In Brief :
Applied for passport in 4th week of January 2015 via PassportSeva , Normal passport , Non ECR ( Non ECR is for 10th pass and above )
Appointment – 17 February 2015 , PSK Herald House – ITO Delhi , Time Slot 12.45pm- 1.00 pm
Documents : Adhar Card , 10th Marksheet and Passing certificate , Birthday certificate ( I used certificate issued by Kutumb registrar Bhadohi Uttar Pradesh ) , Telephone bill ( MTNL ) one of 2014 and one was Feb 2015 for current address proof . Photographs 06-08 copies.
Cost : Paid 1500 for passport fee ( 36 pages) and Rs 35 for SMS alert
One important thing – when you apply for the passport, they will offer to register you for SMS alerts for 35 rupees. Take it.
Then you will receive alert messages from the passport office, such as:
1) Passport application received.
2) Police verification initiated
3) Police will now approach you for the verification
4) Verification has been positive
5) Your passport is now being printed
6) Your passport is printed and mailed through speedpost with the following number for online tracking: XXXXXXXX.
7) Your passport has been delivered to you.
On 17th February Morning around 10 am , I boarded red line metro from Rithala and de boarded at Kashmere Gate station , boarded the yellow line metro and de boarded at Rajiv chowk , De boarded yellow line and boarded blue line metro to pragati maidan , Took the auto for Rs 50 and reached ITO PSK.
Entered the PSK at 12.30 pm , Got my file and token number 418 . Waited for 20 minutes for first phase of verification and bio-metrics . Normal TCS guy do first phase verification , They check the details and document , Take your photograph and finger prints samples scan and then give green signal for step 02 verification . The officer called me , He was 30-35 year old guy from TCS . He wrote “check address” comment on my form , As i was living in rohini from last 11 months , For passport you have to mention all address where you lived in last 12 months .
He guided me for second phase verification which is done on second floor , After waiting for 30 minutes I got my number displayed at counter no 7 , A senior passport officer was there , She asked me why i need passport I told her , I want to go abroad for job. She checked all documents and asked me where you were born , where you live , What do you do . Within 10 minutes she approved my passport application and asked me to collect the acknowledgement from window ( on the way to exit ).
After few days around 21th Feb I got this sms
Also a COP from special branch called me for fixing a mutually convenient meeting , Fixed meeting on 25th Feb at 8 am Morning , He arrives around 7.50 am , Cop was 45 -50 year old age , was in formals and very decent in nature , He gave me forms to fill and signature , Asked me about rent deed and a form for neighbors signature and also ask me to get photo identity proof of neighbors .I got signatures from two neighbors along with their photo identity proof ( Voter and adhar card) .
After 6th March i received an sms regarding printing of my passport , On 10th March my passport was printed and i got it via speedpost on 12th March 2015 at 11.30 am .
I paid nil bribe , Got my passport . Got my passport very quickly , without any hassle . You can ask me anything about passports.