There are two modes of Police Verification:
- Pre-Passport Verification
- Post Passport Verification
Police Verification is carried out during fresh issues or re-issues. The decision for police verification resides with the Passport Office (PO). Police Verification is basically required during fresh issues and re-issues but in some cases such as a passport being issued to government servants according to ‘Annexure A’ or in cases of minors.
If the applicant is above 18 years of age, then he is required to submit any three necessary documents attached with a standard affidavit (According to Annexure “E”).
If the age of the applicant is below the age of 18 then he is required to submit any two of the required documents attached with the affidavit (According to Annexure E). In cases of the Issue of fresh passports, general rules would normally apply. However, in cases of re-issue, it varies from application to application and the verification of police may not be required during the re-issue of applications but few exceptions such as the re-issue due to loss of passport or some modification in personal particulars such as a change of name where police verification will be required.