Get Passport within a Week with Just Four Documents
Here is good news for who are applying for Passport. Now the Indian government has made major changes which will fast the process for first time passport applicants and make it easier to get an appointment at the local passport seva Kendra.
Indian citizens will be get a new passport under the normal class within a week if their passport applications are joined by three documents – duplicates of Aadhaar card, electoral photograph identity card (EPIC) and PAN card – other than an affidavit in the format of Annexure-I (presentation of citizenship, family information elements and no criminal record).
The documents include:
1. Copies of Aadhaar card
2. Electoral photo identity card (EPIC)
3. PAN card
4. An affidavit in the format of Annexure-I (declaration of citizenship, family details and no criminal record).
Passport with Aadhar Card, PAN and EPIC in a Week :
Till the procedure would take a month with the police verification, that consumes a lot of time. Police verification of such applicants will be conducted after the passport is issued. There will be no extra charge for the service. The process is subject to online verification of the Aadhaar number while processing and an approval from the granting officer.
In addition to PAN and EPIC cards may also be validated, if required, through respective databases in real time, before the application is approved. The passports may be impounded and revoked later, if an adverse police reports.
The idea of the improve is to ease up the process without compromising on security, the system is lined with the Aadhaar date base which helps conduct real time verification of the applicant while she/ he is still at the passport seva Kendra.
This change as an applicant friendly initiative, previously Tatkal applicants use to get the passport in a week. Now the normal category applicants can also get the passport in a week. This will be a smooth process if the applicants able to furnish the valid Aadhaar Card, PAN and EPIC documents.