The application for an Indian passport requires the applicant to submit a birth proof such as a birth certificate. The passport is issued based on these documents, and the particulars are printed on the booklet accordingly. If there is a rare need to change the date of birth printed on the passport, there are a few measures that an applicant can take. If the passport has not yet been printed, the applicant may contact the passport officer to request for the change. However, if the applicant finds out after the passport is issued that the date of birth that he/she provided is wrong, there could be two approaches to get this rectified. If the error was of passport authority, then a new passport will be issued with the correct date without any additional charges. In case it was the applicant's error, a fee of Rs. 500 is charged for issuing a new passport with the corrected date.
One of the following must be produced along with the application form to prove the correct date of birth:
Birth Certificate which has been issued by a municipal authority or the Registrar of Births and Deaths.
School leaving certificate or matriculation certificate containing the date of birth.
An Affidavit by a Magistrate or Notary stating the date of birth (in case of illiterate or semi-illiterate applicants).