* Note: In addition, Passport Office will be closed on National Holidays i.e. Republic Day (26th January), Independence Day (15th August) and Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October).
News and Announcements
The current opening time of appointments is 6:30 PM.
Online Payment has been made mandatory for booking appointments at Passport Seva Kendra(s) under this Passport Office. Click herefor details.
Categories of Applicants allowed as “Walk-In with ARN” : With Effect from 20th Sept 2013.
Following mentioned categories of applicants are allowed as “Walk-in Applicants”. Applicants falling under these categories need to register Online, fill in the online application form and generate Application Reference Number (ARN) at least one day in advance before visiting the PSK. Such applicants may visit the PSK with required set of documents and a copy of printed ARN sheet between 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM only.
Applications in respect of Senior Citizens (60 Years and above).
Applications in respect of Differently Abled Citizens.
Applications in respect of infants below 3 years of age whose parents hold valid passports, with one of the parent’s passport containing Spouse name.
Applications for issue of Police Clearance Certificate.
‘On Hold’ Files.
Applicants who were refused token due to lack of necessary documents can re-visit the respective PSKs within next 3 working days (T+3), subject to their Appointment Sheet is duly endorsed by the respective ‘Heads of PSK’ during their earlier visit to PSK on the appointed date and time.
Central Government employees,their spouse and their dependent minor children below the age of 18 .
ARN Generation Facility at Bangalore / Karnataka One Centres: With effect from 13th May 2013, citizens can get their ARN generated at Bangalore One and Karnataka One centres for a nominal fee of Rs.15 per ARN at Bangalore One Centres and Rs.20 per ARN at Karnataka One Centres. All the citizens eligible to avail service at PSK under walk-in category are requested to avail of this service. Bangalore / Karnataka One Centres will affix their stamp on such printouts of the ARNs generated by them and also issue a fee receipt, which needs to be submitted at the PSK while availing the service under this facility. Citizens can refer to press release from Regional Passport Office Bangalore, dated 1st May 2013 for further information regarding this facility.
Tatkaal Appointments : With effect from 20th September 2013, applicants applying under ‘Tatkaal’ category will be required to book ‘Tatkaal Appointments’ and visit the PSK at the given reporting time. ‘Tatkaal Appointments’ will be released 2 days prior to the date of service. For example, for date of service 20th September, Tatkaal appointments will be released on 18th September at 6:30 PM.Once the applicant arrives at PSK, the necessary documents desired for Tatkaal services and Verification Certificate will be verified by Government official and thereafter Tatkaal token will be issued, if documents are in order.
All applicants who had submitted their applications but are kept ON-HOLD due to incomplete documentations are requested to visit the PSK between 9:30AM to 11:00 AM on any working day with complete documentation as required, along with Fee Receipt, Acknowledgement Letter etc. in originals.
With effect from 23/05/2013, apart from Tatkaal applicants, the normal category of applicants having proof of urgency and are in need for passport for educational, medical, visa interview and job purposes etc., can approach the Regional Passport Office at Koramangala, Bangalore on all working days from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. On case to case basis,they will be issued out of turn walk-in appointments to submit their application on priority basis in any of the PSKs in Karnataka.
Public Visiting Hours at Regional Passport Office, Bangalore : 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM on all working days. .