What to Expect: Routine processing is 8 to 11 weeks and expedite processing (for an additional $60) is 5 to 7 weeks. Our processing times begin the day we receive your application at a passport agency or center, not the day you mail your application or apply for a passport at a local acceptance facility.
For NCR applicants, you should expect your passport to be released twelve (12) working days after being accommodated for processing. For applicants outside the NCR, you should expect your passport to be released twelve (12) working days after being accommodated for processing.
You must submit your completed application, including citizenship evidence, photocopy of ID, photo, and fees, in person at a passport acceptance facility. You may be eligible to apply in person at a passport agency if you are traveling soon. Please see Get My Passport Fast for more information.
If you were age 16 or older when your passport was issued, your passport is valid for 10 years. If you were under 16 when your passport was issued, your passport is valid for 5 years. The Issue Date of your passport can be found on the data page of your passport book or on the front of your passport card.
Entry into Canada: Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada carry proof of citizenship and identity. A valid U.S. passport, passport card, or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens. Children under 16 only need proof of U.S. citizenship.
Your United States passport is valid in every country on Earth with only one exception (North Korea).
Access the Online Passport Status System to check your application status. You may not be able to get a status update for 2 weeks after you apply or renew. During these weeks, your application and supporting documents are safely on their way to us.
Login to the Passport Seva Online Portal with the registered Login Id. Click "Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport" link. Fill in the required details in the form and submit. Click the "Pay and Schedule Appointment" link on the "View Saved/Submitted Applications" screen to schedule an appointment.
Complete the passport application form. Print the Passport Application Payment Advice Form. Make payment for the selected type of passport using the selected payment method. Schedule an appointment with the nearest Mission/Embassy for face-to-face interviews.
Furnishing of Aadhaar card will expedite processing of passport applications. Aadhaar letter/card or the e-Aadhaar (an electronically generated letter from the website of UIDAI), as the case may be, will be accepted as Proof of Address (POA) and Proof of Photo-Identity (POI) for availing passport related services.
PROOF OF DATE OF BIRTH
2. As per the extant statutory provisions of the Passport Rules, 1980, all the applicants born on or after 26/01/1989, in order to get a passport, had to, hitherto, mandatorily submit the Birth Certificate as the proof of Date of Birth (DOB).
A: Yes, all applicants need to carry two coloured photographs (size 4.5 x 3.5 cm) with white background. Applicants should affix photographs on the printed copy of the online filled application form.
Also known as an ePassport or a digital passport, a biometric passport has an embedded microchip that holds all your personal information. It looks just like a traditional passport but it has the international biometric symbol at the bottom of the front cover.
Fill in the passport application form, iv. Choose the mode of payment, print out the application ID with the Payment Registration Number (PRN) and go ahead and pay using the payment mode of your choice cash (over the counter), mobile money, EFT, Pay way and all types of visa cards.
For example, a Tatkaal application would be processed under post (police) verification. The print queue is also separate thus ensuring faster print of Tatkaal passports i.e. a Tatkaal passport would be dispatched within 1-3 days of applicant visiting PSK as against a Normal application which would take longer.
The first step is to register yourself on the Passport Seva Online Portal. Once you visit the website (https://portal1.passportindia.gov.in), you can find the 'New User Registration' option on the Home page. 2. Once you have registered, you will generate your login credentials.
The Passport Office will dispatch the passport to you within three days after receiving a “Recommendatory” Police Verification Report (PVR) for normal applications from the concerned police station. However, this is not applicable for applications under the tatkal scheme.
Answer: You need to call 1-877-487-2778 to possibly pay the 1 to 2 days delivery fee. Please note, however, that expedited service takes 5 to 7 weeks excluding the time it takes for the application to arrive at the processing center and for the passport to arrive at your door.
Answer: The passport number is printed on the passport's data page. You cannot find the information online. You need to request for a passport record in order to obtain the information.
The United States does not require you to have a passport. (A Consular report of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State or a Certificate of Naturalization is also acceptable.)