Passport Office in Goa

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Passport Office in Goa

Goa is a well-known tourist destination for locals and foreigners alike. With its beautiful beaches and thriving nightlife, Goa welcomes thousands of tourists every year. Apart from this flourishing tourism industry, many Goans pursue job and education opportunities abroad.

However, the persuasion of such opportunities requires the acquisition of a valid Indian passport. All passport-related services are overseen by the Regional Passport Office in Goa and the Passport Seva Goa offices.

With the correct information, the process of applying for a passport can be smooth. Hence, here are all the details you will need to apply for a passport in Goa.

The Regional Passport Office in Goa

The Regional Passport Office in Goa oversees the operation of all the PSK Goa offices. Here are two PSK Goa district offices that operate under the Goa RPO.

No. Districts Covered by Regional Passport Office of Goa
1 Panaji
2 Margao

The Regional Passport Office in Goa and the Passport Seva in Goa offices provide various passport-related services to the residents of Goa. These offices ensure that the acquisition of passports is accessible to all residents when in time of need.

Here are the passport services provided by PSK Goa:

No. Functions Carried Out By PSK Goa
1 Assisting Citizens with Passport-Related Queries
2 Conducting Police Verifications
3 Printing and Dispacing Passports 
4 Processing Passport Applications
5 Issuance and Renewal of Passports
6 Verifying Application Details
The RPO in Goa has 9 staff on board under the following Post titles:
No. Regional Passport Office Goa Staff
1 Deputy Passport Officer (DPO)
2 Assistant Passport Officer (APO)
3 Senior Superintendent (SS)
4 Superintendent (Supdt) 
5 Stenographer (Steno) 
6 Assistant Superintendent (AS)
7 Senior Passport Assistant (SPA)
8 Junior Passport Assistant (JPA)
9 Chauffeur 

Contact Details of the Regional Passport Office in Goa

Since PSK Goa carries out all the passport-related services, here are all the contact details of the office, such as the passport office Goa contact number, address, office timings, etc.

No. Information Details
1 PSK Goa address Passport Seva Kendra, Passport Bhavan,
EDC Complex, Patto,
Panaji-403001
2 Email ID rpo.panaji@mea.gov.in
3 Passport office Goa contact number 0832-2437601, 2437602
4 Goa passport office timings 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Contact Details of Regional Passport Officer

The RPO officer in Goa oversees the operations of PSK Goa as well. Here are their contact details:

No. Information Details
1 Name of RPO Shri. Nijo Varghese
2 Address Regional Passport Office,
Passport Bhavan,13/EDC Complex,
Patto Plaza, Panaji-Goa–403001
3 Tel. No. 0832-2437601, 2437602
4 Email ID rpo.panaji@mea.gov.in

Contact Details of Assistant Passport Officer

No. Information Details
1 Name of APO Shri Sanjeev Sunger 
2 Address Regional Passport Office,
Passport Bhavan,13/EDC Complex,
Patto Plaza, Panaji-Goa–403001
3 Tel. No. 2437601/2437604 
4 Email ID rpo.panaji@mea.gov.in
5 Fax 2437603 

Contact Details Of the Central Public Grievances Cell

No. Information Details
1 Name of Officer Shri Bal Krishan
2 Address Public Grievance Officer
PSP Division, Ministry of External Affairs
Room No. 24, Patiala House
Tilak Marg, New Delhi - 110001
3 Tel. No. +91 11 23384497/23384519 
4 Fax No. -23384381
5 Email ID passport.pg@mea.gov.in

It is important to note that a prior online Goa passport office appointment is necessary for getting serviced at any PSK Goa office.

Applying for a Passport in Goa

It is common knowledge that passports are absolutely critical for any kind of international travel. Not only do they serve as proof of your identity and citizenship, but they are also essential in case of any emergencies when on foreign soil. All visa applications, as well as the acquisition of international travel insurance, require a passport.

Here are the four different types of passports issued by the Indian government for the citizens of India:

Sr.No. Type of Passport and Colour Issuance to
1 Diplomatic Passport (Maroon) Indian Diplomats
2 Official Service Passport (White) Indian Government Employees
3 Personal Passport (Blue) Indian Nationals
4 E-Passport -

How to Apply for a Passport Using PSK Goa?

Since the process of applying for passports at the RPO and passport office in Goa has now been streamlined to a digital platform, you can apply for a passport online. The cost of an application may vary depending on the services you opt for, but here is a list of the basic fees related to standard passport services:

No. Passport Service Application Fee Tatkaal Fee
1 Replacement of Passport (36 pages) instead of a lost, damaged or stolen passport ₹3,000/- ₹2,000/-
2 Issuance or re-issuance of a passport, including an additional booklet due to the exhaustion of visa pages (36 pages) of 10 years validity. ₹1500/- ₹2,000/-
3 Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) ₹500/- NA
4 Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport for Minors (below 18 years of age), of 5 years validity or till the minor attains the age of 18, whichever is earlier (36 pages) ₹1,000/- ₹2,000/-

Online Passport Application Procedure in Goa

  • Navigate to the official website of Passport Seva Kendra and on the website’s homepage, click on the 'New User Registration' option.

  • Fill in all the relevant details as required with the help of a valid email ID and working phone number.

  • Once you have filled out the registration form, click on the 'Register' option and check for a confirmation email on your registered email ID. You can verify your account by clicking on the link provided in the email.

  • After the verification of the registered account, log in using the registered login ID and click on the 'Apply for New Passport/Re-Issue of Passport' option.

  • Complete the application form on the website online and click on 'Submit'.

  • You will be redirected to the application payment options, and pay the fee as directed. Then book your appointment at the PSK Kanpur office.

  • It is important that you download and print your application receipt as it contains your Application Reference Number (ARN); it is required for the scheduled in-person interview at the passport office and attend your interview at the Passport Seva Kanpur office as per the scheduled date and time. You can easily find the PSK Goa address on the PSK website.

Offline Passport Application Procedure in Goa

  • If online form filling is not an option that you are comfortable with, you can do this instead:

  • Download the E-form through the homepage using the option available under the forms and affidavits tab, download and fill in the PDF file.

  • Click on the 'Validate and Save' option to generate an XML file for uploads and upload the XML file to the website by clicking on the 'Upload E-form' link.

  • Once the file is uploaded, click on 'Submit'. You will be redirected to the application payment options and pay the fee as directed. Then book your appointment at the PSK Kanpur office.

  • You will receive a file number or application reference number (ARN) after the payment is processed, which is required for the in-person interview.

  • You must schedule an appointment online in advance, after which the process will be the same as the online application.

  • Visit your nearest PSK Kanpur office and submit the filled form along with the necessary supporting documents at the appropriate counter. It’s important that all visits must be done during official Goa passport office timings.

  • After the document and police verification, you should receive your passport.

Documents Needed for Passport Application Procedure in Goa

No. Documents  Category
1 Aadhar, Voter ID, PAN card, Driver's Licence (DL), etc. ID Proof
2 Birth certificate issued by a Municipal authority. Personal Details
3 Any utility bills (gas, electricity, water, etc.), Aadhar card, bank passbook, income tax returns (ITR), etc. Address Proof
4 12th and 10th standard mark sheets/ graduation certificates,  Bachelor's degree (if available) from a recognised educational board and university. Educational Qualifications 
(When Applying For A Non-ECR Passport)

How Can You Track Your Passport In Goa?

  • Visit the official website of Passport Seva Kendra and on the homepage, click on the Track Application option.

  • From the dropdown menu, select the applicable option – ‘Passport/ PCC/IC/GEP’.

  • Enter your file number and DOB and select the “Track Status” option.

  • The present processing status of your application should be made available on the page.

Is It Possible To Get Your Passport Quickly In Goa

The RPO and PSK Goa offices offer the Tatkaal Scheme for individuals who need their passports urgently. This scheme removes the requirement for a gazetted officer’s verification, which significantly expedites the process.

All applicants above 18 are only required to submit three documents from the mentioned list as opposed to the extensive set that a standard passport would require. On the other hand, minors only need two such documents.

If all the slots for a Tatkaal appointment are booked, you can still apply for it by booking a standard appointment, but you will still be required to pay according to the Tatkaal pricing.

With a Tatkaal application, you should be able to receive your passport within 1 to 3 days after visiting the passport office in Goa.

Conclusion

To conclude, applying for a passport in Goa can easily be done via the RPO or PSK Goa offices. Whether it is online or offline, following the streamlined procedures is convenient and ensures that your issuance is processed efficiently. With a valid passport, you should be able to apply for your desired visa successfully.

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Can I change my standard application to Tatkaal?

Can I change my standard application to Tatkaal?

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Changing the standard application to a Tatkaal is generally not permitted. However, if the application is very urgent you can try visiting the passport office with proof of your urgency and try negotiating with the officer in charge.

Can I apply for a passport in Goa if I just moved here from Bangalore?

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Yes, you can apply for a passport at any RTO of your choice, regardless of your residence.

Can I renew my passport if I’m in a foreign country on a visitor’s visa?

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Renewal of a passport usually requires clearance from the original Passport Issuing Authority. Hence, you will have to obtain proof of clearance from the RPO that was in charge of your initial passport issuance to renew your passport.

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