What are the documents required for passport?
Ranchi: Passport application documents required: Getting an Indian passport is not much of a hassle as it used to be two years ago. One can apply online, book an appointment, and take all the required documents to the nearest passport office.
It is to note that the below-mentioned documents are required if you are applying for a new passport under the normal category (not tatkal), are a citizen of India with an age equal to or above 18 years.
What are the documents required for a passport?
Address Proof: Any one of the following documents can be produced as a proof of Address for application of a new passport.
Proof of Gas Connection
Telephone (landline/ postpaid mobile bill)
Passbook of running Bank Account with a Photo attached. This is valid only for Scheduled Private Sector Indian Banks, Scheduled Public Sector Banks, and Regional Rural Banks.
Spouse’s passport copy (This should have the first and last page including family details mentioning the applicant’s name as the spouse of the passport holder. This is given in case if the applicant’s present address matches the address mentioned in the spouse’s passport)
It is to note that the applicants should submit the proof of present address only even if he or she has been living there for a short period. However, candidates should acknowledge all the places of stay during the previous year (from the date of application filling) in the Passport application form. Also, all the documents are acceptable only if they have the correct address.
Date of Birth Proof: Any one of the following documents can be produced as a proof of Date of Birth for application of a new passport.
Birth Certificate which is issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths or it can be the one issued by the Municipal Corporation or any other prescribed authority
Transfer/Matriculation/School leaving Certificate issued by the school last attended and is recognized by an educational board
PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department
Driving License which has been issued by the concerned state government’s Transport Department
Voter ID Card or the EPIC (Election Photo Identity Card) that has been issued by the Election Commission of India
All the documents submitted as birth proof should have the candidate's name and his/her date of birth mentioned. This is true especially for Aadhaar Card, Election Card, PAN Card, etc.