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Do you want to apply for passport renewal after expiry ? In India, you can apply for passport reissue/renewal within one year before expiry of exiting passport or after its expiry. The validity of an adult passport is 10 years, and that of a minor passport is 5 years. Thus, if your passport is due to expire or expired already, you should renew it. Before applying for Indian passport renewal, you should know about passport renewal process in India.

Passport Renewal Process

You can apply for passport renewal in India through Passport Seva online portal by filling out and submitting the application form. It needs to visit passport Seva Kendra for document verification and at the end of the process there will be a police verification. After approval, your passport will be dispatched and delivered to you at the current address.

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Reasons for Passport Reissue/Renewal in India

If you are under any of these categories, you can apply for a passport reissue or renewal:

  1. Validity expired within 3 Years
  2. Page Exhausted
  3. Damage Passport
  4. Lost/ Stolen Passport
  5. Validity due to expire (within 3 years)
  6. Renewal of Short Validity Passport (SVP)
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Documents required for Passport Renewal

Indian passport holders must know that some sets of documents are required for a passport renewal. The documents required to renew your adult passport are the same for the normal and Tatkal application modes.

For Both Adults and Minor

  1. Old original passport
  2. Proof of present address
  3. Supporting document to verify Non-ECR category

Proof of acceptable documents for the Present Address

  1. Water bill
  2. Telephone bill
  3. Electricity bill
  4. Income Tax assessment order
  5. Voter ID
  6. Proof of gas connection
  7. Employer or authority certificate on letterhead
  8. Spouse passport copy (For adult)
  9. Parent’s passport copy (For Minor)
  10. Aadhaar Card
  11. Rent Agreement
  12. Active Bank account passbook photo

Additional Documents for Minor

As per annexure “D”, a Declaration by the applicant’s parents for the issue of a passport to a minor.

Passport Renewal fee

After knowing the passport renewal process application and documents.  Now you might be wondering about the passport renewal fee. Here are the Passport renewal charges under different categories :

Passport Renewal Fee for Adults

The following table presents passport renewal fees for Adults

Renewal ReasonPagesNormal (INR)Tatkaal (INR)
Validity expired/due to expire361,5003,500
Delete ECR/change in personal particular361,5003,500
Exhaustion of pages361,5003,500
Lost/Damaged but expired361,5003,500
Lost/Damaged within validity363,0005,000

Passport Renewal Fee for Minors

For minor passports, there are two categories based on age groups i.e. ‘below 15 years ‘and ‘between 15 to 18 years’. In the case of minors, only 36-page booklets can be issued by the passport authority.

Passport renewal fees for minors below 15 years

Renewal ReasonNormal (INR)Tatkaal (INR)
Validity expired/due to expire1,0003,000
Delete ECR/change in personal particular1,0003,000
Exhaustion of pages1,0003,000
Lost/damaged but expired1,0003,000
Lost/damaged within validity3,0005,000

Passport renewal fees for minors between 15 to 18 years

Renewal ReasonValidityNormal (INR)Tatkaal (INR)
Validity expired/due to expire5 years/ till 18 years1,0003,000
10 years1,5003,500
Delete ECR/change in personal particular5 years/ till 18 years1,0003,000
10 years1,5003,500
Exhaustion of pages5 years/ till 18 years1,0003,000
10 years1,5003,500
Lost/Damaged but expired5 years/ till 18 years1,0003,000
10 years1,5003,500

Steps to renew passport online in India

Here are the steps to renew passport online:

  1. Register on the Passport Seva portal: If you are a new user, register on the Passport Seva website to create your account to renew your passport.
  2. Fill out the passport renewal application: Login to your account and fill out the application by clicking “apply for fresh passport/re-issue of passport”.
  3. Pay the application fees: Proceed with the payment through your preferred payment option. 
  4. Schedule an Appointment: Book an appointment with the nearest passport Seva Kendra for document verification.
  5. Visit Passport Seva Kendra: Visit PSK Physically on appointment day with documents required for passport renewal 
  6. Police verification: Depending on your reason for passport renewal you will have to go under police verification.
  7. Passport dispatch: If your application gets approved, it will be printed and dispatched to your address.
  8. Get your passport: Your Passport gets delivered by post at the current address.

Passport Renewal processing time in India

There are two types of application schemes available for the passport renewal process in India, through Normal and Tatkal:

Application TypeProcessing Time
Normal2-3 Months
Tatkal3-7 days

Essential Checklist for Your Passport Seva Kendra Visit During Renewal

Here are the things you should know before visiting Passport Seva Kendra:

  1. The applicant must visit the passport Seva Kendra office on the scheduled date and time. 
  2. Try to reach the passport Seva Kendra office at least 15 minutes early.
  3. Carry all your essential original documents and it’s photocopy for passport renewal.
  4. Remember to bring a printout of your passport appointment receipt. If you don’t have this, you won’t be able to enter the Passport Seva Kendra.
  5. As part of the passport renewal process, applicants must visit a Passport Seva Kendra for photo and document verification. 
  6. Only the applicant is permitted to enter the Passport Seva Kendra, except for minors, who must be accompanied by a parent. 
  7. After successful document verification, the applicant’s photograph will be taken and will appear on the issued passport.

Police Verification for Passport Renewal

Police verification is required for passport renewal under the normal scheme. Once the passport renewal documents are verified at the Passport Seva Kendra, the local police station will conduct address verification at all addresses where the applicant has lived in the past year. For passport renewal under the Tatkal scheme, police verification is done after the renewed passport is issued.

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Q1: When can I renew my Passport in India?

A1: You can renew your passport before 1 year of expiry date.

Q2: Can i renew my passport online?

A2: Yes, you can renew your passport in online as well as offline through official website of passport seva.

Q3: How long does it takes to renew my passport?

A3: In case of nomal application, it takes 30 days to renew your passport. On the other hand it takes 3-7 days to to renew your passport through tatkal mode.

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