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Looking for a passport agency near me, MeraLegal is a reputed passport agency for passport services near you. MeraLegal is one of its kind of passport agency offering all types of passport services across India.


Passport Seva online is one of the best services of MeraLegal. It helps you in all types of passport application online, such as new passport, passport renewal, Tatkal passport, re-issue of passport. Passport is a vital travel document required for Indians to travel to foreign countries. Passport in India is issued by the Ministry of External Affairs to the Indian citizens. Nowadays, the passport application process is online. In this article, we will explain the passport application process, how to apply for passport, passport documents required, passport fees, passport office address, etc.

The person who is applying for a passport for the first time needs to apply for a new passport. The validity of the passport is 10 years in the case of an adult and 5 years in the case of a minor. After the expiry of the passport, one can apply for renewal of the passport.

Passport Application Process

Depending on the urgency, the passport has two types of the application process

  • Normal Passport

    If you are not in urgency, you can apply under the normal passport category. It takes approx 25- 30 days to get a passport under the normal passport category.

  • Tatkal Passport

    In case you are in urgency and you need a passport immediately, application for passport should be applied under tatkal process passport. It takes 3-4 days to get a passport under this scheme.

How to Apply for Passport with MeraLegal?

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MeraLegal.Com provides a seamless end to end support to the customers, right from right documentation, passport application, getting a comfortable time slot, tracking the passport status, and updating the customers proactively about the progress.

Passport Application Documents

Adult Passport

Following are the documents required for a passport :

  • Proof Of Present Address
  • Proof Of Date Of Birth
  • Documentary proof for anyone of the Non-ECR categories
Residence Proof :

Following are the documents acceptable as proof of residence for passport

  • Water Bill
  • Telephone (landline or postpaid mobile bill)
  • Electricity bill
  • One year statement (with transactions)/ Passbook of running bank account (Public Sector Banks only)
  • Election Commission Photo ID card
  • Income Tax Assessment Order
  • Proof of Gas Connection
  • Certificate from Employer of reputed companies on letterhead
  • Applicant's current and valid ration card
  • Spouse's passport copy (First and last page including family details), (provided the applicant's present address matches the address mentioned in the spouse's passport)
  • Normal or Registered Rent Agreement (for a period of more than one year)
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Parent's passport copy, in case of minors(First and last page)
Date of Birth Proof :

Following are the documents acceptable as proof of date of birth :

  • Birth Certificate
  • Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate
  • Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar
  • PAN Card
  • Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations
  • Copy of an extract of the service record of the applicant (only in respect of Government servants) or the Pay Pension Order (in respect of retired Government Servants), duly attested/certified by the officer/in-charge of the Administration of the concerned Ministry/Department of the applicant
  • Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India
  • Driving License

A declaration was given by the Head of the Orphanage/Child Care Home on their official letterhead of the organization confirming the DOB of the applicant.

Passport for Minors

Passport for Minors is managed by our Company. Minor’s age is 1 Day to 18 Years. Minor Passport is issued only for 5 Years.

Following are the documents required for a minor passport :

  • Date of Birth Proof
  • Present Residence Proof
  • A declaration affirming the particulars furnished in the application about the minor as per Annexure D
Passport for Spouse
  • Date of Birth Proof: Any one of the documents mentioned above
  • Residence Proof: Any two of the above-mentioned residence proof documents​
Passport for Goverment Employee
  • Date of Birth Proof: Any one of the documents mentioned above
  • Residence Proof: Any two of the above-mentioned residence proof documents​
  • Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees should submit “Identity Certificate” in original
  • Affidavit

Frequently Asked Questions ?

Yes, you can apply for a passport from Mumbai. As per new guidelines from the Ministry of external affairs, notarized rent agreement is now a valid address for passport application.

As per the passport application process, police verification takes place in all the addresses where the applicant has lived during the last 1 year. So if you have lived in 2 places during the last 1 year, police verification will take place in both the places.

Yes, you can apply for a passport from Mumbai, if you have address proof of Mumbai. For the list of documents that are valid as address proof, please refer to the article above. For a passport application, you need to show the past 1 year of address proof. So if you have any address proof of Mumbai for 6 months and before that of Mumbai, You can apply for a passport from Mumbai.

In case of a minor applicant, address proof of one of the parents' work as address proof.

Either she can change the address in one of her address proof documents required for passport, or you can apply for re-issue of your passport with her name as spouse name. Your passport will have her name endorsed and will work as address proof of her.

Under the following situations, a passport can be re-issued:

  • Expiry of passport
  • Renewal of Short Validity passport
  • Exhaustion of passport pages
  • Changes in existing particulars.
  • Stolen, lost or damaged passport

The MEA gives two types of passports to passport applicants which are a normal passport and diplomatic or official passport. A normal passport is issued to citizens of India for their foreign travel, and the validity of this passport is 10 years. Diplomatic or official passports are issued to people who work for the courts, official public couriers, legal authorities, and to those who have authorization from the government.

Type P passports are issued to normal residents of India where ‘P’ stands for personal. This passport can be used for foreign travel on studies business, business, personal trips, etc.

No, it is not mandatory to have a permanent address to apply for an Indian Passport, but the current address has to be mentioned to endorse the passport to the applicant.

No, there will be no late fine. In the passport application process, there is no late fine for the renewal of it even if it expires.