After successfully completing your passport application and document verification, you will have to go through the police verification process for the passport. Usually, you will be informed of the police verification process 4-5 days after submitting the form. If you are not informed, you can go to your nearest police station and ask them about your verification process.
This is a formality to verify your authenticity and documents. You can check the status of the passport after the completion of this process.
Why is it mandatory to go through the police verification process for issuing passports?
The police verification process ensures that the passport is being issued to the right person and does not go into the hands of the wrong person.
Passport Police Verification Process
There are 2 modes of police verification:
- Police Verification is required on Pre-Passport Issuance basis.
- Police Verification is required on a Post-Passport Issuance basis.
Pre-Verification is the process where the Passport will be provided after the Physical verification of the individual. An officer will be assigned to visit your residential address and verify the individual address and identity.
Post-Verification is the process where you will receive the Passport first and then the verification will be done.
Document Required for Police Verification
You have to provide the police officer with some documents which will be used to verify your resident as well as identity. The following are the police verification document required for police verification-
School / College Leaving certificate
SSC / HSC Passing Certificate.
Bank Account Passbook (at least last one year or 6 months)
Voter Id Card
Parent’s passport copy
Student Id Card Issued By Recognized Educational Institutions
Registered Rent Agreement when the address is different from to present address.
Voter Id Card
Applicants are advised to visit their jurisdictional passport office’s home page under Passport Office Page to know about additional documents required if any.
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