Excellent reports for owners of Aadhar card. If you have it, you can currently get your passport in 10 days, omitting the lengthy police verification procedure, which will be completed afterward.
To accelerate the passport issue structure, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) is now determined to depend on Aadhar card for recognition of the applicant and on the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) database for substantiation of his/her criminal antecedents.
With the aspirant self-declaration on aspects like citizenship, criminal antecedents, criminal proceedings, summons/warrants sufficing, the government will start issuing brand new passports on stipulation that the applicant will get the police certification done later. This is done in case of Tatkaal seva, too.
According to the new modalities devised by MEA, the home and law ministries and the Intelligence Bureau, the government, on the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has made Aadhar card a compulsory prerequisite for issuance of passports. The MEA has coordinated with UIDAI to put this into practice. In case the candidate does not have an Aadhar card, his/her Aadhar enrolment number would be enough since the uniqueness of a person who has enrolled has also been confirmed to a huge degree.
What exactly is the process?
Step 1 – Registering yourself at Passport Seva Portal
The very first step involves your registration.
Go to the link http://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/welcomeLink and register yourself.
Click on ‘register now’ link if you are a new user, and fill in information like your ‘passport kendra’, date of birth, and email id.
You will obtain a login ID on your given email ID. Afterward, you will be redirected to the home page.
Step 2 – Login
You are required to activate your account by clicking on the link which you will receive on your email ID. Log in to your account using your user name and password. Subsequently, click on the link ‘Apply for Fresh Passport’ or ‘Re-issue of Passport’. You will get two options to fill the form online or offline.
Preferably choose online. If you choose offline mode, download the e form fill the details and save it. An xml file is generated. You are required to upload this xml file to continue for the next steps.
Step 3 – Select your option
If you are applying for the first time for passport, your option should be ‘Apply for Fresh Passport’. Thereafter, you will be required to fill a form. Take your time while providing with your specifics, lest there would be a mistake. For once the passport process is wrongly carried; it takes a lot of time to reapply.
Step 4 – Fill in family details
Once you have filled in the details, save it timely while moving page to page. You can then access the page anytime by using your user name and password. In the next page, fill in your family specifics and move to the next page where provide with your address. Provide with your alternative contact details afterwards.
Step 5 – Pay and schedule appointment
Taking appointment and choosing the Passport Seva Kendra(PSK) office is again a simple step. Click on ‘View Saved/Submitted Applications’ page, select your application number (in case if you have applied for multiple members of your family). Now, click on Pay and Schedule Appointment link and fix your appointment time. After submitting the form you will be asked to make online payment through your credit card, debit card, or internet banking. This payment is non-refundable. In case you miss your appointment you can reschedule it for 2 more times after the expiry of the first one.
Step 6 – Print application receipt
After finishing the process, click on Application Receipt link to acquire the printout, which will hold application reference number (ARN) and appointment number permitting you to enter the PSK Office on the given time slot.
Step 7 – Carry original documents
The final step is to carry your original as well as photocopied documents to the designated Passport Seva Kendra or PSK chosen by you while taking appointment. You will be then subjected to Police Verification of your given address.
Within next 7 days, you will take delivery of your passport at home. Also you can take its copy online.