Information on the process by which an Indian citizen obtainsa passport [IND9867]

According to a spokesperson for the High Commission of India in Ottawa, in order to obtain a passport an Indian citizen has to fill out a passport application form available at the Regional Passport Office (RPO) located in the various state capitals (6 Jan. 1992). The passport application form must be returned to the RPO with three passport-sized pictures previously attested by an officer of the government, a lawyer or a registered doctor (Ibid.). On the request of the RPO the police department proceeds to verify the applicant's past history, address and photographs; upon acceptance a passport is issued (Ibid.). The passport fees are about 50 rupees (Ibid.).

Additional and/or corroborating information on the subject could not be found among the sources currently available to the IRBDC in Ottawa.


High Commission of India, Ottawa. 6 January 1992. Telephone Interview with a Representative.