Passport - Police verification

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#1 Dec 2nd, 2009, 15:06
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When the police do it, it goes without saying that they expect something. So, now my question - if the police call you to the station for verification, should we go or not? Is it not their responsibility to talk to my neighbors and get a confirmation of my authenticity rather than me going there?!!

I would appreciate anyone's advice on this. You may reach me on 974 1717 974 or sashi@indiracomputers.com
#2 Dec 2nd, 2009, 17:09
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They would have done talking to your neighbours and all.

Its not mandatory that you should go to police station. But its the process (Undocumented) which the police guys follow.

You can visit the station and they will ask you to get the photocopies of all the documents submitted for passport process.

You may also have to take reference letters from your two of your neighbours stating that you are staying in such such address and they know you for this period of time.

You have to go to the station inspite of they visiting you in your house. Even the female folks are asked to visit the station. But dont worry, these policemen attached to the passport office are very professional and would not persist you for money.

The normal rates are 50 Rs when your work is over. Even if you walkout, they wont say anything. I walked out without paying anything. So its upto you.

In worst case, if they ask you then you can pay them nothing more than 50Rs.
#3 Dec 2nd, 2009, 22:58
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I know nothing about police certificates, but I know all too much about Indian and other government bureaucracy.

It is you who wants the certificate, so my guess is that if they request that you visit the police station and you do not comply, your paperwork will sit forevermore with pending status, awaiting your arrival.
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#4 Dec 3rd, 2009, 12:59
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I dont want to be sharp shooter like Haylo.

What Haylo said is 100% correct. Your passport status online will show, "Police verification pending" forver.
#5 Feb 20th, 2010, 14:38
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You are all wrong. It was done my way

The police repeatedly called and I repeatedly refused to "go there" for identifying myself!! Finally they came to my residence after calling me and confirming that I will be at home. And they sent an "OK" statement the next day itself. But yes - the photo and some ID proof are needed for pasting somewhere in their records.

Please refuse to go there. Let them do it at their own pace. If we rush them, we are encouraging corruption. Let them even send a negative report. You can invoke the RTI to find why they sent a negative report. Call me for any help. My local number is 974 1717 974 and my US number is 202-241-3231

I have also raised a consumer forum plaint against the passport office to know the number of days the applicant has to wait after getting the P.Verification done. It has to be put up in their website. Also, they have to advertise teh fact that "please do not go to the police station. let them come to you" kind of statement on their website.
#6 Feb 20th, 2010, 14:44
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I don't know about other cities but in Delhi the cops never call you to the police station. The guys who do the verification are not from the local police station, they are CID employees. They turn up at your address and verify your details. They often ask you call your neighbours to talk to them and sign papers, that's it.
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Originally Posted by jyotirmoy View Post I don't know about other cities but in Delhi the cops never call you to the police station. The guys who do the verification are not from the local police station, they are CID employees. They turn up at your address and verify your details. They often ask you call your neighbours to talk to them and sign papers, that's it.
Same here, they came to my house, we had tea and biscuits. and everyone was happy.

What makes me laugh is although i was born in this town, and my family still live here and i am obviously of Indian origin the CID guys always refer to me as foreigner.I call them and he says hello foreigner.
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#8 Feb 26th, 2010, 20:34
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In Gurgaon, after several 30 day extensions due to "police verification pending", I eventually went to the police station myself with all the pieces of paper, plus signed confirmations from my neighbour and got them to do it then.

Then again, other people in Gurgaon had police visits and a very smooth visa renewal process, while my visa renewal process seems to have been an excessively difficult process, for no apparent reason.
#9 Feb 26th, 2010, 22:03
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Hi everyone, My father has been unable to get a new passport due to not having a permanent address in Gurgaon....he stays in a rented apt with my uncle. Police verification has been done twice - police said they will give a completed report but again the status shows as verification incomplete. 2 months have been wasted. His current passport expires on Seo 10, 2010. He wants to travel to USA immediately....can he travel on his current passport or is it considered cancelled because his application for the new passport is pending? Any help is much appreciated.

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#10 Aug 26th, 2011, 21:11
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Hey; is their anyone who can tell me how police verification done in Barasat, North 24 Paragaanas , West Bengal! I just applied for passport for me and my spouse. I had a very bad experience years ago, when I applied for my son. Have the things changed now or it remains or worsened with time! I find no one subscribed from West Bengal or Kolkata.
My experience was bad , as neither they asked for money nor they sent the report. It took almost a year , when I wrote ( emailed) from CM to PM or MEA officials.
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Originally Posted by arabbhat View Post Hey; is their anyone who can tell me how police verification done in Barasat, North 24 Paragaanas , West Bengal! I just applied for passport for me and my spouse. I had a very bad experience years ago, when I applied for my son. Have the things changed now or it remains or worsened with time! I find no one subscribed from West Bengal or Kolkata.
My experience was bad , as neither they asked for money nor they sent the report. It took almost a year , when I wrote ( emailed) from CM to PM or MEA officials.
i can tell you about jharkhand. Recently my son applied for passport, the police came to our house. We paid 1000/- bucks (in spite of Anna Hazare movement against corruption) and that's it.
#12 Aug 26th, 2011, 22:01
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I applied a few years ago. invited the policeman into the house, offered him a cup of tea. Didn't pay anything, though he asked. Clearly told him i don't pay. I got my passport without delay.
#13 Aug 27th, 2011, 00:21
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Police Verification for Passport

It seems in our country Police verification process is not uniform and it differs from place to place. However, I am sure that as per Police Manual there must be some written procedure laid down to be followed by the Police Department for verification of antecedent of the Applicant for Passport. Can any of our IMers, who has Police background or has fair amount of knowledge in the workings of the Police Department, through some light on this issue?

I had a known person in Police Department (who is no more now) and he told me once (1) that Police is not supposed to call any applicant for Passport to the Police Station; (2)that Verification of the antecedent must be done secretly without the knowledge of the applicant; & (3) that Police is not authorised to call for documents or photocopies of the documents from the applicant (according to him all the required documents are submitted by the applicant at the time of application in duplicate and one set of documents are forwarded by the Passport Office to the concerned Police Department while forwarding the request for verification). He also told that a few Policemen or unscrupulous fellows in the Police Department intentionally create a situation where the applicant feels that unless he or she grease the palms of the concerned Police personnel, his or her application will be turned down. Now a days, with RTI weapon in hand, it will be difficult for Police to turn down the application so easily. Yes, one more thing... Is there any stipulation of minimum days (as laid down by the Passport Office or Govt of India) within which the Police is bound the send the verification report and that if no report is forthcoming within the stipulated period, the applicant can get the Passport issued without verification or pending verification?

I am sure that there will be someone in the Forum who knows the inside of Police and Passport Department and I request them to please clarify these points for the benefit of novices like us.

Thanks & regards

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#14 Aug 27th, 2011, 06:41
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@asishdas: good points raised there. hopefully someone with close knowledge of the police process will chip in.
#15 Sep 3rd, 2011, 18:36
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How many days after police verification

I from chennai. I applied for passport renewal on Aug 12th and my police verification is over on Sep 2nd. How many days does it take after that to receive the passport? Is there any way I can speed up the process or change it into tatkaal mode now? I need to travel around Sep 20th.
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