How to Reschedule Passport Appointment: Steps by Step Guide

byDilip PrasadLast Updated: March 12, 2024
How to Reschedule Passport Appointment: Steps by Step Guide

A passport is a crucial travel document provided by the government officially to citizens authorising them to travel overseas. It serves as a document of identification and protects the citizens when they are leaving the territorial boundaries of their native country.

Indian citizens can submit their passport application online via the Ministry of External Affairs Passport Seva Kendra website. Citizens have the flexibility to pick their time and date for the appointment from available slots post online application submission. The website also provides an option to reschedule your appointment.

The process of scheduling and reschedule passport appointment dates has been mentioned in the article. Read on to find out more.

How to Reschedule Passport Appointment?

Sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances, you may be required to postpone your passport appointment even after booking a slot. In order to reschedule your passport appointment, here is what you need to do:

  • Visit the portal Passport Seva Kendra.
  • Click on existing user login.
  • Login with your user credentials (ID and password).
  • Click on submitted applications/view saved.
  • Select file under process and click on ‘schedule appointment for application submission’.
  • Select a preferable date based on passport slot availability for the earlier chosen PSK location and click on ‘book appointment.’
  • Visit the PSK location with the list of documents returned to you by the PSK team at the time of your last visit and all the original documents.

Documents Needed to Carry to Passport Seva Kendra

At the time of your rescheduled passport appointment, you will need to carry some valid documents that have been returned to you by the PSK officer. There needs to be the original documents as well as copies of all the documents.

Also Read: Check the Required Documents for Passport Application

How to Schedule an Appointment for a Passport Application?

To schedule a passport appointment date, the applicant is required to register themselves on the Passport Seva website. Once registration is complete successfully, the applicant can set up an appointment. To schedule an appointment, here is what an applicant needs to do:

  • Step 1: Register via the Passport Seva Online portal.
  • Step 2: Log in to the portal with the registered ID.
  • Step 3: Click on ‘’apply for fresh passport/re-issue of passport’’.
  • Step 4: Fill in the necessary details in the form and hit the submit button.
  • Step 5: Click the ‘’pay and schedule appointment’’ link on the ‘’view saved/submitted applications’’ screen to schedule the appointment.

Online payment is to be made mandatory for booking appointments at all POPSK/PSK/PO. Online payment can also be made using the following modes:

  • Credit/debit card
  • SBI Bank challan
  • Internet banking
  • Step 6: Click ‘’print application receipt’’ to print the receipt containing the Application Reference Number (ARN)/ appointment number.
  • Step 7: Visit Passport Seva Kendra/Regional Passport Office (RPO) where the appointment has been made along with original documents

Also Read: Check Your Passport Application Status


Life is uncertain, and so you may have to sometimes replan or reschedule certain appointments. A passport is a vital document that is needed not only at the time of travel but also in life because it serves as a universally accepted proof of identification. The Passport Seva Kendra understands the importance of the passport as an official document and so it gives you the flexibility to reschedule passport appointment during an emergency situation. Follow the steps mentioned above for a hassle-free procedure.


Do I need to pay additionally in order to reschedule passport appointment?

No, there are no additional fees involved with cancelling/rescheduling an appointment.

How many times can an appointment be rescheduled?

As per the rules, an appointment can only be rescheduled twice in a year. So, if this quota is exceeded, the applicant has to apply for passport issue/reissue from scratch the next year.

How many days does it take to get the passport?

Getting your new passport can take anywhere between 30-45 days.

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