The process of getting an India passport has been simplified. By following the instructions provided you can plan ahead and get your passport quickly and hassle-free. The Regional Passport Offices issues it, after checking the relevant papers submitted and police verification. It usually takes 25 –30 days to get a regular passport.
The application can be obtained for Rs.10/- from, regional passport office or legal publication institutes
A personal letter from the applicant along with the required documents can be submitted even through a representative.
A token must be obtained while submitting the application and according to the number the application is accepted.
Applications are accepted in head post offices and speed post offices. On line facility is also available.
PASSPORT FOR MINORS Approval letter from parents is mandatory while applying for a passport for a minor Birth certificate and proof of residence and Xerox copy of the passport of either of the parents are to be submitted along with the application
INSTANT PASSPORT (TATKAL) In cases of urgency “Tatkal” scheme can be applied A letter of endorsement of the identity of the applicant, by Govt. Secretary or Police Commissioner is mandatory for Tatkal(instant) Passport. Even MROs or Circle Inspectors can give a letter to that effect with a Xerox copy of the photo identity cards. The charges for Tatkal- Rs.1500/- additional fee.
The tarrifs are as follows:
Beware of using brokers or agents for getting your passport! Quite often you will end paying more money and you might not receive your passport any sooner!