An Indian passport is issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs to Indian citizens for the

Purpose of international travel. It enables the bearer to travel internationally and serves as proof of Indian citizenship as per the Passports Act (1967).

To drive a car you need a driving license. Similarly to fly for other countries except for Nepal you need a passport. Yes, you can say that a passport is a flying license because it allows you to travel in various foreign countries under the country’s protection.

So, before you apply for a passport here is a list of documents that are required to be submitted in order to avail a fresh passport.

Documents required for a fresh passport

  • >> PAN card
  • >> Aadhaar card
  • >> Address proof
  • >> A voter ID card
  • >> School leaving certificate
  • >> Birth certificate issued by the Municipal Corporation

Photo passbook of running bank account in any public sector bank, private sector bank and regional rural banks.

Documents required for minors fresh passport

  • >> Birth certificate
  • >> School leaving certificate
  • >> Pan card, aadhar card of parents
  • >> Proof of current address in the parent’s name
  • >> Parents original and self-attested copies of the passport should be carried

Documents required for re-issue of passport

  • >> ECR/Non-ECR page
  • >> Old original passport
  • >> No Objection Certificate
  • >> The first two and last two pages
  • >> Page of validity extension (if any)
  • >> (NOC)/Prior Intimation Letter (PI)