To expedite the passport issuing system, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) has now decided to rely on Aadhaar card for identification of the applicant and on the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) database for validation of his/her criminal antecedents.
The simplified police verification system seeks to resolve issues raised from time to time regarding prior police verification and consequent delay in issuance of passports. In the new format, the applicant would apply online; he or she needs only to attach the Aadhaar card as the sole address and identity proof. The applicant will get the appointment within three days and in another seven days, the passport will be processed and dispatched.
– Register yourself at Passport Seva Portal
Go to this link http://www.passportindia.gov.
If you are a new user, click on ‘register now’ link and fill in details like your ‘passport kendra’, date of birth, and email id.
You will receive you login ID on your registered email ID. Thereafter, you will be redirected to the home page.
Activate your account by clicking on the link received on your email ID. Login through your user name and password. Thereafter, click on the link ‘Apply for Fresh Passport’ or ‘Re-issue of Passport’. You will get two options; click on the second one to fill the application form online.
– Choose your option
If you are applying for passport for the first time, click on ‘Apply for Fresh Passport’ link. Thereafter, you will be required to fill in some forms. Take your time while providing with your details, lest there should be a mistake. For once the passport process fails, it takes a lot of time to reapply.
– Fill in family details
Once you have filled in the details, save it. You can now access this page anytime by using your user name and password. In the next page, fill in your family details.
You can save it and move to the next page where provide with your address; save it too. Provide with your emergency contact details afterwards.
– Pay and schedule appointment
At ‘View Saved/Submitted Applications’ page, clink on Pay and Schedule Appointment link and fix your appointment time. After submitting the form you will be required to make online payment through your credit card, debit card, or internet banking.
– Print application receipt
After completing the process, click on Application Receipt link to get the printout, which will contain application reference number and appointment number.
– Carry original documents
Carry to your designated Passport Seva Kendra original documents. Well, within next 7 days, you will receive your passport at home. You can also take its copy online