Applying for a passport calls for the requirement of a number of documents so that the individual applying can be positively identified. The application must be made in three copies and it takes around forty-five days for issuance.
The first requirement is a proof of your place of residence. It can be your telephone bill, tax assessment order, bank account statement, electricity bill, gas connection bill, municipal tax bill or order or the identity card issued by the Election Commission. In case of a minor, parent’s passport copy is required.
The second requirement is proof of date of birth. This could be the birth certificate issued by the concerned municipality, a certificate issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths, or a certificate from the school which the applicant last attended. However, if none of these are available, one can make an affidavit by narrating all details in front of a Magistrate or a Notary Public. However, for applicants whose birthday is on or after 26.01.1989, Birth Certificate issued by the municipality or Registrar of Birth and Deaths is essential. A naturalized citizen would require Citizenship Document.
ECNR eligibility must be proved by attaching relevant documents duly attested. Public sector/government employees must submit the original identity certificate and standard affidavit.
Sample documents can be viewed over the Internet.