The Regional Passport Office in Bengaluru, formerly known as Bangalore was opened in 1978. This covers all districts of the state of Karnataka. Applications for passport services can be downloaded from the RPO, Bangalore website. These include applications for a new passport, re-issuance of a passport in case of expiration of the present one and a new passport in case of the lost original one.
Applications for Police Clearance Certificate, Deletion of ECR Stamp, Inclusion of Spouse's name and change of address can also be downloaded from the site. Apart from these, Personal Particulars Form (PP Form) can also be downloaded. The application forms can be downloaded in both Hindi and English language.
Jurisdiction area and tatkal information of Passport office in Bangalore
The jurisdiction of RPO Bangalore extends over the entire State of Karnataka. Passport services are provided to anyone who has a residence proof in Karnataka. In case of students studying in the state, they need to provide Bona Fide Certificate from the concerned institution. BangaloreOne Centres and Speed Post Passport Centre take all the non-tatkal applications.
This helps to reduce congestion at the head office and avoids long journeys for people coming from far distances to Bangalore. Application for tatkal passports can be made directly to the Regional Passport Office in Bangalore. The facility of applying online has been deactivation due to cancellations and no shows in the past.
Office Timings and submission of applications at Passport Office in Bangalore
Submissions of forms for applications of fresh passports, re-issue and direct tatkal can be done from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and the timings for travel agents are 2.00pm to 6:00 pm. In case you choose to engage a travel agent for your passport, it is recommended to take services of the travel agents that are authorized by the Regional Passport Office in Bangalore.
Submission of application forms are accepted on counters 1 and 2; counter 10 is used for tagging, The suspension of ECNR/ECR is done on first floor; Passport delivery is done on counter 10 between 3.30 pm and 6:00 pm. The superintendent can be contact for inquiries at counter 13 and the Assistant passport officer can be contacted at counter 14.
Address of Passport office in Bangalore
The Regional Passport Office, Bangalore is located at: Regional Passport Office, 8th Block, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala, Bangalore -560095.
Phone Numbers of Passport office in Bangalore
The important phone numbers where the passport office can be contacted are 080 - 25706100, 25706101, 25706102. Due to the limitation in answering phone calls, it is recommended to write emails with your applications and enquiries.
Data check and status of your passport application can be checked at the RPO, Bangalore official site http://rpobangalore.gov.in/