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How to change address in passport?

Discussion in 'Visa and Passport' started by Omi77, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Omi77

    Omi77 New Member

    I have recently shifted to Mumbai from Delhi, and I need to change my address on my current passport which is still valid for another five years.

    I would like to know how to change the address in my passport and what procedures should be followed. I require my passport quite soon as I may need to travel, so I am hoping the address would not take too long.
  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello there, welcome to the forum!

    So for changing the address in your Indian passport, the procedures are the same as applying for a re-issue of passport. Here are the steps that you need to take:

    1. Create an account in the Passport Seva Online Portal website, log into that account and click on the Apply for New Passport/Reissue of Passport link.

    2. From this point, you have two options: either download the e-Form which is an XML file and fill out the application offline or fill out the application through the website completely. If you download the XML file, you need to upload it again after completing it. If you fill out the application online, you only need to click Submit once you have completed it. Make sure that you change your address into the current address that you're living in at this point.

    3. After completion of the application form, you can then click the Pay and Schedule Appointment link. Choose your mode of payment, from debit/credit card, bank deposit or bank drop. Also, choose your schedule for the appointment. Pay the required fees and keep your receipt, the payment will usually appear in the system after two to three days.

    4. Once you receive the Application Receipt, print it and keep it until your scheduled appointment.

    5. Go to the respective Passport Seva Kendra or Regional Passport Office specifically on the date in the application.

    As you can see, the procedures are just the same as when applying for a new passport. The documents mandatory for the re-issue of the passport are the following, so that you can change your address:
    • Printed copy of the online completed application form with the Application Reference Number
    • Application receipt
    • Old passport with photocopies of its first and last two pages
    • Proof of present address
    So for the proof of present address, here are some accepted documents for it:
    • Water bill
    • Telephone bill, either landline or postpaid mobile phone
    • Electricity bill
    • Income tax assessment order
    • Election Commission Photo ID Card
    • Proof of gas connection
    • Certificate from employer of reputable company
    • Spouse's passport copy
    • Aadhaar Card
    • Registered rent agreement
    • Photo passbook of running bank account
    That's it, once you arrive at the Passport Seva Kendra Office or Regional Passport Office, you can change your passport's address to your current address. Just bring these necessary documents for proofs. It's a bit lengthy and you'd have to pay additional fees so make sure that you have your address right and other information as well.

    I hope this helps you!


    For quicker processing of your passport, you can also opt for a Tatkal instead of Normal in the Type of Application. The fees would be higher for this as well.

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