Passport is an official document issued to the general public by the ministry of external affairs MEA, on behalf of the Government of India. Passport is an extremely sensitive document and individuals must possess passport in order to travel abroad. Passport is considered a certification of the nationality and identity of an individual by the Government.
Passport contains photograph, full legal name, full residential address with pin code, place of birth and signature of the passport holder.
Passport applicant’s complete background verification is done before issuing passport. If there is an adverse report, then the passport will not be issued. Passport is a requisite document to travel abroad and hence the government ensures passport does not fall into the wrong hands. Obtaining passport is considered a tedious and herculean task, but thanks to TCS outsourcing, it’s relatively easy.
On successful submission of application for passport at the time of document verification at a Passport Seva Kendra, PSK or a passport camp, individuals receive a ‘file number’ which is used to track passport status.
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To check passport status, you must have the file number. To get file number, your application for passport must be successfully submitted at a Passport Seva Kendra or a passport camp. Following are the ways of checking passport status:
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You can also track passport status by sending an SMS to 9704100100. The SMS must comprise of the 15 digit alphanumeric file number, issued after the successful submission of passport application at the time of document verification at a Passport Seva Kendra or passport camp.
You can apply for passport through M Passport Seva application. You can also track your passport application status in the app with the help of your file number.
This mobile application allows you to do everything that you do on the official passport website.
If there is an urgency to collect passport or if you or blood relatives are not available at the mentioned address due to various commitments, then, you can request the regional passport officer or assistant regional passport officer at the time of document verification at the Passport Seva Kendra or passport camp, to allow you to collect the passport from the regional passport office, directly.
The decision of allowing you to collect the passport directly from the regional passport office; solely lies at the discretion of the regional passport officer or assistant regional passport officer. If you are not allowed to collect the passport directly at the regional passport office, then the passport would be dispatched only via speed post, the official delivery partner.
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