Passport in SalemSince 14th December in the year 2008, the Coimbatore Passport Office has started functioning. The passport office in Coimbatore is responsible for handling the passport issues i.e. issuing of passport or travel documents to the residents of 6 districts of the State of Tamil Nadu. These districts are Salem, Erode, Namakkal, Coimbatore, The Nilgiris and Tiruppur. Basically the hierarchy of this passport office is divided into three levels that include the Superintendent, the Assistant Passport Officer, and the Passport Officer.
When the Passport Seva Kendra was started in Coimbatore there were 14 categories that were included for online appointment and five were under walk-in appointment. Fresh passport seeking Tatkaal services, passports for infants below 3 years and passports for senior citizens were earlier under walk-in application but now online appointment is needed for these categories as well.
Passport Office in Coimbatore near SalemAddress-
Corporation Commercial Complex
Opposite Thandumariamman Koil
Coimbatore - 641018
Helpline Number for Passport Office – 0422 230 4888
Fax Number for Passport Office - 0422 230 6660
E-mail address for Passport Office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Hours for Public - 9:30 am to 12:30pm
The passport office is opened on all working days except the public holidays.
To book appointments for Passport in Salem, online payment has to be made at the various Passport Seva Kendras at Coimbatore.
Passport Appointments in Salem
The applicants considered as walk-in applicants and allowed to meet the passport officer at Passport Seva Kendra need to fill their passport application form online and must generate the ARN or Application Reference Number one day before going to the Passport Seva Kendra. These walk-in-applicants must carry the copy of printed ARN and should have the original documents needed at for the passport application.
Time to visit the Passport Seva Kendra is 9:30 AM-10:30 AM.
The categories to be allowed as walk-in-applicants are:
- Applicants who are physically challenged and have a valid “disability certificate”
- Applications for Police Clearance Certificate.
Barring the above mentioned categories, the rest other categories of applicants have to book online appointment for submitting their passport applications. Online appointment booking is needed for re-issuing of the passport as well.
The ordinary passport applicants require about 28 days for receiving the passport from the day of application but it could be earlier than this depending on the speed of police verification.
Modes of Online Payment
The following the different modes of online payment for passport appointment:
- Debit Card or Credit card (MasterCard and Visa card both)
- Using internet banking through SBI and other Associate Banks
- Through SBI challan
Applicants who are willing to apply for passport under Tatkaal services have to get appointment at least a day before the Tatkaal service. Applicants must visit their nearest passport office or Passport Seva Kendra to avail Tatkaal service.
Tatkaal Passport Service in Salem
Those who are applying for the passport under Tatkaal must pay the fees that are needed for the normal category when online payment is made. The balance passport fees for Tatkaal applicants have to be paid at the Passport office or PSK(Passport Seva Kendra) if their Tatkaal application is accepted. The balance payment must be made in cash.
Applicants seeking passport under Tatkaal Services get it cleared within the same day.
The fee for Tatkaal Passport Service is Rs 2500.
Documents needed for getting Passport In Salem:
Documents for New Passport:
- Passport application form (new)
- Passport size photos 4 in nos. with white background
- Photocopy of Address proof ( any one out of bank account, voter’s ID card , ration card or Aadhar Card)
- Photocopy of Proof of date of birth
Documents for Duplicate Passport:
- Passport application form
- Passport size photos with white background (4 no.s)
- Photocopy of Voter’s ID card/ Ration card/Aadhar Card/ Bank account for Address proof
- Photocopy of Proof of DOB (Date of birth)
Documents needed for Re-issue of Passport:
- Passport renewal form
- 4 passport size photographs with white background
- Photocopy of old passport
- Photocopy of address proof-anyone out of voter’s id card, bank account, ration card or aadhar card
- Photocopy of Date of birth proof
Peacock Travel And Tours
Online Passport Agents in Salem
Near 5 Roads
Opposite Ima Hall
Saradha College Main Road
Phone- 0427 404 1423
Hosanna Tours And Travels Pvt Ltd
Near Avr Circle,
Junction Main Road
Salem - 636004
Phone- 0427 233 661 / 233 5662
Anubandha Tours And Travels
Old No- 1/120 F
New No- 218 and 4
Nagaraj Thirumana Mandapam
Salem - 636004
Phone- 9841 524 499
Opp. to Town Railway Station
Dr. Subarayan Road
Salem - 636001
Phone - 9787 617 200