A passport is essential for those who are travelling to foreign countries from India. This is indeed a legal document which is necessary for those who are travelling out of the country and coming back to home country. Without a passport, you cannot get visa to the country where you want to go. It is a proof that you are an Indian resident. Your passport carries your details along with your photo and hence it is considered as a photo identity as well. Applying for passport is indeed a complex process. Well, you can apply passport initially by filling the application form and submitting it to the local passport office. On the other hand, you can also apply online and print the form and submit it to the office.
In order to apply for passport, you need to provide your address proof like ration card or voters id or driving license, etc. and a photo proof like a PAN card or bank passbook or voters id, etc. Also you should attach an age proof like birth certificate or transfer certificate or related documents. All these proof documents need to be attached with the passport application. Once your application got verified, a police enquiry will be done to confirm that your residence as well as personal identification. Your identity documents have to approved by you, and also by your neighbours or relatives during the police verification process. In case of delay in police verification, you can contact passport office. However, you want to get passport in Tatkal method, you have to pay more. Tatkal passport method is applicable for emergency like death of a relative, serious illness, etc for a short validity. Once all the formalities are complete and submitted, the passport will be sent to your address through registered post.