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Scheduling an appointment for your passport interview at the PSK is an important step in the passport application process. This is done post application submission and payment of the passport fees. It can be done online through your passport portal login.
A passport for persons traveling to other countries is an essential identity document. Before issuing a passport, intensified scrutiny is carried out regarding the identity of the applicant. A host of documents must be submitted by the applicant to establish his name, address, age and other eligibility needed for obtaining a passport.
For both Fresh and Reissue, passports are issued in multiple categories. Special categories such as Diplomat Passports, J&K or Nagaland residents, Minor Passports, Indian citizens other than by birth, are also available, and several such categories are present. Then, due to different factors such as changing of name, change of address, renewal, name correction and many more, there is re-issue of passport.
By visiting the official website of the Seva Kendra Passport, passport applicants can now apply for an Indian passport online. They can fill in the required form and, if necessary, upload it online along with a valid ID and address proof, as well as an affidavit in the form of Annex-I. Applicants must pay the processing fee after sending the form and the documentation to pick a suitable date and time slot for the appointment at the nearest Seva Kendra Passport.
If, however, an applicant has already selected an appointment slot but wishes for different reasons to cancel or delay it, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to change it.
About How to Reschedule Passport Appointment
Points to Note: An applicant can cancel or reschedule their appointment only twice during a year. If you have exceeded your two times limit, you have to apply for a fresh passport application and pay the whole fees again. Also, cancelling and rescheduling your passport many times may raise questions about your intentions.
The Passport Authority allows 2 rescheduling or cancelling chances in a period of 12 months. This can be done free of cost. However, if you exceed this 2-times limit, your application will be totally cancelled and you have to resubmit a fresh passport application and pay the full fees. The previous fees you paid shall not be refunded. Hence, it is important to make sure that you make an appointment on a convenient date and time and keep up the appointment.
Most of us are working people who cannot afford a lot of time during weekdays. It is better to know beforehand the convenient dates on which we can book our passport application appointment. The Passport Seva Portal has the provision for it too. The ‘Appointment Availability’ function.
With this function, you can find out the number of appointment slots available for the next few weeks so that you can book an appointment on a convenient date. Here is how you access this feature:
Passport application process is done completely online. You have to register on the Passport Seva Portal, fill in the application form and make the payment. Once the payment is completed, you go to the schedule appointment tab and fix a convenient appointment date and time for the personal interview. During this personal interview, you have to produce the original documents and other supporting documents for your passport application. The passport officer will click your photograph for the passport too.
Here is a step by step instruction on how to apply for a passport and fixing an appointment to visit the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK):
The applicant must request a list of documents depending on the application categories for any passport application. As the entire process of applying for a passport is done electronically, the applicant must request the correct documentation in order to get the passport accepted and dispatched on time.
These are the primary documents required to apply for a Passport:
Here is a list of accepted documents for each document type:
Proof Of Address
Telephone (landline or postpaid mobile bill)
Income Tax Assessment Order
Election Commission Photo ID card
Proof of Gas Connection
Certificate from Employer of reputed companies on letter head
Spouse's passport copy (First and last page including family details mentioning applicant's name as spouse of the passport holder), (provided the applicant's present address matches the address mentioned in the spouse's passport)
Photo Passbook of running Bank Account (Scheduled Public Sector Banks, Scheduled Private Sector Indian Banks and Regional Rural Banks only)
Proof of Date of Birth (DOB)
Birth Certificate issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Municipal Corporation or any other prescribed authority, whosoever has been empowered under the Registration of Birth and Deaths Act, 1969 to register the birth of a child born in India
Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate issued by the school last attended/recognised educational board
Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the DOB of the holder of the insurance policy
Copy of an extract of the service record of the applicant (only in respect of Government servants) or the Pay Pension Order (in respect of retired Government Servants), duly attested/certified by the officer/in-charge of the Administration of the concerned Ministry/Department of the applicant
Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India
PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department
Driving License issued by the Transport department of concerned state Government
A declaration given by the Head of the Orphanage/Child Care Home on their official letter head of the organization confirming the DOB of the applicant
1. How many reschedules are allowed for my passport appointment?
The passport office allows a maximum of 2 reschedules in a span of 12 months for your passport application. Applicants are encouraged to reschedule their appointment instead of cancelling their appointments.
2. Will I get a refund of the passport fees I paid if I cancel my passport application?
Applicants are allowed to reschedule their passport appointments twice in a year. If they exceed this limit or are unable to attend the appointment on the designated date, your passport application will be cancelled. The passport fee once paid is non-refundable. The applicant has to submit a fresh application and pay the fees fully again.
3. What happens if I am unable to attend my passport application appointment?
If you fail to attend your passport application appointment, you can reschedule it from the passport seva portal. You can do it twice in a year. Post that, your application will be cancelled and you have to submit a new application.
4. What will happen if I am late for the appointment?
There are two times printed on your passport application; the reporting time and the appointment time. Reporting time is the one when you have to report to the passport office. If you are even a few minutes late than the reporting time, you will be denied entry into the passport office and will miss your passport interview. So it is important that you be there on time.
5. Where can I check the number of appointment slots for a particular day before scheduling the appointment?
It is good to check the available slots before booking an appointment. Appointment availability can be checked beforehand through the ‘Appointment Availability’ function on the Passport Seva Portal. With this function, you can find out the number of appointment slots available for the next few weeks so that you can book an appointment on a convenient date.
6. How can I find the designated Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) for my application?
There is a provision on the passport seva portal to find the nearest PSK. On the homepage, go to ‘Locate Passport Seva Kendra’ option. Here, you can filter using the city name or the Pin Code of your locality. The search option will give you the list of passport offices in close proximity to you. You can choose the office that is closer and more convenient for you.
7. Is it mandatory to pay the passport fees before booking an appointment?
Yes, you have to first fill the online application form completely, make the payment and submit the application. Then you go to the ‘Schedule Appointment’ option to fix an appointment.
Documents Required For Passport
Passport Application Form
Passport For Government Employees
Passport For Minor
Passport For Senior Citizens
Passport Reference Number
Passport Seva Kendra
Police Station For Passport
Tracking Passport Application Status
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