How to Apply for Passport | How to Renew Indian Passport

Applying for a new passport is very easy, You can apply for a new passport online as well as offline. If your passport is expired or it’s about to expire, you need to renew your passport. Renewing a passport is the same as applying for a new passport. All the processes and documents are almost the same for renewing your passport and applying for your passport. Here you will find step by step process, how to apply for a passport/how to renew an Indian passport.

A passport is an International identification card, Which is certified through the Indian Government, Passport you can use all around the world as a travel document.

What is ECR in Passport and Non-ECR in Passport

ECR in Passport-The ECR(Emigration Clearance Required) passport is made for those who did not submit their 10th-grade mark sheet during making his/her passport. If anyone want to travel for work purpose only and he is carrying ECR passport then he need to clear Emigration while traveling.

ECNR in Passport- If any Indian Citizen who has passed 10th grade can get an ECNR passport, He/she does not need to clear immigration on the counter. The ECNR passport holder can travel anywhere in the world without the need of clearing Emigration.

How to apply for a new passport | Step by Step process to renew Indian Passport

Here you need to follow step by step procedure to apply for an online passport:-

  • Step 1- Here you just need to visit www.passportindia.gov.in or Passport Seva ( Official website )
  • Step 2- Click on New User and register yourself with basic details.
  • Step 3- If you are an existing user then click on existing user login.
  • Step 4- Login with your user ID and Password.
  • Step 5- After log in you need to click on Apply for fresh passport/ Re-Issue of passport.
  • Step 6- Here you can choose how would you like to apply (online or offline).
  • Step 7- You need to click on fill the application form online.
  • Step 8- Here you need to choose passport-type like –Fresh passport or Re-issue passport, Type of application- Normal or Tatkaal, Type of passport booklet- 36 pages or 60 pages. If you choose to re-issue a passport you will have to mention the reason for renewing the passport.
  • Step 9- You need to fill in the applicant details.
  • Step 10- Here you need to fulfill the family details.
  • Step 11- Complete present residential Address.
  • Step 12- Provide Emergency details.
  • Step 13- Complete your Identity Certificate Details.
  • Step 14- Once you have done then submit your form.

Online Passport Application Fees | Normal Passport fees in India

S.No.Service Required Application Fees
1.If you are making a Fresh Passport/ Re-issue with 36 pages and 10 years validity.Rs. 1500/-
2. If you are making a Fresh Passport/ Re-issue with 60 pages and 10 years validity.Rs. 2000/-

Documents Required for Passport in India | Documents Required for Passport Renewal/Fresh Passport

S.No.Documents for Fresh PassportDocuments required for Re-issue Passport
1.Adhar Card
Voter ID Card
10th Pass Mark Sheet
Old Passport ( front and Back page Copy)
Adhar Card
Voter ID Card
2.All the documents should be original
and photocopy with self-attached.
All the documents should be original
and photocopy with self-attached.

Documents Required for Passport Police Verification

So, Once you are done with Passport Office documents verification then you need to wait for police verification at your home.

The Documents Required for Passport Police Verification are:-

  • Adhar Card photocopy
  • Voter ID card Photocopy
  • 10th pass mark sheet photocopy
  • Electric Bill photocopy (Latest one)
  • Application Form which you get from the passport office.

Very Important, One neighbor Adhar card/Voter ID Card and The verification officer can ask few questions to your neighbor about you, Like:-

  • From how long he/she staying here
  • How do you know him/his
  • What he/she does, Etc.

If you are Renewing your passport then he can ask you about your old passport also during verification.

One very important thing, If you think that you will get your new passport with the same passport number then you are totally wrong. If you are applying for a renewing passport then you will get a fresh passport number instead of an old passport number.

Before I applied to renew my passport, I was expecting that my passport with come with the same number with more validity date. Most of the time you will get 10 years validity of your new passport.

On the last page, they mentioned your old passport number and file number, which help to track the history of the passport holder.

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