Getting passport nowadays is not as hectic as it used to be. The process of passport application has been digitized which is handed over to TCS by Ministry of External Affairs, GOI.
In order to apply for a fresh passport you will need to book an appointment at Passport Seva Kendra falling in your juridiction, online by visiting Passport India website. Or you can physically submit application at Disctrict Passport Cell.
Visit PSK with your supporting document as per the appointment scheduled.
For proof of DOB:
- Birth certifiacte issued by a Muncipal Authority or any office authorized to issue Birth and Death Certificate by the Registrar of Births and Deaths ( mandatory if your DOB if after 26/1/1989), or
- Class 10th Marksheet
For proof of Address:
- Water / telephone(landline or postpaid) / electricity bill -- 2 bills required for any of these (one of current year and one of previous year)
- 1 year bank bank statement / passbook of running bank account.
- Proof of Gas connection
- Voter ID card
- Certificate from employer of reputed copanies on letter head ( only public limited companies)
You can upload your scanned copy of supporting documents while scheduling and appointment or can submit the same when you visit PSK and you don't need to carry photo with you to PSK. They will click your photo there itself ( ofcourse without any cost)
Now what if you have just joined a company , you dont have any stay proof and you want to apply for fresh passport ?
In this case a company letter metioning your place of residense with company photo I Card and the Bank Passbook/ Electricity bill / Telephone bill or lease agreement indicating your proof of residence should be enclosed.
If you are a student studying away from your native place you will need a bonafide student letter from your college and from your Hostel warden. Or a lease deed if you are living somewhere else.