Date Of Birth Change

I was issued a passport by PO, Shimla last month.   When I verified the details, I found that the date of birth
printed in it is different from my actual date of birth.   I am sure I had filled the form with the correct date of birth. 
What should I do to get it corrected ?

Please return the passport by post, with a request in writing for correction of the wrong date of birth entered. 
After verifying the relevant records and ascertaining that there had been an error on our part, a fresh booklet will be issued. 
The approximate time taken is 3-4 working days. If it is found that the error is not attributable to us, you will have to apply
afresh for a change in date of birth, with the relevant supporting documents.


I was issued a passport with a wrong date of birth about 11 years ago, when I was a child.  I need to make an
application for a fresh passport with my correct date of birth.  What are the documents I need to produce
while making the application ?

When the DOB is wrongly entered in the passport due to a clerical error, it can be corrected  by us, but the requirement
in such cases is that it should be possible to ascertain from the files of the concerned Passport Office that it was indeed
due to a clerical error. 

You need to produce two different (unconnected) documents in support of the date of birth you claim as correct.:
They could be: [i] Birth Certificate     [ii] School Certificate


Can these two documents above be my school certificate and college certificate  ?

No, these two documents are interlinked and are not considered unconnected, as the details of the college
certificate are usually derived from the school certificate.


There is a difference between the dates of birth shown in my school certificate and birth certificate. 
When I submitted my passport for a US visa endorsement, the US Consulate wants the date of birth to be
entered in the passport as per certificate issued by registrar of birth & deaths.  What do I need to do ?

You need to make an application for an additional booklet with a declaratory order passed by a First Class
Judicial Magistrate directing the Passport Office to amend the date of birth. This is an essential requirement.
( This should be submitted with Form - 2 and proof of residence of Himachal Pradesh.)

The only exception to this general rule is when the DOB is wrongly entered in the passport due to a clerical error.
In such cases, it should be possible to ascertain from the files of the concerned Passport Office that it was indeed
due to a clerical error. 


Why is an order from the court required?

The functions of a Passport Issuing Authority are Quasi-Judicial in nature. Hence, once a Passport Issuing Authority (PIA)
passes an order to issue a passport with certain particulars  such as date of birth/place of birth,  the same Passport Issuing
Authority cannot review or revise his own orders. 

What should I do for getting the place of birth entry changed in my passport ?

Once a passport is issued with certain particulars, such as place of birth, it is required to produce a declaratory order
from a competent Judicial Magistrate, as explained above. ( This should be submitted with Form - 2 and proof of
residence in Himachal Pradesh.)

The only exception to this general rule is when the DOB is wrongly entered in the passport due to a clerical error.
In such cases, it should be possible to ascertain from the files of the concerned Passport Office that it was indeed due to a
clerical error. 

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