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Documents required to get Indian Passport issued
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Posted on Tue, 1 Jul 2008 02:26:39 GMT
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I am from India. What are the documents required to get passport issued in India? I have heard that Ration card, PAN card, Birth Certificates is required to get my passport issued. Is it true? Is there any other documents required? Please suggest soon.

While applying for Fresh Indian Passport, you have to show the proof of two things. They are the Proof of Date of Birth and Proof the Residency or Address. There are various documents through which you can show the proof of date of birth and proof of address.

Any one of the following documents will be enough to show the “Proof of Date of Birth”:

- Birth Certificate issued by a Municipal Authority or District Office of Registrar of Birth and Death
- Birth Certificate issued by Applicant’s last attended educational institution
- Citizenship Card

If the applicant was born on or after January 26, 1989, only the birth certificate issued by Office of Registrar of Births and Deaths and Municipal Authority is accepted.

Any one of the following documents will be enough to show the “Proof of Address”:
- Election Commission ID card of the applicant (Voter’s ID)
- Ration Card
- Water Bill
- Telephone Bill
- Electricity Bill
- Gas Connection Bill
- Latest Statement of the Bank Account\
- Income Tax Assessment Order
- PAN Card, etc.

These documents must be in name of the applicant. Applicant submitting ration card as proof of residency must include any one of above listed documents along with their ration card.

Always remember to carry the photocopies of these documents while going to apply for passport issuance. The officials will ask for the photocopies to store as a proof and the originals to verify those photocopies.

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Kumar answered 9 years and 8 months ago
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