When it comes to documents which are the most important for your identity purpose you cannot ignore passport as it serves as an identity plus when you have to travel to any part of the world plus you have to move for settling to some other country than having a passport is a must. Once your passport gets expired you need to get in renewed? So given below is the passport renewal process which you should follow.
Passport Renewal Process
∙ Register through the Online Portal for the Passport Seva Kendra.
∙ Over there Login with the details or make your account and choose the option which states Passport Renewal
∙ Fill the details asked over there and submit
∙ After that pay the amount which you have to do through Net Banking or Debit or Credit Card and then you can schedule the appointment. You can even make payment through SBI Bank Challan.
∙ Now click the Print Application Receipt to which contains Application Reference Number ARN/ Appointment Number. If you do not carry the print then also it is ok as an SMS with the appointment details will be sent to your phone. So take that along to the Passport Office.
∙ Next stage is you need to visit the Passport Office with all the original documents.
∙ Once you are done with all of it, verification by a police officer would be one by visiting your home and then you will get the passport in some days.
∙ For the people who have applied passport for minors that are less than 4 years, you should carry their recent passport size photograph with white background as it will be required over there.
∙ Within 90 days of submission of online form you need to visit the Passport office and if you don’t you will be required to fill the form again along with the fees, so be careful.
∙ For the people who cannot apply for passport by mail, they can go in person and fill.
∙ For the minor, that is who you are below 16 years need to get your guardians to document along. Even if you had a passport before then also you need to get documents about your guardian.
Things to be kept in Mind
∙ You don’t need to throw your old passport. It is important to save it and use it later.
∙ Checking of details for Passport Renewal Process is very important. You cannot just send the form which mentions wrong details as later on, it will be a problem. Open Passport Seva Website for the same.
∙ Checking of the signature is important. You need to see that your signature is right and you use them always because later on when you need to verify for some other document it should be same.
Thus passport renewal process is very important as it is not something easy, you need to do it in the right manner as it is recreating of your identity. Even the passport fee in 2018 was less so do check and then pay.