You can apply Passport of citizens near you through Digital India Portal

Visiting a foreign country is a dream come true for any person in India. To make this happen, you need a passport. Passport is an identity of your nationality that lets the officials of the other countries know who you are and that you are permitted to visit a particular country.

Applying for a passport is not a rocket science. Firstly, you need to fill a form having personal details relevant and make the payment according to the size of passport book you choose to have. The entire process can take time or you can also get it quickly if you pay more or get it done through an agent. Once the payment is done, a meeting for filling the form with the passport officials will be scheduled at the center.

There, you will need to give your fingerprints, your picture will be taken by the officials and the relevant documents will be submitted. Once all of this is done and verification is complete, within a time period of 15 days, you will verified by the police. Afterwards, if your records are clean, a passport will be dispatched at your doorstep.

What is a Permanent Account Number?

PAN or Permanent Account Number is a 10 digit alpha-numeric identity issued by the Income Tax Department of India. It is a unique account number allocated by the Income Tax Department, which is used to track and manage all the Income Tax assessee in India.

Although the PAN card application is voluntary, it must be obtained before engaging in certain transactions. For entering into a financial transaction exceeding a specified amount, quoting PAN is compulsory. Also, every business entity must apply for PAN card application within the 30 days of its formation or incorporation.

Documents required for a fresh passport:

  • Photo passbook of running bank account in any public sector bank, private sector bank and regional rural banks
  • A voter ID card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Electricity bill
  • Rent agreement
  • PAN card
  • Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the DOB of the holder of the insurance policy
  • Landline or postpaid mobile bill
  • Proof of gas connection

    passport copy (First and last page of the passport that includes the details of the family and mentions applicants name as the spouse of the passport holder)

  • Certificate from employer of reputed companies on letterhead. Income Tax assessment order
  • School leaving certificate
  • Birth certificate issued by the Municipal Corporation