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List Of Documents Required for An Indian Passport

  • Author :
  • TATA AIG Team
  • Published on :
  • 06/01/2022

To drive your car, you need a car driving license. Similarly, to travel to different nations, you need a passport. A passport is a kind of flying/travelling license for us that allows us to visit different countries. Also, along with a valid passport, a travel policy is vital to travel to other countries from India. If you do not have a passport yet, you will need a few documents to get one.

Here is a list of documents that you need to submit in order to opt for a fresh passport in India.

Documents Required For Indian Passport

While applying for a passport in India, the applicant has to submit a few necessary documents. Here is a list of documents that you will require to submit in order to avail a fresh passport, a minor’s passport, renew a passport or reissue a passport in the country.

Documents for Applying for a Fresh Indian Passport

Address Proof Photocopy of the Passbook of an active bank account in any public sector bank, private sector bank or regional rural banks
Water bill/ Electricity bill
Election Photo ID card
Landline or Postpaid mobile bill
Proof of Gas Connection
Spouse’s passport photocopy (First and last page of the passport that includes the details of the family and mentions the applicant's name as the spouse of the passport holder)
Certificate from Employer of reputed companies on a letterhead
Age Proof School leaving certificates
Birth certificate issued by the Municipal Corporation or the Registrar of Births and Deaths or any other prescribed authority that has been empowered under the Registration of Birth and Deaths Act, 1969 in Indi
Declaration given by the Head of the Child Care Home/Orphanage on the official letterhead that confirms the date of birth of the applicant
Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Organisations which has the date of birth of the applicant
Proof of the service record of the applicant (in case of government servants) or Pay Pension Order (retired government servants) duly attested/certified by the officer/in-charge of the Administration of the concerned Ministry/Department of the applicant
Driving Licence and PAN Card
Election Photo Identity Card
Aadhaar card

Documents for Applying for a Minor’s Passport

Address Proof Birth certificate
School leaving certificate
Declaration given by the Head of the Orphanage/Child Care Home
Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies
Aadhaar card
Age Proof Proof of current address in the parents' name
Photo Passbook of running bank account of the parent
Water bill or electricity bill
Landline or Postpaid mobile bill
Aadhaar card
Rent agreement of the parent
If the parent possesses a passport, the original and self-attested copies of the same

Mandatory Documents for Renewing a Passport

This is a list of all the mandatory documents that you will have to present while renewing your passport for all the below-mentioned reasons Original copy of the old passport
Self-attested photocopy of first two and last two pages of the old passport, ECR/Non-ECR page
Page of validity extension (if any)
Page of observation (if any) made by Passport Issuing Authority
Proof of Gas Connection
No Objection Certificate (NOC)/Prior Intimation Letter (PI)
Certificate from Employer of reputed companies on a letterhead

Few Reasons due to which You Might Need to Renew Your Passport.

Loss/stolen passport/damage beyond recognition For this, you will need -
  • Birth Proof
  • Address Proof
  • Original police report
  • Affidavit stating how and where the passport got lost/stolen/damaged
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC)/Prior Intimation Letter (PI)
Damaged passport with the passport number and name readable, with photograph intact: For this, along with the mandatory documents, you will also need -
  • Affidavit stating how and where the passport got lost/stolen/damaged
  • Birth proof
Change in Appearance: For this, along with the mandatory documents, you will also need your recent photographs showing your appearance change.
Change of Name For this, along with the mandatory documents, you will also need -
  • Fresh ID certificate in your changed name
  • Gazetted notification regarding the name change
Date of Birth Change For this, along with the mandatory documents, you will also need your birth proof.
Address Change For this, along with the mandatory documents, you will also need proof of your current address.
ECR Deletion For this, along with the mandatory documents, you will also need documentary proof for any one of the non-ECR categories.
Change of Birth Place (involving country or state) For this, along with the mandatory documents, you will also need
  • Birth Proof
  • Affidavit showcasing the reason for the change in birthplace, if the place is changed
  • Order from the first-class judicial magistrate or the Sub-divisional magistrate (civil court) if the change in date of birth is more than 2 years or in case of conflicting documents, or if the change in place of birth involves a change in state or country
  • Certificate of citizenship issued by MHA if the place of birth involves a change in-country
Change of Birth Place (not involving country or state) For this, along with the mandatory documents, you will also need
  • Birth Proof
  • Affidavit showcasing the reason for the change in birthplace, if the place is changed
Sex change For this, along with the mandatory documents, you will also need
  • Avowed affidavit regarding change of sex
  • Certificate from the hospital where the applicant had undergone the sex change operation successfully
Change in Parents’ Name For this, along with the mandatory documents, you will also need
  • Passport of the parents with their new names on it
  • Service record or pension order or property-related documents that prove the change in their names
  • Proof highlighting that the parents changed their names when they were alive, in case they are dead

Mandatory Documents for Re-issuing a Passport

This is a list of all the mandatory documents that you will have to present while reissuing your passport for all the below-mentioned reasons
Original copy of the old passport
Self-attested photocopy of The first two and last two pages ECR/Non-ECR page
Page of validity extension (if any)
Page of observation (if any) made by Passport Issuing Authority
No Objection Certificate (NOC)/Prior Intimation Letter (PI)

Few reasons Reasons due to Which You might Need to Reissue Your Passport All the below, need the set of mandatory documents over and above what is mentioned in each case

Expiry of validity / Exhaustion of pages / Validity due to expire
For this, along with the mandatory documents, you will also need the Pension Payment Order
Renewal of Short Validity Passport (SVP)
Pension Payment Order
Proof of documents that eliminates the cause for the issuance of SVP
Lost/stolen Passport/damaged
Proof of Date of Birth
Proof of present address
Affidavit stating how and where the Passport got lost or stolen or damaged
Police report in original
Damaged passport with the passport number readable, name legible & photograph intact
Pension Payment Order
Proof of Date of Birth
Affidavit stating how & where the Passport got lost/stolen/damaged
Change in Appearance
you will also need your recent photograph showing your latest appearance
Change of signature
you will only need the mandatory documents
Addition/Change of Spouse’s name following marriage/divorced/separated
marriage/divorce/separation certificate
Due to Addition/Change of Spouse’s name following re-marriage
Death certificate of first marriage spouse/self-attested copy of the divorce certificate
Due to change in Address
Proof of present address
Due to deletion of ECR
Documentary proof for any one of the non-ECR categories
Due to Change of Place of Birth (involving State or Country)
Proof of Place of birth
Affidavit stating the reason for the change in place of birth
Order of first-class judicial magistrate or Sub-divisional magistrate (civil court) if the change in date of birth is more than 2 years or in case of conflicting documents or in a change in place of birth involves a change in state or country
Certificate of citizenship issued by MHA if the place of birth involves a change in country
Due to Change of Place of Birth (not involving State or Country)
Proof of place of birth
Affidavit stating the reason for the change in place of birth
Due to Change in Sex (SVP)
Page of validity extension if any
Sworn affidavit regarding change of sex
Certificate from the hospital where the applicant underwent sex-change operation successfully
Due to a change in parent’s name
Service record or pension order or property documents that prove that parents had changed their names
If parents are deceased, any proof which proves that the names were changed during their lifetime would need to be submitted
Due to any other reason apart from the ones mentioned above
Due to any other reason apart from the ones mentioned above All the Mandatory Documents

Documents Required for Minors to Reissue a Passport

All the Mandatory Documents listed above with
A document that eliminates the cause for the issuance of a Short Validity Passport (SVP)
Birth proof
Present address proof
Proof of place of birth
Declaration confirming the details of the minor as mentioned in the application form
Recent photograph showing the latest appearance of the minor
Passport of parents with the new name in original along with the self-attested photocopy of the first and last two pages, ECR/Non-ECR page, page of observation and page of validity extension (if any)

Conclusion

Now that you are aware of the list of documents that you will need to apply for a passport, you should also know that international travel insurance policy is a must when it comes to visiting another country.

Some of the countries have also made it mandatory for visitors to have travel insurance. Hence, do compare travel insurance plans online, get the travel insurance quote from all your shortlisted insurance companies and then choose a policy that deems fit for you. Happy travels!

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