Apply Passport Online: Step by Step Guide for Applying Passport Online in 2023

Applying for a passport earlier was a very difficult task and it used to take a lot of effort to make a passport as well as time apart.

But now in the last few years  it has become very easy.through online mode. The time taken in this process for applying and the time taken by the applicant has also been reduced. 

In this article, I am going to tell you the step by step process to Apply Passport online in 2023. Not only this,after reading this article, you must know that passport is an important document which is required by most of the people for traveling abroad.

And whoever has a passport, then his identity with the passport also proves the nationality of the country.

What is Passport? 

A passport consists of details like your name, your date of birth, address, photograph, signature and other details.

If a person applies for a passport in any country, then first of all they should know that by which ministry passports are issued in your country.

If you talk about India, then in India, passport is issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

And the Ministry of External Affairs has also created a dedicated online website called Passport Seva, with the help of which any Indian citizen can apply for passport online.

If you are going to applying then first of all you have to register on Passport Seva Portal and follow some steps.

As soon as you complete all the process, you get the option of taking an online appointment, in which the applicant is asked about the date on which you have to book the appointment.

And since the date is available, you have to physically visit the Passport Seva portal or Regional Passport Office on that booked appointment date. 

Step by Step Guide To Apply Passport Online

  1. First of all you have to go to the official website of Passport Seva portal and register by clicking on New User Register Link. Enter all the required details and fill up the form.
  2. In this registration form you have to select the Passport Office that you would like to visit. After filling registration form, type and fill the captcha and click on ‘Register‘.
  3. After completion of Registration process you have to Login to the Portal with your login ID & Password
  4. If you are applying for a passport for the first time then you should have to click on ‘Apply for Fresh Passport‘ or if you have your passport expired and you want to re-issuing your passport, the you have to click on ‘Re-issue of Passport‘. Apply for Fresh Passport and Re-issue of Passport both option will appears together within one link, so don’t hesitate . You can click any one of them.
  5. Please enter all the required details truely and then click on ‘Submit’ button.
  6. Now after submitting the form, you have to pay for your passport fees. Then Click on Pay button and make Schedule your Appointment by clicking on the Schedule Appointment link.
  7. Now you have to select the date at what you want to schedule your appointment. Please remember to print the application receipt by clicking the ‘Print Application Receipt‘ link after paying the fees.
  8. Now after payment you will get an SMS by portal with all the details of your appointment booked.

Now your online process is complete and now you have to be physically present at the Passport Seva Kendra or Regional Passport Office on the appointed date booked by you.

Remember that you have to carry all the necessary documents along with the application receipt you have applied for.

If your passport is applied under normal mode then it will usually take 30-45 days for you to get the passport. But if you have applied for passport in tatkal mode then you will be issued passport in 7-14 days.

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