To expedite the passport issuing system, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) has now decided to rely on Aadhaar card for identification of the applicant and on the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) database for validation of his/her criminal antecedents.
The simplified police verification system seeks to resolve issues raised from time to time regarding prior police verification and consequent delay in issuance of passports. In the new format, the applicant would apply online; he or she needs only to attach the Aadhaar card as the sole address and identity proof. The applicant will get the appointment within three days and in another seven days, the passport will be processed and dispatched.
Here is how you can get passport in JUST 10 DAYS through online process:
Step 1 – Register through the Passport Seva Online Portal. (Click on “Register” link under the Apply section on the Home Page).
If you are a new user, click on ‘register now’ link and fill in details like your ‘passport kendra’, date of birth, and email id.
Step 2 – Login to the Passport Seva Online Portal with the registered Login Id.
Step 3 – Click “Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport” link.
Step 4 – Fill in the required details in the form and submit.
Step 5 – Pay and schedule appointment
Click the “Pay and Schedule Appointment” link on the “View Saved/Submitted Applications” screen to schedule an appointment.
Online Payment has been made mandatory for booking appointments at all Passport Seva Kendras.
Online Payment can be made using any one of the following modes:
- Credit/Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa)
- Internet Banking (State Bank of India (SBI) and Associate Banks Only)
- SBI Bank Challan
Step 6 – Print application receipt
Click the “Print Application Receipt” link to print the application receipt containing Application Reference Number (ARN)/Appointment Number.