Contact for Indian Passport: Find below customer care details for Indian passport, including phone and address. You can reach the below contact for queries on new passport, status, renewal or delivery. Besides contact details the page also offers information and links on passport services.

Indian Passport Customer Care Contact
Phone: 1800-258-1800 (Toll-Free)
Email: [email protected] (the email should contain your name, dob, address, subject and description)

Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Home Affairs, North Block,
Central Secretariat, New Delhi – 110 001
Phone: 23092011, 23092161
Fax: 23093750, 23092763

Passport Complaints/Suggestions
1) Ministry of External Affairs,
Room No. 8, 1st Floor,
Patiala House Annexe, New Delhi-110001
Tel: 91-11-23384519,23384497
Email: [email protected]
To lodge your complaint online click here

2) Shri Anurag Bhushan, IFS,
Regional Passport Officer
Trikoot – 3, HUDCO Building,
Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi.
Fax: 011-26165870/ 26161783
E-mail: [email protected]

Public Grievances
Tel: 91-11-23384519, 23384497
Email:[email protected]

Indian Passport.
Indian passport can be issued from more than 35 locations across India and 160 Indian missions abroad. The three types of Indian passport are: Regular Passport, Diplomatic Passport and Official Passport. The first is for ordinary travel while the second is for Indian diplomats and third for those representing the Indian government.

How to apply?
To apply for a passport, you have to obtain an application form and along with it submit proof of residence, date of birth, change of name, documents for ECNR, expired passport, passport size photographs etc. For guidelines on how to apply click here. For the fee, a fresh passport of 10 years validity will cost Rs 1000. For duplicate passport in case it is stolen or lost, it will cost Rs 2500. And for change of name or address, it will cost Rs 1000. You can submit your application form at the passport office (click here for addresses) or at Speed Post centers (click here for the nearest location). For more details or for the checklist items click here.

Download Passport Application Form
To download an Indian passport application form online click here. The guidelines for filling the form is provided in the passport information booklet provided with the form. You will have to produce your original documents at the time of submission of the form.

Passport Delivery Period
Generally it takes about six weeks for your passport to arrive. However you can apply for a new passport under the ‘Tatkaal Scheme’ in case of emergency.

Passport Status
You can now check your passport status online. You would need to select your city and enter your reference number for the same. Click here to check your passport status right now.

Apply Passport Online
To apply for a passport online click here

This article has 473 comments

  1. Sadineni Raghavaiah Reply

    I have applied for reissue of my passport on 17-4-2018 with wrong spelling of my name as Raghaviah instead of writing correctly as Raghavaiah .Now the passport was issued with name asRaghaviah which is incorrect. Please let me know the process for getting this corrected.

  2. simran Reply

    I got my passport renewed in November 2012. At that time they took my old passport and kept it with them. Now I need the old passport for visa application at it is mandatory to have pls as well as new passport to apply for visa. Pls suggest what to do

  3. Rajni chhatwal Reply

    I need to know what is the std time of speed post as I am waiting for my passport ad the status showing dispatched 2 days before ad if I am not available there ( home)then what’s is the next process. File no. DL2070320604016

  4. Vaddrevu. Sujatha Reply

    My passport date is expired on May 2016. I wish to renewal my passport. How to apply. please send procedure.
    My passport was issued by Passport office Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. I am native of Rajahmundry.


    Dear Sir/Mam,

    My passport has been expired on 2002 which was getting from Kolkata on 1992.My permanent address in kolkata and currently I am staying in Guwahati. I want to renewal my Passport or getting a new passport. How and where I can apply for its renewal with inclusion of my Wife’s Name. Please guide.

    With Regards,
    Tapas Banerjee

  6. Laxmidhar Sahu Reply

    Dear Sir/Mam,

    My passport has been expired on 2013. Currently I am staying in Jabalpur, Madhyapradesh and working as a cental Govt Servant (under Ministry of Defence). My original passport was issued from Bhubaneswar. How and where I can apply for its renewal with inclusion of my Wife’s Name. Please guide.

    Laxmidhar Sahu

  7. UMESH Reply

    I have lost my passport. I do not know how to get a new passport. I have a photocopy of my passport that I have lost. Kindly let me know what is the procedure to apply for a new passport.


    Today only I have received my passport for which I had submitted in the passport office in 2009. Now everything was ok but unfortunately the spellings in my first name are wrong which can create a problem for me anytime as my certificates including Matriculation certificate contain different spellings.
    Please advise how to get the spellings corrected within shortest possible time since i have applied for MBBS course in a few countries for which i require the passport immediately preferably within 10 days.

  9. Ankur Reply

    My request for reissue of damaged passport was accepted on Jan 28. In my application the APO has mentioned Pre police verification required. Following this, my police verification was completed on Feb 14 but at SP office the officer in charge asked me 1000 rs as bribe, which i refused to give. Now its been so many days i am waiting for my online status to change. It still shows as pending for police verification at your respective thana under SP office. Can u suggest what needs to be done? I probably might make an official complaint on same.

  10. jayanthi Reply

    I lost my passport. I want to know how to get a new passport and how to get online copy of my passport

  11. Amrendra Singh Reply

    Applied for a fresh passport (file no. JP1060784035613) on 22/01/2013. As per the current policy, the passport should be dispatched in 3 days including the day of application submission. Please let me know how many days it may need to reach me. Online status shows that police verification is still pending. Please Help!

    I need it on urgent basis.

  12. MD ATIF SHAMIM Reply

    I want to change my photo in passport as because when i made passport i didn’t have beard and also didn’t wear cap on my head but now i have beard and wear cap(topi) on my head.
    Therefore i want to ask how can i change my photo if yes then how? and if no then why?

  13. Hem Reply

    I have submitted my Passport Application in Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand) in July 2012.
    Application No.- DDNI6353212, Police enquiry has been done, and as per the Pithoragarh office they have sent the documents to Dehradun vide File no. DDNZ440428/12, Date – 12/07/2012.

    I have not received any communication regarding the passport ever since.

    I am not able to check the status of this file ONLINE at

    I have been trying to contact at Dehradun Tele Enquiry no- 0135-2652162 for last 1 month, but phone was not picked.

  14. Richa Sharma Reply

    I & my husband applied for reissuing of passport due to endorsement of Marriage. My husband received his passport whereas mine is yet to be received . Online status says application under review at passport regional office. Kindly let me know the reason for delay as i need my passport urgently due to my official travel commitment .

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