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Change of address in passport: Step-by-step process

Team AckoNov 18, 2022

Apart from being a necessary travel document, a passport is also accepted as proof of address and identity during many KYC-related procedures. Hence, the passport’s details should be updated. One such detail is your residential address. So, in this article, we have highlighted the steps to apply for a change of address in passport. Let’s get to it right away!

Change of Address in Passport

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How to change address in passport?

Here are the steps you need to follow for a change of address in your passport. 

Step 1: Visit the online platform called Passport Seva.

Step 2: Log in if you’re already registered, or create an account first and log in with your username and password. 

Step 3: Enter the requested information, like your birth date and name, then choose the nearest Passport Seva Office. 

Step 4: You will receive an email on your registered email ID containing an activation link. Click that link and then move to the section called “Apply for Fresh Passport/Reissue of Passport”.

Step 5: Fill out your application with the required changes and schedule an appointment. 

Step 6: Visit the selected Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) based on your appointment for verification.

After completing the process, the authorities will dispatch your updated passport through mail.

Documents required for address change in passport

The following are the documents required for a change of address in passport. 

  • Original passport of the applicant

  • Copy of the payment receipt or challan

  • Copy of the online application

  • Current address proof (Electricity bill, Aadhaar, voter ID, water bill, etc.)

  • Self-attested copy of the observation page issued by the issuance authority

  • Spouse’s passport copy (in case the current address of the applicant is the same as mentioned on the passport of the spouse)

Fees for change of address in passport

The process related to a change of address requires you to get your passport re-issued. The passport re-issuance service is chargeable as per the type of application and type of passport you have.

Type of service

Fees (in Rs.)

Passport having 10-year validity with 60 pages

2,000

Passport having 10-year validity with 36 pages

1,500

Tatkal process

2,000 (added to regular charges)

Is it mandatory to change the address on an Indian passport?

While it is not mandatory to change the address on your passport, you should consider doing so to use your passport as proof of address. Your passport needs to have the address where you currently live in order to work as proof of address. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few questions answered regarding passport address change.

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Is it allowed to change address in passport?

Yes, you can apply for a change of address in your passport with relevant documents.

Do I need to submit my original passport when applying for a passport address change?

Yes, you will have to submit your original passport at the time of applying for a passport address change. 

When should I change address in passport?

You should apply for an address change in passport when you move to a new residential address. 

How long does the passport address change process take?

The process of change of address in passport may take around 3 to 4 weeks once you submit your application. However, you can opt for the tatkal service for a faster process by paying an additional amount of Rs. 2,000.

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Disclaimer: The above content is sourced from secondary sources on the internet and is meant for informational purposes only. It is subject to changes. It is recommended to take the help of an expert before making any related decision.

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