The Passport Seva Kendra Kochi issues passports to the citizens of the country for business, education, travel, or medical purposes like any other Regional Passport Offices in India. Although it doesn’t promise your entry into any foreign country, a passport is essential for proving your nationality or identity while travelling.

In this article, you will know all the necessary details about the Passport Seva Kendra Kochi.

Passport Seva Kendra Kochi Contact Number 

Before visiting the Passport Seva Kendra Kochi, you can directly get in touch with the officials of the Passport Office by calling them in their contact numbers or mailing them. 

Passport Seva Kendra Kochi Contact Number and Details are given below:

Helpline Number 1800 258 1800
Telephone Number 0484-2315152, 0484-2312607, 0484-2322660
Fax Number 0484-2310915
Timings 08:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m

The helpline number or the CSES is available daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. The Automated Interactive Voice Response Support is open 24 hours.

Passport Seva Kendra Kochi Address 

The passport seva kendra Kochi is open on weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. and remains closed on all other national holidays and the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).

Passport Seva Kendra Kochi Address:

Shihab Thangal Road, near the corporate branch of IDBI, Panampilly Nagar, Cochin (Pin: 682036)

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Passport Seva Kendra Kochi Offices

The Passport Seva Kendra Kochi at present  caters to the following districts in Kerala: 

Alappuzha (Alleppey), Ernakulam Rural, Ernakulam City, Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad, Thrissur Rural, Thrissur City, and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.

Mentioned below are all the Passport Seva Lagu Kendras (PSLKs), Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs) and Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) in Kochi with their addresses:

Sr.No  Name of PSK/PSLK/POPSK Address Phone Number                             Email
1 Regional Passport Office Kochi Shihab Thangal Road, near the corporate branch of IDBI, Panampilly Nagar, Cochin (Pin: 682036) 0484-2315152, 0484-2312607, 0484-2322660
2 Passport Seva Kendra Alappuzha Alleppey Avenue Centre, Near Kannan Varkey Bridge, Beach Road, Alappuzha (Pin: 688001) 0477-2253332 
3 Passport Seva Kendra Aluva Memorial Building of Moosa Vaidyar, Perumbavoor Road, Near Casino Theatre, Aluva (Pin: 683101) 0484-2626302 
4 Passport Seva Kendra Kottayam 4 Plaza Square, Opposite to temple of Mahadeva, Nagampadam M C Road, Kottayam (Pin: 686016) 0481-2562207 
5 Passport Seva Kendra Thrissur Rowdha Towers Second Floor, Near Railway Station, Poothole Road, Thrissur (Pin: 680667) 0487-2388899 
6 Passport Seva Kendra Tripunithura, Cochin Heera Royale Ground Floor, Airport Seaport Road, Kochi Palace P.O, Karingachira (Pin: 682301) 0484-2776990 
7 Post Office PSK Chengannur Chengannur Head Post Office, Alleppey (Pin: 68912)
8 Post Office PSK Kattappana Kattappana Head Post Office, Idukki (Pin: 685508)
9 Post Office PSK Kavaratti Sub Post Office, District of Kavaratti, Union Territory of Lakshadweep (Pin: 682555)
10 Post Office PSK Nenmara Nenmara Head Post Office, Palakkad (Pin: 678508)
11 Post Office PSK Palakkad Olavakkode Head Post Office, Palakkad (Pin: 678002)

Passport Seva Kendra Kochi Services 

Ever since the Passport Seva Kendra Kochi started functioning in 1975, it has offered various essential services, like:

  • Issuing new passports to the Indian citizens (ordinary, diplomatic, and official)
  • Re-issuing or renewing old/expired passports
  • Doing rectifications in passports
  • Issuing valid Police Clearance Certificates (PCC)

Note: you have to book an online appointment before visiting the Passport Seva Kendra Kochi through the Passport Seva Portal (looked after by the Indian Government’s Ministry of External Affairs). Only people with emergency (especially medical) cases, senior citizens, and children below 4 years of age are allowed to visit without booking any prior appointments. 

How Can You Apply for Passport Services in Kochi?

To apply for a new passport in Kochi, follow these steps below:

  1. First, register yourself using the official  passport in Kochi web portal.
  2. After finishing the registration, log in to the site with your unique credentials.
  3. Then choose the option telling you to apply for a new passport or re-issue
  4. Enter all the required details in the form, verify carefully, and submit it.
  5. Choose the option called “Pay and Schedule Appointment” present in the “View Saved or Submitted Applications” to make an appointment. It’s a must to pay online by debit and credit cards, internet banking, or through SBI challan to make appointments.
  6. Then click to print the Application Receipt” to obtain your specific Application Reference Number (ARN). Right now, you don’t need to carry this receipt to the PSK as a mobile confirmation does the same thing.
  7. Finally, go to the passport office in Kochi where you made your appointment with all the requisite documents.

Documents You’ll Need For Applying Passport In Kochi 

You’ll require these documents to apply for a new passport in Kochi:

  1. Age Proof
    1. Your valid certification of birth
    2. PAN card
    3. Aadhaar card
    4. Your SSC certificate
    5. Your valid driving licence
    6. Electoral roll 
    7. Valid Life Insurance bond (if any)
  2. Residence proof
    1. Aadhaar card
    2. Electoral roll 
    3. Your currently active bank passbook’s photocopy
    4. Recent utility bill (water/electricity/gas)
    5. Your husband’s/wife’s passport’s copy of the first and last pages  (if any)
    6. An employer’s document from your reputed company 
    7. Your phone bill (Prepaid)
    8. House/rent agreement (if any)
    9. Recent Income Tax order


Q1. What is the need for police verification in a passport?

Ans. Since police personnel do all the verification for changes, this process is very crucial. It allows the cross verification of any particular past events of a person apart from the authenticity of the newly issued passport.