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To understand the online application process for a passport and visa, we need to understand the key difference between the passport and visa and also have to understand their definitions.


The Indian identification is given by the Outer Issues Service under the public authority of India to residents of India. The principal motivation behind this Indian identification is it empowers Indian residents to travel abroad and fills in as proof of citizenship in India under the visa act 1967.

For this reason, the service of outside undertakings has a division named the Consular, Identification, and Visa, and under this division, it likewise has a unit named The Identification Seva unit( Identification Administration) which capabilities as giving power and it is additionally liable for giving travel papers to every one of the qualified Indian residents. In India, there are 93 Visa workplaces where travel papers are given.

Also, Read- Passport Seva Kendra online portal


It is an authoritative record with conditions outlined by any country that approves outsiders to enter, a live inside the area, and permit them to leave that country.

Visa has a period length for the outsiders to live in that nation, enter the nation, leave that nation, and furthermore incorporates the times they are allowed to enter the nation, and so on.

As per the given meanings of both one is an Identification and the second is Visa, the key distinctions are clear here. Presently we will see the course of how we can apply for the Identification and for the Visa.

Applying process for Passport 

There are two unique criterias for applying for this structure.

1) Assuming the candidates are as of now living in India And,

2) On the off chance that the candidates are not living in India, they are living abroad.

As indicated by their current area, we will examine the application interaction here.

1) In the event that the Candidates are living in India, For them the web-based process is given beneath :

  • To begin with, you need to visit the authority site by tapping on “Apply for Identification”
  • Here an application structure will be opened and here you need to choose the administrations that you have expected from the given box.
  • Select the kind of use that you wish to apply for (For the Tatkal application, you need to charge additional cash).
  • Select the kinds of visa booklet ( on the off chance that the candidates are minor then they need a booklet with just 36 pages).
  • Then, fill in the candidates’ subtleties with right data.
  • Additionally fill in the subtleties of spot of birth, family subtleties, crisis contact subtleties, and so forth.
  • In the event that you have a coupon code then apply this while finishing up the structure.
  • Prior to presenting the structure, actually look at the whole structure and afterward click on the ‘approve and proceed’ button.
  • When You effectively present the structure then, at that point, go to another window. It is an installment door window where you are charged a cash to start the further cycle.
  • For installments, there are numerous entryways or methods of installments like Visas, charge cards, web banking, SBI bank challan, and other UPI installment.
  • Subsequent to making the installment, you have a choice ‘Print Application Receipt’, click on that tab to print the application duplicate which incorporates the Application Reference Number(ARN)/arrangement number.
  • Here one thing is vital to take note of the printout of the application receipt isn’t needed for evidence of an arrangement, the SMS that you have gotten is significant as verification of arrangement while you visit the visa office.
  • Presently if it’s not too much trouble, visit the Visa Seva Kendra or the provincial identification office where your arrangement has been reserved and bring every one of the first reports.

 2)  Online process to apply for the applicants   who are not presently living  in India :

  • Visit the official website ” Apply for Passport
  • Fill the entire form correctly 
  • After filling in the personal details, you have to fill in the place of birth 
  • Select the Country where you are currently living
  • Now all the remaining process will be the same as that of the ‘process for the individual who is living in India ‘,

Apply for Visa :

As we probably are aware, the application cycle for visas fluctuates from one country to another. Every single nation has its own arrangement of rules for the visa cycle. Yet, in an ordinary way, there are a few necessary stages to follow to get the visa. we should see the accompanying advances :

  • Click here for the sorts of visas you are applying for.
  • Click for your qualification.
  • Presently here you have a web-based structure, finish up the structure by entering your subtleties.
  • Finally, you show up for the visa interview with the all necessary archives at your chosen Consulate.


Here is an exhaustive way, I attempted to let you know the whole cycle to apply for Identification in India and for the Visa. With the definition, I likewise let you know the fundamental distinctions between an Identification and Visa.