How to get a Passport

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Passports act as proof of Indian nationality. They are useful in providing address and identification proof for many other documents and certificates. If you have plans of studying abroad and appearing for GRE exam, holding a valid Passport is a must.

Pre – Process requirements:

  • First get the passport application form. You can download the form online or get it from post offices and respective passport offices. It is advisable to get the application form online to avoid long waiting hours.
  • Fill the passport form carefully. Follow the instructions given in the form carefully as the form is screened by machine.
  • An appointment needs to be sought from the passport office for the submission of the form to avoid waiting.
  • Visit the Passport Seva Kendra and get the token. Submit the token along with the application form and self-attested copies of all the required documents along with the original documents.
  • Following this, you will be given the acknowledgement receipt.
  • After 3-4 working days, you will be summoned for a Police Certification verification. Here you have to be present in person at the police station. Two individuals are needed to testify and bear evidence as a mark of your identification at the time of verification. Once this is done your application will be sent forward to the passport office to complete the remaining processes.
  • It will take approximately 25- 30 working days for your passport to be sent to you by post.


Documentation required:

1.     Date of birth certificate.

2.     Identity Certificate.

3.     Change in Name Certificate (If at all you have changed your name)

4.     A passport size photograph.

5.     A demand draft of Rs.1000.


NOTE: All the above documents should be self-attested.


Department / Organisation: Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division


Contact person: Regional Passport office, Bangalore. You can also contact the toll free number 1800 258 1800 for any queries.


Location: Regional Passport Office Bangalore, 8th Block, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala, Bangalore -560095


Do remember:

1.     To avoid waiting for long hours in the queue, download the forms instead of getting it in person.

2.     Seek a prior appointment so that you need not wait long for your turn.

3.     Self-attest all your documents.



Passport Seva Project

Consular Passport and Visa Division, Government of India


Recommended reading:

The Passports Act, 1967




Passport Application for no 1

Print Form

Affidavits and Annexures

Fee Calculator


Helplines:  Contact the toll free number 1800 258 1800 for any details regarding your passport.


Disclaimer: This information is subject to periodic government policy / process change. Kindly contact the concerned department to crosscheck for recent updates, if any.

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