Delhi is the national capital and is one of the largest metropolises, located in the banks of River Yamuna. In fact it is one of major political, cultural and commercial hub. During your trip to Delhi you can drop in at different places of tourist attractions, during your trip to the country. You can drop in at Delhi either by air or by rail. You can also drop in at various other destinations from Delhi, including foreign locations. If you wish to travel to foreign locations, then you need to have a valid passport. You can get your passport from Delhi passport Office. The entire process of issuing passport is controlled by the Ministry of External Affairs, in Delhi. A brief overview regarding the ways of issuing passport from Delhi passport office is mentioned below.
If you wish to make a new passport or if you want to reissue your existing passport you have to use for number 1. This form is used by all applicants, which includes new applicants, those who want to get a duplicate passport as the existing one is damaged, lost or some pages have been damaged. If you wish to make a passport for a minor, i.e. for those who have yet not attained 18 years of age, then also you have to use the same form.
Types of Passport
By filling up form 1, you can avail the following passport from Delhi Passport Office:
- New Passport
- Replacement of damaged Passport
- Reissue of Passport
- New Passport in exchange of lost passport
History Of Delhi Passport Office
Delhi Passport Office is one of the regional passport offices out of the five passport offices, which is located in India. It was built in 1954 and is located at Bhikaji Cama Place. This office provides passport to the residents of Sonepat, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jajjar, Rewari and many other places. This office remains open everyday from Monday to Friday and is closed on all public and state holidays. It remains open up to 6 pm, in the evening.
Process of Availing the Passport
If you wish to avail your passport from Delhi Passport Office, at first you have to get hold of the application form, from the concerned person. You can get hold of that form, either by dropping in at the city office or from the District Passport Centers, Passport Application Collection Centers or by speed post. If you wish, you can also opt for online registration, which is pretty fast and is hassle free. The online facility for registration is done in order to avoid the rush and also for the convenience of the people.
Apart from Delhi Passport office, you can avail the forms from few other cities. If you are in a real hurry of issuing your passport, then you can apply for your passport at Tatkaal, which is a faster way of getting your passport. While applying in tatkaal, you can get your passport within 15 days, whereas if you apply normally, then it will take more time. People generally apply for their passports in tatkaal, when they are in urgent need of their passport.
Documents to Submit
When you apply your passport, you have to submit some documents along with your passport. Even if you apply in Tatkaal, then also you need to provide the same documents. Given below are the names of documents you need to submit:
- Adress Proof (in case of fresh passport)
- Certificate from Current Employer
- Proof of Date of Birth
- Marital Status
- Parents’ Passport copy for minors
Even though you need to provide the attested documents, you need to carry your originals when you submit your form at the Delhi Passport Office. It is better to opt for online submission of your application form, if you wish to avoid the rush and the queue.