Download Indian Passport Application Forms from the official portal and submit the filled forms in the respective district Passport offices.
Passport Application Forms for fresh issue or re-issue of passport
Main passport application in English (from http://passportindia.gov.in)
supplementary application form in English (from http://passportindia.gov.in)
Download form for obtaining police clearance certificate in English (from http://passportindia.gov.in)
Download diplomatic/Officials passport application forms for submission at RPO offices (from http://passportindia.gov.in)
Diplomatic/Officials passport application forms for submission at at CPV HQO (from http://passportindia.gov.in)
Download and use the above forms for the following.
· Application for a Fresh or new Passport
· Application for Reissue of a Passport due to expiry of validity
· Application for Replacement of Lost/Damaged passports
· Application for Change of Name or any existing personal particulars in the Passport
· Application for Exhaustion of pages in the Passport
· Passport Application for Minors
Application for a Fresh or new Passport can be made if the applicant has never held any passport earlier. In case an application was made at any Passport Office, prior to the present application, details thereof should be given in the relevant columns in the supplementary application form. This is irrespective of whether the prior application was processed or closed, or the passport was issued and not received by the applicant. Failure to disclose such details, if any, would attract applicable penalty.
Reissue means an application for another passport in lieu of an existing one which has either expired or is about to expire. An applicant may apply for a new passport in lieu of an expired/ about to expire passport up to 3 years after and 1 year before the expiry of the Passport. Re-issue of passport should not be mistaken for renewal of passport.
Renewal of passport means that a passport which was originally issued for a short validity of one to five years – under certain emergency conditions on the part of the applicant – is now required to be extended to its full validity of ten years from the date of issue of the passport.
Note that a new passport is issued in lieu of a lost/damaged passport. Also remember that the downloaded form should be printed back to back on standard A4 size papers and all information shall be duly filled in before submission.