Government of India Ministry of External
Affairs Passport Office
Office Coimbatore started functioning from 14th of September 2008.
It caters to six districts in the state of Tamil Nadu. The
districts are Coimbatore, Erode, Namakkal, Salem ,Tiruppur and The Nilgiris.
The office is located at Coimbatore.
OFFICE TIMINGS(Monday to
Friday) 09.30 AM to 06.00 PM
09.30 AM to 01.00 PM
For submission of
application forms, on-line registration, enquiry,
appointment of Passport Officer / Public Relation
Officer etc. While meeting the Passport Officer OR
Public Relation Officer, please bring the relevent
documents e.g. Annexure-F, Annexure-I, in case of
Tatkal Scheme and address proof, birth certificate, 10th
/ 12th certificate etc. in case of any other
03.30 PM to 05.30 PM
Delivery of Passports
(which are promised by Passport
LIST OF CLOSED HOLIDAYS DURING
THE YEAR 2010
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
Guru Nanak's Birthday
Coimbatore, Erode, salem,
Namakkal, Nilgiris and Tiruppur districts are under the jurisdiction
of Passport Office Coimbatore.
LIST OF OFFICERS
Shri B Balamurugan
Shri C G Rajan
Shri V Kumararaj
STATEMENT OF OFFICERS &
EMPLOYEES PRESENTLY WORKING AT PASSPORT OFFICE COIMBATORE
Passport are delivered by SPEED POST and in case of
counter delivery (promised by Passport Officer) the
Passport will be delivered to the applicant only. Delivery of
Passport will be not be given on an authority letter.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Questions (FAQ) regarding Passport Rules and
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?
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
My Passport has been issued by
one Passport Office. Can I apply for services in another
Yes. You can apply for
miscellaneous services at Passport Office where you are
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
. 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
I have downloaded the
application form from your website. Can I fill it up &
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.
In this case, you need to put
your signatures only below column 19 of the application
Is Identity Certificate
mandatory for State/Central Government/PSU employees?
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.
I am working in ICICI Bank? Am I
required to furnish the Identity Certificate?
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
.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?
It is better to include your
spouse's name in your passport. For this, please file up Form
No.I(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.
.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?
Endorsement of child's name in
parents' passports is not allowed anymore. As per the amended
law, minors should have separate passports.
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
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.
What is the difference between
Re-issue and Renewal of a passport?
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
My passport expired 4 years ago.
Can I renew it? What is the procedure for it?
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
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?
For instance, if you are a
student staying in Rohtak (which falls under the jurisdiction
of RPO, Chandigarh) and your parents are staying in Hissar
which also falls under the jurisdiction of RPO Chandigarh ,
You can apply at RPO, Chandigarh. 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 Rohtak 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 Delhi. 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.
What is the difference in
procedure between applying in person and by Post?
While you apply in person, two
copies of all the documents duly self attested have to be
handed over at the counter along with the originals, which
will be returned after verification at the counter
immediately. While applying by post, you have to submit two
copies of all the documents duly attested by a Gazetted
Officer bearing his name seal and address of his
.I am a salaried person and
Income tax is deducted from salary. What are the documents I
need to submit for ECNR status?
Form 16(a) for the last 3 years along with
copies of acknowledgement of your returns.
I shifted to Delhi 7 months back
from Bangalore. 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.
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.
. 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?
Yes. You can apply under Tatkal
scheme and pay the Tatkal fee of Rs. 1,500/1000 as the case
may be, and a Verification Certificate (Annexure-F) or three
documents as mentioned under Tatkal Category of Passport
Information Booklet along with Standard Affidavit
What documents are required when
there is a change in name on account of Divorce.
(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.
Is it mandatory to submit Birth
Certificate in cases of those who are born on or after
Yes, Birth Certificate issued by
Municipal authorities only is acceptable for those born on or
In a case of Muslim passport
holder, whether entry of second wife name is allowed on
Yes. But the entry of first wife
name will remain intact if divorce is not