Introduction Office Address Jurisdiction List of Officers List of Holidays News and Announcements

Passport Office was established in George Town in Chennai (formerly Madras) in the year 1955. In the year 1966, it was shifted to the Govt. owned premises of Shastri Bhavan located at 26, Haddows Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006, where a number of other Central Govt. Offices are also located. Initially, RPO, Chennai was catering to the needs of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry in addition to the neighbouring States of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. In 1976 separate passport offices for these three states were established. In the year 1983, RPO, Chennai was again bifurcated and a separate office was established at Trichy with its own jurisdiction. Passport Office, Chennai is primarily responsible for issuance of Indian Passports to the Citizens of India who are residing within its jurisdictional area. In addition to issue of passports, various other miscellaneous services like change of address in passport, additional endorsement regarding Emigration Check Not Required, Police Clearance Certificate, etc. are also being rendered by this office irrespective of the fact that the original passport is issued by Passport Office, Chennai or not, provided they stay in the area of jurisdiction of RPO Chennai.

Office Address
Passport Office Contact Details

Royala Towers No. 2 and 3, IV Floor,

Old No. 785, New No. 158, Anna Salai, Chennai,

Tamil Nadu-600002

Voice: 044-2851 3640

Fax: 044-2851 3637



Chennai , Chennai Sub Urban , Cuddalore , Dharmapuri , Kanchipuram , Karaikal , Krishnagiri , Puducherry , Tiruvallur , Tiruvannamalai , Vellore , Viluppuram.

List of Officers
Name Designation
Shri K. Balamurugan Regional Passport Officer
List of Holidays *
Date Holiday
04/01/2015 Mailad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-milad
15/01/2015 Pongal
02/04/2015 Mahavir Jayanti
03/04/2015 Good Friday
04/05/2015 Buddha Purnima
18/07/2015 Eid-Ul-Fitr
17/09/2015 Vinayaka Chaturthi(Ganesha Chaturthi)
24/09/2015 Eid-Ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
21/10/2015 Dussehra (Maha Saptami)
22/10/2015 Dussehra(Vijay Dashami)
23/10/2015 Muharram
10/11/2015 Diwali (Deepavali)
25/11/2015 Gurunanak's Birthday
23/12/2015 Id-e-Milad(Prophet Mohammed Birthday)
25/12/2015 Christmas Day

* Note: In addition, Passport Office will be closed on National Holidays i.e. Republic Day (26th January), Independence Day (15th August) and Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October).

News and Announcements


The current opening time of appointments is 2:30 PM.

Online Payment has been made mandatory for booking appointments at Passport Seva Kendra(s) under this Passport Office. Click here for details.

  1. Categories of Applicants allowed as “Walk-In with ARN”

    Following mentioned categories of applicants are allowed as "Walk-in Applicants". Applicants falling under these categories need to register Online, fill in the online application form and generate Application Reference Number (ARN) at least one day in advance before visiting the PSK. Such applicants may visit the PSK with required set of documents and a copy of printed ARN sheet between 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM only.

    For PSK Saligramam:
    1. Senior citizens above 60 years
    2. Physically challenged Applicants (Certified)
    3. Police Clearance Certificate(PCC)
    For PSK Tambaram:
    1. Police Clearance Certificate(PCC)
    2. Minors below 3 years
    For PSK Aminjikarai:
    1. Minors below 3 years
  2. In the absence of a Marriage Registration Certificate, a notarized joint photo affidavit signed by both husband and wife as per Annexure - D should be accepted only in case of their marriage held before 24.11.2009.
  3. If the marriage took place on or after 24.11.2009, a Marriage Certificate issued by the Registrar General of Marriages OR Registrar of Marriages OR Sub-Registrar or Marriages is mandatory.
  4. Public Visiting Hours at Regional Passport Office, Chennai : 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM on all working days except Tuesday.
  5. Every tuesday will be observed as Internal review day, hence public enquiry of Onhold /Escalation cases will not be attended at Regional Passport Office (RPO) Chennai.
  6. Tatkaal appointments are available for the 3 PSK's - Saligramam, Aminjikarai and Tambaram.

Press Releases

  1. Press Release dated 07-10-2014
  2. Press Release for Camp at Villupuram