Passport Office was established in George Town in Chennai (formerly Madras) in the year 1955. In the year 1966, it was shifted to the Govt. owned premises of Shastri Bhavan located at 26, Haddows Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006, where a number of other Central Govt. Offices are also located. Initially, RPO, Chennai was catering to the needs of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry in addition to the neighbouring States of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. In 1976 separate passport offices for these three states were established. In the year 1983, RPO, Chennai was again bifurcated and a separate office was established at Trichy with its own jurisdiction. Passport Office, Chennai is primarily responsible for issuance of Indian Passports to the Citizens of India who are residing within its jurisdictional area. In addition to issue of passports, various other miscellaneous services like change of address in passport, additional endorsement regarding Emigration Check Not Required, Police Clearance Certificate, etc. are also being rendered by this office irrespective of the fact that the original passport is issued by Passport Office, Chennai or not, provided they stay in the area of jurisdiction of RPO Chennai.

Office Address Passport Office Contact Details

Royala Towers No. 2 and 3, IV Floor,

Old No. 785, New No. 158, Anna Salai, Chennai,

Tamil Nadu-600002

Voice: 044-2851 3640

Fax: 044-2851 3637



Chennai , Chennai Sub Urban , Cuddalore , Dharmapuri , Kanchipuram , Karaikal , Krishnagiri , Puducherry , Tiruvallur , Tiruvannamalai , Vellore , Viluppuram.

List of Officers Name Designation Shri K. Balamurugan Regional Passport Officer List of Holidays *
Date Holiday
04/01/2015 Mailad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-milad
15/01/2015 Pongal
02/04/2015 Mahavir Jayanti
03/04/2015 Good Friday
04/05/2015 Buddha Purnima
18/07/2015 Eid-Ul-Fitr
17/09/2015 Vinayaka Chaturthi(Ganesha Chaturthi)
24/09/2015 Eid-Ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
21/10/2015 Dussehra (Maha Saptami)
22/10/2015 Dussehra(Vijay Dashami)
23/10/2015 Muharram
10/11/2015 Diwali (Deepavali)
25/11/2015 Gurunanak's Birthday
23/12/2015 Id-e-Milad(Prophet Mohammed Birthday)
25/12/2015 Christmas Day

* Note: In addition, Passport Office will be closed on National Holidays i.e. Republic Day (26th January), Independence Day (15th August) and Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October).