How to Apply for a Passport?

Everyone on this planet wants to roam around the world, visit all the beautiful places on this planet, wants to try different cuisines and experience the different cultures of different countries. But to do that a passport is required which grants you the permission to do all of that without a passport no one can enter an abroad country.

What is a passport?

A passport is an official travel document issued by the native country’s government to its citizens. The passport is also an official document that verifies the identity and the nationality of that person. Passport provides a person to travel at an international level for personal, educational and business purposes.

How many types of passports are available?

There are multiple types of passports provided by the government of a country for different purposes. The colours of these passports can distinguish between the general public and government officials and other types of travellers. (Colours are described as per Indian government)

Blue Passport / General Passport: This colour is used for general public for general purpose like travel for leisure or business.

White Passport/ Government Officials: This colour is used for government’s officials for government’s official work.

Marron Passport / Indian Diplomats & Senior Government Officials Passport: This colour is also used for government’s official and diplomats for government’s official work.

Orange Passport / Uneducated Passport / ECR Passport: This colour was introduced by Indian government in 2018. This colour is provided for those people who have not studied more than 10th class or uneducated people. These people fall under the category of ECR.

Emergency Passport / Temporary Passport: This type of passport is issued for a limited period for emergency travel like health issues, demise of someone, losing your original passport etc.

Collective Passport: It is issued for a group of people to travel abroad for business / personal purposes.

Family Passport: This is a rare type of passport which is allotted to a family to travel abroad for business or personal purposes.

What are the eligibility criteria for passport?

There are no eligibility criteria to obtain the passport. However, there are certain documents are required to obtain a passport like identity proof, address proof, age proof and other type of documents.

How to apply for a new passport in India?

To apply for a passport in India visit the online ‘Passport Seva’ and login / register with your ID and password and select the ‘Fresh Passport / Passport Reissue’ and fill the application form. Now click on the ‘Upload e-Form’ with all the required information in it and submit. Now click on ‘Pay and Schedule Appointment’ and pay the fees and schedule the in-person appointment with the officials for physical verification / police verification.

After the verification, your passport will be delivered to your registered address within a few days.

*(The time may differ as per government’s policies and verification process.)

*(A passport is valid for 10 years. Different passports have different validity areas.)

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It is compulsory to have a passport if someone wants to travel at an international level. The process to acquire the passport has become easier and more accessible for everyone. We hope that our article has provided you the information that you were looking for. To know more about interesting facts and articles keep reading our articles and keep following us.

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