options it will show the list of documents that you need.  These are the documents you will need. NO Additional documents are required. In fact, I called the customer support as well and they said the same list and my experience at Passport Seva Kendra says the same.  You do NOT require additional documents.  Do NOT listen to others.

Indian Passport Renewal Documents Checklist

Below are the typical documents that you need to carry to the passport office, depending on your situation.

  •  You must print out the online form that you printed out with the Application Reference number ( ARN ) and carry with you. It is mandatory to have this document with you.
  • Original Old Passport that is expiring or expired
  • Same Address as in your Old Passport :
    • You do NOT need anything other than photo copy of your passport first page, last page and the page with ECNR info. You will do self-attestation ( your own signature)
    • You may carry current address proof like a utility bill or Bank statement or Voter card, etc… see below for some of those documents.
  • Change in Address – Different one from your Old passport address
    • Just like above,  first, last and ECNR page photo copy with self attestation
    • Address proof of change in address – Any one of the below is acceptable.
      • Any one of the  Utility bills like Water, Telephone, Electricity Bills –  You need at least for 2 months  of which one should be of current year and other should be of previous year.
      • Proof of gas connection. If you are submitting utility gas bill, PSK will ask for two of those from past two months. Make sure you carry two of them. This was shared by our reader Karthik.
      • Ration Card with address .
      • Bank Statement  for 1 year, Passbook of the bank account with address on it.
      • Any of the cards like Aadhar card, Voter ID, etc.
  • Add Spouse Name, Change
    • If you would like to add your spouse name, carry original and photo copy of your marriage certificate. It is required. You need a photo copy that needs to be self attested.
    • If you plan to change any details like names, etc, you need to carry original with photo copy signed by you.

There may be other set of documents that you may be asked from the website, if some exceptions for your case. That’s why always check passportwebsite.

Step 5 :  Go to Passport Office (PSK) for Appointment

If you have got a slot, go at that exact time or 15 min before, no need to go there and wait outside.  If you are eligible for walk in, you can do that.  The process at PSK is very straightforward and they have clear steps for the process. For process at PSK, read Process at a Passport Seva Kendra and some key pointers .

Indian Passport Renewal Experiences

Below are real experiences shared by our readers A G Bhat,  in Bangalore and Mrinal from Mumbai. Thanks to them for sharing his experience. Also, we have many other experiences in the comments, do check them out.

Passport Re-issue Experience at Mumbai

I had my Indian Passport renewal today in Mumbai(Andheri PSK) as my passport was expiring within 1yr. Got appointment for 9.15AM IST and was asked to report at 9am. (Under Regular processing) . Process was very smooth and straightforward and I was complete in 1hr time (primarily due to preparation and early slot).

Passport Re-issue Process at Mumbai

1. I had actually downloaded the PDF first and filled it and kept so that any trials errors needed were done on that.
2. I was having minor difficulty uploading it probably because i renamed etc. However I used the filled PDF as entry for Online application (Which also can be saved and filled over multiple attempts like for any college /visa application).
3. The form was submitted.
4. I have just moved back from US so I wrote my current Indian address which was also in my Aadhaar card . Mentioned US address for previous in last 1yr stay without state or county.
5. I had even uploaded PDF copy of all documents though not sure if it was any help today.
6. Paid online and booked appointment

Documents Required On Passport Appointment Day

1. Originals: Passport(old), Aadhaar (both top and bottom part: for Address proof and ECNR), 10th Marks card (for ECNR)
2. Copy of first 2 pages, last 2 pages and Page number 2 of passport which would either not mention anything or ECR. ( I had not taken page 2 and was asked to take photocopy at Passport Seva Kendra)
3. Copy of 10th marks card and Aadhar both top and bottom part. ( Had not taken copy of top part and had to take at PSK.)

Process at PSK for Passport Re-issue

At the PSK try to reach early for your reporting time. The entry is not based on sequence number assigned but based on your arrival for your reporting time. Once you enter, the originals, photocopy and application receipt are checked once and after all documents are confirmed you are asked to wait till they generate token number. After token number is generated you are asked to go inside and wait for 1st step in A counter.

At the A counter documents are scanned, photo taken, biometrics verified and signatures taken. Also they check if you want to enroll in Mobile Seva(Sms updates for Rs 40). If yes you pay in cash exact amount. Once done you are asked to goto B counter.

At B Verification Officer (VO) validates the entries again and puts his ticks & sign in the application. Once B is complete, one proceeds to C counter for Granting Officers approval who again verifies documents and stamps both the old passport ( Cancel & returned) and approval stamp for application,

Once that is done you are asked to proceed to exit counter where you are given acknowledgement receipt and asked to fill feedback form. The acknowledgement ideally mentions your passport approved post police verification.

Passport Renewal Experience  at Bangalore

My passport had expired three months back. I read the articles in this site and understood the procedure to be followed. After understanding the same clearly, I applied online and selected the slot at Bengaluru (Lalbhag) PSK. I applied on a Saturday and slot was available for very next Monday. However, I opted for a slot on Wednesday which I got. So there was no necessity for me to cancel the same and go for “walk in”. On Wednesday, my time was at 10.45 AM and I went there exactly at 10.30AM.

The process at PSK was exactly the same the Hyderabad PSK explained in this site. Courteous people, proper guidance at every stage, no confusion at all and no hassles. After successfully finishing the entire process I came out from PSK at 11.15AM, in just 30 minutes for whole process. I gave my feedback as “Excellent” for the service but I feel that this is too less a grade. World class experience indeed. Thanks to the vision of the External Affairs Department of Govt of India. And my thanks to all concerned, from Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister to TCS and every one in the PSK.

Along with my wife also had applied for re issue of her Passport. We both selected the same slot and went inside together and we both came out together. She could not believe that such things can happen in our country.

Common FAQs

Do I need an agent  for Passport Renewal ?  Any value ?

In the past, there were few things that were not clear. Now, with online process and outsourcing the process is fully online and no need for agent. You can do everything on your own.

How long does it take for Passport Renewal ?

It usually takes anywhere from 10 days or so to 30 days. In many cases with the new system, many were able to get passport within 10 days. But, if there are some delays in police verification or other things, it can take time.

Delays with Passport – More than 30 days – What can I do ?

If for some reason, there are delays, you can reach out to Regional Passport Officer and take it from there. You can check RPO Process to Speed up Indian Passport Processing

How do I know if I am ECR vs Non-ECR Category ?

If you have passed 10th, then you are Non-ECR category. You can read complete details at ECR vs. ECNR(non-ECR) Indian passport Differences

Also, if you are an NRI, not living in India and plan to renew passport during your visit to India, check out Process for NRI to renew passport in India 


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  1. Sir
    My daughter aged 16 years have been issued a passport for 10 years with ECR checked.Will she have to get new passport in order to delete the ECR status .She will be getting her class 10th marksheet in june’14.What is procedure for deletion in case a re-issue passport is not applied ?.

    • I had a similar case, my ecnr stamp was only valid till I turned 18, reason for this is that for minors, if parents are citizens and have ecnr the minor child gets it. So, on turning 18 I went to the passport office for addition of ecnr stamp. The previous ecnr page was cancelled and on a new page the ecnr was restamped. For this you will have to apply for reissue and select addition of ecnr. See the document advisor on the website, but according to me the main thing needed would be her birth certificate and marksheet of 10th std….

  2. It totally depends upon once’s experience. My passport was issued from bangalore when I was doing engineering from there. I went to change address with Voter ID(Proof for my current address) and all other necessary documents. The verification officer told me to get 1 additional address proof apart from Voter ID as it can be fake(I was surprised with the point he made as I din’t expect this kind of comment from government official) and when I argued that on your site Voter ID is given as sufficient address proof he told me ” Are you the verification officer or me?”. Then I had to leave so called “Seva Kendra” with my cancelled passport and now I am trying to get one additional address proof 🙁

  3. My son’s passport (16)years has to renewed.
    He is in a boarding school in bangalore and we parents are in kenya.
    His passport address is different as we moved out from that place.
    Can I apply in bangalore based on school address..
    What all the documents needed.

  4. I need Immediate help Regarding to get my passport..
    Police verification has been done n its been 20days n still d status is suggesting that passport printing in progress..
    But I need my passport immediately as I need to attend newyear in Thailand wer my friends hav invited me…
    Can ah email frm d person in Thailand is enough to show in passport seva
    To get the passport immediately…..
    Plz can ans tis n help as im in hurry.

  5. please explain about the verification process.. because the police officer who called me to tell me that he would be coming to my place for verification told me to get my documents ready….i asked him what documents … he said some affidavits…he was in a hurry… i guess so… so i couldn’t ask him more…
    please help.

  6. hi
    i have birth certificate name as ARJUN DJ
    sslc marks card name AS ARJUN DJ
    and in all proofs my name is ARJUN D JAYASIMHA.
    so is der any problems will happen>?
    hdfc bank account-ARJUN D JAYASIMHA
    employee HR letter-ARJUN D JAYASIMHA
    can i get passport by dese documents??

    • I have a friend whose father had the same problem. Solution is to just make an affidavit stating that both these names belong to the same person.

  7. Hi! I’ve applied re-issue of passport for my 7 Yrs. old child due to passport expiry(expired on Oct2012) @ PSK Tambaram, Chennai on 10/02/2014.

    Status Tracker still showing as on 22/02/14 “Passport application has been granted to applicant on 10/02/2014. Your application is under processing. You would receive an e-mail/sms once the passport is dispatched.”

    How long it’ll take to get the passport on hand? Please reply based on your experiences/awareness. Thanks!

  8. My permanent address in Delhi and I live in Bangalore.
    Having problem with address proof.

    I work in a private company, so I cannot give HR letter for address proof.
    My accounts are in private banks so I cannot give account statement.
    My voter ID card has my permanent address.
    I don’t have an AADHAR

    Any ideas?

  9. Hey

    I need to change my particulars (surname is blank). By mistake I had given my full name as Given name and my surname is blank. I need to correct that information. I am going to apply it under tatkal renew process. I see in the website that I need annexure E apart from my passport photocopy. But I am not sure that I only need only these two documents. Can you provide any number from where I can verify it? One more thing do I need to book any slot for appointment?

  10. Hi ,

    My passport got expired in 2009. Based on the above discussion, i have to go for re-issue of the passport. But i am having some issues regarding the documents.,

    1.Earlier passport was issued for HYDERBAD. Now I am staying in bangalore for the past 6 years. So, do i need to re-apply for passport in bangalore or in hydarabad(because in old passport the address was in andhra pradesh).

    2. If need to apply in bangalore, what are all the documents required to re-apply for new passport.


    This is regarding SPOUSE name add into wifes passport. Hope this is called RE Issue passport.

    Presently I am staying in Bangalore. But my wife and my self passports are issued in HYDERABAD location with our permanent address ( Guntur).

    While register my name in the passportindia.gov.in , while register what is the passport office can I select ( Is it bangalore or Hyderabad ) and Any option for Tatkal for Re- issue passport ( Addition Spouse name).

    Can you please explain the steps how to best way to go and get immediately.

    Thanks and Regards,
    S. Nagaraju

  11. Hi Sir,

    I’m looking to apply fresh passport in Bangalore, Could u let me know if the below Documents are fine for passport appointment

    Since my permanent address is Andhra, I’m using AAdhar as permanent address proof

    Local Address :
    My Company HR letter

    DOB Proof :
    My Engineering Certificate
    (is it must to submit my SSC certificate as DOB proof, Since there was a letter missing in my SSC certificate, i dont wait to submit SSC Cert, is it fine ? And i case if this is Mandi document to submit what should i do )

  12. Hi..My passport is going to expire in 15th Jan 2014.My passport has been issued from Lucknow.Currently I am working in Kolkata.Can I apply for renewal from Kolkata passport office.I believe they call for physical presence in office..I am not in condition to go to Lucknow till feb14.
    Please can you guide me the correct process.

    • You can apply at Kolkata office providef you have address proof stateing you are residing at kolkatta for one year.if not write ur kolkatta address and lucknow add as ur previous address

  13. Hello Sir,

    I am residing outside India and my wife and son who is 4 years oldare in India for a short while at present. My son was born outside india and has indian passport which is due to expire in 4 months. I am willing to get his passport re-issued in tatkal in ahmedabad. Do I need the Verification certificate from IAS or others for tatkal? also do the PO need my original passport as I am outside India or only my wife’s passport is needed in original? Which annexure to sign by my wife.

    Thanks in advance

  14. Dear sir,

    My passport is expiry i want to renewal my passport, in mumbai which office shall i go to renewal the passport required contact no. and address, and what document we should submit. thank u

  15. I had to apply for re-issuance of my passport. Unfortunately, I hail from New Delhi but in the year 2000 I immigrated to Australia on a permanent residency. I have been living in Mumbai on a work related project for 4 years now and at the same address too. However, during the police verification, the visiting officer simply refused to give me the clearance.
    He asked me for my birth certificate, but I don’t have that as it has been submitted to the centralized (national) department in Sydney. He asked for a no objection certificate from my flat owner (since I am a tenant) but my owner flatly refused to give me one. The society where I stay had been kind enough to issue me an NOC for my passport issue, but that didn’t seem to satisfy the cop. My residency visa is still valid and my passport expires in November, yet I am being put through this.

    I’ve been trying to find the exact criteria the visiting police officials have to follow, however, neither does the Passport Seva website nor does any other website on Google have this information. How come there are no defined rules for permanent visa holders? Also, just because a person is living as a tenant, is he not entitled to a passport? Why is it important to take an NOC of my flat owner when my permanent address is that of Sydney?

    Please advice…

  16. my daughter is 17. We need reissuuance of passport for her passport getting expired soon. Do i need any documents like affedavit? We both her parents hold 10yrs passport and there is no change in address.

  17. I want to renew my passport immediately ,but there is no way to get it on urgent basis for NRI . I have already applied on line but waiting to get a date of appointment no .

  18. sir in our family they do not issue the married certificate so what is a procedure to renewal a pass port affidavit is accepted or not sir
    rply soon sir thank u

  19. after reissue of my passport i was called from local police for verification than i went & signed again i was called & asked for the reference person to sign is this process is must for reissue also because i was in same native more than 40years also with the earlier passport i had travel abroad several times .kindly clear us.

  20. I want to have paassport for my two minor children .My huband may refuse to sign the aaplication form . Any alternative solution.

    • In this case you would have to take annexure ‘G’ along with you, other then the address proof and identity proof for both the kids.
      Annexure G – https://portal1.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/AnnexureG.pdf

  21. I want to renew my existing passport which will expired in next 9 months,please help me how i need to do that..

    Thanks in advance


  22. Folks,

    Just wanted to share my experience of applying for re-issue of my daughters passport.

    Background: Daughters first passport acquired when she was below 1 year, so it would have expired before the three year term of H1b. Moved into my own house in between so address has changed.

    For re-issue based on expiry, MEA takes in application only within 12 months prior to expiry, so used change of address as the reason.

    Document used:
    1. Daughter’s Adhaar card(Finally turned out to be a good decision to get it)
    2. Gas connection in my name
    3. My bank statement

    Walked-in at PSK by 9:30am , process completed in 45 minutes!

    Passport applied in tatkal scheme.* When I asked about police verification, the MEA officer said “For child no verification required”.

    Status in the evening: Passport printed, would receive SMS when it is dispatched.
    As per MEA officer: Passport should come in 4 days.

    *TCS guy initially changed it to regular, but I proded him and then he asked for any proof that i have been at the new address for atleast a year, then i offered him the bank statement(even that was for Oct 2012). So if you are applying for Tatkal and TCS guy(first counter) feels differently try to check the options. BUT DON’T try this with MEA people(second and third screening) as they are govt babu’s and it would backfire!

  23. Hi

    I need to change my address in my passport. Currently i am working in Pune and i want my permanent home address in my passport. i got the exact procedure, thanks to your blog.
    My home town is in Jammu and its not feasible for me to travel from Pune to Jammu currently.

    if i fill the application online and provide all the documents properly attested by me, can my brother walk-in the on my behalf or my presence is mandatory in passport office at time of appointment ??

    Please advise.

    • It will not work as photo of applicant(except minor) is taken at the PSK. It has to be applied in person.(As far as I know)

    • my passport to be expired after four month existing passport surname not mention. iwant reissued passport same name as previous passport with change of address. my new address id surname included pl. advise

      sudesh chander soni

  24. My passport was expired last 21 st september 2007 Now I want to renew my passport so, please suggest me what to do for passport renewal.
    Boodida Rajasekhar

  25. My passport was expired last 27 April 2004. Now I want to renew my passport so I want, please suggest me what to do for passport renewal.
    Brijesh kumar

  26. My passport has expired yr 2004 i haven’t applied for the renewal , pl kindly give the detailed procedures for the renewal of my passport.

  27. Hello all,
    Passport validity till to complete October 2013 (10 years Completed), Please suggest the process that have to renew? Passport region is chennai…

  28. Hi. Iamliving mumbai my passport is expired on 22.07.2013,now i want to further renew and also my address has been change. pl.guide?

  29. Hi all
    I need to apply for reissue of my passport with 4 months validity left over, would any one here know how long does it take to reissue. Actually I am in a rush need to get it done in 2 weeks


    • it will take about 1 month for re-issue.
      the services provided are subjected to appointment.
      it took me 10 days to get an appointment and my application was processed on 2nd of this month and status tells me that its in printing progress, so i guess its another 7 working days before i receive mine.
      if you want to hurry the application up, you may apply under tatkal section but be sure of the annexure f and annexure i required along with it, when i applied i had put the annexure f of a first class judicial magistrate but it failed to work as he was from a different district.

  30. hai sir may neme is kaluram jat may passporat is expaird 09-11-2013 i want renawal 07-11 -2013 cane i dou and i have same adrass what doucmant need i need tatcall may companey give me onley 15 day of plees give me sajson

  31. hai ,this is radha from karnataka i need some clarification i want to apply for a new passport and i am staying in the same address since 8 years but my address proof contains my name without initials and i am studying BE finar year i am giving bonafied cerificate from college and bank account which was opened 6 months back and residential certificate from tahasildaar as address proof is it enof…

  32. Hello there,

    I want to renew my passport.

    My passport is issued from Bangalore (10 years) and this is getting expired with in 4 months.

    Currently have settled in Pune. I have all the required documents for my new address.

    Whether I can renew my passport from Pune itself with my new address.


  33. Hello, This is kailash from makrana bit confused about renewal documents my passport is getting expired in Nov. 2013 , i checked on passport website according to that only 2 photocopies are required of passprt front and last page but i have checked some blogs and website some mentioned required 3 photos, address proof etc.. my all details are same whichever mentioned on Passport. Please guide my do i need photos, fees.. and which documents are required.

    • This is Dr. Relwani from. Poona.I have appointment for Re-Issue of my Passportl.I wiss to knowexactly what Documents are needed .There is no change from my previous passport ie. address etc. what is ECNR? Kindly let me know. Thanks. Regards. Dr. Relwani. grelwani at gmail dot com. 9881071373. Dr. G. S. Relwani. 4. Irwin. Road. Nana. Peth. Pune. 411002. grelwani at gmail dot com. 9881071373

  34. Hello, This is sunny from New Delhi bit confused about renewal documents my passport is getting expired in Nov. 2013 , i checked on passport website according to that only 2 photocopies are required of passprt front and last page but i have checked some blogs and website some mentioned required 3 photos, address proof etc.. my all details are same whichever mentioned on Passport. Please guide my do i need photos, fees.. and which documents are required.

  35. Hello !!! my Father got his passport issued in the year 1982 . At present he’s working as AD , ESIC , Punjab . Is NOC required for its re-issuance ?????

  36. sir.
    i will have to go for passport re-issue just for deletion of ECR. so i need you suggestion like what are the documents required and is there any notary required for tatkal re-issue?

  37. Hi

    This is regarding SPOUSE name add into wifes passport. Hope this is called RE Issue passport.

    Presently I am staying in Bangalore. But my wife and my self passports are issued in HYDERABAD location with our permanent address ( Guntur).

    While register my name in the passportindia.gov.in , while register what is the passport office can I select ( Is it bangalore or Hyderabad ) and Any option for Tatkal for Re- issue passport ( Addition Spouse name).

    Can you please explain the steps how to best way to go and get immediately.

    Thanks and Regards,
    S. Nagaraju

  38. Renewal and re-issue are not the same. This is the most mis-leading article I have ever come across. I quote from passport website

    “Reissue means an application for another passport in lieu of an existing one which has either expired or is about to expire. An applicant may apply for a new passport in lieu of an expired/ about to expire passport upto 3 years after and 1 year before the expiry of the Passport. Re-issue of passport should not be mistaken for renewal of passport. Renewal of passport means that a passport which was originally issued for a short validity of one to five years – under certain emergency conditions on the part of the applicant – is now required to be extended to its full validity of ten years from the date of issue of the passport. (Renewal is a zero fee service and the application should be made in Form No. 2).”

    • Dia, Thanks for correcting. I do understand the differences. I general context, people use them interchangeably. To be more specific, you were referring to the old passport website, which is not used anymore. Renewal applies to – Short Validity Passport (SVP). I have made a note to indicate the same in article.

    • But if u apply online from webbsite of passport seva kendra, there is no such option like”RENEWAL”. Its only FRESH OR REISSUE and reissue tab covers all possible reasons of reissue like stolen/misplaced/validity expired/validity due to expire etc.

  39. Here are the Passport Application processing steps for reference. It is based on my recent (Feb 2013) passport renewal experience. I hope people will find it useful for tracking progress of their passport application.

    Day 1: Application submitted at Passport Seva Kendra
    Day 5 status: Pending for physical police verification at HAL Police Station, Bangalore.
    Day 7: Received a phone call from Police Station requesting to visit Police station for address verification.
    Day 8: Visited HAL police station. Signed one form and submitted 2 photos, address proof and a passport copy.
    Day 21 status: Police report has been submitted by HAL Police Station, Bangalore and sent to commissioner office, District Bangalore for review.
    Day 22 status: Police report has been submitted by Commissioner Office Bangalore and passport printing is in progress.

    This is the current status.


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