New Delhi: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday announced that people can now apply for passport from anywhere in India and can even submit their application using a mobile phone.
Sushma Swaraj launched the 'mPassportSeva' Mobile App with additional facilities on the occasion of the 6th Passport Seva Divas on 26 June, 2018 in the presence of Minister for Communications Manoj Sinha and Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) Dr. V.K. Singh.
"The mPassport Seva App is available in Android and iOS platforms and will have the facilities to apply, pay and schedule appointments for passport services. With the launch of this mPassport Seva App, citizens would not require access to a computer and printer to apply for passport services", Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
"With the launch of this new scheme, applicants can now choose the Regional Passport Office (RPO) and thus the desired Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/ Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) under the RPO where they wish to submit their application irrespective of whether the present residential address specified in the application form lies within the jurisdiction of the selected RPO or not", the Ministry said.
"The Police Verification, if required for a specific passport, would be conducted at the address specified in the application form. The passport will be printed and despatched by the RPO selected for application submission by the applicant", it added.
This citizen-centric initiative of the Ministry of External Affairs is expected to benefit the applicants who are unable to apply at a PSK/POPSK near their ordinary place of residence.
The mPassport Seva App will now support enhanced set of passport services such as:
- New User Registration
- Sign In to Registered User Account
- Application form filing to apply for Passport and Police Clearance Certificate
- Pay for Passport Services
- Appointment Scheduling
- Application Availability Status vii. Document Advisor
- Fee Calculator
For further information you can visit the Passport Portal passportindia.gov.in.
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