Passport to Indian citizens are issued by the The Consular Passport and Visa Division of the External Affairs Ministry, Government of India. For Indian citizens, Passport is issued at 163 Indian missions abroad and on 30 passport officers located in India. If you want to apply for the Passport then you should visit the official website related to Passport at www.passport.gov.in. By visiting the Indian Passport website you can get all the information required to apply for the Passport and conditions for application form of Indian Passport. Once you are done with the Passport application and submitted the Passport application form you can regularly check the Online passport application status. To know you passport status online you will need to enter the application form number / file reference of the receipt.
APplication for Passport / How to Apply for a Passport:
To apply for a fresh Passport, re-issue of Passports/ issue of Passports in lieu of lost & damaged Passports and for miscellaneous services, one need to fill a relevant application form which can be obtained from the Official passport website at: http://india.gov.in/outerwin.php?id=http://passport.gov.in/cpv/Forms.htm or from the outlet in your city.
YOu can find the detailed information regarding the Passport application at: http://india.gov.in/outerwin.php?id=http://passport.gov.in/cpv/Instructions.htm
The carefully filled up Application Form has to be submitted, along with proof of residence, proof of date of birth, personal particulars form (if applicable), ‘No Objection Certificate’ (in case of Government of Public Sector Employees), necessary affidavits and other supporting documents at any of following locations, under the jurisdiction of which the applicant is presently residing:
Across the counter of the Passport office
At the Speed Post centers
District Passport Cells
Passport Collection Centers
For further information and details, kindly visit the central website of the Passport Office.
Important websites related to Passport Enquiry in India:
For Passport enquiry or Online application status from the following Passport offices in India can be accessed from the http://passport.nic.in/