If you have applied for a passport, you must be wondering what is the proof of address for passport? What you can submit as present address proof for passport, and you might want to know about address proof for passport. So, let’s take a closer look at the article to see if we can figure out your answer and learn more about it.

For passport applications, address proof is mandatory.  Also, this address proof for a passport should be of a one-year minimum. If the current place of residence is less than 1 year then the applicant will have to provide address proof of the previous place of residence too.

The list of acceptable documents for present address proof for passport:

The following is a list of documents that you can use as present address proof for passport.

  1. Water Bill
  2. Telephone (landline or postpaid mobile bill)
  3. Electricity Bill
  4. Income Tax Assessment Order – Less used document
  5. Election Commission Photo ID Card
  6. Proof of Gas Connection
  7. Certificate from Employer of reputed companies on letter head Less used document
  8. Spouse’s passport copy (along with first and last page including family details), (provided the applicant’s present address matches the address mentioned in the spouse’s passport) – Less used document
  9. Parent’s passport copy, in case of minors (First and last page)
  10. Aadhaar Card
  11. Registered Rent Agreement
  12. Photo Passbook of running Bank Account (Scheduled Public Sector Banks, Scheduled Private Sector Indian Banks and Regional Rural Banks only)
  • Applicants are required to submit only the present address proof for passport, irrespective of the date from which he/she has been residing at the given address. However, he/she is required to mention all the places of stay during the previous year (from the date of application filling) in the Passport application form.
  • Furnishing of Aadhaar cards will expedite the processing of passport applications.
  • Aadhaar letter/card or thee-Aadhaar (an electronically generated letter from the website of UIDAI), as the case may be, will be accepted as proof of address for passport and Proof of Photo-Identity for availing passport related services. Acceptance of Aadhaar as proof of address for passport and Proof of Photo-Identity would be subject to successful validation with the Aadhaar database.
  • (For Minor): For minor applicants, a present address proof document in the name of parent(s) can be submitted.
  • (For Document No. 7): Only public limited companies can give address proof on the company letterhead along with a seal. Computerized print-outs shall not be entertained.

That concludes the acceptable present address proof for passport. However, there are some more documents which you can use for proof of address for passport or present address proof for passport. So, let’s take a look at the list of documents.

List of less used Proof of Address for Passport

The following documents can also be used as present address proof for passport, in case you do not have any of the above-listed documents. But as mentioned at the beginning of this article, different authorities consider different documents as valid proof of address for passport, for which they have their own reasons.

  1. Identity card – issued by Central Govt., State Govt., Public sector undertaking, any Public Financial Institution or any Scheduled Commercial Bank for their employees.
  2. Property Tax Receipt
  3. Job card – issued by National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) duly signed by a State Government officer
  4. Posted Mail with the name of the applicant
  5. Insurance Card
  6. Income Tax Assessment Order
  7. CGHS/ECHS Card
  8. Arms Licence
  9. Vehicle registration certificate
  10. Address card with photo issued by Dept. Of Posts, Govt. Of India
  11. Photo Identity Card having address (of Central Govt. /PSU or State Govt./PSU only.)
  12. Credit Card Statement (should not be older than last three months)
  13. Cast and Domicile Certificate with Address and photo issued by State Government (like Assam and other States)
  14. Certificate of address issued by MP/MLA/Group A Gazetted Officer on a letterhead
  15. Pensioners Card- With address mentioned on it
  16. Freedom Fighter Card- Address should be mentioned on it
  17. Certificate from Employer- This is applicable for reputed companies only and should be given on the company’s letterhead, and
  18. Spouse’s passport copy- It can be used if the applicant’s present residential address matches the address mentioned in the spouse’s passport.

Finally, that concludes the subject. I’ll wrap up the topic of proof of address for passport as well as present address proof for passport.

So, let’s take a look at the list of public sector banks whose passbooks are accepted as the proof of address for passport or your present address proof for passport.

List of Public Sector Banks whose statements/passbooks are accepted as Proof of Address for passports –

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Andhra Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. Canara Bank
  5. Bank of Maharashtra
  6. Central Bank of India
  7. Corporation Bank
  8. Bank of India
  9. Dena Bank
  10. Indian Bank
  11. Indian Overseas Bank
  12. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  13. Punjab National Bank
  14. State Bank of Patiala
  15. Syndicate Bank
  16. Union Bank of India
  17. UCO Bank
  18. Vijaya Bank
  19.    State Bank of India
  20.  IDBI Bank Ltd.
  21. State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
  22. State bank of Hyderabad
  23. Punjab & Sind Bank
  24. State Bank of Mysore
  25. United Bank of India
  26. State Bank of Travancore

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Finally, to know the other documents required to make a passport you can refer

Documents required for passport


Also, for more information, you can visit  https://portal2.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/welcomeLink