Passport Address Change

Passport Address Change

Passport Address Change

A passport is an essential document that every citizen must have in order to travel outside the country. More than that, a passport is a proof of identity and is widely accepted for various purposes. Therefore, when an individual moves permanently from their current permanent address, it is of utmost importance that they should have their new permanent residential address be updated on their passport with the help of Passport Seva. In this article, we discuss the process and requirements for a Passport Address Change in India.

Documents Required

The following documents are required to be submitted when you want to change your address on your passport.

  • Original old Passport
  • Copy of payment receipt or challan receipt
  • Copy of your online application.
  • Self-attested copies of the passport’s first two and last two pages.
  • Self-attested copies of the page of observation, if any, made by Passport
  • Issuing Authority.
  • Self-attested copy of the ECR/ Non-ECR page.
  • Self-attested copies of the validity extension page, if any, in respect of short validity passport.
  • Address Proof: It should be noted that any of the following would suffice.
    • Aadhaar Card
    • Election Commission Photo/Voter ID card
    • Electricity bill
    • Water Bill
    • Mobile Number/ Landline Number
    • Proof of an LPG Connection
    • A registered Rental Agreement
    • Income Tax Assessment Order
    • Photo passbook of an existing bank account. The bank may be a scheduled private sector Indian bank, scheduled public sector bank, or a regional rural banks only.
    • Any certificate from the current employer on letterhead.
    • Passport copy of the spouse which should contain the first and the last page of the passport including family details. It should be noted that the applicant’s present address must match the address mentioned in the spouse’s passport as well.
    • Passport copy of the applicant’s parents, which should contain the first and the last page of the passport including family details, in the case of minors.
  • For Minors: In addition to the documents as mentioned above, minor applicants are required to submit a declaration affirming the particulars that are mentioned in their passport application as prescribed in Annexure H.
  • For Government Body/ Public Sector Undertaking/ Statutory Body: In addition to the documents that are listed above, the applicant will be required to submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) or a Prior Intimation Letter (PI) as mentioned in Annexure M and Annexure N, respectively.
  • For Retired Government Officials: In addition to the documents that are mentioned above,  a Retired Government Official would be required to submit a Pension Payment Order.

Requisite Fee

The fee that is required for the change of address in a passport is as follows.

Applicant’s AgeValidity RequiredNormal ChargeTatkal Charge
Below 15 years of ageAllINR 1,000INR 3,000
15 – 18 years of age5 years or till the age of 18 yearsINR 1000INR 3,000
10 years for 36-paged passportINR 1,500INR 3,500
10 years for 60-paged passportINR 2,000INR 4,000
18 years of age and above10 years for 36-paged passportINR 1,500INR 3,500
10 years for 60-paged passportINR 2,000INR 4,000

Process

In order to change the address on your passport, it has to be re-issued, which is quite simple. You have to visit a Passport Seva Kendra closest to you and make an application. The requisite fee mentioned above would have to be paid by the applicant for the re-issue process. You may also apply for the same online. Below are the steps of the online procedure detailing on how to get your passport re-issued.

Passport Login Registration

The following steps have to be completed to register yourself on the Passport Seva portal.

Step 1: Visit the official website of Passport Seva.

Step 1-Passport Address Change
Step 1-Passport Address Change

Step 2: Click on the New User? Register Now tab.

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Step 2-Passport Address Change

Step 3: Now, select the Passport Office that is closest to your location.

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Step 3-Passport Address Change

Step 4: Enter the essential personal details, as shown on the page.

Step 5: Create your Login ID and Password as per the portal’s terms and conditions.

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Step 5-Passport Address Change

Step 6: Select the Hint Question and Answer as you require. This will come in handy your log in details are lost.

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Step 6-Passport Address Change

Step 7: Click on the Register icon.

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Step 7-Passport Address Change

Step 8: Now, you will receive an activation link in your registered email. Click on the link to activate your Passport Seva account.

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Step 8-Passport Address Change

Step 9: Your account is now activated. You may now proceed with your application to renew your passport.

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Step 9-Passport Address Change

Passport Renewal Application

Below given are the steps to be followed in order to submit your application for the renewal of your passport on the Passport Seva portal.

Step 1: Visit the official website of Passport Seva.

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Step 1A-Passport Address Change

Step 2: Click on the link Existing User? Login icon.

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Step 2B-Passport Address Change

Step 3: Now, you must click on the Apply for fresh passport/ Re-issue of passport tab.

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Step 3A-Passport Address Change

Step 4: Next, fill the Form available on the portal.

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Step 4A-Passport Address Change

Note: You will have to provide details like current address, of their spouse, amongst other necessary details. You would also be required to provide the details of two local references which could be contacted for police verification. You must click on the Validate option and save the form after you are done entering the city or village. The saved file is then uploaded to the same page from where it was downloaded. By doing so, the details will automatically be entered in the application form. In the end, you need to verify all the information to ensure that there are no mistakes in the application form.

Step 4B-Passport Address Change
Step 4B-Passport Address Change

Step 5: Review all the information that you have entered before submitting the Form. These details can not be changed later, and you may need to start again if there are errors.

Step 6: Click on the option to View Saved/ Submitted Application in order to schedule an appointment.

Note: You may schedule an appointment by clicking on the Schedule Appointment tab. Next, you need to select an available slot which is convenient for you. Once this is confirmed, the appointment at the passport office that you opted for at the designated time.

Step 7: Online payment is mandatory for booking appointments at the Passport Seva Kendra.

Step 8: Complete the payment process through any of the accepted modes of payment.

NOTE: It should be noted that Tatkal applicants are only required to pay the normal fee while booking an appointment online. If the application is approved for the Tatkal option, the applicant may pay the remaining amount on the portal itself. Please note that this tatkal payment is non-refundable.

The following options are available for payment.

Mode of PaymentAccepted ProvidersApplicable Charges
Credit CardsVISA/ MasterCard1.5% + service tax
Debit CardsVISA/ MasterCard1.5% + service tax
Internet BankingSBI and SBI Associate BanksNo charge
SBI ChallanThe appropriate fee must be deposited at the nearest SBI branch after 3 hours of generating the challan and must not exceed 85 days to do so.No charge

Step 9: If internet banking is not accessible for you, including debit card and credit card, you may print an offline challan and make the payment at any SBI Branch. The bank will take upto 2 days to verify the payment.

Step 10: After you have completed the application process, click on the Print Application Receipt tab. This receipt would contain all the essential details along with the Application Reference Number.

After the appointment is scheduled, the individual must go to the passport office on the designated date and time. One may even show the SMS that they have received as a proof of appointment while visiting the Passport Seva Kendra or the passport office. Ensure not to miss the appointment as one will have to re-apply for an appointment all over again.

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