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DOB & Address Proof Documents for Passport in India

Applying for Indian Passport is no longer only an Offline process. The process is now Online too and can be done by sitting at your home. We have already discussed the Complete Procedure to Apply for Indian Passport.

For those who have missed it Read it here : How to Apply Online for Passport in India ?

You must know about the Indian Passport Documents required for Address & Date of Birth Proof which you are required to produce. You must produce these at the time of your Appointment at your respective Passport Seva Kendra Or Regional Passport Office.

Indian Passport Documents Required 

(1) Address Proof documents for Passport (Any one of these Documents Can be Accepted)

  • Ration Card with your Photo and Name on it (Important Note: Ration Card should be accompanied by one more document from the list of documents mentioned below)

address proof documents for passport

  • A Certificate from famous/reputed Organization on their Letterhead (Only Public Limited Companies )
  • Water Bill ( At least 2 Bills should be Provided – 1 from Previous Year & 1 from Current Year)
  • Landline Bill or Postpaid Mobile Bill ( At least 2 Bills should be Provided – 1 from Previous Year & 1 from Current Year)
  • Electricity Bill ( At least 2 Bills should be Provided – 1 from Previous Year & 1 from Current Year)
  • Income Tax Assessment Order
  • Photo Passbook of your Existing/Running Bank Account ( We recommend you to take photostat copies of the front page of the Passbook (Where your Photo and Address is Visible) and the transaction entries ) Check the List of Banks whose Passbook is accepted as an Address Proof : List of Banks whose Passbooks are Accepted by Passport Office
  • Voter ID Card
  • Registered Rent Agreement ( Only if you are living at the same place for more than a year)
  • A copy of Parent’s Passport Copy (In Case of Minors)
  • Gas Connection Bill
  • Photostat copy of your Spouse’s Passport (First and the Last Page including the details of the Family)
  • Aadhaar Card (Note : If your Aadhaar Card is less than 1 year old from the date of appointment at the PSK, it should be accompanied by 1 more Address Proof)
  • Bonafide Letter on the official letter head of UGC recognized College from Authorized signatory of College. (For Students staying away from Parents)

Note : Though Passport Office needs only 1 document as a Proof of Address. However, it is advised to carry at least 2 Address Proofs, so that if they do not accept one you can present the other. Also note that both the documents that you produce as an Address proof for Passport should have same address (Please Do Not Produce the Address Proof Document which have different Addresses on them).

(2) Indian Passport Documents Required for Date of Birth Proof (Any one of these Documents Can be Accepted)

  • Birth Cerificate issued by the Municipal Department of City OR Registrar of Birth and Deaths.
  • Date of Birth Certificate from your School or College(School leaving certificate / Secondary School leaving certificate/ Certificate of Recognized Boards from the school last attended by the applicant or any other recognized educational institution)
  • An Affidavit sworn before a Notary or Magistrate mentioning your Date of Birth & Place of Birth.Refer – Annexure A. NOTE : This document can only be submitted by an Illiterate or Semi-Illiterate applicant.

Important Note : In case the Date of Birth of the Applicant is on or after 26/01/1989, it is mandatory for the Applicant to Submit the Birth Certificate Only

These are Date of Birth & Address Proof documents for Passport. If you have any queries or questions regarding the Same, you can leave your comments below.

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1,360 comments

  1. I have voter id card but the name is slightly different on it (instead of ZOHRA its ZOHARA). Will it create problem. Moreover I have Aadhar card but I have submitted an application for the address change. Can i give the older aadhar as a proof of address?? Also I donot have a bank passbook…

  2. You must have same name on all your documents which you are using to apply for Passport. I think you should check your name on your High School marksheet (Used as Non-ECR Proof). You should have the same name as on Voter ID/Aadhaar card as your High School Marksheet. If you have already applied for address change in Aadhaar, you should wait as UIDAI may change your data and you may present wrong info to the passport office(Old Aadhar). You can open a bank account if it is really urgent.

  3. I have Aadhaar Card which is more than a year old. Will it be sufficient as Address proof to get fresh Passport as I don’t have other documents as address proof. Rest, Birth Certificates and other certificates are OK. Please advise.

  4. Thanks for writing to us Kishore! The age of the Aadhaar Card does not matter. The main thing is that you own it. Aadhaar Card is accepted as an Address Proof document while applying for Passport. Don’t worry go ahead and apply for your Fresh Passport !

  5. I have a duplicate high school marksheet where they have changed my sur name from srivastava to Shrivastava , it may cause a problem right , i have all the documents with name srivastava ..i.e pancard , adhaar card , engineering cretificate even , i have orignal one certificate that is for class 12th UP board marksheet which is having srivastava too , due to duplicate certificate the name got changed what should i do .

  6. Sir, Thank you so much for replying to my querry. I still have a doubt in mind that whether Aadhaar Card will alone sufficient as proof of address. Of course, it is in my name only.

  7. As you said that your Aadhaar Card is more than 1 year old. So it is a sufficient proof of Address for Passport. If your Aadhaar Card would have been less than 1 year old, it should have been accompanied by 1 more Address Proof. If you are still not satisfied you can check out this link from Passport India Portal : http://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/popuponline/AttachmentAdvisorSub?subDocID=7001&confirmDOB=

  8. Sir, Thank you so much. You made my day. Now I will apply for Passport and let you know my experience. Thanks once again !!

  9. You can follow any one of these two Steps :

    (1) I would suggest you to change your surname on your High School Marksheet because if that is changed all your problem will be sorted out. You should first contact the school from where you passed your Class Xth. Its well and good if they are ready to help you. If not, you must contact the respective Board. Sometimes, they also may give you an excuse saying that it is too late to change your Name on your Marksheet.

    (2) If for any reason, you are unable to change your surname on your High School Marksheet, you have no option except to change your surname on all other documents as Srivastava. You can start from :-

    (a) PAN Card : (http://amazingindiablog.in/pan-card-change-request-procedure/) , where you can provide an attested letter from gazetted officer about your name change (Srivastava) .Check out the Proof of Identity here (https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/Instructions49A.html)
    (b) Bank Account : Once you have your Pan Card, you may apply for change of name in your bank account. Banks also accept an attested letter from gazetted officer. For Bank account Address proof , So make one more letter with your name(Srivastava) and address duly attested by the Gazetted Officer.
    (c) With the same Surname(Srivastava) on your High School Marksheet, Bank Account & Pan Card, you can apply for changes in your Voter Id Card and Aadhaar Card.

    And don’t worry you can apply for Passport Even when you have High School Marksheet,PAN Card & Bank Account on the Same Name. Bank Passbook is accepted as an Address Proof for Passport.

  10. You are Welcome Kishore ! Always ready to help 🙂

  11. My mother was born in 1957 but does not have a birth certificate or school/ college leaving certificate as proof of birth because of which she is unable to get a passport. What should she do? How can she obtain a birth certificate copy?

  12. Thanks for writing ! Sandhya, you can apply for a Birth Certificate for your mom even now. Birth certificate can be issued by a Municipal Authority or district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths. You need to visit the respective office. Don’t worry your mother will soon have a Birth Certificate with which she can apply for Passport.

  13. Hello. I missed my birth certificate while changing school. Nw I completed my engineering. I have all the other documents in my name. I don’t have birth certificate alone. If they ask for date of birth proof what certificate must i give?

  14. If you are born on or after 26/01/1989, only a BIRTH CERTIFICATE issued by the Municipal Department of City OR Registrar of Birth and Deaths is acceptable !

    If you are born before 26/01/1989, Date of Birth Certificate from your School or College is acceptable.

  15. Dear Anirudh,

    I have few queries regarding the passport documents and procedure. I want to apply passport for my wife. We got married 45 days back. She is staying with my family now as I am working abroad. She don’t have any address proof for my present address. I am trying to get few things done here.

    1. Her name in Aadhar card was not same as her SSC or PAN card. We have applied for a name correction for Aadhar card a week back. Do you have idea how long it takes for the Aadhar details updation ?

    2. I managed to get her name in our family Ration card.

    3. I changed my bank account address from my previous address to my hometown address and applied to make it a joint account with my wife as it is more than 1 year old account and to get a passbook . I didn’t have a passbook and she don’t have an account which is 1 year old. The joint account procedure is under process now and waiting it to be done in a weeks time.

    4. I managed to get a gas connection in her name . However unfortunately the name is not same as the PAN card name and moreover it is not a one year old connection. No I guess this is a ruled out proof.

    5. I am trying to apply for a Marriage Certificate because I need my name in her passport and this is required for the dependent visa application. Here do I need to give her maiden name or the name with my surname ? I mean I want the surname also need to be there in her passport as I dont want to again go for the hastle of reissue of her passport for just the surname change sake. Let me know what name should be there in the marriage certificate . for eg. her name was xxxx kumari and I want xxxxx sharma as her name in passport.

    6. Any other poofs or docs which I have to have for applying her passport.

    Please note that I want to apply in TATKAL scheme.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Lalit.

  16. Hello Lalit ,

    Thanks for writing ! As I can see you have a few queries :

    1. Any changes in Aadhaar Card are updated within a week’s Time. 2 months back I made a correction in my Address in Aadhaar Card, I got a message on my Mobile Number from UIDAI in 5 days that my address has been updated. You may ask your wife to check if the details have been updated or not. Remember that the updation status will be intimated only on the registered mobile number.
    You may also read this Article which will answer all your questions regarding this procedure : http://amazingindiablog.in/how-to-change-aadhar-card-name-and-address-online/

    2. Ration Card alone will not act as a proof of address. It has to be accompanied by one more address proof.

    3. Making a joint account with your wife is a good thing to do. Bank Passbook with photo and Bank statements are considered to be a valid address proof while applying for a passport. Once your wife has a Joint account with you, she can produce it to change her Address in Aadhaar Card as well.

    4. This option as you said should be ruled out as the name does not match in the gas connection details.

    5. Marriage Certificate describes the maiden name of your wife. When you produce it while making passport, they will consider your wife using your surmame also. Your wife can use any surname after producing Marriage Certificate.

    Lalit, I want to tell you about my experience. I married in May’2014 and applied for my wife’s passport in June’2015 i.e., after 1 year. So before applying for a passport for her, I changed her Surname on every document. Starting from Bank Account, Pan Card & Aadhaar Card. Note that the name of your wife should match in each and every document. So, if you change her Surname, then you should do it on all the documents (Except High School Marksheet/School Leaving Certificate and Birth Certificate).

    It is advisable to carry at least 2 Address Proofs when going for a Passport Appointment. These officers may not be convinced with one address proof sometimes, so to be on the safer side do carry 2 Address Proofs.

    If you have all these documents in order, your wife can fly away to you very soon.
    If you have any more questions you can get back to me !
    Happy to Help 🙂

    Regards,
    Anirudh

  17. Dear Anirudh,

    Thanks a ton for your prompt reply.

    Your reply was so lucky to me that I got her address updated in her Aadhar card this morning. Is the e-aadhar letter sufficient to be produced at the passport office for address proof or I need to wait for the hard copy through post?

    Now I am waiting for the joint account processing to get a passbook. Hope to get that in 1 week too.

    1. One question is that as you said that her name in the marriage certificate will be her maiden name and not the name with my surname. How can I change her name in the bank documents or other documents and all ? Do I need to produce the marriage certificate everytime I need to show her name with my surname? Because the name in the joint account is given as her maiden name and not with surname. So will it be considered as a valid address proof?

    2. Another question is can I have my name added in her passport without taking a marriage certificate ?

    3. Are there any special considerations for TATKAL service ? anyone can apply right ?

    4. After having the ration card, Aadhar card and the bank passbook I guess the address proof stuff will be solved or do I need more docs?

    5. I am afraid that I need to visit India to make the marriage certificate. Is there any other way that my wife can apply for marriage certificate in my absence.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Lalit.

  18. You are Welcome Lalit !

    Its good to hear that you got her address updated in Aadhaar Card. E-aadhaar Card Letter if printed on a Photo Paper is considered to be original ( This is a quicker way of getting your Aadhaar.). If you have ample time you can wait for the Aadhaar Card to arrive at your doorstep.

    1. As I already said that the Name on all documents should be same. I would suggest not to change her surname on any of the documents at present. As all this could take a lot of time. Your wife can submit all documents with her Maiden name and new address. Her passport will be issued on maiden name only. When you come back to India for a long period you can do it then.

    2. Yes, you can add your name in her passport without even Marriage Certificate and that is the easiest process. You need to provide Annexure ‘D’ i.e. a Join Affidavit with your wife by a Notary. But for this you both will need to sign on the Affidavit. This affidavit will serve 2 purpose for you : (1) It mentions your Marriage date and your Name , so it is proved that you both got married and your name can be put in her passport. (2) It also mentions your wife’s maiden name and new name with changed surname. So if you produce this document she would be able to get her name with your surname in the Passport. Also as this document mentions your name, your name will also appear on her passport.

    3. Yes, Annexure ‘F’ is also required for applicants applying under Tatkal. You may read this instruction booklet carefully.
    http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/ApplicationformInstructionBooklet-V3.0.pdf

    4. All these three documents with same name and address will be considered as sufficient proof. Important thing is to update your wife’s bank passbook with the transactions made on the account. They will not consider a blank passbook.

    5. As I told you that Annexure ‘D’ can solve all your issues. Your wife can make Annexure ‘D’ through any Notary with your joint photograph pasted on it. The notary must sign across your Photo (Half on photo and half on the page) . At the bottom of this Affidavit, there is a place to sign for both of you. Your wife can put her sign and send this affidavit to you by courier. You can also put your sign and send it back to her.
    You must also Read : http://amazingindiablog.in/how-to-change-your-name-in-passport-marriage-divorce/

    Lalit, please produce all the documents with similar information as any discrepancy in information will lead to straightaway rejection.

  19. Dear Anirudh,

    I appreciate your timely and prompt guidance. I truly thank you for your selfless help you doing through this blog.

    I will wait for the bank stuff to be completed. Surely you will be the first person I inform before I apply for my wife’s passport. 🙂 . The only question now I have is can I change her surname this time and not after I get a passport. I mean she has all the docs with her maiden name and I wish to change the surname during the fresh/first application and not by a re-issue.

    I will definitely will be in touch with you during the course of the process.

    Once again thanks a ton for the help!!

    Thanks & Regards,
    Lalit.

  20. Hi Lalit,

    I am more than happy to help! Yes, you can change her surname now also just that it will be a bit time consuming process. You can start with Pan Card, then do it on Bank Passbook and Aadhaar by using Pan Card as Identity Proof.

    To change your wife’s name in Pan Card you can provide your Marriage Invitation Card. Check this out : http://amazingindiablog.in/pan-card-name-change-marriage-procedure/

    To change her Surname in Bank Passbook and Aadhaar Card, you can use your Pan Card. Pan Card may arrive at your place within 20-30 days after you apply for it. Then immediately you can apply for changes in Aadhaar and Bank Passbook. Once the surname is changed in all the documents, you can go ahead and apply for a Passport with the new surname.

    Additional Documents which every married couple should have : (Not Mandatory for Passport though)

    1. Marriage Certificate
    2. Gazette Notification of Change of Name ( Read the Procedure here : http://amazingindiablog.in/name-change-procedure-in-gazette-of-india/ )

    Regards,
    Anirudh

  21. Hi Anirudh,

    I am afraid I might described it wrong. I was asking whether can I change her surname during I apply for passport now with having all the docs in her Maiden name.

    Or is it a better option of doing it after I get the passport first time on her maiden name and do it at a later date.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Lalit

  22. It is to apply with her maiden name as of now of doing and do on your surname at a later date because this would consume a lot of time of yours. As you are going to apply in tatkal, you may be having an emergency.

    Best of Luck Lalit !

  23. Dear Anirudh,

    1. Do I need to have address proof for the old address if the present address stay is just 2 months. As my wife came to my house 2 months back.

    2. Or can I say that the stay here is more that 1 year at the present address . Will there be any kind of verification other that the police verification of the validity of the address stay.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Lalit.

  24. Hi Lalit,

    1. You dont need any address proof for old addresses. But you need to mention all the addresses where your wife has stayed during last 1 year. Verification will take place at all the addresses.

    2. No! You cannot mention like that. Your marriage Certificate or Annexure D will clearly state your marriage date and you will be caught right away. this could also be treated as a criminal offence. Dont make things complicated, just follow the routine procedure. LIU(Local Intellingence Unit) Verification will take place after the police verification.

  25. Dear Anirudh
    Appreciate your efforts to help others. Keep it up!
    My father’s passport expired last month and he wants to get it re-issued. He has several address proofs but there is a mismatch/spelling errors in all of them.
    Will Aadhaar card (isssued 3 years ago) alone accepted as address proof or it has to be substantiated by one more address proof.
    Look forward to hearing your views soon.
    Much thanks!
    Salman

  26. Hello Salman ! I am always Happy to Help 🙂

    Aadhaar Card issued 3 years back is a very strong address proof. You don’t need to provide any other document with it for address proof. However, in many cases they may ask for some other proof as well. So, to be on the safer side I always suggest to carry at least 2 address proofs. You must provide the address proofs with exactly same details. You should correct/update your details on both the documents which you wish to carry at the time of appointment.

  27. Hello,
    I want to apply for a passport. I am a recent graduate. I do not have any proof of address under my name except a Canara Bank account. This account I opened when I was staying in hostel in Mangalore. I am currently residing in Bangalore. I want to know if this becomes a valid address proof if I transfer that account to Bangalore.

  28. Hey Anirudh,really appreciate the way u are replying to each & everyone’s queries.My query is I have my joining in a pvt. firm in jst nxt week. I want to apply for passport. Problem is my joining is in pune & my permanent address is Sultanpur,U.P. . In Pune i am living in my friend’s flat.So i dn’t have any adress proof for my current address,no rent agreement,no bills,nothing.And till next year,i will not have any of d proof for my current address as i’ll be staying at my friend’s place for a year. Also,it wouldn’t be possible for me to go to U.P. as police verification can happen at any tym widout any prior notice. So what to do as i’ll be needing my passport asap.Waiting for ur reply.

    Thank you,
    Akshita Rautela

  29. Thanks a lot ! For your Info, I am also from UP & I like to help people by spreading my knowledge on the Subjects I know.
    See, in your case I think you can have 2 options :

    1. You reach Pune, join your Company and get a rent agreement on your name at your friend’s address(Where you will be staying). This Rent Agreement can act as an Address Proof for your Address in Pune. Once you have the rent agreement, you can open a Bank Account on the same address with this rent agreement. This way you will have at least 2 address Proofs with the same address. You can carry both of these when you book an appointment at Pune. Police verification will be done on your Sultanpur Address and Pune Address as Well.

    2. You reach Pune, join your Company. You may book an appointment in your Nearest PSK/RPO from Sultanpur. Plan a leave for 3-4 days from your Job after 1-2 months. Take your time and travel to Sultanpur. You can leave back for your Job after attending your Appointment. After some 3-4 weeks, Police Verification will be done at your Address. Police Officer may or may not require your presence. If they do not need you, well and fine. If they do need you, then your family can tell them that you are out of station for some days. Your family can take the Officer’s Number and you can come back home in the mean time. Ask the Officer to come to your Place and Do the verification.

    I would still suggest you to go with Option 1 as it is a truely genuine process.

  30. Hello Deepika,

    Thanks for writing !

    For transferring your Bank Account to Bangalore, you will need to present an Address Proof of any Address in Bangalore. If you do not have any address proof, you can still transfer your Bank Account from Mangalore to Bangalore. You can get an Attested Letter from a Gazetted Officer stating your Name,Address,Photo,Bangalore’s Address, Gazetted Officer’s Name, his Office Address & his Stamp. This document will act as an address proof to change your address on your Passbook. And thus you can use your Passbook as an address proof while applying your Passport.

  31. SUNIL SRIVASTAVA

    My parents are of 66 yrs (father) and 63 yrs (mother) old, some how they lost their High School (Metric) certificates.

    What option they have to apply for passport quickly (dont want to go to route of duplicate certificate as that will take 2 – 3 months)

    Can they apply and get their birth certificates from municipality/ Birth -death registrar ? (I heard only ppl born after 1989 can get it from there)

    Sworn in affidavit on Annexure A format doenst look an option as they both are graduates

    Please let me know options, as I am in US and want to make my parents travel before I plan for return

  32. Dear Anirudh , i have a valid passport expiring in year 2022 issued in mumbai . I have my aadhar card on my pune address , will it be fine for me to apply for passport in pune .. also the earlier passport the surname spelled is bit different than surname mentioned on aadhar card , where as rest of the documents – bank, pan ,aadhar all carry the new spelling ( not the one existing on current passport) – do i need to make a affidavit from notary for the change in the surname.

    Thanks

  33. Hello Nitin, As you already have a Valid Passport you cannot apply for a new passport until and unless you cancel your Current Passport. My question to you is that when you already have a passport which will expire after 7 years from now, why do you want to get into the hassle of getting a new passport ?

  34. Hello Sunil,

    1. Birth Certificate as a Date of Birth Proof is mandatory for every applicant who is born after 26/01/1989
    2. High School Marksheet/School Leaving Marksheet is mandatory for NON-ECR proof for every applicant who is literate. There is a provision for a Notary Affidavit for Illiterate applicants.

    So, I would say that YES they should apply for Birth Certificates as well as their duplicates of High School Marksheet/School Leaving Certificate as both of these are mandatory in your Case.

  35. I have a aadhaar card is it enough to Apply a Passport? my Year of Birth is different between in my xth class school certificate (In Cerificate date of birth is 06/01/1984 which is actuaal) & pan card / aadhar card or all others documents(06/01/1985) .. what should i do for applying a passport

  36. Hello Ankit,
    Please note that your Xth Class Marksheet is mandatory for NON-ECR Proof while applying for a Passport. So, the Date of Birth mentioned in all other documents should match the DOB on your Xth Class Marksheet. You must apply for a change in all other documents as any mismatch will definitely cause a problem when you present any other document apart from Xth Marksheet. Any mismatch will lead to a straight away rejection. So, better change your DOB on your Aadhaar Card, Pan Card & and all other documents before applying for a Passport.

  37. Nilakshi Naphade

    Hi Anirudh,

    My parents want to apply for passport.
    1) They are graduated but somehow they do not have High School (Metric) certificate neither they have birth certificate. Recently they have taken school leaving certificate from their respective schools but this certificate has “DUPLICATE” stamp on it. So I’m highly doubtful whether it’ll be acceptable document for birth proof?
    2) Also, if this is acceptable then can I use the same document for NON-ECR proof, under the section “All persons above the age of 50 years”?
    3) Or if above is not valid for NON_ECR, then my dad is Income Tax Payer and they have supporting docs for it, also they have marriage certificate so can they apply under section “Income-Tax payers (including Agricultural Income-Tax payees) in their individual capacity, their spouses and dependent children below the age 18 years”

    Waiting for reply.

  38. Hi Anirudh,

    My mother has born in Sep 1961. She do not have birth certificate and neither she went to school. I want to apply for her passport. So what option do we have for date of birth as proof. We have all other documents like pancard, adhaar available. (Pancard has her sign..so i assume this will not be considered as being literate)

    Pan card has DOB as 1961

    Also as she was born in village and now we do not have any reference nor document of Village so can we mention the place of birth from Mumbai as she will apply from mumbai to avoid queries to native place where we do not kow any one.
    We are staying in mumbai since last 45 years

    Please help with a solution

  39. Hi Mehtab,

    For all applicants born on or after 26/01/1989, it is mandatory to submit Birth Certificate as a DOB Proof. Don’t worry if she does not have a Birth Certificate, she can apply for it even now. In her case only Birth Certificate is required for DOB Proof. Yes, you can apply for her Birth Certificate from Mumbai. Agents might help you with that.

    NON-ECR Proof : As she has not done any schooling she can submit a notary affidavit Affidavit (Annexure “A”) which is used for illiterate or semi-illiterate applicants (Less than 5th class) .

    So, just get her a Birth certificate and Annexure’A’ , rest all you have. Go ahead ! Best of Luck 🙂

  40. Hello Nilakshi,

    1. School Leaving Certificate is accepted as a DOB proof but only for applicants born before 26/01/1989. For all applicants born on or after 26/01/1989, it is mandatory to submit a Birth Certificate as a DOB Proof. There is no age to get a Birth Certificate. You must get it now for your parents.
    2. Yes, as your parents are above 50 years, you can use the School Leaving Certificate as NON-ECR Proof. It doesnt matter if it is duplicate as long as it is genuine.

    Good Luck !

  41. Nilakshi Naphade

    Thanks you Anirudh for your help. I have one more query.

    1) My Mother is yet to turn 50. So for NON-ECR, if she has to submit document under section “Income-Tax payers (including Agricultural Income-Tax payees) in their individual capacity, their spouses” then will the original marriage certificate will work? My dad is tax payer and they have original marriage certificate.

    Because for this section they have mentioned as: “For spouses, certificate signifying relation
    i) An attested copy of marriage certificate issued by the Marriage Registrar needs to be submitted. For verification, spouse’s name needs to be endorsed in the applicant’s passport.”

    I did not understand, what does they mean by “For verification, spouse’s name needs to be endorsed in the applicant’s passport”?

    Could you please elaborate?

    Thanks in advance.

  42. Hello Nilakshi:

    For your Father , any of these documents will work :
    1. Proof of Income Tax Assessment and Payment for Last 1 Year OR,
    2. Income Tax Return Statement for Last 1 Year & a copy of Pan Card

    For your Mother,
    For verification, spouse’s name needs to be endorsed in the applicant’s passport – This means that you must present your Father’s Passport with your Mother’s Name on it(In the Space Provided for Spouse’s Name)

  43. Hi Anirudh ,
    You are awesome, I think this is one stop point where we can resolved all the query. my query is I am staying in Pune since last 4 year but I have never made registered agreement,
    now last year in 2 march 2014 I got married, due to some study reason my wife was in my home town (Gwalior) Madhya Pradesh , now she came in Pune in august 2015, and I have
    changed my flat and made registered agreement also (in august 2015). now my question is how can I apply her passport in pune. because she came in august 2015.

    For FYI,
    1) My wife is a government employee in nationalize bank ,and she has been selected in bank in june 2014 , she was working in my home town(Gwalior) madhya pradesh and now she got transfer
    pune and joined bank by 10 august 2015.
    2) she was in my home town (Gwalior) around 18 month, before marriage her home town was in different city in madhaya pradesh.
    3) I have my passport mentioned my home town address of Gwalior, Madhya pradesh.

    Kindly let me know , can I apply for her passport or police verification will be done both place means permanent or or current pune address.

  44. Hello Sarang,

    Thanks for the good words 🙂

    In your Wife’s case its very easy to get a Passport as she is a Government Bank Employee. She will definitely get a Bank Account from the Bank in which she is working. This will solve all your problems. The Bank Account Passbook with statement will be accepted as an Address Proof while applying Passport.

    She can also opt if she wants to have police verification or not, she may select any one option out of those mentioned below :

    1. If your wife submits Annexure “B”, passport will be issued without police verification
    2. If your wife submits Annexure “M”, then passport will be issued on post police verification basis
    3. If your wife submits Annexure “N” then passport will be issued on pre police verification basis.

    If she undergoes a police verification, then it will take place on all the addresses where she has stayed from the last 1 year.

  45. Hi Anirudh,
    Thank you for reply, but while applying or filling the passport form online i have not seen such Annexure
    kindly suggest where to fill this Annexure B, or this i submitted as a hard copy only.

    one more doubt i have , because she has not spend even 1 month in pune, so this thing will not create any issue for her passport.

    yes she has a passbook , with new address, where we are staying. and we created register agreement also , bot as per your blog we don’t have any previous agreement.

    Regards,
    Sarang Jain

  46. one more thing while filling the passport form should i fill correct time means she is in pune since august 2015 only, or i can fill this she has been there since last year.?

  47. Hello Sarang ,

    You can get the Annexure ‘B’ here : http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/AnnexureB.pdf

    You just use her Bank Passbook as the Address Proof. No need to present the Rent Agreement as it will be of no value as it is not 1 year old. Only the Bank Passbook will be sufficient address proof. However, if you want one more address proof you can change her address on the aadhaar card. It will be updated online in just a week’s time.

  48. No, I would suggest you should mention that she is staying in Pune from more than 1 year. Mentioning 2 addresses means longer verification procedure (At 2 addresses) and that will add to the hassles and time for getting the passport.

  49. I am trying to apply for my Mom’s (age 56) passport. Her School Leaving Certificate has her Dad’s name (Ananth) as her last name i.e. Latha Ananth, however all her other documents like Aadhar Card, Voter ID, PAN Card etc has her husband’s name (Prasad) as last name i.e Latha Prasad .

    Her first name (Latha) is the same in all these documents. I believe her school leaving certificate will be used for Date of Birth Proof and for Non-ECR proof. Her aadhar card will be used for address proof and we are planning to apply for passport under the name Latha Prasad.

    Can you please let me know what supporting documents do we need to apply for her passport?

  50. Hello Ramya,

    You dont have to worry ! You can use her School Leaving Certificate for NON-ECR Proof. For the change of name after marriage, you can make a joint affidavit sworn by a Notary (Annexure D). This affidavit will mention that your mother’s surname changed after marriage and you will need to affix a joint photograph of your dad and mom together. Rest you have the address proofs.

    For DOB Proof, any applicant born on or after 26.01.1989 needs to provide only Birth Certificate. No other proof of DOB will be accepted. If your mother has a Birth Certificate, well and good. If she doesnt , she needs to apply for one. Do remember that your mother’s Birth Certificate should contain old details i.e., her name before marriage and the place of birth etc (As she was given that name after Birth).

    Also, I want to mention that a Birth Certificate will serve 2 purposes in your case. It will act as DOB and NON-ECR proof. However, School Leaving Certificate alone is not suffient for DOB and NON-ECR Proof.

    I followed exactly the same procedure while making Passport for my wife.

  51. Thanks for the quick reply!! Really appreciate it.

    Well, my Mom was born in 1959 and since it is before 1989 I thought her School Leaving Certificate will work as her DOB proof. She does not have a Birth certificate as of now.

    Also, my dad passed away an year ago, I am not sure if that should be a concern in getting her Affidavit for her name change after marriage. However, I do have old pics of my mom dad together.

    We recently got her a PAN Card under the name Latha Prasad, it does contain her Date of Birth. However it contains her Dad’s name (Ananth) and not her husband’s name (Prasad).

    She has never had a job, so there is nothing I can provide from Employers or so. Do you suggest to apply for her Birth Certificate now?

  52. Hi,Anirudh……is it OK to submit any educational certificates as a DOB proof except birth certificate for passport.

  53. My DOB is…10 Feb 1990

  54. Hi,

    We have shifted in a new house. my all ID proofs are still containing the old address as i do not have any proof of new address. The house is on my brothers name. Hence, the electricity bill come on his name, though the name of my brother in the electricity bill is mentioned as Son of Mr.(Father name)…There is a Gas connection on same address and GAS connection contain my fathers name only. My father also applied for updated Rashan card but two times we received it with some or other error(like spelling mistake or not containing all family member’s name)
    I want to get my IDs updated with the current address…so what i can use as a address proof.

    Please suggest

  55. Hello Ramya,

    I am sorry I made a mistake in my last reply. I will correct myself and I want to tell you that as your mother is born before 26.01.1989, she can submit her School Leaving Certificate for DOB and NON-ECR Proof. Only School school leaving certificate will be sufficient for both these proofs.

    However, the name has been changed to a new one. So you will need a proof for that. A marriage Certificate will also do.

  56. No ! Any applicant born on or after 26.01.1989 needs to submit only a Birth Certificate as a DOB Proof while applying for a Passport. Don’t worry, go ahead and apply for a birth certificate and you may get within 1-2 week.

  57. Hi Anita,

    I would suggest you should get your Address Updated in your Bank Account first. This electricity bill on your brother’s & father’s name will possibly work. As on your PAN Card your father’s name must be the same as on this electricity bill. So, this electricity bill will help you update your address on your Bank Account. Once that is updated, you can use your Bank Passbook to update your Address in all other documents like Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card etc.

  58. Hi Anirudh,

    You have been a great help to others. Much Appreciated!!
    I’m applying for fresh passport but my query is what address proof do I submit?
    My dad owes 2 flats in Mumbai. We have recently shifted to our new flat couple of years ago. And my aadhar card, election card, bank passbook, ration card bears the address of my old house. Only the electricity and gas bills have the new house address.
    So will this suffice?? Moreover electricity and gas bills are under my dad’s name. Kindly suggest.

  59. Hi Nalini,

    Thanks for the appreciation !
    You can present the Electricity or Gas bill at your Bank to change your address in Bank Records and Passbook. As your PAN Card must be having Father’s Name, any of these bills would be enough. Once you have updated your Address on your Bank Passbook, you can use it to update it on other important documents like Aadhaar Card, Election Card etc.

  60. Nilakshi Naphade

    Hi Anirudh,

    My mother will turn 50 in next month. So I’ll show school leaving certificate as both birth proof and NON-ECR docuent The one concern that I have is, my mom’s both first and last name has changed after marriage. On her school leaving name is “Aruna Dekhane” while on her address proofs it is “Sujata Naphade”. She has original marriage certificate.

    Still she needs to make joint affidavit sworn by a Notary (Annexure D) ? Also does she needs to endorse any detail in newspaper? Like, she has married to whom and on what date etc. ? One of my friend’s mother has asked to do like this though she had marriage certificate. So I’m bit worried.

    Thanks in advance.

  61. Sir i have applied for fresh passport bit i am facing with a problem that my birth certificate is not having my name on it . i was born on 19/06/1997 birth certificate is compulsory. i had my 10 marksheet on which my parents name and d.o.b is written which is same as on birth certificate can certificate without name can be accepted at psk.
    Thanx. in advance sir

  62. hi sir my dad passed away 10 years ago… and his full name was entered on death certificate..but on my certificates and my mothers certificate it was entered short name..i applied for afidavit notary for proof of my fathers name..is there any problem applying for my mothers passport

  63. In case of Change/ Addition in surname due to marriage any of the 2 supporting documents are accepted :

    1. Attested copy of marriage certificate
    2. Annexure ‘D’ (Joint Affidavit)

    I made Annexure ‘D’ for my wife’s change of Surname and her application was accepted. I dont now about your friend’s mother’s case. But sometimes these Passport Officials can be difficult to handle. You just need to tell them that this is what you saw over their Website.

    You may check Case No. 14 in the Passport Instruction Booklet (Page No. 8, Fresh Passport ) : http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/ApplicationformInstructionBooklet-V3.0.pdf

  64. Hello Naman,

    I have seen many people not having names on Birth Certificate and their application get accepted for Passport. PSK Officials will actually check your Parent’s name and DOB on your High School Certificate and match it with your Birth Certificate. If the Parents Names and DOB match exactly, you application will surely be accepted.

  65. While applying for Passport, you will not be required to submit any proofs of your Dad. You just need your mother’s proofs. Whatever is mentioned in your mother’s documents will be mentioned in your mother’s passport as well. So dont sorry, You would not be required to present your father’s death certificate or any affidavit related to it.

  66. Sir
    But when i call yesterday at psk office they said that name on birth certificate is compulsory for fresh passport

  67. These people are really irritating at times. They can accept the same document for one guy and will deny the same for the other. That’s what my personal experience says.

    You may contact your Local Municipal Authority/Nagar Nigam and check if they could put your name on your Birth Certificate now.

  68. Hi anirudh

    I think I’m screwed. I have different name and date of birth in my birth certificate than my other documents. I only have ration card and 12th marksheet as other documents. I didn’t apply for other documents because they could cause problems in future as they all gonna have different name and dob than my birth certificate too. Is there any way around it. Can i do something so that my future documents have same name and id as my birth certificate. Please please please help.

  69. Hello Dev,

    Birth Certificate is mandatory only for applicants born on or after 26/01/1989. If your DOB is before this date, then you wont need it. However, if you are born on or after this date, it is mandatory to provide a Birth Certificate. In such a case you can ask the municipal authority if they could edit your name and dob on your birth certificate. There is a very rare chance that you can make changes to your Birth certificate now. I would rather suggest that you to forget that you even had a Birth Certificate ever. Make a new Birth Certificate with exactly the same name & DOB as on your High School marksheet. While making a new Birth certificate they would need your High School Marksheet or Pan Card which mentions your Name and DOB. Once you have a Birth Certificate, you can start applying for other documents as well.

    Cheers Mate ! There is always a solution to every problem 🙂

  70. Hi anirudh

    I have my birth certificate but on my birth certificate only my name is written and my surname is missing.
    However my father’s name is written correctly along with the surname.

    ALso my name and the other things are written in hindi and one of my friend said that you need to obtain your birth certificate in english.

    Is it true??

    Will they accept it??

    Also if i apply for fresh passport online today then how many days it will take approximately to complete the whole procedure.

    I dont care when they will send me the passport. I am just asking for the procedure.

    Thanx in advance.

  71. dear sir
    it’s sure that you are so much helpful and your helping hand is available to all which shows that you are so kind.
    i want your kindness too.
    i have a query that is it necessary that my id proof and address proof must have same address (same in the sense word to word same) or difference of some word may be allowed.
    thank you

  72. Hello Prakash,

    A Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Authority or Registrar of Birth and Deaths is accepted, it does not matter in which language it is. You don’t worry your case is of Minor Change in Name, so you need to submit 4 documents. We will say that the Name on your Birth Certificate is your Old Name and now you have a New Name with Surname.

    1. Address Proof (In New Name)
    2. DOB Proof (Old Name Only)
    3. NON-ECR Proof (Old or New Name)
    4. Annexure E (This is an Affidavit for your Name Change)

    Don’t get confused with what others say. You just need these 4 documents and you can go ahead with the process. I would say the whole process could take upto 4-6 months depending upon various factors. Some people may be able to get it in 3 months as well. You can keep a track of your Passport Application to know the current status.

  73. Hello Manish,

    Thank you for the good words brother !

    I would explain you that by an example. Both these Addresses can be considered.
    1. D-330, Jasola Vihar, Near Living Style Mall, Delhi
    2. D-330, Jasola Vihar, Delhi

    If you have Aadhaar Card, you can get your Address updated in just 4 days. I would recommend to have exactly the same address on all your documents.

  74. Hi

    I was posted abroad and am currently living in a guest house . I do not own property in India and so am having a problem furnishing address proof .
    The guest house owner is willing to give letter to state I am living there but would it be accepted by the concerned authorities ?i was told to get 13 month rental agreement but most agreements are only for 11 months
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

  75. Hello,

    A registered rent agreement is valid for 11 months only. May i please know that who told you to get a 13 month rental agreement? Do Remember that a rent agreement is only accepted if you are staying at your current address for more than 1 year.

  76. Dear anirudh my school certificate does not have surname but all other documents have my surname. How should I proceed for passport?
    Also I am living in other town. So passport will contain which address if I apply from this town?

  77. Hi Nikhil ,

    Remember that all your documents which you are providing for Passport should contain exactly the same name. I dont know your DOB so I will consider both the cases.

    In case you are born on or after 26/01/1989 it is mandatory for you to submit your Birth certificate. So in this case, You will need a Birth Certificate for DOB Proof. If you have just your name on the Birth Certificate, contact your Municipal Authority and see if they could add your surname now. If they deny, you need to have a new Birth Certificate with your Surname.

    So you need to provide 4 documents in total :

    1. Address Proof (In New Name)
    2. DOB Proof (Old Name Only)
    3. NON-ECR Proof (Old or New Name)
    4. Annexure E (Affidavit for Change of Name)

    In case you are born before 26/01/1989 Birth Certificate is not mandatory for DOB Proof. So in this case, you will just need to provide your High School certificate. It will serve 2 purposes :- DOB Proof and NON-ECR Proof. So, in this case you will just need to provide your High School Certificate, Address Proof and Annexure E for Name Change.

    Your Passport will contain your current address on which you have all your address proof documents. However, Police Verification takes place at all the addresses where you have stayed in last 1 year.

  78. Hi Sir,

    i want to apply for passport sir…before applying i would like to know whether i get passport or not because my surname was printed differently before my name and my father’s name as follows.

    In my s.s.c marks sheet my name is as JALIGANA ROOPESH and my fathers name is as JALIGAMA ANJANEYULU

    In my birth certificate my name is as JALIGANA ROOPESH and my father’s name is as J.ANJANEYULU, here surname is not incuded before my father’s name

    In my voter id /aadhar card my name is as JALIGAMA ROOPESH and my father’s name is as JALIGAMA ANJANEYULU

    however now i cant change any details of mine or my father’s in S.S.C marks sheet. so plz suggest me that whether i can proceed to apply for passport with this details or any changes require in my date of birth certificate and voter id/aadhar card …….i hope i will get a reply from u sir

  79. Hello Roopesh,

    As I can see that in your SSC Marksheet your father’s surname’s initial is included which is fine. If there had been a spelling mistake, it could have been an issue. And as you are saying that your Name is misprinted in Aadhaar Card and Voter ID Card. You can update your name on Aadhaar Card and download the E-Aadhaar. Details on your Aadhaar may get updated within 4-7 days. While uploading a document on Aadhaar Portal to update your Name, upload the Scanned Copy of your High School Marksheet or Birth Certificate.

    Don’t worry Roopesh, I reply to each and every query that I receive !

  80. Can i apply for new passport without birth certificate

  81. Hello Krishan,

    Only if you are born before 26/01/1989, you can apply for a new passport without a Birth Certificate. Otherwise, it is mandatory to submit a Birth Certificate as a DOB Proof if you are born on or after 26/01/1989.

  82. thank you so much sir, is it compulsory to include surname to my father’s name in birth certificate or else i can proceed like that only…….

  83. You can proceed like this only. It would not be an issue as you have all the supporting documents where you have your father’s full name.

  84. Dear sir,
    my son birth certificate contains name,fathers name,mothers name,date of birth,place of birth,registration date,registration no,date of issue and parents address at the time of birth but permanent address not mention .sir please advice passport authority make any problem at passport camp for permanent address not mentioned on the certificate also sir my passport already contains my spouse name but my wife have not passport.should i get my child passport without police verification.please reply my appointment already scheduled.

  85. Hello Irfan,

    If your child is a minor, then it will not be an issue. Your passport is a major proof as it matches the name on your son’s Birth Certificate. If he is above 18, then also address not mentioned on Birth Certificate is not an issue. Just make sure that all other supporting documents have the same spelling of his and your name. As your passport endorses your wife’s name, it gives a clear proof which matches with the details of your son’s Birth Certificate. Your Documents are fine, don’t worry go ahead.

  86. Dear Sir,
    Thank you very much for your quick reply.Now i am satisfied with my documents.Thank once again.

  87. You are Welcome Irfan ! Good Luck brother 🙂

  88. HELLO SIR I HAVE ADDHAR CARD PAN CARD ELECTION CARD BUT DONT HAVE SCHOOL CERTIFICATE AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE MY BORN DATE IS 12.10.1979. I APPLY AN ANNEXURE A AFFADIVATE ANY OTHER DACUMENT NEED FOR PASSPORT FRESH APPLICATION PLEASE HELP

  89. Hi. I am trying to get a passport for my mom. All the requisite documents are in place except for the date of Birth proof. Neither does she have a Birth Certificate nor a School Certifying Certificate or document giving the same proof. She was born in Madhya Pradesh, and presently we reside at Kolkata. Even if we wish to get a certificate from the Certified Authority, it won’t be feasible for us to go back to MP. Do we have any other solution for this?

  90. I have only the proof of present address. But i stayed at my resent address for a period of less than one year. I dont have old address proof. is it sufficient if i submit present address proof or should i also have proof of old residential address

  91. Hello Abdul,

    You do not need a Birth Certificate as your DOB is before 26/01/1989. Yes, Annexure A is mandatory in your case as you have not passed your High School Examination. You have all the documents in place. Go ahead and apply for Passport.

  92. You can make her Birth Certificate from Kolkata also. Just show that she has been living in Kolkata from beginning. Just Visit the concerned Nagar Nigam office or Registrar of Birth and Death and he will guide you further.

  93. Hi Rajesh,

    Only your current address proof is required, not the old one. Its just that the police verification will be done on all the addresses where you have stayed in last 1 year.

  94. Hello.
    I’ve a bank account functioning since June 2014 with date of opening being mentioned on my passbook. But my transactions from this account started only from Oct of 2014. Is this acceptable during application of passport as an address proof?

    Regards

  95. Ok so that is possible? I mean I had thought about the same, but little did I know about its legality. Thank you so much Sir, for taking out time and helping me out. 🙂

  96. You are Welcome Subhodeep 🙂

  97. Ramanujan,

    That is not a problem brother. The passport Officials will check whether you have made some transactions or not. If there had not been even a single transaction in this period, they would have not accepted it.

  98. sridhara mariappan

    Sir I am sridhara mariappan I have a doubt in my birt certificate I not have my name and address which is present in the birth certificate is currently I am not residing there is this prblm and i have another doubt my full name is sridhara mariappan in my college marksheet my name entered without any gap like this (sridharamariappan)but in my college transfer certificate it has gap and my aadhar card has gap in name tat means my college tc and my aadhar has same name is it enough or I have to do any changes in my marksheet? And how to enter my name in birthcertificate and how to change my address .thanks in advance sir

  99. Hi anirudh

    I don’t think that is possible as the date of birth in my birth certificate is the right one. But in the marksheet and pan card it is wrong by 2 years and I’ve already told you that there is also name difference between the birh certificate and both of those. So tell me now if i am screwed or not. Thanks for your reply. You are a great man.

  100. Hi Anirudh,

    Looking at your previous posts, I hope you can give some valuable feedback on my complex issue.

    I had first applied for my passport from Shimla office as I was studying there. I had no knowledge about what documents I should take with me. So I had a birth certificate of Dehradun that was authorized from Gram-Pradhan which was not an authenticated certificate.

    When I reached PSK Shimla, the TCS people out there did not tell me that this certificate won’t work and uploaded this certificate. When my file reached the Checking counter, passport official who verifies your certificate, he pointed out that this certificate will not work as this is issued from Gram-Pradhan and only certificate issued from Municipal Corporation will be accepted. Since my father is in a transferable job, so I told him that making birth certificate from Dehradun won’t b possible, so he advised me to make it from your native place. So I made another birth certificate from my native place and went back to PSK. They uploaded this certificate without seeing that there is a miss match in the birth place.

    Now, the passport official who verifies document made the correction of birth place in the form and forwarded to the head of PSK. Head of PSK after seeing my two birth certificates uploaded on the server, kept my file on hold and transferred my case to RPO. The RPO at shimla said for an inquiry into this matter. As I was getting passout from there, so I closed my file from there and applied fresh application from Bareilly. Here after police verification, they pointed out the same problem as mentioned above.

    I want to know what is the actual legal procedure to close this issue, as I was told by the Passport officials that now this issue will go through the court proceeding. Is this the right procedure or there is some other procedure. Kindly guide me on further action.
    Hope to see your prompt reply

    Thanx & Regards / Nikhil

  101. Hello Dev,

    I understand what you mean. You either need to follow your Wrong DOB and make changes accordingly or Vice-Versa. I mean either follow the DOB mentioned in your Birth Certificate and make changes in all other documents accordingly. OR, Follow the correct DOB mentioned in all other documents and accordingly try to make changes in your Birth Certificate.

  102. Hi ,

    Today one of my friend who had visited Passport Seva Kendra in Chennai for applying fresh passport , the officer incharge did not accept the Annexure A and asked him to get his school or some certificate from corporation for Date of Birth Proof. He was born in 1977 and he does not posses any school or college certificate nor any birth certificate.
    Even though the instructions are clearly mentioned in the Document advisor in the passport seva kendra website. They have denied him. Can any one help or have any ideas as how do we proceed ? Rest all address proof are available.

    Thanks

  103. Hello Praveen,

    Annexure A should be accepted in your friend’s case as he did not complete his High School. These Passport Officials are really hard to handle sometimes. They can deny even a perfect proof. Don’t worry and just ask your friend to apply for a Birth Certificate. He will get it probably within a week or even before that. After that he can take the next appointment and proceed with the formalities.

  104. Hi Anirudh,

    Thanks for your reply , my friend was born in some remote village in Tamil Nadu. He is now residing in Chennai. Can you please let me know where can he apply for Birth Certificate and what is the procedure for the same ?

  105. Will it cause problem if I don’t produce any educational proof while applying for my passport. I will have adhar card , birth certificate and ration card with me. Since my marksheet is really messed up

  106. Hi

    In my berth certificate, my name is Rashmiben but all other my id proofs having name as “Rashmi” and i want to keep my name in passport as “Rashmi” . is it possible?? plz suggest

    Thanks

  107. Ask him to contact the Nagar Nigam Office in his district. He will be able to get a Birth Certificate from there. If not, then they will surely guide him as to where he needs to visit to obtain a Birth Certificate.

  108. Hello Dev,

    If you have passed your High School, it is mandatory to present your High School Marksheet/School Leaving Certificate for Non-ECR Proof.

  109. Your case is of Minor Change of Name, So you need to provide 4 documents in total :

    1. Address Proof (In New Name)
    2. DOB Proof (Old Name Only)
    3. NON-ECR Proof (Old or New Name)
    4. Annexure E (Affidavit for Change of Name)

  110. Hi Anirudh,

    Impressed that you are solving everyone’s problem so quickly.

    One of my friend is applying for fresh passport for herself, one minor child and reissue of passport for her husband.

    The queries are:

    she is born in 1974 and graduate. But does not have birth certificate or school leaving cert or other document for DOB.

    After reading above answer it is clear that in her case school leaving certificate or birth certificate can suffice.
    But what other option she has ?? As obtaining Birth certificate and school relevant docs is tedious job…

    1) Can she give Annexure A by declaring that she is graduate?
    2) Can she give annexure A by declaring that she studied less than 5 class?

    Also, Minor Child born after 1989 and has Birth certificate but his name not mentioned on certificate.

    Please advice.
    Thanks

  111. Hello Sir,

    I would like to apply for new passport for my Mom(55 years) and Dad (59 years). The only original documents that we have currently is SSC Marks Memo. Dad is central government employee.

    I would like to what documents should we need to produce to get passport. We do not have any other documents except SSC marks memo as mentioned in terms of Birth Certificate.

    Please help.

  112. Hi Ritu,

    Thanks for the good words ! I love to help people 🙂

    1. First of all I would like to tell you that as your friend is a Graduate she cannot make use of Annexure A for DOB Proof. Annexure A is only for Semi-Illeterate or Illiterate applicants i.e., only for applicants who have studied less than 10th class.

    2. Your friend’s case is of re-issuing the passport. She does not need to submit any proof for DOB. She will just need to submit Address Proof (If she has changed her Address) & Original and Photocopy of First 2 and Last 2 Pages of the current Passport.

    3. As the minor child’s name is not mentioned in the Birth Certificate. You need to talk to the Passport PSK. At some PSKs they are fine with that, however at the other PSKs it may cause an issue. If it is not accepted, you will have to add the name on the Birth Certificate.

  113. For your Dad, you will need to provide following documents :

    1. Address Proof
    2. DOB Proof (You can apply for a Birth Certificate if no School Leaving certificate is available)
    3. Identity Certificate issued by his department as per Annexure B (No Police verification will be required if you submit the Identity certificate)

    For your Mom, you will need to provide following documents :

    1. Address Proof
    2. DOB Proof (You can apply for a Birth Certificate if no School Leaving certificate is available)
    3. NON-ECR Proof (High School Marksheet/School Leaving certificate will work). If the husband is a GAZETTED Govt employee, then the wife can submit Joint Affidavit(Annexure D), Marriage Certificate or Identity Certificate as per Annexure B
    4. Annexure I (If no Police verification is required)

    4.

  114. hi, In my 10th,12th, BE marks card, my father name is Nagalingaswamy so does in my voter id too.

    But where as in my Birth certificate my father name is Nagalingaswamy B M.

    And in my aadhar card my father name is Nagalingaswamy B M same as of my birth certificate..

    which documents i should provide while applying for passport

  115. If your Name is same on all these documents, your father’s name will not cause an issue. Your Father’s initials are added in some documents and not added in other documents and there is no spelling mistake. Your documents will be considered, dont worry. Birth Certificate is mandatory to provide if you are born on or after 26/01/1989. Rest you also need to provide Address Proof and NON-ECR Proof(High School Marksheet/School Leaving Certificate)

  116. hello sir ,
    I am studying B.tech 4th year. I don’t have pan card and bank account. These two documents compulsory or not for applying passport.

  117. Hello Chinni,

    None of these 2 are mandatory. There are several other documents which are accepted.

  118. pragati srivastava

    hey thanx for the valuable information, though i have a few queries..

    1. in all my Id’s my father’s name is not accompanied by surname, but in my birth certificate and Xth certificate, his surname is written, will it be a proble? and,

    2. can i provide my adhaar or any other id as an address proof as well as alongwith the 3 documents that have to be provided under tatkal scheme, is repetition of documents allowed?

  119. Hi Anirudh,

    I think there is some confusion in what I have written and reply received…

    My friend is applying for fresh passport.. her husband is applying for re-issue.

    My friend is graduate and has 10th class ” PROVISIONAL mark sheet” . No birth certificate or other document for DOB proof.

    So what is advisable? IS PROVISIONAL Mark sheet is adequate proof ??

    Thanks
    Ritu

  120. Hello Ritu,

    Provisional Marksheet will not be accepted. You can get a Birth Certificate at any point of time. I have a question for you. Why did your friend didn’t ever collect her High School Marksheet? If she has lost it she must obtain a duplicate one. If not, then she should collect it now. Or at least School Leaving certificate will suffice. You need to have either of these 2 documents as NON-ECR Proof, High School Marksheet or School Leaving Certificate.

  121. Hello Pragati,

    1. Main focus will be on your name. These passport officials can accept the same documents at one PSK/RPO and deny the same at the other. According to me, it will not be an issue as your father’s name is same, just the surname is missing. If they tell you that there is a discrepancy in the documents, you may have to provide an affidavit regarding the same. 80% of the times they accept the documents in such a situation.

    2. Yes you can provide Aadhaar Card with any other documents. Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Bank Passbook with statement all are fine.

  122. Hi,
    I like to apply for new passport to my wife,she was having passport before marriage and that is having her parents address. now the passport expired 2 years back. now i want to apply new passport with current address where we are residing.
    My passport is having her name with my sur name. is my passport is enough for address proof? to get her new passport.
    all her bank and PAn having her maiden surname

    PLease advice

    Regards,
    Praveen

  123. Hello Praveen,

    Your wife’s case is of Re-issue of Passport due to marriage. If her name and surname is endorsed on your Passport, it is the best proof.

    Your wife will just need the following documents.

    1. Her Old Passport in original with self-attested photocopy of its first two and last two pages.
    2. Self Attested copy of Your Passport.
    3. Marriage Certificate OR Joint Affidavit (Annexure D)

    You have all the documents. If you have a marriage certificate well an good. If not, Just make a Joint Affidavit(Annexure D) by any Notary. You will need a joint photograph of you both together. This photograph should be pasted on the Affidavit. The notary should sign and put a stamp across this photo. Also, there will be a space provided at the bottom left where you and your wife needs to sign. This will just take half an hour time after you visit a notary. Thats it !

  124. Hie Anirudh,
    I have an account which was opened in pnb bank before 7 years but there is no transaction since 2012. Today I made operative to this account and undertaken some transactions also.
    2. Secondly I have a joint account with my mother which was also opened before 3 year but there is also no transaction since april2015.
    3. I have an account in idbi bank since April 2015.
    Please confirm me which of the account I can use as a address proof.
    Further plz provide me your contact no. So I can consult the matter in detail with you.

  125. Hello Rahul,

    Any account with a few transactions in the current year can be considered. So, as you operated your old PNB account today and also made some transactions, this account will be fine for Address Proof. Just carry your latest transactions and Passbook photocopy with you while applying for Passport.

    I will answer all your queries here itself, or you can mail me at anirudhsingh@yahoo.com

  126. Hi Anirudh,
    I want to apply for a fresh passport, as far I know I need one PoA and one document for date of birth.
    For Proof of address, I have aadhar card but its just new means less than one year old. So I need to show one more document as a address proof. For that I have my driving license but it is also less than one year old. So will it work or its mandatory for one of the document should be one year old.
    For date of birth, i have my 8th standard school leaving certificate, will this work as I haven’t continue any official education after that because of personal reason but learnt with life experience.
    Thanks for your advise in advance.
    Regards

  127. For Proof of Address – Aadhaar and Driving License will suffice for Address Proof. Driving License’s age doesnt matter. They may ask for only one or may be 2 proofs if they are not satisfied only with Aadhaar Card.

    As you have not cleared you 10th Standard, you will be treated as a semi-literate applicant. You can provide Annexure A or a Birth Certificate for your DOB Proof. Your 8th Standard School Leaving certificate will not be accepted.

  128. hello sir,
    my street name is different in both aadhar and voter id. any problem for applying passport

  129. Get it corrected. Apply for a change in address for Aadhaar Card Online. Upload your Voter ID Card for Address Proof. You will be notified via SMS on your registered mobile number once the update has been done. You can then download E-Aadhaar which will act as an original Aadhaar Card with your updated address.
    Follow the Procedure mentioned in the Link below :
    http://amazingindiablog.in/how-to-change-aadhar-card-name-and-address-online/

  130. hello sir,
    my street name is correct in aadhar. But wrong in voter and ration card. Is there any problem .what i can do

  131. Hi Haritha,

    Dont show your Voter ID or ration Card at the time of appointment. Just present your Aadhaar Card. If you have bank passbook, you can present that as well.

  132. My name in Passport is JK Swapna, whereas my name in Pan card and Bank account is JP Swapna (where Jp is my maiden name). Would that create in Visa processing?

  133. I don’t have bank account sir. In case now i am open bank account .that account will be accepted or not

  134. Yes it will be accepted, try to open an account in govt banks like sbi, canara , pnb etc. Also, perform some transactions in your account before presenting it at the passport office. They wont accept a blank passbook, they will see if you have carried out any transactions on your account or not.

  135. What is 3. NON-ECR Proof (Old or New Name) ?

    How can i get Annexure E (Affidavit for Change of Name) ?

    Can you please suggest?

  136. Non ECR Proof has to be submitted along with other proofs. You can submit your School Leaving Certificate or High School Marksheet for NON-ECR Proof. For Annexure E, you need to visit a Notary and he will make it for you within 20-30 minutes.

  137. thanks for the information.. I have a doubt .. Is anexure E is any form ? or I need to give notary for that change?

  138. You can download and print the Annexure A specimen from the link Given Below and show it to the Notary to make an Affidavit.
    http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/AnnexureE.pdf

    Mostly Notary also have all the Annexures with them.

  139. Hi anirudh,
    I want to know that can railway class-1 officers sign my verification certificate as per annexure-f and is it necessary to have their salary slip?

  140. Hello Pragati,

    I don’t think that a railway class-1 officer can sign verification certificate (Annexure-F). You may check the list of people who can sign the verification certificate : http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/AnnexureF.pdf

  141. Hi Anirudh,

    Need your help, Tomorrow is my appointment
    For non-ECR category what document I can submit? Unfortunately I don’t have my 10th mark sheet and certificate.

    I am working in PVT ltd company and my tax gets deducted automatically all I get is form 16 also I file return every year but alt this I do online so I’ll have only computerized print outs.

    Could you please tell me that what document I can user as income tax assessment order. and from where I can get that?

    the docs I have now are below

    1. DOB certificate.
    2. Copy of Reliance landline postpaid bills(one year old and new)(not stamped, just normal bills)

    I have 12th mark sheet and my graduation mark sheets as well but no degree certificate

    Could you please suggest what more I need or what exactly I need to carry?

    Thanks a ton in advanced.

  142. It would have been great if you had your High School Marksheet.
    But, As you are an Income Tax Payer, for NON-ECR proof You can carry :

    1) Proof of assessment of income tax and actual payment of income tax for last one year
    OR
    2) Income Tax return statement for last one year that is stamped by income tax authorities and a copy of the PAN card.

    I consider that Private Firms provide digitally signed Income Tax Statements. Hope that it will be considered. But still, you may never know about what the passport official think about the same case.

    Income tax assessment Order is filed before filing the actual income tax return. You can ask for it from your company, they may be surely having it.
    You must carry an Additional Proof of Address like Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Bank Passbook etc. Just in case, they do not accept one proof, you can provide the other. Carry as much documents as possible, so that there is a possibility that your application gets accepted at the very first go!

  143. Thanks so much for your reply!

    My company just provide form -16 can I use it as Proof of assessment of income tax document?

  144. Thanks a lot for great help. I had another doubt about police verification.. My hometown is Surat and after marriage i transferred to Ahmedabad before 6 months.. so where will be police inquiry taken place..
    Is it create any problem??
    also if i apply for passport using aadhar card, can you please elaborate applying process for the same..
    plz help me on this..

  145. Hello Rashmi,

    There will not be any problem. Police Verification takes place at all the addresses where you have stayed in last 1 year. So, in your case the Police Verification will take place at Surat and Ahmedabad Addresses. If you want the Police Verification to take place only at you current address, you must wait to complete 1 year at your current address.

    Aadhaar Card is accepted as an Address Proof document. However, it is adviced to carry an extra Address proof. In case they have issues with one of your Address Proof, you can present the other.

  146. Dear Anirudh,
    I have a doubt related with the documents. I am having Voter ID as photo proof and Bank passbook for address proof(just now applied for address change as per voter id due to spelling mistake). But the problem is in my certificate/degree has name with initial but voter id doesn’t is it make an issue.

  147. Hello Raghav,

    Yes it will be an issue. You must either have the same name on all the documents as on your High School Certificate OR you must show that there was a change of name at a later stage. Any discrepancy in the name will lead to rejection of your application.

  148. Hi Aniruddh,
    I want to apply for a fresh passport and as I am married I would like to add my wife’s name in it at the same time. Is it possible? What documents are required for that? Or should i make my fresh passport first and then again apply for reissue of passport for adding my wife’s name?
    Thanks

  149. Hi Vivek,

    You can add your wife’s name in your passport while applying for a fresh passport. You do not need to add your name first and re-issue by adding your wife’s name. You would not require any additional document to add your wife’s name in your passport. However, if required you can make use of your Marriage Certificate or Annexure ‘D'(Joint Affidavit).

  150. Hi Anirudh
    I hv a query….. I hv aadhaar card that is 4 yrs old and bank account that is only 1 month old….. Is this enough to apply for passport???
    Is aadhaar card alone enough as address proof for applying passport?

  151. Hello Akram,

    Though Aadhaar Card is enough as an Address Proof while applying for a Passport. However, to be on a safer side you must keep an additional address proof while going for an Appointment. You have both Aadhaar and bank Passbook, you don’t have to worry. Just remember to update your bank Passbook with latest transactions.

  152. But my bank account is only 1 month old….. I heard that bank account should be 1 year old

  153. What is emmigration check required? Is it lengthy process? Will it create problem when i go abroad for only touring purpose not for job?

  154. Hello Dev,

    Emigration Check is required for Workers going abroad for Working, not for people going Abroad just for Touring.

  155. Hi,
    I dont have a original copy of adhar card and Drivers lincence. My date of birth in voters id is 20/51992 instead of 29/051992. Do I have to make a affidavit regardin change in my DOB or Can I apply anyway.
    Plz suggest what to do?

  156. Remember that your Date of Birth on your Address Proof must match with that on your High School Marksheet/School Leaving Certificate(Required for NON-ECR Proof). Even if you have your E-Aadhaar Card Please print it on a photo paper, and it will act as an original one. If your Aadhaar Card has your correct date of birth, then present your Aadhaar Card at the time of appointment(Ignore the Voter ID Card as it has Wrong DOB). However, it is advisable to correct your DOB on your Voter ID later.

  157. Hello Akram,

    You may have heard it wrong. I dont find anything like that mentioned anywhere on the official website. I made my wife’s Passport some months back and I presented her Bank passbook which was only 6 months old and it was accepted. If you still are unsure about the same, you can refer the link below.

    http://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/popuponline/AttachmentAdvisorSub?subDocID=7001&

  158. Thank you so much for ur valuable information …. Really appreciate…..

  159. You’re welcome brother 🙂

  160. Thanks
    Anirudh ji u r doing a fabulous job…..to help others.
    One more thing ….can we submit soft docs or we have to submit physically at passport office for passport application .

  161. Hello Pramod ,

    Thanks for those good words…God Bless u 🙂
    You need to carry all your Original Documents Compulsorily for Verification Purpose. However, the Photocopies of the documents needs to be submitted at the PSK/RPO.

  162. Hello sir, I want to apply for fresh passport. But I have only bank passbook as correct address proof which is six years old. So, passbook is enough or it should be supported by any other document. Thanks in advance

  163. Hi Arun,

    Bank Passbook is enough as an address proof. Make sure that your Bank Passbook is updated with latest transactions. They wont accept a blank Passbook.

  164. Hi Bro, Good job..

    I am going to apply New passport. For Address proof i am planning to provide aadhar card. In aadhar card my father name printed as ” Nagarethinam”, but in birth certificate its like ” Nagarathinam” . Will it make any issue?. Or shall i give private bank passbook/rental agreement as address proof?

    Does passbook itself enough for address proof? Or i need to provide one year bank statement ?

  165. hello Jeeva,

    Thank you ! As there is a difference in the spelling, you must provide your bank passbook/rent agreement which matches the same name of your father as in your Birth Certificate.

  166. I want to apply for passport in online but i have doubt that in my Sslc marks card ,Birth certificate ,In School Tc my father name is correct but in my adhar nd voter my father name is wrong Like this Nayab Ghousepeer sab is correct but in Adhar it is Nayab Ghousepeer nd in Voter Id Nayab feer sab so plz suggest me wt to do i have confusion abt this plzzzzz help me nd tell me process how to apply online

  167. Hello,

    Get your Father’s Name Corrected in your Aadhaar Card. It can be done online in 10-15 mins. You details will be updated within 1 Week and you will be informed about it Via SMS. Once you have your detail updated on you Aadhaar Card, you can use it as an Address Proof.

    To know to Online Procedure to Apply for a Fresh Passport, Read :: http://amazingindiablog.in/how-to-apply-passport-online-in-india/

  168. K but its compalsary Adhar or Voter Id for passport
    I have Bank statement ,Birth certificate, SSlc marks card, Pan card ,
    then also i need Adhar

    How much Rupees need for passport nd after how many days i will get the passport

  169. No they are not compulsary, You can choose any Address Proof from the list given in this Article. Yes, Bank Statement is fine, you can use it as an address proof. But your Father’s Name should also be same as your Birth Certificate and High School Marksheet/School Leaving Certificate.

    You need to Pay a Total Fee of Rs.1500 at the time of Booking your Appointment. The Process may take 2-3 Months minimum.

  170. If iam apply online for fresh passport nd then i will pay fees throw challan then i will get appointment early or i need to pay in creadit card

  171. You need to pay the Fees Online while Booking an appointment. You can only book an appointment on the dates provided to you. You may get 1 or 2 options of the Dates, out of which you can select any one date.

  172. I want to apply for the reissue of my passport as it’s validity has expired. My present address has changed w.r.t. the one in my previous passport.
    I am a student and has just completed my graduation in June and is now doing my coaching for higher studies. I am currently staying with a family friend for more than a year and I do not have any address proof of my current address.
    will an affidavit of my residence declared by me(as in annexure I) and affidavit of my residence declared by my family friend be enough?

  173. sir
    I am an engineering. I am having trouble in getting my fresh passport. For the issuing of passport birth certificate has to be shown as a proof of date of birth. My birth certificate has a different date of birth than my all other school documents. Is there a way to solve this matter ? Particularly can a correction be made in the birth certificate by showing all the school documents ?

  174. Hello Lavi,

    No! You should have one of the Address Proofs mentioned in this article. You could have prepared a Rent Agreement 1 year back and till now it would have been accepted. Anyways, you could take an electricity bill, gas bill or a landline bill from your friend and make also make a rent agreement stating that you have been staying at his address. Try opening a Bank Account with these 2 proofs. Once you have a bank account, operate it with some transactions for some time and then apply for a Passport with this Bank Passbook. If you are not in a hurry, this is the best possible way.

  175. Hello Deepak,

    You seem to be in a bit of mess ! You have only 2 options, either you correct your DOB in your Birth Certificate or you Correct it in all other documents. I would suggest you to correct it in your Birth Certificate by requesting the municipal corporation or Nagar nigam office where you made your birth certificate. It could be really next to impossible to change your DOB in birth certificate after it has been so many years from the date of issue. You should just go ahead and try that.

  176. Sir if I straightaway go and request them will they be willing to correct the DOB. I mean is it constitutionally legal?

  177. Hi, whether I need to carry passbook or else bank statement?..

    For rental agreement, I dont have rental agreement still now. So can i make one and use it as address proof?. Since we are staying 4 years in current address.

  178. Hi,

    I want to apply passport for my wife. She born in 1974. She passed 10th but do not have original certificate. So, in this case what documents she need for passport.

    a) Her surname changed after marriage.
    b) She has AADHAR card with current surname.
    c) She has filed income tax in FY 14-15 (No income other than bank interest, still filed to get the refund for first time)
    d) Her name endorsed in my Passport. That time we submitted affidavit as marriage certificate is not available. So, her name is in my passport. Do i need to submit the marriage certificate/affidavit again for her to get passport.

    With above information Please let me know what documents i need for wife’s passport.

  179. Actually, Updated Bank Passbook has your statement and Address Both, So it acts as a statement as well. Yes Rent Agreement for more than 1 Year of Stay at that address can be used as an address proof.

  180. Hello Deepak,

    I told you that it is next to impossible, But give it a shot. May be something could be done OR they tell you some other way out.

  181. Hi Suresh, following are the documents she would need :

    1. Address Proof :
    Aadhaar Card is fine if it is more than 1 year old, If not then it has to be accompanied by 1 more address proof.
    Husband’s Passport (With her name endorsed in it and current address)

    If you have the Passport with her name endorsed in it, then it would be enough as an address proof, you wont need even aadhaar card.

    2. DOB Proof : If she has even duplicate high school certificate, that will work. If she doesnt even have that, you can make a Birth Certificate which will not take more than 7-10 days.

    3. NON-ECR Proof : Income Tax return statement (with income tax being paid by the applicant) for last one year that is stamped by income tax
    authorities and a copy of the PAN card. Applicants submitting NIL income tax return statements are not eligible.

    In your case, either you have to get her High School Marksheet or School Leaving Certificate for NON-ECR Proof or have to pay Tax and obtain income tax return statement.

    And you dont need to submit any marriage certificate or Joint Affidavit now as her name is already on your passport, which is enough to prove that you guys are married.

  182. Hi,
    Is it mandatory that address in the birth certificate must be same with the address that is present in the address proof document?

  183. HI,
    I’m applying for fresh passport. I’ve only aadhar card for current address proof. In which my name is printed along with my father name as “Balamurugan Shanmugavel”. Where as all other documents like DOB certificate and school certificates contains as “Balamurugan”. Will it be any problem while applying for passport?

  184. I have been staying in Hyderabad since last 10 months.Before that I was in Pune.
    I need to apply for an urgent passport.
    As an address of proof of Hyderabad I have a bank passbook of sbi bank in which the date of issue is printed as January.My sbi account was from my permanent address which I transferred to Hyderabad address and is updated with Hyderabad address.
    Except this o don’t have any address proof of my current address. Is this sufficient for applying for passport?
    Secondly do they need any address proof for my previous address of Pune?
    Thirdly is it OK if I make the rent agreement now and submit as address proof of my current address?
    Do I need to be present at my previous address for police verification?

  185. No !

  186. Hello Balamurugan,

    You must choose one name which you will be using for all purposes. If you do not want your Father’s Name with your Name. First get it changed in your Aadhaar Card. The name in your aadhaar card could be changed by uploading birth certificate or high school marksheet etc. It hardly takes 7-10 days and Once done you could download your e-aadhaar. Then you will have same name on all your documents and can apply for a passport without any complications.

  187. Hello Tanvi,

    1. Your SBI Passbook with Updated transactions will be accepted as an Address Proof Document. Yes, it is sufficient as an address proof while applying for a passport.
    2. You won’t need any Address proof for you previous Address(es) (Only the Address Proof of your Current Address is Required)
    3. A registered rent agreement is treated as a Valid Address proof only if you are staying at that address for a Period of More than 1 Year.
    4. You will have to mention all your Address(es) where you have stayed in last 1 year. Like in your Case, you will have to mention your Pune Address and Hyderabad Address. Police verification will be done on both the addresses. If you want Police Verification only at your Current Address, then wait to complete your 1 year of stay at your current address.

  188. Hi,
    I would like to renew my mothers passport.

    1. Her passport expired on 01-April-2014.
    2. We recently moved from Chennai to Mumbai (a month ago). Hence there is no address proof for her in Mumbai.
    3. My passport has my mother’s name but the address in my passport is old address.
    4. I have rental agreement as my new address proof.

    My passport copy along with my rental agreement copy – will they be enough for the address proof for my mother.

    So, will it be enough, if i submit the following for her passport renewal
    * Copy of her old passport with self attestation
    * Copy of my passport with self attestation – having old address
    * Copy of my rental agreement with attestation – having new address

    Thanks & Regards
    Chidambaram

  189. HI ,Wnated to apply passport,but In my voter Id they made a mistake as married .

    One more doubt have .
    In adharcard my telugu name is correct ..but in English they missed one letter…its kamtham behalf of kamatham.shall i able to apply passport.

  190. Hi,

    You need to have your Name as your Have it in your High School Certificates. Also change your details in voter ID, make it as unmarried. You can do so my filling up a correction form. Update all your documents with correct information and then apply for your passport. Wrong information may lead to more complications at a later stage.

  191. As Her case is of re-issue, Your mother just need to provide current address proof and photocopy of 1st two and last 2 pages of her old passport.

    1. Your passport cannot be an Address Proof for your Mother as only Spouse’s Passport is an accepted proof of address.
    2. If you have had rent agreement for a minimum period of 1 year, that could have been a valid proof of address. 1 month old agreement would not be accepted.

    I would suggest you to either open a new bank account for your mother or transfer any of her old bank account in chennai OR , If she has an Aadhaar Card, you can update her address on it. Once that is done, you can use any one of it as an address proof to re-issue her passport.

  192. can updating address on adhaar card serve as an address proof?

  193. Yes, Offcourse !

  194. Thanks Anirudh.

  195. You are welcome brother ! 🙂

  196. Hi
    My Dob is 8/12/1988 don’t have birth certificate, i have 10th Admit,certificate & pan card mentioned my dob.Is it enough for Proof of Dob for passport.

  197. Hi Raghunath,

    As you are born before 26/01/1989, it is not mandatory for you to Submit a Birth Certificate. Your High School Marksheet/School Leaving Certificate is enough for DOB Proof.

  198. Hi Anirudh
    Just one more question brother , you have mentioned somewhere that birth certificate can be used to correct name in adhar card. I have check their site but they didn’t mention it. Is it really true that birth certificate can be used for name correction in adhar card? If it’s true than all my problem will be solved

  199. Hi,

    When I was about to submit for reissuing passport (reason is nearing expiry date), i saw in the preview page for my address to be the current address. I wanted my permanent address to be written to my passport since my current address is temporary and may change anytime. Im still frequently visiting my permanent address (atleast once in a month).

    Please suggest how to have the permanent address in the new passport.

  200. Hi Girija,

    Once I also used to work outside my Hometown and used to visit my hometown every weekend. I made my Passport on my permanent address only. You can also do the same. Just provide the address proof of your permanent address while applying for the passport.

  201. Thank u…

  202. Thanks Anirudh,

    Just one more clarification.

    “Just provide the address proof of your permanent address while applying for the passport.” –> Does this means I can ignore the current address and only provide the permanent address while applying the passport?

  203. Hi Anirudh,

    I have Adhar Card, Voter ID card and bank passbook with the same address but there is different address in my PAN card. Will this create an issue for getting fresh passport?

    Secondly, I have birth certificate but village name is different in that but State, Distt. and Tehsil match with other documents. I am worried now as passport is mandatory in the next company I am going to join now.

    Please help me.

  204. Yes, Do not mention your current address anywhere on the application. Just use your permanent address. Even if the verification officer comes at your home and you are not present, your parents can say that you are out of station for some work and take down his number. You can return on a short notice and can complete the verification procedure when you return. There might also be a possibility that they even do not need you to be present at home.

  205. Hello Shivani,

    Firstly, I want to tell you that PAN Card doesn’t display your Address. The Address on which PAN Card is registered hardly matters. You have Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Bank Passbook. These 3 documents are more than enough for Address Proof.

    In Birth Certificate, They will only see if your name Matches with other documents and Birth Certificate is mainly a Date of Birth Proof, they will not be concerned about your Address.

    Please don’t get worried, all your documents are in place, go ahead and Apply for Passport asap ! Good Luck 🙂

  206. Thank you so much Anirudh for the quick reply. I appreciate your effort. People like you are hard to find.

    I have one more query.
    My birth year is 1992 and I have a handwritten note from village Gram Pradhan stating my date of birth and Registration number.

    Will it be accepted as date of birth proof for passport application ?

  207. You are Welcome Shivani and thanks for the appreciation ! You will get a lot many people even better than me, i am just a normal person trying my best to help people.

    Passport India Website says : Birth certificate issued by a Municipal Authority or any office authorized to issue Birth and Death Certificate by the Registrar of Births & Deaths can be accepted as a DOB Proof.

    I do not think that a handwritten note from village Gram Pradhan stating my date of birth and Registration number will be accepted. You can make a Birth Certificate even now. It may take not more than 7-10 days time. Let me know if you have any more queries. You can also get back to me at my email address – anirudhsingh@yahoo.com

  208. Thanks Anurudh.
    I have Form No. 5 Birth Certificate.I am sending you an email and attaching my birth certificate. Please let me know if this will work.

  209. Sure do !

  210. Hi Anurudh,

    1st of all Big thank you to you that you have been doing an amazing work to helping people in a whole new way. My question is to you. I have below listed documents with me Can you please advice if it is enough to apply for a passport?

    Birth Cirtificate from- Delhi
    Bank passbook from Delhi. Oriental Bank of commerce 7 years old bank account.
    10th School certificate and mark sheet
    Addhar card from Delhi.
    Pan card.
    Rent Agreement local. Bangalore. since 2 years.
    Company letter. to Certify the I am an employee with the company.
    HDFC bank statement local address mentioned. since 5 years

    Apart from that do I need any other documents? As I am married and I don’t have Marriage certificate? Will passport office ask me to get Marriage certificate as well to to apply for the passport ??

    Please help me here before I apply I need your advice.
    And Thank you once again. Have good day!!

  211. hi
    we would like to apply for passport for my mother ours is a rented house.my mom has voterid with this address…can we put gas connection as another proof.gas connection is with my fathers name..or do we need to get another proof

  212. Hello Sindhu,

    Voter ID is a Valid and sufficient Proof for Address while applying for a Passport. You wont need any other Address Proof.

  213. Hi Gopal,

    Thanks so much for the good words brother 🙂

    I can see that you are now staying in Bangalore and i suppose you are born after 26/01/1989.

    1. Birth Certificate from Delhi will be accepted ad DOB Proof.
    2. 10th Marksheet will be accepted as NON-ECR Proof.
    3. A registered rent agreement for a period of more than 1 year will be accepted as an Address Proof. This would be enough for you address proof. If you want more address proofs, you can update your local address on Aadhaar Card which will not take more than 7-10 days. Also you can transfer your Bank account to Bangalore. I would suggest you to carry at least 2 address proofs while going to the PSK/RPO for your appointment as if one is rejected, you can present the other.

    Also, I would like to tell you that Company letter to Certify the you are employee of the company is valid Only for public limited companies.

    When you mention your wife’s name in your application, your wife’s name will automatically be endorsed on your passport. However, some frustrated passport office employee may also ask you for a Marriage Certificate/Joint Affidavit(Which is not required in your case). So, I would suggest you to get a Joint Affidavit(Annexure D) from a Notary to get rid of the hassles of making a Marriage Certificate. It would not cost you more than Rs.70-80, Visit a Notary and he will help you with making Annexure D.

  214. hlo

    ohh k thank you…i have one more doubt then what can we submit for ID proof

  215. You don’t need to submit any identity proof , You only need (1) Address Proof (2) DOB Proof & (3) Non-ECR Proof

  216. Sir i am appliying for passport..having some issues in address proof my name initial is mohd.sajid and birth certificate is md.sajid is it acceptable.

  217. Hello Sajid

    I suppose that should be acceptable, Not 100% sure though ! You can talk to Passport Helpline No. at 1800-258-1800, they will surely help you out with that.

  218. Thanks Sir they told it should be same.so what i have to do.in my school certificate is md.sajid and adhar card is mohd sajid.

  219. Hello Sajid,

    Then correct your Name in your Aadhaar Card. You need to upload any document to correct it in your Aadhaar Card. You can do it online.

    Check how to update your Name on Aadhaar Card :: http://amazingindiablog.in/how-to-change-aadhar-card-name-and-address-online/

  220. Respected sir
    I am having spell mismatch.degree certificate/ marksheet as Hiren jayntilal siddhpura.and in school leaving certified as Hiren jayantilal siddhpura. And in my birth certificate as Hiren jayantilal siddhapura. I want to process for passport. I want to go for job abroad will they agree with gazette copy if added.pls reply.

  221. Hello Hiren,

    Yes, Gazette Notification Copy for Change of Name will be accepted while applying for Passport. Go ahead !

  222. Greetings sir,
    I am applying for fresh passport. I am born of 1991.
    1. I have different birth date on my birth certificate and all other legal documents(adhar, voter, pan, SSC certificate, pan). I haven’t collected my birth certificate from gram panchayat. But I have checked their record. Will it get cross checked if I will have corrected birth date birth certificate which may not be updated in government online system?
    2.what should I do if can’t get date corrected birth certificate?
    3. I have A. Adhar card and light bill of same address and B. Voter ID and rashan card of same address. Address A and B are different. Which documents should i prefer.

    Regards,
    Abhi

  223. Hello Abhi,

    I would say, first of all try to get a corrected Birth Certificate. I suppose you will get it. Remember that Passport Office may verify your documents as well. If caught you could be in real trouble. Your all other documents are not a problem but as you are born after 26/01/1989, in your case Birth Certificate is mandatory to submit.

  224. My D.O.B in birth certificate is different from SSC certificate. As they need birth certificate for D.O.B proof. My D.O.B on SSC certificate shouldn’t create any problem. Am I thinking right ?

  225. Hello Amit,

    If you are born on or after 26/01/1989, you will definitely need a Birth Certificate for DOB Proof. And if it is not correct, then you need to first correct it.

  226. Hi Anirudh,

    I need to apply passport for my mother but there is a issue with her date of birth, it’s having a mismatch in School leaving certificate and Address proof, please suggest for below option as mentioned on passport website.

    Affidavit sworn before a Magistrate/Notary stating date/place of birth as per the specimen in Annexure ‘A’ by illiterate or semi-illiterate applicants (Less than 5th class)

    Your suggestion would be really helpful.

    Regards,
    Eshaan Arora

  227. Hi Anirudh,
    My native place is Ranchi and I have passed my btech from Bhubaneswar
    in May 2015 and went to Bangalore from job search and staying in GP.Now I have got the job. I will be joining in October’s 15 and company will give 3 months training in Bhubaneswar after that they will give me the posting I don’t know wher .
    Now I want to apply for passport.

    I have adhar card with my native address in Ranchi.
    Bank account of Ranchi from last 5 years but there’s are transaction of Bangalore atm.
    please suggest what should I do from where I should apply for passports

    I think I should apply it form my hometown ranchi and should not mention about Bangalore any where.Currently I am at home Ranchi.

  228. Hello Eshaan,

    You have 2 Options :

    1. Get her DOB corrected in the Address Proof, as any mismatch will lead to straightaway rejection. If she has Aadhaar Card, the address can be corrected within a week and you can download e-aadhaar for her.

    2. Annexure ‘A’ is accepted as a DOB proof for illiterate or semi-literate applicants only. If she falls under this category, you can also use her DOB which is already mentioned on her Address Proofs to get rid of hassles of changing her DOB on Address Proof documents.

  229. Hello Mukesh,

    As you will have to mention all the addresses where who have been staying from last 1 year. In your case, you will need to mention Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi and Bangalore all the 3 addresses. Police verification will take place at all the three addresses and will take more time than usual process. Now, you will be moving to Bhubaneshwar again and after 3 months, may be again to a new location. I would suggest you to first let your company give you a permanent location. When you have a permanent location, you can apply from that place.

    Right now, even if you apply from Ranchi, it can create a mess if you are not available for Police Verification or LIU verification. You cannot run immediately for Police Verification i suppose, you will need some time. So, I would say be patient and apply when you have a permanent location.

    When you have a permanent job location, You just transfer your Bank account of ranchi to that location. Using that Bank Account as an Address Proof you can change your address on Aadhaar card as well.

  230. Hi Anirudh,

    Thanks for your reply, today I have discussed this case with one of the passport agent, he suggested to lodge a FIR in nearby police station for lost of School Leaving Certificate. Post that FIR copy can be submitted along with an Affidavit mentioning the date of birth and name matching with address proof documents. Please suggest if it’s the right way?

    Also I found that Original school leaving certificate is missing from my documents and I have only a photostate.

    Your suggestion would be really helpful.

    Regards,
    Eshaan

  231. Hello Eshaan,

    Lodging an FIR for any lost document should be done on priority basis, as anyone can misuse it. I am not sure if that affidavit would be accepted. I myself believe in complete procedures rather than short cuts. If i would have been in your place, I would have applied for a duplicate School leaving certificate from the respective board.

    Do check with the Passport Office, if that affidavit would work or not ? Call on : 1800-258-1800 for any further clarifications, i Suppose they will give you a better idea.

  232. sir
    My appointment for fresh passport on 29.9.2015
    i have some query. Please help me.
    i have pan card – my father’s name mention as “madhusudan”
    i have school leaving certificate – my father’s name mention as “madhusudan”
    i have degree certificate – my father’s name mention as “madhusudan”
    but
    i have voter id card – my father’s name mention as “madhusudanbhai”
    i have adhar card (issued on 15-12-2013) – my father’s name mention as “madhusudanbhai”
    My father is no more with us.
    i have bsnl telephone bill on my mother’s name.
    What document i bring with me?
    bank passbook or bank statement is compulsory??
    i need any affidavit for change in my father’s name?

  233. I have spelling mistake in my SSC certificate, Insted of that Can I produce School Leaving Certificate as a proof of DOB for passport, I have other documents ok, I have 12th and above educational documents also. No issues in Address proof as well. Is the Non-ECR can be done on School Leaving Certificate. My DOB is 19-07-1979

  234. Hello Balvant,

    There is absolutely no problem. Passport Officials always prefer School Leaving Certificate over the Marksheeet. For Non-ECR, they would either need your High School Marksheet or Passing Certificate. If you have any mistake in these Certificates, you can present your Birth Certificate also. If you don’t have a Birth certificate, you can apply for it and you may get it in max 7-10 days time.

  235. Your documents are fine, just the difference in your father’s name could cause an issue.

    You still have time for your appointment. You can change your father’s name in aadhaar card online. It will be updated in max 4-5 days. As soon as it is done, you can download and take a printout of E-aadhaar on a photo paper which will act as an original aadhaar card.

    Present your Aadhaar Card on your appointment (With updated father’s name). Don’t present the Voter ID card as it has difference in your father’s name.
    Bank Passbook/Statement is not compulsory, its an Address Proof document. If you go by the procedure which I have told you, you wont need any affidavit for your father’s name change.

  236. Hello

    I need some guidance

    My parents had to change my dob when I was a kid to get my admission in the school because they would take kids only born In a certain period in a year per academic year (a practice which many schools still follow)

    So since then my dob has been different in my school and thus also it’s same as my school records on my icse and isc mark sheets

    My parents also had a passport for me with my actual (correct) dob when I was a kid …this passport has long expired now.

    I never got a new passport after this passport was expired

    My question is : I want to go and study abroad should I apply for a fresh passport althogether with my school mark sheets as my dob ????

  237. Hi Anirudh, Thanks for quick reply and help,
    Is School Leaving Certificate or Graduation Degree will not enough for Non-ECR, as I dont want to produce my High School Mark-sheet due to spelling mistake in my name in that.
    I am planing to give
    1. School Leaving Certificate for DOB
    2. Aadhar for POA
    3. Graduation Degree or 12th Marksheet for Non-ECR
    Will that be ok
    Balvant

  238. Hello Balvant,

    Rest is all fine, but 12th Marksheet will not be considered for NON-ECR, either you provide your Pass Certificate, or Birth Certificate. You can also provide your income tax returns statement(in case your are an income tax payer)

  239. Hello Sunny,

    What I can understand is that you had a minor Passport issued against your name and it expired long time back. You need to understand one thing brother, you cannot apply for a new passport while you already have a passport. You actually need to RENEW the Passport with the new supporting documents. You cannot own 2 passports, thats illegal.

  240. Dear Anirudh

    Thanks for your reply and your advice is greatly appericiated

    I don’t want to do anything which is not legal

    Yes that’s correct I had this passport when I was a minor and it has expired since. It’s been almost 10 years to that now

    So if I renew this passport then I will have the issue with the differently dob on my school mark sheets and my old minor passport ??

    Pls advice as to what I should do???

  241. Sir I wanted to ask you something related to passport.. I don’t have voter I’d and my bank account was made 4 months ago.. I have birth certificate,adhar card,pan card,address proof.. Am I eligible for applying passport? Cuz a frnd of mine told me tat I must have a voter I’d and minimum one year bank account.. Pls reply sir

  242. Thanks Anirudh,
    I have 12th pass certificate, Can i produce that for Non-ECR.
    Balvant

  243. No, they need Matriculation Pass certificate for Non-ECR

  244. Hello Sunny,

    As your DOB is wrong in your earlier passport. I would suggest you to cancel that passport totally, because you will be able to change anything but changing DOB can be really troublesome. Once your Minor Passport is cancelled, you can apply for a Fresh Passport with your new documents.

  245. Thanks, SO what will happen then, If I’ll not produce Matriculation Pass certificate, My application will get rejected or only ECR stamp will be there.

  246. Hello Pradeep,

    Your friend has not guided you correctly. Only if your Submitting Aadhaar Card or Rent Agreement as an Address proof, then they must be at least 1 year old. You are very much eligible to apply for a Passport. Make sure you make some transactions on your bank account and update it on your Passbook. Remember that only updated bank passbook will be accepted, the duration of the account doesn’t matter . And Voter ID is not mandatory, there is whole list of documents in this article from which you can choose.

  247. Your Application will be rejected, NON-ECR is mandatory in your case.
    Read about NON-ECR Category to get a better idea :: http://amazingindiablog.in/what-is-non-ecr-category-in-passport/

  248. Hi Anirudh,
    I am living in Pune since 1.5 years I got the regsitered rent agreement in the month of May 2015 .Now in the rent agreement its mentioned that the person has been living at that place since last 5 months as mentioned by the person that in onlie registered rent agreement we can go back to only 5 months i.e. January 2015.So in Novemeber I will be completing 11 months .I have written statement from the company where I am working currently . I also have bank passbook in which I have transaction of last 1 year .The date of issue of bank passbook is also completing 1 year .It was issued in October 2014 . So could you please help me out now I can apply for the passport with these 3 documents or not ?
    I have read so many articles that nowadays they are allowing regsitered rent agreement with less than a year also …

  249. Hello Suraj,

    Please Note that : (1) Your rent agreement should be at least an year old to get accepted (2) The Company letter is accepted only from pubic limited companies with seal, computerised letter will not be accepted (3) Bank Passbook with transactions will be accepted as an address proof.

    Dont get confused, you can present your Bank Passbook as an Address Proof. Omit the other 2 documents. No, A registered rent agreement with less than a year is not accepted by any PSK/RPO.

  250. Hi anirudh
    I need your help. In my marksheet my dob and name is different than my other documents. People says that it’s not possible to change name in marksheet now. So what is the solution? Should i say that i haven’t passed 10th standard to passport official? Will that create problem?

  251. Hi Sir,
    I would like to apply passport for my mother and father.
    My mother had done schooling upto 8th std.She doesn’t have birth certificate and school certificate.She can put his signature in English still can we use annexure A for Dob proof.
    And for my father he lost his passport 30 yrs back and he doesn’t know his passport number.what to do for this.

  252. Hello Anirudh,

    I had applied for passport in PSK Gurgaon on 22/07/2014, and attended appointment on 21/08/2014 and 22/09/2014 but in window verification they asked me to give proper local address proof.

    At that time i lived in Delhi and had aadhar card of Delhi , PSK officer asked me to give one more address proof.

    Now it’s one year gone but yet in my passport website online profile my status is showing active .

    Currently i am living in Gurgaon since 1 year and want to apply for passport , Please suggest how can i apply for passport.

    My hometown is Patna Bihar and living in gurgaon and have rent agreement since last 4 month and working in IT company in Gurgaon since last 1.5 yr.

    Will it possible to pay again from same user-id and schedule appointment.

    Thanks in advance
    Kunal Kumar

  253. Hello Kunal,

    Yes, you can same user id to fill a new application. And as you have mentioned that it has been more than a year since you attended your last appointment, Your last application would not work now, as you need to fix a maximum of 3 appointments within 6 months duration.

    A rent agreement has to be more than 1 year old to be accepted as an address proof. You can open a bank account using the rent agreement as an address proof. Make some transactions on your bank account and update it on your passbook. Also, update your address on your Aadhaar Card Online by uploading the scanned copy of your Bank Passbook. Your address will be updated on your Aadhaar Card within a week and you will be informed about it. Once you have a Bank Passbook(With Updated transactions) and Aadhaar card, both with your current address, no one in the passport office could reject your application!

  254. Hello Priya,

    Your mother can use Annexure A as DOB Proof as she will come in the Semi-literate Category. And for your father’s passport, you should first register an FIR at your nearest Police Station regarding the loss of Passport. Don’t tell them that you lost it 30 years back, they might not even lodge the FIR after hearing that. Tell them something like 1 month back you lost it, have searched everywhere but could not find it. If you had a photocopy of the old passport well and fine, if you do not no problem.

    There is a provision for getting a duplicate passport if your passport is lost or stolen. You will need the following documents :

    1. Duplicate passport application form which is same as new passport application
    2. Two passport size photographs
    3. The police certificate(FIR) and receipt
    4. Address proof (old passport photocopy if available)
    5. NON-ECR Proof
    6. Date of birth proof
    7. Notary Affidavit for loss of passport

  255. Hello Abhi,

    You can make corrections in your High School Marksheet such as DOB / Father’s Name / Your Name. You need to provide certain proofs which strongly support your case. I know that CBSE and ICSE Boards accepts these documents for your update request :

    a) Duly attested copy of the Birth Certificate.
    b) Original Affidavit (signed by a First Class Magistrate)- English version.
    c) Original Statement of Marks and Pass Certificate
    d) Demand draft of Rs.1000
    e) Cutting of a Newspaper announcement regarding the change/correction (English version)

    And thinking of not telling that you have passed out your High School is not the solution. Also, when you think like that you will be doing something illegal. If you get caught at a later stage , you can even land up behind the bars!! The solution may take a bit long time but at least when you follow the correct procedure, you would not be afraid of anything!

  256. Hi Anirudh ,
    If I will apply in the month of January 2016 then my Rent Agreement will be accpeted as valid one right ?

  257. Yes, As soon as you complete one year after making your Rent Agreement, you can use it as an Address Proof document while applying for a Passport.

  258. Hello anirudh
    I can’t believe you are so dedicated to help people this much. Really appreciate it . I also need your guidance though my case is pretty much hopeless. I can’t explain it in words so here is everything
    Birth certificate : najini 10/8/1989
    Adhar card. : nalini 10/8/1989
    Marksheet(2007 hbse) : nalini 26/6/1992
    Pan card. : nalini 26/6/1992
    Ration card. : nayini
    Funny isn’t it

  259. Hello Nalini,

    Kind of funny ! Before answering this I want to know whats your correct DOB out of the two and What documents did you submit for DOB Proof when you applied for your PAN Card?

  260. None actually i was born on 26/6/1989 so dob in birth certificate and adhar card are the closest one.
    For pan card i had submitted 10th marksheet and ration card.

  261. Hello Anirudh,

    Thanks a lot for advice!!!!!!!!!

    still have one query as below please advive on same .

    >>Previously i had applied passport from delhi that is 1 yr ago, Now i am going to apply from Gurgaon will that not create a problem in PSK verification ???

    >>I have my salery account in ICICI Bank Gurgaon since last 3 yr and address mentioned in bank account was delhi address , and now i have changed address in bank from delhi address to my current address gurgaon from where i am applying for passport …….will that valid as a address proff as i have just changed my address in bank .

    >>also i am planning to take a gas connection , can i use my connection bill also as address proof in passport just after 1 month from connection date .

    Thanks & Regards
    Kunal Kumar

  262. Hello Anirudh,

    Thanks a lot for advice!!!!!!!!!

    still have one query as below please advive on same .

    >>Previously i had applied passport from delhi that is 1 yr ago, Now i am going to apply from Gurgaon will that not a problem ???

    >>I have my salery account in ICICI Bank Gurgaon since last 3 yr and address mentioned in bank account was delhi address , and now i have changed address in bank from delhi address to my current address gurgaon from where i am applying for passport …….will that valid as a address proff as i have just changed my address in bank .

    >>also i am planning to take a gas connection , can i use my connection bill also as address proof in passport just after 1 month from connection date .

    Thanks & Regards
    Kunal Kumar

  263. Hello Kunal,

    You are Welcome !

    1. You can apply from any place in India provided you have local address proof.

    2. Yes, you can present the statement of your ICICI Bank Account with your Current Address as an Address Proof Document.
    Check the list of Banks whose Passbook/Statement can be accepted as an Address Proof : http://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/Circular_Add_Proof.pdf

    3. Yes, Gas Connection Documents or Bill will be accepted as an Address Proof Document irrespective of the duration of the connection.

  264. I think you must consider your dob in your Birth Certificate and Aadhaar card as the correct one. Get your DOB changed in your High School Marksheet and all other documents in accordance.

  265. Hello Anirudh,

    My ration card, adhar card(wrong address) & ration card are all less than 1 year old but i have old voter id and adhar card of my old address which are more than one year old. can i apply for passport?

  266. Hello Abhishek,

    You will need your Current Address Proof, not your old address proof as it will be verified by an officer from your Local Police Station. You can update your address on your aadhaar card with your current address proof. If you provide Aadhaar card and ration card which has your current address, these both documents will collectively be accepted as an address Proof.

  267. If i change my name and have it same as the birth certificate in all documents than will i need the birth certificate of older name also

  268. I need to apply for Passport for my parents. They neither have a birth certificate nor have a 10 passing certificate. But their DOB is mentioned on aadhar and pan card. Wont aadhar or pan card be acceptable as proof for DOB.

  269. If you say that you never changed your name, and the name on the Birth Certificate is the original one, then No !

  270. Hello,

    PAN or Aadhaar is not accepted as a DOB proof while applying for a passport. You can get a Birth Certificate even now, it will not take more than a week for you to get a Birth Certificate for your Parents.

  271. my adhar card , voter id , all are in old home adress . we recently shifted to new home, how i can aplly for fresh passport

  272. Hi Anirudh,

    I got lot of details from your blog.

    I have to reissue my passport due to expiry and address change. I am staying in mumbai from last 1.5 years in rented place but dont have rent agreement. I have aadhar card more than one year old on pune address. If i change the aadhar address to mumbai address now. then date of issue/digital sign will come with latest date?. Is it ok in that case?

  273. Hi anirudh,

    I’m applying for reissue of passport with a change in address.I only have a bank photo passbook with the current address as an address proof and i don’t have any other documents like aadhar card,voter id,etc. Will my application be accepted if i only have one document as an address proof ??

  274. Sir, i’m applying for a fresh passport but i only have an aadhar card for proof of address. The issue date is of 2012 but i recently updated in june 2015 for a change in address. Will the aadhar card be accepted as i have updated it recently ??

  275. Hello Sandeep,

    First of all you need to have an Address Proof of your current address, then only you can apply for a fresh passport.

  276. Hello Amit,

    I am happy that you have got a lot of info from my blog.

    Yes, the new date on which you update your Aadhaar Card will be printed on the it. I suggest you to transfer your Bank Account to Mumbai. When you will have both Aadhaar Card and a Bank Account, it will support your case strongly.

  277. Hello Alpa,

    Yes your application will surely be accepted. Just make sure you update your Passbook with some latest transactions as they will not accept a blank passbook.

  278. Hello Vrajesh,

    The date of updation of Aadhaar is printed on it. At some PSK/RPO, it might me fine. But at majority of them, they will not accept it. I suggest you to either open a new Bank Account or Update your address in your existing bank account.

  279. My name is sumraj but in birth certificate it is sumrat. So if i go to passport office do i need a legal name change certificate or simple affidavit with newspaper clippings will suffice.

  280. Hi Sumraj,

    There is a minor change in your name, so you would only need Deed poll/sworn affidavit as per Annexure “E” to support your case.

  281. hello sir
    i m govt bank employee.
    i applied for passport .
    at the last stage of verification they want my branch address on branch letter head with manger sign.
    i submitted document with permanent adrr.
    i ask one thing i should mention my present address on that letter.

  282. Hello Ashish,

    You must mention the Address which is mentioned in your Address Proof Documents.

  283. Hi, i am going to apply for new passport within few days & i am going to submit my bank account’s passbook as an address proof, i have an account in sbi which is nearly 1 month old, so will it work?
    i have doubt because i read somewhere that bank account needs to be at-least 1 year old.

  284. Hello Deepak,

    Make some transactions on this account and accompany it with one more address proof. You will find it nowhere in writing that they dont accept 1 month old passbook. However, some PSK/RPO make their own damn rules. To avoid this carry 1 more address proof with you.

  285. I already have latest transactions in my bank passbook, but i don’t have other address proof document except driving license,
    so will driving licence work as other address proof document?

  286. Yes Deepak, Bank Passbook with latest transactions and driving license both are valid address proofs while applying for a passport.

  287. Hello Mr. Anirudh. I want to apply for a fresh passport. But the problem is that my date of birth is different in birth certificate and high school passing certificate. My date of birth in birth certificate is 30/09/1989. But at the time of admission in 3 class my aunt wrote it as 10/05/1988 because she didn’t know my birth date. As my parents were illerate they didn’t bother about it. Since then this birth date is written in my 10th passing certificate and marksheet. I have completed my engineering and want to go abroad for mba. I have contacted my board to change my date of birth in certificate but they refused to change as it was too late to change it. I can’t apply for a fresh paasport with these certificates. I am in deliemma. Please guide me on this. Thanks in advance.

  288. Hi Sir,

    My sister need to apply for passport. She was born and brought up at tamilnadu. Now recently moved to Kerala(we have got d addresssproof) her dob is 1995 July 30. So she needs to submit birth certificate.

    But in birth certificate her name is mentioned as “Silpa” but in all the other documents its mentioned as Shilpa. She got appointment at passport office tomorrow so pls kindly let me know whether they reject her application ?

    Shall we get the notary from kerala where we are residing now instead of tamilnadu

    Note : she got placed in an it company and she needs the passport/acknowledgement on date of joining(2nd 0ct)

    So plz help us asap

    Thank you

  289. Hello Saranya ,

    Yes, the application will be rejected on the basis of mismatch of the name. You can go to the Notary and make an affidavit (Annexure E). This affidavit will mention that your sister’s name got changed from silpa to to shilpa.

  290. Hi Prashant,

    You have 2 ways to go further. Either you try to change your DOB in Birth Certificate by visiting the Municipal Office OR make another Birth Certificate silently.

  291. Sir,
    Regarding passport, I have following documents
    Birth certificate
    Matrix passing certificate
    And aadhar card which is not 1 year old.
    My name and address on my voter Id card is not correct, so I can’t use it. I have a bank passbook but it doesn’t have any photo.
    And I don’t have any other document mentioned by the passport Kendra. Sir, please help me asap, how can I apply for passport now.

  292. Hello Akshay,

    As your Aadhaar Card is not 1 year old, you can accompany it with your Bank Passbook for a strong address proof. If you dont have a photo on your passbook, please paste a photo on your passbook and get it attested by your bank (Visit your home branch and Get the stamp and sign on it).

  293. Hai Sir, My original date of birth is 28/01/1994….But in all my certificates it is mentioned as 28/01/1995……my all documents pan,passbook,voter I’d it is mentioned as 28/01/1995…..Now I have to change my date of birth in birth certificate???or to change the birth date in all documents….which is advisable please tell me

  294. Is your DOB in your High School Certificates same as your Birth Certificate ?

  295. Can a passbook of joint account be valid for identification?

  296. Yes, as far as it has your name it is a valid address proof.

  297. In my 10th,12th,pan,voter id , all the certificates above mentioned date of birth 28/01/1995……….
    But my real date of birth is 28/01/1994……………….

  298. My date of birth in birth certificate is different from high school certificates…..

  299. You either need to make correction in your Date of Birth in your Birth Certificate. If you can get it corrected, well and fine otherwise get another birth certificate.

  300. Hi anirudh sir, First of all I would like to appreciate for your timely and prompt response that you have made for all the queries, Here I have one query that one of my friend whose name is printed as Praveen Kumar in sslc, PUC and post graduate certificate. And where as Praveen Kumar k in degree marks card where k is initial of father name I. E is kamal. Whether it might create any problem to apply for any govt or private job. If yes then plse suggest the way to comeout from this problem. Waiting for your response. Thanking you

  301. Hello Deepak,

    I am sorry for responding late as I was on a tour.

    Anyways I would like to tell you that this would not create any problem for getting for your friend while applying for a Government Job as he has the supporting documents to prove that it is the same person.

  302. Dear anirudh

    I have name and dob difference between my birth certificate and other documents. I have contacted a passport agent in Delhi and he promised me that it won’t create a problem as he Is going to attach affidavit for the differences. He has taken 100% guarantee to get me the passport. Should I go for it? Please advise me.

  303. Suraj,

    He can assure you in this case, but can not guarantee. It depends on the Passport Officials whether they take it as a solid proof or not. Most of them would consider an Affidavit.

  304. Dear,

    I am going to apply for a passport. as a ID proof am going to give my voter Id in that father name is not mentioned fully my father name is joseph P V and they are mentioned in the ID card as ‘Jose’ . in this case can i submit my voter Id as a proof of id please reply me
    Thanking you

  305. Can I use e aadhar card for passport verification.

  306. Hello Shalini,

    Voter Id is considered as an Address Proof Document for Passport. Please see that whether your Father’s Name matches with the other Documents which you are presenting for Passport like High School Certificate , Birth Certificate etc. If it does, well and fine. If it does not, then you can provide any other address proof documents mentioned in this article.

  307. Hello Akshay,

    Yes, You can use E-Aadhaar Card as an Address Proof Document while applying for a Passport. It is equally valid as the Original Aadhaar Card.

  308. Hi Anirudh,

    I need to Apply for My Wife’s Passport. We’re currently living in Bangalore & as an Address Proof we only have the Rental Agreement, which contains name of both of us (Myself & Wife). We’re living at same place since last 2 years.

    Please suggest.

    Thank you in Advance.

  309. Hi Amit,

    Rental Agreement is accepted as an Address Proof Document only if it is more than 1 year old. As in your case it is 2 years old, it would be accepted. Don’t worry !

  310. Hi ,

    I have a gas connection bill which 6 months old and airtel broand band as address proof . will those work as address proof?

    There is a small problem in my broand band ground floor is missing but in gas connection bill it is mention but house number is same in both. will it create problem?

  311. Hello Sachin,

    Your 6 month old Gas Connection Bill will be accepted as an Address Proof document while applying for a Passport. Don’t Worry go ahead !

  312. Hi Anirudh,

    Thanks for the quick reply . i have one small doubt : i am living at my address from last one year and
    as you mentioned gas connection bill will work , so do i need to give any other proof to show that i am living here from one year ?

  313. Hey Anurudh,

    Many thanks for your reply… 🙂

    Could you also let me know, wht is the difference between Normal Rent Agreement & Registered Rent Agreement ?

    Also, what is the process & cost to get the Registered Rental Agreement ?

    Thanks…

  314. Hi Anirudh,

    Thanks for the reply . My question is do i need to give any another proof to show that i am residing at my current address from last one year or gas connection bill is enough? Apart from that this bill was at my father’s name in different city and after his death i got it transferred to my name at my current address but it is at my name and address from 6 months , so is it fine?

    Thanks
    Sachin

  315. You would not need any other proof. But sometimes these passport officials may ask for one more proof. At that time you can provide your Citibank bank statement as well.

  316. Hi Amit,

    Registered rent Agreement will be on a Stamp Paper, possibly of value of Rs.100. You can get a registered rent agreement within Rs.200. May be less or more, depends upon the area you live in.

  317. Hello Sachin,

    This Gas Bill is enough as per the Passport Website. However, these officials may ask for one more proof. So you must keep one more proof while going for you appointment.

  318. Hi Anirudh,

    Thanks a lot for your help :). i have my broad band bill as an address proof but gas connection bill and broad band has some address difference , in gas connection it is mentioned H.No : 372(GF) and in broad band it is mentioned 372 , so will it create problem?

    i can also give address on my company letter head but it does not contain address from when i am living at present address , will this and gas connection work?

    Thanks for your valuable help.

    Sachin

  319. Broadband Bill wil not be accepted. You can provide your Gas Connection Bill and Bank Statement. Both of these are valid address Proofs.

  320. I have saved my info in the online application for passport waiting to book the slot. But my address mentioned in the application form and Adhar card address don’t match. Should I change the address in the application though it is not possible once it is saved. What should I do now??

  321. Hello Yogesh,

    You can fill another application form and save it. I would suggest you to download the application form. Fill it up and then upload it. You can ignore the previous application. You can book your Appointment with respect to your new application.

  322. hi my parents marriage was not registered my father does not have any kind of contact with us and my mom’s name on pan card and adhar card is SAMIDHA AMBERKAR
    and on her birth certificate and qualification certificate is SUREKHA MANJREKAR how to get fresh passport without marriage certificate

  323. Hi shweta ,

    2 questions will arise while you submit your mom’s application. (1) Whether she got separated or divorced ? (2) Whether she wants to keep her new name or old name ?

  324. My date of birth is 10-06-1996 but my address is wrong in certificate what can I do? Its going wrong or correct

  325. Which certificate are you referring to ? If you are talking about the birth Certificate then forget it. The address on the Birth certificate doesnt matter.

  326. hi Anirudh,

    1) i have adhar card and voter ID. i compared both but the address is little bit of change so is it ok?

    2) actually my father name is husenasab but in voter id husensab is der is it ok? also i have court affidavit for that.

    regards,
    KHAJA

  327. Hello Khaja,

    If you have the court affidavit for the error in your father’s name, then you dont have to worry. But as your address is a bit different in Voter Id and Aadhaar Card. I would suggest you to provide Aadhaar Card as the address proof.

  328. thank you anuridh

  329. Hi Anirudh

    I am applying for a fresh passport application for my mother who was born in 1961 at Aligarh and has been residing in Delhi since her marriage.
    We have all address proofs (aadhar,election,ration,pan card) for her but don’t have a birth certificate and lost her school leaving certificate also. We do have her graduation certificate but it does not have her date of birth on it.
    I have already filed an online FIR for the loss of her school leaving certificates and have got Annexure A stating her date of birth, place and that she is a graduate signed by an executive magistrate. Do you think this would work for the proof of birth? If not, please suggest what we should do to get the passport.

    Regards
    Himanshu

  330. What are the steps to apply for passport online? I have filled and submitted the application form online. What’s the next step I have to take?

  331. Hi Akshay,

    You can follow the link below to read all the steps involved while applying for a passport online.
    http://amazingindiablog.in/how-to-apply-passport-online-in-india/

  332. You are welcome Khaja !

  333. Hi Himanshu.

    Annexure A is valid for an illiterate or Semi-literate applicant. If your mother would not have passed her high school, then Annexure A would have surely worked for you. But in your case it wont work as your mother is a Graduate. For DOB Proof, you can get a Birth Certificate anytime from the local Municipal Office. For all applicants above 50 years of age, a birth certificate will serve 2 purposes i.e. (1) Dare of Birth Proof (2) Non-ECR Proof & You already have her address proof. Just get her a Birth certificate brother and your are done!

  334. Dear Sir,

    I have applied for a fresh passport. Whether DMC of 10th (detail mark card) is sufficient for a proof of DOB.

    One thing more, kindly suggest that whether it is required to add surname with your given name in passport. I have come to know that some countries deny giving VISA if you do not have surname with your given name.

    As per your advise, should I surely add my surname with my given name. But I do not have my surname with my given name in any other document i.e. ration card, vote id, Adhar Card, PAN, Driving license, educational documents etc.

    Kindly suggest please.

  335. Hello Gurpreet,

    Most of the passport offices consider High School Marksheet as a DOB Proof. But if you have a Passing Certificate, it will surely be accepted in all Passport Offices as a DOB Proof. I am not sure if any country denies your entry on the basis of your name. However, if you want to add your surname in your Passport. You can attach 2 more documents with your Application which will support that there is a change in your Name.

    1. Paper clipping of two leading daily newspapers in original (one daily newspaper should be of the area of Applicant’s
    Permanent Address and the other at Current Address or nearby area)

    2. Deed poll/sworn affidavit as per Annexure “E”

  336. Thanks for your quick response Sir, actually passing certificate is with the education board given by my Department for verification (because I am a State Govt. employee). PAN and Driving license are also there having DOB. Even address is also correct on driving license.

    Can I get my DOB certified by my Department? Will it work?

    Or any other document which will surely work.

    Thanks….

  337. Please let me know if the digitally signed form 16 is accepted by passport authorities as original for deleting the ECR note due to a 10th Marks card correction.

  338. I filled the application form online. Don’t I have to upload the documents online, or I just have to pay the fees and schedule an appointment at passport seva Kendra.

  339. Even if you upload the documents they will ask for the hard copies. So, uploading the documents doesn’t really matter.

  340. A birth certificate will work as well. DL or PAN will not be accepted.

  341. Hi Anirudh,

    I have all the forms required for passport application but my DOB is in a regional language and I am appyling in a differetn state so what is the procedure to follow now??

  342. For getting support on this issue, You may contact Passport Help Line at 1800-258-1800 (Toll Free)

  343. Hello sir,
    Warm regards
    i have applied for passport n i have submitted my documents. 10th marksheet, voter Id, n bank passbook. But i m getting problem as i have filled my birthplace Jhansi n edu. Cer. Is of Jaipur. And i dnt hv Birth certificate of Jhansi. What do kindly tell the solution.
    Thanks in advance

  344. Note:- as far as i know that Birth cer. is asked only whn birth is after 1989 though my birth is of 1982. What to do in that case?

  345. Hi Anirudh,

    1) my true birth date is 7/10/1992
    2) but while taking admission in school ,they changed it to 16/06/1992 for admiting me earlier.
    3)Now, on all of my documents my birthdate is 16/06/1992 which differs from my birth certificate.

    So,what is the legal way remained before me?

  346. Check your E-mail, i have left the reply over there

  347. Hi Pankaj,

    In this case, you should forget about your true DOB, you must now consider 16/06/1992 as your true DOB. You may make a gazette notification mentioning that your DOB has been mentioned incorrectly in your Birth Certificate. Mentioning both correct and incorrect dob. This is a legal document which will be a proof that your DOB is incorrectly mentioned in your Birth certificate.
    Follow the link below to see how to apply for change of dob in gazette of India, the process is the same as change of Name process :
    http://amazingindiablog.in/name-change-procedure-in-gazette-of-india/

  348. I have lost my class 10th passing certificate, but I have the copy of the same and I have original class 10th Marks sheet on which my DOB is mentioned along with my parents name. Can I use class 10th Marksheet as a document in date of Birth verification for tatkal passport. or I will have to provide passing certificate only.Please suggest.

  349. Hi Anirudh,

    Thanks a lot for your solution.
    I was struggling from so many days.
    Thanx again.

  350. Hi Amit,

    High School Marksheet/Passing Certificate is considered to be a NON-ECR Proof and not a DOB Proof. You can provide School Leaving Certificate or Birth Certificate for DOB Proof.

  351. You are Welcome Pankaj ! You can always come back to my blog if you need any help regarding any government issued document.

  352. Hi Anirudh, I am 1984 born and I do not have a birth certificate, I also don’t have a school leaving certificate. For DOB verification, is the marksheet of high school sufficient? Secondly I was in the process of applying for the duplicate passing certificate for High school which will take time to be issued from CBSE, should I still get the passing certificate or I can apply tatkal passport on the basis of Marksheet alone for DOB, please suggest. Thanks

  353. Hi Anirudh,

    Very generous of you to help so many queries with such detailed answers. I am hoping mine will also get some solution. In last 4 years I have worked in 3 different locations with MNCs and have been away from my home town. I have recently shifted to Chandigarh and need a passport in a month and half. My concern is all my ID Proofs are with my permanent address in my home town and in Chandigarh I can only arrange for 10 days old rent agreement which will not be of use as its not an year old agreement. What will be the best way to get the passport in available time frame? If, I apply for PSK nearest to my home town and travel for the appointment and verifications… On asking, can I mention that I don’t stay in my home town permanently, only my parents do or should i completely avoid the mention of me living in other city?
    Or if there is any other more genuine way to get the passport in a months time, please suggest?

    Thanking you in advance,

    Neha

  354. Helo I dont have date of birth certificate how can I apply passport without dob apart from this Im having all address proofs ( adhar, voter) can u plz tell me the other to apply passport and I born on 1990

  355. Hi Amit,

    High School marksheet/Passing Certificate/ITR Returns Copy is required for NON-ECR Proof & School Leaving Certificate/Birth Certificate is required for DOB Proof. You will need one from each of these documents for NON-ECR and DOB. Marksheet alone is not enough. Its easy to get a Birth Certificate from your local Municipal Office for DOB Proof.

  356. Hi Neha,

    Get your Bank Statement of your Local Address. If not, then transfer your account from your hometown to chandigarh. The address on your bank passbook will act as an address proof. Do Update your Passbook with the new address and the latest transactions. Once you have a Bank Passbook, you can update your address on Aadhaar card Online by uploading a scanned copy of the Bank Passbook(showing your address). Online updation of aadhaar card will just take 10 mins of your time and it will be updated in the UIDAI records within a week.

    Once you have a Bank Passbook and Aadhaar Card on the Same address of Chandigarh, you will have no problem using both of them as an Address Proof. Do mention your current address and hometown address. This is the most genuine way i can think of.

  357. Hello Vinod,

    You can have your Birth Certificate even now, you just need to visit your Local Municipal Office & get it.

  358. Hi

    I have a query. Can we use Adhar Card as DOB proof??

  359. Hello
    As we are staying in rental house we did not change our address in I’d cards. We changed house 3 times in 7 years but all houses are in same street. Will this cause any problem? Thanks.

  360. Hi Manish,

    Aadhaar Card can only be used as an Address Proof document,

  361. Yes, it will cause problem as you need the address proof of your current address. ID cards with previous address is of no use as when verification will take place, your application will be rejected.

  362. Hi Sir,

    I am due to renew my passport by May 2016, I Am married but dont hold any marriage certificate as we are currently separated, the matter is currently in the court of law. We are not yet divorced, and we cant get a annexure D Done, i have have heard about annexure K, but none of the first class magestrate agreed to sign on it, can i have it notarized( on stamp paper with minimal value will that be accepted by Passport office for having my husbands name included on my passport.

    Please clarify

  363. HI Anirudh,

    i finished passport appointment and police verification. so i am waiting for my passport.
    one small confusion in all documents my name starts with my name ends with surname.
    But passport officers are mentioned my name starts with my name and ends with father name as per DOB certificate. Is it problem for NON ECR? also i submitted my 10th certificate.

    Regards,
    KHAJA

  364. Hi Khaja,

    No that will be fine. No problem.

  365. Hi Poornima,

    The notarized Affidavit(Annexure K) will not be accepted. You need it to be signed by a First Class Judicial Magistrate or Executive Magistrate only. And Annexure ‘D’ will not work in your case.

  366. I have aadhar card as well as bank account statement as address prof but my dob certificate has different permanent address as we have changed our permanent address 3 years ago. My dob was issued 4 years ago (as the previous one was lost). Will it create any problem?

  367. Hello Siya,

    The address on the Birth Certificate does not matter. The Passport Officials will look for your Address only on Address Proof Documents.

  368. Thanks so much 🙂

  369. You are Welcome Siya !

  370. Sir i want to apply passport for my mother , i have following document

    1. Pan card (applied Less then 3 month)
    2. Bank passbook with photo
    3.Ration card
    4.Postoffice pass book

    this document is enough for apply the passport- please reply

  371. Hello Abdul,

    Bank Passbook/Ration Card/Post Office Passbook can be accepted as an Address Proof Document. PAN Card is not accepted as DOB Proof while applying for a Passport. You will need a DOB Proof and a NON-ECR Proof.

    If your mother is above 50 years of Age, you can submit a Birth Certificate or School Leaving Certificate as a DOB and NON-ECR Proof. Even if you dont have a Birth Certificate, you can get one by visiting the Municipal Office(Nagar Nigam) in your City.

  372. I am planning to get my passport under taatkal and there is a prerequisite to submit annexure f or 3 documents from 16 listed documents on their site. One that is necessary among three documents is EPIC(election) card. I have it, but the problem is that there is a minor spelling mistake in the address. Instead of Galaxy(name of the apartment) it is Galaxee. Will that pose any problems?

  373. Hi Jayvijay,

    Such Minor mistake in one out of 3 documents will not create an issue. Don’t worry go ahead and apply for a passport.

  374. Thank U So much sir

  375. You are welcome abdul 🙂

  376. Thanks Anirudh, this seems a more legitimate way, but I am not sure for how long i will be here in this city, may be few months or a year at max. Changing my Aadhar card and other bank documents again and again doesn’t sound a very likely move and as i have mentioned i have very short time.
    Can you please suggest, if i apply from my permanent address (hometown) should i mention me being in transferable jobs or not?

    Regards,
    Neha

  377. Hello Neha,

    You don’t have to change your Address on your documents again and again. This is required only once when you present your Address Proof to the Passport Officials. If you apply from your Permanent Address and you are not present at your address during verification process, your process might come on hold causing an unexpected delay. Also, after 1 week or 2 after police verification you will undergo LIU verification. The verification officer may come without notice. Each time your absence from the city may leave a negative impact on the verifying officers. I told you a 100% legitimate way. Rest depends upon you!

  378. sir
    Iam from tamilnadu , how to update the mobile number in aadhaar

  379. Hi Abdul,

    You can change your Mobile Number in Aadhaar Card by following the instructions given in the link below.
    http://amazingindiablog.in/how-to-change-aadhar-card-mobile-number-date-of-birth/

  380. My dob on my birth certificate is 05.02.1967
    And on the rest document its 23.03.1968.
    I have applied for the passport an have an appointment today..what should I do…

  381. At this point of time you cannot do anything. Your application will be rejected straightaway.

  382. Thanks Anirudh, I have applied for a new bank account and hopefully will be able to proceed with the passbook.

    Thanks again for your help.

  383. Hi Anirudh,
    Thank you for providing the valuable answers for the questions regarding the passport application process.

    In my case,
    I would like to renew my old passport as it going to expire. In my old passport the address is my university address and in my adhaar card is also another university address. Now i am in abroad as a student from last 2.5 years. In my permanent address proof certificates has
    small spelling mistakes like in voter id ” Kant Shiram instead of Kanth Siram” and in the ration card my name is written as “Kanta instead of Kanth” and also my family name before my father is also spelled wrong as “shiram instead of siram”.
    I have a bank account from last 2 years at my home town. But the passbook was at my home and if i am applying for renew from the abroad, is it necessary to show the original or shall i show the scanned copies ?

    So what is the best option to choose the address proof as my passport is going to expire in 3 months.

    Thanking you
    Kanth

  384. You’re Welcome Neha ! 🙂

  385. Hi Kanth,

    I would suggest you to carry 2 Address Proofs at the time of your appointment. As you are saying there is a mistake in both Voter ID and Ration Card. Considering that your Name and Address on your Bank Passbook is correct and updated with latest Address. You can update your Name & Address on your Aadhaar Card by uploading a scanned copy of your Address Proof(You can use your Bank Passbook). Within a Weeks’ time you will be able to download your E-Aadhaar card. If you take a coloured printout of this E-Aadhaar on a photopaper, it is equally valid as the original Aadhaar Card. Now when you have your name & address updated on your Aadhaar Card & you have your bank passbook,you will have 2 Proofs to support your case.

    Check how to update your Name and Address on Aadhaar Card :
    http://amazingindiablog.in/how-to-change-aadhar-card-name-and-address-online/

  386. what is the reason behind 26/01/1989(only) for birth certificate.
    is this date going to change in future?

  387. Hi Umesh,

    The direction has been issued to eliminate the menace of fake birth certificates as many applicants were found submitting fake certificates procured through agents/touts. A penalty of Rs.5,000 was being imposed on such applicants, so far. In order to end the menace, it was decided to accept only birth certificates.

  388. Thank u very much sir,

  389. Hi Anirudh,
    Thank you for your kind reply. I will do according to your suggestion.

  390. sir,
    I had bate of birth certificate but address in date of birth certificate Is different from my residential address.

  391. You are welcome Raja !

  392. You’re welcome Umesh !

  393. Hi Ravi,

    The address in a Birth certificate does not matter. The passport officials will not be concerned about your address on Birth Certificate. A birth certificate is a proof for your Date of Birth only. They will just look out for your name, father’s/mother’s name and date of birth, thats it !

  394. Hii Anirudh
    Can appointment at psk be postponed? If yes, then how can I postpone it?

  395. Hi Akshay,

    Once the appointment is fixed it cannot be postponed. However, you get 3 chances to book your appointment within a period of 6 months. So, if you miss 1 appointment, you can fix another 2 appointments within a period of 6 months from the time you applied for your 1st appointment.

  396. Hi Anirudh,

    I HAVE PAN CARD AND VOTER-ID CARD. BUT MY FATHER’S NAME AND MY SURNAME ARE MISSPELLED ON VOTER ID CARD. MY NAME IS ANKUR TOMAR BUT ANKUR TAUMR IS MENTIONED ON VOTER ID CARD AND MY FATHER NAME IS LILU SINGH TOMAR BUT LILOO SINGH IS MENTIONED ON VOTER ID CARD.

    BUT MY NAME AND MY FATHER’S NAME IS CORRECTLY MENTIONED ON PAN CARD, 10th CLASS PASSING CERTIFICATE AND EVEN ON PAN CARD.

    CAN I APPLY FOR PASSPORT OR WILL IT CREATE ANY PROBLEM ?

    I DON’T HAVE OTHER DOCUMENTS LIKE AADHAR CARD, BANK ACCOUNT ETC.

  397. Hi Anirudh,

    I have a query. I am facing a spacing error in my name in my birth certificate and school documents.
    Names in various documents are as follows:
    Birth Certificate: AYUSH SWARN GIRI
    LICENCE: AYUSH SWARN GIRI
    PAN CARD: AYUSH SWARNGIRI
    AADHAAR CARD: AYUSH SWARNGIRI
    SCHOOL AND COLLEGE DOCUMENTS: AYUSH SWARNGIRI

    since changing space problem in date of birth certificate is not possible for me.
    so while applying passport, name in which space format should I use? Will it create any problems?
    The maximum I can do is to get an affidavit from the judicial court stating that AYUSH SWARN GIRI
    and AYUSH SWARNGIRI belong to the same person/identity. Is there any other way. Kindly assist me with this issue. Looking forward to a speedy response as I have to register for IELTS soon and the name I provide there should be the same as the name in my passport right?
    Thanks in advance.

  398. Hi Ankur,

    Any discrepancy in your name and yoru father’s name in your documents will lead to rejection of your application. I would suggest you to correct the information on your Voter Id first and then apply. Alternatively, you can have a new bank account and use it for 2-3 months. Remember that your name and your father’s name should be exactly same in all the documents.

  399. Hi ayush,

    An affidavit stating the spacing of name is enough to prove that it is the same person. It is a minor spacing issue.

  400. hello sir,
    i am applying for passport. for birth proof they want birth certificate from municipal authority (born after 26/01/1989).
    As i born in a village(Maharashtra), so i went to gram-panchayat of my village, but there is no as such entry of my birthdate. So will you please tell me in detail the procedure which i have to follow . Also, tell me how much time and cost will be there to get birth certificate, as i heard that now i have to go through Judicial procedure.

  401. Hi Umesh,

    You can register your birth even now. Gram Panchayat Birth Certificate will not be accepted at the Passport Office. You can go the Municipal Office of your nearest city and ask them to make a Birth Certificate. You can tell them that you were born in that city itself. You will need a guaranter from that city who can give you the photostat copies of his Address Proof. It can take 7-10 days to register your birth.

  402. Hello sir,
    I need to apply for passport..I have documents for age proof.. But for address proof, I have voter ID and DL….And they are not one year old…..Is this OK or I need some other documents

  403. Hello Siddiram,

    You can use your Voter ID as Address proof even if it is not an year old. Driving License is still not accepted as an Address Proof by the Passport Officials. The age of Voter ID does not matter.

  404. Sir, i applied for passport. on my birth certificate(gram panchayat) the year mentioned is 1988. but on LC and rest of all the documents it is 1989. When i applied for the passport they demand me birth certificate of gram-panchayat as i were born in a village. So what changes i have to do to correct my birthdate to 1989 so that i can get passport..

  405. thank you very much sir..

  406. You’re Welcome Umesh !

  407. Usually the Date of Birth in a Birth Certificate can be edited only till a specified period of time. Please consult your Gram Panchayat Office for the same.

  408. SIr, My father is a senior citizen. While applying for his new passport, whether address proof i.e Electricity bill in name of his son(mine) will be accepted?. He doesn’t have a adrress proof in his own name now.

  409. sir, now gram_panchayat office says, they r unable to edit the birth-date legally.
    so, how could i get the birth-certificate having date as that of all documnts i.e. 1989.
    how could i get the passport. please assist me.

  410. Have your already taken the passport appointment Or you still have to take it ?

  411. Hi Rupesh,

    No, Electricity bill in your name will not be accepted as his address proof. You can get him a Bank Account, Voter Id or an Aadhaar Card all of which are valid address proofs.

  412. Thanks a lot…sir

  413. You’re Welcome !

  414. my first appointment is cancelled due to absence of birth certificate.
    they told me to bring it . I applied online . so i can take appointment in a year again at least 2 times.
    so please suggest me..

  415. Sir ,actually door number has been changed now I got two different door number proofs like my voter I’d s with new door number and ration card s with old door no. ! Will they accept my proof??
    2.do they accept joint account passbook which was created along with my dad account as address proof??

  416. Hi Manoj,

    Provide your latest address proof. Provide your Voter Id with new door number. Yes, a join account will also be accepted with updated transactions on the passbook and your latest address.

  417. Hi Anirudh,

    Thanks a lot for clarifying all the doubts of people. You are doing an amazing job!
    I need to apply for passport of my mother (1953 born). I have changed her Aadhar Card address to my place, as she is staying with me only.
    But DOB proof is missing. Her High school certificate contains the name before marriage and Surname doesn’t matches with the one on Aadhar.
    Can you please suggest what can be done in this case?
    How can I accumulate valid documents?

    Thanks,
    Abhinav

  418. Hi – Another one.
    My Son is 5 years old and I have Municipal Birth Certificate.
    However, it doesn’t have his name written on it.
    But Mine and My Wife’s name is correctly mentioned on it.

    Is it a valid document for DOB proof for my kid for Passport application?

    Will mine and my Wife’s passport hold good for my Kids address proof?

    If not, could you please brief on the valid set of docs for my kid?

    Thanks in advance!

  419. Hi Abhinav,

    Thanks for the good words brother !

    As your mother is over 50 years, you can present a Birth certificate which will be a DOB as well as NON-ECR Proof for her Passport Application. You have her Aadhaar Card as a valid Address Proof. You can make her Birth Certificate if you dont have it, but do remember to make it with Old name which she had at that time i.e., her maiden name. If you present a notarized ‘Annexure D’ i.e., a Joint Affidavit of your Mom & Dad, it will state that your mom changed her surname after Marriage. Alternatively, a Marriage Certificate can also work.

  420. Parents Name on the Birth Certificate will be accepted for the application of the kid. However, in some cases they may deny it. In such a case you can have an notarized affidavit to support your case.

  421. I had applied already with. Old address. I got my verification tmrw.will they accept my voter I’d with new door no.?? Cos my joint account hasn’t been accessed fr 3 yrs.??

  422. Hi Sir,

    Its urgent !!! I have 2 query:

    1——
    My name is KUMAR SAURAV on all certificate (i.e: 10th, 12th, graduate, PAN, aadhar, DL etc). What should i write my name on passport. My dad name is RAJESH KUMAR GUPTA, but i don’t use any title like GUPTA. How should i write my name on passport given name and surname. ? Which 3 is appropriate to write ? I have to apply for tourist visa for holidays in europe.

    GIVEN NAME: KUMAR SAURAV
    SURNAME: blank

    GIVEN NAME: KUMAR
    SURNAME: SAURAV

    GIVEN NAME : KUMAR SAURAV
    SURNAME: GUPTA (there is no gupta on any certificate)

    2——-

    I have born in 1988 and I dont have birth certificate, and also there no birth date is mentioned in any of SLC, CLC, but there is birth date on 10th marksheet, PAN, aadhar, DL. Can i use marksheet/PAN/DL instead of SLC/CLC for DOB ??

    Kindly reply ASAP, today i have already applied for tatkaal passport. Waiting for appointment.

  423. You got your verification or appointment ??

  424. Hello,

    This would be the correct format if you do not use a Surname.

    (1) GIVEN NAME: KUMAR SAURAV
    SURNAME: blank

    (2) High School Marksheet is accepted as a NON-ECR proof. For DOB Proof, you cannot use these Certificates. School Leaving Certificate can be accepted as a DOB Proof but you dont have your DOB Mentioned in it. Dont worry, apply for a Birth Certificate which you can get within 7-10 days. Using Birth Certificate as a DOB Proof you would be able to apply for a Passport.

  425. sir,
    My father name spelt wrongly in address proofs ( Adhara card and bank pass book ) And it spelt correctly in dob certificate and pan card and my education certificate. is there any problem for applying passport. And I have submit any notary at time of passport verification process

  426. Hi Jafar,

    You can correct your father’s name online in aadhaar card in just 10 mins. You never know these passport officials can make a minor mistake into a major one. So, to be on a safer side you must correct your Father’s name in both Aadhaar Card and Bank Passbook. Once you have the correct data on the records, they will have not even a minor reason to reject your application.

  427. i show my documents to the passport processing centers ( eseva centers and internet centers and travels centers) .They check my documents and said that your passport will not go any problem at time of verification process .They check only dob certificate and education certificate whether it matched or not . They check Adhar card and passbook as address proof only.. They will not check check minor mistakes in address proofs .

  428. Hi Sir,

    I have applied tatkaal passport. But they dint approve to give the passport since my birth certificate is not updated in corporation website. I showed my original birth certificate and marksheets etc.. But still they refused since corporation officials dint update on the website. They asked me to apply under normal scheme innstead of tatkaal. But i want passport urgently. What shall i do ?

  429. Hi Jafar,

    They will concentrate mainly on your name. But they might or might not object on a minor mistake in your father’s name. However, I will suggest to correct it to be on a safer side. You can also call passport helpline to get a better idea : 1800-258-1800

  430. Hi John,

    You cannot do anything right now. The passport officials need to be sure that all your records are up to date. If your Birth Certificate is still not updated, you have to wait for it to be updated on the Corporation Website.

  431. Hi Anirudh,

    I appreciate the service your providing this blog,

    I am applying for a fresh passport, but the problem is I have all my address proof’s i.e Aadhar card, voter id, ration card and driving license in old address. but I have electricity bill and ICICI bank account in new address.
    Can I submit them as proof of address.

    Since my account with ICICI is a salary account, I don have a passbook, but they will provide the statement for 1 year.will this be accepted.

    If i update my address in Aadhar card now and submit the e-aadhar will it be fine, as I am in a bit hurry.

    Thank you,
    Vinay.

  432. Hi Anirudh,

    I am applying for a fresh passport and I have all my address proof’s (Aadhar, voter Id, Driving license,ration card) in old address, I have ICICI bank a/c and electricity bill in present address can I submit them as proof for address ?

    Since My a/c in ICICI is a salary a/c, they are not providing a passbook Instead of that I can get a bank statement from them for 1 year. is this fine for address proof ?

    Can I update address in aadhar card and use e-aadhar as proof, since i am in a bit of hurry ?

    Thank you,
    Vinay.

  433. Hi Vinay,

    Thanks for the good words 🙂

    Your Electricity bill will be accepted as an Address Proof if you provide At least 2 Bills i.e., 1 from Previous Year & 1 from Current Year. I can understand that ICICI does not provide a Bank Passbook. Yes, your Bank Account Statement (with your account details and address) of last 1 year will be accepted. And e-Aadhaar can also be accepted. Do take a printout of e-aadhaar on a Photo Paper and your’re done!

    Good Luck!

  434. Thanks a lot Anirudh 🙂

  435. You’re Welcome Vinay !:)

  436. HI Anirudh,

    if i have NON ECR in my passport. Is it required PoE (Protector of Emigrant).
    i am going to Dubai or Kuwait for job.

    Regards,
    Khaja

  437. Hi Anirudh
    I cant keep myself to appreciate you for all ur work …u doing really a great job…and cmng to my problem, i need to apply a fresh passport (urgent)…but there is a spelling mistake (fathers name ) in address proof (ration card) and the same problem with the bank passbook WOULD THAT BE A PROBLEM?…adding to my badluck i dnt hve any other proofs … please help me out of this…counting on you..hope ull reply soo

  438. Hi Ganesh,

    Thanks a lot for the appreciation brother 🙂

    A minor mistake in father’s name should not be a problem. However, to be on a safer side you should get it corrected before you apply for a passport. Getting your father’s name corrected your bank records is not a big deal. You can submit a copy of your PAN Card or High School Marksheet as a proof of the your father’s name(Hoping both these documents have the correct name).

  439. Hi Anirudh,

    My son is 10 years old,I dont have his birth certificate but has his Aadhar Card where his DOB is mentioned.
    Please let me know if this Aadhar card is adequate for DOB verification.
    I also have a certificate from school mentioning the DOB and place of Birth as per school records.
    I also have a copy of his Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Authority but not original copy as the original was submitted to school.

    Please let me know with these evidences do I still need the original DOB certificate issued from Municipality.

    Regards
    Deepak

  440. Hi,
    Please convey for DOB a Birth Certificate issued by School is OK.
    My son is born after 1989 and is 10 years old

    Regards

  441. Hi Anirudh,
    You are doing a great job. I have a plan to apply for fresh passport. I am facing problem in my name.
    Birth certificate : Seetha Lakshmi
    Marksheet :Seetha Lakshmi
    Voter ID :Seethalakshmi
    PAN card : Seethalakshmi
    Is this space problem create any issue for applying passport? How to resolve this issue? kindly help me.

  442. hi.. i have recently joined in company as a fresher and have my salary account only 8 months old. is bank statement of months sufficient for adress proof.?? plz rply, thnks

  443. Hi Deepak,

    Aadhaar Card will not be accepted as a DOB Proof. A photocopy of Birth Certificate would be of no use as the passport officals also verify the originals. However, to support your son’s dob you can provide the certificate from school mentioning the DOB and place of Birth as per school records. Do carry the photocopy of Birth Certificate as well. A certificate issued from the school authorities stating the DOB will be accepted, so you dont need to worry.

  444. A birth certificate is mandatory for all applicants born on or after 26/01/1989. However, As you have already stated that the Birth certificate is with the school, which is a valid reason. You can explain this to the passport officials at the time of appointment.

  445. Hi Seetha,

    Thanks for the appreciation!
    Pan Card is not required for passport. However you should still change your name on it to avoid any complications at a later stage. You can get your name changed in your Voter ID Card by submitting a photocopy of your High School Marksheet. Once you have your correct name on Voter ID, you can use it to change your name in PAN Card as well.

    Do open a bank account in any of the govt bank like SBI, Canara, BOI, Bank or Baroda etc. This bank account with some transactions on it will also act as an address proof. When you apply for a passport, you should have at least 2 address proofs so that if one doesn’t gets accepted the other gets accepted.

  446. Hi Atul,

    If you have your current address on your Bank Statement and some transactions on it, then it will surely be accepted.

  447. Sir I passed my 10 and 12 from up board so on the certificate my name is shashikant yadav but I have all the document of Mumbai with the name shashikant brijbihari Yadav (brijbihari Yadav is my fathers name). Will it create any problem to applying for a passport

  448. but my account is only 8 months old.. and somebody told me tht statement of 1 year is required..?

  449. Hi Atul,

    Can you ask that somebody that where has he read that statement of 1 year is required ? Source and link from Passport Website will be appreciated. Anyways i applied for my wife with 7 months bank statement and got her passport. I hope that clears your confusion.

  450. Hi Anirudh,

    I have a query and would request you to answer that please. Are you sure that age of Voter ID does not matter. We have recently shifted to this address and my mother would only have aadhaar card of this address which we would use to get this address updated in her voter ID. After that Can I apply for her passport. We need to get her passport made at the earliest and we are struggling as we do not have any address proof for her which is 1 year old. Someone told me that all address proof’s have to be at least 1 year old, so I am confused. Please clarify

    Thanks
    Manu

  451. Age of Aadhaar Card should be at least 1 year. However, for Voter ID there is no such info anywhere. You can check out the link (Official website of Passport India) below for the clarification of the same. Please read the points mentioned at the bottom of this link.
    http://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/popuponline/AttachmentAdvisorSub?subDocID=7001&

    The person who told you about this might not have clarified this point correctly. The applicant actually needs to mention all the places of stay(In Passport Application Form) during the last 1 year. However, the applicant only needs to provide the current address proof irrespective of the date from which you have been residing at the given address.

  452. Dear sir
    My date of birth is 20-02-1991 and i dont have my birth certificate. Now how can i apply for indian passport?

  453. Hi Santi Gopal,

    For all applicants born on or after 26/01/1989, it is mandatory to provide a Birth Certificate. If you dont have it, you must get it from your local Municipal Office or Nagar Nigam.

  454. Hi
    My name on marksheets is DevPratap Singh and on address proof is Dev Pratap Singh…so is there any prblm??

  455. dear sir,
    i have aadhar card with issuance date of less than one year,and iam having an alternate address proof as bank passbook also issuance date of less than one year….so please help me,are they enough to apply for the passport..

  456. Hi Devpratap Singh,

    You can present an Affidavit (Annexure E) stating minor change in your name.

  457. Hi Nikhil,

    If your Aadhaar card issuance date is less than a year from passport application processing date at PSK/RPO, it should be accompanied by one more proof of address. You have a Bank Passbook, you can present it with your Aadhaar Card. Do remember to update your passbook with latest transactions before visiting the PSK/RPO.

  458. Sir I dn’t have birth certificate so can I submit any other document like school certificate or school tc in which my DOB is mentioned. If I can’t how can I apply for DOB? Please advise…

  459. Hi Anuraj,

    If you dont have Birth Certificate, you can also submit School leaving certificate / Secondary School leaving certificate/ Certificate of Recognized Boards from the school last attended. If you need a Birth Certificate, you can go to the Municipal Office/Nagar Nigam Office in your city and make a new Birth Certificate.

  460. Hello sir,
    I want to renew the passports of both my children . But I do not have a photo passbook of any bank except e-statement from private banks. I have proof of gas connection and can furnish bills of past 5 months.I have been living in the current address for 3 years. My aadhar card has my old address. Since I live in a rented apartment I don’t have water or electricity bills in my name. Can you suggest if my gas bills would be enough as address proof?Also I want to know that is the procedure same for renewal of passport same if I am applying for passport renewal a month after expiry.Kindly answer me at the earliest.

  461. sir mere pas aadhar card 1 yrs old,10 marksheet,Dob,aur bank passbook h iss pe to passport to bn jayegi na…pr sir account me agr 4,5 transaction ho …aur account me agr paise km ho to koi prblm to ni hogi na

  462. Hi Kumar Chandresh,

    1 Year Old aadhaar card, 10th Marksheet, Birth certificatem, Bank Passbook are enough documents while applying for a passport. You should have latest transactions of the current year in you bank passbook. Low Balance in you bank account is not a problem. They just want to see that you have been operating your bank account.

  463. Hi Deepthi,

    You can also produce e-statement. Just make sure your bank is from the list of banks in the below mentioned article.
    http://amazingindiablog.in/bank-passbook-statement-as-address-proof-for-passport/

    Your gas connection and bills are valid address proof document. You can update your aadhaar card address online in just 10 mins by using the process mentioned in the article below.
    http://amazingindiablog.in/how-to-change-aadhar-card-name-and-address-online/

    Within the time period of one year before expiry and three year after expiry of old Passport, you would just need the address proof and old passport.

  464. My birth year is 1992 but i dont have my birth certificate. what can i do??

  465. Hi Isha,

    Any applicant born on or after 26/01/1989 needs to submit a Birth Certificate. You must visit the Municipal Office/Nagar Nigam Office in your city or town and make a Birth Certificate.

  466. dear sir plz tell me , I have a birth certificate but the problem is that my original dob is this 17/11/1992 but as the certificate is 24/06/92 . I had a nottery affidavit to correct dob (17/11/1992) .then I am able or not to fill fresh applying passport.

  467. Hi Sonali,

    What is your DOB in all other documents ?

  468. i want to apply passport for my grand parents but they dont have any DOB proof with them…They are highly educated bt not able to find their degrees and all 10th,12th certificate but they have pan card and adhar card. will both these docs will accepted as DOB.My grandfather is 70 yr old and g.mother 67 yr.Kindly guide.

  469. They can give their Birth Certificates as DOB Proof. If they dont have it, they can make it from Municipal Office/Nagar Nigam Office in your city.

  470. Sir,
    I have my Aadhar Card, PAN Card, ID card of ICSI and Bank Passbook. No other documents are available for the purpose of Passport. My birth date is after 25.01.1989. Please guide how I can get my passport. I will be very grateful.
    Request to mail any material information in this regard.

  471. Hi Rahul,

    You can use your Aadhaar Card and Bank Passbook as Address Proof. For DOB Proof you will need a Birth Certificate for sure as your are born after 26/01/1989. You would also require NON-ECR Proof. For knowing about NON-ECR Category and the proofs check out the link below.
    http://amazingindiablog.in/what-is-non-ecr-category-in-passport/

  472. Hello,
    Will I receive my acknowledgment slip of my passport application form at the time of appointment? If not, then when will I receive it?

  473. Hello,
    Will I receive my acknowledgment slip of my passport application form at the time of appointment? If not, then when will I receive it?

  474. Hi Akshay,

    Yes you will get an acknowledgement slip. You can keep a track on the status of your application online.

  475. Hello Anirudh,
    I have applied for tatkal passport. I am currently residing in pune for more than year and have notary rent agreement. Will it serve as address proof? or do I need to make registered rent agreement. Also the bank passbook has address of my office. What should I do in such case?

  476. Hi Jatin,

    Notary rent agreement will not work. The registered agreement must be 1 year old to use it as an address proof. You can use any other address proof document from the list of documents mentioned in this post.

  477. Dear sir
    please excuse me for my english

    i want to apply a new pass port

    present i am staying at nalgonda in in-laws house and i opened a joint account with my wife in central bank of india in 24th september 2015 , i made some corrections on my adhaar card for present address in 20th july 2015 and i got confirmation message on 29th july, but i downloaded the aadhaar yesterday for applying the passport purpose, date printed on the aadhar is yesterdays date, now the problem is 1 year is stay is required to get the passport, earlier i stayed with my father in Hyderabad, now he is also moved to my brother house and his address on the bank passbook also the old address not my brothers house.
    i want to apply a passport

    pleae suggest the solution.
    sir can you mail me

  478. Hi Kumar,

    If I am not wrong, What i get from your explanation is that you have a bank passbook with old address and aadhaar card with new address. You can first edit your address on the bank passbook using your aadhaar card as the address proof. Do carry out some transactions on your bank account. Your Bank Passbook and aadhaar card together will act as a strong address proof document.

  479. Hi,

    i am applying fresh passport

    i am having birth certificate, SSLC marks sheet, Aadhar card and Driving licence

    can i apply without bank pass book? is above mentioned documents are enough ?

    kindly suggest.

  480. No sir, i got aadhar card in 2011 with old address, on 20th july i made some corrections at aadhaar office ( they corrected as per my request and gave me a correction slip ) i got the confirmation message on 29th july that your corrections have been updated in your aadhaar card and you can download it from aadhaar website but i downloaded the aadhaar yesterday ( 16.11.2015) so my first address proof aadhaar is 2 days old, second one is i have recently opened a account with central bank of India and transactions are up-to-date and it is 2 months old with same aadhaar/present address, so the bank passbook also less than a year means 2 months old, i have driving licence from January 2013, i have a 10th memo
    with the above proofs can i go ahead please suggest me sir.

  481. No sir, i have the following documents

    1. i got my aadhaar in 2011 with differnt address, so i made corrections in address at aadhaar office centre and they gave a correction slip on 20th july 2015 and i got the confirmation message to my mobile number as your corrections updated in your aadhaar and u can download from our website, but i downloaded yesterday so my aadhaar was 2 days old.
    2. recently opened a joint account with my wife in central bank of india and it is up to date means 2 months statement is with us.
    3. I have driving license with the same address since January 2013
    4. yesterday i made the annexure D with notary ( why because bank account was joint)

    the above mentioned three documents with my current address

    so with these document can i apply for fresh passport.

    Please suggest me sir

  482. Hello Sir,

    I want to apply for new passport. But my name is on SSC mark list and Birth Certificate is “Suraj Mahendrakumar Shah” whereas on adhar card it is “Suraj Mahendra Shah” ..is it ok..?? or do i need to change it.

    Also, i have recently opened kotek mahindra bank account, statement of this bank will be accepted as address proof..???

  483. Hi Rubban,

    Above documents are enough while applying for a passport. However, your Aadhaar Card will be accepted only if it is 1 year old. If not, then it has to be accompanied with 1 more address proof.

  484. Hi Shiva,

    You can use your Aadhaar Card and Bank Passbook together as an address proof. Driving License is not accepted as an Address Proof while applying for a passport. You can use your 10th Marksheet as NON-ECR Proof. You would need your School Leaving Certificate or Birth Certificate for DOB Proof. If you are born on or after 26/01/1989, a Birth Certificate is mandatory.

  485. Hi,

    I have answered your query before. In addition, Annexure D will be taken as aa supporting document for endorsing your wife’s name in your Passport.

  486. Hi Suraj,

    Do Change your Name on your Aadhaar Card using your other document like your Bank Account Statement. You can use your Aadhaar Card and Bank Account Statement together as an Address Proof. If you use only a Bank Account, it may get rejected as it is a recent one.

  487. Hi Anirudh,

    thank you for your reply.

    I will be presenting my bank account statement as my current address proof for rented house. And adhar card as my permanent address proof.

    Now, both have same name. Only my birth certificate, and SSC marklist has my fathers name as “Mahendrakumar” vs Mahendra on adha card. What should i do..?? Also my passport application fourm has Suraj Mahendra Shah.

    Now what should i do..???

  488. Victor Bhattacharya

    I applied for a Passport for my Father-in-law, where he provided his school certificate as a Date of Birth proof. But the Indian Passport office sent him a letter asking for document showing place of birth. He was born in 1946 and could not find his birth certificate. What documents can be provided as a place of birth proof in this scenario?

  489. I don’t have any birth certicate and no record in civil hospital but I have non availability certificate and other document for passport . it is possible for me to get passport

  490. One more question sir

    sir both address proofs are 1 is 2 days old ant another one is 2 months old

    is it okay sir

  491. If used together they are fine.

  492. You dont need to provide permanent address proof. You only need to present your current address proof. If you have not made an appointment then correct your fathers name by filling another application form.

  493. Hi Victor,

    You can make a Birth Certificate for him by visiting local Municipal Office/Nagar Nigam Office.

  494. Hi ajay,

    Get a Birth Certificate from your local Municipal Office if you are born on or after 26/01/1989

  495. Hi,

    I have few queries about the passport-:

    1. My mothers surname has been marked wrong in my 10th marksheet, however it is correct in my 12th standard mark sheet issued by CBSE.. Also it is correct in the Birth Certificate as well. Actually its been mentioned as “Ranjana Bhushan” in 10th standard certificate which is wrong. the correct has been mentioned on 12th marksheet and on date of birth certificate. can you please suggest what should i do in this matter?

    2. My fathers name spelling has been mistaken in voter ID, its been mentioned as silendra in voter ID, however the correct spelling is seilendra. i have an aadhar card as well to present. but the passport officer said it will not work as it is not one year old aadhar card.

    can you please help me to sort out these problems?

    Many thanks
    Rishabh Bhushan

  496. 1. You can contact the concerned board to correct her name in High School Marksheet. If she completed her 10th from CBSE Board , then you can use the link below to know the procedure.

    http://amazingindiablog.in/change-name-in-cbse-marksheet-or-certificate/

    2. Try opening a bank account account on his name by presenting aadhaar card as address proof. Aadhaar Card and Bank Passbook(with updated transactions) together will act as a strong address proof.

  497. Hi
    I am staying in Bangalore for last 4 months and previously i was in pune and applied for passport renewal which is getting expired next year in October and i have following address proof Bank Passbook for current address for Police Verification in Pune do i need to go there or it will be done automatically.

    Thanks

  498. Hi Kushal,

    You dont need to go to Pune for Police Verification. Though Police Verification will take place at both Pune and Bangalore addresses.

  499. Thankyou Sir
    to i applied at PSK hyderabad 3pm, now my status message showing that ” Pending for physical police verification at your respective Thana under SP Office”
    what it is, how many days to get call from police personals.
    how many days it took.

  500. It may take about 3-4 weeks after your application is accepted

  501. I am born in village of uttar pradesh. my dob is 01/01/90 . where should i contact for dob certificate ?

  502. Hi,

    My name is akash and i have applied for a passport for myself. but the thing is my mothers surname is different in my 10th marksheet and in 12th marksheet.

    It is same in 12th marksheet and in Birth certificate. but different in 10th marksheet. but i want her surname which is mentioned in 12th marksheet.

    can i present a notary affidavit in front of the passport officer in regards to the same.

    please suggest me the suitable remedy available

  503. Hi Dear,

    Thanks for the information it is really helpfull, Just need to know whether i can use my 10th Marksheet from CBSE as proof of date of birth as i lost my 10th certificate…i was born on 1980.
    I have photo passbook of state bank of Jaipur and Pan card…..I also have Munciple birth certificate but it doesnt have my name mentioned on it only my parents name are there..

  504. Apply in the prescribed form to the panchayat, under which the village falls, for registration of birth.

  505. Hi Akash,

    I would suggest you to get your mother’s name corrected in 10th marksheet. However, the affidavit will work or not you can confirm this by calling the passport helpline : 1800-258-1800

  506. Hi Rajinder Singh

    Yes, in your case you can use your 10th Marksheet and Birth Certificate together.

  507. Sir I have Adhaar which is 1 year 10 months old and also I have pan,d o b,all memos up to graduation can I apply for fresh passport

    And I can i apply with surname as all my docs dont have sir name
    Reply me soon…thanks in adv

  508. Hi Naresh,

    Yes you have all the documents in place, you can apply using these documents. But you cannot apply with surname as any discrepancy in you document will lead to straightaway rejection of your application.

  509. Hi Sir,

    I am leaving in mumbai since 5 year.i am basicaly from MP. i have last 2 year rent agrement paper …but before last 6 month i changed flat….i have spend 6 month in my current flat. so may i apply for passport with this rent aggrement paper….i have a one Canra Bank account that have a last 4 year trasection…but in passbook address printed to my company address….so may i use this bank statement as a address prrof.

    please help me out

    Thanks
    Puneet Malviya

  510. Hi Puneet,

    You cannot use both these documents for address proof. You need rent agreement for the last 1 year and your bank account address should be your home address. You can change your address on your Bank Account to your current address.

  511. Pawan kumar Mishra

    Dear sir,

    I’m residing an house since 2013 but due to some reasons I’ve updated my votor ID and Aadhaar card in 2015. so technically both the document has issuance date less than one year.

    Will this be consider as address proff. If not what will be next I need to do..

    Pawan

  512. Hi Pawan,

    Date of Issuance of Voter ID does not matter. However, date of issuance of aadhaar card should be more than a year to be presented as an address proof. If not, then it has to be accompanied by another address proof. You can present both these ID together as a strong address proof.

  513. Hi Anirudh,

    I am residing in UP & want to apply passport for my wife married in April 2015 , what document should i use as proof of address for her. And i am leaving india next week , so not able to produce my Original Passport during form application form submission.
    Please guide & help me out on this.

    Br

  514. Hi Vikram,

    You can update her address in bank passbook. Once that is done, you can produce it as an address proof. Also make a joint affidavit (Annexure D) if you want your name endorsed in her passport.

  515. Thanks for support.
    I have few queries below , Please help in getting answer to it.
    Is it not possible produce copy of Passport & Visa during form submission ?
    Also i have Marriage Crtificate issued by Marriage Registrar , Is we still reuired to produce Joint affidavit (Annexure D) ?

    Br

  516. Yes, You can also present the photocopies and the hard copy(original) of your passport at the time of appointment. Marriage Certificate is even a better proof of marriage. If you have a Marriage certificate, you may not need Annexure D.

  517. Hi Anirudh,

    Thanks .
    I am not able to produce Passport & VISA in original as i am leaving India next Week.
    But i have other proof of address as below. Should i produce it in conjunction with Marriage Certification.
    a). Aadhaar Card.
    b). Bank Passbook.
    c). Passport ( But not able to produce in original as I am leaving India next Week).

    Br,

  518. Dear Sir ,

    I wish to apply for a passport for my mother who is about 68 yrs old .She studied uptill 9th class and do not have the school certificate. Will Pan card suffice for age proof. Please comment on prash.ragh@gmail.com.
    Kind Regards,

  519. Hi Vikram,

    Only your Passport can be produced as an address proof of your wife (with her name endorsed in your passport). Anyways, this option is ruled out as you are moving out of India. When we talk about all other address proofs, only your wife’s aadhaar card, bank passbook etc will be considered as her Address Proof. Your documents cannot prove that she resides at that address.

  520. Hi Prashanth,

    Pan Card is not considered as a DOB Proof while applying for a Passport. You can apply for her Birth Certificate in the local Municipal /Nagar Nigam Office

  521. Thank you Mr. Anirudh,

    By the way , can I use her election card /Bank passbook etc .
    Will not be able to go back 45 years to the municipality for a birth certificate , that would be a long process is what I feel.
    Please advice alternatives .

    Regards,

  522. Hello sir,

    Thank you for answering to most of the queries.

    I have a question.

    All my ID’s have a address which I was residing earlier at, but from before 5 months i have changed my place and i do not have any address proof of my current location.
    The electricity bill of my current residence is in my mother name.
    So my question is can i produce the electricity bill along with my 10th grade marks card which has mine and my mother name on it as a address proof to get passport??

  523. Hi
    My passport is dispatched today i.e 23/11/2015 in Bangalore when can i expect the same at my residence since i am working so it may be case there when postman comes i might not be there.

  524. Hi Kushal,

    It is usually expected to arrive within 7 working days. Postman will try to deliver it 3 times. If it is not deivered, You can also contact the post office in your area. It must be with the post office if undelivered.

  525. Hi Chaitra,

    If your electricity bill had your name on it, it would have been accepted. I will suggest you to change your address on your bank account. You would be able to do so by producing an attested letter from a gazetted officer(In the prescribed format by the bank in which you have account)

  526. Hi Prashanth,

    You cannot use voter ID/Bank Passbook as a DOB Proof. You can use only the documents mentioned in this article for DOB Proof. Getting a Birth Certificate is not that tough as you think. It would hardly take 7-10 days. I got it for my wife in just 7 days.

  527. My DOB in the School leaving cert(01/07/1958). is DIFFERENT from all other documents like PAN Card, Aadhaar, Voters card, etc.(05/05/1958) which is the correct one. I do NOT wish to file an affidavit for change of DOB as then i would be considered illiterate. What are my options here for getting a fresh passport.

  528. dear sir,
    i have applied today for passport,my all document is ready and with equal name and identity,but my birth certificate is issued from another place because i was born in other city so they register their name on that city,
    i got a apointment of 26th nov for present there
    can it be possible to apply with other place birth certificate kindly suggest its urgent,,
    plz help me

  529. Hi Abir,

    Correct your DOB in all other documents like PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Voter ID etc using your School Leaving certificate. When you will have same DOB on all the documents, you can go ahead an apply for a fresh passport.

  530. Hi Atul,

    This birth certificate is fine and will be accepted if you have mentioned the place of Birth same as that on the Birth Certificate.

  531. dear sir,
    i have applied for passport but when i check my docoment its fount that my birth certificate and other document is having differnt adrees as i born at my mother native land and my all other documentis made of my present adress without any change all are equal,
    so is it possible to made my passport actualy i have apply online and got date of 26th november
    plz suggest me
    date of birth is-15-6-1991

  532. The address on the Birth Certificate will will not come into picture. Only your name and DOB will be checked and the place will be matched with that on the application form.

  533. Dear sir,
    thnx for reply,but my query is that,in form of passport i have mentioned birth palace as i have as in my document and in birth certificate its other palace,mention,
    can it be a reason of cancallation?

  534. Hi atul,

    The birth place needs to be same on all supporting documents.

  535. sir,
    i have applied for passport and i have dob certificate but birth date that i have write in application form is 18th and in my DOB certificate,19th is written.so what should i do?

  536. Hi Aditya,

    Dont worry it can be corrected at the time of appointment.

  537. Hi All

    i have received my passport today really feeling tension free now.
    I have applied for renewal under normal category on 21st and received my passport on 24th.
    just took 4 days only really impressed by the work done by Bangalore PSK
    Thanks for all your help and tips

  538. Hi Kushal,

    Thats a very good news !
    4 days means that the work was done really quick by Bangalore PSK.
    I am happy that you came back just to inform me that you have received your passport. At your help anytime regarding any govt document.

    Regards,
    Anirudh

  539. Hi ,

    i have a query . My fathers Name is misprinted on my birth certificate and my DOB is 31/10/1989.

    and in rest of the documents Fathers name is correct.

    What should i use as my proof of Birth certificate. Please help ?

  540. Sir
    I have all memos upto u.g and 1 year ten monts old adhaar with me and pan is also there dob also there
    Can i apply for passport

  541. Hi Naresh,

    You have all documents in place. Go ahead and apply for passport!

  542. Hi Reeta,

    Get an Affidavit from the Notary stating that your father’s name is slighly misprinted on your Birth Certificate. Thats all you will need to support your case with other mandatory documents like Address proof, NON-ECR Proof, and DOB Proof.

  543. Hi,

    I recently renewed my passport and want to renew my wife’s passport and include my name in her spouse details. But there is no address proof on her name for present address.

    Can I submit my passport as address proof and marriage certificate for renewal.

    Thanks in advance

  544. And to add one more, in my passport I have not included her name spouse details.

  545. Dear Sir,
    I want to apply for passport of my mom but the problem is, in her School Leaving Certificate the date of birth(only date and month) is different and all other documents like pancard, aadhaar card & leaving certificate is same but the year in all the documents is same. So sir what i need to do, do i need to make an affidavit for correction of DOB in her school leaving certificate ???

  546. Sir, i took my aadhar card copy/plastic card for the passport purpose. they denied taking it as they want the original copy which was sent by post. Please advice..

  547. Sir my date of birth is sep_26-1993.. But in my all other school,adhar,marriage certificate etc… On 31_05_1994.. only birth certificate is different from other certificate now I want apply for passport what I will do?? Which certificate I want to submit,?? Plzz reply me sir

  548. Hi Srikanth,

    Yes, Your Passport can be used as your wife’s address proof. A marriage certificate will be considered to add your name in your wife’s passport. Go ahead at apply for a re-issue.

  549. Hi Mukti,

    Her DOB cannot be corrected in School Leaving Certificate now. However, you need to correct her DOB in all other documents which should be same as School leaving certificate. Once you have same DOB on all documents which you want to use while applying for a passport, you can go ahead and apply for a passport for her.

  550. I miss placed my birthcertificate and i have only my xerox copy of birth certificate .. will it be a problem .. kindly help me

  551. Hi Vaibhav,

    If you would have taken the printout of e-aadhaar on a Photopaper, they would not have denied it. It looks similar to the original aadhaar card. Anyways,If you applied for an Aadhaar Card, you will also get it on your Postal Address soon.

  552. Hi Aseela,

    You can provide an affidavit with your application stating that your dob mentioned in your Birth Certificate is not correct and your correct dob is 31_05_1994.

  553. Hi Roshini,

    Please visit the Municipal Office/Nagar Nigam office from where your Birth Certificate was issued. You can tell them that you have lost your original Birth certificate and you want to get another one. They will tell you the complete Procedure.

    Do remember that only the xerox copy will not be considered as a proof of DOB and will lead to rejection of your application. You will need the original as well.

  554. Respected Sir,
    Sir my name is Vikramdeep Singh and i have this name on all my certificates like ssc , my degree , voter card , license but i have added my surname i.e Vikramdeep Singh Hundal on my passport and aadhar card. Would it cause any problems for me to get in a government job?

  555. Hello Sir,
    I want to apply for the passport of my parents but they don’t have DOB Certificate and School Leaving Certificate. Though they have Pancard, Ration card, Voter-id Card,Aadhaar card, Affidavit of their marriage certificate. Is it possible to apply for passport without DOB & School Leaving Certificate?If not then what should i do?

  556. Hi Vikramdeep,

    Providing an affidavit for the same will do. If you still has issues in some government job, you can get a gazette notification for name change from gazette of India.

  557. Hi Chhaya,

    In case of your parents, It is necessary to submit either School Leaving certificate or Birth certificate.You can get a Birth Certificate even now for them by visiting the local municipal office. A birth Certificate will serve 2 purposes for them i.e., DOB Proof and NON ECR Proof. Rest they already have Address Proofs, so you just need a Birth certificate for them.

  558. I have e-aadhaar card ( less than one year old), post paid mobile bill (of nov’2015), Gas delivery receipt (Nov’2015). will this be enough for address proof.

    Regards,
    Srini

  559. Srinivas,

    If your aadhaar is less than a year old it must be accompanied with one more address proof. You can attach your mobile bill or gas delivery receipt.

  560. Hi Anirudh,
    i have very old aadhar card just now updated my new present address less than one year..this aadhar card adresse will work for present address i have new updated aadhar letter also?i have federalbank bank passbook statement also?can you suggest me? also i have one query i want to update my wife name in passport without producing at document it is possible?

  561. following matters

    1) I have Adhar card and Voter card with name Kamaljit Verma but my school certificate is named Kamaljit without sur name……..Is it required to fulfill any other formality for surname?

    2) Adhar card is a valid identity of person…..is this can also b attached as DOB proof as DOB is mentioned on it.

    3) I got married in 1970. don’t have marriage certificate…….is it mandatory to produce?

    4) My wife’s name is kiran Bala. same name before and after marriage. we didn’t changed her name……is it required to give affidavit of marriage or marriage certificate in her case for passport application?

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  562. Hi Suprabhat,

    Your Aadhaar Card as well as federal Bank Passbook can work as Address Proof Document. For adding your wife’s name in your passport, you can provide Annexure D(Joint Affidavit) which you can get from any notary and will not take more than 10 minutes.

  563. Hi Anirudh thanks for your swift reply.
    just wanted to know i am applying the passport first time on 30-nov-2015..so that why i am asking i need to submit any documents for marital status ??
    nnexure D(Joint Affidavit) is mandatory or what?otherwise i asked to my friend just now no need to submit any document regarding marital status ??this info is correct o what..

  564. See, if you want to endorse your wife’s name in your passport you need to submit either Annexure D or Marriage Certificate. If you dont need your wife’s name in your passport, you dont need to provide any extra document.

  565. Hi Kamaljit,

    1) You can apply for passport with minor change in name i.e., you need to provide an Affidavit for minor name change i.e.,Annexure E
    In such case you need to provide (a) DOB Proof in Old Name(School Leaving Certificate) (b) Address Proof in New Name(Aadhaar Card will do) (c) NON-ECR Proof in Old or New Name (High School Marksheet or Passing Certificate) (d) Annexure E

    2) Aadhaar Card will only be considered as an Address Proof and not a DOB Proof while applying for a passport.(Only if it is at least 1 year old)

    3) If you want to endorse your wife’s name in your Passport, you need to provide a Marriage Certificate or Annexure D(Joint Affidavit).

    4) For your wife’s application, if she wants to endorse your name in her passport she will need to provide a Marriage Certificate or Annexure D(Joint Affidavit).

  566. i have my all documents clear but dont have my birth certificate and i am born after 1989 can i submit my leaving certificate as my birth proof

  567. Hi Edvin,

    As you are born after 26/01/1989, it is mandatory to submit a Birth Certificate as DOB Proof.

  568. sir are the addressof parents and permanent a dress of the parents should those both addresses be same on the dob certificate??

  569. hi

    my addhar card address and voter id driving licencse address is on rajahmundry
    i recenyly shfted to hyderabad and i also changed the adhar card address today i get addhar card in hyd addrrss

    if its is ok for passport verification or any required for …psk

    give me replyy

  570. It can be different.

  571. Hello sir
    In my 10t mark marksheet name was present Pramod kumar
    But I have all document Pramod kumar sen like uid /pan card & voter I’d in that case can I apply for passport

  572. thank you sir
    I have changed my address in adhar card recently . do I have to submit my old address proofs too for the verification when I go to passport office will they ask my previous proofs alsoo ??

  573. sir the recently issued pan card will be valid or it should of 1 year old for application of passport??

  574. Hi

    My father’s name is wrong in my Aadhar card, but it is correct in my SSC certificate,PAN card,birth certificate.
    Can i submit these documents to validate my father’s name in the address prrof

  575. Hi Satyabrata,

    Yes, You can submit any of these documents to validate your father’s name

  576. PAN Card is not accepted while applying for a passport

  577. No you will only have to produce your current address proof

  578. Hi Pramod,

    With your documents, You can add an Affidavit(Annexure E) which states a minor change in your name.

  579. thank u sir
    my aadhar card is 2 years old but I have changed the address in adhar card recently will it be considered as a old one or as I have recently changed the address in aadhar card will be considered as recent one or a old one for passport application ??

  580. Hi,

    I have born in 1990 and i dont have a birth certificate as it wasn’t issued for me that time.I need to apply for passport.Will a birth certificate from Municicpal Authority be considered to make passport if i apply for it?
    Also,will any documents be required at Municipal for DOB proof?Please reply asap as i need to apply for it urgently.

    Thanks,
    Samita

  581. Hi Samita,

    A Birth Certificate from Municipal Authority is enough as a DOB Proof while applying for a passport.

  582. As the new date will be mentioned on this aadhaar card, the new date will be considered as the date of issue.

  583. Hi,

    I have a question related to my new born birth certificate. On the birth certificate of my son I have mentioned father’s name as first name with initials, so when I apply for passport for my son will there be a problem if I expand my initials, I mean mention full name in the father’s name section? My passport, adhar card etc has full name whereas my marks card have my first name with initials. (Initials not expanded). Kindly let me know.

  584. Hi Jithesh,

    An affidavit to support the case will be enough.

  585. Madhuri Krishnamurthy

    Hello ,

    I had forgotten to carry my 10 th marks sheet while getting the passport done And my passport issuing officer still completed the fomalities and told me I cant use this passport to fly out of country on Business/Study . Should I re-apply for changes or apply for a new one according to Indian passport rules. (confused after reading this on passport seva while registering – “If you ever held a passport in the past, no matter how much long back or at what age, you should choose the Re-Issue category only”.).
    KIndly help with the info .

  586. sir
    I have
    birth certificate
    aadhar card(recently issued)
    bonefied(from university)
    bank account(2 years old)
    will these be sufficient for applying passport.

  587. Hi Maadhuri,

    I have seen such a case for the first time. First of all how did they approve your application without the original 10th marksheet. Did you submit the photostate copies of 10th marksheet ? Did they consider you semi-literate or illiterate ?

  588. You have sufficient documents, go ahead and apply for passport.

  589. KRISHNA KABERI PANDA

    sir i m born in 1992 and i dnt have birth certificate but my date of birth is mentioned in my board of secondery education certificate can i apply for passport or just tell me what can i do

  590. Is it a leaving certificate on which your dob is mentioned ?

  591. Hi,
    You are doing an amazing job, By solving many issues of people for which, we have to go round & round in govt offices. I too have a query for which I think you are the right one to be asked.

    I got my Date of birth changed, so that means I have same age in every govt id except the birth certificate. So could you help me out what procedure should I follow in this kind of a scenario?

    Regards,

    Ankit Singh

  592. Hi Ankit,

    Thanks for the appreciation. I am happy that I could help out the people and make their work easier.

    What i understand from the explanation is that you have a different date of birth on all your documents except your Birth Certificate. You will not be able to change your DOB on Birth Certificate now as it is too late.

    So, you are left with 2 options :

    1. Change your DOB on all the documents to match it with that on Birth Certificate.

    2. Leave all your documents as it is and provide an notary affidavit wherever required(Stating that your DOB is misprinted on Birth Certificate).

  593. I am going to passport office tomorrow for my Son (7 months old). Proof of Address (my wife address) and my son’s Birth Certificate address (my permanent address) are different. Will it create any problem?

  594. Hi Anirudh,

    My 23 year old son is a final year law student and wants to apply for a fresh passport. But the issue is with the address proof. He has nothing to show for it.

    He does have an affidavit for the same, will that suffice?

    Can he also use the rental agreement which is in my name with a copy of my passport?

    Thanks,
    Swapna

  595. Hi,
    I want to apply for the passport of my mom and dad in mumbai but they don’t have School Leaving Certificate nor DOB Certificate since they were born before 1960, though hey have Aadhaar Card, Voter id card, Pan Card, Ration Card, Affidavit of their marriage certificate.Their Graduation is 9th Std [Gujarat] but their school or institution is no longer exist. What Should i do now?

  596. Thanks Anirudh for your quick response. So is an affidavit mandatory for this case? When I called the PSK helpline they said in passport anyways full name has to be entered for father’s and mother’s name and having initial on the birth certification for parents is fine. However I would like to follow the correct process to avoid any problems later and if an affidavit is required will take it and make suitable change on my baby’s birth certificate. Kindly clarify. I really appreciate your efforts in taking time and providing very valuable information.

  597. KRISHNA KABERI PANDA

    yes when i passed 10th.

  598. Hi Swapna,

    Your copy of passport would have worked if he would have been a minor. Rental agreement in your name would not be accepted. An affidavit stating his address will also not be accepted. Get any of the address proofs mentioned in this article. Ask him to open a bank account, which is not that tough.

  599. Hi Jithesh,

    Dont rely on what you have heard on PSK Helpline. These people are not fully reliable, they just mug up some answers to the common questions. What i can suggest you is that getting an affidavit will make your case stronger.

  600. Hi Senthil,

    No that will not create a problem because you can change your address at any point of time. However, the proof of address of your minor child(i.e., your wife’s address proof) should be the current address.

  601. Hi Amisha,

    You can get a Birth Certificate for them even now. Visit the Municipal Office of your city and make a birth certificate. In the Passport Application, their place of Birth should be same as that on this Birth Certificate. A Birth Certificate will serve 2 puposes for your parents (1) DOB Proof (2) NON-ECR Proof. Rest is fine as they have the address proofs.

  602. Hi Anirudh,

    My wife is going to apply for passport. Before applying online I would like to check regarding address proof.
    Since from last one year I’m on onsite out of India, my wife is staying at her parent’s house at Solapur. Now from last 2 months she is staying at my home in Pune. We have electricity bill on my name. I guess, applicant must be statying at present address at least for one year. So could you please help me out what to be done in such scenario. Is it Ok if we submit electricity bill which is on my name and electricity bill which on her mother’s name for previous address proof.

  603. Hi Vijay,

    Its not true that applicant must be staying at the current address for 1 year to apply for a passport. Any document on your name will not be considered as her address proof except passport. Now as you are out of India, you cannot produce a passport. Ask your wife to get your address changed in her existing bank account with the current address. That can be done using other supporting documents like the electricity bill and affidavit which differs from bank to bank. Please confirm it from her bank.

  604. Thanks Anirudh for your prompt and crisp reply.

    My wife already has Bank account which is 2 years old with current address but with very few transactions on it in last one year. She can produce it for address proof. But what need to be provided as an address proof for her stay before two months (She has elecricity bill on her mother’s name for previous address parent’s home)?
    One more thing, shall I ask her to get the address changed on Aadhar card? Once we get the E-Aadhar card with our cuurent address and bank passbook with same address , I guess it is sufficient for address proof.

    Could you please provide your opinion on this.

  605. Hi Vijay,

    If she has had few transactions in last 3 months, its enough. If not, then you can transfer some amount in the bank account and take it out again which will give a sign that the account is still operational. Dont forget to update the transactions on the Passbook. She doesnt need to provide the address proof of any other address, just the current address proof is required.

    If you can get her address changed on aadhaar card and get the e-aadhaar, then you will have 2 address proofs for which the officials at the PSK will have no excuse to deny the application. Remember to get the E-Aadhaar printed on a photopaper which makes it look like the original aadhaar card. Anyways, she will get the original copy of aadhaar card later by post.

  606. Hi , i need to apply for passport urgently , one year back shifted my home and all addres. proof of mine is in old address , i have account in private bank hdfc , can i submit the below two proofs for Address proof 1. By getting passbook for private bank with 1 year transactions and second proof is rental agreement but rental agreement is in my fathers name ? will they accept this or do i need to change the rental agreement to my name ? Please clarify me whether these two adress proofs will be sufficient.to apply for fresh passport ? Thanks in advance ..

  607. Thanks a lot Anirudh for your advice!

  608. Dear Anirudh,

    First of all you are doing a fabulous job informing so many people on daily basis. Nice to see this. 🙂
    I had the following query for DOB, I wanted to apply for my wife’s passport. She does not have the birth certificate, neither she has the original School leaving certificate. We cannot approach the school as it is closed. She is born before 1989.
    The question is Is School Leaving certificate required for DOB verification or SSC(10th) passing certifcate issued from the state board is enough? I can get the duplicate copy of the SSC(10th) passing certifcate from the board which contains the DOB.

    Thank you.
    Himanshu Trivedi

  609. You’re Welcome Vijay 🙂

  610. Thanks Himanshu !

    As she is born before 1989, She could submit either School Leaving Certificate or Birth Certificate for DOB Proof. In case she does not have school leaving certificate, she can apply for a Birth Certificate. She would be able to get it with 7-10 days time from local Municipal Office. Passing Certificate or SSC Marksheet could be presented as NON-ECR proof.

  611. Hi Nimisha,

    You would hardly find a Private Bank issuing a Passbook. However, you can obtain Bank Statement of your hdfc Account for address proof. Rent agreement has to be on your name and at least 1 year old to be accepted at the PSK/RPO.

  612. Is it possible to change the centre for police verification of passport. If yes, then how?

  613. No that is not possible. Police verification goes only to police station which lies in your area(filled up while filling up the application form) and cannot be changed.

  614. Hi,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I have already applied for passport and the application form has my name as “Suraj Mahendra Shah” , as against “Mahendrakumar” on birth certificate and SSC.

    Now, can i make the affidavit mentioning both names are correct. Is it acceptable for passport. Or could you suggest any other way to overcome this problem..?

    Thanking you in advance,

    Suraj Shah

  615. You can only keep one name legally.

  616. Hi anirudh
    Thank god I found this blog? 🙂
    I am applying for a fresh passport.. I got married before 10 months and currently living in pune with husband…I have my bank passbook which is of old address..so do I have to open a new account in pune? If yes will psk accept this new passbook if I made some transactios. As I am applying for tatkal I don’t have much time for long term bank statement.
    On my marriage certificate I have address of my husband’s home town which is other than my current address..will it create any issue in verification?
    Also I wanted to ask is that compalsary for a passport to change my name after marriage?
    Please reply me as soon as possible..

  617. Hi Renuka,

    1. You can transfer your old account to any branch in pune providing your local address. Remember to update the passbook with your latest transactions.
    2. The address on Marriage Certificate does not have much importance. It is a legal proof of marriage between the 2, so that names are more important. Also, it stands as a proof to endorse your husband’s name in your passport.
    3. It is not compulsory to change your name after marriage. In addition, when most women change their name or surname after marriage, they have an addition work of changing the name or surname on all other documents like pan card, aadhaar card, voter id card, DL etc. It totally depends on you.

  618. Thanks for a rply anirudh
    Actually when I was filling a form online for current address it showed a message that “as you are staying on your current address less tha a year please fill your previous address”
    So if I open a new account with my current address will it create any problem?
    And are they going to accept my new passbook if I make some transactions on new account?
    Also my spouse’s permanent address is other than our current address,which is mentioned on his passport..will it create any issues for my passport?

  619. hello anirud, its great to see you answering everyones questions with lot of patience, I got into trouble as i applied to passport with permanent adress as present adress by mistake , and police verification was done , and police gave adverse cerificate. now its showing as , police verification is Unclear, now what i have to do? please help me , and lemme know whether gas proof , fresh gas conncetion proof is valid for adress proof or not?

  620. Yes Gas Connection is valid for Passport regardless of its age.

  621. Hi Renuka,

    Passport Officials need all the addresses where you have stayed in Last 1 year. That is that reason you are able to see this message. Opening a new account is fine, remember to update it with some transactions before you reach the psk as blank passbook will be rejected. Also, add one more address proof from this list as some PSKs might need an old bank account. Your spouse’s passport is not needed as of now. Only if you would have used his passport for your address proof then it would be of use to you. HOwever, as you dont want that address you dont need it at all.

  622. Thanks again for rply anirudh…
    One last question please..?
    If I transfer my bank account to pune branch Is it OK even if I haven’t completed 1yr on this address? They’ll get to know this from my marriage certificate… Plus which address should be given as my permanent address? My father’s home address or my in laws address? Or our pune address ?

  623. Hi Renuka,

    They will check the details mentioned in your Passport Application. You can transfer your old account to pune address, that is totally fine. The point is that Marriage certificate does not act as an address proof. For your permanent address you can use any address may it be your father’s home, your in laws home or your current address. Keep in mind that the permanent address should be chosen in such a way that it is stable and has people who know you well.

  624. OK..thank U so much anirudh…U r doing a great job!!?

  625. and one more, what is the process , if ur police verification shows adverse?

  626. Thanks and Welcome Renuka 🙂

  627. I have applied for my passport.In the field mother’s name I gave my mother’s name as Sakila D. But in my birth certificate her name is written as Shakila Devi D.There’s a spelling mistake and she removed her middle name in later days. Now passport officier’s asked me to bring proof for my mother’s name. In aadhar card, voter’s id, PAN card her name is different like Shakeela, Sakila Dharmarajan(instead of Sakila D), Shakila D etc…Her only proof for name Sakila D is her bank passbook. Do passport office acknowledge bank passbook as proof for her name or do I have to submit one more name proof for that? Please reply soon sir..It’s really urgent.

  628. Hi Renu,

    Bank Passbook is a very strong proof for Identity and Address. Make sure that your mother’s bank passbook is updated with latest transactions as they might reject a blank passbook.

  629. You need to talk to the concerned PSK regarding this matter.

  630. Hi Anirudh,
    I want to apply for a fresh passport but my birth certificate doesn’t have my surname on it.
    On my other educational certificates my surname is mentioned as Maleksipai where as in my parents
    documents the surname is Malek.
    I inquired Municipal corporation for change in my birth certificate but they suggested that it won’t be a problem if I provide other documents with surname Maleksipai.
    My birthdate is in 1991.
    Except the election card every other document has same surname which is Maleksipai.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

    Imran

  631. Hi Imran,

    You need to consider your surname on any of the document as the correct one. Do provide an affidavit to support your case. It wont create any problem.

  632. Hi Aniruddh,

    My parents were married in Delhi in 1967 at which time they did not get a marriage certificate. How can they get one now? They are originally from UP but were married in Delhi.

    Thanks,
    Anamika

  633. Hi Anamika,

    If the purpose is only to use it for a passport, then you have another very option i.e., Annexure D(Joint Affidavit)

  634. hi,
    i had applied for a fresh passport under tatkal basis.

    As a proof of address i have only ration card & Voting card in my name.
    My bank passbook is just 5 days new, Will it be accepted as a proof of address.

    Regards,
    Nilanchal Gauda

  635. Hi Nilanchal,

    Ration Card and Voter ID card are fine as a proof of address. They will hardly consider your bank passbook as you may have not made much transactions in it. However, you can still keep it with updated transactions.

  636. Hi,
    Appreciating your work to help others..
    I have a question. I am working some other place and i would like to apply for passport. Currently i dont have any address proof for this. I am staying at my work place along with my friends for last 11 months.The rent agreement is in my friend’s name. Now its time for renewing rent agreement.I also have a salary Account in HDFC bank in same city(with my home address,two years old,).
    Can i get a passport if i renew the rent agreement in my name and with this change the address in my HDFC bank accnt? Does it needs to be same address for one year in bank also?
    I want to apply for TATKAL.
    Please help

  637. Hi Saju,

    Your rent agreement will not be valid as it has to be at least 1 year old. You can change the address to your current address in your hdfc bank account and then use it as an address proof. Once you have changed your address on hdfc bank account, you can also use it to change it on aadhaar card, which can be done easily. I suggest you to have at least 2 address proofs before you begin with the process.

  638. Hi,
    Thanks for you reply.

    These documents i had already shown to the verification person at PSK. But he is not accepting as he want some other address proof.
    So please suggest
    Should i try in some other PSK centre.

    Also i have some 2/3 bank latest transactions, will it be accepted.

    Your reply is appreciated & once again thanks…….

    Regards,
    Nilanchal Gauda

  639. Is it possible to give my home address for applying passport? I goto home in saturdays and sundays.And its about 180km from my workplace.
    I have all documents in that address..

    About my workplace address, I have one year old current bill with me. But as i said rent agreement is not one year ols. Does the current bill can be used as Address proof?

  640. Also if i can get a letter from House owner saying i am staying here for more than one year, is it useful?
    The Adhar card should be one year old to take it as address proof,right?
    Thanks fro the help

  641. Why are they not accepting your Address Proofs. They might have given some reason. Some of the passport officials are really difficult to handle. You can try at different PSK, if you’re lucky you might just get away.

  642. Hi,

    Tomorrow I had an appointment in psk but ny doubt is for address proof I going to submit aadhar card but I don’t have full card only down cut piece where my photo and address is present will they accept this half aadhar card…?
    And for voter id there is some spelling mistake in my name apart from that address is same can I submit voter card….?

  643. Hi Vinod,

    For aadhaar card, they will ask for the full page which you get from UIDAI. You can get the full page now also but downloading the e-aadhaar online. Remember to get it printed on a photopaper so that it acts as original. Voter ID with Spelling mistake will be rejected due to discrepancy in the name.

    Check :: How to download e-aadhaar Card Online ?

  644. Hi Saju,

    You need to provide your current address proof. You can do one thing, you can provide your hometown address in passport application and during verification you can say that you do up down to the other city for your work and sometimes you stay there only. Thats it !

  645. I born in 1990 in Gujrat I have birth certificate issued by Gujrat government. All the matter in birth certificate is in English. Only municipality stamp in Gujarati .will this certificate acceptable in pune passport office? If I need to translate then how do I translate.
    Another question is school leaving certificate valid for non ecr proof?

  646. Hi,
    I want to apply the passports ofmy parents.But both are semi-illeterates (till 8th Standard)..What documents will required to apply the passport for them?

  647. Hi amit, you would need the following documents for them,

    1. Address Proof
    2. DOB proof
    (a) An Affidavit sworn before a Notary or Magistrate mentioning your Date of Birth & Place of Birth.Refer – Annexure A, OR
    (b) Birth Certificate
    3. NON-ECR Proof
    http://amazingindiablog.in/what-is-non-ecr-category-in-passport/

  648. Hi Mukesh,

    1. They will accept your Birth Certificate, no need for any conversion. This certificate will be valid anywhere in India.
    2. Passing Certificate or High School Marksheet is valid for non ecr proof.

  649. PATHAN ASHRAF PATHAN

    I am from vadodara Gujarat Today my cousin brother appointment at vadodara passport seva Kendra my cousin brother name is ASHRAFKHAN SHABASHKHAN PATHAN his birth date is 14 NOVEMBER 1976 and his appointment reference number is 15 0013442072 when he go to for application submitting at submitting counter at vadodara psk the T C S employee told him the annexure A is not valid document for birth and that employee is not received application
    The applicant ASHRAFKHAN SHABASHKHAN PATHAN born year is 1976 And he is illiterate and he have no any other documents for birth I saw you web site http passportindia gov in and check a link of document advisor that saw Affidavit sworn before a Magistrate Notary stating date place of birth as per the specimen in Annexure A by illiterate or semi illiterate applicants Less than 5th class Is applicants Date of Birth before 26 JANUARY 1989 and my cousin birth year is 1976 so I didn t get it how that T C S employee is rejected annexure A then web site documents advisor shown annexure A is valid

    Please solve my problem is as well as soon as possible I am waiting for your feedback I hope you understand this problem

  650. Hi,
    i already applied for passport and they rejected me bcoz I don’t have a new address proof as i relocated so that i changed my adress in SBI bank passbook but the passbook is duplicate as i lost my original passbook will they allow this as residence proof or can i change my address in passport application.

  651. Hi,

    I applied fresh passport for my wife can I give my Passport as a wife address proof?
    My query is, in my Passport’s wife Name mentioned Namrata Gupta. However in the passport form Name mentioned as Namrata Agrawal Gupta.
    Can they accept? Please reply.

  652. Please help me out. I am from bangalore my parents married in 1986 does they need to produce marriage certificate as in their time there was no marriage certificate. And both doesn’t have birth certificate.. Should they produce even birth certificate but as I see they saying birth certificate should be produced who born on or before 1989 please help me out. I need to make a fresh passport for them as soon as possible.

  653. Hi,
    Today we went to passport office for my father’s passport and there they told they cannot accept 10th class passing certificate as his surname is missing in that. What could be the corrective measure? Do we need to get names in 10th class passing certificate changed? Or if we simply get news of name changed printed in two newspaper will work? Thank you very much!

  654. You can use this duplicate passbook as long as you have your current address on it and updated transactions.

  655. Hi Ashish,

    From my perspective, they will consider it as a discrepancy in her name. However, i suggest you to talk to the passport customer care number to get a better idea on the same.

  656. Hi,
    My son was born in Christian hospital and they issued birth certificate.. His year of birth is after 26/01/1989 .Whether this certificate will be acceptable by. Passports authority. If not what will be way out to get the Passport early

  657. Hi anirudh
    This is khadar
    I dont hav original aadhar card
    I hav only E-aadhar card it is acceptable

  658. Hi Khadar,

    Yes E-Aadhaar is acceptable. Take a printout of e-aadhaar on a photo paper.

  659. Hi Shyamal,

    You will need to confirm this by dialing passport helpline number. If it is not acceptable then you can visit your local municipal office to get a birth certificate.

  660. Hi.. need your help here.. I have my passport expiring in May 2016. I no longer reside at the address mentioned in the passport. My question is if I apply for re validation of passport, would police verification happen again? I know there is a new rule under which it should not happen but its a small town and the information might not have been percolated and if it happens, will be in trouble as I no longer reside there. Second option I have is of getting address changed for which I have SBI passbook, though the account has transactions from Jun 2014, but got the passbook issued today mentioning issue date as 16-12-2015. Would they consider so recently issued passbook?
    Please advise which option to follow?

  661. Hi Krishabh,

    As you have changed the address, the police verification will happen again. If you have updated transactions on your SBI Passbook then it will be considered a valid address proof. As you have transactions from June 2014, the date date of issue will not come into role. Don’t worry go ahead !

  662. i want to apply for a fresh passport,the adress in my birth certificate is not similar to my current adress and i want the passport with my current adress for police enquiry,i have adhar card,voter id proof,bank copy proof of my current adress,can i apply??????

  663. Hi anirudh…
    I am going to apply for a passport .
    I got married before 10 months currently living in pune.
    So for an address proof When I went to make joint account with my husband’s existing account at SBI they told me to change my name….bt I don’t want to change my name.
    Is that compulsory to change my name to create a joint account?
    If I don’t change my name on passbook will it create any problem at passport office??
    Please reply.

  664. Hi Anirudh,
    I m a fresh applicant going to apply for a passport. I born in Tamilnadu and having birth certificate from that state. Anyway, I am living in Andhra pradesh from my childhood and having all my certificates belonging to andhra pradesh government. Is there any problem on applying passport due to this birth certificate got from another state.

  665. Hiii…sir…I have one doubt …I got married …so I changed my address for my husband address in rasion card ,driving license, and adhars card..I born was in 15.05.1989…so I got birth certificate just one day before in this birth certificate my fathar address mentioned ..so my marriage certificate also mentioned my father address so these two certificate comparing one place name spelling mistakes is there…so its acceptable or not in passport office..

  666. Hi,

    My birth certificate is in hand written format. Will they accept this or I need to change it to digital format.

  667. Hi
    I own a flat in one part of Mumbai which I have put on lease.
    I live with a friend in his rented house. I am doing this as I am undergoing rehab after an accident.
    What residence proof can I give to apply for a passport.
    Vyuti

  668. hii…I need ur help..i wanted a passport for urgent basis..but the issue is my current residence proof is less than a year.so what will be way out to
    get the Passport early.

  669. Hi, I want to apply for my mother’s passport, whose name had been changed after marriage (including 1st Name). Please note that my father is no more, & now when we apply for passport, do we still have to print advertisement for name change or Annexure E along with my father’s Death certificate is enough for documentation

  670. Hi Anirudh,

    I don’t have birth certificate and i was born dated on 1st May 1989 in my own home . So please help me how i can get the birth certificate because without birth certificate i can’t apply for passport . And except birth certificate i have all documents .

    Please advice me.

  671. Hi,
    Please some one guide me through the process.

    I do not have address proof on my current address, I have voter ID and Driving license on my maternal address (Permanent house). I got married 4 years back and the current address is our permanent house.

    My question is that can I use my marriage certificate and my husband’s passport for address proof? Since I do not have aadhar card and neither any public sector bank account with passbook.

    In this case, what am I supposed to do? I am applying for Aadhar card but I read somewhere, it says I should be 1 year +, only then it is accepted.

    Which documents can be supported as address proof and can get the passport? please help.

  672. Hi Everyone,

    I have a small doubt. I have Aadhar card for Address proof but it is not more than 1 year old. I have tenth mark list and Birth certificate for Date of Birth Proof. Will my Driving license be valid for the address proof along with an affidavit .

    Kindly help me.

    Regards
    Abhilash

  673. Hi naveen,

    The address on your birth certificate can be any address. It is not necessary to have the same address as that on your other documents. You have quite strong address proofs, go ahead and apply for the passport.

  674. Hi Renuka,

    It is not necessary to change your name after marriage. You should be strict enough to say to the bank officials that you dont want to change your name. However, for opening a joint account you must provide the necessary document of the relationship and address – a Marriage Certificate will do.

  675. Hi Vignesh,

    You can use a birth certificate from any state. Don’t worry go ahead and apply for the passport.

  676. Hi Renuka,

    There are 50-50 chances of your birth certificate and marriage certificate being accepted. It totally depends upon the passport officials. See, you can get 3 appointments by paying a one time fee of Rs.1500. I would suggest you to visit the PSK for your first appointment. If they do not accept your documents, you could ask them if an affidavit supporting the same will do ?

  677. Hi Anu,

    If your Birth Certificate is issued by the by the Municipal Department of City OR Registrar of Birth and Deaths, then it will be accepted regardless of it being handwritten.

  678. Hi Vyuti,

    You must provide your current address proof as you will undergo police verification.

  679. Hi Jasvinder,

    Can you tell me which documents do you have as your address proof ?

  680. Hi Akhil,

    Go to the Municipal/Nagar Nigam Office in your City and apply for a Birth Certificate. It will be issued maximum within 7-10 days. Don’t worry You can get a Birth Certificate anytime in life.

  681. Hi Sai,

    Your husband’s passport and you marriage certificate will be accepted as your address proof. Also, the marriage certificate will help you to endorse your husband’s name in your passport. Don’t worry You wont need any other address proof. I would also like to tell you that in future if your husband wants to add your name in his passport, he can provide your passport thats it !

  682. Hi Abhilash,

    As you have Aadhaar card but it is not more than 1 year old, it will not be accepted as an address proof. Driving license in not a valid address proof while applying for a passport, even when accompanied with an Affidavit. You can get any other document mentioned in this article for address proof.

  683. My birth certificate shows my fathers name as “Bharat” and my ELection card, Pan card shows my fathers name as “Bharatbhai”. What should i do?

  684. You can either correct your father’s name in your election card or pan card by using your birth certificate or you can use an affidavit to support your case.

  685. ok. thank u so much

  686. You’re welcome riddhi.

  687. Dear sir
    I am applying for passport with bank passbook as an address proof but in my passbook my father’s surname is wrong.
    Will it create any problem?
    Also I am living in my maternal grand parent house since birth so can I apply passport from this address?

  688. Hai anirudh ji… Yourr answers are relly awesome…. I like u so much for ur great job.

    Myy name is veerender… Myy dob is 27/06/1989 but I heard no need birthh certificate bornn before 1990.. U said 0n or 26/01/1989. Plz give mee clarification

  689. Hi veerendra,

    First of all thanks for the appreciation brother. I would like to tell you that you have heard it wrong that there is no need of birth certificate if you are born before 1990. The fact is that if you are born on or after 26/01/1989, you will need a birth certificate for dob proof. Check the link mentioned below by passport india official website.

    http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/ProofofDOB.pdf

  690. Hi Pritish,

    1. Discrepancy in the name of your father might create a problem. You can get it corrected in just 5 minutes time, by taking a proof of pan card or any other document which has your father’s name in it.
    2. You must apply from you present address only.

  691. I am PSU Employee. I want to apply for my wife passport, however she is not having any valid POA.

    Will a letter on company letter head will do as POA for wife
    Whether my POA will be accepted as her POA..

    Thanks in advance.

    .

  692. Hi,
    My name is deepa.I have lost my 10th original marks card..however I have my birth certificate. Is that sufficient for applying a passport without any non ecr stamp on it..because I would need to fly for a job outside india.

  693. I mean without ecr stamp on the passport if I don’t have 10 the marks card

    Deepa

  694. I a student with age of 20.I have applied for fresh passport. Our family has shifted to new house 6 months ago.I have all the adrees n identity proofs on previous address. now i dont have any address proof of new stay.I cant change the address on any proof because i dont have any documents like gas r electricity r bank account on my name. I m a student at chennai facing same problem of no address proof over there. I have only id card and college bonifide certificate . i am staying outside college.CAn i use my father identities r any gazzette officer letter?

  695. Thanks a lot sir for replying
    Actually I am living in my mother’s grand parent’s house. I have birth certificate from this place and I did 10th and 12th also from same place. I have a bank account from this place but in my bank address it is mention as s/o (my father’s name) not like c/o (my grand parent name) but my father lives in another state.
    So can I use this bank passbook as address if not then give me suggestion.
    Thank you

  696. Good day brother Anirudh,

    I need your serious help.please.

    please furnish me the perfect information and procedure regarding applying and getting the passport for my lover who doesnt have pancard/aadharcard/no bank account/no mobile or telephone bills on her name/no electricity bills./no address proof/no birth certificate…but she is educated and is having her 1oth ,inter & degree certificates in her hand. Her date f birth is feb 15th 1993.

    The reason why she doesnt have all those birth/address proofs is because of her family strictness and family regulations may be, and her family is a very rich. She lives in the midst of security wherever she goes.

    She cant live with out me and even me the same. we are planning to marry in a period of month or 2 months next year by either convincing both families if possible or by refusing them.Both our castes/religion are different.She is rich and I am middle class person.

    I am also educated and i am doing job in abroad with good salary by God’s grace.
    Please tell me brother, how to get a passport for my wife very urgently, so that i can take my wife along with me to abroad and live happily.

    eagerly waiting for your reply.Thanks

  697. Hi Anirudh,

    I want to apply for Passport on Tatkal basis. I got married in 2012. Right now i have PAN card, Bank account, Voter ID card with my older surname.

    I have Adhar Card with new Surname (Surname required in Passport) and also wedding certificate.

    Other than this i have 10th marksheet as a DOB Proof, Passport of my hubby and all bills are in his name.
    Plaese suggest, will it work or i need to do some changes in other documents before applying.

  698. hi anirudh,

    i have been staying in banalore for 6 months now. i can only provide my airtel post paid bill for 3 months. gas bills, electricity bills and water bills are in name of owner. will post paid bill be sufficient, if not what can i do?

  699. Sir
    I want to apply for passport and I am living with my relative( say uncle) I don’t have voter I’d or adhar card and bank accout.
    What should I give as proof of address?

  700. Hi Sameer,

    A letter on company letter head would only have worked for you. You can use your passport as your wife’s address proof. If that is not possible, Changing her address in bank passbook or aadhaar card will not be that tough. You can go ahead with that.

  701. You must have your 10th Marksheet/School Leaving Certificate for NON-ECR Proof.

    If you are Income Tax Payer you can submit the following for NON-ECR Proof :

    1. Proof of assessment of income tax and actual payment of income tax for last one year; OR
    2. Income Tax return statement (with income tax being paid by the applicant) for last one year that is stamped by income tax
    authorities and a copy of the PAN card. Applicants submitting NIL income tax return statements are not eligible.

  702. Hi Srikanth,

    Are you staying with your family or not ?

  703. Hi Pritish,

    Yes, you can use this passbook as you Proof of Address. Do remember to update your passbook, as an empty passbook or a passbook with very old transactions may not be considered.

  704. Hi Mohan,

    First of all I liked that you took a step ahead for thinking of applying for her passport.

    Brother, for any fresh passport applicant 3 main documents are needed :
    1. Proof of Address
    2. DOB Proof
    3. NON-ECR Proof

    1. Proof of Address : She needs to have one of the address proofs mentioned in this article. Without which she cannot get her passport at any cost. The easiest address proof is to get a bank account. Ask her to get a bank account in her name. For address proof she could present a letter by a gazetted officer stating her address and name and other details. Banks have a prescribed format for that letter. I did that for my wife while opening a bank account in Canara Bank.

    2. DOB Proof : As she is born after 26.01.1989, she will also need a Birth Certificate. She can get it by visiting her local municipal/nagar nigam office by giving her marksheet and a guaranter’s address proof.

    3. NON-ECR Prof : This she already has i.e., her 10th Marksheet.

    Hope that this helps you both to move on with your love story ! 🙂

  705. Hi Arkaja,

    If your aadhaar card’s is issue date is more than 1 year, you can use it as your Address Proof. Your Husband’s Passport will also be accepted as your Address Proof. Your Marriage Certificate will support the case of your changed surname and will also help you to endorse your husband’s name in your passport. Rest, you have your 10th Marksheet as NON-ECR Proof(Not a DOB Proof). For DOB PROOF : If you are born on or after 26.01.1989, you will also need a Birth Certificate otherwise your Passing Certificate will do.

  706. Hi Aditya,

    Yes, your postpaid mobile bill will be accepted.

  707. Hi Anmol,

    You must have an address proof to apply for a passport. You can get a bank account easily.

  708. I want to apply for my wife passpor n she wants her passport at her parents place only as she dont have any document on my name. All documents address proof in maiden name. We only have marriage certificate from thane can you suggest how to proceed further n what all document will b required

  709. Hi Hemant,

    She can get a passport from her current residence only. If she applies from her parent’s home, police verification will take place there only and if it is negative, her passport applicant might come on hold or get rejected.

  710. I submitted the application form with my fathers name as Vinayakumar ( in aadhaar card and SSLC certificate). But when i checked it with birth certificate it is Vinayakumar K G (as it have initials also). Is this will be problem while appointment in passport office.

  711. sir i want to reissue my passport.my expired passport made on my birth certificate as 22.05.82 .there is 2 days difference on my school certificate dob is 20.05.82 .All my proofs like adhaar card ,voter card,pan card ,court mrg are based on my school certificate.now i want to change my dob on my passport .wht should i do.can dob on my passport wll change

  712. Hi Vineeth,

    I think if you have a supporting affidavit, then it would not create a problem. It depends upon the officer at the PSK.

  713. Hi Mandeep,

    I would suggest dont get into hassles, changing your dob on passport may create a mess. If you would be a fresh applicant, you would not even require a Birth Certificate. If you want the same address as your old passport, you would not even require an address proof. Do you have School leaving certificate / Secondary School leaving certificate ?

  714. Hello,

    i was born on 21/10/1989, my name is not mentioned on my birth certificate.
    while applying for passport, they said its mandatory to have name mentioned in birth certificate.

    what is the procedure to get name included and get birth certificate re issued ?

    and moreover do i need to visit municipal/registrar office in person ? or anyone on behalf of me can able to get it ?

    reply is much appreciated. i really need to get passport asap for abroad oppurtunity.

    thanks

  715. Hi Aisha,

    You may have to visit the municipal/nagar nigam office where your Birth Certificate was issued. They would be able to help you better in this matter.

  716. Hi Anirudh,

    My name is Vinoth N. Some of my proofs are having my name as N Vinoth and some are having it as Vinoth N. Will it cause any problem when i do my verification for passport. Please advice.

  717. i m going to apply for fresh passport.my friend says one must issue two address proofs for applying passport.As directed under the website reforms says aadhar greater than 1 year is sufficient.but i also want to issue my voter id in accompany with my aadhaar.The problem here is in my aadhar card my name is as depicted as manchikalapudi janakiram.but in my voter id it was depicted as janaki ram manchikalapudi..could any problem arises during application process please help me with your valuable answer thank you

  718. Dear Sir,

    My brother is failed in 10th exam, I am applying for the passport, He is having his 10th TC (Transfer certificate) and also online printed 10th marks card not the original. In this case can he be eligible claim his education as 10th or not? because he has not passed 10th and not having 10th marks card.

  719. hi sir, I am sunal arora, actually I have lost my birth certificate and my query is that if I can use high school marksheet in contrary to that.?
    Y.o.B 1995

  720. Do present the documents which have same name on them as any discrepancy may lead to rejection of your application.

  721. If your aadhaar card is more than 1 year old, it will be accepted. You wont need any other address proof.

  722. Samiulla,

    Only 10th Pass can claim the education as 10th. As he has not passed his 10th he cannot claim so.

  723. Hi Sunal,

    High School Marksheet is considered as NON-ECR Proof. In you case, a Birth Certificate is mandatory. You can get your duplicate Birth Certificate by contacting the municipal office from where it was issued.

  724. Dear Anirudh

    I want to apply for passport. but i have problem wrt submitting DOB document.. As i am born after 26.01..1989 i.e (15.12.1989) as per requirement it is mandatory for the Applicant to Submit the Birth Certificate Only.
    which i dont have as i was not born in the hospital.
    Is there any other mode to prove the DOB for applying for Passport.
    Need Your Help on Urgent Basis.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Madhur

  725. Hi Madhur,

    Just visit your local municipal office and apply for a Birth Certificate. In your case it is mandatory to submit a birth certificate for dob proof.

  726. Hello Anirudha,

    A part of my question is already discussed in the above conversation.

    I want to get a fresh passport made for my mother. Born 1949.
    She has a DOB proof as her school leaving certificate where her name is before marriage.
    If we produce this as a DOB proof, how do we prove that her current surname is different which is there on her address proof document which is the Bank photo passbook.

    She does not have a marriage certificate. We cannot get an Annexure D (joint affidavit) as you mention in your previous answers as my father is no more.

    I have both their names endorsed on my passport can that be a proof??

    All her photo identity proofs like PAN, Aadhar card etc. have the changed name (after marriage) on them.

    Kindly provide some guidance on how to proceed.

    Thanks in advance!!
    Vaibhav

  727. Police verification was done and he said that my father voter id is mandatory or else it will be rejected and he took copies of all my documents my father does not have a voter id. I am very much tensed please guide me

  728. Dear Anirudh ji Namaskar,

    I would like to inform you that I have filled the online form but so far i have not taken the appointment because my wife have been told by customer care representative that Marriage Certificate is required for her passport and when she checked with the Marriage Certificate issuing department she has been told I have to be present there for signature and other formalities like they have to take photo to issue the certificate. Because of this problem I have not taken appointment so far.

    Therefore I would like to request you to please advise us that is it necessary to provide Marriage Certificate or any other documents will help in making her passport.

    She is having all the other documents, PAN CARD, VOTER ID CARD (My name is mentioned as Husband in Voter I Card), We have joint Savings Account in Punjab National Bank from approximately 5 Years and above, In the birth certificate of my son my wife & my name is mentioned, In my Housing Loan Paper her name is mentioned as co-applicant, In my Passport my wife’s name is mentioned.

    Her name in the 10th, 12th, B.A., M.A. & B.ED is only Reena instead of Reena Yadav but in PAN Card, Voter I Card, Bank Account, Birth Certificate of my son and My Passport her name is Reena Yadav. Also please guide in this matter.

    Requesting you to please help in this matter, so my wife’s passport & my daughter + son’s passport could be prepared and they may come to Accra.

    Thanks and regards,

    Rajeshwar

  729. Dear Anirudh ji Jai Hind,

    I would like to inform you that I have filled the online form but so far i have not taken the appointment because my wife have been told by customer care representative that Marriage Certificate is required for her passport and when she checked with the Marriage Certificate issuing department she has been told I have to be present there for signature and other formalities like they have to take photo to issue the certificate. Because of this problem I have not taken appointment so far.

    Therefore I would like to request you to please advise us that is it necessary to provide Marriage Certificate or any other documents will help in making her passport.

    She is having all the other documents, PAN CARD, VOTER ID CARD (My name is mentioned as Husband in Voter I Card), We have joint Savings Account in Punjab National Bank from approximately 5 Years and above, In the birth certificate of my son my wife & my name is mentioned, In my Housing Loan Paper her name is mentioned as co-applicant, In my Passport my wife’s name is mentioned.

    Her name in the 10th, 12th, B.A., M.A. & B.ED is only Reena instead of Reena Yadav but in PAN Card, Voter I Card, Bank Account, Birth Certificate of my son and My Passport her name is Reena Yadav. Also please guide in this matter.

    Requesting you to please help in this matter, so my wife’s passport & my daughter + son’s passport could be prepared and they may come to Accra.

    Thanks and regards,

    Rajeshwar

  730. Dear Anirudh,
    I want to apply for passport .Recently we shifted to new address and the address in aadhar card and ration card is previous address. Will there be any problem

  731. during police verification

  732. Hi Sir,
    I am leaving in Mumbai from last 4 year,
    But before six month i changed my flat. i have last 4 year bank statement (ICICI,CANRA BANK) but problem is this the address mention on passbook is my old flat. now i need passport urgently….how can i apply…. i have all document like
    1. Pan card
    2, Ration Card
    3. License
    4. Adhar Card
    5. Bank Running Statement
    Above document have my permanent address…..so how can I apply for passport,
    I have a 1 year old agreement paper and this current 6 month agreement paper.

  733. Hi,
    My Date of birth is different all the documents as compared to birth certificate.
    DOB in birth certificate : 29/05/1990
    DOB in other documents(voter id, pan card , college TC) : 25/05/1990.
    Kindly suggest how can I proceed with this..

    Regards,
    NARPATH.

  734. Dear Anirudh,

    I want to apply for the passport of my aunt, she is born and brought up in Bihar but since last 30 years she has been staying in Jabalpur (M.P) with her family.Unfortunately she has no school / college certificate. She has a bank passbook of PNB having details of address and her date of birth, Will the bank passbook suffice as the address proof as well as DOB proof in passport application.

    Thanks in Advance

    Atul

  735. Sir my dob and my ssc dob are different how can I solve this problem majority of ppl facing this as major der is any other option for us..we need to correct our dob its becoming very difficult…wat we want to do..I want to do my ms..how can I solve dis prblm…

  736. Hi,

    I need to apply passport for my mother.

    In her case, the DOB in Voter id card is in 1947 but she is actually not that much old. Since she doesn’t know her DOB it might have happened.

    She has Aadhar card, but her name and address is wrong . DOB is fine because it will almost match her age.

    Also she doesn’t has any proof for DOB. In this case What we need to show for DOB proof?

    One more thing is do we need to show proofs for Non-ECR category? Is it required for her?
    Please guide me.

    regards,
    Sujatha

  737. Hi Vaibhav,

    Your mother car produce all her documents along with Deed poll/sworn affidavit as per Annexure “E”. If you have your father’s death certificate, then carry that as well. These documents should be enough to get your mother’s passport.

  738. Hi Rajeshwar,

    As your wife added her surname at a later stage. You can get an Annexure D(Joint Affidavit), it would just take 15-20 minutes and you can get it from any notary. It is a proof of your marriage and you dont need to get a marriage certificate when you have annexure D. Your wife’s name on your passport will act as an address proof of your wife. She would not need any other document for address proof.

  739. Hi M.Tejaswini,

    You would need the current address proof only. Please change your address on the address proof documents before you apply for a passport. Otherwise the police verification will be negative and your application will be rejected.

  740. Hi Puneet,

    You would need the address proof of your current address only, not any other address. So, please change your address on the address proofs which you are planning to present at the passport office. I will advice to change it on your bank accounts first and then aadhaar card. This way you will have 2 address proofs of the current address which is more than enough as an Address Proof.

    Also, i would like to tell you that a rent agreement should at least be 1 year old to be considered as an address proof.

  741. Hi Narpath,

    What is your DOB on high school certificates ?

  742. Hi Atul,

    Bank Passbook will act as her address proof. If she is above 50 years of age, get her a Birth Certificate, which will serve 2 puporses i.e., as DOB proof and as NON-ECR Proof. So, I would suggest you to visit your local municipal office for her and get her a Birth Certificate.

  743. Hi Sai,

    This situation is the most complex of all. It is almost next to impossible to change your DOB on Birth Certificate or SSC Certificates. There is a way out, if you get a new Birth Certificate with the same DOB as that on your SSC Certificates, this will solve your problem.

  744. Hi Sujatha,

    As your mother is above 50 years old. First of all you can get her Birth Certificate for her by visiting your local municipal office, which will act as her (1) DOB Proof & (2) NON-ECR Proof. Remember to mention the same DOB as that on her Voter ID card. (3) You already have Voter ID Card as an address proof. So, you just need to get a Birth Certificate for her.

    Read about who all would need NON-ECR Proof : http://amazingindiablog.in/what-is-non-ecr-category-in-passport/

  745. Hi Rajesh,

    Do check if your father has any other address proof. You would need to submit his address proof i.e., it can be any valid address proof document, not just Voter ID Card.

  746. Hello Anirudh,

    I am from Odisha but currently working at Tech Mahindra Hyderabad from past two years, in last two years i have changed three places of stay 1st 1 year i stayed in a PG after that a flat for almost a year (whose agreement i dont have) and now staying with a friend on rent. Following are the documents i have-
    I have a salaried HDFC bank account but that has my old PG address on it.
    I have an Adhaar card (older than 2 years) , Voters id proof but both are on my Permanent home address (odisha) as i got it made when i stayed there.
    I have shifted to this new place about a month ago so i can get an agreement done but according to you i need to have minimum 1 year agreement here.
    will changing address on my bank account work?or i have to travel to and fro to odisha to get it done?Does a letter head (bonafied certificate)from office work(i dont think it will)

    What do you think can work best for me as address proof now, as i really really need the passport ASAP.

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  747. Hi Auroshmita,

    Changing your Address on the Bank Account will be easiest for you. Also, when you have changed your address on Bank Account, you can use it to change your addrress on Aadhaar Card. You cannot apply from odisha as they need your current address proof. Bonafide from only public limited companies are accepted. I told you the easiest way.

  748. Yes, I realized that too but i am going to shift back to odisha in few months hence i dont want to change my address on adhaar (if i change that can i change it back too?)
    Also i want to know if i am changing my address in bank account would they need any proof there? also after i change, how do i show last one years proofs? do i need to collect proofs from each place i stayed? :/

  749. Hi Auroshmita,

    If you are shifting back to orissa in some time, it would be advisable to apply after you get back there. You can change your address on aadhaar card as many times as you want.

    Yeah, you would need a local address proof for changing your address in Bank Account, bank officials could even consider your rent agreement for changing your address. You are getting a bit confused now. You would need only your CURRENT ADDRESS PROOF for passport and no other address proof. Only the police verification will be done on all the addresses where you have stayed in last 1 year. When you go back to orissa, dont mention that you went somewhere for some time. Just mention that you have been staying in orissa only so that police verification takes place only at your orissa address.

  750. Thank you so much for being patient Anirudh,

    But what i meant was that i am residing at my current address from just one month and as per the below link-

    http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/Circular_Rent_Agreement.pdf

    It says for a period of more than 1 year will be accepted as a valid proof of address,hence the confusion.

  751. HI Anirudh,
    DOB on high school certificate : 25/05/1990. Same in Voter id , pan card, all education docs.

    DOB on birth certificate :29/05/1990.
    Andhra card only having birth year as 1990.

  752. I can understand that “Rent Agreement for a period of more than 1 year will be accepted as a valid proof of address for Passport”. However, for changing your address in bank passbook, you can provide even 1 month old rent agreement. Also, some of the nationalized banks accept a letter in the prescribed format attested by gazetted officer.

  753. Better get a New Birth Certificate with DOB as 25/05/1990.

  754. Thanks anirudh…
    But is there any other option is there…? as my birth city is jalore, Rajasthan and currently resides at Erode ,near Coimbatore. It’s bit difficult to get the birth certificate changed.

  755. Get a Birth Certificate from Erode. Its India brother, you are left with no option. Its impossible to change your DOB in High School Certificates or Birth Certificate after so many years.

  756. Hi Anirudh,
    I need to apply for re-issue of passports for my parents. My Mom’s passport expired in Sept’15 and Dad’s in Nov’15. There is an address change for which I have Aadhar Cards, Election Ids and Ration Cards for both. My query is will I need to re-submit birth proofs and school certificates again? Dad’s old passport has got ECR required. They do fall under the Non-ECR category with respect to age. Basically, want to check if I can apply under Non-ECR for both with their names on each other’s passport. We dont have marriage certificate, borth proof nor school certificates for either. Request your advise.

  757. hi Anirudh,
    Q:Any adress proof should be 1yr earlier? is mandatory?

    Q: Adress of my parents on date of birth certificate is my maternal grand fathers adress(as i born there). But adress proof is our place . Will the adress on date of birth cross check with that of my adress proof.? Will it acceptable or not?

    please answer

  758. Hi Vinay,

    If your parents are above 50 years of age, While re-issuing your parents’ passport you would need.

    1. Address Proof – which you already have (As there is a change in address)
    2. NON ECR Proof
    2. DOB Proof

    Please note that all applicants who are more than 50 years of age have to provide NON-ECR proof as well. For all applicants above 50 years of age, a Birth Certificate serves 2 puposes i.e. (1) Non ECR Proof (2) DOB Proof. You can get a Birth Certificate for both your parents from your Local Municipal office. After that you can go ahead and apply for re-issue of your parenrts’ passport with these documents.

    Also Read : http://amazingindiablog.in/what-is-non-ecr-category-in-passport/

  759. Hi Surendra,

    1. Only rent agreement/aadhaar card should be more than 1 year old.
    2. Address on birth certificate does not matter. Birth Certificate is only a proof of your Date of Birth, not your address.

    So, don’t worry go ahead and apply for passport brother.

  760. hi Anirudh,

    i applied for PP but in police verification they adverse residential address due to my Address proof documents are less than one year but my Agreement letter with owner agreement more than 2.5 years but police not accepting rejected do i need to apply once again after my Adhara Card gets one year old on 23rd Jan 2016.

    or the same PP Application will helps me pls suggest.

  761. Hi Anirudh,

    Thank you for great article.
    I have questions.
    1. I am living in Bangalore from last 1 yr 3 months. I have stayed at 2 different places in last 1 yr, My current rental agreement is just for 11 months. So how can i produce address proof for application of fresh passport?
    I have changed address in bank pass book as per current address. Will it work?
    2. When filling an application form, what should I mention as permanant address? Should it be same as my current address or My parent’s address?

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  762. Hi Anirudh,

    I have applied for a passport, i have a problem in my documents related to spacing between my name as below:
    BIRTH CERTIFICATE: CHARAN KUMAR K
    SBI BANK ACCOUNT: CHARANKUMAR K
    SSLC CERTIFICATE: CHARANKUMAR K
    AADHAR CARD: CHARANKUMAR K

    Except birth certificate all are “CHARANKUMAR K” and even in my passport application i have filed without space.
    Will this create any problem in the document verification.

    please advice.

  763. Hi Anirudh,
    I need to apply for passport. I am having all the documents in the name of “Raghav” except my school leaving certificate. In school certificate, it is mentioned as “Ragav”. And I don’t have DOB certificate, I have to submit school leaving certificate as proof for date of birth.
    My question is, how to correct the spelling for passport purpose and explain the procedure to correct the spelling, so that I can apply for passport.

  764. HI Anirudh,

    I know the birth certificate is necessary for the candidate born after 1989 but can i provide the gazette of birth instead of that as I do not have a birth certificate and it will take some time getting a new one.

    Please Do reply.

    Regards,
    Dipak Singh

  765. Hi Anirudh,

    my name is chamundeswari. actually i have a problem with my name

    in vote card,aadhar card,ration card my name is “chamundeswari”
    but in 10th ,12th ,B.tech marks memo my name is “chamunoeswari”.

    will be any problem while applying date of birth certificate or passport.

    please give me a solution for this

    thanks&regards,
    chamundeswari

  766. Md Abdul Rahman Khan

    Hi Anirudh Sir,

    I am MD Abdul Rahman Khan

    Q. I have Adhar card but date of birth printed only year 1993. My Adhar card haven’t print full Date of birth.

    And I I have birth certificate that is correct with full date of birth.
    And my Name display on Adhar card is
    Md. Abdul Rahman Khan
    and real name is
    Md Abdul Rahman Khan

    Name have only extra print on my Adhar card which is . After Md
    Can I apply for passport? ?

    Sir, please revert me as soon as possible
    Thank you

  767. i have changed my name after birth. and have my birth certificate in old name and voter id in new. bt while doing i have an affidavit and olny one newspaper ad. bt here it is written that i will require two newspaper clipping. will it be a problem if i am able to show only one ad regarding my name change… plz rply

  768. sir, i have already applied for fresh passport and paid fees 2000 for it and now i got to know that birth certificate is really necassary.i dont have it.actually i was born in 1995 and in military hospital in kanpur but my hometown is panipat.my father is in army and i dont have any birth proof only my 10 marksheet what can i do now……..please help how can i get out of this problem…..

  769. sir i dont have my birth certidicate i have only my 10 marksheet as a birth proof…..i was born in 1995 and my bithplace is kanpur and hometown is panipat(haryana)….sir i have already paid 2000 as passport fees online…..now i m not having my birth certificate my appointment date is 7 jan what can i do pls help sir

  770. Is e aadhar acceptable as a PoI and PoA even if it is not one year old for re issue of passport.

  771. Hello Sir, I have applied for my mother’s passport and she does not have a Birth Certificate. Since she was born in Rajasthan, I cannot place the request for it locally in Mumbai ofcourse and getting it from Rajasthan would be very time consuming, Could you please advise what other document can be produced in place of the birth certificate. Her birth year is 1961.

  772. sir, i have an adhar card which is 6 months old, i have a bank account which is one month old, i have a pan card,driving liscence, birth certificate and a high school marksheet. My voter id card has a slight error in the spelling of my name and address. kindly guide me what can be done since i dont have an id which is more than one year old. can i give any affidavits. And please tell me if i give my adhar card (6 months old) and support it with my bank account (one month old) will it work..?? really appreciate your guidance.

  773. hi, i have soft copy of aadhar card which is recently modified one so is it enough for address proof..

  774. Hi Anilkumar,

    If you have a registered rent agreement of more than 1 yr duration, it should be considered as an address proof. Aadhaar Card is only valid if it is more than 1 year old. If you file is still open you can proceed with the same application.

  775. Hi Maulik,

    1. The changed address on your bank account & passbook will surely work. You can also use this bank passbook to change your address in other documents like aadhaar card, voter id etc.
    2. You permanent address must be a stable address i.e., your parents’ address in your case (If you have one)

  776. Hi Charan,

    Producing a Notary affidavit regarding the same will let you get rid of this small issue.

  777. Hi Raghav,

    Dont get into hassles o