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Passport Fees in India

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  • TATA AIG Team
  • Published on :
  • 07/02/2024

To explore a new country as an Indian citizen, a valid passport is mandatory. The process of getting a passport has two significant steps: passport application form submission and passport application fee payment.

All Indian passports are issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and the citizens need to pay the passport application fee or the passport renewal fee based on passport service requirements of individuals.

It is essential to understand the different types of passport fees based on different services, requirements, etc. Along with this, one must know the correct ways to make these payments on time to enjoy a hassle-free travel experience around the world.

Understanding Different Types of Passport Fees

There are primarily two different types of schemes for varying passport fees, including standard passport fees and tatkal passport fees in India.

The fee structure division under these two schemes depends on the following factors.

  • New Passport fee

  • Passport Renewal fee

  • Number of pages required for the passport

  • Type of scheme

  • Age of the applicant

  • Type of passport required

  • The main difference between these two schemes is mainly the time taken to process the application and the fee structure. The standard scheme takes more time than Tatkal, making Tatkal passport fees more expensive.

For instance, if you choose the standard scheme for passport renewal, the Indian passport renewal cost will be more economical than the Tatkal passport renewal fees.

To understand this better, let us look at the different passport fees below.

List of Normal vs Tatkal Passport Fees

Standard Passport Fees

Category  Fees (In Rupees)
Fresh passport with 10 years validity (36 pages)  ₹1,500
Fresh passport with 10 years validity (60 pages)  ₹2,000
Fresh passport for Minors (below 18 years) with either 5 years validity or till the child turns 18 years (36 pages) ₹1,000
Renewal of passport with 10 years validity (36 pages)  ₹1,500
Renewal of passport with 10 years validity (60 pages)  ₹2,000
Renewal of passport for Minors (below 18 years) with either 5 years validity or till the child turns 18 years (36 pages) ₹1,000
Duplicate passport (36 pages) ₹3,000
Duplicate passport (60 pages) ₹3,500
PCC - Police Clearance Certificate  ₹500
Replacement of passport due to changes in name, address, date of birth, etc. or ECR deletion (36 pages with 10 years validity) ₹1,500
Replacement of passport due to changes in name, address, date of birth, etc. or ECR deletion (60 pages with 10 years validity) ₹2,000
Replacement of minor passport due to changes in name, address, date of birth, etc. or ECR deletion (36 pages) ₹1,000

*Please Note: The fee schedule is taken from the Passport Seva Project website. This fee structure is subject to change based on the nationwide rollout announcement.

** Tatkal Passport Fees**

Category  Fees (In Rupees)
Fresh/ re-issue of passport with 10 years validity (36 pages)  ₹3,500
Fresh/ re-issue of passport with 10 years validity (60 pages)  ₹4,000
Fresh/ re-issue of passport for Minors (below 18 years) with either 5 years validity or till the child turns 18 years (36 pages) ₹3,000
Tatkal passport renewal fees for 10 years validity (36 pages)  ₹3,500
Tatkal passport renewal fees for 10 years validity (60 pages)  ₹4,000
Tatkal passport renewal fees for Minors (below 18 years) with either 5 years validity or till the child turns 18 years (36 pages) ₹3,000
Duplicate passport (36 pages) ₹5,000
Duplicate passport (60 pages) ₹5,500
Replacement of passport due to changes in name, address, date of birth, etc. or ECR deletion (36 pages with 10 years validity) ₹3,500
Replacement of passport due to changes in name, address, date of birth, etc. or ECR deletion (60 pages with 10 years validity) ₹4,000
Replacement of minor’s passport due to changes in name, address, date of birth, etc. or ECR deletion (36 pages) ₹3,000

*Please Note: The fee schedule is taken from the Passport Seva Project website. This fee is subject to change based on the nationwide rollout announcement.

Ways to Pay Passport Fees

Online Process For Appointment and Fee Payment

  • Go to the official Ministry of External Affairs website.

  • From the homepage, select the “New User Registration” option from the top left corner.

  • Now, enter your details to register yourself on the website.

  • Once done, log in as a user on the website and select the necessary service required.

  • For the next step, select the preferred mode of payment from credit or debit cards, internet banking, and SBI wallet.

  • Make the payment and collect the confirmation message with the Application Reference Number.

  • Next, book an appointment at the nearest Passport Seva Kendra or Regional Passport Office based on the available slots.

  • Visit the respective office and provide your documents for verification to complete the application process.

Offline Process

  • Visit the nearest Passport Seva Kendra as a walk-in.

  • Request for a form based on the passport service required.

  • Submit the form and required documents.

  • Pay the applicable passport service fee in cash at the office.

Key Points to Remember for Passport Fees

To apply for a passport, new or renewal, you can choose between the standard and Tatkal schemes.

  • You need to make the online passport fees before booking any appointment at the Passport Office, as it is now compulsory.

  • If you choose the standard or normal category, you need to pay the fees mentioned above online at the Ministry of External Affairs website.

  • For the Tatkal category, you first pay the standard or normal category fee online and then pay the balance of Tatkal fees in cash at the Passport Office or Passport Seva Kendra after the officials accept your Tatkal application.

  • Any fee towards any passport service is to be paid in Indian Rupees only.

  • All fee payments should be made online before booking the appointment for an in-person visit to the Passport Seva Kendra for submitting the application.

  • A fee calculator is available on the official Ministry of External Affairs website.

  • No refunds are available for any fees made towards passport services.

  • A printout of the appointment booking is not required. You can now show the text message received on your registered mobile number after the online appointment booking completion to validate the booking.

  • Always carry an extra copy of each of the documents you require for the passport service to the appointment.

  • Walk-ins are allowed at the PSKs or RPOs. However, booking an online appointment will ensure a hassle-free passport application experience.

  • You can renew your expired passport within 1 year from the date of expiry.

Role of a Travel Insurance Plan

A passport is mandatory to visit an international destination from India. It acts as a personal identification document and allows you to explore the country and leave as planned.

To protect your passport and other belongings and to enjoy a financial safety net when abroad, investing in a travel insurance plan is highly recommended. Travel insurance policies provide financial support in times of need to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.

Tata AIG offers numerous travel insurance plans to meet the individual cover needs and budget requirements of every traveller. We ensure maximum coverage flexibility to protect your international trip from any unexpected emergencies.

Our list includes flight cancellation insurance cover, lost or damaged baggage cover, medical emergency cover, third-party liability cover, and much more. Additionally, we offer a quick claim settlement process and 24/7 customer service to resolve any query.

Conclusion

Staying up to date with the latest passport fees and services can help you plan your international trips better. Whether you choose the standard category or the Tatkal category, always check the different normal vs Tatkal passport fees to benefit from better decision-making.

FAQS

How many days does it take to get a new passport via Tatkal?

You can get your new passport within 1 to 3 days from the date of application submission at the Passport Seva Kendra with a Tatkal application.

What documents are required for Tatkal's passport application?

You will require your latest Aadhaar card, PAN card, birth certificate, last passport (for new renewals), police verification certificate, and, in some cases, bank passbook or post-office passbook.

Is there any mobile application to avail of passport services from my phone?

Yes, you can easily download the mPassport Seva application from the App Store or Google Play Store to apply for any passport service.

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