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INDIA PASSPORT APPLICATION CENTER

APPLICANTS NAME SUBMISSION OFFICER




PASSPORT NUMBER DATE




MANDATORY DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR INDIVIDUAL APPLICANTS
Please Bring Original Document to Verify



S.NO PARTICULARS YES / NO REMARKS


COUNTER APPLICATIONS


1

Online Passport Application Form NO-1 to be filled in English

Do not download the application form .Fill the Form online Form, Save the PDF and
print.


Note:

1 Please fill up manually with black or blue pen from point No 7 to 29

2 Specimen signature on the box to be signed by client on the first page and if it is


Minor applicant can write their name or If less than 6 yrs. old allowed thumb
impression.

3 Point No 26 same as specimen signature(Client Signature)


4 Point No 29 both box signed by client
5 Paste the photographs on the application form as per the specification given on the link
6 Do not use special character eg ,=)(%&



2
It is mandatory to fill the BLS Order Form .Click Here
Note : Do not use special character eg ,-=)(%&


3
3 copies of printed and filled Nationality verification form and photographs to be paste on each form.
For SFO 2 copies of printed and filled Nationality Verification forms (Photos pasted) for all categories of
reissue of passport
http://www.passport.blsindia-usa.com/forms/SampleNationalityForm.pdf


4
Original existing passport with all previous passports if any. All old passports would be returned after re-issue
of new passport.



5
Photocopy of the first five pages and last two pages of the passport to be produced including observations.




6
Notarized Photocopy of Proof of Valid Visa on Passport/ Green Card front and back copy/ Permanent
Residency Card/ Employee Authorization Card front and back copy/ I-797 Approval Notice/ I-485 for


children, I-20 for applicants on student visa. (Note: Receipt Notice is not a valid Proof
of Visa), Some Consulates may accept Recent Interview Notice on their discretion

Note for NY Consulate:
Please provide Colored copy for / I-797 Approval Notice/ I-485 for Children.
All I-20 or F1 applicant need to provide address proof or school dorm letter.







7 Notarized Photocopy of Proof of Residence- For example Driving License/ Utility Bill

Gas/Electricity/Water/ Rental lease agreement /Home Mortgage Bill (In case of minor


proof of residence of either or both parents is accepted)



8
Photographs showing full frontal view of 2 X 2 inches size with white background only
http://www.passport.blsindia-usa.com/photo_spec.php


9 ONLY FOR HOUSTON: It is mandatory for all applicants to submit a

change in appearance affidavit along with their passport applications



10.
ONLY FOR HOUSTON and NEW YORK: It is mandatory for all applicants to provide a change in signature letter
if any.




Tatkal applications by post cannot be accepted at any BLS Application Center
If you are a Green Card Holder Please Bring Original Green Card along with you for all Application

http://passport.blsindia-usa.com/tatkal.php





ADDITIONAL DOCUMENT REQUIREMENT


If married but spouse name not endorsed in passport :


1 Notarized Photo Copy of marriage certificate


2 Notarized Photocopy of the passport of the spouse- 1st & last page only (If US Citizen

Spouse has no Passport then copy of their ID card is required)


If Passport is Lost/ Damaged/ Expired for more than 6 months:


1
Notarized Affidavit of Lost/Damaged/Passport Expired more than Six Months
http://www.passport.blsindia-usa.com/forms/AffidavitForLostDamaged.pdf

2
7 Copies of Nationality Verification form provided
Please paste the photographs on each National Verification form
3
If Passport is Lost/ Damaged/ Expired for more than 3years:An Additional Notarized-
4 Point Affidavit is required for Applicants of HOU Jurisdiction.

4
If Passport is expired for Less than 6 Months a self-explanation letter is required as to
Why the passport was not renewed?
5 Additionally If Passport is Lost/ damaged: Sr. no 26 on Pg. 2 of the Online Application Form must be notarized.
6 Additionally If Passport is Lost: Original F.I.R.(Police Report)


If Visa Status is Expired/Pending: (Applicable to NYC, HOU & SFO, Not Applicable to ATL, WAS & CHI)

For NY/SFO : Applicants with no visa status have no service.
All Pending & Approval Applicant Visa status need NO STATUS AFFIDAVIT alone with their application.
http://www.passport.blsindia-usa.com/forms/affidavitFillingInstructions.pdf

1
Notarized Affidavit of No Status with notarized photocopy of the valid Indian passport and the valid
green card of two witnesses


2 7 Copies of Nationality Verification form provided
Please paste the photographs on each National Verification form


Change of name
1
Notarized Deed poll Sworn Affidavit
http://www.passport.blsindia-usa.com/forms/DeedPoll.pdf

For NY Consulate: If passport has no surname or given Name, We need deed poll Sworn
Certificate.
Change of Name after Marriage
1
Notarized Affidavit for Change in Name after Marriage
http://www.passport.blsindia-usa.com/forms/changeOfNameWoman.pdf
ADDITION OF LAST NAME OR ANY CHANGE IN FIRST OR MIDDLE NAME -

1 The applicant is required to be advertised in two daily Newspapers; one in USA and
another in India, being circulated in the area of applicants permanent and present
residence in USA. Require original full page newspaper along with your application



2 Apply after waiting for 1 month of releasing advertisement

3 Court Order issued in India or USA for Change of Name


Change in appearance
1
Notarized Affidavit for Change in Appearance
http://www.passport.blsindia-usa.com/forms/AFFIDAVIT_CHANGE_SIGNATURE.pdf
In case applying for Children up to 18 Years of Age
If one of the parent is not been able to come with the child to submit application than a Notarized No Objection
Letter for reissue of passport of child is require.

1

Notarized Photocopies of the passport of both parents

2


Notarized Photocopies of the valid visa status of both parents


3 Notarized Change in Appearance Affidavit

http://www.passport.blsindia-usa.com/forms/AFFIDAVIT_CHANGE_SIGNATURE.pdf
4
No Objection Certificate/ Affidavit from both parents (Notarized) is
required http://www.passport.blsindia-usa.com/forms/passportForMinor.pdf
Page 3, sr n 28 of the application form should be notarized. Link to be provided.


If Parents are divorced/separated:
1 Notarized Photocopy of Court decision with custody confirmation is required
single parent affidavit for Minor Indian passport
http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/AnnexureC.pdf



2 If one of the parents is deceased a Notarized Photocopy of death certificate is required.

In Case of Applying for Minor endorsed on parents passport:
1
Notarized photocopy of the endorsement page of both parents passport along with first five and last
2 pages of the same is required


If Spouse name is to be deleted from the passport:

1
Notarized copy of Divorce Decree/ Death Certificate is required whichever is applicable



Corrections of spellings in parents name and/or Date of Birth

1
Birth certificate or School leaving certificate and passport copy having correct spelling of parents
name. Note: Some consulates may ask for the court order of the 1
St
Class Magistrate Letter


National verification form

1 For SFO : Only two National verification form are required for any categories of passport renewal.


ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS (If Applicable)



I have been informed & advised that insufficient documentation mentioned in checklist may
lead to delay in processing of application. However, I insist to proceed with my application.




Applicants or Representatives Signature.




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INDIA PASSPORT APPLICATION CENTER



The above guidelines are defined by The Embassy of India, Washington and must be strictly followed. The Embassy of India, Washington
reserves the right to ask for a Personal Interview or Additional Documents. The Embassy of India, Washington will not accept applications
which do not meet above specified guidelines.

The documents must be arranged in the order given above BLS International have no say on whether you will be granted a visa, as this is
entirely the prerogative of The Embassy of India, United States Of America.