Check List

While applying for a fresh passport, attach two copies of the following documents:
  • Proof of address (attach one of the following): Applicant's ration card, certificate from Employer of reputed companies on letter head, water /telephone /electricity bill/ statement of running bank account/Income Tax Assessment Order /Election Commission ID card, Gas connection Bill, Spouse's passport copy, parent's passport copy in case of minors. (NOTE: If any applicant submits only ration card as proof of address, it should be accompanied by one more proof of address out of the above categories).
  • Proof of Date of Birth (attach one of the following): Birth certificate issued by a Municipal Authority or district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths; Date of birth certificate from the school last attended by the applicant or any other recognized educational institution; or an Affidavit sworn before a Magistrate/Notary stating date/place of birth by illiterate or semi-illiterate applicants. N.B.: In the case of applicants born on or after 26.01.89, only Birth Certificate issued by the Municipal Authority or the Office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths is acceptable.
  • Citizenship Document if applicant is a citizen of India by Registration or Naturalization.
  • Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees should submit "Identity Certificate" in original along with Standard .
  • If the applicant is eligible for "ECNR" attach attested copy of supporting document.
  • If the applicant was repatriated at Government cost, enclose documents to show that the expenditure, if any, incurred by the Government of India on his/her repatriation has been fully refunded to the Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs.
  • If the applicant was ever deported to India, give details of Emergency Certificate/Passport.

When applying for reissue of a passport after 10 years, attach:
  • Old passport in original with self-attested photocopy of its first four and last four pages, including ECR/ECNR page.
  • Document mentioned at (A) (4), if applicable.
  • Document mentioned at (A) (5), if the old passport did not have ECNR stamp or it was issued when the applicant was a minor. .
  • If there is any change in address, document mentioned at A (1).
  • If the old passport does not contain spouse name, attach copy of marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriage or affidavits to support the same.

For Adopted Children:

In case of Adopted Children the following documents are to be furnished:
  • Valid adoption deed registered as per Indian laws.
  • In the case of Christians, Muslims and Parsis, a court order granting guardianship and allowing the child to be taken out of the Country.
  • Copy of the guarantee executed before the Court concerned.


A woman applying for change of name/surname in existing passport due to marriage must furnish:
  • Photocopy of the Husband's passport, if any, and .
  • An attested copy of marriage certificate issued by Registrar of Marriage OR an affidavit from the husband and wife along with a joint photograph.

Divorcees applying for change of name OR for deletion of spouse's name in existing passport must furnish:
  • Certified copy of Divorce degree .
  • Deed poll/sworn affidavit .

Re-married applicants applying for change of name/spouse's name must furnish:
  • Divorce deed/death certificate as the case may be in respect of first spouse.
  • Document as at (1) above relating to second marriage.
  • In other circumstances for change of name, the applicant (both male and female) should furnish:
  • Deed poll/sworn affidavit
  • Paper cuttings of two leading daily newspapers in original (one daily newspaper should be of the area of applicant's permanent and present address or nearby area) .