We take a look at the list of documents that must be presented for new passports, diplomatic passports, and other purposes such as renewal and retrieval of documents.
List of Acceptable Documents
Identity and Address Proof:
Anyone of the following documents can be produced as a proof of Identity and Address for the application of a new passport.
Proof of gas connection
Telephone (Landline / Postpaid Mobile Bill)
A bank account passbook with the attached photo. It is valid only for scheduled private sector Indian banks, scheduled public sector banks, and regional rural banks.
Passport copy of spouse (It should have the first and last page, in which the applicant’s name should be in the family details as the passport holder’s husband. If the applicant’s current address matches the address mentioned in the husband’s passport, it has given)
Date of Birth Proof:
Anyone of the following documents can be produced as proof of Date of Birth for the application of a new passport.
Birth Certificate which is issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths or it can be the one issued by the Municipal Corporation or any other prescribed authority
Transfer/Matriculation/School leaving Certificate issued by the school last attended and is recognized by an educational board
PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department
Driving License which has been issued by the concerned state government’s Transport Department
Voter ID Card or the EPIC (Election Photo Identity Card) that has been issued by the Election Commission of India
Life insurance policy in the candidate’s name
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