During the application process for an Indian passport, proof of birth is an important document which every applicant must provide. On the basis of that document, the date of birth in your passport is mentioned. So, there is a very low chance of any fuss. But sometimes, due to the carelessness of the official, there may be an error in the date of birth mentioned in the passport. After receiving the passport, the applicant’s duty is to check and make sure that every detail is fine. If any information like the date of birth is wrong, the applicant must contact the passport officer and request for a change in detail. If the fault is made by the authority, the correction will be done free of charge and if it is found that the applicant provided documents with wrong information in it, a fine of INR 500 will be charged to the applicant for correction in the passport.
There are several documents which need to be produced while asking for a change in date of birth. They are mentioned below.
- Birth Certificate issued by the district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths or municipal authority. The people who are born on or after 26-01-89 have to provide only this particular document.
- An affidavit regarding the date of birth which is sworn before the Magistrate or Notary. Usually done by semi-illiterate applicants.
- A certificate of date of birth from the school, which is last attended by the applicant.
Visit the passport office with all these documents if correction required in date of birth. Documents will be verified and corrected document will be sent to you within a couple of weeks.