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Confused about how to reschedule passport appointment? Here you will get all the details about how to change appointment date for passport. You have submitted an online form and already booked an appointment for PSK. But for any reason, you have to change your passport appointment now, you can reschedule  passport appointment online for PSK without paying any additional fees. Thus, in this blog, you will get to know about the steps for rescheduling  passport appointment.

Reschedule Passport Appointment

You have completed your online passport application, paid fees and booked an appointment for a PSK visit. If you have to change or reschedule  passport appointment, you can do it online through your existing user account on the Passportseva official website. You don’t have to pay any additional fees to reschedule  passport appointment for two times within a year from the first appointment date. After the change in appointment date for the PSK visit, a new application receipt will be generated. You have to carry a new appointment receipt and documents to PSK on a rescheduled date.

The number of times you can reschedule passport appointment depends on the mode of application:

  1. Normal: Two times in a year.
  2. Tatkal: One time in a year

How to Reschedule Passport Appointment?

You can find online steps for how to reschedule passport appointment for PSK

  1. Visit to the Passportseva portal
  2. Log in the portal using existing user id and password
  3. Click on the View Saved / submitted Applications tab.
  4. Select current file  and Click on the schedule appointment tab.
  5. You will see a confirmation message with the number of remaining reschedule/cancellation attempts.
  6. Select the desired PSK and click the Next button.
  7. Check the available reservation dates displayed on the PSK and then click the appointment button.
  8. Your new appointment for the selected PSK will be booked automatically, and any previously booked ARN appointments will be cancelled.
  9. Download new generated application receipt and print it

Visit selected PSK for further documents verification on rescheduled appointment date.

How to change appointment date for passport?

How to check passport appointment availability?

Before you reschedule passport appointment, you can check passport slot availability for any PSK online through passportseva website.

  1. Visit to the official website of the Passport Seva portal
  2. Click on appointment availability status in the left menu bar.
  3. Choose the passport office.
  4. Click the “Check appointment availability” button.
  5. It will show list of available appointments at the various PSK/POPSK in your region.
  6. Select available date that has more appointment slots so that you can get your application process completed easily.

The passport office allows a maximum of 2 reschedule of passport appointment in a year for your passport application. It is advisable to reschedule appointments rather than canceling them. If you exceed this limit, or if you are unable to attend the PSK on the specified date, your passport application will be cancelled. Then You must submit a new application and pay the full fees.

Reasons for passport application rejection?

  1. There is any mistake in the details provided in the application form.
  2. Incorrect  information provided in the application form.
  3. Required documentation is submitted incorrectly.
  4. Submitted documents are unclear.
  5. Did not pay the passport application fee.
  6. If the police verification process is incomplete.
  7. For  any criminal record
also read

Can We Reschedule Tatkal Passport Appointment

Passport Renewal Process

How to Check Passport Status: A Step-by-Step Guide


Q: How many times can I reschedule my passport appointment in India?

A: You can reschedule your passport appointment in India twice in a span of 12 months. If you need to reschedule more than twice, you will need to cancel your application and submit a new one.

Q: What should I do if I am unable to attend my passport appointment on the scheduled date?

A: If you are unable to attend your passport appointment on the scheduled date, you should reschedule your appointment as soon as possible. You can reschedule your appointment online through the Passport Seva portal.

Q: How can I check the passport application status?

A: To check the passport application status, you can visit the Passport Seva portal and click on track application status link. Enter application type, file number, date of birth to view the status .

1 Comment

  1. Chein Ashanti Nicole Bagalayos

    i paid my dfa passport appointment thru gcash ,, how will i know if that is legit ? because on the other hand the Google says it should be with the confirmation you paid , checklist and application form .. please read my comment ,,hope to hear from you soon ..Thanks

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