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How Renew Indian Passport?

Discussion in 'Visa and Passport' started by Reet3, Oct 12, 2023.

  1. Reet3

    Reet3 New Member

    What is the step-by-step process for renewing an Indian passport, and what are the key documents and requirements one needs to be aware of when applying for a passport renewal in India?

  2. Deven

    Deven Member

    Renewing an Indian passport involves a systematic process. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you with passport renewal in India:

    Step 1: Gather Required Documents Ensure you have the necessary documents:

    • Current/expired passport.
    • Self-attested copies of the first and last two pages of the passport.
    • Self-attested copy of the ECR/Non-ECR page (if applicable).
    • Proof of residence.
    • Old passport (for ECNR endorsement).
    Step 2: Passport Application Form Visit the Passport Seva website (Passport Seva, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India) and fill in the Passport Application Form. You can choose to either download the form and fill it offline or fill it online.

    Step 3: Pay the Applicable Fee After filling the form, you need to make an online payment for passport renewal. The fee varies based on the type of service (normal or tatkal) and the number of pages (36 or 60).

    Step 4: Book an Appointment Once the fee is paid, schedule an appointment at your nearest Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or Regional Passport Office (RPO). You can choose a convenient date and time.

    Step 5: Visit the Passport Office On the scheduled date, visit the PSK/RPO with all your documents, the online application form, and payment receipt. Make sure to arrive on time.

    Step 6: Biometrics and Verification At the PSK/RPO, you'll go through a series of procedures, including biometric data collection (photograph, fingerprint, and signature). Your documents will be verified by the officials.

    Step 7: Passport Renewal Process Your application will be processed, and your previous passport will be canceled. The renewed passport will be printed.

    Step 8: Collect Your Passport Once your passport is ready, you'll receive a notification. Visit the PSK/RPO to collect your renewed passport. Remember to bring the old passport for cancellation.

    Additional Tips:

    • The time taken for passport renewal may vary, but it usually takes a few weeks.
    • The tatkal scheme is an expedited service available for urgent passport renewals, but it involves higher fees.
    • Ensure that all documents are complete and self-attested as required.
    • Be prompt for your appointment and carry all original documents for verification.
    • Keep a copy of the application receipt and payment acknowledgment.
    Remember that the passport renewal process in India is subject to change, so it's advisable to visit the official Passport Seva website or contact the nearest Passport Seva Kendra or Regional Passport Office for the most up-to-date information and specific guidance on your renewal process.