Passport Renewal through Passport Seva Kendra

Even applying for passport renewal can be done online through passport seva portal. Like applying for fresh passport renewal can also be done by following almost same procedure.

First, register through online seva portal and upon login select renewal of passport, there will be various options such as change in personal particulars, validity expired within three years / due to expire, exhaustion of pages, damaged passport, lost passport and validity expired more than three years ago select the appropriate one for your case.

You will be asked to enter some basic mandatory details, fill them carefully and importantly fill the earlier passport details such as date of issue, name on passport, validity etc.

Once you are done with it, proceed for slot booking for at passport seva kendra. Book the convenient slots and be present there at least half an hour before the scheduled time to get used to the formalities followed. Carry the printout of slot booking for document verification.

Many times it so happens that, servers at passport seva kendra will be down unexpectedly and create havoc among the people came for document verification. In those situations to carry out the process of document verification, seva kendra officials announce the manual document verification process in which the applications will be distributed on the spot, so be ready with the information whatever you have entered while filling the online application form. Be ready to face such situations.

Carry passport size photographs and documents required, be prepared so that things will go smoothly. It is better to carry a set of photocopies of documents, you can’t run at the last minute to get the things. Most importantly don’t forget to carry a good writing pen, remember no one will be there at your service (of this kind!)

Update: Passport application rates are revised, for fresh passports it is increased to Rs 1500 from Rs 500, for tatkal passport it is increased to Rs 3500 from Rs 1000 and for minors it is increased to Rs 1000 from Rs 600.

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