Hi ILites, I have a problem with my parents date of birth proof for their passport. I'm in the process of submitting the passport application for my parents. Both of them do not have their 10th mark sheets with them. The passport office accepts the DOB proof in 3 forms: 1. Birth certificate - (My parents don't have that) 2. School leaving certificate - (They don't have this either. Also, does this mean 1oth std certificate or TC?) 3. Affidavit - Both have done the affidavit, but it says they are illiterate. When I checked the passport site, it says this is accepted for illiterate and semi-illiterate people (below class 5). Now, my question is: if I submit the affidavit which says illiterate or semi-illiterate will that cause trouble in issuing the passport. Or will the school provide the school leaving certificate and how long might they take in issuing this. As I need this in urgent. Has anyone gone through this process and who can guide me in this. It'll be grateful.. Thanks in advance for your suggestions and answers.