This article will discuss:
Indian Address Proof
Indian address proof for passport renewal is only required if you want the Indian address to be printed on new passport. If you are okay with US address printed on renewed passport, you do not need to provide any Indian address proof.
- Any Indian utility bill like Electricity, gas, water, landline telephone bill (MTNL/BSNL) bill from last 3 months. OR
- Aadhar Card OR
- Unexpired Indian Drivers license OR
- Recent Bank Statement from Indian Government bank. Front page of the paper bank statement is required with your affixed photograph.
Name Change after Marriage
You can use your pre-marriage Aadhar card with your maiden name printed on it for Indian passport renewal in USA. This will help you keep Indian address printed on new passport.
Indian hostel As Permanent Address
If you want to keep your Indian Hostel address in new passport there is no address proof required.
Parent’s Indian Address
You can specify your parent’s Indian address for your passport renewal in USA but there should be some proof with your name printed on it. Aadhar is most common proof where the parents address may match but have your name on it.
Is Police Verification Done at Indian Address?
Indian Embassy sends your details to Indian RPO (Regional passport office) for verification.
RPO will decide if police verification is needed at your address or not. If required, RPO then sends it to local police station in your Indian address area. If the police report comes out to be negative, your passport may not be renewed.
I have not heard of any cases where police verification was done for passport renewal applied from USA.
Two Indian Relatives Address
You can give names and address of any 2 Indian relatives or friends or neighbors living around your home address.
US address on New Passport
There is absolutely no issue in getting US address printed on Indian passport. Many people do it due to the ease of application process and easy availability of US address proof.