Recently, the Ministry of External Affairs declared new rules for applying for a passport. And here we have rounded up some of the major changes that these new rules have bought in.


As per old rules, submission of a birth certificate was compulsory for all applicants born on or after 26th January 1989. But the new rules have bought in some relaxation in this regards. Now, any of the following documents containing the Date of Birth (DOB) of the applicant will suffice:

  • Birth Certificate (BC) issued by the Registrar of births and deaths or the Municipal Corporation or any other approved authority to register the birth of a child born in India
  • Transfer/school leaving/matriculation certificate issued by the school last attended/recognized educational board
  • PAN card
  • Aadhar card/E-aadhar
  • The copy of the service record of the applicant’s (of govt. servants) or the pay pension order (of retired govt. employees), duly attested/in-charge of the administration of the concerned ministry/certified by the officer/ department of the applicant
  • Driving license
  • Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India
  • A copy of policy bond issued by the public life insurance companies


In a welcome move, the new passport rules has done away with the mandate requiring names of both parents at the time of application. An applicant now only needs to provide the name of either one of the parents or the legal guardian. This makes it easier for children with single parents or orphans to apply for a passport. For spiritually oriented people like Sadhus/Sanyasis, there have provisions made for them to mention the name of their spiritual leader in place of their biological parents.


The total number of annexes has been reduced from 15 to 9. Annexes A, C, D, E, J, and K have been eliminated and some of them have also been merged. Lesser annexes means less worry for people to collate documentation.


While all annexes needed attestation from a Notary/Executive Magistrate/First Class Judicial Magistrate previously, henceforth all these annexes can now be in the form of a self-declaration from the applicant on plain paper. This means no running around for attestation that one had to do previously.


The need for a marriage certificate has been discontinued (along with annexure K). Also, in case of a divorce the applicant will not be required to provide the name of their spouse. This is another interesting change that has been made taking into consideration changing societal norms.


In case of urgent passports, if a government employee is not able to procure the NOC (no objection certificate) or identity certificate from their employer’s side, they can submit a self-declaration stating that they have given a prior intimation letter to their employer informing that they are applying for an ordinary passport to a passport issuing authority.

To view the press release from the Ministry of External Affairs with regards to the new passport rules, you can visit their website to gain detailed information.

Overall, this move is set to make the application process easier and hassle-free for everyone. A welcome move, we say!

So don’t use your lack of passport as an excuse not to travel anymore. Apply for one now, and get going. Don’t forget to visit our website to get insured before you leave on your next adventure!


    1. Aap online form bharo phir aap ka pass wala passport office aap online chhun shakte no or fees 1500 hota hai mai 15 din ho gya passport banwaye hue

    2. Tourists and persons with foreign connections who are urgently required to travel abroad have been lavishly in benefit with the new passport rules. well done keeping with the words, by the Ministry concerned and the Government to make changes hassle free to the public.

    3. पासपोर्ट बनाने के लिएआपको अपने नजदीकी pso में जाना होगा इसकी जानकारी साइट पर दी गयी है
      और पासपोर्ट बनवाने का साधारण फीस 1500 रुपये मात्र है और ये ऑनलाइन जमा होती है

    4. Online apply kr skte h 1600 fees h uske bad verification k liye near passport office or uske bad police verification 20 din ka process h

    5. Sir firstly u go online through passportonline. Com fill the form online get appointment for verification of original documents then follow as per instructions of that office

    6. kindly cont nearest Comman Service Centre all required Doc & Fee is 1000 (Minor) 1500 (Normal) 36 Page
      4500 Rupees Tatkal Passport Fee

    7. Apke area k pass passport seva kendra hai waha pe jao usse pehle online application bharo … Sari details apko waha mil jaigi

    8. अमित जी ,ऑनलाइन लेकर एप्पलीकेशन डाल दे इन दलालों के चक्कर मे न पड़ें…!! अब बहुत आसान हो गया है ।जैसे ही आप ऑनलाइन अप्लाई करेगे काम शुरू जाएगा ।केवल पुलिस वेरिफिकेशन करने कोई सिपाही आपके घर जाएगा उसी को कुछ समझना होगा बस ….क्योकि यह विभाग सुधरने वाला नही… पर ज्यादा नही लगेगा ।

    9. Phle bhai tumhe online appointment leni hogi phir Jo apke ghr se sbse pass passport office pdta h Vo dalna hoga. phir appointment Ki date ko vhan Jana hoga vhan Saare document dekhe jayenge .phir uske baad police verification hogi okk


    11. Aapko Kahin bhi Jaane ki jaroorat nahi, Passport, PAN, Aadhar Card correction . Ye sab online apply hote hai.
      aap sirf apne computer se hi sab kaam karsakto ho.

  1. Creating sir
    This is changing passport rules is very easy I am happy to this new rules so kindy me send new fee and apply online method in our mobile no. and verification is own mobile no. Thanks sir
    Madan Singh

  2. pr online apply krna padega…aur online fee jma hogi 1500Rs..phir apne najdiki passport office ki appointment book krke wnha us time pr apna supporting document lekar jana padega

  3. Mere Passport 2020 me expired ho Ra, so renewal krwana hai passport ko….or address V update krwana hai…so kaise ho skta hai ye simple way me…or Kitna charges lg skta hai…plz guide

  4. My 10th mark sheet is deposited in my college and i am back to my home for winter break.My father is insisting for passport but i don’t have my 10th and 12th mark sheet with me. Now my question is…with the updated it possible that only with adhaar card can i apply.If no…can anyone help me with the exact number of details i’ll be needing to apply.

  5. Is there any amendment on police verification??
    Because on the case of police verification they demand lots of money as bribe for clearance.(not every Police Station, but most of the police station).

  6. Government is now very fast servings this facility.
    But why don’t Government follow about police verification???
    They are rubish ..bull shittt demanding money for complete papers. Why government give them a good salary when they are earn from every passport applicants.
    Sale chor hai sab…insabko lath marke naukri se nikal q nehideta… jo government se salary v leta hai or veek v mangte hai…
    Ap na doge to apki pepars pending kardeta hai sale kamine log.

  7. There is a slight mistake in my passport, like this.
    Name of Applicant : Suresh Joshi
    Father’s Name : Suresh Haribhau Joshi
    Mother’s Name :Yamuna Haribhau Joshi
    But it should be (correct)
    Name of Applicant : Suresh Joshi
    Father’s Name : Haribhau Joshi
    Mother’s Name :Yamuna Haribhau Joshi
    यह चल सकता है क्या,पिताजी के नामके पहले सुरेश हुआ है, जोकी सिर्फ हरिभाऊ जोशी होना था मगर माताजी यमुना के आगे मेरे पिताजी हरिभाऊ नाम सही लिखा है ? मान्यवर मुझे मार्गदर्शन कृपया करें !

  8. I already obtained India Passport in the year of 2014 and also visited Thailand with the same. But it’s become easier to obtain India Passport.. Many many thanks to Honourable Sushma Swaraji ji Modiji too.

  9. I am Selvam. I am originally from Tamilnadu. At present I am working in Nepal. My passport is expired last month. I am looking to renew ithe by this month. Except insurance and for birth certificate in am having my 10th stand arduous. If i wish to renew my passport what would I have to do or bring with me.



  10. Excellent, Hi, I am Surya Srekanth, I am studying Diploma in Textile Technology, Coimbatore PSG Polytechnic. I want to know, can I go abroad my higher studies and how I apply Passport because now I am 17 years old, please suggest me.

  11. excellent rules even i felt some problem i am having passport issued from Jalandhar / Punjab at that time i was in government service now i have been shifted to Patiala after retirement ,
    now i want to change my address on passport i contacted passport office newly opened at Patiala Punjab
    They have suggested me to come through web site , it is difficult to become conversant as Senior citizen .
    secondly my passport is expiring on 15 th Jan / 2020 now verbally told to me apply for fresh Passport thirdly next available date is almost waiting more than 69 days
    may kindly suggest me the way out being Senior citizen my family settled abroad / NRI

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