NEW PASSPORT RULES, YOU NEED TO KNOW

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NEW PASSPORT RULES YOU NEED TO KNOW

Recently, the Ministry of External Affairs declared new rules for applying for a passport. And here we have rounded up some of the major changes that these new rules have bought in.



  • DOCUMENTATION FOR PROOF OF BIRTH

As per old rules, submission of a birth certificate was compulsory for all applicants born on or after 26th January 1989. But the new rules have bought in some relaxation in this regards. Now, any of the following documents containing the Date of Birth (DOB) of the applicant will suffice:

  • Birth Certificate (BC) issued by the Registrar of births and deaths or the Municipal Corporation or any other approved authority to register the birth of a child born in India
  • Transfer/school leaving/matriculation certificate issued by the school last attended/recognized educational board
  • PAN card
  • Aadhar card/E-aadhar
  • The copy of the service record of the applicant’s (of govt. servants) or the pay pension order (of retired govt. employees), duly attested/in-charge of the administration of the concerned ministry/certified by the officer/ department of the applicant
  • Driving license
  • Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India
  • A copy of policy bond issued by the public life insurance companies



  • DETAILS OF PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN:

In a welcome move, the new passport rules has done away with the mandate requiring names of both parents at the time of application. An applicant now only needs to provide the name of either one of the parents or the legal guardian. This makes it easier for children with single parents or orphans to apply for a passport. For spiritually oriented people like Sadhus/Sanyasis, there have provisions made for them to mention the name of their spiritual leader in place of their biological parents.

  • ANNEXES

The total number of annexes has been reduced from 15 to 9. Annexes A, C, D, E, J, and K have been eliminated and some of them have also been merged. Lesser annexes means less worry for people to collate documentation.



  • ATTESTATION

While all annexes needed attestation from a Notary/Executive Magistrate/First Class Judicial Magistrate previously, henceforth all these annexes can now be in the form of a self-declaration from the applicant on plain paper. This means no running around for attestation that one had to do previously.

  • MARRIED/DIVORCED PERSONS:

The need for a marriage certificate has been discontinued (along with annexure K). Also, in case of a divorce the applicant will not be required to provide the name of their spouse. This is another interesting change that has been made taking into consideration changing societal norms.




  • WORK RELATED URGENT PASSPORTS:
    In case of urgent passports, if a government employee is not able to procure the NOC (no objection certificate) or identity certificate from their employer’s side, they can submit a self-declaration stating that they have given a prior intimation letter to their employer informing that they are applying for an ordinary passport to a passport issuing authority.

To view the press release from the Ministry of External Affairs with regards to the new passport rules, you can visit their website to gain detailed information.

Overall, this move is set to make the application process easier and hassle-free for everyone. A welcome move, we say!

So don’t use your lack of passport as an excuse not to travel anymore. Apply for one now, and get going. Don’t forget to visit our website to get insured before you leave on your next adventure!






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989 Responses to “NEW PASSPORT RULES, YOU NEED TO KNOW”

  • Nilamani saikia November 27, 20179:52 am

    i want apply new passport , i have all the document but i don’t have DOB certificate …. please halp me any one what to do.

    Reply
    • Ajay agravat November 28, 20174:46 pm

      U can give following documents for new passport

      1. School living
      2. Aadarcard
      3.pan card
      4.last marksheet

      Reply
  • E.Krishna reddy November 27, 201710:55 am

    I already applied for renewal passport for my Daughter, Who is minor. The problem is that by mistake my father-in-law mentioned the wrong date of birth. But at the time of admission to school I made correction in the date of birth and all the valid documents are according to the present birth certificate. ncluding Pan card, tenth class central board marksheet, Adhar car. But here the Pasport authorities are creating problem, Actually my Daughter is already having a Pasport with the old date of birth, but I want the new passport with the original date of birth. So pls help.

    Reply
  • Muthukumar November 27, 20175:56 pm

    Sir
    I am a government servant.My passport was expired. Now I want to renew my passport. Earlier I got Noc from my head of dept.
    Can I submit new Noc or prior intimation with the renewal application?

    Reply
  • Amarish v Contractor November 27, 20178:04 pm

    Sir , thx for sending new passport’s rule . Really I am very much thankful to u . kindly send the same in future also . amarish

    Reply
  • YOG MAYA SRIVASTAVA November 27, 20179:55 pm

    This is very useful and important information for all.

    Reply
  • Naren December 1, 20174:00 am

    I want to aply passport for my son.
    Iam stying singapore. But my wife and my son stying in india.
    She alredy have passport. We want to aply. Wt things need?
    NOC need to sbmit?
    Just Birth certificate and any documents need?
    Parents passport need?or single paren can submit of passport?

    Reply
  • Sridharan C December 1, 201710:37 am

    Sir, I have submitted an application for a fresh passport for my friend’s daughter. I have forgotten to include the individual’s distinguishing identification marks. The form was accepted by the web site of passport india. Will there be any issue at any later stage because of omission of the above info. ? Please clarify.

    Reply
  • R k yadav December 7, 201712:39 pm

    My passport is getting expired in 2018.
    So far i have not made any trip outside india .what action to be taken to extend the validity of my passport.
    Thanks and Regards.

    Reply
  • R k yadav December 7, 201712:44 pm

    How to renew the passport . Secondly how to. incorporate the new address where I’m residing at present .
    Thanks and Regards.

    Reply
    • RK December 12, 20173:14 pm

      you can renew your passport
      only you need to have ADDRESS Proof .book the slot and pay 1500/- fee .

      if need any assistantace please feel free to call me on this number As well
      9849350303.

      Reply
  • Amaranth December 7, 20179:00 pm

    Thank you for updating..

    Reply
  • Zeenu Singh December 8, 20177:50 am

    My name, prior to marriage was Gurpreet Kaur. Hence all my educational certificates up to my Master’s Degree hold that name. After my marriage, I changed my name to Zeenu Singh. My PAN, Aadhaar card, Election card have the new name. What formalities are required to apply for the passport?

    Reply
  • Angela Albuquerque December 8, 201711:56 am

    My Husband and me are senior citizens.
    I want to get a new passport made what the the documents required.
    Secondly my husband’s passport has expired and want to get a new one made.
    Thirdly we are staying at the rented house as my house is under redevelopment, do I need to produce the rent agreement copy and whether it has to be registered? Please advice and reply asap.

    Reply
  • ayaz kumbharlikar December 8, 201712:39 pm

    hi thanks for the sharing all important passport related detail,sir I just wanted to know how to apply for passport without birth certificate is it possible..

    Reply
  • Devasish Singh December 8, 20177:11 pm

    Dear sir.
    I want to make my passport. I have adhar care , voter ID card,pan card. But I don’t have any school certificate and birth certificate. How I make my passport..?
    I want right advice and help.

    Reply
  • GOPAL December 9, 20178:03 am

    i need fresh passport

    I have only Aaadhar / pancard / pan card / X th XII pass certificate

    is it ok , some agents 2 address proff But i have only one adhaar

    Please inform immed

    Gopal

    Reply
  • Niket Patel December 9, 20178:54 am

    I have a passport which name is Patel Niket Sureshbhai but in my all document my name is Patel Niketbhai Sureshbhai so I’m confused that it may creat problem so guide me about this. Is it valid or i have to change anything ?

    Reply
  • ashok December 9, 201711:35 am

    In the past it was said that physical police verification by police at one’s home is being stopped . However it proved to be false. I applied for passport few days back and policeman came to our house to verify the details. hence what is said on social media and what is actual are different and people are being given wrong information.

    Reply
  • VASANT KALOJI PATIL December 9, 201712:42 pm

    Resp/sir,

    What is the passport renewal process

    Reply
    • RK December 12, 20173:03 pm

      you can renew your passport after
      only you need to have ADDRESS Proof .book the slot and pay 1500/- fee .

      if need any assistantace please feel free to call me on this number As well
      9849350303.

      Reply
  • Amit Neema December 9, 20171:24 pm

    Very nice initiative by MODI Government.

    Thanks for sharing with me.

    Reply
  • Madhav Mehendale December 9, 20171:48 pm

    It is highly necessary that the stringent and unpragmatic rules need to be relaxed / modified in the context of changing environment which is changing very fast. If you cannot catch up with it you will be left miles behind. The hitherto conception that the person opposite to me is a highly crook person who is a fraud etc. is gradually changing for the better. The unfortunate part is that in spite of relaxation in various rules / laws such Income Tax etc; our primary tendency generally is how to flout even these relaxed / modified rules rather than thinking of complying with it / them which is not at all difficult.

    Reply
  • Nassir December 9, 20171:50 pm

    How to renew expire passport in ernakulam, what documents needed, age 65yrs

    Reply
    • RK December 12, 20172:57 pm

      you can renew your passport after the expiry date also.
      only you need to have ADDRESS Proof .book the slot and pay 1500/- fee .

      if need any assistantace please feel free to call me on this number As well
      9849350303.

      Reply
      • RK December 12, 20173:05 pm

        and in addition to the you may get discount 10% passport fee. also.because your age 65.

        Reply
  • Pradeep Gupta December 9, 20171:57 pm

    I already hold a passport having validity till 2020. But i have changed my residence. How to get my residential address changed on passport……??

    Reply
    • RK December 12, 20172:58 pm

      you can renew your passport
      only you need to have ADDRESS Proof ..book the slot and pay 1500/- fee .

      if need any assistantace please feel free to call me on this number As well
      9849350303.

      Reply
  • Dhanesh kumar Dixit December 9, 20172:23 pm

    My passport is expiring on 16- 08-2019, so when should I apply for renewal.? And what is it’s procedure?

    Reply
    • Darryl Feegrade War December 12, 20172:15 pm

      My passport is valid upto 8/1/2018. Need guidance for renewal.

      Reply
  • FAROOK KADGE December 9, 20177:21 pm

    I, my wife and my two kids have passport but all the passport date are expired.I need new passport for all of us. My query is what documents are required for new passports and whether i have to submit my old passports or not. I think my old passports are misplaced but i do xerox copies of all old passport which are expired. Requesting to reply me with your valuable guidance for which i will remain oblige to you. thanking you in anticipation.

    Reply
    • RK December 12, 20173:01 pm

      first file a case of misplaced passports . and after that you can apply .you can renew your passport.
      only you need to have ADDRESS Proof .book the slot and pay 1500/- fee .

      if need any assistantace please feel free to call me on this number As well
      9849350303.

      Reply
  • anand sabale December 9, 201710:15 pm

    i have passport of 10 years back
    i want to renew my old passport
    how i make it??
    pl. advice

    Reply
  • anand sabale December 9, 201710:16 pm

    i want to renew my old passport
    how do i make it??
    pl. advice

    Reply
    • RK December 12, 20172:57 pm

      you can renew your passport .
      only you need to have ADDRESS Proof .book the slot and pay 1500/- fee .

      if need any assistantace please feel free to call me on this number As well
      9849350303.

      Reply
  • rekha December 10, 20172:21 pm

    passport expire date 17/06/2017 still now I could not done any renewal passport
    when I came to know new rule what shall I have do
    my date of birth 05/03/1973 I have passport 2007 expire date 2017
    what is cost of renewal

    Reply
    • RK December 12, 20172:55 pm

      hi rekha,

      you can renew your passport after the expiry date also.
      only you need to have ADDRESS Proof .book the slot and pay 1500/- fee .

      if need any assistantace please feel free to call me on this number As well
      9849350303.

      Reply
  • Kailash Garg December 10, 20174:50 pm

    I want to get the address changed in my passport. What is the procedure

    Reply
    • RK December 12, 20172:55 pm

      hi kailash,
      you can renew your passport after the expiry date also.
      only you need to have ADDRESS Proof .book the slot and pay 1500/- fee .

      if need any assistantace please feel free to call me on this number As well
      9849350303.

      Reply
  • cristie December 11, 20175:23 pm

    Good Day!

    inquire lang dec 19 is our schedule for passport renewal with my daughter but my daughter doesn’t have school I.D since public school she is in for this school year…need ba jud I.D during renewal? …..thanks

    Reply
  • adv.vasant dhundale December 12, 20176:53 pm

    suitable for us every one.

    Reply
  • Chirantan joshipura December 14, 201710:49 pm

    I am a passport holder. My name is chirantan joshipura mentioned in all govt records of my service school leaving certificate PAN card and adharcard.however despite my mentioning joshipura thro mistake previosly passports wrote my surname joshipura and therefore I requested for correction fact inadvertent mistake was committed by passport office and got unnoticed. AS my passport is due to expire in sept2018 I requested for renewal and making correction to joshipura instead of joshipura.THE passport office baroda insisted that I may get published my name change. I told that everywhere my correct name joshipura is there I also produced copy of my retirement orders as IAS officer as deputy secretary by govtof Gujarat but none of my pleadings were heard.ipl guide me what to do small mistake and I suffer

    Reply
  • Kalyan Reddy December 16, 201712:52 pm

    I lost my passport i want to apply new one can you suggest me what are the required documents.

    Reply
  • Subhash naik A December 16, 20172:11 pm

    what are the documents required for the government servant to get passport done

    Reply
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