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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cochin Passport Office

IntroductionOffice AddressJurisdictionList of OfficersList of HolidaysNews and Announcements
Passport Office, Cochin, started functioning from 1975. It caters to the districts of Alleppey, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam and Trichur and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. The office is located at Panampilly Nagar, Ernakulam.
Office Address
Passport OfficeContact Details
Panampilly Nagar PO, Cochin,
Voice: 0484-2315152, 2312607, 2322660.
Fax: 0484-2310915
Alappuzha, Ernakulam City, Ernakulam Rural, Idukki, Kottayam, Lakshadweep, Thrissur City, Thrissur Rural.
List of Officers
Shri R.O. Sunil BabuRegional Passport Officer
List of Holidays *
14/01/2014Prophet Mohammed Birthday (ID-E-MILAD)
13/04/2014Mahavir Jayanti
14/04/2014Ambedkar Jayanti
18/04/2014Good Friday
14/05/2014Buddha Purnima
29/08/2014Vinayak Chaturthi
03/10/2014Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)
06/11/2014Gurunanak's Birthday
25/12/2014Christmas Day
* 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 1:30 PM.
Online Payment has been made mandatory for booking appointments at Passport Seva Kendra(s) under this Passport Office. Click herefor details.
  1. Categories of Applicants allowed as “Walk-In with ARN”

    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 all PSKs under Cochin RPO with required set of documents and a copy of printed ARN sheet between 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM only.
    1. Applicants for issue of Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).
    2. Applicants whose files are kept 'On Hold' for submitting additional documents
  2. It is observed that a large number of applicants, who are not normally residents of the area under the jurisdiction of Regional Passport Office, Cochin, apply for passports by suppressing present address with the plea that their permanent residence falls within the jurisdiction of this office. In this connection, it may be noted that passports are issued to applicants on the basis of their present address and not their permanent address unless they happen to be one and the same. The only exceptions are serving military personnel and students who may apply for passports from their permanent address.
  3. Since this is a violation of the Passports Act, applicants are advised to desist from doing so. Passports already issued on such applications are liable to be cancelled. Where passports have not been issued, such applications are liable to be closed without issuing passport on receipt of adverse police reports.
  4. Applicants can visit Regional Passport Office (RPO) Cochin for enquiry between 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM from Monday to Friday identified as Enquiry Days by RPO in a week.
Press Releases
  1. Press Release dated 26-07-2014

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