I want to apply for Indian passport for my parents who are more than 50 years old. (Mom born in 1963 and Dad in 1953). As per Document Adviser we had carried below documents.
Education of Mom: less than 5th Std.
Education of Dad: 10th Std
Proof of address:
a. Electricity Bill
b. Adhaar card
c. Election card
d. Bank statement
Proof of birth:
Affidavit sworn before a magistrate or notary stating date and place of birth as per the specimen in Annex 'A' by illiterate or semi-illiterate applicants (less than 5th class).
They don't have school leaving certificate nor birth certificate. How can they get the passport without these documents. Is there any work around?
PS: My parents went to the passport office and the passport team asking for DOB proof other than affidavit i.e either school leaving certificate or birth certificate which they don't have.
Update: The rules have been changed now, One can apply for Indian passport without DOB certificate/Leaving certificate. Since we applied before the new rules we had a tough time in getting passport for my parents.
How we got it?
We were lucky, My grand mom is still alive. She said my mom went to schooling till 1st std in XYZ school. That proved to be ray of light at end of the tunnel. We went to schools and asked to find my mom's details. luckily after several followups we were able to get the Leaving certificate...It took almost a month to get the LC.
My dad had a leaving certificate of 2nd std, initially we didn't submit that document because it had incorrect DOB and grand father name. Later we had to submit to get the passport applicaiton processed.