All you need to know about new passport fees

Sushma Swaraj wanted to make psk passport services available to every doorstep. Government is working continuously towards taking passport services virtually even in the remote villages.She said her Ministry was adopting a citizen-centric approach by declaring a Post Office Passport Service Kendra (POPSK) in the country for passport services. Ministry has also decided to offer 10 per cent reduction in passport application fee for children below 8 years of age and senior citizens.

Child passport fee

A passport for child is valid for five years. Minors aged between 15 and 18 years may apply for a 10-year baby passport instead of a passport which is valid till they turn 18. The associated baby passport application fee differs according to the category chosen by a minor.

For minors the passport application procedure remains the same but the necessary documents for child passport may vary. For passport issuance you have to submit biometrics and recent photograph at the passport office even if the child is infant.Verification and issuance cannot be done on behalf of another.

You can use any of the following modes to make the payment.

Mode of Payment Charges applicable
Credit Cards (VISA or MasterCard) 1.5% + service tax
Debit Cards (VISA or MasterCard) 1.5% + service tax
Internet Banking (SBI and Associate Banks) Free
SBI Challan Free.

 

  • For a child passport, you can either apply for a 36-paged normal passport

Fees: Rs.1000/- for 10 years.

  • For children below 15 years,

Rs.600 for a 36 page 5 year validity passport.

  • 60-paged jumbo passport booklet

Fees: Rs.1500/- for 10 years.

SBI Challan is freebut the cash should be deposited at the SBI branch after 3 hours of generating the challan within 85 days.

Senior citizen passport fee:

Sushma Swaraj announced a 10 per cent cut in passport fees for citizens over 60. The foreign office charges Rs 2,000 whether new passport or renewal of passport – of 60 pages, and Rs 1,500 for 36-page passports

Passport Seva Kendra appointment:

After the successful payment, you can schedule an appointment by selecting the office closest to you, and the available time and date according to you. The booking will be scheduled once you confirm your slot

As per the new passport rules children or minors and senior citizen over 60 years will get benefits on passport application. To make passport Seva a grand success government has taken some steps. The child passport and senior citizen passport fee has been decreased. Here you will find all the necessary updates about new passport application fees.