Passport office Bangalore comes under the direct control of Consular Passport and Visa Division under the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The passport office at Bangalore was established in the year 1978. This passport office is responsible for issuing passports for all the districts in Karnataka and the city of Bangalore. The Regional Passport Office Bangalore is situated at Koramangala in Bangalore. The passport office Bangalore works in the weekdays from 09:30 am to 10:30 pm.
The number of people applying for passports has been increasing every year for the past 20 years. Passport Office Bangalore serves as the very important centre for issuance of passports in various categories such as ordinary passport, official passport and diplomatic passport. Passports under these categories are issued to applicants depending upon their needs. Ordinary applicants are issued ordinary passport, while officials who include Government officials are issued and higher officials in the Government and Ministers are issued diplomatic passports.
Generally, ordinary passports are issued in majority of number, while official and diplomatic passports are issued very less in number. Ordinary passports are not only issued but they are also re-issued. Police Clearance Certificate and also other services are rendered at the Regional Passport Office Bangalore. Re-issue of passport includes issuing duplicate passports and / or renewing old passports. Old Passport renewal Bangalore is one of the services that Bangalore Passport Office undertakes.
After obtaining the passport application, one needs to fill in the application properly. Accurate filling of the application is very important for issuance or renewal of the passport. Applications can be rejected if the information given is not accurate. People can obtain information about filling passport application from various official sources from the passport office at Bangalore.
Passport applications need to be submitted along with supporting documents which include:
- Proof of identity: Proof of identity can be a photo ID issued by state government or central government, identity issued under employment in state government, central government or statutory organization or PSU.
- Proof of residence: Proof of residence includes a municipality issued certificate or government issued certificate.
- Passport applications require latest passport sized photographs which have to be submitted along with the application.
These are some of the most important documents that are needed to be submitted while applying for a passport. While the application for passport is being submitted, the prescribed fee must also be paid, either in cash or in the form of a demand draft.
Nowadays, as more and more people are applying for passport and the passport office is being flooded with applications, today, applying online has been one of the safest and easiest methods. Online application is best suited for passport renewal Bangalore.
After the application of passport renewal Bangalore has been submitted, one can check the status at the Bangalore Passport office official website. The status of passport application can also be checked by calling the passport office Bangalore. There are Passport Seva Kendra which provide Citizen Service Executive Support for passport applicants. The timings of Passport Seva Kendra is from 08:00 am to 10:00 pm.