Having a passport is a must in today’s era. A passport is a travel document that is issued by a nation’s government. This document certifies holder’s identity as well as nationality fundamentally for the purpose of international travel. In case you have not applied for the one yet then you should not delay it any longer and apply for the same at the first instance. Here we will highlight to process to apply for passport online.
First and foremost, you need to register through the Passport Seva Online Portal. You will be provided with the Login Id. Next you simply need to login to the Passport Seva Online Portal with the help of this registered Login Id. Here you will get two options, namely, “Apply for Fresh Passport” and the “Re-issue of Passport”. Click on the former one as you need to make a new passport. Immediately, on doing this you will see a form in front of you. All you need to do is simply and carefully fill in the required details in the form. Once you have done this, kindly proof read the same so that no vent is left for any sort of error. Now when you are confident that you have filled the details correctly, simply submit the form.
The next thing that you are supposed to do is make the payment so that you can book the appointment. Simply click on the “Pay and Schedule Appointment” link which you can see on the “View Saved/Submitted Applications” screen. This way you will be able to schedule the appointment. You are entitled to making the payment online. you can make the payment using any mode, be it the use of plastic money, that is Credit/Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa), Internet Banking (State Bank of India (SBI) and Associate Banks and Other Banks) or through the SBI Bank Challan. Once you have done the payment, you need to click on the “Print Application Receipt” link so as to print the application receipt. This receipt contains the Application Reference Number (ARN)/Appointment Number. The online process ends here; next you need to go for the appointment at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Regional Passport Office (RPO) where the appointment is booked. Do not forget to carry the original documents with you. I case you do not turn up within 90 days from the submission of form; you will have to re submit the application form.
In case of any emergency/medical cases or the preapproved categories, one has the permission to visit the Passport Seva Kendra without any appointment. You will be only served at the discretion of Passport Seva Kendra in-charge/Passport Officer. If the applicant is less than 4 years of age, remember to carry the passport size photograph with a white back ground of the size 4.5 X 3.5 cm.
All in all, this is the process to apply for passport online. With just few steps to take, you will get the passport in your hand.