Passport Services

Thomas Cook Visa Services India Ltd. TCVSIL - (Part of Thomas Cook India Ltd.) is one of the leading Visa and Passport facilitation company with an expertise to manage all types of visa and document services for Individuals (Leisure and Business), Students, and Corporate.

Drawing from its expertise and knowledge within the visa services domain, TCVSIL has been offering reliable & professional end-to-end services to our esteemed clients serviced through our in-house dedicated 10 Visa Offices across India i.e. Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Kolkata.

A passport is a travel document, usually issued by a country’s government to its citizens, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holders, primarily for the purpose of international travel. Indian passports are issued to the eligible citizens by the Ministry of External Affairs, through its Consular, Passport & Visa division.

Passport facilitation service is one of the important offering from the bouquet of services in the TCVSIL domain.

Our dedicated team of Passport Specialists can assist our esteemed clients in the following services for passports:

  • New Passport – Normal process
  • New Passport – Tatkaal
  • Passport Renewal
  • Name / Address / Status change


What is Indian passport?

A Passport is an official travel document issued by Ministry of External Affairs to Indian Citizens, primarily for the purpose of international travel. It also acts as a Government approved identity document.

What is the process to apply for Indian Passport?

An individual can apply for passport by registering on the Passport Seva website of Ministry of External Affairs. Once registered on the website, an online form is required to be filled by the individual and appointment is to be scheduled post making the online payment.
Post this, the applicant has to visit the respective Passport office for submitting the application and biometrics.

What are the types of Passport issued in India?

There are two main types of passports that are issued

  • Ordinary passport: Ordinary passports are issued to individuals who are citizens of India. These passports are for general purpose which enables the holders to travel to foreign countries on business or holidays.
  • Official/Diplomatic passport: Official or Diplomatic passports are issued to people travelling to foreign countries in their official capacity.

What is Tatkaal Passport?

If the traveller requires a passport to be issued urgent basis, Ministry of External Affair has made arrangement for expedite process under “Tatkaal Scheme” The processing time under this scheme is lower compared to normal passport.

What is renewal of passport?

A passport in India is valid for a period of only 10 years. To continue availing the benefits of the passport, the individual needs to renew the passport before the expiry of 10 years or after the validity expires.

Why is Police verification required for Passport?

The police verification stage is an important security measure with regard to the issuance of passports in India to crosscheck the antecedents of an individual.

Reasons for Passport rejection

As per historical data, quite a few passport in India get rejected and some of the reasons are
  • Mistake on application form while filling online
  • Incorrect information
  • Incorrect and unclear documents
  • Fees not paid
  • Police verification failure
  • Criminal history
  • Security reasons

What are the modes of passport payment?

Below mode of online payment is available

  • Debit / Credit Card
  • SBI Bank challan
  • Internet Banking

What is the validity of the fees?

The fees paid are valid for one year from the appointment date.

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