In India, Passport is issued by the Ministry of External Affairs on behalf of the national government to the citizens of the country. Apart from allowing the holder to travel across borders, it also serves as identity proof for any Indian citizen.
According to India Post, a total of 424 post office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs) have been set up across the country to offer passport registration and applications, which means citizens can now register or apply for a passport at their nearest post office.
Moreover, taking on the Tweeter, India Post made an announcement which translated as “Now it’s easy to register and apply for a passport at your nearest post office CSC counter. To find out more, visit the nearest post office.”
The department officially announced that “Under the new system, it is mandatory for all applicants to be physically present at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) along with the application print receipt and original documents after applying online.”
List Of Important Documents Required For Passport Application
- Identity proof like Election voter ID card, Aadhaar card, or any valid photo ID card.
- Proof of age, such as school leaving certificate, birth certificate, etc.
- PAN card, Driving license, Aadhaar card.
- Address proof such as electricity bill, water bill, gas connection, mobile bill.
- Photo passbook for running a bank account.
- Rent agreement (if applicable)
How To Apply For A Passport At Your Nearby Post Office?
Step 1: Firstly, visit the official website of Passport.
Step 2: Enter the details and submit the application form online.
Step 3: Then, complete the online application process and schedule an appointment to visit the nearest PSK.
Step 4: Now, visit the nearby post office which has PSK along with your application print receipt and original documents.
Step 5: After successful verification, your application will be issued within 7 to 14 working days.