How to Change your Appearance on your Indian Passport ? (7 steps)

Change of appearance may happen due to the following reasons : – Beard to non-beard, Non Beard To beard, Infant to child, Child to adult, Turban to non-turban and Non-turban to turban.

Following are the procedures for changing your appearance –

Steps 1

Get hold of miscellaneous application form (Form No.2, for Miscellaneous Services). The application form is available at the Passport Office at a cost of Rs.5/- or can be downloaded from the website.

In the case you are downloading the form from the website then you must fill the form online before coming to passport seva Kendra (psk). For this application form is available in the passport office. While completing an online application, in the “service desired” field, choose option ‘Reissue of Passport’. Next select Change in Existing Personal particular and then select the options appearance , in the change in existing personal particulars.

Step 2

Get hold of all the required documents and fill the complete form with the service required as change of appearance. Following documents are required to be submitted along with the form-

  • Passport in original with self-attested photocopy of its first two and last two pages.
  • Change photograph of the passport is required and get the specified change get done in personal particulars of the miscellaneous application form.

Step 3

Before visiting the application center you will have to schedule an appointment either online or by calling the passport office between 9 AM – 6 PM. The date and time of appointment at Passport office will be informed by the online system and will also be printed on the application form.

In case of online submission of the form, present the original print out of the completed application form with all supporting documents at the application center at the time of your appointment. Visit Passport office to submit the completed application form along with the fee and supporting documents, on the appointed day and time.

Step 4

Please visit Passport office at the appointed date and time. You should arrive at RPO about 15 minutes before the appointed time and proceed to the respective counter. Online applicants do not need to obtain a token number for submitting their applications. They are not required to wait long in the queue.

Step 5

Submit the form along with all the necessary documents. The filled-in application form may be submitted personally or through a representative having identity document and authority letter signed by the applicant as per Annexure’

The above link provides the specimen of authority letter, In case you don’t want to submit the form personally, take the printout of the letter or you can even write the letter with the provided format and fill in the with information along with your and the representative’s signature

Step 6

Pay the fee; please check the passport office for latest fee. This fee is subject to change so it’s important to contact your nearest office to determine the fee. The fee is to be paid along with the application form either in cash or by bank draft drawn in favour of Regional Passport Officer. In case of bank draft, full name and date of birth of the applicant should be written on the reverse of the bank draft.

Step 7

Collect the endorsed passport.

You can also do the same with fresh passport but it takes longer time and a fee of Rs 1000 (may be changed). If you have lots of things to add in your passport, then better to go for the fresh passport.

In case of change in appearance it is better to call the passport seva because more extra documents may be required for change in appearance due to different reasons.

For further information

1. You can also call toll free number of passportsevak and check. Call: 18002581800

2. Or log on to –

5 Responses to How to Change your Appearance on your Indian Passport ? (7 steps)

  1. kamil ahmed September 1, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    Sir I want to know regrading my passport photo , I have beard on my face not big , we can just see the beard on my passport , But sir i want to replace my photo . So it is possible to replace my photo from the passport. Tell me sir as soon as possible.

    • Shiva kumar March 17, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

      Sir me to have the same problem . Can u say if u know the process to change a photo on passport

  2. C.Jaganathan September 12, 2016 at 10:41 am #

    how to change current photo in our passport,what is the procedure kindly guide me

  3. SUJITH T.P. February 15, 2018 at 5:34 pm #

    Sir..i need to change my photograph due to a sticker on my forehead.plzz tell me,is it possible to change my photograph?

  4. sayed sanaulla March 19, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

    sir i have a french beard and now i am not keeping it and i want to change my appearance in my passport

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