Due to lack of time and increasing penetration of Internet, a lot of people in India have started going e-way to apply for passport. Earlier, the mere thought of standing in long queue at the passport office to fill the form used to give us jitters, but now the process has become much simpler.
But even then, a lot of people fret about minor details that have to be filled online and take help of passport agents who demand for heavy fees. However, it doesn’t mean that these agent will help you’ll get the passport by just sitting at home. At the end, even you need to visit the Passport Seva Kendra at the time mentioned in your online appointment receipt for verification of your documents, fingerprint and eye scan, and final acceptance of your passport application.
The following steps will help you do away with fear the next time you are applying the passport yourself and helping someone else doing so. Take a look:
Firstly, search for Passport Seva on your web browser.
Once the link opens up, click on ‘New User? Register now’.
After this, a User Registration form will open up. Fill in the details and click on register:
Once registered, you’ll get a thank you message on Passport Seva portal.
And then, check your e-mail which you’ve mentioned during registration. By clicking on the link, the follow tab will open up:
Once again, you need to put in the User Id that you’ve mentioned in the online registration form. And then, your account will be activated. See here:
And after you’ve clicked on login hyperlink, fill in the required details in the following form.
Once you’ve logged in, an applicant form will pop up:
As you are applying for a fresh passport, SELECT the first option. This will give you two alternatives. So go for the second alternative as you’ve opted to file an online application.
This would lead you to another page, wherein you need to select the name of your state and district from the drop down lists.
And then, opt for your passport type here:
Now, it will land to the following page where you will be asked to fill in applicant details:
Then, fill in the family details.
Once you will save these details, then it will ask you to fill in the following details in steps: 1. Your present as well as previous residential addresses 2. Emergency contact details 3. Any two reference (most likely your neighbours) 4. If you have any previous passport, then you need to mention that 5. Lastly, self declaration that all the information provided by you is true
Once you complete the above mentioned step, you need to pay the fee for your passport application online only. After this, you’ve get the appoint schedule. Take a print out of your online appointment receipt. And then on the give date, visit the Passport Seva Kendra for verification of your documents.
If the officers there find out that the details filled by youyr are right, then your fingerprints and eye scan will be taken using a biometric machine and a webcam respectively. Don’t forget to collect your passport application acknowledgement receipt, which will help you track of your application status online.
And if you will avail Premium SMS Service by paying one-time enrolment fee of Rs 40, you will get regular updates on your mobile of your application till the time your passport gets dispatched.
So follow these steps to easily apply for your passport.