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Old 4th March 2016, 16:49   #1981
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Wanted to share a similar requirement of my colleague, but a different outcome -

He was born in Sharjah and therefore didn't have any record here w.r.t. his passport.

When the time came for renewal, he wanted his permanent address in Kerala to be endorsed on it - he is currently working in Bangalore since 6 years and stays at a rented accomodation.
I'm not sure but I have similar situation here, not exactly same but almost.

I have been staying in Chennai for 16 years and got my passport made there itself. Same goes with my wife and she has passport issued at Chennai.

From last 2.5 years, we are in bangalore and our passport (both) is expiring on 2017 and thus require renewel.

My question is -
  • Can I apply for renewal in Bangalore for the passport which was issued in Chennai? I can't apply for renewel in Chennai as I am no longer staying there.
  • If No, what I should do? Applying Fresh again with Bangalore Address?
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.......Can I apply for renewal in Bangalore for the passport which was issued in Chennai? I can't apply for renewel in Chennai as I am no longer staying there........
Renewal with 'change in personal particulars' can be done from Bangalore itself, as long as you have enough documentation for current address proof etc.
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Renewal with 'change in personal particulars' can be done from Bangalore itself, as long as you have enough documentation for current address proof etc.
Thanks for reply,

Yes I have phone Bills and Gas connection bills. But those are on my names. How can we apply for my wife, she has no direct address proof on her name for present address ?
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I recently had to get my passport reissued as it was damaged because of a spill. I had my slot at 4 PM and thought would be able to finish max in couple of hours. Boy, was I so wrong. I entered around 4 and could come out only by 8 15. Its crowded and the officials are less for the number of people applying. Not sure if its been mentioned here before but let me try to write down what the process flow is like (atleast in PSK Bangalore)

1. Once you enter the PSK, you will be called based on the token number provided on the appointment. This counter is outside the main building and here they stamp the date, time and a signature without which you will not be allowed to get inside.
2. Inside, there will be another queue where they take the documents, arrange in a file and generate a file number and return the file. This will take another 20-30 mins depending on the queue and having all the documents and photocopies handy.
3. After getting a file number you will have to enter into a seperate room, where in you will be called based on the token/file number. This is counter (A). Here all the documents are scanned, your fingerprints and photograph captured. After this you will be asked to wait. This will take another 20 mins (including wait and scanning)
4. Next is counter (B) where again you will be called based on token/file number. They will verify all the documents with the originals and also check the same online and confirm. Here there are two scenarios :
(i) If you are submitting a fresh application , your application is either accepted or rejected. If accepted you will be asked to take acknowledgement and proceed.
(ii) If you are submitting for renewal/change in particulars/new passport (in lieu of damaged passport), you will be asked to goto counter (C).
The entire process including wait time can be from around 45 mins to 2 hours. [Yes I am not joking.]
5. In counter C sit the final approval authority. They go through the entire application reviewing the application, documents thourougly. If satisfied, they will stamp cancelled on the old passport, return that to you and ask you to get the acknowledgement. Else they might ask you to come back the next day with sufficient proofs. The entire process would take another 30-45 mins.
6. Lastly just before exiting, you see a small window where you have to provide the file number. They will generate an acknowledgement which you have to keep yourself. The receipt with file/token number provided at point 2 has to be returned to the security before exiting.

This process is actually better ( I have seen both MG road and the earlier Koramangala process) only grouse being the wait time.

Some positives that I could see :
1. Everything is automated and less chances of errors IMO.
2. Photograph capture is computerized. No need to carry photos anymore.
3. Sufficient chairs are provided for people to sit. Also clean toilets are available inside.
4. Small shop is available inside which sells sandwiches, juice and water bottles. Slightly pricey but incase of emergency you have an option.
5. Photocopier is available inside.

Pre-police verification is not necessary but not sure how it gets decided (whether its randomly picked by computer or by the passport verification authority) . Unfortunately mine was picked for pre police verification and I had to wait for couple of weeks for that to be completed as the area police station under which I stay has a lot of backlog applications. Right now its under printing finally. But many of my colleagues got the passport within 2 days after which police verification happened.

Please note that all this is particular to Bangalore. Not sure if the process is different in other cities/states.

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My question is -
  • Can I apply for renewal in Bangalore for the passport which was issued in Chennai? I can't apply for renewel in Chennai as I am no longer staying there.
  • If No, what I should do? Applying Fresh again with Bangalore Address?
Renewal can be done in Bangalore provided you have proof of address for your stay in Bangalore. (Aadhar card, nationalized bank account statement, Postpaid or landline phone bill for atleast an year, rental agreement if its on stamp paper and notarized). One of my colleague too had her Tamil Nadu issued passport renewed in Bangalore last month and its smooth.

Edit : Saw your latest question. If you have your marriage certificate with you currently then you can go ahead and get your spouse name added in your passport. Along with that if you have a joint account in any nationalized bank with your current address you can show that as a proof as well. If you are adding your spouse name to your passport I do not think you have to provide an address proof for your wife.

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Thanks for reply,

Yes I have phone Bills and Gas connection bills. But those are on my names. How can we apply for my wife, she has no direct address proof on her name for present address ?
I'll suggest what was suggested to me:

Renew your own passport first with Bangalore address and your wife's name endorsed. It can then act as ONE proof for her application. For a second proof, if she has a bank account, get the account transferred to a local branch with updated local address, then get a running account statement endorsed by the bank (or a copy of photo-passbook, whichever is easier).

These two together are sufficient proof for her to get a passport in Bangalore itself.

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.......If you are adding your spouse name to your passport I do not think you have to provide an address proof for your wife.
While that's true on paper (the document adviser on the website says so), the Bangalore PSKs demand at least ONE extra proof independent of spouse passport.

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Renewal can be done in Bangalore provided you have proof of address for your stay in Bangalore. (Aadhar card, nationalized bank account statement, Postpaid or landline phone bill for atleast an year, rental agreement if its on stamp paper and notarized). One of my colleague too had her Tamil Nadu issued passport renewed in Bangalore last month and its smooth.

Edit : Saw your latest question. If you have your marriage certificate with you currently then you can go ahead and get your spouse name added in your passport. Along with that if you have a joint account in any nationalized bank with your current address you can show that as a proof as well. If you are adding your spouse name to your passport I do not think you have to provide an address proof for your wife.
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I'll suggest what was suggested to me:

Renew your own passport first with Bangalore address and your wife's name endorsed. It can then act as ONE proof for her application. For a second proof, if she has a bank account, get the account transferred to a local branch with updated local address, then get a running account statement endorsed by the bank (or a copy of photo-passbook, whichever is easier).

These two together are sufficient proof for her to get a passport in Bangalore itself.
Thank you both, I can pick the above options and see if that work. Primarily, I will apply for my Passport renewal first and have her name added. Probably that will take care of half of the issues.

Coming to another proof of her current address, she has nationalised bank account in Chennai which I can get it transferred here and then take a year long account statement.

Thanks again for the help.

Cheers.
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In continuation of my experiences posted from the Minors thread.

Another lousy day at the passport office. My wife's application got rejected at counter B. Why? Cause we had only 10 months of Airtel post paid bills. They were all attested though. They have kept the file and have asked to come back with a couple more bills.

The officer was also rude to my wife. They switched counters without informing my wife and then he asks her in a rather sarcastic way; Hey; are you coming or not? He asked why our marriage certificate was from Kerala? I mean, what kind of a question is this.

We were running around the entire morning to get Annexure L and an e stamp signed by a notary. Went to Mayo hall where the Notary said it will take 2 hours. He then advised us to go to a location opposite to Ulsoor police station where they issue E Stamp paper, bring that back and he will sort things out. We approached a Notary directly at Mayo. After 45 minutes of waiting at the e stamp office, the person who issues the e stamp says he is facing difficulty logging in or something. He then directed us to some place near ESI hospital in Indiranagar. It was out of some miracle we found the place. Our work was done in 30 minutes. Got the e stamp paper signed by the notary. Next was a trip to the Airtel office to get all the bills attested. After all this, we get thrown out.

It is in these situations I wished touts existed. I am willing to pay whatever just to get things done. We have wasted nearly two days and have been rejected twice. I will take some blame for the first trip. We were ill informed on the procedure on how to go about renewal for a damaged, expired passport.

Information isn't clear anywhere. I don't recall reading on the PSK website that you need to carry a years worth of address proofs.

I can't even carry my SBI account statement cause its not a joint account. Now I need to switch it to a joint account and carry a years worth of account statements.

The rent agreement I have is a copy so holds no value. My land lord has the original.

I've read almost everywhere, that today, getting a passport is an easy process. Far from it.

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I am looking for some help for passport renewal of my 6 year old Kid staying in pune. My family is in pune and for work purpose i stay out of india.

However, for passport renewal of my Son, it is mandatory that both parents should be present. (I dont want to do affidavit etc). So i am traveling just for sake of Passport Renewal.

I have gone through indian passport site. Also filled online application form. However, i am not sure what all documents are required.

Mine is case of Renewal and no other changes in passport. I want to do it under Tatkal.
Can somebody help me to understand what all documents are required for this renewal?

Do i need some Annexure I just becuase it is Taktal?
Or any additional documents to process under tatkal?

Thanks for your help.

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In continuation of my experiences posted from the Minors thread.

Another lousy day at the passport office. My wife's application got rejected at counter B. Why? Cause we had only 10 months of Airtel post paid bills. They were all attested though. They have kept the file and have asked to come back with a couple more bills.

The officer was also rude to my wife. They switched counters without informing my wife and then he asks her in a rather sarcastic way; Hey; are you coming or not? He asked why our marriage certificate was from Kerala? I mean, what kind of a question is this.

After all this, we get thrown out.



Information isn't clear anywhere. I don't recall reading on the PSK website that you need to carry a years worth of address proofs.
The only consolation I can offer is that many of us go through the ordeal that youve described. Mine was a long time ago - 2009 to be precise - at Chennai. I remember waiting in line for hours only to end up meeting a grumpy officer informing me, rather rudely, that my documentation was incomplete. This went on for days. There was no clear checklist and some of the demands seemed almost arbitrary.
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I am looking for some help for passport renewal of my 6 year old Kid staying in pune.
I did the renewals recently (1.5 years back) for my daughter and a fresh passport for my son. I do not believe both parents are required. My wife went with them. The site is pretty comprehensive now and even if you miss something, you can go back next day without an appointment to submit the missing documents. Shouldn't need to, but mentioning it anyway.
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I am applying for fresh passport for my daughter (11+ yrs old) and reissue passport for my wife (which has pre marriage name and address). Planning to do both of them together.

Right now, I have my new passport (2 months old) which has my wifes name (changed after marriage) on it.

I need help on following questions:
1. Annexure H - Do I need to just print it on plain paper? Or we need to print this on stamp paper?
2. For change in wife's name & address - Her changed name is already on my passport, and she has Aadhaar card, nationalized bank account, voter id card, driving license, pan card in her new name and current address. Photo copies of these documents are enough or we still need to produce any other documents?

Appreciate your help on these questions!
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2. For change in wife's name & address - Her changed name is already on my passport, and she has Aadhaar card, nationalized bank account, voter id card, driving license, pan card in her new name and current address. Photo copies of these documents are enough or we still need to produce any other documents?
If you want your passport number on her passport as spouse pp number then you will need I think the following:
1. If first name has changed then will need the advertisement in a paper and an affidavit.
2. If first name not changed then marriage certificate, a few wedding pictures

If you don't need your passport number on her passport, then I think it would be fairly easy and your name alone can come same as how you have her name today in your passport.
I could be wrong but I recall this was process for my mom whose 1st name was changed during the wedding ceremony. My wife's first name was retained for simplicity...
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I recently applied for my wife and kids. It was for fresh passport. I got to know that there was going to be a passport mela on the March 19th. I went online at 4:30pm the previous monday (14th March) and used 3 different computers to get appointments scheduled close to each other. The booking didn't go as I expected because the SBI gateway gave error the first time I tried. Next for another application, some other site did not work properly. Anyway, finally I did get the appoints from 4:46pm onwards. Thanks to the 3 computers, I got the booking close to each other although the delay had moved my slots to 10:00am.
Went on March 19th to the PSK, Sai Arcade. Parked the car after taking a left turn at the first cross after the PSK and going forward a little bit. the parking lot is on the left some 50-100 metres down the road. Parked the car and waited till it was 9:30 am as I had read we would not be allowed in more than half an hour before the appointment.
The appointment letter was checked by the security at the door and he told us to go to the "minor"'s counter as there were two minors along with my wife who needed the passport. We had to stay in the queue for around 30-40 minutes. For some reason, the minor's queue on that day was longer than the adult's queue. Since my wife didn't have a passport and I didn't have her name endorsed in mine, we were asked to get my wife's passport first and then later in the day we could get the kids papers in.

Unfortunately, my research on the net was inadequate and it turned out that I had missed something: The bank statement for address proof needed to be for 1 year. We had only printed out 6 months worth of statements. So off we went to the bank and got the statement printed out. Came back and used our kids' appointment to get back in. This was possible at this point since my wife now had a file number. We went and reached counter C. At this point, we are asked to meet the APO (Assistant Passport Officer) since my wife had been asked to come back on monday, not the same day with the 1 year worth of statements. The APO told us to the come back on monday as they could not permit even a single person to return the same day as they were expecting huge numbers on that day as it was a passport mela. Such a precedent could not be sustained for such a large number of applicants. We were crestfallen, but we went back. Before leaving we cross checked and learned that ideally, the bank statement would have my wife's photo on it, with a bank seal and the bank manager's signature on the photo.

We decided not to go the PSK on monday. Instead we got another statement with the photo and signature and seal from the bank. On tuesday we went in and this time we were directed to the tatkal counter by the security at the front door. Again, my wife had to get her stuff processed and "Granted" at Counter "C". Then she came back and went to the Front Desk and got tokens for the kids. We ran around a bit between the A, B and C counters but in a couple of hours everyone was "Granted" and we all went home without having experienced too much hassle.

We waited for a week and went to the police station. They wanted all the originals, copies of the originals and 2 photos. My wife had to write a self declaration for herself and for the kids. I was trying to discourage the younger one from playing in the police station during this time and do not know further details that were asked by the police officer.. Anyway, at this point, we are expecting the home visit by a constable .... Hope that happens soon. Once that is over, I will probably wait a few days and then head over the Commissioner's office at Infantry Road to nudge it forward if it hasn't moved forward by that time.
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If you want your passport number on her passport as spouse pp number then you will need I think the following:
1. If first name has changed then will need the advertisement in a paper and an affidavit.
2. If first name not changed then marriage certificate, a few wedding pictures

If you don't need your passport number on her passport, then I think it would be fairly easy and your name alone can come same as how you have her name today in your passport.
I could be wrong but I recall this was process for my mom whose 1st name was changed during the wedding ceremony. My wife's first name was retained for simplicity...
The first name is not changed. Only the surname is changed. And wife has all the documents mentioned above with new surname.
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I did the renewals recently (1.5 years back) for my daughter and a fresh passport for my son. I do not believe both parents are required. My wife went with them. The site is pretty comprehensive now and even if you miss something, you can go back next day without an appointment to submit the missing documents. Shouldn't need to, but mentioning it anyway.
Thank you for your input.

I inquired with govt officer at passport office. It is mandatory that both parents should be present for passport of kid. Atleast in pune.

Had to flew down just to be present at passport office. And had applied for Tatkal.

1. No additional document requirement since it is reissuance with no changes under tatkal.
2. They just took passports of mother and father. (First 2 and last 2 pages xerox)
3. Annex H

Did all process on 29th and received passport on 31st.

Had also enrolled for SMS services but it was waste of money as never received any correct and timely status. So i used following link which is free of cost and accurate.

http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlin...ckStatusInpNew

Please note that for Pune PSK , there is ample of paid parking - Private just beside PSK. They charge Rs 30 for a day.

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I am applying for fresh passport for my daughter (11+ yrs old) and reissue passport for my wife (which has pre marriage name and address). Planning to do both of them together.

Right now, I have my new passport (2 months old) which has my wifes name (changed after marriage) on it.

I need help on following questions:
1. Annexure H - Do I need to just print it on plain paper? Or we need to print this on stamp paper?
2. For change in wife's name & address - Her changed name is already on my passport, and she has Aadhaar card, nationalized bank account, voter id card, driving license, pan card in her new name and current address. Photo copies of these documents are enough or we still need to produce any other documents?

Appreciate your help on these questions!
You just need to print it on plain paper and sign.
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