A number of measures have been introduced by the Ministry of External Affairs to minimize the time and effort put in for applying for a passport in India. The Ministry of External Affairs has launched an application that could help the applicants to upload necessary documents and avail passport with ease. Copy of the documents required to be submitted while applying for passport are: PAN card, Voter ID and an affidavit that proves that there are no criminal charges against the applicant. There is a round of police verification after the applicant has applied for passport through the online portal.
Earlier it took the applicants a minimum of twenty to twenty five days to avail passport, now it can be done within a week's time due to the online portal introduced by the Government of India.
The Ministry of External Affairs has made it easier for passport applicants to acquire passport within a week, in case of emergency. The applicant needs to provide the required documents
like Voter’s ID, photocopy of PAN card, photocopy of Aadhar Card and an affidavit stating that there are no criminal cases against the individual’
In order to avail passport within a week, the applicant must follow these steps:
Is it mandatory to submit the original documents while applying for an urgent passport?
No. It is not mandatory to submit the original documents to apply for an urgent passport. You can provide the copy of your Aadhar card, Voter ID and an affidavit stating there are no criminal charges against you to apply for a passport. However, you'll have to show your original documents during the police verification.
Is it essential to submit both PAN card and Aadhar Card while applying for a passport?
It is mandatory to submit both PAN card and Aadhar card while applying for a passport since both the documents are required to check the eligibility of an applicant for acquiring a passport.
Can I correct any mistakes after submission of the application online?
You can request the Citizen Service Executive at the Passport Kendra Seva to make the corrections/modifications that you need to make in the passport application.