A complete guide: How to renew your passport(normal)?

Have you lost your passport? Or it has been damaged in some incident and you are worried, how you will re-issue your passport? Here’s a complete guide on how you can get your new passport after losing it.  You can apply for re-issue of passport if you want another passport in lieu of an existing passport for any of the following reasons:

–    Change in existing personal particulars.

–    Validity expired within 3 years/ Due to expire.

–    Validity expired more than 3 years ago.

–    Exhaustion of pages.

–    Damaged passport.

–    Lost passport.

If you ever held a passport in the past, no matter how much long back or at what age, you should choose the Re-Issue category only. Check your documents carefully before applying for re-issue of your passport.

Documents required-

Old Passport copy, Address Proof : (any two) : E-bills, Voter’s ID, Adhara Card, Bank Statement with update PassBook, Gas Connection. Additional Documents id different city passport to be renewed in another city: Annexure F & I

You have to fill up the Passport Application Form and apply for “Re-issue of Passport”. You can submit the filled in application form at a PSK within the jurisdiction of your Passport Office . You must carry an original and self-attested photocopy of your expired passport and proof of your address.


Once your application is created, next step is to check for available slots and then pay for it.  There is an option on the website home page to check the slots as well.  Anyways, once your application is submitted, you can schedule your appointment.

Note:  Fresh police verification will be initiated if the passport has expired more than three years ago.

After the scheduled appointment, you will be provided a reference number. You can track the status of your re-issue of passport online. It’s issued to Indian citizens for travel purpose, Identity/address proof. This passport has 10 years validity. Minimum turn-around time will be of re-issue of the passport will be 12 working days.

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