Police Verification for Passport

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A lot of visitors to my passport application article have been asking me about the police verification process. Below are the steps that I took to complete my police verification. Some disclaimers:

  1. The verification was done in May 2013 and the process may change in future.
  2. The verification was conducted in Mumbai. Process for other police stations may be completely different. Even within Mumbai each local police station acts independent of the other.
  3. The verification was for a re-issue of passport. For fresh applications, the verification process may be different.

A police constable visited my house within 2 weeks of the receiving the passport. My application was put for post verification. Luckily, it being a Saturday, I was at home. Later I came to know that Mumbai police allows one to track the application status on their website. Police verification will not be initiated unless your file shows up on Mumbai police website. There is no point in visiting your local police station unless the details are updated on Mumbai police website. The local police station will not be of any help. Calling them is also of no use as generally the information that is provided over phone is to visit the local police station for further inquiry. The police will not entertain any documents from you unless a police constable has visited your house and verified the details.

The first step to police verification is a police constable visiting your residence. It is important that you are present personally to sign the verification documents. In case that is not possible, at least make sure that the residence is not locked and there is some family member available to provide all the details to the police constable. The police will also ask some neighbours to sign the verification form. So make sure the neighbours are available. They may or may not be the same references that you gave in the passport application form. No documents are collected by the police. They ask you to come with all documents along with 2 photocopies and 2 passport size photographs.

While the passport website says that you can submit the same set of documents to police that you submitted for your passport verification, it may not work all the time. The police constable who came to my residence wanted me to carry my Ration card, Electricity and Telephone bills (1 year old and current), Voters ID card and whole bunch of other documents even if these documents were not in my name. What he told me is that police verification (unlike passport application) is not a documentary process. What it means is that police should be satisfied about your identity as well as about your residence proof for past 1 year. The documents that you submit add weight to your cause but may not necessarily mean that police will approve your application. The police may make inquiry with your neighbours, building watchmen and others to ascertain whether you are living at the current residence for past 12+ months. Since it is easy to produce a 12 month bank statement with current address, the police does not give it much importance. Here are the list of documents that I submitted for my verification

  1. Old Passport copy
  2. Electricity and Telephone Bills (1 year old and current). Not in my name.
  3. A letter from my building society stating the period of stay in the building.
  4. Ration Card copy
  5. Aadhar Card copy
  6. Voter ID Card
  7. PAN Card
  8. 2 passport size photographs

Statements of Bank account downloaded from Net banking are not accepted by police. Also e-statements of utility bills are also not acceptable.

After a few weeks of submitting the documents, the status on the Mumbai police website will show an Outward Date, which means that the documents have been sent to central office of Mumbai police. If all documents are in order, the verification is updated with the passport office.

337 comments on “Police Verification for Passport

  1. Hi Manish,

    I have to reissue my passport (expired more than 2.5 years), I am currently working in Bangalore and I am staying in a rented house. My Hometown is in Tamilnadu where I have all the proof of address (Eg. License, Ration card etc). In Bangalore except for Rental agreement & BSNL bill, I don’t have any address proof. I am confused now, where to apply for reissue (from BLR or hometown). My existing Passport was issued fom my Hometown in Tamilnadu. Please advise. Let me know if we need to take this conversation private. I can share my personal email address.

    Thanks in advance

    Regards,
    Sriram

    • Hi Sriram,

      While I am no expert I think you will have to apply from Bangalore. If you are residing at your current location for less than one year then police verification will happen at all places that you have stayed for past one year. Lease agreement and BSNL bill should be more than enough. You can change address of your savings account to current Bangalore address and submit that as well. Hope that helps.

      Manish

      • Hi Manish
        My police verification is done but I didn’t get the signatures from the neighbor confirming my present address. Somehow I managed to get one, is it mandatory to get two signatures?
        Moreover I am changing my current location. What step should I take in order to get my passport?

      • The question I have is, my permanent address is in TN while I’m living in bangalore for more than one year. Will police verification happen at both the places?

  2. Thanks Manish information shared for useful. I need to go renewal passport beginning of next year. It gives me enough time to prepare.

  3. Hi Manish,
    Thank you so much for your efforts to provide guidelines for such critical issues.
    My parents (aged 72 & 65) have applied for re-issue of passport. The address on previous passport & current address where we have been staying for past 4 years are different.
    The passport have been re-issued “post issue-police verification” pending.
    The police are asking for all useless documents like Birth Certificate when they have given their PAN Card & Aadhar Card.
    Also they have given copies of 2 electricity & 2 MTNL bills (current bill & 1 year old also) apart from ration card & bank passbook as address proof.
    Now still they are demanding birth certificate as date of birth proof & the property sale agreement to verify the address.
    That also they want to be Notarized. Now issue with our property documents is that the original Sale Agreement is with the Bank for their loan, hence to get the xerox Notarized without original we will have to pay extra to the Notary.

    I want to know is there any police website link which will specify the exact set of documents required.

    Awaiting yours.

    Many thanks.
    Prasad Karkare

    • Dear Prasad,

      Birth Certificate for individuals born before 1988 is not compulsory. You can provide school/college leaving certificate and that should be good enough.

      I think the Local Police constable is expecting some money and hence making you run around. He shouldn’t be insisting on Birth certificate at all.

      • Dear Manish,
        Many thanks for your response.
        Unfortunately my parents were still compelled to make an affidavit on stamp paper and get all their documents notarized by the psycho police officers.

        In India, you cannot reason with the people in system.
        Thanks again for your insights.

        Best regards,

        Prasad Karkare

  4. Hi, great article. I am born after 1989. Is birth certificate OK without name for police verification? I am applying for REISSUE of passport.

    • Best to get a birth certificate in your name before applying. Police will certainly ask for your birth certificate with your name.

      • as passport’s official site says for tatkal(fresh) u need VC(annexure ‘f’) OR 3 out of 14 document, i can’t arrange VC so is it possible to get tatkal without VC because i came to know from different agents and i went once to the passport office they says you should have VC for tatkal.

        • Hi Ravindra, if it’s a fresh passport then passport authorities may insist on a VC. Best to apply in normal mode. For reissue the VC is waived. Although passport website says 3 out of 14 documents are acceptable, sometimes the PSK may refuse to allow application without VC.

    • Birth certi with your name is a must!!!

  5. Hi,

    My passport was issued under Tatkal in Jan 2013. The police constable visited my house and took my neighbors signatures and other docs within 2 weeks of the arrival of the passport. I was asked to visit the police station with additional docs- However I couldn’t visit the police station within 20 days.

    Now I am not sure if my police verification was complete or not. When I visited the local police station they said that my documents/file were already sent to the CID/RPO office with a note that personal identification at the police station was not done. They are not sure if the verification is complete as sometimes based on documents already submitted RPO clears it. they cannot accept my documents now as they don’t have my file.

    I havent received any letter from the passport office with regard to police verification status.

    How do I find out of the process is complete. The passport seva kendra does not allow any query without appointment- There is no option for taking appointment online to check for police verification status.

    Look forward to you inputs.

    Thank you
    Priyanka Sharma

    • You will have to visit the Regional Passport Office to know the status of your police verification. Did the police take your signature, Photographs as well? If not, then most likely your police verification report may be negative and will have to be initiated again. However the only way to know this is to contact the RPO.

      • Hi,

        Thank you for your prompt response. Would need your inputs -

        My husbands passport was issued from Delhi. He is a post graduate, however his passport has the ECR stamp. In the past we have travelled to countries where this was not an issue.

        Now he is getting a work visa from UAE.

        1. How does one get the ECNR stamp on the existing passport. Seva Kendra website does not have an option to apply for ECNR.

        2. The police verification is not complete on his existing passport. ( issued 7 years back) though he has extensively travelled on his past. Will this effect the ECNR application.

        Thank you

        • Dear Priyanka,

          ECR stamp is checked when you travel on a work visa to specific countries in the gulf and some other locations. If you visit these countries on tourist or other visas then ECR stamp is not checked and hence no certificate is required from the Immigration.

          While I am not an expert on this subject, I think your husband will have to apply for a passport reissue since the ECR stamp deletion service on the old passport (earlier practice) has been discontinued. His existing passport will get canceled and he will be issued a new passport with 10 year validity. If no other details on the passport have changed then it will be issued as a post verification or no verification passport.

        • If he doesn’t want a new passport just yet, he can apply for emigration clearance instead.

      • Hi Manish,

        Can you confirm I just received a sms from the police station stating your police verification is complete.I had submitted all documents.signed the form as well as photographs.Do I still need to visit the RPO to find out the status or sms is a confirmation.Please note its a reissue of passport.Can we find out the ststaus from the website?
        REgards,
        Prithvi

        • Hi Prithvi,
          Mumbai police allows you to track status of police verification through their website. If you reside within Mumbai municipal limits, you will be able to track your verification. If you received a text message stating police verification is complete then you should receive your passport in few weeks. You can check passport status on passport website.

  6. Hi Manish,
    this post comes in the righttime for me. My passport application has come to police verification., pre and normal mode.. they asked me to get adhaar and voter Id. The ones i have is on a diferent address. I am not sure if i can use them since I have asked for the passport at my permanent address. I have only bank statment as the proof of residence there… and my spouses passprot… will elect billand ration card with my spouses name do?

    thanks
    Shubha

    • Hi Shubha,

      Take the Aadhar card and voter ID even if the address is different. If your spouse passport mentions your name and the current address, it will act as an additional proof. Don’t forget to carry your marriage certificate, bank statement. Bills in your spouse name will be beneficial provided you also carry other supporting documents which are mentioned above. There is no sure shot way of knowing if these documents are enough. Each police station acts according to its own whims and fancies. So the only way for you to find out is by submitting these documents. Do post back if the verification goes through successfully.

  7. Hello manish, great to see you are always answering queries.
    I too applied from Malad seva kendra for my passport on Feb 1, 2013. It’s six months now and still the online status says police verification is pending. I went to the police station and was told that they have not received my file till date and it might be at the CID office.
    So, what should be my next step?
    I have written many times to the help desk but there is no reply.

    • Hi Anjana,

      Sorry to hear about your trouble. Did you mention the correct police station in the passport form? If not, then the police verification will get delayed however it should not take 6 months. You have two options: 1. Visit Crime branch office and enquire about your file (check status on Mumbai police website first to see if your file has reached Crime Branch)
      2. File an RTI with Regional Passport Office to track the status of your application.

      • Exact two months that i started working on your reply. The CBI office always have one answer, the server is down. Finally I have filed RTI a week back. How long it takes to get sorted?

        • Hi Manish,
          The RTI also was of no help. At the CBI office I am not able to get the file traced. I then wrote my grievance to find out how do I cancel my application and apply fresh through tatkal. But, I have not received any reply to this either.
          Can you guide me how to cancel my previous application and apply afresh?

  8. Hi Manish at first I would like to tell you that I have applied for passport on 14/5/2013,my appointment was on 17/6/2013 and today is 12/8/2013 but still the police verification is not done.What should I do?

    • Hi Sayantani,
      I would recommend that you immediately get in touch with your local police station with passport file number to know the status. If all else fail, you can always file an RTI. What does the status on passport website say?

      • Dear Manish,
        I have the same issue as Sayantani. I went online to check the Passport status.
        But “Is File Received By SB-II From Passport Office:” and the other columns are all blank. Please guide me what should i do next?

        • Hi Aaron,

          Thanks for your comment. If your police verification is completed the wait for a few days for the report to be submitted to head office, the status will get updated after that.

          If the police verification has not yet been done then it will happen any day. In case the police doesn’t call you in next few days it is best to visit the police station and enquire.

  9. Hi Sir, i have successfully applied my passport on 16/08/13. I am doing job so i want to know that it is compulsory to be there when police will come.? And i have submitted 1 year bank statement as address proof so police will accept it or not? And last question is i have given two references so Is it necessary to be there when police will come, what is the mail role of references?

    • Hi Chandan,
      Congratulations on successfully submitting your passport application. It is not compulsory to be present at home when the police visits. However make sure there is some family member who can provide necessary documents to the police when they visit your home. References will be called as well and they have to sign some papers. These references can be different from the one you mentioned in the passport. The police will need all the documents that you submitted to PSK along with your photograph. They may ask you to visit the police station at a later date to complete the formalities. Police will accept your bank statement as one of the proof but will definitely ask for more documents ESP Ration card, voter ID and such other documents. It all depends on the local police station officer what documents will satisfy him.

  10. Hi manish i have submitted my passport on 5th aug 2013 and PV was done on 11th august and today on the police website status is showing PSR, what does that mean ?? and

    Is File Received By SB-II From Passport Office:
    Status From Internal Branches: PSR
    Is File Send Back To Regional Passport Office:

    and rest both the status is showing blank, why is it so ??

    • Hi jp

      While I am not aware of the exact details but the status change is a positive sign. Things are moving at police end. In few days check passport website for application status whether police report is received or not.

      • HI Manish,
        I too have the same “Status From Internal Branches: PSR ”
        could you tell us what PSR is??
        thanx..

    • hey sampat,

      even my status shows Status From Internal Branches: PSR dont know what that means need my passport .. did you get your passport yet????

  11. hi manish,
    I am from karnataka. In my case police verification is also done, i hava gsc no. for tracking this process. but it is showing as rejected. according to my local police station, they dont have any objections and they have sent my file to higher offices. how can i know the details of rejection.

    • Hi Prashanth,
      You can file an RTI with Regional Passport Office as well as the District SP office to know the status of your application and the reasons for PV rejection.

    • Hi Prashanth,

      I applied for passport recently and I completed my police verification yesterday. I am also seeing it as rejected after entering GSC number in police website.
      Can you share your experience with me. Did you get your passport? What you needed to do for it?

      • Hi,

        Just to update, the status still shows as rejected in police website and pending on sakala website for the gsc no but its cleared and gone for printing.

        • Hi Nikhil, even i have the same case where in sakala it shows pending but in police website ‘Rejected’. pls let me knw what happenned finally with your case

  12. Hi
    I need some urgent help here, I have applied for re-new of passport which was delivered to me based on police verification at my current address(I am staying for more than 1 year) but now after 6 months I recieved a letter from Passport office asking me to initiate PV (Pre-verification basis) for my permanent address as well, its been more than 1 month since I have initiated that, now PV at my permanent address is complete as well. but still its not showing in passport office..they say PV will go to passport office in my home town and they will upload it….I need to travel urgently next week…anyway I can travel?

    Letter from Passport office says I cannot travel unless my PV is complete….Not sure why even after staying at current address for more than 2 years now..this PV is needed and even if its required., why I am being asked not to travel…??

    anyway I can travel without this PV is complete…its in process?

    • Hi Nitin,
      Visit your local Regional Passport Office and meet a passport officer. Explain your situation and take their advice. If the letter states that you should not travel until the verification is complete, then I would advice that you follow the instructions rather than risk getting your passport impounded.

  13. Hello
    I have applied for my Spouce’s passport on july-2013.
    Police verification has already been done on 02/08/2013. Still the status of on passportindia.gov.in shows “Pending for physical police verification at your respective Thana
    Can you please tell me how much time is required to get passport after police verification?

    I am in urgent need of passport.

    Thanks

    • Hi, Please check with the local police station if they have forwarded your file to the district headquarters. You can also file an RTI to know the status of your verification report.

  14. I just came know from the CID office that you can know you exact status of passport by dialing 1090 (mobile).

    • Thanx jpsampat.. That 1090 did work for me!!

  15. Hi sir i have a question that i have submitted my application at PSK and POLICE had came to verify address. He told that your address proof is less than 1 year so you have to visite PSK with 1 year address proof.

    But passport website shows “Police Report has been submitted by SP Office, District South West Delhi and passport printing is in progress.” So what is the meant by this message? Is everything is OK?

    • Dear Chandan,
      Greetings! It is best to contact the Regional Passport Office once you receive your passport and get a copy of the police verification report. You will get more details in the report. Police verification should be done for all addresses where you have stayed in past 12 months. This does not include any places that you visit temporarily for business or pleasure.

  16. Hello Mr. Manish,
    My old passport which is expired had ECR stamp but new one does not have such stamp. When old passport was issued, police verification was done. Even while renewing police verification was done. I had applied for PCC for Canada in 2010 and at that time Passport officer told me that on previous passport police report is not there and it went for police verification. After completing it I had received PCC report and PCC issued stamp on Passport. Since that report is valid for one year only, Canadian embassy had asked for the report again. So I had again applied for PCC in Mumbai. This time also I got the same reply from Passport officer and they have put my application on hold for police report. At local police station in-person verification is done and I have submitted all the required papers to them. After about week I went to police station again and asked them the status. They told me to check register for outward number. There was outward number against my name. So does it mean that my file must have passed from local police station to CID office? How much time does it takes to reach passport office? Also, can’t passport office issue PCC based on police verification report of 2010?

  17. Hi Manish,

    I wanted to know how many days does the police take to update the pp status on the mumbaipolice website, so the police office came home for verification on 3/9/2013 and i went to the police station with my documents the very next day and submitted whatever they asked me to, please note the verification went smoothly as i have been residing at my current home from past 5 years with my parents so documents and all were not a problem, but today is 17/9/2013 and all fields on the mumbai police website like
    Outward No. Outward Date NR No.
    Is File Received By SB-II From Passport Office:
    Status From Internal Branches:
    Is File Send Back To Regional Passport Office:
    ALL ARE BLANK IT HAS BEEN LIKE 2 WEEKS NOW AND I HAVE NO CLUE WHY NO UPDATE HAS BEEN MADE. could shed some light on maybe why? shud i visit the police station and inquire ???

    • Hi Rachel, Mine is similar timeline. Mine was also completed on 4th and 5th Sept. I went to local police station 2-3 times after in-person verification but they now says due to Ganesh festival they have been working on extra duty and they will process only after Ganesh Visarjan. At present I have to believe them can’t do anything. Which is your local police station?

  18. Hi Rachel,
    Mine is similar timeline. Mine was also completed on 4th and 5th Sept. I went to local police station 2-3 times after in-person verification but they now says due to Ganesh festival they have been working on extra duty and they will process only after Ganesh Visarjan. At present I have to believe them can’t do anything. Which is your local police station?

  19. Hi DS,

    My police station is oshiwara, andheri. Lets see no option but to wait i guess.

    • Hi Rachel/DS,

      It is best to wait for a few weeks before you approach the police station again. If all else fails, you can file an RTI to know the status of your police verification.

      • Hi Manish/ds,

        So i went to the police stattion and the officer told me that he has still not forwarded my passport file to cbi branch because of some internet issues, i am surprised that my fille has been lying at the local oshiwara police station for a month now with all valid documents of my residance and id proofs for absoulutely no valid reason!!!! and then he was like he will give me some outward number on monday that is the 30th sep… i am confused why this is happening shud i bribe him? or shud i file an rti???

        This iis so frusstrating i need my passport asap as my i20 forms are pending in the uni s that i have applied abroad.

        Thanks

    • Ok. Let me know when you get any info.

  20. I live in mumbai studying in Pune .. I applied for passport while I was in mumbai during my vacations .. But the verification police officer called 6 weeks after , till then I had gone back to Pune for studying . As on phone he asked me ‘where are you!?anybody home?’ I said I m studying in Pune ‘he said my papers will b sent back’ and he cuts the phone . This was because my permanent address I have mentioned of mumbai and I have mentioned no temporary address .. Please. Guide me now further what to do !?

    • Hi Mayur,

      You can wait for the police report to be submitted which would most likely be adverse since you are not staying at the permanent address. Police verification must be done at only these addresses where you have been staying for past 12 months. Once you receive further communication from passport department, depending on whether they impose a penalty, you can pay the fine and regularise your application and resubmit for verification. Other option could be to visit the regional passport office and explain the situation and make changes in the application. Chances are you may have to pay penalty for concealing informations about your address.

  21. hey manish, my police verification was done on september 12.
    the application status says pending for police verification. i have my gre on october 10th. i am super scared! when will the passport be sent home ?

    • Hi Suma,

      You can visit the police station and explain them the exam urgency. They may expedite your police report submission. Once the report is submitted, the passport is delivered within 10-15 days.

  22. Hi, a question here. If police asks for letters from references, can I get letters from people who live in my apartment complex who are not my immediate neighbours? Because I don’t know my immediate neighbours too well.
    Thanks!

    • Hi J,
      Yes you can submit references of people who are not your immediate neighbours. So long as they can come to your house and sign on the reference papers during police visit, it should be fine.

      • Thanks for your reply. That’s reassuring.

  23. I am living in Mumbai and had applied for passport on the 20th of Aug for the whole family members of 4, me my wife and 2 kids. The police came for verification on the 20th of Sept.
    but he carried the documents of 3 not me. The status on police online service shows that the documents have been sent to the local PS with the inward date of 21 Aug. The person who checked the documents of the remaining 3 members said we have not got your papers. what should I do where should I check

  24. Hi Manish. Police verification at my permanent address has already over today. During verification i was not at home so my parents introduce me. But there required my signature in that case police in-charge written my present address and said she is leaving in present address in state of permanent. Still now my police verification at my present address pending . So in that case what should i do? will it create any problem? Should i contact to the police station where i m leaving now?

  25. Hye Manish i have two more question for you that as i have given two references in my present address is it necessity of their present during police verification? If i ll be outside during verification than what will happen?

    • Hi Anjali,
      You need two references to be present at the time of verification. It could be any neighbour and even different from the one mentioned on your passport application. The police will require signatures from you and your references. Police constable may call you before visiting your house. In any case make sure there is someone at home to get the signatures from your references. Later you can visit the police station and complete the formalities.

  26. I applied for a Tatkaal passport on 16-Sep-2013…The policeman has been to my place on 29-Sep-2013 and took photocopies of my documents, met and made two of my neighbors fill their details, sign, etc. on his form. Status at passport website is “Passport application under review at RPO” I don’t understand what’s the status with my passport. Should it not have been delivered to me within a week and before the policeman’s visit to my house?

    • Hi Varun,
      Greetings! What does your passport application receipt says? Post or pre verification ? If it’s pre verification then passport will only be delivered after successful police verification. The verification certificate is mandatory if you are not able to produce 3 out of 16 identity documents prescribed by the passport authority for fresh issue of passport. As for the complain made online, I doubt anyone reads them let alone act on it. You can file an RTI to know the current status of your passport application and the reason for the delay.

      • Hello Manish :) Being Tatkaal mode, Its post-police-verification for me and of course the passport status in my application receipt was “granted” at the time of my leaving the PSK.

        Actually all PSKs under Delhi RPO now require the Verification Certificate (Annex F). 3 out of 16 documents provision in the trash-bin at the moment. They only have this up on the notice board there, not on the website…even if it is there somewhere on their website, I could not see it…I actually made a trip to the PSK in vain, 10 days before and had to return, find and then plead with a govt officer, etc.

        “I doubt anyone reads them let alone act on it” I think you are super right about this :)

        Yes, filing an RTI makes a lot of sense…I am just annoyed that even the Tatkaal isn’t a breeze either, Tatkaal passports are supposed to be dispatched within about 3-4 days normally…

        thank you bhai

  27. Also, about 10 days before applying for my passport on 16-Sep-2013, I filed a complaint through their website. My complaint was over their not specifying on passportindia.gov.in that for Tatkaal passports, Verification Certificate from govt officer (Annex F) was mandatory now. Only at the PSK was this notice was on display.

    I wonder if they got annoyed by the complaint and decided to delay my passport issuance.

  28. hey there Manish…how exactly should I ask about my passport in my RTI query? I mean i don’t want them replying with “Passport application under review at RPO”

    • Hi Varun,
      Your fear of a silly reply from RPO is not totally invalid. While I am not an RTI expert I have heard that the information officer will discourage you from filing an RTI and get your application expedited. If that still doesn’t get you your passport, you can go ahead and file an RTI.

      • Very helpful Manish…thanks so much :)

  29. Hi Manish,

    PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS THE MEANING OF “Status From Internal Branches:PSR” this is what it says on the police website … dont know what that means :( …. i am really getting worrried coz of these delays.. :(

  30. Hi Manish, This is a wonderful blog and its really commendable that you have been replying to all the queries till date. I am now starting the process to apply for my wife’s passport from Mumbai. Unfortunately she dosent have any address proof on her name except a HDFC bank account. What I now want to clarify is that will a net banking statement which is stamped on all pages (round seal of bank) be accepted by the passport authorities during verification? Going through your blog you have mentioned that the statement should be on the Bank’s stationary and stamped. Should it be one on HDFC bank’s letter head or a dot matrix printout? What kind of statement would be readily accepted?
    We have been staying at this place for almost 2 years now but all documents (Registered LL agreement, Gas Connection, Mobile Bills) are in my name. Would these documents which are in my name, along with marriage certificate (not issued in Mumbai) add a bit of weight to the application? Your experienced thoughts welcome. Thanks.
    Regards,
    Ambar

    • Dear Ambar,
      Greetings! Netbanking statement which are stamped by the bank are fine. However to be on safer side it is best to get the statement from the bank itself, dot matrix printout is fine so long as it’s stamped and signed on all pages.

      I would recommend that you get additional address proofs in your wife’s name before applying for her passport reissue. You can update the address on your passport to the current address and add her name in your passport by producing the marriage certificate. Once her name is included in your passport, then copy of your passport along with marriage certificate will act a valid address proof for her. Also her bank statement (with updated address and name) should add further weight to the application. Utility bills in your name will not be accepted at PSK. They have to be in the name of the applicant.

    • Ambar, i can tell you that e-statements downloaded from your net-banking account are good to go if they have the seal and sign from the bank…My mother applied for her passport using such a bank statement as address proof. That the statement should be on the bank’s letter-head is not mandatory at all. For address proof, the only spouse’s address proof that works is the passport itself. You can’t really add weight to her application with those documents of yours. Although those address-proofs will come in real handy at the time of police verification for you to provide the policeman those documents. They like to insist on such address-proofs, doesn’t matter whose name they are in.

  31. HI Manish, I am from lucknow, UP, I had applied for passport renewal under Tatkal scheme and I got my passport…The police enquiry started after some days…I had given reference persons name …both the references had agreed for it..now when the police enquiry started one of the references said they cant give the documents……although they said that they would tell whatever asked…but refused the docs….the other reference gave the documents and signed on the police enquiry papers too….what do I do now ?
    Can I get the one of the references changed after I get the passport and if so….then How?
    I am really worried as I have to travel abroad soon…..
    please post a reply soon? Awaiting your response….

    • Dear Meenu,

      You can change your references anytime. No documents are required from the references. However this changes from city to city. Each police station has its own set of rules. However change in reference should not be a big hassle. Just inform the police about it and get the new reference to sign the papers and submit documents as required.

  32. ok….Thank you so much for the reply…I shall keep you posted about how things went further….

  33. Hi Manish,
    you have really taken lots of efforts to help all. Thanks a lot :)
    I too have some problems regarding reissue of passport. My passport, my PAN have my name before my marriage. the signature on passport and PAN both are different. I would now like to update my passport and PAN card, with my name after after marriage, add my spouse name, change my signature. I would like to know, 1)should I apply under the category of Reissue 2) Do I need to provide any affidavit for change of signature. currently I have a registered marriage certificate.3) What address proof should I provide for the same? I do not have a Aadhar card. Please help me. Would this be a major change ? what do you think would this be a tough task, me already worried :(

    • Dear Vaishali,
      Greetings! Surname change due to marriage is considered a routine affair and no documents except marriage certificate are required. For change in signature, if you want to adopt the signature on your PAN card as the true signature then no affidavit should be required (do check this with passport authorities once though). I would first recommend that you get your PAN card updated with new name. Do not apply for a new pan card but simply apply for change of details. Your existing PAN copy and marriage certificate should be enough to get your name updated in the PAN. With the updated PAN card (note: PAN number remains same) and marriage certificate, get your name and address updated in your bank account. Some banks will do this just with a copy of marriage certificate as well. If your husband’s passport has the updated address, then it can act as an address proof as well. With these set of documents, you can apply for a reissue of passport for change in name, address and adding spouse name. Hope that helps.

  34. hi Manish….the PV got completed without hassles….and the references were changed by police without much issue…thanks a lot

    • Hi Meenu,
      Glad to know all worked out well for you.

  35. HI Manish;
    I am currently working at Kolkata and my residence is from Bihar, i have applied for Passport on 02/09/2013. My present address police verification is done 3 week back, but in passport status its showing Pending for my Pending for my Present address police verification. I have already called to my police verification officer, he told me he has already submitted my file and your file will be verify at your Permanent address. But online passport status shows pending for present address verification.

    One more question, i got a new job in delhi, and i am going to delhi. So is there any process that i will receive my passport at my permanent address (as i will not available at kolkata)
    Please suggest me.

  36. Hi. Manish . I am currently in Guwahati and my residence is Varanasi. I am unable to reached Varanasi for passport verification. Is there is any alternative solution for the police verification ?? If they didnt Verified at Varanasi .

  37. Hi Manish
    I completed the passport application process successfully .But now I am leaving for bangalore from my hometown Patna for new job and my police verification is pending. My family will be staying at the address mentioned in the passport but i will not be avialble for police verification. What to do please suggest

    • Hi Milli,
      If you can delay the move until police verification, that would be the best option. However, if the delay is not possible, then you will have to get your address updated in the application. Police verification will be conducted on all addresses that you have stayed in the past 12 months.

  38. Hi Manish. I am Upesh from palakkad,kerala . I submitted my passport application in District passport cell, palakkad on 9/10/2013 and even after 18 days police verification is not called out. Should I inform the passport cell or police station

    • Hi Upesh,
      If the status on passport website says “Pending police verification” or something similar, then you should approach your local police station with the passport application receipt copy.

  39. Hey, Could you please let me know if it is necessary for one to be physically present for the verification of permanent address?

  40. Hi Manish, I want to apply for passport of my parents who are staying with me for the past 2 years, as they are not keeping well. They don’t have any residence proof of the current place as the house is in my husband’s name.They have a house within 50kms but falls in a different circle, they have all the necessary residence proofs for that house & also bank account. Please advise which address should be given in the passport application form. If I give their present address, i.e., my address they don’t have any documents to submit & if I give permanent address, then don’t stay there, they occasionally visit the place for banking purpose.They can go & meet the police official & be present at the place if they are intimated about the date of visit. Is there any affidavit that can be made for my parents of the present address that will solve the problem, will it require my husband’s sign. My husband is abroad & I too will be moving out soon, I need to make passport of my parents, so that I can take them abroad for treatment. Please advise. Also, I don’t have any proof of the present address wherein my father’s name is mentioned, my passport & ration card is not of present address, I do have my adhar card & driving license of the present address.

    • Hi Manish, awaiting your valuable reply…

    • Hi Mita,
      Is it possible for your parents to move back to their home before applying for the passport? In order for them to apply for the passport at the new address, they will need documents. For the permanent address you will need two references who can verify that your parents have been living at the address for past 12 months. Also passport is dispatched at the address mentioned in the application so someone must be present to collect it.

  41. Hello manish, sign on marriage affadavit that am submitting for passport is little different from the other signs. But in passport office the documents i submit has no sign, so they will not be able to cross check, but the sign on pan card if asked bears diff sign the ones that are on other documents. What should I do. Which sign should be done in passport. Also, please tell the marriage certificate made as per annexure D for my wife can be used my me as marriage proof.

    • Hi Laxman,

      It is advisable to have the same signature across all your documents. Different signatures on passport and PAN card will create problems for you wherever you submit these documents (visa, employment etc). If you want to change your signature on your PAN card (and your bank account), first get that changed before using the new signature on the passport application. You can get the annexure D made for yourself. However it is recommended that you get a marriage certificate made since you will need to make affidavits each time you want to renew your passport.

  42. Hi Manish,
    I have applied for my parents passport. They did the police verification as mentioned. Its almost more than 10 days but Mumbai Police website is not showing any outward date. Also PSK status shows “Pending for physical police verification at your respective Thana”. Would like to know normally how much time it will take to update on Mumbai police website after verification done at local police ? Also how to file RTI ?

    Thanks & Regards,
    AK

    • Hi AK,
      You may want to follow up with the local police station once. Usually the police report is submitted in 7-10 days. However because of Diwali and other holidays it may be taking a little longer. For RTI, you can find the details on the passport website.

  43. hi I am jai form delhi….Dear manish my status showing that police report has been submitted passport printing is in progress…….. After that how many days i will wait for my passport.? i was applied 25/9/2013
    , then after i went to police station 31/09/2013 ,policeman came to my home 31/9/2013…
    Now 2/11/2013 my status showing that police report has been submitted ,,,,,,, passport printing is in progress…can i receive my passport before 15Nov 2013?????plz tell me

  44. Sorry date was wrong in last comment…. hi I am jai form delhi….Dear manish my status showing that police report has been submitted passport printing is in progress…….. After that how many days i will wait for my passport.? i was applied 25/10/2013 , then after i went to police station 31/09/2013 ,policeman came to my home 31/10/2013… Now 2/11/2013 my status showing that police report has been submitted ,,,,,,, passport printing is in progress…can i receive my passport before 15Nov 2013?????plz tell me

    • Hi Jai,
      From printing to dispatch can take anywhere from 1 to 15 days depending on how busy your particular RPO is. Once printed, the passport is usually dispatched within few days.

      • thanks manish……..Now my status showing ” your passport has been printed and you would receive an sms/e-mail once the passport is dispatched “””
        thanx dear

  45. Hi manish, thanks for your reply. I don’t want to change my sign on the PAN card. I will do my actual sign on the Passport like in PAN card and bank documents.My only issue is that the marriage affidavit sign got a bit changed, so will my passport get rejected due to this. Do i need to again get a new marriage affidavit made.
    How much time does it take to get a marriage certificate made & what are the documents required. Do i need to go to the registrar office where i got married. It has been many years since i got married.

  46. Hi manish

    I have applied for passport two months back.
    I lived in 2 places for the last one year ie. 2 months at old place and currently living here forlast 10 months.

    Police verification was done for the new place where i have been living for 10 months at mira road police station and also for the old place. Although the PV has been completed at the old place Malad police station but they have not yet submitted the report from Malad…..

    I wanted to know what is the process of PV for two places where old place Police station has not submitted the documents???

    The old police station also sends its report to CID where they take three weeks to verify or the local police directly sends it to the passport office????

    Problem is i need to apply for my visa hence m worried :(

  47. HI manish….i got my passport within 16 day…………..wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww………………

  48. Hey manish …. I applied my passport 7 days before and police enquiry cleared yesterday …. So when will show my status for take a passport and how many days it will take more …

  49. Dear Sir,
    My daughter age is 17 years old recently i have done passport renewal for here.Weather the police required. give me ur valuable suggestion pls.

  50. Hi, My application status says police report not clear, then I went to the RPO, they said that, Your police report is negative(adverse). But, I have cleared all my verification, the police did all it’s verification, but I think the police dint do the verification for the previous address. Is it so? They have asked me to write an application. What will happen? I am residing on my present address for the last 6 months.

  51. Dear Manish I applied for the passport (Fresh-normal) last week 13.11.13 and now i received a mail and sms regarding my status like below. My present and permanent addresses are same may i know what is the meaning of my status (I confused on where my paasport was is at district SP office or at my respective taluk police station )

    Status: Pending for physical police verification at your respective Thana under SP Office, District Thanjavur. If not done in three weeks contact SP office

  52. Dear Manish I applied for the passport (Fresh-normal). The Application received date is 03/08/2013. 2 months back itself police verification was done. But i check the passport official site shows “Police Verification has been initiated and a request has been sent to SP Office, District Salem rural. Your passport will be dispatched after ‘Clear’ Police Verification Report receipt. You would receive an e-mail/sms once the passport is dispatched.”. When can i except they dispatch the passport

  53. Hi Manish,

    Thanks for all the info you have shared.
    My passport reissue status on the passport website says “Pending for physical police verification at xx”
    I am staying in a rented apartment and am working with most of the time traveling to different branches
    and so don’t have any contacts with the neighbours.

    1. Does the police station call you before visiting? What happens if they miss you when they visit, i.e its a working day?
    2. What should I do if a constable visits on non working day as I might not get any signatures from the neighbours. What do I need to provide my address proof?
    I have already submitted company proof as my address proof for the passport application
    3. For Q 2) should I get a society letter showing my stay? (House agreement copy is also not on my name)

  54. Hi Manish,
    I applied for reissue of passport and submitted all necessary documents including annex B / Identity Certificate as I am a Central Govt Employee, the verification officer told i wont have police verification, still in status its showing as Post Police Verification and I have received email stating that file is sent to the commissioner office and if no police verification is done within 3 weeks get in touch with the local police station.

    My First Status was:
    Police Verification has been initiated on Post PV basis to Commissioner of Police, District Chennai Sub Urban. Printing of your passport is in progress at the Passport office.

    My Current Status is (after 1 day):
    Your Passport has been printed and You would receive an sms/e-mail once the passport is dispatched.

    Regards,

    Ravi (ravi.exe@gmail.com)

    • My update: i received the passport on 28/11/2013 very fast service dont know when post police verification will happen.

  55. Hi Manish i applied my passport (normal) on 20/09/13 and i got sms on 06/10/13 for police verification, and this verification completed on 22/10/13 and also i got sms regarding police verified conformation on 27/10/13 but still i dnt get ma passport,so plz tel me manish how many dayz it wil take to dispatch….ravi from gulbarga

  56. Nice information Manish….Realy very Helpful…..

  57. Hello sir ,i did my graduate by staying in college hostel and currently i am in my native. .they have entered my college address as previous address and two references from my college. . Will ther be verification in old and new address and whether i should be in person to sign in both places? pls reply

  58. i have given reference for my permanent address instead of present adress….ll der be any problem durin police verification of my present address??????

  59. prasad

    hello sir
    i received a message police verification in initiated. contact SP office after receving a this message how many days to expect to visit the home

  60. today my police has been done on 11/12/13 in how many days can i excpt my passport ??

    • Hi Sandy,
      It may take few weeks for the police report to be submitted. You can check the status online on passport website.

      • police will submit my report on friday …so it is possible i can get passsport in 2weeks ?

  61. Hi Manish,I have applied for fresh passport normal on 13/09/2013,the status shows police verification report not clear and the file is under review at RPO,what does it mean and whom shall I ask,thanx in advance

  62. Hi manish! I applied for a 60 page passport! My police verification has been done a month back but the status still says “pending for police verification! What should be the exact problem according to you!

  63. Hi Manish,

    I have completed my police verification 2 weeks bac and now the status shows ‘Police report has been submitted by xxx and sent to Commissioner of Police xxx city for review’. Do you have any idea how much time it take to get the passport. ..what are the steps after police verification … eg: does it go to commissioner then again local police then passport office then for printing and then post… ?
    I have to travel urgently and need my passport, how can i track other than the passport website

  64. Hi Manish,

    You’ve always been great help in guiding us through Passport application procedure. Need some help again. I completed my application formality at Ghaziabad PSK last week and today two policemen came at my residence for verification. They cross checked all the relevant documents and took my signature along with different documentary proofs with them. However, they did not ask for any of the references/ neighbour’s signature. Though they confirmed the tick against PVR completed. I asked whether I have to visit police station for any other formality. They said “All is done from our end”. Do you think that not taking references signature may cause any trouble or delay in service ?? Please advise.

    Regards,
    Abhishek

    • I’m not Manish, but let me answer: PV depends on the city. Here in Bangalore they typically don’t visit home, and therefore in many cases of PV, no references from neighbours are taken. Sometimes they ask a reference on a sheet of paper- no idea what they do with that sheet later though.

      If the cops say all is that, that means all is done. Keep tracking the status though.

  65. Hi manish,

    I have applied for normal passport from nagpur psk…
    My current status is …
    “Your police verification is not clear, and it is under review at regional passport office”
    I m so worried…as I have to travel uk on immediate basis :(
    Please tell me what is exact meaning of above status…
    Do I need to visit nagpur psk for more details?

    • Dear Leena,

      Sorry to hear about your trouble. Did you complete the police verification personally? Best to check with police why they sent the adverse report. They will send such a report only if documents are missing or the person doesn’t stay at the address. Also check with regional passport office whether the report is really adverse or it’s a system issue. In case it’s not a system issue ask for the reason for adverse report and get it sorted. They will resend the file for reverification. There is no point visiting the PSK as it’s just a document collection center.

  66. hi manish i have applied for the passport of my daughter 6 year old its saying”Pending for physical police verification at your respective Thana under SP Office, District Mumbai. ” as status i have been to worli passport center they say its send to police station in our area. i visited police station they say its no there?

    what to do ?

    • Hi Sangeeta

      The status means that the file has been sent to the local police station. You may want to visit the police station and give the passport file number to the officer concerned. They can retrieve the file from the head office during next visit. Generally all police stations in Mumbai get the passport files from the head quarters. It is quite possible that they missed giving your file to the local police station. If all else fail, you can visit the police HQ and check the status of your application and request them to forward the file to local police station. You can also file an RTI with the police and RPO to check the status of police verification.

  67. Hi Manish,

    I recieved my passport under tatkal 2 months back, but no police verification call till now from local police station. I personally went to my area police station and met the passport agent but he told me that he has not recieved any letter from PSK for my passport verification, so he cannot check my documents. What should i do now? Will my passport be cancelled if verification is not done within 6 months?

    • Hi Kapil.

      No the passport will not be canceled. Submit all the documents along with a cover letter via registered post with AD to your local police station. Keep the acknowledgement confirmation as a proof that you informed the police and submitted all documents. You can also write to your regional passport office. The passport is valid until you receive any communication in writing from RPO about surrendering the passport. Most likely your old passport had a clear police report and they didn’t bother to do it again.

  68. hi manish , my name is ashwin agarwal , i have applied for the passport in the month of september 2013, i stay in a rented house , i have completed my verification on present adress& as well as permanent address as both verification was in same police station ….. i have complited my verification succesfully , but still the reason shows in passport tracking service ..passport application is at review at regional passport office,,,, so i visisted my passport regional office there they said that u just check with cid branch for u file… so the same day i visisted my cid office branch… there they said that u we have nt received the file from ur local poloce station …. but i have visisted my local police station 3 time …. there the officer says we have sended ur file .. its nt our fault i asked him about the outward no of the file but he is nt ready toi give me …..so now what should i do
    ..

  69. hi Manish.
    Myself Sachin from Pune.
    My passport status indicating “Police verification is not clear. Passort is at regional office for review.” I am badly needed the passport to fly to austrailia. What should i do.

  70. Hi manish..
    i applied my 2.5 yrs old daughter’s passport on13.12.12. Her police verification was done 2 weeks back but still on site it is showing. “Police verification pending “. Im planning to go to dubai in 1st week of feb..m worried..

  71. Hi Manish,

    Myself Nilima. I have applied for normal passport. Though I completed the police verification personally on December 17, 2013 still my current status is … “Your police verification is not clear, and it is under review at regional passport office”. I am so worried. Please suggest shall I go to the PSK for more details or to the Police Station?

  72. Hello Sir,
    I apply for passport on 08/jan/2014,

    How much time to take police verification after submitted form,

    Please help me,,,

  73. Hi
    I’m from bihar . I hadapplied for passport under normal scheme in patna. Bt I had two address in past one year . One was my present address and other was the address of my college in mumbai where I have graduated fronm . My verification at the present address is over bt mumbai verification is still pending . My file no. Is also not shown in the online status enquory site of mumbai police. What should I do ?does mumbai police show the online t
    status of police verification of different state rpo also

  74. Hi Manish i applied for a passport on 5 Nov 2013 and did not get police verification yet today i tracked the status it is showing that “Pending for physical police verification at your respective Thana “.What does mean and how can i get passport .Please Reply .

  75. hello manish, i have completed passport document verification at Lower parel PSK, but the acknowledge receipt shows ECR status as YES. because in my birth certificate my mother name is Ruby (Nick name) and on my Degree certificate my mother name is noorfatma so due to differ in mother name they not accepted the certificate and now the status is like police verification process has been initiated. please tell me how to Remove ECR before passport dispatches. Something can be done or not?

    • Hi Asgar, you will have to apply for reissue of passport to remove ECR status.

  76. Hi, Manish. I applied for fresh passport in hyderabad under normal scheme on 22nd January 2014 and i live my current address since August 2012 means one and a half year.
    On 27th January 2014 a police personal came for police verification completed all formalities and said that police verification will also be done in home town permanent address. is it necessary??
    Any idea after how many days the application status will be updated from the day of police verification.

  77. Hi Manish, I have applied for the passport previously in 2007 and file is now closed.In that file my police verification is adverse.Now I have applied for the fresh passport.So my question is, will RPO cross check my police verification of present passport file with previous passport file? … Its urgent

  78. hi, My name is Krishna . I have applied for passport online and after all the Verification done in Bhopal. At the time of Police verification I was not there at home and police officer returned my application file
    Please advise me what to do

  79. Currently I reside in another city(bangalore), I belong to kerala and my passport has old kerala address, at my new residence I have been residing over a year.I have address proof such as gas connection, bank passbook etc in my new address.now my passport is going to expire in another one year and I want to renew in tatkal scheme.is it possible as there is a change of address ? Is police verification done in new address as well as old one since I’m residing in my new address for more than a year ? Please advice.

  80. Hi Guys, I just had an appointment at passport seva kendra for reissuing of my passport. I took all the documents required. They did not accept my registered rent agreement(for last 2 years) and asked me to bring a Noc letter from owner. They have asked me to bring a passbook from some nationalised bank (which i dont have)and a form called Annexure E if i want to use my maiden name in the passport. Why is it so difficult to make a passport for people not owning a house is this country.

  81. Hello

    I have filed passport before 3 months and police verification also done before 2 month. But in site its showing “Police Verification Report is not clear and application is under review at Regional Passport Office.” So i visited RPO before 15 days after …and in nxt day i got SMS that “Your police report has been submitted to RPO” .. when i visited RPO they submitted my passport acknowledgement receipt and said u will get passport in 10-15 days …Now its two week yet not got any update Even no any status changes at site …

    Can u help me to handle this situation.

  82. hello manish, my name is ashutosh and i am from pune. I am a student and i applied for passport from pune.My police verification report is adverse it seems and no one is able to acknowledge me the reason behind this but one of the reson told my police people is that my stay here in pune is less than 18 months and thus it has been send adverse.Is there any kind of rule that a persons has to stay for minimum 18 months to a particular place and then only he or she can apply for passport.Brother please revert back to me.Thanking u .

    • Hi Ashutosh,
      Sorry to hear about your situation. There is no such rule of 18 months. File an RTI with RPO and police to get the details if the police report.

      • Thank u so much manish….i went to RPO and met the passport officer ….my passport is on its way for dispatch.
        thanks a ton.
        :-)

  83. how much time it takes for the status “passport printing in progress” to update to next stage??

  84. Hi manish I Apply Fresh Passport in bangalore as I am staying less then 1 year here so I given past 5 year address as my institute in Tamilnadu . Now In bangalore I am working with a company so I have aadhar card and bank passbook with my company address printed on both . so i given my company address on passport but I am not staying in company 24 hours only on duty timing i am staying there rest i am staying accommodation provided by them near by the company so If police people come for verification to Company and I am not there then will they call me and will it be enough to appear to company when they call me. How about police verification will it we done both address current and previous as well .

  85. Dear Manish.
    I have applied for renewal of my passport on 17/01/2014 and police verification Was done on 22/01/2014. On 27/01/2014 I received a message on my mobile “ Police has submitted clear report for your current address.” and the status of the passport online changed to “Police Verification Report for your passport application is under review at Regional Passport Office. You would receive an sms/e-mail once the passport is dispatched.”
    Science last 10 days the online status is same. On 6/02/2014 I communicated with Commissioner office to know what exactly the status weather they have uploaded or not. They told on 27/01/2014 only they uploaded all the document and the status of the report is clear, and also they told even RPO also scanned all my documents in RPO office on 29/01/2014.

    Please advice do I need to wait for completion of 45 days as per passport process time, or do I need to communicate with Passport seva Kendra (PSK)
    Thanks.

  86. Hi Manish,
    I have applied for a fresh passport in month of April 2013 and i stay on a rented flat till now i have not received my passport.I also visited RPO Mumbai and met the granting officer she said to give details for permanent address which was not filled up earlier. so i filled it up with giving the address in PP Form,Since the status is the same As i am also keeping a track on my status everyday and now on the website i get a column saying your passport is under review at regional passport office and also a SCN notice is been initiated (Show cause Notice) to my record on 17-01-2014 and as of now i have also not received the SCN letter from RPO. Kindly please tell me what should i do in such situation.Should i visit the RPO again and find it what’s going on,waiting for your reply as soon as possible.

    Thanks
    Mukul

  87. Dear Manish.
    I have applied for renewal of my passport on 17/01/2014 and police verification Was done on 22/01/2014. On 27/01/2014 I received a message on my mobile “ Police has submitted clear report for your current address.” and the status of the passport online changed to “Police Verification Report for your passport application is under review at Regional Passport Office. You would receive an sms/e-mail once the passport is dispatched.”
    Science last 10 days the online status is same. On 6/02/2014 I communicated with Commissioner Office to know what exactly the status weather they have uploaded or not. They told on 27/01/2014 only they uploaded all the document and the status of the report is clear, and also they told even RPO also scanned all my documents in RPO office on 29/01/2014
    Please advice do I need to wait for completion of 45 days as per passport process time, or do I need to communicate with Passport seva Kendra (PSK)

    Thank you.

  88. Hi Manish, As I got Passport through Takkal in chennai within three days which my home town and police verification has came after 2 weeks unfortunately i was not there because i working at mumbai and two days before i recieved post from Rpo that negative police verification thus passport holder not present in residence and worked at mumbai. As now iam planning to srilanka next week .Can i able travel ? and what should i do now please advise

    • Hi Maqsood. Since you were staying in Mumbai you should have mentioned the Mumbai address. It is best to get in touch with the RPO and understand the paper work required. You will mostly likely be charged a penalty of 5000/- for hiding material information in your application and asked to provide Mumbai address. If they don’t ask for passport surrender then you can visit srilanka.

      • HI MANISH PLEASE HAVE A LOOK ON THIS AND REPLY ITS URGENT.

        Hi manish I Apply Fresh Passport in bangalore as I am staying less then 1 year here so I given past 5 year address as my institute in Tamilnadu . Now In bangalore I am working with a company so I have aadhar card and bank passbook with my company address printed on both . so i given my company address on passport but I am not staying in company 24 hours only on duty timing i am staying there rest i am staying accommodation provided by them near by the company so If police people come for verification to Company and I am not there then will they call me and will it be enough to appear to company when they call me.

  89. Hi manish I applied a Fresh Passport from Bangalore . I am staying less then one Year here and I given my company address in application , so is there any issue when police visit my company and in case i am not there . I am staying near to company provided accommodation but in application I given my company address. Is that OK if i present when police call me to come to company.

  90. Hi manish I applied a Fresh Passport from Bangalore . I am staying less then one Year here and I given my company address in application , so is there any issue when police visit my company and in case i am not there . I am staying near to company provided accommodation but in aplication I given my company address. Is that OK if i present when police call me to come to company.

  91. Hi manish I Apply Fresh Passport in bangalore as I am staying less then 1 year here so I given past 5 year address as my institute in Tamilnadu . Now In bangalore I am working with a company so I have aadhar card and bank passbook with my company address printed on both . so i given my company address on passport but I am not staying in company 24 hours only on duty timing i am staying there rest i am staying accommodation provided by them near by the company so If police people come for verification to Company and I am not there then will they call me and will it be enough to appear to company when they call me. How about police verification will it we done both address current and previous as well

  92. Hi..
    The reference given in passport application form were not available during the verification done by police..out of 2 … only one reference is available..
    i m stuck… is there any way.. or a process by which i can change the reference… or i have to take the appointmnt …and wait for everything again…
    plz help me out

    • Hi Bilal. You can change the reference during verification. So long as the police is convinced about the identity of your reference, they don’t bother if it’s a different reference in the passport application.

  93. Hi,

    I applied for renewal of passport in tatkal and got the passport as well.After that police came to home for verification but we missed.we got letter from RPO saying to submit details in office.Please let me know the process to solve this issue and how long will it take…. Will they retake the passport? when they return? will it be new one or same passport will be return…? how long they take to return the passport?

    • Hi Karthi,
      Sorry to hear about your situation. It’s best to get in touch with RPO and understand the procedure. If they have asked for passport surrender then you should comply immediately. If the letter does not ask for surrender of passport then you can continue to hold the passport while replying to RPO. Most likely the same passport will be handed back to you once the paper work is completed. However it’s best to check with RPO directly.

      • Hi manish I applied a Fresh Passport from Bangalore . I am staying less then one Year here and I given my company address in application , so is there any issue when police visit my company and in case i am not there . I am staying near to company provided accommodation but in aplication I given my company address. Is that OK if i present when police call me to come to company

        • Hi Susheel, if you are currently staying at the address mentioned in your application and have documentary proof + references to back it up! then you should be fine.

      • what is this manish reply me something man .

        Hi manish I applied a Fresh Passport from Bangalore . I am staying less then one Year here and I given my company address in application , so is there any issue when police visit my company and in case i am not there . I am staying near to company provided accommodation but in aplication I given my company address. Is that OK if i present when police call me to come to company

  94. Hi manish I applied a Fresh Passport from Bangalore . I am staying less then one Year here and I given my company address in application , so is there any issue when police visit my company and in case i am not there . I am staying near to company provided accommodation but in aplication I given my company address. Is that OK if i present when police call me to come to company

  95. Hi Manish

    When I applied for my passport on Jan 6 I had not yet completed one year of residency at present address. But now during submission of my documents I would have completed exactly 1 year of residency at current address. Can I change the application form at the PSK at the time of submission of documents and provide proof of only the present residence. Awaiting your reply

    Ganesh

    • In this case, you must prove your residency at current address since last 1 year. It may be unlikely as it is hard to obtain address proof immediately from shifting.

  96. Hi Manish

    This is for a re-issue of a expired passport, (3 years 4 days expired).

  97. Hi Manish ,
    Verification is done by LIU and police people…
    its now two weeks when the verification and reference letter has been signed… but still on the passport seva website the status is still appearing as “waiting for police verification”

    is it normal or am i suppose to do something for that ??

    • same thing happened with me.

      • Hi Manish , Verification is done by LIU and police people… its now more than two weeks when the verification and reference letter has been signed… but still on the passport seva website the status is still appearing as “waiting for police verification” is it normal or am i suppose to do something for that ??

  98. Hi Manish I applied for Reissue of Passport from Kolkata in Tatkal scheme with address change.Surprise to know that even if it is TATKAL scheme they had send my category to pre- police verification because there is difference between photo image before 10 year and now .Police officer still says I am waiting for your application after 12 days of apply.With in how many days i should get my passport

    • Hi Nihar, the granting officer may have converted your application into a normal category due to change in appearance. Tatkal applications are always post verification.

  99. Hi Manish,
    I had applied for new passport for my mom and Dad.Local police told to visit cid office.
    Please provide me cid/cbi office address for passport

    • Hi Zakir, You will get the address and contact person details of the CID office from your local police station itself.

  100. Hi Manish,
    Status on the passport seva website is not yet updated. However its been more than 3 weeks since the verification by Police and LIU is been done.
    what should i do ? is it normal or am i suppose to contact somewhere ?
    Please help me out !

    • Hi Bilal. Follow up with police and RPO. If they give no reply then file an RTI.

  101. hi Manish, i given two refferences for on passport application but now i came to know that they dont have any residence proof… what should i do now?

    note – they have pan card and other photo ID from their home town… and m from Mumbai

  102. Hi Manish,
    Greetings! I am applying for renewal of my passport. My first passport has indian address which is my permanent address, My second has a address from Toronto where I was a student. I am applying do renewal because my current passport with toronto address is going to expire. I have been in India since June 2013 and I reside at the same Indian address in my first passport and it’s my permanent address.

    Shall I wait till June 2014 to complete for my one year stay in India ?
    Do I need a police clearance certificate from toronto?
    I won’t be able to provide a address proof in toronto as I left from that address before a long time.
    How things will work, I initially asked them to put my permanent indian address in my second passport but the toronto indian high commission did not do it and said it won’t be a problem. Now after reading all these reviews I am kind of worried. Any Advice will be appreciated. Thank you.

  103. Hi manish ,thank you first
    i am satyashree from mumbai i want to apply passport but the i am transgender .can u please help me out the how to apply the passport application in online and i want to know the all process and main thing is in online application in sex coloum only to field male and female but the i am a other how to apply and if i can apply the direct go to passport office and take apponitment and how to make the payment .
    i have all document with me
    list is
    1) leaving Certificate
    2) Name change
    3) voting card
    4) aadhar card
    5) pan card
    6) Bank statement
    and if any possibable to apply tatkal
    can u please help me out

  104. Hi Manish, My Mother has a Passport in which in Police Verification Mode:Post Verification is written and in My Brothers passport in Police Verification Mode:Pre Verification is written. So what does this Post And Pre-Verification means???
    Plz Send this messege in my E-Mail Fast.
    Thanks

  105. Hi manish
    I applied for passport on 06-04-3013 & previous address report from cid is clear and now I have filled a PP form as I shifted to new address and currently my residence period at new address is of 9 months.Also I checked at rpo the granting officer says they have not got the current address report.so I would like to know will there be any problem in pv if I have reside at new address for less than a year.pls reply soon

    Regards
    Mukul

    • Hi Mukul.
      Greetings! If I understand your question correctly, you were issued a passport in April 2013 and then you changed your residence and want to get a new passport with updated address. It is not recommended to apply for a new passport so soon just to change the address. Passport is not an address proof but a travel document. Even after you change your residence, the passport is still valid for travel. If you still wish to get a new passport, I would recommend that you wait for another 3 months so as to complete 1 year at current address before applying for the passport.

      • Hi Manish
        Thanks for the quik reply.i would like to inform you I have applied for fresh passport on 06-04-2013 and I got shifted to new address after the verification.hence my report gone adverse.after that I filled a pp form for new address verification and now I have been residing at the new address for 9 months.so I would like to know what will be the scenario.
        Regards
        Mukul

  106. Hi manish,

    I am staying in pune since 1 and half year. i am working in a private company.
    i am living here in a rented house with agreement for 11 months. I have been living in this apartment since 4 months. before that i was living in another apartment for 7 months in pune itself.
    With
    -House agreement of both the places i lived AND electric bills of current place i am living .
    - Birth certificate(Without Name) from a maternity hospital AND Certificate of Age and Domicile from executive Magistrate as a birth proof.
    - PAN CARD, DRIVING LICENCE, AADHAAR CARD, HSC/SSC CERTIFICATES, GRAD CERTIFICATE.

    am I good with the necessary documents i need to get a clean clear verification without hassle at PSK ?

    PLEASE HELP my appointment date is 15th of this month.

    Pratik

    • Hi Pratik,
      Greetings! Since you have been staying at current address for 7 months only, police verification will be conducted at both the addresses in Pune. House Rent agreement (registered) is not listed as an acceptable address proof by Passport authorities. However you may use this agreement to get your address updated in your bank account (nationalised banks only) and take 1 year bank statement with updated address as an address proof. If you have a postpaid mobile connection, landline connection, gas or other utility bills in your name for the present address you can take then along as well. You will need such proof for your old address as well. Since you have not mentioned whether this is a fresh passport or a reissue and whether you have applied under tatkal, so can’t comment if you will need additional documents. However PAN card (ID proof), bank statement/utility bills/Aadhar card/Ration card (Address Proof), Graduation Certificate (ECNR), and Birth certificate (DOB) should be enough for granting of passport. You can use the document adviser tool on passport website for complete list of documents.

  107. Hi Mainsh,

    Greetings!!

    Appreciate all your efforts by guiding the the individuals and your quick responses.

    I just had a small query, my status tracker is updated as “Police Report has been submitted by SP Office, District Mumbai and passport printing is in progress” on 9th April 2014 and has received two message 1st – Police has submitted clear report for your Current Address, 2nd – Passport Printing initiated for your file No. – You will receive SMS once your passport is printed. How many day will it take for printing and Dispatch.

    Looking forward to receive updates

    Many Thanks,
    Imran

    • Hi Imran,
      Greetings!
      It can take 7-14 days for the passport to get printed and dispatched. The status on the website will update once the passport is printed and when it’s dispatched.

      • Many thanks for instant reply and updates.Hope and wish I receive it as per your update.

      • Hi Manish,

        Passport has printed message received how much time does it take for dispatch.

        Also if I want to check the printed passport online how can I do that.

        • Hi Imran, there is no fixed timeline published by passport authorities. It usually takes few days for passport to be dispatched once it’s printed. You can check it one you receive it. Not online.

  108. Hi Manish,

    I got my passport renewed. The police verification mode was post verification. Constable cam eto my home and provided me the list of documents I should carry to police station. I visited police station 3-4 times and finally got all the documents. Officer asked me to submit just one copy of my new passport and asked me to leave. I was so happy that he did not asked any bribe. I said thanks and went home.
    After a week I got a message that police sent adverse verification for my current address. I visited the officer and he said ur address verification was optional and I did not do it because ur passport is already with you (he lied.)

    I digged up the records and found that he mentioned that Applicant was not available.

    What should I do ? What will be the conscquences if I do nothing?

    • Hi Piyush,
      You can escalate the matter to senior officials at the police station or police commissioner’s office. Make sure to give a complain in writing and take an acknowledgment. State all the facts in the letter. This will help you in future. Most likely the police will not take any action against the officer. To put more pressure on police you can file an RTI application. If they submitted adverse report, you will receive a notice from passport office for surrender of your passport and they may even impose a penalty. It is best to visit the Regional Passport Office and check the status of your police verification and if it indeed is sent as adverse, then ask for re-verification. RPO will ask you to fill up a form and ask for few documents (ID, Address Proof, Photos etc) and then re-initiate your police verification. After a few days you can visit the CID office and collect your verification papers and take them to your local police station for completion of the police verification. Of course visiting CID office is optional as they are supposed to send the papers to local police station directly but doing this yourself will expedite the process.

  109. HI MANISH, thanks for good forum , can i apply reissue passport and pcc at same time , let me tell you my passport will be expire next 3rd march , 2015 so i have pan card , voter card , adhar card , bank statement and foreigner spouse neme endorsement in the passport ,relationship certificate from Indian embassy and marriage certificate from temple …..what are the documents needed for this procedure .how long take time for this tatkal
    ..i,m egarly waiting for ur reply

    • Hi Bishu, thanks for your comments. I am unaware of PCC application procedure. Hence can’t advice on the same. For tatkal passport, you can check the document advisor tool on passport website for accurate list of document required for your specific case.

  110. Hello Manish,

    I am married (2 yrs back) and my husband is in Saudi Arabia and I am still living with my mother (parents) in India. Few days back, I have applied for a re-issuing of my passport (because I have added my spouse name) and address is same of my mother (parents). My mother give my Affidavit for the same that I am living with her because my husband is abroad.

    I got my passport but the problem is that a police man required my husband’s address proof of India (of my parents address because I am living with my mother) please advice.

    • Hi Gurinder,
      The affidavit is the proof enough that you are staying with your mother. Your husband’s address proof is not required. You can submit your 1 year bank statement as additional proof.

      • Hello Manish,
        Thanks for guidance. I have given all the proof which you have said above but still police gives adverse report to Passport office. Now want can I do, please advice.

  111. Hi Manish,

    I have a couple of questions for you,

    1.Who provides the positive/clear PVR,the thana constable or the commissioner’s office and what is the role of the commissioner’s office in the process?

    2.My status on the passportindia.gov.in site says : Police report has been submitted by Police Station, Pune City and sent to Commissioner of Police, District Pune City for review.I visited the commissioner’s office and they said that they are waiting for the physical report/courier[tapal] to be sent from the thana.

    3.I asked the policeman on the counter at the commissioner’s office whether my PVR was positive/clear,he said yes though not very convincingly,does he have any reason to lie?.

    I’m worried cause its been 1 month since the police verification and my parents who had applied along with have already received their passports and I have not and ill be needing it soon to appear for the gre.

    Any help/advice you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Troy,
      Greetings!
      1. Both local police and the Special Branch at commissioner’s office provides the clearance.
      2. Check with local police and inform them about urgency and ask for advice on how to proceed.
      3. I can’t say if he has a reason to lie. But take the response at face value and pursue it with local police once.
      Each case is different and hence you should not compare them. But I would recommend visiting local police station and informing them about the updates and checking the status of the courier.

    • I troy I am facing the same issue. comm to review application. i really dont have a clue when this status would change, could you knowledge transfer to me about ur experience.

  112. Hi Manish,

    I am Bikash Shaw from Kolkata staying in pune for the last 3 years. I have few queries as given below:-

    1: My permanent address is Kolkata where i do not stay now. Will verification will be done there in kolkata, what if they says to verification officer that he no more stays here in kolkata.

    2: Cuttentlt staying in pune for the last 3 years, changed 2 flats with different address, At current address i am staying for the last 8 months, will there any problem for verification

    3: I worked in MNC company and stays alone in rented flat, what will happen if police comes for verification and doesn’t find me at home, will there be any issue, but my owner stays beside my flat.

    4: For pune address proof I have have 1 year Bank Of Maharashtra statement, rent agreement, owners light bill. Is any other document required for pune address proof.

    • Hi Bikash,
      Greetings!
      Police verification is conducted at all addresses where you have stayed in last 12 months. I would recommend that you wait for 4-5 months before getting your passport reissue (if possible). Otherwise police verification will be conducted at both your addresses of Pune. Kolkata address will not be included in police verification since you haven’t stayed in kolkata in last 12 months. Police may call you on your cell phone if they don’t find you at your rent flat. It is also recommended that you visit the local police station once a week after submitting your passport application at PSK and get the mobile number of police officer who will visit your flat. Bank statement from approved banks is accepted as an address proof. Bank of Maharashtra is listed in the approved bank list. Rent agreement along with owners light bills should be fine. If you have any utility bills in your name, that will be good for police verification.

  113. Hi Manish,

    I am from Mumbai, Malad. I had applied for a reissue for passport in tatkaal process since it was expiring next year and also i had to update my Wife’s name. However the earlier passport that i had was issued in Hyderabad and am in mumbai from past few years.

    My Passport was granted with police verification mode in Tatkaal scheme and i have received a new passport too in 4 working days 21/04/2014. A police constable reached to my residence a week later and got some documents signed and 2 neighbour reference signatures as well. He advised me to visit the police station within 2 days with all documents, which i did. it has been 2 days so far.

    Now am not sure how many days it will take to get this whole process to get over. I have checked the police wesite which has only inward date entry but all others are empty till now.

    I have to submit my passport my Canadian visa processing next week. Is it true that i can proceed with visa formalities like this or should i have to wait for the PV to get over. I have applied my passport through tatkaal for the same reason. while my passport is granted this PV is killing me with no time surity.

    I have read your blog and realized u have gone through the similar process. How long did it take for ur pv completion??

    please advise

    • Hi Venkat,
      There is no fixed timeline. It can take between 4-8 weeks for the PV report to be submitted to RPO. However you can use your passport in the meantime.

      • Hi Manish

        l recently checked my status online, its stating police report has been submitted passport printing is in process.can you tell me how much time more to get the passport.

        • Hi Mukul,
          It can take 1-4 weeks to receive your passport.

      • Hi Manish,

        thanks for the reply, but i believe canadian visa process time is about 2 weeks from the applied date. If the PV takes more than that or doesn’t happen in mean time, wouldn’t it be an issue for the visa stamping process.

        • Hi Venkat,
          PV is independent of the visa processing. Each has no bearing on the other. Your passport is good for travel. You can fly out of the country today!

  114. hi manish
    i have applied under tatkal scheme bt when i submitted my file at PSK it says Application status is on Hold now i checked the status it shows pending physical police verification ..Ineed pasport urgently what can i do please let me know

    • Hi Deepu
      Best to get in touch with RPO to check the issue with your application.

  115. Hi Manish,
    I want to know the date of verification done by police for passport related ..is there any way to find out exact date ..please let me know.

  116. Hey Manish

    I had applied for passport Physical verification by Police is done. But I had entered my presnt temporary address in the permanent address column to. So it got rejected during CID verification. I got an outward number frm the police station and they told me to visit Worli passport office. Do I need to book an appointment before going>??

    • Hi manish
      I was reissued a passport recently on post pv basis…..in police verification it was found that a case is pending against me of which I was unaware……coz 4 years ago I got into a mess and somehow I got rid of it through some police approach but I do not have any compromise proof (as compromise was not done). I was just conveyed that u pay for it now and forget about your case.
      But now passport verification officer either wants a proof of compromise (which I don’t have) or he will take an action.

      What kind of action it can be?
      Will my passport get cancelled/revoked/impounded?
      What will happen to my current visas?
      If it is not cancelled, can I travel??

      • Hi Amandeep,
        Sorry to hear about your situation. It is best to get in touch with a lawyer who specializes in such matters and take professional advice.

  117. Hi Manish,
    I applied for my passport from Ghaziabad as a student. I actually am from west bengal. Although, police verification at my current residential address has been done and the documents have been sent to Regional Passport Office, no police verification till this date has been done at my permanent address. My online passport status shows “Police Verification Report is not clear and application is under review at Regional Passport Office.”
    I made an inquiry at Ghaziabad and they told me that police verification report from your home town is yet not submitted. Then, I enquire at my permanent address police station and they say we have not received any document for your verification from Ghaziabad passport office. Who should I believe and what should I do now??
    Plz help!

  118. dear manish

    i have got my passport on 20/10/13. again i need a pcc for kuwait,so i apply online for the pcc on 18/05/14.and got appointment on 28/05/14.but on 20/05/14 in my passport seva account a show cause notice displayed which shows “PVR REVIEW”.but i went to passport office on 28/05/4 for the pcc,and i got pcc..and on 30/05/14 i got a show cause notice letter to my home address where it say adverse police verification against you.if so then why they issued me police clearance certificate on 28/05/14

  119. Hi,

    My police verification was done two weeks ago and i have shown the Adhar Card, LIC copy or the bank statement and the mobile bill etc to the police people. but they required the Lease/rent agreement for the verification that i was not made that time. But as per passport guidlines any one is required for the prove of address. Now the application is on under review. I visited the RPO thane, Mumbai, they said i need to submit the affidevit fo back dated prove and current rent agreement. I want to know is it right and also is there any penalty lying for the police verification was not clear? what should i do? Kindly guide me asap?

    Regards,

    Viney Yadav

    • Hi Viney,
      Sorry to hear about your situation. It is best to get the rent agreement made in current date and an affidavit stating your details and the date from which you are staying at your current address. Rent receipts can also be produced. While Aadhar card, bank statement etc are enough to get the passport application processed, but police still insists on ration cards, rent agreements etc. If you are staying on rent, police may insist on seeing the rent agreement.

  120. Hi All, The question I have is, my permanent address is in TN while I’m living in bangalore for more than one year. Will police verification happen at both the places?

    • Hi Param,
      Greetings! You should apply for the passport from the place where you are currently resident (in your case: Bangalore). Mention the permanent address of TN in the application form though.

      • Thanks Manish. But do they go for verification again at both the places? They had verified the permanent address during 2005. Now will they verify it again for reissue? If yes, its a big headache. I know how much I suffered to move papers across districts and how much bribe i spent on it at both the places.

  121. Hi ,I have submitted my application successfully for “RENEWAL” of my passport.Application submitted date is :: 20 May 2014.
    Also police verification is completed.
    Please find the status of application as below on 04 June 2014::
    Police Verification has been initiated on Post PV basis to SP Office, District Bhopal and action for passport printing is initiated, to be followed by lamination, signing, quality check and dispatch.
    Could you please let me know how much time it going to take for renewal.
    Or any sugession or way by which I can get it faster.

  122. Hi, i have submitted my application form with present address as hostel in pune and permanent address as of miraj maharashtra. I have completed my 10 th from miraj. 12 from fergusson college pune.and i am doing bcon now….i have bank statement for more than one year with address of hostel in pune….i would like to know what documents i can submit…..also can 10th marksheet can be used against 10 passing certificate

    • Hi Abhishek
      For list of acceptable documents, I would recommend that you use the document advisor tool on the passport website itself. It gives a very comprehensive list of documents and annexures that are required for your specific case.

  123. hi Manish,

    My passport status shows ( Police Report has been submitted by Commissioner of Police, District Pune City and action for passport printing is initiated, to be followed by lamination, signing, quality check and dispatch.) since a week now ………. pls can u let me knw if passport will be printed n how many days approx will it take for it to come home.

    • Hi Azmina,
      It can take anywhere from few days to few weeks (6-8 weeks) depending on backlog

  124. Action for passport printing is initiated status for last 7 days.how much time does it take?

  125. Hi manish,
    My name is Abhishek, Just i applied for passport and my previous (Delhi) address police verification is done , but i do not receive any confirmation sms or call from PSK or police office..please help me ,, what i do??

    • Hi Abhishek. Best to visit the police station and enquire. They will be able to tell you the status.

  126. hi manish,
    last week i’ve done my appointment in PSK. as i’ve recently completed my postgraduation in a city other than my home town, they asked my address in city i resided for the past two years. i gave them the address in the city i studied so that police verification will be done there also. now the problem is that the address i gave got a mistake by missing two letters in the street name. so the police man in that station called me and asked to correct the mistake by revisiting psk again immediately for verification to be done. so my doubt is whether it is possible to change that address by revisiting psk again and if so what would they ask me for correcting that mistake as i have no proof in documentation for my stay there,

    • Hi Raguram, best to visit the PSK or RPO and check if they will allow correction or ask you to fill another application. Whatever address you mention, you should have adequate documents to back up the claim.

  127. Hi,
    My grand son’s passport renewal police verification failed. What happened was:
    Police asked us to visit the Karur (T.N.) town police station. We went there.
    Police Officer: “Show me the ration card.”
    Myself: ” We do not have any ration card since we lived outside India for long.”
    Police officer: “No ration card!Then no passport.”
    Myself:”Sir, we informed about this in the passport office in Tiruchi. But still they accepted the application. If they are not aware please write it and I will go back to them.”
    Police officer: “You have Adhar card. Let me see. Oh there you are, the house number not matching. So no passport for your grand son. I will complete the report right now.”
    Myself:”Sir, that is the new door number, although adhar card people used it, still post man does not know.It is our own house. We live here continuously, after we returned from abroad. His mother’s (ie my daughter’s) was renewed and received OK at this address. My passport and my wife’s passport also have the same door number.”
    But for all this, he turned a deaf ear. He took signature of my son and completed his remark. After 15 days Passport office asked us check with SP office karur. The staff at SP office spoke to us very nicely. He even chatted with my grand son about his plans to visit Malaysia for Karathe. He searched and found the report. he said it was received on that day only and he will do the update and we will receive the passport in a week’s time. But we asked him to check the report. Then he found it was not good. Address verification failed. We requested him to arrange to verify again and you can find all the facts OK on our side. But he said the local authority has reported and he can not do anything except to forward it. No further investigation.
    We are stuck. Should we go the passport office with all our passports and recent letters received through post office and house tax receipts? will the passport office help? Will the redo the verification. We can even take a photograph on the wall showing both the door numbers.

  128. Hi,
    My grand son’s passport renewal police verification failed.
    What happened was:
    Police asked us to visit the Karur (T.N.) town police station. We went there.
    Police Officer: “Show me the ration card.”
    Myself: ” We do not have any ration card since we lived outside India for long.”
    Police officer: “No ration card!Then no passport.”
    Myself:”Sir, we informed about not having the ration card in the passport office in Tiruchi. But still they accepted the application. If they are not aware please write it and I will go back to them.”
    Police officer: “You have Adhar card. Let me see. Oh there you are, the house number not matching. So no passport for your grand son. I will complete the report right now.”
    Myself:”Sir, that is the new door number, although adhar card people used it, still post man does not know.It is our own house. We live here continuously, after we returned from abroad. His mother’s (ie my daughter’s) was renewed and received OK at this address. My passport and my wife’s passport also have the same door number.”
    But for all this, he turned a deaf ear. He took signature of my son and completed his remark. After 15 days Passport office asked us check with SP office karur. The staff at SP office spoke to us very nicely. He even chatted with my grand son about his plans to visit Malaysia for Karathe. He searched and found the report. he said it was received on that day only and he will do the update and we will receive the passport in a week’s time. But we asked him to check the report. Then he found it was not good. Address verification failed. We requested him to arrange to verify again and you can find all the facts OK on our side. But he said the local authority has reported and he can not do anything except to forward it. No further investigation.
    We are stuck. Should we go the passport office with all our passports and recent letters received through post office and house tax receipts? will the passport office help? Will the redo the verification. We can even take a photograph on the wall showing both the door numbers.

    Manish, will there be a reinvestigation?
    I have obtained a certificate from panchayat office saying that the house having both new and old door numbers belong to us and my daughter and grandson live here along with us. I have taken one affidavit as well. I have photographs of the front wall bearing both door numbers. Again I have kept ready some of the recent letters from school and bank with the old number delivered to us Will these help us? They (SP office & PP office) say they will call us once again.

    • Sorry to hear about your situation. You should visit the RPO and reinitiate the verification process. Also get an affidavit made about your grandson’s stay at the particular house mentioned in the application.

      • Thank you manish. SP office clerk and RPO office reception told me to wait for the call from RPO. Will visit RPO with affidavit, panchayat certificate and photographs showing both door numbers belong to the same house where my grandson lives with us. I will inform you when this problem clears..

  129. Hi Manish

    I have applied reissue passport of my aunty. She is living in govt. quarters. Unfortunately her quarters number change with in the same campus at the time of police verification. But now issue is that Police reported that she is not staying in reported address, so how to resolve this issue please suggest us.

    Thanking you

    • Visit RPO and explain the case and get the application updated. Then RPO will reinitiate the verification process.

  130. Hi manish,

    Few month back i apply my passport & i was unable to attain police verification & now in passport office website say adverse report submitted by police. as i am staying in Bangalore.please help me how to close the old file(bhubanesar) & how to apply new passport from bangalore

    • You will have to visit RPO Bhubaneswar to sort this out. They will advice further steps.

  131. Hi Manish,

    I have applied for my wife passport and at the same time my son and daughter. I applied the passport i march 2013. Since my wife’s name was not there in my passport, my son and daughter application went for police verification too. I completed the police verification in the last week of March, after very long time the ( i thought due to elections in India) the process is getting delayed, finally my daughter and wife’s passport is showing printed, and will be dispatched, but my son’s passport is still showing pending for physical police verification.

    for my son the mumbai police passport status page was not showing any outward number and dates, so i thought the file is still pending with local police or lying in SP office unattended but now the mumbai police passport status page show record doesn’t match with out record please contact 1090.

    Can you please guide my what do now in such situation how to move ahead for my sons passport, since i am out of country will be coming for this issue for 7 days, and i want to sort the issue and get back so that i can get my family abroad.

    Thanking You in advance

    • Hi Subodh,
      Sorry to hear about your troubles. It is best to visit the local police station and SP office personally and enquire. They may not be very helpful on the phone. You can try calling 1090 and check the issue but most likely they will call you to the SP office for further details. Take all originals and copies of the document along with you. May be your wife can visit the SP office and check all paper work that may be required before you leave for India. 7 days may be a very tight deadline to sort out matters with Mumbai police.

      • Thanks for you Reply Manish,

        I called 1090 they says that police report is not received by the SP Office from Local Police station and asked me to contact the local Police Station.

        My wife visited the local police station, but the local police station do not reply properly, they says they are lot of files pending we cannot give the status. Peoples 8-9 months passports are pending for you its only 3 months go and bring the file from SP office, where as I have already submitted all the document to the local police station when the verification was done.

        Pl suggest

        Thanks Subodh

  132. Hi Manish, Please help the police has called me to Station tomorrow and he wants me to bring hell lot of documents 2sets same as you mentioned. I have all the documents except the society letter. I asked it from them and they gave me a blank letter with the society letter head and told me to write and they’ll just stamp and sign on it, noe the problem is that i have never written any this kind of letter so please tell me what to write in the letter. Also if possible you can give me the format or exact letter i’ll add my personal details to it and give. Please. Your help will be highly appreciated.

    • Hi Roshan
      There is no standard format. You can search online for a society letter format. It can be addressed to either the Police officer incharge or generic “Whomsoever it may concern” and state that you (or your parents) are member of the society, your flat number and since when you have been living at the said flat.

  133. Hi Manish
    I have an another quarry that as my ant address have changed….

    She applied in one RPO in Delhi. so should she go to that RPO where she took appointment or she should visit to the head RPO in Delhi? With whom she will meet in RPO for solution of this problem? Plz get back soon

    • Hi Anjali,

      Not sure if I understood you correctly. Your aunt’s address changed in between the passport reissue process? If so, you should visit the RPO and they will guide you about the process. There is only one RPO for every region. Don’t confuse them with PSKs.

  134. Hi Manish,
    I ve applied for a passport two days ago… Today I received a call from police for pre verification. Now I am in Guwahati for training.. And could not be in Andhra(home) for three months…i am very worried about how to deal with this! Kindly help me.
    Thanks
    Lokesh..

  135. Thanks Manish

  136. Hi,
    I have to renew my passport which is to be expired in Nov 2014 , I have filled the online form and I have got appointment on 4th of July.Problem is my passport had been issued in Dubai, the address on passport is of Kerala my hometown
    and its been three year from (2011) i am studying in Mumbai and Present address given is where i stay as paying guest in mumbai . I dont have anything that I can show other than my college id as of in mumbai . Will that be a issue ?

    • Hi Merin,
      Passport being issued in Dubai with Kerala address should not be a problem. However if you are staying in Mumbai for past three years you will need to documentary evidence of your stay in Mumbai. A certificate from your college stating your course details and address should help. Best to check with PSK helpline if any additional documents can be submitted since you are a student.

  137. Hi Manish

    My present passport is expiring in jan’15 but since I shall be travelling abroad in aug/sept’14 I need to reissue my passport. Also I got married a year back and need to add my spouse name to my passport but don’t want to add my husband’s surname to my name in my passport (want to go ahead with my maiden name including my surname only).Plz advise what documents shall I be carrying. The date for appointment under normal scheme is 17th july and I may travel in August so shall I apply for tatkaal or normal procedure.

    Thanks

    • Hi,
      For complete list of documents it is recommended to use the document advisor tool on passport website. To add spouse name you will need a marriage certificate or relevant annexure if marriage certificate cannot be produced. You can choose to keep your maiden name or change your surname. Make sure to fill up the application accordingly. You should apply under tatkal.

  138. hI manish

    Hi,
    My permanent address is thane and past 10 months m staying in pune.There was lot of trouble in the document process as earlier i hd given both permanent and current as mumbai address later in the process dey cm to knw and corrected my current address to pune.
    I got a mail stating my file has been submitted to thane police station but its been 2 months i havnt got a call from police and when i checked my file on mumbai police passport site (d link given in ur article says no found) so little confused wat to do.pls help.shuld i visit personally.

    • Hi Aarti,
      You should check with Thane police directly. The link is for Mumbai police and it will not work for Thane police.

  139. hi manish
    i m living in bangalore ,, i will apply for passport from my native in mid october
    So my question is after how many days police verification will happen as i have to go back to my work in bangalore according to that i should take leave.

    and my second query for the tatkal passport is it required to take sign from any A grade officer like District collector or anyone else ??

    • Hi Chirag,
      There is no fixed timeline for police verification. But generally it is initiated soon after the tatkal application is received. In case of tatkal, you can expect a call from police in 1-3 weeks time. For normal application timeline may vary further. However since you are staying in Bangalore it is recommended to apply from Bangalore as police will question on this aspect and may submit an adverse report. Verification certificate is require for tatkal fresh application. For reissue the verification certificate is generally not required.

  140. Hi Manish
    I am a local resident of aurangabad, but staying in Tamil Nadu for the last two years. My college was off for 2 months, so I applied for the passport in Mumbai. I got a call for police verification in aurangabad but reviewing my documents they told me you have to do the police verfication in Tamil Nadu and they sent my application back to Mumbai. From Mumbai the application reachad TamilNadu(Vellore). I got a call for police verification in Vellore(TN)
    and the constable says that he will send the application back if I dont come for the verification in 7 days. I am on vacation and it will not be possible for me to go there.
    What do I do in this case, If he sends the application back to Mumbai, is there any way I can extend this date or write an application for resending it after some time.
    Do i have to go Mumbai to hand them this application in person?

    Please help.

  141. Hi

    Currently i am in bangalore and i applied for passport with current address proof(Rashan card,Voter id). i mentioned in form that i am staying in bangalore from sept 2013 and before that i was in my native(Dausa,Rajasthan). Local police verfication done for me 2 days back. i got a call from my native police station and he is asking me to appear in local station. i told him, i am working in bangalore, i cant come to my native. i mentioned in the form my native home address and 2 neighbours address who can verify that till sept 2013 i was in my native. but that poilceman is not accepting this and asking me to present else he will send fai report in passport office.

    My question is that is it compulsory to present in your native also while you have applied passport from other state with all documents??

  142. Hi Manish! You are doing great job by helping others and answering their queries. Please help me with my 2 queries also.
    1.) I applied for normal passport and police verification is pending. I am living at my current address for last 14 months. I have rent agreement which specifies that I am living at this address for last 14 months. I have other documents like gas connection proof and ration card but I took it around November,2013 and it does not proves that I am living here from May, 2013. So I want to ask whether rent agreement will be sufficient or not in proving my stay at this address for 1 year?
    2.) As I mention I am living at my current address for last 1 year so its not my permanent address. So, I want to ask whether police verification will be done at my permanent address also. If yes do I require to present physically at my permanent address for police verification?

    • Hi Digvijay

      1: Rent agreement along with landlord’s utility bill should be enough to convince the police. Ration card will be added plus. So you should be ok as far police verification is concerned. A letter from the building society about your length of stay can also be submitted.

      2: Police verification is only conducted on addresses where you have staying in last 12 months.

      • Thanks Manish!

  143. Hi Manish
    I applied for passport and my appointment was on 2nd July. . I got a status of post police verification. . Which means I should be getting my passport in hand in 3 working days. . But the status is not yet changed. . What can be done. ?

    • Hi Siji
      If you applied under normal scheme, then it can take few days to few months to receive your passport even if it is issued under post verification. This is because tatkal passport applicants are given preference when it comes to booklet printing. Each RPO has a limited capacity when it comes to number of booklets they can print and process each day.

  144. Hi Manish,
    Quick question,
    My wife applied for passport in Jan ’14 after our marriage recently in Dec ’13. She received her passport in late Feb. Since I live in Australia I’ve processed her visit Visa as well as spouse Visa. She got her visa and tickets are booked for 18 July. She got sms last evening about show cause notice with code PVR review. She still hasn’t got the letter yet. I’m in dilemma what implications could be now, will she have any issues while traveling?

    We both are in stress now as it’s unclear what to do now. She would be going to RPO Mumbai tomorrow.

    Can you please advise should we do now and if it’s ok to travel even after such SCN thing?

    Appreciate your help.

    Thanks a lot,

    Cheers
    Jit

    • Hi Jit
      Most probably her police verification report could be adverse. Best to get in touch with the RPO as well Police and find out the details. It is not recommended to travel using this passport until you meet the RPO and re-initiate the verification again.

  145. Is there any risk for the Refrences/Neighbours who sign the verification form during police verification, if that person do any offensive / unlawful activity in future …

    • Only risk the references could have is if the person turns out to be a fake. i.e. the references knew the person is fake yet signed on the verification. Otherwise they are in no way linked to the crimes of the passport holder unless they are party to the crime.

  146. Hi Manish,

    I request your suggestion in my case..

    I am a permanent resident of Patna (Bihar) but have been living in Mumbai for over a year (I’ve mentioned that in passport application). After submitting application on 4th July ’14 in Patna, the current on-line status is “Passport application is under review at Regional Passport Office”. All the documents submitted refer my permanent address i.e. Patna.

    I shall be grateful if you could please tell me where the physical verification would happen.

    Thanking you,
    Avnish

    • Hi Avnish,

      Police verification is conducted at all addresses where you have stayed for past 12 months. This should be declared in the passport application form. Since you have living in Mumbai for over an year, your police verification will be conducted at Mumbai.

  147. hello manish,how r u
    sir,what happen if family is out of state including the applicant during the police verification and none of the neighbours do the signatures for the confirmation and the house found locked.we are away becouse some one got expired in our reltion and the neighbours are aafraid to do the signatures,we are coming after few days back home.
    what to do in that case???????

  148. Hi,

    I got status changed on 4th July as “Police verification initiated” but on 9th July it changed to “Police Verification report is not clear and application under review at RPO”. But No police man called me or visited my place for police verification in those 5day(4thJuly-9thJuly). How can anyone submit adverse report for my address with verification? Then on 16th the status was same but has an additional line as SCN – PVR Review issued, waiting for dispatch from PO. What does it mean? And what should I do? I need passport urgently.

    • “How can anyone submit adverse report for my address without verification?” Not with verification…it is without verification

      • Hi Ashish. Sorry to hear about your situation. One thing you should always keep in mind, this is India and when dealing with babus/police, expect the unexpected. I would recommend that you visit the police station and enquire.

    • Hi Ashish, you should visit the local police station and RPO to enquire.

  149. I have re-issued the passport in tatkal with the same address with exhaustion of page, till they have initiated post police verification. Now police is asking for birth place verification document. I was born in village in 1979 and birth certificate was not issued. My parents are no more in the world and police is asking for some document before my born………….

    • Hi,
      Birth certificate is not required for people born before 1989. You can submit an affidavit to the police about your date and place of birth along with your school/college certificate which mentions your date of birth.

  150. Sir is it necessary to write my current address in my passport form I have not written my current address in my passport form but my permanent address was written and I also visited to loi office for verification by they are saying that I should also write my current address . now my passport is not received till date my all procedure was complete my signature and verification is done in loi office still I don’t receive my passport. when I search my passport file it is showing that verification report is submitted to sp office now I will receive my passport or not pls guide what to do for this .

    • Hi Shivraj,
      You should check with RPO directly about the status of your application.

      • sir

        if they don’t release my passport then what is the procedure is there any fine for not writing the current address in the form if they ask for current address then what should I do .

        • Hi Shivraj, I couldn’t understand your question. You should mention your current address in the form even if it is same as permanent address.

  151. I am studying MCA 2nd year from NIT Calicut and I have passed my BCA from School of Computer Science and IT DAVV(SCSIT DAVV) Indore.While my police verification,the person asked me about my education I told him MCA from NIT Calicut,then he asked what you have done before? I replied BCA from SCSIT DAVV Indore.Then in my education he filled address of my previous college(SCSIT DAVV),and now my passport application has been sent to police station near my previous college.Will there be any problem in verification,because I am passed out from that college and currently studying in a different college.

  152. Hi Manish ,i am suresh from telangana,this is my present status showing in the passport website..
    Application Received on Date 09/06/2014
    Status: Police Verification Report is not clear and application is under review at Regional Passport Office.
    Show Cause Notice
    Letter Reference Number SCN Type SCN Issue Date ** SCN Status Status Updated On***
    SCN/XXXXXXXX/14 PVR Review 2014-XX-XX Applicant reply received 2014-XX-XX

    Applicant Reply Received On (if any)****
    2014-07-04

    i want to know the meaning of this status and how to go for further process

  153. I have applied for tatkal passport..how much time does it take for police verification after I have received my passport..Manish please help..

    • Within a week or 2.

  154. Hi manish how much time it would take for passport to get printed,verified and dispatched

    • Anywhere from 2-45+ days depending on whether you applied under normal or tatkal and how busy your RPO is.

  155. What if police verification has failed?? Can I apply freshly for a new passport?

    • You will have to check why verification failed and correct the issue. You can’t have two pending passport applications.

  156. Hello Manish, my current status says Police report has been submitted by Chaturshrungi Police Station, Pune City and sent to Commissioner of Police, District Pune City for review.. How long it will take for the next status to come as , report submit and passport printing in process. This status was shown on 30 july 2014. today is 5 august

    • Hi Rahul,
      There is no fixed timeline as the same changes from one police station to another. Best to call up police office and enquire.

  157. Dear Manish, I serious don’t understand the time frame, as last time it happened faster when my family member had applied. Will they really answer on calls. Do I have to call up the same place where my verification happened or the commissioner of police office. I also need to chat with you on one more issue. I had a copy of my birth certificate, where PSK did not accepted it , they took my tenth mark sheet but for place of birth they said xeror will not work but yes they did not said anything and make me sign one simple form which says I hereby declare that i was born in mumbai and they took a sign. All i wanted to ask you this. Thanks Rahul

  158. Will this place of birth create any issue. ????

  159. Manishji

    I have filed my passport application online. and I have also completed document verification successfully. But in police inquire they raise query that, reference which I have provided is not valid, he should live within your society only.

    In that case what I have to do?

    If any affidavit require then please give me format of the same

    • You can provide reference from society. No need for any affidavit.

  160. I have been staying at my present address for more than 2 years. However in last one year I was out of station on few occasions to other Delhi for total period of six months. I am back in my present address in the city, and applying for passport. Do I need to mention the temporary addresses I stayed during the last one year, inspite of being at the present address. I have all the proof to prove my presence at the present address, in last two years. And do not have any document to prove my stay at temporary addresses. Kindly guide me on the issue.

    • Temporary stays don’t count. For eg you may be on a business tour for 1-2 months out of country. It doesn’t mean you have relocated outside the country. Best to give your present address as the one where you have been staying for past 1 year.

      • Thanks Manish,
        With your knowledge of on the subject you are doing a great job. No one could answer to my problem and I was finding difficult to fill the form in the address, because showing temporary addresses would mean more than two locations, and online form does not allow that to happen.

        NOW ANOTHER QUERY ON ADDRESS:

        In the Address field, it online form allows only 42 characters, hence I removed, unwanted words from my address, and retained only the essential words. This results in difference with respect to two words, when compared with Adhar or any other address proof. Hence the match in address field is not 100%. Will it cause any problems.

  161. alright but manish how mnay days it takes approx for comm to review 10 days / 15 days / 30 or 2 months. just an approx knowledge transfer as I am helpless here. I need the passport urgently now as I need for medical reason. thanks rahul

  162. Hi ,sir
    i have apply the passport 2 mnth before.i am doint a job in other state so at the police verification time candidate sign in this paper is compulsury or not plz help me

  163. what should i do if my neighbour is not signing on my verification paper whos name i had written in my passport verification file

    • You should have asked the neighbour before putting their name. You can always change the reference during police verification.

  164. but the given block in paper from passport office contains the name of that person and t is printed in the paper, so now what should i do

    • You can change the references name, it should not be a problem. Police people do it all the time.

  165. hi

    i applied for reissue of my passport on 4th aug. 2014 in normal type of application, but now i want my passport ASAP. police verification was to be done on post verification basis but it is already done.. is there any way that i can get my passport ASAP. i am ready to pay for tatkal but PSK ppl are saying they cnt do it..

    please reply!

    regards
    jeet.

    • Hi Jeet,
      You can visit RPO and get your application converted to tatkal. But before that make sure the police has submitted the report to RPO. You will have to pay the tatkal fees at RPO directly.

  166. In the Address field, in online form, in allows only 42 characters, hence I removed, unwanted words from my address, and retained only the essential words. This results in difference with respect to two words, when compared with Aadhar or any other address proof. Hence the match in address field is not 100%. Will it cause any problems.

    • Small variation should be OK. Best to check with PSK during appointment. They will be able to update the form.

      • Yeah manish u r correct, they didn’t object to dropping of few unwanted words from the address. Got the passport under tatkal without paying any extra bucks to any agent or any employee. I am also planning not to pay for Post PV. Hope it will succeed.

  167. i have two problems

    1] police asking for bribe to complete verification
    2] i have submitted my residence proof more than 16 month still they insist proof priore that period
    3/no one has visited my house for verification instead he called me to come to their office

  168. inform corruption dpt. Lay a trap. Get them caught

  169. hi Manish,
    I had appled for passport but i had not disclosed my permanent address, just the current add where i am leaving from past 5 years, this is on rental basis, Apolice officer visited my place and told that u r app would be rejected for this reason he had called me tomorrow to local chowky pls help can i update my permenant add now, if yes how

    regards
    mohsin

    • Visit the RPO and update permanent address in the application.

  170. hi manish,

    as you said the police constable visited you on a saturday, can you recollect on which day did you go with your documents to the police station? what is the normal time frame to visit the police station after constable visits home? the constable came to my home on 13/8/2014 and asked me to visit the next day but due to high fever couldnt visit till now (16/8/2014). i dont have his mobile number. can i go there on monday??

    thanks
    ed
    mumbai

    • Hi Ed,
      Greetings! You should visit the police station in a week or 2 at most otherwise they may send your file back with adverse report and you may have to visit RPO to reinitiate the police verification process.

  171. Hi Manish,
    I had applied for a reissue of passport under Tatkal scheme.
    I had received my passport within 3-4 working days.

    After a few days the police verification was carried out. I submitted all my documents by visiting the police station.

    Few days back I got the following sms: ‘Dear applicant, your Passport verification is done and report is submitted as Clear, Kindly approach RPO Mumbai’.

    I do not understand the status of the sms, if I have received the sms ( also there is an outward date on the Mumbai police website) & I have received the new passport. Why should I visit the RPO?

    Please guide me.

    Regards,
    Zubair.

    • Hi Zubair,
      Greetings! You can ignore the sms. If you are worried you can check with RPO. Unless you receive any letter from RPO at your address, you should be fine and your passport is good for travel.

  172. Hi Manish,

    I had applied for Passport at PSK-MALAD on 21/07/2014 and still the Police officials have not visited my Home for Pre-Police Verification.

    While the Passport Application Status shows that “Police report has been submitted by Dahisar Police Station, Mumbai and sent to SP Office, District Mumbai for review.”

    Please tell me what to do?

    • Hi Ankur,
      Best to visit the local police station and check.

  173. Hi Manish,

    Local Police is saying that they got an order to send pending police verifications. And I have to report at Local Police Station with a Letter sent to me.

  174. Hi Manish,

    I reissued my passport with post police verification and i received my new passport in one weak but when police verification was done i was not available at home. today i received show cause notice from passport office with adverse police verification report. Please suggest me for further action that how can i clear this adverse police verification report. and also i want to know that can i travel to abroad with this passport without this adverse police verification report clear. because i need to travel end of this month to out of India.

    • Hi Sanjay,

      Greetings! You should have visited the police station earlier (within a week or 2 of receiving the passport and checked with them). Now you should visit the RPO and inform them about the problem. Complete necessary formalities and re-initiate the police verification process. The re-verification can take 3-8 weeks depending on how you follow up with police at every level. Only RPO can tell whether you can travel on this passport or not because a show-cause notice has already been issued.

  175. Hello sir i vikram I apply my new booklet and I just add my wife name and one month a go but when I track my file they show sumbit uare police repot but I done all ready with police repot I chek in cbi the say is pending he is he done soon I worry about so plz tell me something

  176. Hi manish, I had applied for passport under tatkal scheme. Got the passport in two days. However pv was nt fetting done so I kept visiting the local thana. Finally the police officer completed my pv thr itself, tuk all my documents nd my photographs, signatures. Told me that its completed now. But the status on mumbai police website is still not showing outward date. I m supposed to travel nxt week to singapore. Can travel out…
    Thanks.

    • Hi Ankur,
      It may take a few weeks for the outward date to show up. Shouldn’t be a problem traveling. If time permits visit local police station once more to confirm if documents were indeed sent.

  177. Hi manish,
    I finished my police verification just two days back. So when will it be submitted to cid office coz im in a urgency of a passport

    • Hi Denzil.
      There is no fixed timeline. It can take days to months. Best to follow up with police on a weekly basis if the passport is required urgently.

  178. Hi,

    I have been living in Kolkatta for 1.5 years. Prior to that I was in Chennai.

    I am applying for Lost passport.

    - Annexure L has been Made
    - Have a notarized Rental document of 1.5 years
    - Bank statement(Public sector bank) is of 7 months show that I was in Kol. I used to travel to Chennai and Bangalore so my bank transactions show Chennai and Bangalore prior to that.
    - Pan Card is there
    - Working in a large reputed pvt company, have the letter for the same
    - Marriage certificate is there
    - Annexure – D is there
    - Have added my name to Wife Bank Account 1 months back. Her Account is 10 year old.

    In my earlier passport, I have provided a permanent address of Ranchi as my parents were living there that time. Now my parents have retired and are living with us.

    - Can I give my Current/Present Address as Permanent address. Will be any issues. As many people parents move with their sons after retirement.

    - For lost passport what is the process, where all the verification will be done.

    Thanks.

  179. Hi Manish

    I got married 2 months back and I applied for passport recently with Post Marriage name and address.

    In passport application both the address along with neighbor details ‘pre and post marriage’ have been mentioned as the residence is less than one year.

    Pre Marriage address: Kharghar, Navi Mumbai
    Post Marriage address: Ghatkopar, Mumbai

    I have submitted required documents at Ghatkopar police station for police verification process after the police visit at home.

    How will the police verification be conducted for my old address at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai?
    – Parallel to new address verification, or after completion of new address verification, or they will do it internally (where I dont have to visit Kharghar police station, or any other way)?

    Please help me understand process of police verification where old and new address are involved due to residence less than 1 year?

    Thank You

  180. In my Case Mumbai Police status has Outward Date: 26/08/2014 however when I call 1090 to check the status. The lady says File received from Local Police station on 25th August 2014. Still awaiting to be sent to Worli Passport Office. I would like to know, how long does it take for the details to be updated on Passport office system so that I can collect my PCC from PSK [I applied for PCC on 18th August 2014 at Malad PSK, I already have a Passport] .

  181. Hi manish
    I have applied fresh passport on 31/7/2014 and I have done police verification thereafter I track my status there is “police report has been submitted by gotegaon police station Mumbai and sent SP office district mumbai for review. Its completed 21days but there is still same status.and I got a message from PSK” your report not yet finalized by SP office contact police station” I went police station and asked to the cops he replied me I have already sent your file SP office and now I don’t have any queries from there. After visiting police station I check my status on police verification site there is my status this way:> Applicant Name:mohd nafees shah
    DOB 20/05/1990
    Gender:M
    Application date 7/31/14
    Police stn:goregaon
    inward:12/8/14
    Outward no: —-
    outward date:26/814
    Nr No: ——
    Is file recived by SB-II from passport office: —
    Status from internal branches: PSR
    is file send back to regional passport office: —
    I don’t understand what is this all, is any document required or else , what is PSR. What should I do please give me a good way

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