Applying for Passport Online and Passport Seva Kendra

Applying for Indian passport can be done through online but still one can apply for it through offline visiting nearby District Passport Cell.

To apply for passport, first register through the official link of Passport Seva Portal giving some basic mandatory details. A link will be sent to the e-mail id provided, click on the document to activate account. Log in to your account, providing user id and password.

Online application for passport can be done in two ways either download the form, fill it offline and then upload the XML file generated or enter the details online through the interactive form.

First Method:

Download the soft copy of application form and fill the details offline (the file downloaded will be zipped, extract and save it on local disk) No need of internet connection to fill this form and also it can be copied from one system to other. Carefully fill all the details and click VALIDATE & SAVE button. You will see a XML file generated and saved in the same folder in which form is stored.

Upload that XML file using the link present below download application form. Once you have uploaded the file, you are done and next you need to proceed with booking a slot for document verification at Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)

Make sure that you are using Adobe Reader version 9 or above, otherwise it will not possible to generate the proper XML file.

Second Method:

It is quite simple and interactive as filling any other form. It alerts when some wrong entries are made.
Select the number of pages and mode of passport required (normal or tatkal), based on selection made application will be opened upon clicking next button.

Enter the details and click on submit. Once the application is submitted successfully, you need to book slot for document verification through Passport Seva Kendra.

In both the process of submitting online application form, one needs to take appointment for document processing. Click on manage appointment, you will be directed to select PSK location; you can select the convenient ones from the drop down menu. Select the convenient date and time, on which you can visit, take print out of appointment confirmation page to produce at PSK.

Your application can be deleted if you don’t make it to attend the process of document verification on specified date, you may need to fill the entire form again. Make sure to cancel the appointment if you can’t go on the specified date.

Present at least one hour before the scheduled time and understand the happenings at the venue such as details of counters etc,

Fees for passport have to be paid at counter through cash only and cards will not be accepted. Also, don’t forget to carry photograph, as sometimes server will be down and chances are there that PSK’s accept application forms submitted on spot with photograph. To be on safer side take a print out of submitted application form also, it will be helpful if you are asked to fill all the details on separate application if server is down.

For the set of documents to be produced at the PSK, find out from the link – document adviser present in the left side menu of screen providing few details of your whereabouts. If you require any more clarifications, feel free to call to Passport Seva Call Center at 1800-258-1800


  1. i appied online for passport. can i take offline appointment .please also mention how can i get offline appointment.because i unable to get online appointment i think it is mre difficult

  2. Hi, actually Online slots are booked quickly as soon as the link appears. Booking slots for online appointment will be open by 6:00 PM, so if you are competent enough there are chances that you will get slot.

    Apart from that you can apply for Passport offline through District Passport Cell (DPC)Your documents will be verified by an officer at DPC and you need to pay the amount by Demand Draft. This can be done any time of the day without any online appointment.

  3. Hi, I have booked slot under normal mode.. and can u suggest me like which documents do I need to take... Its urgent.. thanks in advance..

    1. Hi Anil,

      thanks for the comment...

      as you booked slot under normal mode... you need to take documents such as Proof of Present Address, Proof of Date of Birth and if you fall under Non-ECR category then you need to submit your degree certificate of BE/ BTech or MBBS based on you degree.

      Best way is once you log into passport portal, you will find services list in the left. In that select Document Advisor, select the options which you satisfy, you will be shown with details of documents to be taken.

      My suggestion is take all the proofs mentioning your name and address even your voter id, bank passbook with photo and seal... it may help you...


  4. Hi,, I want to apply for passport online..... but its asking to mention the police station for verification... but when I checked in "know your police station" I am unable to find my district over there and just it shows for banglore district.... can you please help me out..

  5. i registed passport in online but entered some thining wrong information then i was sumitted application ,now how to delete or edit the status in sumited application.pls some one help me

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