|What are the various passport services and which form has to be filled in?|
|A:||The various passport services are:
|Main Application Form|
|Q:||The Surname field is blank on my passport. And my full name is written in the Given Name field. Could anybody tell the process to add the surname to my passport?|
|A:||If you find any mistake/error in the particulars printed in the passport booklet and the application form you submitted, please return the passport for necessary rectification. Any additional fees required to be paid would depend solely on Assistant Passport Officers (APOs)/ Passport Officers (POs) decision. If there is a misrepresentation of facts, then penalty could also be imposed. Applicants are requested to apply online which will ensure that the passports are delivered without any typographical errors since the applicants have themselves fed the data. If you have done a mistake while filling your passport application form i.e. you have filled your full name in the “Given Name” field, then you will have to apply for re-issue of passport for change in personal particulars.|
|Q:||When do I have to fill the Supplementary form?|
|A:||The Application Form which are submitted at DPC consists of two forms, i.e., Passport Application Form and Supplementary Form. References for columns to be filled in the Supplementary Form have been given in the Passport Application Form, which has to be filled only if they are applicable to you, else leave them blank.|
|Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Form|
|Q:||Can Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) be issued for more than one country through one application form?|
|A:||Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) can only be issued for one country through one application form.|
|Q:||Is it necessary to paste the photograph in the Diplomatic/Official Passport Application Form? If yes, what should be the specifications of the photograph?|
|A:||In case of the Diplomatic/Official Passport Application Form, pasting of photograph on the form is not required as your photograph will be clicked when you visit the CPV Division or the Passport Office (PO) for processing of your application.|
|Documents to be attached with the application form|
|Q:||Do I need to provide original documents or will certified copies or extract be enough?|
|A:||Applicants are required to attach self attested photocopies of all the required documents with the application form. Original documents must be produced at the counter; these will be returned after verification.|
|Q:||Is Identity Certificate mandatory for Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees?
Can a government employee apply as an ordinary citizen without submitting the additional documents?
In what cases Annexure B and M have to be submitted and is it mandatory to submit these documents?
|A:||For issuance of fresh passport, Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees need to submit either Identity Certificate in original as per Annexure “B” or No Objection Certificate (NOC) as per Annexure “M” as an additional document along with the application form. If he/she submits Annexure “B”, passport will be issued without police verification and if he/she submits Annexure “M”, then passport will be issued on post police verification basis. For reissue of passport, Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees need to submit No Objection Certificate (NOC) as per Annexure “M” as an additional document along with the application form.|
|Q:||I am working in ICICI Bank? Am I required to furnish my Identity Certificate?|
|A:||Only Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees need to submit their Identity Certificate. Employees of private banks are not required to submit Identity Certificate while applying for passport.|
|Q:||If a government employee wants to apply for major change in name in passport, is leading newspaper cutting required to be submitted?|
|A:||If Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employee wants to go for major change in name, then he/she has to submit the following additional documents:
Hence, leading newspaper cutting is not required to be submitted.
|Q:||Is No Police Verification (PV) possible in case of change in name of Govt. /PSU/Statutory Body employees? If yes, what documents are required?|
|A:||The documents required required are:
|Q:||Can dependents of Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees apply for the passport in the normal process without submitting any affidavits?|
|A:||Dependent family members of Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees can be issued passport without police verification, if they submit the following additional documents along with their application form:
Otherwise, passport would be issued to them on pre police verification basis, or post police verification basis – if they apply under the Tatkaal scheme.
|Q:||Is it mandatory to submit Birth Certificate for applicants who are born on or after 26.01.1989?|
|A:||Yes, for applicants born on or after 26.01.89, only Birth Certificate issued by the Municipal Authority or any office authorized to issue Birth and Death Certificate by the Registrar of Births & Deaths is acceptable.|
|Q:||Do I need to submit a Birth Certificate for reissue of a passport?|
|A:||In case of reissue of passport, you need to submit a date of birth proof, if either your old passport is lost/damaged or you want to change date of birth details in the passport.|
|Q:||I am a salaried person and Income tax is deducted from salary. What are the documents I need to submit for Non-ECR status?|
|A:||Following documents have to be submitted for Non-ECR (previously ECNR) status:
To know the document details, please click on “Documents Required” link on Home page.
|Q:||What documents are required when there is a change in name on account of divorce?|
|A:||Following additional documents have to be submitted:-
To know the document details, please click on “Documents Required” link on Home page.
|Q:||What documents have to be submitted for applicants who are unable to provide the prescribed marriage certificate or joint affidavit due to marital discord or separation and are applying for fresh passport?|
|A:||Such applicants have to submit an affidavit sworn before First Class Judicial Magistrate on a Non-Judicial stamp paper as per specimen provided in Annexure ‘K’. For format of Annexure ‘K’, please Click Here (Instruction Booklet)|
|Q:||What are the requirements /documents needed for getting the date of birth changed in my passport?|
|A:||To change the date of birth in your passport, you have to apply for reissue of passport and get the specified change done in the personal particulars. To know the document details, please click on “Documents Required” link on Home page.|
|Q:||I want to apply for a passport. I have changed my address last month. What documents should I submit along with the application form?|
|A:||You need to submit the following documents:
Also, provide your “Previous Residence with Reference Details” in Column 3 of the supplementary form.
|Q:||Can I apply for change in my gender or change in father’s/mother’s name in the passport? What additional documents do I have to submit?|
|A:||To change your gender or your father’s/mother’s name, you have to apply for reissue of passport and get the specified change done in personal particulars. To know the document details, please click on “Documents Required” link on Home page.|
|Q:||An applicant has repatriated from abroad at Government cost and wants to apply for a fresh passport. However he does not have a proof of refund of repatriation cost to Ministry of External Affairs. What should he do?|
|A:||Meet the Assistant Passport Officer (APO) at his/her nearest Passport Seva Kendra (PSK).|
|Q:||In case of Christians, Muslims and Parsis, will marriage certificate issued by Qazi/Church be accepted as a valid proof for marriage certificate?|
|A:||An attested copy of marriage certificate issued by Registrar of Marriage would only be accepted as a valid proof for marriage certificate. If you have marriage certificate issued by Qazi/Church, then you need to meet Assistant Passport Officer (APO) at your nearest Passport Seva Kendra (PSK).|
|Q:||What should be the value of the stamp paper on which the various affidavits required are to be executed?|
|A:||An affidavit needs to be prepared on a non-judicial stamp paper of minimum value.|
|Q:||I am a self employed person and have recently shifted to Bangalore from Delhi. I want to apply for a passport on Tatkaal basis, but I don’t have any address proof. What should I do?|
|A:||It is mandatory to submit proof of address to apply for a passport. For Proof of Address, attach one of the following documents:
Note: If any applicant submits only ration card as proof of address, it should be accompanied by one more proof of address out of the given categories.
|Others Application Form Related Queries|
|Q:||What are the major defects noticed at the Passport Office (PO), when an application is scrutinized?|
|A:||The major defects noticed at the Passport Office (PO), when an application is scrutinized are as follows:
|Q:||I have printed my online form and have found a mistake. How can I correct it?|
|A:||At the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) please ask the Citizen Service Executive (CSE) to make the required changes in the application form|