What is a passport? And what are the passport services we can avail for different type of passports?
Passport is a valuable document issued by the country government also an identity proof, which is used to travel to foreign countries.
Let’s summarise in simple generally the documents required for any passport as follows:
- Birth proof:- Birth certificate/10th class or matriculation marks card/school leaving transfer certificate/Pan card/AAdhar card or voter ID where complete DOB is mentioned for example 11/08/1985 any one of this document.
- Address proof:- for proof of address you can provide Aadhar card/Voter ID/Gas connection details/Bank Account statement/Land line bills/Any utility bills in applicant name/Post paid mobile bills/Registered lease or rental agreement/Company letter head or employer letter head, if students they can provide bonofied letter from school or colleges where they are studying.
Firstly Fresh Passport or New passport services:
When we look at Fresh passport, it’s very easy and simple to get a passport these days in India, we just need to know only the documentation perfectly and rest all can be taken care. While making new passport only two documents are required one birth proof as mentioned in the list and one address proof, in case if we want to make this easier approach some best passport agents in Bangalore and they can help us but same thing when you do in Tatkal documentation is different, you may have to provide annexure ‘B’ verification certificate duly attested by any A1 Gazette officer.
Documentation may differ in different cases for passports
When you go for reissue passports in normal when your passport is expired or going to expire the documents is your birth Proof and Address proof and your passport
In Case if you require in Tatkal documentation remains same as normal if its within validity /or expiry with in 3years/if your passport verification was done within 13years.
In case of your passport expiry more than 3 years then verification certificate is required even for reissues.
Documentation for damage passport also same but you may have to bear penalty for damaging passport, so adviced to keep passport safely.
If you see Lost passport additional documents required are police report filed stating passport loss and annexure F along with passport copy and DOB proof and Address Proof.
When you want to add or delete spouse name again you can see difference in the documents, you may have to provide marriage certificate or divorce copy.
When name changes for example you may change your maiden name or surname for this you may have to publish news paper and update your existing documents with new name and carry the documents to update passport.
In minor cases its different again passport of both the parents are required along with kids Birth certificate and address proof, and in case oner parent not available at that point of time few Annexures has to be signed and carried.
Finally to receive a passport without ECR(ECNR passport) you have to provide matriculation certificate/graduation certificates/Income tax returns filed in last few years.
I am sure this information may help if someone to know the difference of documents and procedure to apply for passport in different situations.