As soon as you get the passport in hand you should check it for errors. If the reason behind the error is the passport authority, no fee will be charged. However if you gave the information erroneously, fee for change of date and / or place of birth will be charged. If the error requires change of date and / or place of birth in the passport, you have to follow the same process as required for re-issue of passport. You can apply either in person or by post and apply to a VFS Global application center depending on your Jurisdiction. Mainly you have to submit the required documents. Incomplete applications may result in delay or rejection.
Regular documents required for change of date and / or place of birth in Indian passport:
- VFS Global order form
- Online Application Form
- Filled and signed Checklist
- Original Passport
- Nationality Verification Form
- 3 recent passport-sized color photographs. 8 in case the passport has expired for more than 3 years.
- Photocopy of the first 5 and last 2 pages of the passport.
- Notarized photocopy of valid visa
- Notarized photocopy of proof of residence
Additional document required for change of date and / or place of birth in passport:
- A court order issued by a judicial officer of the rank of 1st Class Magistrate in India and above.
The court order can also be issued by a Competent Authority who issues an amendment or correction in date/place of birth of the applicant. This authority has to be the same whose certification was submitted by the applicant at the time of issue of original passport. The authority in such cases can be Municipal Authorities such as those who issue Birth Certificates or Educational School Board Authority (for place of birth).
Note: The Embassy/ Consulate has the right to ask for additional document and call the applicant for an interview if needed. Please check with the Embassy/Consulate/Passport Application Center in your jurisdiction for the required information.
Passport Application Fee for change of date and/or place of birth in Indian Passport
Below is the fee structure for change of date and / or place of birth in an Indian Passport. The fee is subject to change without prior notice.
BLS Service Charge
Change of Date and/or Place of Birth
Ordinary Booklet-36 pages
Jumbo Booklet - 60 pages
|Change of Date and/or Place of Birth for Minors||$50.00||$3.00||$13.20||$66.20|
(Source: VFS Global Services Ltd)
Note: Tatkaal Service for Change of date and/or place of birth in Indian Passport is also available and the fee is different from the regular service.