Passport reissue experience-Hyderabad, April 2018

#1 Apr 13th, 2018, 21:59
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Posting this in case my experience is useful for others, many of whom appear to be worried about passport stuff here:

So my passport expired in October and I spent 6 mths wondering whether I should get it renewed (or, more correctly, reissued). I do not really want to travel abroad any longer, specially to some countries, and have been finding alternatives to even work related travel. On the other hand, close family lives abroad in those same countries, my kids are travelling often and so I said what the hell and decided, last Saturday, that I should renew, with change of address thrown in.

So I went online, downloaded something, filled in stuff and uploaded again, paid money, got an appointment automatically for Monday- less than 48 hours later, and panicked because I thought that did not give me enough time to get papers ready.

But I was wrong. Needed very little (old passport, e-aadhaar printout for change of address and one school leaving cert for the ECNR thing- and nothing else except self-attested photocopies of these same things)

So I went for my appointment on Monday- took my first Hyderabad Metro ride too- and panicked when I saw the token given to me at the PSK (passport office, effectively) read 307. But it was all amazingly fast and efficient and I emerged within one and a half hours, having paid an additional 45 rupees for the SMS service, which sent me a message even before I left the passport office that the passport had been approved on a 'post verification basis'. (I googled that on the metro on the way back which seemed to say no verification needed for reissue, but by then I had already got a couple of SMS' telling me that a) My passport had gone for printing and b) Mr xxx from yyy police station with mobile number zzz would verify my address within 3 weeks, else I should contact qqq).


I wondered, driving back from the metro station home, whether the passport would arrive before I did, the way things were going.

The next morning (Tuesday), I got a) a phone call from xxx asking when was I going to be at home. Not today, I said, so he said he would call again before coming home fir verification. and b) An SMS from the passport office saying my new passport had been dispatched by Speedpost with tracking number tttt.

The passport came on Thursday, less than three days after my exit from the PSK (and less than five after I first decided to renew). The cop came today, Friday, for verification.

So you can get a normal (not Tatkal) passport reissued and delivered from scratch in India in less than three days from the time you exit their office.

Maybe if you apply under Tatkal they issue the passport before your application.

What a change from the days of my first passport issue in Bombay, 1977!
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Great! and thanks for sharing a wealth of information with us!

It will be of great help to all...
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Taktal is very quick in Kerala . She had an appointment at about 10.30 and by 11am the next day she had the new passport in her hands.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post Posting this in case my experience is useful for others, many of whom appear to be worried about passport stuff here ...
Good news. And nice to see you, Captain

Yesterday, we found that my wife has to have a valid passport for me to submit as part of my pio->oci application. Hers has expired, so its renewal is a prerequisite.

Last time I looked, the on-line application looked straightforward. We just have to revisit some confusion as to whether or not, with an expired passport, she needs additional proof of birth date. Post-flood, that is a problem!
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An affidavit declaring birth date should do the work...
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Nick go to the following link (document advisor)

http://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppO...eissuePassport

and start for documents required.

There is some difference between passports expired within 3 years and beyond 3 years, if I remember. It is all very straightforward, has to be, if I understood it.

I had reapplied within three years of my passport expiry date. No birth cert etc was required, although I took a school leaving certificate for the ECNR thing, as I said.

(and oh, I got another SMS today saying the police has verified my current address and it is clear. Talk about efficient.)
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Thanks for that. Will be reading the small print again very soon.
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the police has verified my current address and it is clear.
That's a relief. No more worries about whether you actually live there or not
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post Maybe if you apply under Tatkal they issue the passport before your application.
Or maybe, if you apply in Chennai, you don't even get an appointment for nine days!

Trying to work out why...

1. They say they want affidavit B, for tatkal, but we can't find anything between a and c.

2. The fee is 3500, but the online payment taken was 1,500 --- and how to pay the rest.

Etc.
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You will have to pay remaining amount at the PSK counter.
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Thank you Prakaant.

About this Annexure E thing... is this an affidavit, ie has to be done with a lawyer, or is it enough to copy it and sign it. I notice that it is a part of the downloaded form.
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Annexure E is required to be done on plain paper. No need to engage any advocate/lawyer.

Text provided is required to be typed on plain paper, signed and submitted.
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Thanks. Always admired your contributions on this topic, and now benefiting from them .

Any idea about "B?" It comes on a little popup when taktal is selected early in the application.
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Sorry, no idea about it, as I have not gone through the process.

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