The city is jutted with numerous hi-tech passport offices. Furthermore there are numerous passport agents to facilitate in the making of passport for you and your family members. Let us find out more details about passports and also the procedure to apply for the same.
Passport and Its Purposes
A passport is a document which acts as a ‘proof of citizenship’ in India under the ‘The Passports Act 1967’. The main purpose of the passport is to enable its holder to travel internationally. Apart from this, it also serves as a proof of identity for several purposes including opening of bank accounts, getting on electoral rolls etc.
Different Types of Passport
There are different types of passports which are issued depending on the travel purposes:
Regular passport or P Type Passport – It is deep blue in color. It is given to regular to regular citizens for normal travel including studies, business and holidays. It ranges from ranges from 36 pages to 60 pages
Official passport or S type Passport – It has a white cover. It is given to officials of government of India who go abroad for business purpose
Diplomatic passport or D type Passport – It has maroon color. It is issued to officials at higher ranks and diplomats, ambassadors etc
Apart from these there are several passport offices, Indo-Bangladesh passports to Indian nationals resident in West Bengal, the North Eastern States.
Proof of Date of Birth i.e. Birth Certificate, etc
Identity proof with photograph (to be verified by Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) Officials from the address proof and other documents)
Proof of residence
Proof of nationality (to be verified by Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) Officials from the supporting documents submitted)
Then, one should fill the online form and also pay the money online using a debit card or credit card or online banking or enter the challan number after paying money through designated branches of State Bank of India. After this, an appointment time would be given to visit the passport office in Kolkata. One has to choose a date and a time within one year in passport.
Regional Passport & Emigration
Name of RPO:Shri Bibhuti Bhushan Kumar
Address :4 Brabourne Road, 1st floor, Kolkata, West Bengal-700001
PASSPORT CONSULTANCY & SERVICES WEST BENGAL
Address: STREET KOLKATA-700072 POST, 16, Princep St, Chandni Chawk, Kolkata, West Bengal 700072
Phone: 081005 61860
PASSPORT AGENT AND VISA AGENT IN KOLKATA
Address: 26 Nagendra Nath Road, Satgachi, Nagerbazar, South Dum Dum Anand Vihar Complex, Phase-1, Block-3, Flat-4D, Floor-4th, Kolkata, West Bengal 700028
Phone: 090883 80028
Visa agent and passport agent in kolkata
Address: 103, Bangur Ave, Block B, Block A, Lake Town, Kolkata, West Bengal 700055
Phone: 070032 42044
KUNDU TRAVELS PASSPORT AND VISA AGENT IN KOLKATA
Address: P 819, Lake Town Rd, Block E, Lake Town, Kolkata, West Bengal 700089
Phone: 084208 23352
M N INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT AGENT IN KOLKATA
Address: B/58, Private Rd, Lakshminagar, Dum Dum, Kolkata, West Bengal 700074