An Indian passport is one of the most vital documents for an Indian citizen. Normally, the issue period of the Indian passport is 10 years. There are many persons who do not have idea how to fill the form. Get the online instruction and download guide of Indian Passport Application Forms below.
Mainly, Indian passport is used for the purpose of international travel. Consular Passport & Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs (Government of India) issues Indian passport. Passport is also a major proof of Indian nationality so that it is an important document. Throughout the time of First World War, the system of Indian passport came into existence. Before that, it was never required as a travel document.
It became mandatory document for any person for entry and exit into India by passport, under the Defense of India Act, 1914, enacted by Government of India. The Act was further strengthened by Indian Passports Act, formulated in 1920. In 1967, Government of India promulgated Present Passports Act.
There are three types of Indian Passports
- Regular Passport
- Diplomatic Passport
- Official Passport
- Regular Passport has blue cover. Regular Passport issued for ordinary travel, such as vacations and business trips (36 or 60 pages).
- Diplomatic Passport has Maroon cover which issued to Indian diplomats, top ranking government officials and diplomatic couriers.
- White cover is colored with white color. It was issued to individuals representing the Indian government on official business.
Instructions of online Indian Passport Application Forms
First of all you will have to visit the website passport.gov.in, after that select the application form from “Select Passport Office for Home Page” option. You can also fill up the online passport form at the official website. After visit the official website, click on “Online Registration” option. Get the new page, on the new page click on “Continue” option.
After that, online form will be open, you will have to enter the require information and click on “Save” button. You will have to print the application form, if you are not able to print the application form for any reason, you must note down the application number. With the help of this application number and date of birth you can re-print the application form later. You can also print the application if you have saved the application.
You will have to fill up the form after printing the passport application form and visit your Indian passport office to submit it. You will also have to pay the fee, and submit supporting documents such as date of birth certificate etc., along with the passport application form, on the appointed day and time. The on-line system will inform the date and time of appointment at your jurisdictional Passport office.
Before the appointed time, you should be at your Regional Passport Office, 15 minutes and Proceed to your respective counter. You can them submit your passport application form, along with all supporting documents and pay the fees.
For more instruction, visit passport.gov.in
How to download application form?
Visit the website passport.gov.in
Click on “Application Form” option.
There are three option are given.
- Download Application Form No. 1 [ Hindi / English ]
- Download Application Form No. 2
- Download Personal Particulars Form (PP Form)
Click on the forms to download.