Introduction
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List Of Holidays List Of Officers
Contact Counter Details
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Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) Steps    

All Passport related Applications will be diposited at  Pass Port Seva Kendra from 11 June 2012 onwards.

Application will be accepted as per the token given at the reception of the Passport Office, Bhubaneswar between 9.30 am to 10.30 am. The date and time printed on the application should be ignored.

***However Applicants approaching the Passport Office on the Date and Time of appointment can deposit their applications directly without having to obtain token.***

For fresh/Reissue/Lost and Damaged Passport Applications,Register Online(Form 1); Form 2 is downloadable- to be filled up manually.

     

Introduction                                                                                                                                                                     

      Passport Office, Bhubaneswar was set up in 1979 to provide passport service to the people residing in Orissa..It caters to 30 districts viz Anugul, Balasore, Bolangir, Bhadrak, Baragarh, Boudh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Deogarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Khurda, Kendrapada, Koraput, Kandhamala, Keonjhar, Kalahandi, Mayurbhanj, Malkangiri, Nayagarh, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Puri, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Subarnapur. With the functioning of the office, thousands of people of the state have been able to obtain passport to go abroad for employment, studies, business, attending meetings, seminars, sports, medical treatments etc. The number of passport  seekers have grown steadily to 50,000 in the year 2010 from few hundreds in 1979.

Location                                                                                                                                                                      

Passport Office, Bhubaneswar is located at A-119 Unit-VIII, Nayapalli  Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751012. Bhubaneswar is the Capital City of Orissa state and is also know as temple city.  The passport office is situated infront of CBI Office and is about 1 km. from C.R.P Square.

Districts Under Jurisdiction of Passport Office, Bhubaneswar

 

Contact Details

Voice: 1800-258-1800
Fax: 0674-2564460
E-mail: rpo.bbsr@mea.gov.in
Web-site: http://passport.gov.in/

 

 

PIAs / OFFICERS The following is the list of Passport Issuing Authorities (PIAs) / Officers.                         
Name of PIA / Officer Designation
Smt. Padma Mahanti Passport Officer
Shri. A.K Banerjee A.P.O
Shri. G.C. Das P.G.O
Shri Manoj Kumar Mishra Superintendent
Shri A.K Ray Superintendent
Shri A.K Pattnaik Superintendent

Office Timings (Monday to Friday)                                                                                                                   

 

10.00 AM to 1.30 PM

 1. Submission of application forms

 2. Enquiry

 3. Sale of forms

 4. Appointment with Passport Officer/Public Relation Officer

While meeting to Passport Officer OR Public Relation Officer, please bring the relevent documents through the enquiry counter.

 e.g. Annexure-F, Annexure-I, in case of TatkalScheme and stay proof, birth certificate, 10th / 12th certificates, Photocopies etc.. in case of any other objection. 

4.30 PM to 06.00 PM Delivery of Passports (which are promised by Passport Officer)

 

 List Of Holidays during the year 2011                                                                                                                  

Date Day Holiday
26.01.2011

Wednesday

REPUBLIC DAY
16.02.2011 Wednesday ID-E-MILAD
01.03.2011 Tuesday MAHASIVARATRI
16.04.2011 Saturday MAHAVIR JAYANTI
22.04.2011 Friday GOOD FRIDAY
17.05.2011 Tuesday BUDHHA PURNIMA
15.08.2011 Monday INDEPENDENCE DAY
22.08.2011 Monday JANMASTAMI
31.08.2011 Wednesday IDUL FITR
02.10.2011 Sunday GANDHI JAYANTI
04.10.2011 Tuesday MAHA ASTAMI
06.10.2011 Thursday DUSSEHRA(VIJAYA DASAMI)
26.10.2011 Wednesday DIWALI(DEEPAVALI)
07.11.2011 Monday IDUL ZUHA(BAKRID)
10.11.2011 Thursday GURU NANAK JAYANTI
06.12.2011 Tuesday MUHARRAM
25.12.2011 Sunday CHRITMAS DAY

 Where to Apply                                                                                                                                                                                                  

One can apply on-line and  can submit the application form at Passport Office Bhubaneswar OR at DM office of the District (DPC) OR at Speed Post Centres of the city.
 
List Of DPCs List of SpeedPost Centers
1.Anugul 1.Bhubaneswar GPO
2.Berhampur 2.SaheedNagar MDG
3.Bhadrak 3.Khurda HO
4.Bolangir 4.Puri HO
5.Boudh 5.Nimapara MDG
6.Baragarh 6.Nayagarh HO
7.Cuttack 7.Cuttack GPO
8.Dhenkanal 8.Chandnichowk HO
9.Deogarh 9.Athagarh HO
10.Ganjam 10.Jagatsingpur HO
11.Gajapati 11.Paradeep MDG
12.Jajpur 12.Kendrapara HO
13.Jagatsinghpur 13.Pattamundai MDG
14.Jharsuguda 14.Salipur MDG
15.Kalahandi 15.Jajpur HO
16.Khurda 16.Jajpur Road MDG
17.Koraput 17.Bhadrak HO
18.Keonjhar 18.Balesore HO
19.Malkangiri 19.Soro MDG
20.Mayurbhanj 20.Jaleswar HO
21.Nayagarh 21.Baripada HO
22.Nuapada 22.Rairangpur HO
23.Nabarangpur 23.Sambalpur HO
24.Phulbani 24.Burla MDG
25.Puri 25.Deogarh MDG
26.Rayagada 26.Sundargarh HO
27.Rourkela 27.Rourkela HO
28.Sambalpur 28.Rajgangapur MDG
29.Sonepur 29.Uditnagar HO
30.Sundargarh 30.Keonjhar HO
31.Balesore 31.Barbil MDG
32.Kendrapada 32.Augul HO
33.Paradip 33.Talcher MDG
  34.Dhenkanal HO
  35.Bolangir HO
  36.Sonepur MDG
  37.Baragarh HO
  38.Jharsuguda HO
  39.Berhampur HO
  40.Chatrapur HO
  41.Aska HO
  42. Bhanjanagar HO
  43. Paralakhemundi HO
  44. Bhawanipatna HO
  45. Nuapada MDG
  46. Jeypore HO
  47. Koraput HO
  48. Nawarangour MDG
  49. Malkangiri MDG
  50. Rayagada HO
  51. Phulbani HO
  52. Boudhraj MDG

 

 Counter Details                                                                                                                                                   

 

Counter # Service Details
CounterNo. 1
(General Counter)
 For submission of fresh/Online/Re-issue/Minor/Govt servant/ Lost/Damage/Misc. Applications
Counter No. 2 Enquiry/ Status of your application/Sale of form
Counter No. 3 submission of Tatkal Applications

 

Authorized Agents

M/S Konark Travels and M/S Swosti Travels are only authorised travel agents for General Passport applicants. No travel agent has been authorised under tatkal scheme.

   

Frequently Asked Questions:                                                                                                                                               

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding  Passport Rules and Regulations                                        

Question 1: I got my passport from Delhi. Now I have shifted to Bangalore. Should I change my address in the passport? If change is required, what are the documents required and how much time will it take?

 Ans. It is up to you to change the address.  It is always better if your passport indicates your current address. For this purpose, you need to fill up form-II and submit it along with valid proof of your residential address at Passport Office of the  area of where you reside.

 Question 2. My Passport has been issued by one Passport Office.  Can I apply for services in another Passport Office?  
Ans. Yes. You can apply for miscellaneous  services at Passport Office where you are presently residing.

Question 3. I don’t have ECNR stamp in my Passport. Can I get it on the basis of my provisional matriculation or above certificate issued by the University/Board concerned?

Ans. We are no longer affixing ECNR stamp in passports. In fact it is not even printed in the new passport booklets. Currently, only ECR stamp is being put in passports if applicant is not eligible for ECNR. However, you are entitled to ECNR status if you possess qualification of Matriculation or above. Even you can get ECNR status on the basis of provisional matriculation certificate if the mark sheets of all semesters of your course are available with you.

Question 4. I have downloaded the application form from your website.  Can I fill it up & submit? Ans. Yes.

Question 5. I have downloaded the application form for passport from the website.  However in the column where specimen signatures of the applicant are required it says put the signatures also on the stickers option, which is not available on the net. What should I do in this case.

Ans. In this case, you need to put your signatures only  below column 19 of the application form.

Question 6. Is Identity Certificate  mandatory for State/Central Government/PSU employees?

Ans. Yes.  Identity Certificate (Annexure-"B") issued by the competent authority in prescribed Performa is a must for these employees for getting their passports, without police verification.  

Question 7. I am working in ICICI Bank? Am I required to furnish the Identity Certificate?
Ans.
Only those persons working in companies, which are owned by the State/Central Governments, need to submit “Identity Certificates”. Employees of Private Banks are not required to submit “Identity Certificates” for getting passports. 

Question 8. I got my passport 2 years ago. I got married recently. Should I include my spouse’s name in my passport? If so, what is the procedure?  

Ans. It is better to  include your spouse’s name in your passport.  For this, please file up Form No.II(EAP-II) form and submit it along with marriage certificate, photocopy of spouse’s passport (if she has one) and proof of stay (if the present address is different from the one in the passport). Note : The procedure is the same if one wants to include her husband’s name in the passport. 

Question 9. I have a one-month-old baby? Does the baby require  a separate passport Or  his/her name can be endorsed in one of the parents’ passport?

Ans. Endorsement of child’s name in parents’ passports is not allowed anymore. As per the amended law, minors should have  separate passports.  

Question 10. In case of a minor child passport, whose father is abroad, whether consent is to be obtained to apply for a passport? If so, what is the procedure?

Ans. Yes. Consent of the spouse, who is abroad, is required for submitting the application. It should be in the form of a Sworn Affidavit duly attested by the Indian Embassy/Consulate abroad.

Question 11. What is the difference between Re-issue and Renewal of a passport?

Ans. Passports are Re-issued after the expiry of their 10-year validity period.If you had been issued a Short Validity Passport (i.e. a passport of validity less than 10 years) apply for renewal to extend the normal validity of the existing passport to 10 years. In the case of Re-issue of passport a normal fee of Rs.1000/- will be charged whereas for extending the validity (renewal) no fee is charged.  

Question 12.My passport expired 4 years ago. Can I renew it? What is the procedure for it?  
Ans.
In such a case, you have to fill up Application Form No. I(EAP-I) form and submit it along with original/photocopy of your expired passport and proof of your residence/address. However, since the passport expired 4 years ago, fresh police verification will be required in your case.

Question 13. I am a student staying away from my parents. Where do I apply for passport and what proof of residence shall I have to furnish?
Ans.
For instance, if you are a student staying in CUTTACK (which is under Jurisdiction of Passport Office, Bhubaneswar) and your parents are staying in KORAPUT which also falls under the jurisdiction of RPO Bhubaneswar. You can apply at RPO, Bhubaneswar. For this purpose, along with your form you have to provide four Personal Particulars forms. Please also indicate your hostel address/the place where you are staying in Cuttack as present address and your parent’s address as Permanent address.   In case you are studying and staying in Bangalore , you can either apply to the Passport Office Bangalore or in the Passport Office in whose jurisdiction your parents’ address (permanent address) is located.e.g Bhubaneswar. In the later case, fill up an additional set of Personal particulars form giving the address in Bangalore. For proof of residence at your hostel/place of stay, either you should provide a letter from the Principal/Warden or proof of residence of the guardian with whom you are staying along with the guardianship affidavit. You should also provide proof of your parents address (i.e. permanent address).

Question 14. I am a salaried person and Income tax is deducted from salary. What are the documents I need to submit for ECNR status?
Ans. Form 16(a) for the last 3 years along with copies of acknowledgement of your returns.

Question 15. I shifted to Delhi 7 months back from Bhubaneswar.  I have to apply for  a passport. As per instructions, one should have stayed for atleast one year at a given address. Can I apply for a passport at Passport Office, Delhi? If so, please let me know the procedure.
Ans. 
Yes. You can apply at Passport Office, Delhi.  For this purpose, you have to submit proof of seven months’ stay in Delhi and also mention the previous address in the application form for which you are also required to submit 2 additional Personal Particulars forms along with the application. 

Question 16. I have to travel to the UK next week on a company assignment. I don’t have passport. Can I get a new passport under the Tatkal Scheme?
Ans.  Yes.  You can apply under Tatkal scheme and pay the additional Tatkal fee of Rs. 1,500, and a Verification Certificate (Annexure-F)  along with Standard Affidavit (Annexure-I).

Question 17. What documents are required when there is a change in name on account of Divorce.

Ans. (i) Divorce deed duly authenticated by Court and (ii) Deed Poll or Sworn Affidavit as per specimen in Annexure –D given in the Passport Information booklet attached to the application.

Question. 18.  Is it mandatory to submit Birth Certificate in cases of those who are born on or after 26.01.1989.  
Ans. Yes, Birth Certificate issued by Municipal authorities only is acceptable for those born on or after 26.01.1989.  

Question 19. In a case of Muslim passport holder, whether entry of second wife name is allowed on passport.

Ans. Yes. But the entry of first wife name will remain intact if divorce is not obtained.

Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) Steps                                                                                                                  

 1. Log in to the Passport Seva Website by typing the URL: http://www.passportindia.gov.in

 2. Download the e-Form by clicking on download e-Form link, available on the left hand side of the home page

 3. Save the copy of the e-Form on the local hard disk/desktop

 4. Fill up the e-Form application.

 5. Register on the Passport  Seva website using the link Register (new user), available on top right hand side of the home page

 6. Login with your user id and password and submit the e-Form on the website by using Upload e-Form link

 7. Take a print-out of the application reference number (ARN).

 8. Click on manage Appointment link to schedule an appointment by selecting date and time for visiting PSK.

 9. Arrive at PSK 30 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time with print out of ARN and appointment slip.

 10. Bring all your original documents along with two sets of self attested photocopies of the documents.

 

 

Computerisation

Passport Office, Bhubaneswar was computerized by NATIONAL INFORMATICS CENTRE (Ministry of Information Technology) on 10th December, 2001.

 

 

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