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Follow these simple 7 steps to get passport online

Passport online: A passport is the only document which is needed to cross the border. It is widely used as travel document. The government issues passport to its citizens. Passport is one of the most important documents used for identity verification. Passport is required for international travel and identity verification. It allows citizens to travel […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: Apr 4, 2023 12:37 IST
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Passport online: A passport is the only document which is needed to cross the border. It is widely used as travel document. The government issues passport to its citizens. Passport is one of the most important documents used for identity verification.

Passport is required for international travel and identity verification. It allows citizens to travel internationally and it is the most important document during foreign travel as it serves as proof of Indian citizenship.

How to Apply online for a Passport in India in 7 easy steps

Step 1: Click on the official website of Passport Seva i.e., passportindia.gov.in.

Step 2: If you are an existing user, you can use your old login ID and password to log in. If you are a first-time user, then, you must register and create a new account.

Step 3: On the home page, under the ‘New User’ tab, click ‘Register Now.’

Step 4: Next, enter your user ID and password, followed by the captcha code for verification, and then click ‘Register.’

Step 5: Now, use the registered login ID to access the Passport Seva Online Portal.

Step 6: After logging in, select one of the options and click on the ‘Fresh passport/passport reissue’ link.

Step 7: Fill in the blanks carefully.

Age limit or eligibility to apply

Citizens in India must be at least 18 years old to apply for a passport. However, in the case of minors, the passport’s validity is limited to 5 years or until they reach the age of 18. Minors aged 15 to 18 years old, on the other hand, can apply for a passport with a 10-year validity period or a passport valid until they reach the age of 18.

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Documents needed for passport application

  • When applying for a passport in India, the applicant must submit a number of important documents. Here is a list of important documents needed to obtain a new Indian passport.
  • Identity proof, such as an Aadhaar card, Election voter ID card, or any other valid photo ID.
  • Proof of age, birth certificate, high school diploma, etc.
  • Driving permit, PAN card, and Aadhaar card
  • Proof of address, such as an electricity bill, a water bill, a gas connection, or a mobile phone bill
  • Passbook of bank account in use
  • Rent contract (if applicable)

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The Ministry of External Affairs now handles all passport applications online. So, if you want to get a new passport, you’ll have to go through the online application process.

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First published on: Mar 31, 2023 02:16 PM IST

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