Passport Renewal Online – Renew Passport Online :
Passport Renewal is an easy task but many of people around us have lot of questions regarding Indian Passport Renewal Process or Re-issue Of Passport . If you are one of them who are worrying about Passport Renewal Status , No need to worry about it here i am explaining everything like passport Renewal Requirements and Passport Renewal Fee ( passport Renewal Cost ) & Passport Renewal Application , which required to Renew Passport . Generally in Passport Seva Kendra they call Process of Renew Passport as Re Issue Of Passport . One of Indian passport holder mentioned this info in his opinion at some other blog.
People always asks us like , “” Is the process of Passport renewal consist Again Police verification ?? Or Any Affidavit Required ?? Any letter required from Police Authority ( SP Or CI ) ?? or Any No Objection letter required from District Collector ?? Or Is there any need with Agent ?? & finally I am not sure about the renew process what i have to do ” . In fact my self i too having lot of questions like the same way before my passport renewal . But i had my Passport Renew @ Hyderabad Passport Kendra With out any agent Help . Let me share my personal experiences with you .
Note: “ In this post i used the two terms 1) Renewal and 2) Re-issue . In this case Renewal means extending more pages in your existing passport . which means if you are having valid Passport , If your passport book is completed and looking to Extend more pages in the same passport this is called Passport Renewal . In the case of Re Issue Passport , It applies to the applications whose passport reaching the end of 10 year validity ” . My self My passport came to expire in next 6 months , If it finished no change in service it takes same process ( Re Issue Passport)
Step by Step Process For Passport Renewal / Indian Passport Re-issue:
- Register Passport Online @ Passport Seva Website
In first step register yourself in Passport Website. All you need to do is go to Passport Seva Website and click on ” New User Register ”. And then select the passport office ( As per your current residential address ) & Enter tall the basic requirements like Name , DOB , Login Id , Password , password hint Question and more . In second step Activate your account by confirming the verification mail sent to your given email id , Login to passport Seva Website . After login to your credentials you will see an option Called ” Apply for Fresh Passport / Re-issue of Passport ” Select the proper option to move for 2nd step.
- Fill Application – What are Requirements ?
In this , the website will show you two options like Alternative 1 & Alternative 2 to fill the online application . it does not matter what you have selected both represent same application form. So select any one of them and proceed. if you choose Alternative 1 it downloads Application Form In PDF format . If you choose alternative 2 it enables Online application to fill your self in online. I recommend you to choose alternative 1 for safety process. ( if we submitted the application in online there will be no chances to modify in any case until the application is rejected ) . If you are ready to go with Alternate 2 (The Online Process ) make sure to enter correct details and maintain all required documents in hand to upload instantly .
- What are the Documents Required To Upload :
- Your Current address details
- If you are Editing any details like adding Spouse info, Make sure to maintain their info as per document
- Mention two local Reference Details with phone numbers ( Their Name , Address , Phone Number ) ( This details for police inquiry purpose ) .
- Pay passport Renewal Fee ( Passport Renewal Cost ) and Book a Slot :
Once you downloaded PDF application form , Next step is checking available slots and then pay for it. There is an option on the website home page to check the slots as well. After a successful submission of your application you need to select this slot and you need to pay for it. In the left side of the web page you will have an option saying View Saved / Submitted Applications . Select the application by clicking on radio button. Then you will show options with links to them. You need to click on Pay and Schedule Appointment . It takes you to the payment page either online or Challan . Usually It is easy to in online mode with net Banking or Debit Card Payment . After a successful payment , then you will have an option to select the Passport Service Kendra and the time slot. It will show the available time slots options . After selecting the passport seva kendra it will allows you to the payment page . Kindly Pay the said amount through online . I use net banking for Better experience . If you are eligible for walk-in, you can cancel the appointment and then carry that cancellation page, along with the payment receipt page, you will be allowed to walk-in directly during the respective hours. After completion of payment you have to print the application receipt and carry it with you in the appointment day . It will have a bar code as well, ensure that is clearly printed and it has the payment confirmation info on it. If you find something wrong in the details, make a note, then you can tell the same at passport service kendra.
- Which Documents Is Required for Passport Re-issue or Renewal :
Generally people suffers a lot in this step , They dont have proper guidance in taking what documents required for Renewal and what documents required For Re – Issue Passport . Dont worry here you have a nice step by step guide to help you identify the list of documents that you need for your passport renewal. In the home page @ passport Seva Website , Select Document Advisor for renewal / re-issue , you will get a form to select options. Based on options it will show the list of documents that you need. These are the documents you will need. NO Additional documents are required. In fact, I called the customer support as well and they said the same list and my experience at Passport seva Kendra says the same. You do NOT require additional documents. Do NOT listen to others.
- List of Documents To Carry For Indian Passport Renewal / Re-issue
- Make sure to Maintain the print out application form which is filled by you in the time of Passport Online Application . In the application form Application Reference Number Should be clear .
- Original Passport ( Old One )
- Address Proof which is same as your old passport address
- If you are looking to update new address in the place of old address maintain new address proof . For Address proof any Bank pass book , Voter Id Card , Aadhar Card , Gas Connection , electricity Bill , water Bill , Property Tax any one of these are eligible.
- To Add Your Spouse Name , Or Change Spouse Name Mistakes In Passport just carry original and photo copy of your marriage certificate.
- When to Go To Passport Seva Kendra ??
If you have got a slot, go at that exact time or 15 min before, no need to go there and sweat. If you are eligible for walk in, you can do that. All the details about process in PSK will be described in next article, see below.