It really doesn’t matter, even if your permanent address is in Nagpur. Now, you can apply for a passport from anywhere in India. It’s now easier for Indian citizens to get a passport from anywhere in India. External affair ministry has now made passport application process a seamless one. On the occasion of Passport Seva Diwas on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, External Affair Minister, Sushma Swaraj mentions about Passport Revolution.
What is Passport Revolution?
Passport revolution is all about making the passport application process seamless. You can get the benefit of two new schemes under passport revolution. The schemes are:–
- Apply for a Passport from anywhere in India
- Filling passport application forms from mobile phones
You can also expect the passport issuance form to be citizen-friendly every soon.
How to apply for a Passport under new rules?
- Visit the official passport website
- Register yourself on the website and fill in the passport application form.
- Or, you can download ‘mPassport Seva App’, available on both Android and iOS platforms. And, apply for a passport from anywhere in India, directly from your mobile phone. Isn’t it great?
- Choose your nearby Regional Passport Office (RPO), Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK), where you want to go to in-person for processing of your passport application.
- In the previous system, you had to visit the RPO or PSK or POPSK in the city which is there in your documents. However, now you are free to choose RPO or PSK or POPSK irrespective of your documented city. For instance, if you are a resident of Nagpur, and at present residing in Delhi, you can now apply at a PSK or POPSK under the RPO in Delhi. So, you will save a lot of travel time as well as money on travel. Again, a great initiative by the External Affair Ministry.
- You can always pay the application fees online as well as schedule appointments for acquiring a passport through the mobile app. What a relief!
- In such cases where police verification is needed, it would be done at the address which you have given in the application form while applying for a passport.
- Also, RPO will dispatch your passport after printing will be despatched by the regional passport office selected for application submission by the applicant to the address specified in the passport application.
Passport Seva Kendras all over India:
At present, total 307 Passport Seva Kendras are functional all over India; where you can apply for a passport. To find out your nearest Passport Seva Kendras, Click Here. You can use either the city name or the area PIN code to locate the nearest Passport Seva Kendra.
For more details, you can always visit the official passport portal or use m-Passport Seva App.
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Here is the look of m-Passport Seva App: