Q. Is it mandatory to submit Birth Certificate in cases of those who
are born on or after 26.01.1989. Ans. Yes, Birth Certificate
issued by Municipal authorities only is acceptable for those born on
or after 26.01.1989.
Q. In a case of Muslim passport holder, whether entry of second wife
name is allowed on passport. Ans. Yes. But the entry of first
wife name will remain intact if divorce is not obtained.
Q: I got my passport from Delhi. Now I have shifted to Bangalore.
Should I change my address in the passport? …. If change is required,
what are the documents required and how much time will it take?
Ans. It is up to you to change the address. It is always better
if your passport indicates your current address. For this purpose, you
need to fill up form-II and submit it along with valid proof of your
residential address at Passport Office of the area of where you
Q. My Passport has been issued by one Passport Office. Can I apply for
services in another Passport Office? Ans. Yes. You can apply
for miscellaneous services at Passport Office where you are presently
Q. I don’t have ECNR stamp in my Passport. Can I get it on the basis
of my provisional matriculation or above certificate issued by the
University/Board concerned? Ans. We are no longer affixing ECNR
stamp in passports. In fact it is not even printed in the new passport
booklets. Currently, only ECR stamp is being put in passports if
applicant is not eligible for ECNR. However, you are entitled to ECNR
status if you possess qualification of Matriculation or above. Even
you can get ECNR status on the basis of provisional matriculation
certificate if the mark sheets of all semesters of your course are
available with you.
Q. I got my passport 2 years ago. I got married recently. Should I
include my spouse’s name in my passport? If so, what is the procedure?
Ans. It is better to include your spouse’s name in your
passport. For this, please file up Form No.II(EAP-II) form and submit
it along with marriage certificate, photocopy of spouse’s passport (if
she has one) and proof of stay (if the present address is different
from the one in the passport). Note : The procedure is the same if one
wants to include her husband’s name in the passport.
Q. I have a one-month-old baby? Does the baby require a separate
passport Or his/her name can be endorsed in one of the parents’
passport? Ans. Endorsement of child’s name in parents’
passports is not allowed anymore. As per the amended law, minors
should have separate passports.
Q. In case of a minor child passport, whose father is abroad, whether
consent is to be obtained to apply for a passport? If so, what is the
procedure? Ans. Yes. Consent of the spouse, who is abroad, is
required for submitting the application. It should be in the form of a
Sworn Affidavit duly attested by the Indian Embassy/Consulate abroad.
Q. What is the difference between Re-issue and Renewal of a passport?
Ans. Passports are Re-issued after the expiry of their 10-year
validity period.If you had been issued a Short Validity Passport (i.e.
a passport of validity less than 10 years) apply for renewal to extend
the normal validity of the existing passport to 10 years. In the case
of Re-issue of passport a normal fee of Rs.1000/- will be charged
whereas for extending the validity (renewal) no fee is charged.
Q. My passport expired 4 years ago. Can I renew it? What is the
procedure for it? Ans. In such a case, you have to fill up
Application Form No. I(EAP-I) form and submit it along with
original/photocopy of your expired passport and proof of your
residence/address. However, since the passport expired 4 years ago,
fresh police verification will be required in your case.
Q. I am a student staying away from my parents. Where do I apply for
passport and what proof of residence shall I have to furnish? Ans.
For instance, if you are a student staying in Rohtak (which falls
under the jurisdiction of RPO, Chandigarh) and your parents are
staying in Hissar which also falls under the jurisdiction of RPO
Chandigarh , You can apply at RPO, Chandigarh. For this purpose, along
with your form you have to provide four Personal Particulars forms.
Please also indicate your hostel address/the place where you are
staying in Rohtak as present address and your parent’s address as
Permanent address. In case you are studying and staying in Bangalore ,
you can either apply to the Passport Office Bangalore or in the
Passport Office in whose jurisdiction your parents’ address (permanent
address) is located.e.g Delhi. In the later case , fill up an
additional set of Personal particulars form giving the address in
Bangalore. For proof of residence at your hostel/place of stay, either
you should provide a letter from the Principal/Warden or proof of
residence of the guardian with whom you are staying along with the
guardianship affidavit. You should also provide proof of your parents
address (i.e. permanent address).
Q. I shifted to Delhi 7 months back from Bangalore. I have to apply
for a passport. As per instructions, one should have stayed for
atleast one year at a given address. Can I apply for a passport at
Passport Office, Delhi? If so, please let me know the procedure.
Ans. Yes. You can apply at Passport Office, Delhi. For this
purpose, you have to submit proof of seven months’ stay in Delhi and
also mention the previous address in the application form for which
you are also required to submit 2 additional Personal Particulars
forms along with the application.
Q. I have to travel to the UK next week on a company assignment. I
don’t have passport. Can I get a new passport under the Tatkal Scheme?
Ans. Yes. You can apply under Tatkal scheme and pay the Tatkal
fee of Rs. 1,500/1000 as the case may be, and a Verification
Certificate (Annexure-F) or three documents as mentioned under Tatkal
Category of Passport Information Booklet along with Standard Affidavit
Q. What documents are required when there is a change in name on
account of Divorce.
Ans. (i) Divorce deed duly authenticated by Court and (ii) Deed
Poll or Sworn Affidavit as per specimen in Annexure –D given in the
Passport Information booklet attached to the application.