Welcome to the Passport Window!

Travelkart Excursions Pvt. Ltd. extends comprehensive services w.r.t. varied passport & related requirements of Indian Citizens. Even though the documentation requirements generally vary from individual to individual depending on the availability of relevant documents, our consultancy ensures that the process is simplified for you and more & more Indian Citizens are able to travel abroad and explore the world.

GETTING STARTED

Definition

“A passport is, basically, an official document issued by a government, certifying the holder’s identity and citizenship and entitling them to travel under its protection to and from foreign countries.”

The Issuing Authority

The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India provides passport services through Central Passport Organisation (CPO) and its network of Passport Offices and Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) run by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS); It’s a network of 37 Passport Offices, CPV Division (only for Diplomatic and Official passports) and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration. This network has been expanded by addition of 77 PSKs as extended arms of Passport Offices. For Indians living abroad, passport and other miscellaneous services are rendered by 180 Indian Missions/Posts.

TYPES OF SERVICES OFFERED

We at TRAVELKART.COM extend the following passport related services:

  • Fresh Passport - Issue of passport to first time applicant
  • Re-issue of passport
  • Change / Addition in passport particulars (Name, Address, Spouse Name, Delete ECR)
  • Apply for Lost/Damaged passport
  • Assistance to prepare affidavits/annexures
  • Application for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) of Indian Nationals

GET THE RULES FIRST

We are here to make this job a piece of cake for you and for that you need to follow the basics:

  • 1. First time applicants born after 1988 need to compulsorily present their original Birth certificate, duly issued from the concerned authority at their place of birth (anywhere in India or abroad).
  • Only 3 things are considered as proof of birth:
    • Birth Certificate
    • 10th Certificate / Any other educational certificate which has your Date of Birth mentioned on it.
    • Annexure – A duly attested by Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) / Notary public. Attestation by SDM is compulsory for people below 60yrs of age.
  • Even if you are not residing at your present address for more than a year, you can still apply for your passport.
  • In case of a “Tatkal” application, for first time applicants, Annexure – F (Verification Certificate or VC) is mandatory. If you have been residing at the present address for less than a year, then you must specify all the addresses you have changed in the last one year in the VC.
  • For reissue (Tatkal) applications, VC is needed only:
    • When the current passport has expired; or
    • If there is even a single change/addition in the issued passport; or
    • If the old passport is hand-written; or
    • If the old passport is issued for 20 years.
  • All passports issued for 20yrs or hand-written have been declared INVALID and need to be compulsorily reissued. All embassies have stopped issue of VISAs to all such passport holders as per standard International Immigration Laws.
  • For applicants from Armed forces, if they have been issued an Official passport, then they must surrender it before applying for an ordinary passport.
  • For address proof, if the applicant is residing at present address for > 1yr, then, at least 1 address proof (primary / secondary) must be more than 1yr old. If secondary proof, then, one must arrange for a primary proof as well – easiest being getting a bank account opened in any Nationalized Bank by showing the secondary proof.

STANDARD DOCUMENTS:

In support of your passport application, you need to present the following documents:

  • Proof of Date of Birth: (Any or multiple, depending on the applicant)
    • Birth Certificate issued by Govt. authorities in the place/state of birth
    • 10th Certificate / Mark-sheet or any other educational document
    • Annexure – A
  • Proof of Identity:
    • Old Passport
    • Voter-ID Card
    • Aadhar Card
    • Pan Card
    • Nationalized Bank Passbook with applicant’s photo duly attested by the bank official.
    • Driving License
    • Government ID Card (for Govt. Servants)
    • Other documents mentioned on the official website www.passportindia.gov.in
  • Proof of Address: (atleast 1 primary needs to be submitted; Refer Rule No. 8)
    • Old Passport (primary)
    • Voter-ID Card (primary)
    • Nationalized Bank Passbook with applicant’s photo duly attested by the bank official. (primary)
    • Aadhar Card (secondary)
    • Driving License (secondary)
    • Other documents mentioned on the official website www.passportindia.gov.in

OFFICIAL FEE

  • For applicants below 15 yrs. of age:
    • Normal : Rs. 1000/-
    • TATKAL : Rs. 3000/-
  • For applicants below 18 yrs. of age:
    • Normal : Rs. 1500/-
    • TATKAL : Rs. 3500/-
  • For applicants below 15-18 yrs. of age:
    • Normal : Rs. 1000/- for 5yrs. validity; Rs. 1500/- for 10 yrs. validity
    • TATKAL : Rs. 3000/- for 5yrs. validity; Rs. 3500/- for 10 yrs. validity

OUR SERVICE CHARGE

  • Normal / Tatkal : Rs. 500/- + Service Tax
  • Notary Affidavits : Rs. 100/- each (For Delhi only)
  • Door Step Service : Rs. 150/- per visit (Complementary if more than 2 applications)
  • Consultation Charges : Rs. 250/- (to be adjusted in the service charge if application is processed through us).

We hope that the above mentioned information has answered most of your queries; for any further clarifications, please contact us over phone or you can write-in to us on passportwindow.tk@gmail.com

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