Problem with address proof ( when applying for Passport)

#1 Jan 8th, 2014, 05:08
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Hello Guys,

I am studying in Pune Uni since last 3 years and staying in a (shared) rented apartment (where we do not have rental / lease agreement). My parents are in different city ( where I have been staying until my HSC). I also have my uncle staying in Pune.

So looking at this scenario I am wondering what sort of address proof I can use when applying for passport?

1> My current address (rented apartment) which has no rental / lease agreement?
I don't have a bank account or any mobile bills which has this address listed with my name.

2> Use my uncle's address (as proof of residence of the guardian)?
Looking at http://passport.gov.in/cpv/faq.htm
which says
"For proof of residence at your hostel/place of stay, either you should provide a letter from the Principal/Warden or proof of residence of the guardian with whom you are staying along with the guardianship affidavit. You should also provide proof of your parents address (i.e. permanent address)."


But I am not sure what that guardianship affidavit is, how and from where we can get it? What is general process for that? time required etc?

Thanks
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affidavits are in general, sworn statements, given by someone for some purpose. for it to be legally valid, it needs to be on a stamp paper of Rs 10 or Rs 20, and notarized.

find a local civil court nearest to you, and go there. there will be plenty of document writers who will do all of it in one place, for a sum of money.

in you specific case, the document should contain your uncle's name, ful address, and a statement saying that he is the local legal guardian for you, for the period of your education, and will take care of all needs, as and when they arise.

if possible, take your uncle along, as you and your uncle have to sign on the document. the notary will then fix his/her stamp and signature on the document.

take a few copies, and with your passport application, include your uncle's proof of address [same document list mentioned in the passport form], your college id card or principal statement, then your parent's address [as your permanent address, along with their id proof, and a proof of relationship, which means, some document that contains both your name and one of your parent's name whose documents you are attaching to your application].

if you have a bank passbook with your local pune address, and have been operating it for the past one year, all this is not required. just that bank passbook is enough for a normal application. they now have a list of bank names, so nothing out of that list will do. the account needs to be operative, meaning, you had to be doing normal transactions with it for the past one year.

This should take care of the basic id proof requirements.

and if you need a birth certificate, you will need that attached as well.

then come your educational qualifications [last completed degree or whatever]. that takes care of the ECNR stamp.
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Your current (shared) rented apartment is your address for passport. Anything else will only complicate things. Get your landlord to give a letter along with a Electricity bill for the rented place confirming you as tenant or a letter from your college confirming your address.
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Thanks guys.
What if I transfer my existing bank account (which is active from last few years) from my parent's city to Pune branch? Will it count?
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it is not enough that the bank account be operative for the past year, it is also important that the address be the same for the past year.

i think you are misunderstanding the concept of address proof. they need you to provide evidence that you have been in one place for the past year, or places where you have been for the past year.

while previous addressess might not be that important in documentary sense, the current address is. your documents are supposed to move with you, so moving them now, while claiming to be living for the past x months is not giong to work out.

there is a post somewhere on this forum about how to work around this problem, but that is not kosher solution.
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Originally Posted by narendra.d View Post Your current (shared) rented apartment is your address for passport. Anything else will only complicate things. Get your landlord to give a letter along with a Electricity bill for the rented place confirming you as tenant or a letter from your college confirming your address.
Thanks Narendra.
I am just worried if they will accept a simple letter from landlord? I am do you know if anybody has done this? Exactly what things we can get from landlord in written? In worst case what happens if they ask me more ..additional evidence? As I don't have any bank account with this address or any mobile bills etc.

Appreciate your further help guys.
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A rent agreement and a utility bill in his name and your current address or a letter and a utility bill
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Thanks Narendra.

>> A rent agreement and a utility bill in his name and your current address or a letter and a utility bill
I am still bit confused by your response. Please help me to understand it

My problem is my current address (rented apartment) has no rental / lease agreement.
So what type of documents should I get from my landlord?
will those details be on simple paper dated - signed by him? I am worried and wondering that paper will be acceptable by passport office people?

Appreciate further help guys.
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As a tenant, you should be able to get a rent agreement if you already do not have one. A utility bill is to confirm that the person is the actual owner. If a rent agreement is not viable, the landlord should atleast give a letter along with a utility bill.
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Thanks again

Re If a rent agreement is not viable, the landlord should atleast give a letter along with a utility bill.

I am wondering if this letter should be on just normal paper and signed by landlord? wondering if its acceptable? Anyone used this approach?
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Normal paper is fine. Of course, should be signed by landlord. Some RPO's accept this, some don't.
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You may ask your house owner to enter into a rent-agreement with a mention of period since you are residing there and ask him to give you a copy of electricity or BSNL telephone bill. These two documents will work.
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I have one problem. Myapartment owner haven't changed name on electricity meter when he purchased the flat. Is there any alternative for this?
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Problem with address proof

Hello, I have applied online for passport...and I have given address of my home where I reside, but actually that home is on my uncle's name. and I have my bank passbook with this address. So what other documents should I provide along with this ....I mean any type of bond or any other.. Please do reply..thank you in advance
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The electricity bill of the house (one year old and current) will be sufficient along with copy of passbook from nationalized bank. They may also ask a letter from your uncle.

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