Passport guide, Indian passport application renewal, passport application help

Passport Guide: Indian passport application renewal / help

Q: “In which category do I belong, ECR or non-ECR?” Indian Passport related question by Kumar and Basudeb to Shak on Quora

Passport guide, Indian passport application renewal, passport application help
Indian Passport

Answer: 

Hi Kumar and Basudeb, Greetings from I wish to Travel ..

First understanding abbreviations:

ECR – Emigration Clearance Required

ECNR – Emiration Clearance NOT Required (also known as Non-ECR)

Out of 14 criteria which determine your eligibility to get an ECNR on your passport; criteria no. 6 applies to you where you have already competed your SSC (and now doing B.Tech). In other words, anyone with has completed SSC is eligible for ECNR.

Bottom line, YES, you are eligible for an ECNR on your passport.







Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, has put together a very user friendly, yet extensive website to cater to all sorts of passport related matters. There is also a dedicated Call Center to answer all of your queries. Please visit  passportindia.gov.in

Following are the excerpts from their website which specify some basic requirements:

Passport Application: Basic Requirements:

The prescribed passport application duly filled in should be with all prescribed documents and fees. Merely submission of an application, however, does not constitute a claim for issue of a passport. It remains a request/requisition for a passport, which may be rejected due to deficiency in the supporting documents, not following the prescribed procedures or any other reason. The basic supporting documents required with passport application include:

  • 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).

I hope you find this quick answer useful; To read loads of valuable answers to plenty of travel and other questions, please check out the Travel Q&A section of this website.

Cheerss….







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