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How to apply for passport?

1. Get the Passport Application Form: One can apply for Passport through Online Registration, (after doing online registration, get print outs of the application form) click here for details for Online Registration. Apart from this applicant can submit directly in the respective passport office/ DPCs/Speed post centers, get the relevant application form from here.

2. How to fill the Form: The Passport Application Form is Machine Readable. Please follow the instructions as follows:

  • Use capital letters only. Particulars given in the form will be printed in the passport. Therefore, please be careful in filling up the form and avoid any mistakes.
  • Use black/blue ball pen only
  • Do not fill the form with pencils or ink-pen.
  • While filling up the boxes, kindly leave one box blank after each completed word.
  • Write clearly within the box without touching the boundaries.
  • Adjust the information to fit within the number of given boxes.
  • Do not write anything outside the box.  Avoid over-writing
  • Incomplete application will not be accepted.

Columnwise Guidelines for filling the application form can be had from here.

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Information for On-Line Passport Applicants

Presently the online Registration for General Public is available at

1.Ahmedabad 7. Chandigarh 13. Panaji 19. Kolkata 25. Nagpur 31. Srinagar
2. Amritsar 8. Chennai 14. Guwahati 20. Kozhikode 26. Patna 32. Surat
3. Bangalore *** 9. Cochin 15. Hyderabad ## 21. Lucknow 27. Pune 33. Thane
4. Bareilly 10. Dehradun 16. Jaipur 22. Madurai 28. Raipur 34. Trichy
5. Bhopal 11. Delhi 17. Jallandhar 23. Malapuram 29. Ranchi 35. Trivandrum
6. Bhubaneshwar 12. Ghaziabad 18. Jammu 24. Mumbai 30. Shimla 36. Vizag
37. Coimbatore

***For Bangalore pl refer Home Page Continue reading Information for On-Line Passport Applicants