Step 3: Alternative (METHOD) 2 – Online Form

 

This is a detailed Guide for the Online form of Passport Application (Alternative 2 on passportindia.gov.in, every step has explanation and screenshot so that each and every one can fill this form on their own, for FREE, without paying unnecessary fees to agent.

 

Jump to: Steps 3.1 to 3.10  Steps 3.11 to 3.20 Steps 3.21 to 3.30 Steps 3.31 to 3.40 Steps 3.41 to 3.50 Steps 3.51 to 3.56

 

Step 3.1:

After logging into your account, Click on “Click here to fill the application form online” as shown in the picture below.

 

PLEASE NOTE: You need to be connected to the Internet while filling this form, if you don’t have proper net access or you have a slow internet connection, it is advised to use Alternative (Method) 1 instead.

Online User Registration for Indian Passport Application – Begin Alternative 2

Step 3.2:

Applying for: Select Fresh Passport, if you are applying for the first time, else select Re-issue of Passport.

Note: If you have ever held a passport in the past, no matter how much long back or at what age, you have to choose the Re-Issue category only.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application – Alternative 2 – Passport Type Applying for

Step 3.3:

Type of Application: Select Normal for normal application or Tatkaal if your application is urgent.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application – Alternative 2 – Type of Application – Normal

Please Note:

If you select Tatkaal, you need to pay an additional fee of ₹2,000, apart from the normal passport application processing fee (usually ₹1,500, making your total fee ₹3,500). Thus, only select Tatkaal if you really need the passport within a week.

Also Note: According to new rule, you don’t need to supply any proof of urgency for Tatkaal anymore, hence, it’s easier to apply in Tatkaal now.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Type of Application - Tatkaal

Step 3.4:

Type of Passport Booklet: If you are a frequent traveler and need more visa pages, select the 60 Pages option, else select 36 Pages for normal travelers. Click here to see detailed explanation.

Note: If you select 60 Pages, you need to pay an additional fee of ₹500.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Type of Passport Booklet

Step 3.5:

Click on Next, but Please make sure that you chose the right options on this page, because if you have ever held an Indian Passport in the past, no matter how much long back or at what age, you have to choose the Re-Issue category only.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Type of Passport Next

Step 3.6:

Given Name: Enter your given name (first name + middle name). You can only enter up to 45 characters.

PLEASE NOTE: Initials and honorifics (e.g. Dr., Col., Mrs., Smt., etc.) are NOT allowed.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Given Name

Step 3.7:

Surname: Enter your surname (also known as Last Name). You can only enter up to 45 characters.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Surname

Step 3.8:

Have you ever been known by other names (aliases)?

Select Yes, if you have ever been known by any other name(s), else select No.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Aliases

Step 3.9:

Have you ever changed your name?

Select Yes, if you have ever changed your name. Even if you have marginally changed your name or have changed your name/ surname after marriage select Yes, else select No.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Changed Your Name

Step 3.10:

Date of Birth: Enter your date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY i.e. Date/Month?Year) as mentioned in the birth certificate issued by Municipal/ Government authorities. You may select date from the calendar.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Date of Birth

Step 3.11:

Is your Place of Birth out of India?

Choose No if you were born in India

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Place of Birth out of India

Step 3.12:

Place of Birth (Village/Town/City): Enter place of your birth. Just Enter the name of the City, Town or Village, not the full address or the locality.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Place of Birth

Step 3.13:

State / UT (If born in India): If you were born in India, please select the state/union territory where you were born.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - State

Step 3.14:

District (If born in India) If you were born in India, please enter the district where you were born.

PLEASE NOTE: If you were not born in India, please enter the country where you were born. If born before 15/08/1947 in a place now in Pakistan or Bangladesh, enter “Undivided India”.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - District

Step 3.15:

Gender: Select Male, Female or Transgender to indicate your gender.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Gender

Step 3.16:

Marital Status: Select one of the options to indicate your marital status Note: If you are legally separated from your spouse, select Divorced. If you are living separately from your spouse, but are not legally separated, select Separated.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Marital Status

Step 3.17:

Citizenship of India by: Select one option to indicate the kind of your citizenship.

Birth: If you are a citizen of India by birth (born to Indian parents).

Registration/Naturalization: If you have been granted citizenship by the Ministry of Home Affairs in India.

Descent: If you were born abroad to Indian parents and returned to India long back.

 

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Citizenship of India

Step 3.18:

PAN (if available): Enter your income tax Permanent Account Number (PAN), if any. Filling PAN isn’t compulsory.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - PAN

Step 3.19:

Voter ID (if available): Enter your voter identification number, if any. Filling Voter ID isn’t compulsory.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Voter Id

Step 3.20:

Employment Type: Select one of the options to indicate the type of your employment.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Employment Type

Step 3.21:

Is either of your parent (in case of minor)/spouse, a government servant?

Select ‘Yes’, if either of your parent (in case of minor)/spouse is a government servant, else select ‘No’.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Parent Government Servant

Step 3.22:

Educational qualification: Select an option to indicate your educational qualification.

 

PLEASE NOTE: You can’t enter a qualification which you haven’t completed yet. For eg. You have appeared for your 10th Exam but haven’t received the result yet, then you will have to choose “Between 6th and 9th Standard”, as you will not have the 10th Pass Marksheet or Certificate to show to the Passport Officer and submit an attested copy of.

But if you are in such a situation, it is better to wait till you receive proof of 10th Pass as anyone choosing “5th Pass or Less” or “Between 6th and 9th Standard”  gets an ECR (Emmigration Check Required) Stamp on their passport.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Educational Qualification

Step 3.23:

Is applicant eligible for Non-ECR category?

Select Yes, if you are eligible for Emigration Check Not Required (ECNR), else select No.

Click here to know more about Non-ECR

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Non-ECR category

Step 3.24:

Visible distinguishing mark: Enter any visible distinguishing mark on your body.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Visible distinguishing mark

Step 3.25:

Aadhaar Number (if available): Enter your Aadhar Card Number, if available. This is not compulsory.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Aadhaar Number

Step 3.26:

Click on the blue box that says “Save My Details”, then click on “Next” to continue.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Save Details

Step 3.27:

Father’s Given Name: Enter your father’s given name (first name + middle name). You can enter up to 45 characters. Initials and honorifics (e.g. Dr., Col., etc.) are not allowed.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Father's Given Name

Step 3.28:

Surname: Enter your father’s surname. You can enter up to 45 characters.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Surname

Step 3.29:

Mother’s Given Name: Enter your mother’s given name (first name + middle name). You can enter up to 45 characters. Initials and honorifics (e.g. Dr., Col., etc.) are not allowed.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application – Alternative 2 – Mother’s Given Name

Step 3.30:

Surname: Enter your mother’s surname. You can enter up to 45 characters.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Mother's Surname

Step 3.31:

Click on Save my Details and Next.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Save Details

Step 3.32:

Is your present address out of India?

Select Yes, if your present address is outside India, else select No.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Present Address
Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Residing Since Birth
Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Residing Since 2013
Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - House No. and Street Name
Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Town,State,District
Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Police Station
Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - PIN Code
Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - E-mail Id
Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Permanent Address - Yes
Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Permanent Address - No

Step 3.33:

Residing Since (Month-YYYY)

If you are staying at the present address since your birth, enter your birth month and year in this field.

If you are not staying at the present address since your birth, enter the month and year from the day you are residing at that place in this field.

Step 3.34:

House No. and Street Name

Enter your present address with your flat number or bungalow number with street name.

Step 3.35:

Village/Town/City: Enter name of Village/Town/City of your present address.

State/UT: Select name of the state or union territory in which your Village/Town/City is located.

District: Select name of the district in which your Village/Town/City is located.

Step 3.36:

Police Station: Select name of the police station under jurisdiction of which your present address is located.

Step 3.37:

PIN Code: Enter the PIN code of your present address.

Step 3.38:

Mobile Number: Please enter a valid Mobile Number containing: minimum 10 digits (first digit and all digits must not be 0), 11 digits (first digit must be 0 and second digit must not be 0), or maximum 12 digits (first two digits must be 91).

Telephone Number: Enter landline telephone number, including country and area code, on which you can be contacted. (This field is not )

Step 3.39:

E-mail Id: Enter email ID at which messages can be sent to you.

Step 3.40:

Is your permanent address same as present address?

Select Yes, if your current address and permanent address are same, else select No.

Step 3.41:

Click on Save my Details and Next.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Save and Next

Step 3.42:

Name and Address: Enter name and address of the person who can be contacted in the event of an emergency.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application – Alternative 2 – Emergency Contact – Name and Address

Step 3.43:

Mobile Number: Enter mobile number of the person who can be contacted in the event of an emergency.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Emergency Contact - Mobile Number

Step 3.44:

Telephone Number: Enter landline telephone number of the person who can be contacted in the event of an emergency.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Emergency Contact - Telephone Number

Step 3.45:

E-mail Id: Enter an email address at which email messages can be sent in the event of an emergency.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Emergency Contact - E-mail Id

Step 3.46:

Click on Save my Details and Next.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Emergency Contact - Save and Next

Step 3.47:

First Reference Name and Address: Enter name and address of the person who can be contacted while carrying out police verification.

Mobile Number: Enter mobile number of the person who can be contacted while carrying out police verification.

Telephone Number: Enter landline telephone number of the person who can be contacted while carrying out police verification.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is advised that the References should be of people living in the same area as you and their address falls under the same Police Station as yours. There have been cases in the past where Passport Applications were rejected due to the reference person’s address being under a different police station than the applicant’s.

 

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - First Reference

Step 3.48:

Second Reference Name and Address: Enter name and address of another person who can be contacted while carrying out police verification.

Mobile Number: Enter mobile number of the second reference who can be contacted while carrying out police verification.

Telephone Number:  Enter landline telephone number of the second reference who can be contacted while carrying out police verification.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Second Reference

Step 3.49:

Click on Save my Details and Next.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Save and Next

Step 3.50:

Have you ever held/hold any diplomatic/official passport?

The Answer to this question is “No” for most people, as Diplomatic and Official Passports are only given to Govt. Officers who are travelling abroad for fulfilling their duties, like working in Embassy or some other training. But if you have been given a Diplomatic or Official Passport in the past, please select “Yes”.

Click here for detailed explanation.

 

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Previous Passport Hold or Held

Step 3.51:

Have you ever applied for passport, but not issued?

The answer is “No” for most people. This usually happens when you apply for a passport and police verification fails to confirm your address and thus their passport application is rejected, so when reapplying, they have to choose “Yes” and provide their old Passport Application File

Step 3.52:

Click on Save my Details and Next.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Previous Passport - Save and Next

Step 3.53:

This Page asks questions related to applicant’s history with the police and judiciary of India. All the questions have explanations written below them, the answer is “No” to all questions for most people, but if your answer is “Yes” for any of the questions, please be honest and tick “Yes” as that will improve your chances of getting a passport.

Then click on “Save My Details” and “Next”.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 -Other Details

Step 3.54:

Passport Details Verification

Please triple-check all the details on this page, as this is exactly how it is going to appear in your Passport. If everything looks correct, then Click on “Next”, otherwise click on “Prev” to go back and edit your details.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Even if you submit the application with some mistakes, you can always tell person at the counter on the day of your appointment about the corrections, that’s the last chance of change though, so please be very careful with all the details and spellings.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Passport Details Verification

Step 3.55:

Please read the Self Declaration very carefully then fill in the Place and Date and tick “I Agree”.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Self Declaration Agreement

Step 3.56

If you wish to receive SMS updates of your Passport Application, you can tick on “Yes, I wish to enrol the ‘Passport Seva SMS Services'”.

 

PLEASE NOTE: You will have to pay ₹35 in cash when you will go to submit your passport application at the PSK (Passport Seva Kendra).

If you chose to enroll, enter “91” followed by your 10-digit mobile number on which you wish to receive SMS updates.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - SMS Services Enrolment

Step 3.57:

In this step you have to choose whether you want the Passport Dept. to share  your details (name, contact details, gender and application type) with Thomas Cook and Chola-MS. If you choose YES, they will contact you for giving you travel deals on Holidays, Foreign Exchange, Flights, Hotels and Travel Insurance. This maybe good for most people but people who don’t like to be disturbed by calls of telemarketers should choose “NO” for both the options.

Online Form Filling of Passport Application - Alternative 2 - Submit Form

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