Documents required for Passport (2022)

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Vishesh Chogtu
Modified on 2022-06-24 in Application
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If you’re applying for passport then you should know that certain documents are required for Passport. Passport helps you in travelling cross country. Moreover, it also acts like an identity proof.

Read along to know about all the documents that are required for passport!

Documents required for passport in India

You must provide all the documents asked by the Passport officer. The application for passport can be majorly done in online format only. You need to apply on the link – https://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/knowPassportSeva

Following is a table of documents required for Passport: 

Proof Of Address   
Telephone (landline or postpaid mobile bill)
Electricity bill
Water Bill
Income Tax Assessment Order
Proof of Gas Connection
Election Photo ID card
Spouse’s passport copy (given the applicant’s present address matches with the address mentioned in the spouse’s passport)
Aadhaar Card
Rent Agreement
Photo Passbook of running Bank Account
Birth Certificate issued by the Registrar of Births 
Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate 
Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the DOB of the holder of the insurance policy
Copy of an extract of the service record of the applicant (only in respect of Government servants) or the Pay Pension Order (in respect of retired Government Servants), duly attested/certified by the officer/in-charge of the Administration of the concerned Ministry/Department of the applicant
Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar
Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India
PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department
Driving License issued by the Transport department of concerned state Government
A declaration given by the Head of the Orphanage/Child Care Home on their official letter head of the organization confirming the DOB of the applicant
Birth Certificate issued by the Registrar of Births 

Documents required for Passport Verification

You will also need a set of documents for Passport verification. Once you’ve submitted the application, police verification will be done. To successfully complete your police verification you’ll need 3 documents and an affidavit with your application.

Check the list of supporting documents below:

  • Aadhaar number
  • Permanent Account Number (PAN)
  • Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
  • Affidavit

Documents required for Passport for Minor

Here we have mentioned all the documents required for Passport for Minor:

  • If you’re applying for a passport for a minor. Then both the parents should give their consent.
  • The parents can vouch for the records in the case of minor candidates.
  • For applicants who are under 18, a recent proof of address should be provided
  • If the parents have a passport, it is advised to bring original and self-tested copies to the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK).
  • Before turning 18 years old, the minor candidate is qualified for a non-ECR.

Below is a table of documents that are generally required for passport:


Proof Of Address (Can be in the name of the Parent)   
Water Bill
Telephone (landline or postpaid mobile bill)
Electricity bill
Aadhaar Card
Photo Passbook of running Bank Account
Proof of Date of Birth (DOB)     
Birth Certificate issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Municipal Corporation or any other prescribed authority.
Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate issued by the school last attended/recognised educational board
Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the DOB of the holder of the insurance policy
Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar
PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department
A declaration given by the Head of the Orphanage/Child Care Home on their official letter head of the organization confirming the DOB of the applicant

Documents required for Passport Tatkal

If you’re in an urgent need of a passport then you can apply for Tatkal Passport. Additional fees will be charged and your passport will be delivered in 6-7 business days after successful application.

To expedite the passport application process under the Tatkal Scheme, applicants should submit 2 out of the 5 documents listed below in addition to the necessary paperwork;

  • PAN card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Student Photo Identity card
  • Birth Certificates issued under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 (18 of 1969)
  • Ration Card

Documents required for passport change of address

If you’re requesting for Change of address in the passport, then you need to submit the following documents as per the requirement.

Check out the table below for documents required for address change in passport:

Documents supported-Aadhaar cardOriginal old Passport.
-Copy of your online application.
-Copy of payment receipt or challan receiptSelf-attested copy of the first two and last two pages.
-Self-attested copy of the ECR/Non-ECR page.
-Self-attested copy of the page of observation, if any, made by Passport Issuing Authority.
-Current address proof (Any one)
-Election Commission Photo/Voter ID card
-Electricity billWater bill
-Proof of gas connectionTelephone bill (mobile or landline)
-Registered rent agreement
-Income Tax Assessment Order
-Spouse’s passport copy (first and last page including family details).
-Applicant’s present address should match the address mentioned in the spouse’s passport.
-Certificate from Employer of reputed companies on letter head
-Photo passbook of running bank account

Documents required for passport name change

You’ll need to provide documents mentioned below for changing your name in the passport:

  • Existing original passport
  • Copies of the first and last two pages of the original passport. The copies have to be self-attested
  • A copy of the page of observation, self-attested, if applicable
  • A self-attested copy of validity extension page, if applicable
  • A copy of the Emigration Check Required (ECR) and non-ECR pages, if applicable

Documents required for lost passport India

  • If your passport has been stolen or lost, then first file a FIR in the closest police station. 
  • Next, submit an application for a “re-issue” of your passport at the Passport Seva Kendra that is most convenient for you.

Following is the list of documents required for issuance  passport in place of lost passport:

  • Proof of address
  • Proof for your date of birth
  • Passport application form
  • An affidavit stating how and where your passport was lost
  • Original FIR report
  • Self-attested photocopy of first two and last two pages (including ECR/Non-ECR page) of your old passport (if available)

Documents required for passport for students

Indian students are studying abroad in greater numbers every day. The government has begun issuing unique student passports with this trend in mind.

You will need to submit the following documents as per requirement:

  • Address proof
  • Aadhaar card
  • Electricity bill
  • Water bill
  • Proof of gas connection
  • Voter ID
  • Income tax assessment order
  • Registered rent agreement
  • Photo passbook of bank account
  • Proof of date of birth

Additionally, you will have to submit any one of the following document:

  • Birth certificate issued by a municipal body.
  • Secondary school-leaving certificate or a certificate issued from a recognised board.

In addition to the above, you will have to provide these documents as well:

  • Student ID card
  • Bona fide certificate (study certificate) issued by the college
  • A certificate or letter stating that original educational certificates are not available
  • Photocopies of certificates attested by the head of the institution

What documents are required for Passport Renewal? 

A passport application form must be submitted to Passport Seva with specific supporting documentation. The necessary documents that one would need for passport renewal are listed by the Document Advisor on the Passport Seva Portal. To view the necessary documents, a user would have to select the renewal option. For passport renewal, the following papers are needed.

  1. Original old Passport
  2. Proof of documents which eliminate the cause, if any, of issuance of Short Validity Passport (SVP)
  3. Self-attested copies of the first two pages and the last two pages of the passport.
  4. Self-attested copy of the page of observation, if any, made by the Passport Issuing Authority.
  5. Self-attested copy of the ECR/ Non-ECR page.

FAQs

Is Aadhaar card enough for passport?

Ans: When applying for a passport, you don’t need to bring a lot of paperwork. Your Aadhaar number can easily be used to confirm your identity and address. The Aadhar card has sped up the passport application process and made it simpler overall.

What is Proof of Date of Birth?

Ans: A Proof of Date of Birth is any valid document containing a birth date. Secondary School leaving certificates, Birth Certificates, Identity Proofs, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, etc. are valid examples for Proof of Date of Birth

Can I apply for passport without Aadhar card?

Ans: Aadhar card is listed as the mandatory document for applying for a passport by the ministry of external affairs. You won’t be able to get your passport without Aadhaar.

Is 10th certificate necessary for passport?

Ans: No, the academic transcript is not required as new passport documentation. It is only necessary as age proof, but one may also provide birth certificates, policy bonds issued by public life insurance companies with the policyholder’s date of birth listed, etc., as age proof.

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jatinCommented on 2022-07-12

What is tatkal passport?

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What is tatkal passport?

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anuskhaCommented on 2022-07-12

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shourya dayalCommented on 2022-07-12

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bikalCommented on 2022-07-12

Is PAN card compulsory for passport?

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shourya dayalCommented on 2022-07-12

Is PAN card compulsory for passport?

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bikalCommented on 2022-07-12

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shourya dayalCommented on 2022-07-12

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chiragCommented on 2022-07-12

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shourya dayalCommented on 2022-07-12

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ankurCommented on 2022-07-12

Is 10th certificate necessary for passport?

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shourya dayalCommented on 2022-07-12

Is 10th certificate necessary for passport?

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atishCommented on 2022-07-12

Is Aadhaar card enough for passport?

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shourya dayalCommented on 2022-07-12

Is Aadhaar card enough for passport?