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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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1,690 Comments

  1. Sir I am anwar. My passport validity is upto Feb 2018 and status is ecr. I want ecnr passport what I do please give me reply soon

    Reply
    • anwar,
      If your education qualification has changed since you applied last time and if you have passed 10th grade, you are eligible. You can apply for re-issue of passport with the respective change.

      Reply
  2. Sir my daughter SD.Nasreen passport holder married Indian person now her husband who working in USA wants to keep her wife with him, marriage certificate obtained, what is next procedure for her to go USA.

    Reply
  3. Respected sir,I Vijay Pandey request you to renew my passport as it was lapsed in.2011 and i get the knowledge now.so i am requesting you to take a step according to my problem

    Reply
    • Vijay Kumar Pandey,
      You can go for a re-issue of the passport like described above. It is standard re-issue process, check passport website for details.

      Reply
      • Hello Kumar, thanks for the article. It was very lucid. My query is : I have my Home / Permanent Address in Mumbai and currently live in Pune since 1 year 2 months. I want the same Mumbai address printed in my old passport to come over in new one(as currently I live in rental address, I do not want the temporary address to come in passport). Please advise what are the next steps, as I am told that if I put Mumbai address, there will be issues in Police Verification, etc. However, I do not want to put Pune address too as it is just a temporary one and not my permanent address identity. Please advise. Thanks! – VIMAL

        Reply
        • Vimal,
          As per the rule, you need to put in your current address. Typically, if you have lived in multiple addresses, the police verification will happen at both places. There will be more trouble, if you put in your old address and they identify that you do not live there… The fact is that, the address in passport does not really matter. You may call the customer service of passport gov to get more clarity.

          Reply
  4. I want to cancel my passport from karnataka and remake it from maharashtra . What is the procedure ? Is there any problem in doing this . I have both places all the documents.

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    • Shaikh,
      There is nothing called cancellation, you can change the address and details, if they are changed. It does not matter where your passport is issued from, it still is valid anywhere. If you are just looking to change the address, you can go to passport office and submit your address proof and then have it corrected with new passport.

      Reply
  5. i produce my passport in 1997 . it expired in 2008. my passport lost. i dont have any photo copy or fir copy or no details now can i apply for new? nobody knew about my passport please help me sir

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  6. Sir,
    My daughter Muskaan Jaiswal’s passport is going to expire on march 2016. I want to renew it. Can I get it renewed before march? Please let me know the documents required for it.

    Thank you.

    Reply
    • Mahesh Jaiswal,
      Yes, you can renew it now. It is better to renew before expiry. The article talks about the entire process. Just follow the steps.

      Reply
  7. I Am Rahul & I am 17 years old . I have a passport with only 1 year validity . I will become 18 on Febraury 24 . Can I Renew My Passport Before 24th ? Or Can I Only Renew it after becoming 18 ?
    I want urgent replies .

    Reply
    • Rahul,
      You are eligible for re-issue with full 10 years validity as you are over 15 years now. There is no reason for you to wait to turn till 18, if it is expiring soon. You can apply for re-issue anytime within one year from the expiry date.

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  8. Thanks for the information. I have a question. Do i have to carry passport size photo? it is not mentioned anywhere. how can they issue new passport without photo?

    thanks
    Swathi

    Reply
    • Swathi,
      You do not need to carry any photo. It used to be in the old days carrying photo. Now-a-days, they have camera that will take your picture and the same will appear in your passport. So, if you are an adult, no need to carry photo. Only minors under age of 7 have to carry photo.

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  9. Hi,
    My passport is going to expire in June 2016. I recently got married. I currently live in US. I was trying to get my passport renewed here. The form is asking for marital status, which is married now but I don’t have any supporting documents (No marriage certificate and my wife is in India for next 6 months so we don’t have her passport). I know filing for re-issue as single can have adverse consequences.

    I will be traveling to India in Feb 2016 for work. Can I get my passport renewed there? I will be there only for 4 weeks is it enough time?

    Are there any risks? Or should I get my passport renewed here (filing as single).

    Thank you so much for the help.

    Reply
    • Khan,
      4 weeks time is good enough to get it renewed under Tatkaal. Look for Tatkaal option on the passport website and see the required documents. It is not advisable to have it renewed as single. You will need to have your spouse name endorsed as well. Before you leave to India, work with your spouse and get the marriage certificate done in the meantime. The endorsement is mandatory to apply for childs passport in future, so you should do it correctly now.

      Reply
  10. sir
    iam kabit thapa and iam having problem in my passport with ECR stamp before it wassnt an issue but now it is a problem having ecr please suggest me how can i change ecr to ecnr.

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  11. Sir I want to Chang DOB of my passport because my exact dob is 4/8/95 but in my passport is 22/12/92 .what can I chang it what will be procedure. Pls help me..

    Reply
    • S. Riyaz,
      You will need to apply for a re-issue for the change with sufficient proof for the same. Process is pretty standard for re-issue as described in above article.

      Reply
  12. Sir,
    My passport expired in 2010 & want to apply for new passport.
    Earlier passport is from my native Guntakal, Andhra Pradesh.
    But from past 9 years, i am living in Bellary, Karnataka.
    Please advise from where i have to apply from passport & also necessary documents required.
    Thanks & Regards
    Siddartha

    Reply
    • First thing you have to do is go to www.passportindia.gov.in register/create an account, although you have held passport long ago you have to register as new person. and the follow the steps like. 1. you apply online for that is the best and easiest way. 2. go to apply for fresh/re-issue of passport. There you’ll find options so you have to go for renewable(due to expired/expired for more than 3 years. Continue with same process step wise. If you want to change your address/name/add spouse etc you need to have a valid documents to prove. If you don’t want to change the address you can come up with the photocopy of expired passbook with documents like address proof with should match with your passport. change of name you need to show proof of affidavit stamp of Rs 20 with the magistrate signature on it which is valid for just a month. Electricity bill can also be a proof of address if your passport have the same address. You have to fill each details online carefully before submitting it because after final submission if you need to change it you’ll have to pay for that in PSK office. Refer to each of your documents and fill. You need to visit PSKL by taking an appointment, compulsory for you to walk in and carry all your original documents too for verification process. While filling you need to choose options like 36/60 pages you need, takaal/normal etc.. for re-issue you don’t need an agent you do it for yourself.

      Hope that will help 🙂

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  13. Hi,

    I submitted an online TATKAAL application for my passport renewal(passport re-issue). My passport is going to expire next month.

    On the Passportindia website, in case of renewals, it is clearly mentioned that NO other proof is needed in case your address has not changed. From last many weeks I was in an impression that I don’t need any other document as my address has not changed. However, when i visited the passport office for my appointment and met the In-charge of the passport office, she made it mandatory for me to produce an address proof.

    I have my voter ID which i was planning to use as the address proof, but there are spelling mistakes in the voter ID card due to which they are not accepting that as an address proof. I have no other address proof other than voter ID card. A new\corrected voter ID will need at least 1 month to be generated. Same is the case with a new Aadhar card.

    What are the options I have?

    Note that I need my passport within 2 weeks from now as I have to submit my passport for UK visa stamping.

    Appreciate quick replies from experienced readers.

    Reply
    • An easiest way for you. If you have a valid and nationalized bank account you can submit that. If your name in that passbook is not matching/not correct you get an affidavit of Rs 20 and declare that the names are changed with magistrate sign on it and submit at bank and get a continuation new passbook. If your address differs you fill KYC form of bank with valid address proof of aadhar/voters id etc and get a new updated passbook and submit it to passport officials.
      Point to remember:
      1. Every of the documents should contain same name. If name is slightly different as said get affidavit of Rs 20 declaring that all the names belongs to same person. (Bank declaration/passport use declaration affidavit should be different. Bank use means change in names, passport use means every names belongs to one person).
      2. Every documents related to address should have same as you fllled in passport application form.

      hope this will help. 🙂

      Reply
  14. HI Sir,

    my password expiry date is on may 2016. i want renew it and add my spouse name,My aadhar address has hyderabad address and permanent address is in kerala..my wife id proof address is in kerala.
    last time my password issued in hyderabad..can i renew it in kerala…as i have voter id and ration card proof in kerala. please help me.

    Thanks
    Ravi

    Reply
    • Ravi,
      The address on your wife’s IDs does not matter. To add your spouse, you need to carry original marriage certificate and photo copy of the same with your self attestation. You need to apply at the passport office, where you currently reside to avoid issues.

      Reply
  15. my passport is going to expire on 25/01/2016.My present occupation is in Mumbai but I do not have any address proof of Mumbai except a letter from my employer that I am working with them for last 4 years.urther the address in my bank passbook the address is of my employer.I have driving licence and voter id wherein the address is of Jaipur.my parents do not have any passport.

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  16. Hi this is prem I have my passport recently im getting married. I want add my wife name into passport so can you tell me procedures

    Thanks
    Prem

    Reply
    • Prem,
      Apply for a re-issue of passport for changing the details. You will need Marriage certificate, your spouse passport details and address proofs.

      Reply
  17. Dear
    Hi Sir I am Akash Kumar Nishad my passport is Expire on 20-11-2016 So need to renewal passport how to apply renew know idea 9648695020

    Reply
    • Akash, It is pretty straightforward, thats what the article talks about. Just go to the Passport office Website and follow the process.

      Reply
  18. Dear sir I am Santosh my passport is expiring on Oct 2018.
    Can I apply for renewal of Passport .
    I search for documents required for it but enable to find.
    Please let me know documents required
    Thanks with regards

    Reply
    • Santosh, You are not eligible yet as you have more than 1 year left on your passport, unless you are out of pages or going for any correction.

      Reply
  19. my passport expired in 2008. i dont have passport details and my old passport it is lost or damage now can i apply for new passport ?

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  20. Hi All,

    I have one question regarding Indian passport renewal in USA.

    My current passport has old address of India. Now, while renewing my passport, I would like to have new address of India to be printed on my passport. What documents should i submit? Will notarized copy of aadhar card of India be sufficient to add new address of India in passport? Or do I need any additional documents for the same?

    Appreciate your help.

    Thanks.

    Reply
    • Sonam Sheth,
      You need to submit proof of your current address. If youar Aadhar card is in the new address that you want to have on passport that would be sufficient. You can submit other documents like Utility bills, Bank statements, Telephone bill, rental agreement, etc. Check list here

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      • Hi Kumar,

        Do they accept Airtel Landline bills or it should be BSNL, also in their website they are talking about photo passbook, which I don’t have. Is it good enough to get a statement from the bank singed and sealed?

        Your reply is much appreciated.

        Partha

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        • Partha,
          I do not know, I suggest you call the customer service to check if Airtel Landline bills are accepted. In my view, they should be accepted…again, better safe than sorry. I think bank statement from bank signed and sealed should definitely help. Again, I suggest you check with the customer service. Do let us know, what you find out, it will help readers.

          Reply
  21. My daughter age 15 years wanted to renew passport , but first we went to passport office they did not considered due to signature change of father .then went again making correct signature as before from father – they said adress proof is not matching . What happen for better education facility we shifted to city from town area . New address proof , ID PROOF IS THEIR WITH US . KINDLY GUIDE US

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  22. My daughter passport will going to expired on 06 February 2016 can I apply for renewal now ? right now I am in Gulf country is there need i want to get NOC no objection certificate from indian embassy or in india they will issue new passport instead of old passport . What are the documents required.
    Your advice and suggestions in this regard are much appreciated.

    Best Regards.
    Hakeem

    Reply
  23. Hi,

    My passport is going to expire on Sept 2016, So would like to apply for re-issue of passport in the month of February. As far I know I can apply for it one year in advance.
    Secondly, I have a manual address correction in my old passport from the passport officer last time. How can I achieve the new address in the new re-ssued passport? Do I need to mentioned it anywhere while applying for re-issue or need to inform it during document submission.
    Your advice and suggestions in this regard are mich appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Hari K

    Reply
    • Hari Krishna,

      Yes, it can be applied at most 1 year prior to expiration date. When completing the passport renewal form, you will be asked about your address in India. There you can mention the updated address.

      Reply
    • Hari Krishna,
      Yes, you would do that when you are creating the online application. Also, during your visit to the Passport office, they will ask you to show the new address and proof of the same when you go there. You can correct it at that time, if any changes.

      Reply
  24. hiii ,my name is narasimharao .I have on problem for applying passport .
    which means IN MY TENTH CLASS CETIFICATE MY NAME PRINTING IN “K.NARASIMHARAO”.
    THEN each and every proofs to printing “KOTAGIRI NARASIMHARAO”.
    any issue to applying passport …

    Reply
    • k narasimharao,
      It is absolutely fine. In fact, my 10th class certificate only has my initial of the surname. In India, it is very common to only have the surname initial in most of the certificates. It should be fine.

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  25. SIR. I want to renewal my wife and children passport. my doubt is i am working in aboard. 10 years before i got passport for elder son when he was 3 years old with out any problem. but that time passport officer wanted no objection certificate from indian embassy which in korea for my younger son when he was below 18 months.
    now both are 13 years and 11 years. my question is again i want to get no objection certificate from indian embassy or they will issue new passport instead of old passport.
    thanks in advance
    velu

    Reply
  26. HI my name is Fatima Bora .I read the process and it has made many things clear but i have doubt if you could help me. i have shifted to new place aand now i want to change my address in passport. but the problem is i dnt have any documents on my name. i live with my mother so the electricity bill come on my mother name. so now what i can do in this case. my all documents are on old address( the old house is still mine)

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  27. Hi
    My passport is going to expire in September 2016.
    I wants to renew in January 2016.
    Before 9 months.
    It is possible to renew before 9 months of expirey .
    Thanks

    Reply
  28. Hi,

    Based on trust of this article, I went for renewal by walk-in of Hyd PSK at Tolichowki. But they said that walk-in not allowed for renewal and middle age persons(15 to 60 age). I do not know how this article states that Walk-in facility available even without appointment. That is totally wrong. Just writing this comment to not suffer other peoples like me. I request you please correct this article.

    Reply
  29. Dear sir
    I am Ranjan kumar behera.my passport validity june 2016.can I apply for rebewal now.pls information me kindly.

    Reply
    • Ranjan, You can apply for renewal(re-issue) of the passport upto one year before the expiry. As you are under one year now, you can apply for re-issue.

      Reply
  30. Sir
    My passport validity October 2017 and my passport writing by hand . And I went vacation from Saudi to india I want to renewal my passports in india due to our new low what documents required for renewal of passport

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  31. Sir / Madam
    I want to change address in my passport , I don’t have ration card but I have all other document , like aadhar card , pan card , light bill , bank passbook , all this document with new address .
    kindly suggest me can I apply for new pasport

    Reply
  32. Hi I came to India with student visa having Bangladeshi passport. At present live in kolkata salt lake as my college over there. And need to renew my passport . So how can I renew my passport? Please help me with that.

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  33. my current state/ address of residence and my passport are different which means the passport offices are different,is there a possibility if i can go the passport office of the state i currently reside in so that i can avoid travelling. Lets say my passport when created 10 years back was prepared from X state, currently i am in Y state. I want that i do not wish to travel to State X which is 500 kms away. In such situation can i apply it at the passport office of the current city/state of my residence as i can provide the address proof of the current state i am in. pls suggest

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  34. i was married in UK by hindu way,.. I didnot registerd overther. so I dont have marriage certificate. what I have to submit for renewal passport.
    I am in india now and want to renew my passport.

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    • Well Mukesh, I do not know, if they would give you marriage certificate based on past date. Go and speak to marriage registration office, they are the best ones to advice.

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