India passport application process 2017

It was year 2007. Chennai. My passport was about to expire and I had to get it renewed. So, in the month of November I started the process like everyone does – with an agent/broker. Paid money. The whole process was extremely confusing, secretive and exhausting. Standing in line for countless hours at the RPO…

Streamlined Indian passport application process

Update 25-Jul-2018 : Please read 2017 Passport Process as the below post is outdated and there have been significant improvements in passport processing.   I documented the process of applying for passport for my wife 2 years back – https://vijay-ivaturi.com/2013/08/10/india-passport-process/ Now is the turn to get my daughter’s passport reissued. Passport Seva Kendra in Bangalore (PSK2) is very…

India Passport Process

Update 25-Jul-2018 : Please read 2017 Passport Process as the below post is outdated and there have been significant improvements in passport processing. Applying for a new passport or reissue of expired passport continues to be an extremely difficult tasks for Indian citizens. There is so much secrecy and/or confusion on the documentation needed, what to…