Guide to apply for passport India offline

Offline application of passport is very important for those people who live in a rural area or does not have any kind of internet access. They often choose the offline process due to lack of knowledge in computers or internet. People find it safe and with all the legal papers it is more secure.

Where can you apply for passport India?

You can apply either online

Or offline, by submitting the form at any of the below centres.

  • District Passport Cell (DPC)
  • Speed Post Centre (SPC)
  • Citizen Service Centre (CSC)

Only fresh or new applications can be submitted at DPCs, SPCs and CSCs.


How to apply for passport offline?

The passport form can filled and submitted manually at the centers where you can get application form for passport. There are certain guidelines to fill the new passport application to avoid rejection of the passport form. Application form for passport can be downloaded and printed on a A4 paper from passport seva India official website or you can directly Buy at the above mentioned centers.


How to apply for passport at district passport cell (DPC)?

You will have to find the nearby passport cell for your district and go through the below process:

  • Submit the application form with your recent photographs (4.5 cms x 3.5 cms)
  • Submit all the self-attested mandatory documents for passport
  • Provide original documentation for verification
  • Pay passport fee through DD
  • Receive acknowledgement letter and the file number

You can buy the form by paying Rs.10 at the DPC. You will get an acknowledgement letter with file number to Track application status through the online portal.


(SPC) and Citizen Service Centers (CSC)

The MEA or Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Posts has established a passport application process offline. You can apply for passport by following the similar process at your nearby SPC. Or you can go to the Citizen Service Centre (CSC) where you can apply only for a fresh passport. The form will cost you Rs.20 including an envelope. Submit all the required documents and pay the application fees through DD. After submission you will get a reference number to track your application status.


To apply for passport India online is easy and headache less. Offline application is for those who live in a rural area or does not have internet access. The offline application contains the same steps like online application. But here you need to visit the office directly and submit the documents with photograph. The payment will be done through DD and you will get a reference number. We have many offices available for every state to make this process easy.