List of Documents Required Applying for Indian Passport

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Passport as we know is an important document that is required when you have to travel to other countries. In the articles that you will see on this site, we will be giving information about the Passport and how to apply for an Indian Passport.

But before you go ahead and apply for an Indian Passport you should have an idea as to what are the documents required to get an Indian Passport. And in this article, we have clearly specified the documents that should be kept ready before you apply for an Indian Passport.

Documents required for an Indian Passport which is to be issued in normal mode

Proof of address

Water bill Ration card Telephone bill
Certificate from the employer on the letter head and this have to be from a reputed company only Income tax assessment order Electricity bill
Bank account’s statement Cooking gas connection bill Voter ID
Aadhaar card For minors, parent’s passport copy is required Spouse’s passport is required if it is applicable
Passbook of running bank account Rent agreement that is registered. Duration of this agreement has to be over a year

Important things to remember when you are checking the documents required for a Passport

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Applicants will not have to submit all the above documents but only 1 document will be applicable. However, if you are submitting Ration card as an address proof then this document should be accompanied by one more address proof.

You should also remember that present address proof is required. Aadhaar card can serve as an address as well as an identity proof. But for the minor applicants, address proof is to be submitted and this proof should have the parents’ name.

Date of birth proof for Passport

Birth certificate School TC Affidavit sworn before a Tehsildar / magistrate / sarpanch / notary

Birth certificate that is issued by the municipal authority / office of the registrar of birth & deaths will be accepted and this rule is for the applicants who are born after or on 26th of January, 1989. Furthermore, any one of the above stated documents will serve the purpose of the date of birth proof.

What documents are required for a Tatkal Passport?

Verification certificate which is given in Annexure F Standard affidavit that is given in the I Annexure
To go to the annexure page click on the following link –

Documents required for a Tatkal Passport

Voter ID Freedom fighter identity cards SC / ST / OBC certificates
Service photo identity cards Arms license Property documents
Pension documents Ration card Birth certificate
Railway identity card Driving license Aadhaar card
Bank / kissan / post office pass book PAN card Cooking gas connection bill of the past 2 years

Other documents that will be helpful when applying for a Passport are as follows

Old Passport Marriage certificate Student ID card
PAN Card A letter from magistrate / MP / collector / MLA

Important points to remember

It is advised that you carry original documents as well as photo copies of the documents but keep both the things in different folders. This way you will only save time and thereby there will be less confusion.

However, if the authorities ask for some other document then you can reschedule the appointment. And for this appointment you would not be charged anything. And you can easily get the Passport.

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