The current opening time of Appointments is 5:00 PM.
- It is advised to read the instructions on the Website www.passportindia.gov.in before filling of the form.
- Applicants are also advised not to purchase air tickets /freeze travel plans without a valid travel document in hand. Passport issuance process is detailed and might take some additional time in some cases where there is deficiency in documentation or where police report is pending /adverse.
Online Payment has been made mandatory for booking appointments at Passport Seva Kendra(s) under this Passport Office. Click here for details.
- Categories of Applicants allowed as “Walk-In with ARN /withoutappointment" : Only following categories of applicants are allowed as Walk-in Applicants :
- Physically challenged persons
- Senior Citizen(60 years and above)
NOTE: Applicants falling under these categories need to register online, fill/submit application form online and generate Application Reference Number (ARN) at least one day in advance before visiting the PSK. Such applicants may visit the PSK with required set of documents and a copy of printed ARN sheet from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM only. Applicants will be accommodated in limited number as per the serving capacity and on first come first serve basis.
- On Hold files - With effect from. 29.09.2014 Applicants whose applications are put on hold at any stage for want of any document may visit PSK to complete the process of hold files as per date and time of appointment mentioned on the acknowledgement slip. For files on Hold, applicant should complete the necessary procedure within 365 days of the date of application OR payment of fees OTHERWSE the application will be considered Null and Void and fees will be forfeited. Thereafter, the applicant will have to take fresh appointment with new ARN and payment of fees to apply for passport.
- For passport of Minor children -Requirement of Physical presence of Parents:
- where none of the parents hold valid passport -Both the parents should be physically present with their ID Proofs.
- where only one parent holds valid passport-the parent who does not hold passport should be physically present along with the original passport of other parent, and
- where both the parents hold valid passport-anyone parent can be present with both parents' passports (in original).
- minor applicants between age group of 15 to 18 years applying for 10 years validity passport (Fresh/reissue) will be granted passport with ECNR only if they submit class 10th pass certificate, otherwise passport will be issued with ECR
- Processing of Tatkaal passport application : Processing of Tatkaal applications will start only after checking of required documents, Police Verification report status (in re-issue cases) and confirmation of Verification Certificate (wherever necessary). Passport Authorities have to satisfy themselves about the genuineness of the Verification Certificates and that there are no deficiencies. Passport Authorities retains the right to verify in writing the authenticity of the Verification Certificate.
Please note that passport in case of Tatkaal application submitted on the basis of three out of sixteen documents (instead of Annexure F) will be issued after confirmation of genuineness of the three documents from issuing authority or on receipt of clear police verification report. In such cases, issuance of passport may take much more time than prescribed under tatkaal category in order to confirm the genuineness of three documents where status of documents is not available online and because of procedural requirement passport office will not be responsible for delay. Therefore, applicants who are in urgent need of passport are advised to apply for tatkaal with Annexure F instead of three out of sixteen documents.
Lost /Fully Damaged passport and certain other cases (details on our website) will not be accepted under the Tatkaal category.
- Birth certificate issued from Registrar of Birth and Death is mandatory for those born on or after 26.01.1989. Late registration of birth certificates should have endorsement on them regarding orders of late registration . Applicants who are applying for re·issue of passports with change in Date of Birth/Place of Birth are requested not to approach the Court directly. They may submit their applications at PSK with revised Birth Certificate from same Authority and Sworn affidavit. Only in cases where the changes cannot be accorded as per the extant rules, such applicants will be directed to submit a declaratory order from a civil court to effect the change in Date of Birth/Place of Birth.
- Verification Certificate (Annexure F) and NOC (Annexure B / M) should be on official stationary (letter head).
- Applicants are required to mention Complete and Correct Present and Permanent addresses and also all the addresses if stayed at more than one address during the past one year of the date of application to avoid delay in issuance of passport and imposition of financial penalty.
- Students studying away from their parent's house should clearly mention their current address while applying. For proof of residence at your hostel/place of stay, a Bona fide letter from the Principal/Warden is mandatory along with proof of parents' address (i.e. permanent address). All the addresses need to be mentioned if stayed at more than one address during the past one year of the date of application.
- Public Enquiry Days in Passport Office: For any problem/information relating to applications already submitted, instead of visiting PSK, applicants may visit Regional Passport Office, located at CGO Complex-I, Hapur Chungi Road, Kamala Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad between 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays identified as enquiry days. No enquiry service will be available after 1:00 PM and on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Regional Passport Office, Ghaziabad will be opening appointments for RPO camp mode applications starting from 23.07.2016. 75 appointments will be released for 23.07.2016 and 150 appointments w.e.f. 25.07.2016 from 09:30 am till 04:00 pm. The appointments will be released on 21.07.2016. The applications will be processed at Regional Passport Office campus located at CGO Complex-I, Hapur Chungi Road, Kamala Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad. These appointments would be available for all the 13 districts under jurisdiction of RPO Ghaziabad. The applicant need to make payment online, schedule appointment and take printout of ARN sheet after registering in the website www.passportindia.gov.in . Applicants are also advised to carry two passport size colored photographs with white background. Applicants should visit Regional Passport Office, Ghaziabad with ARN, photograph, SBI challan receipt (Applicable only for those applicants applied through SBI Challan) and all requisite documents for submission of application as per the scheduled appointment date and time.Tatkaal, On-Hold files, PCC, and Walk-in not be accepted and processed.
- Passport Mela will be organized on 20 Aug 2016 at Ghaziabad PSK, under the Jurisdiction of RPO, Ghaziabad. During the Mela, applications will be accepted on the basis of Online Prior Appointments for Issuance of Passports under Normal Category (Fresh & Reissue) only. Applications under Tatkaal, PCC, On Hold or Walk-in (without appointments) category will not be accepted. Appointments for the Mela would be released on 17 Aug' 2016 at 05:00 PM. Applicants are advised to book an appointment and visit the Passport Seva Kendra at the scheduled time along with a Printout of the Application Reference Number (ARN) sheet mentioning the appointment details and all the required documents (original and one set of Self Attested Photocopy).
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