Passport is one of the essential documents required in a country. You might have also thought to apply for passport in India. Did you? Well, I know that applying passport has always been a long process. Now getting a passport for Indian residents is not at all a hassle anymore. On Sixth seva Passport divas, External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj launched a scheme which helps you to apply for passport in India from anywhere in the country. As per this scheme, you can apply for passport from any place irrespective of the place you reside.
She has also launched a mobile app ‘MPassport Seva App’ for passport services. This app is supported on both platform, iOS and Android. This app is to make the passport application process easy for Indians.
4 easy steps to apply for passport in India
Indian government has now made the process easier for all indians. You can now apply for passport easily in with 4 steps. Here are the easy way to get your passport-
1- Earlier applicants had to apply from the place they belonged to. As individuals are now moving for their jobs or for any other reason, it was really difficult for them to apply. Now as per new scheme, you can apply for passport from any place you stay. You won’t have to go back to your original city to apply.
2- Another benefit of the scheme is that you can choose regional passport office (RPO), Post office passport seva kendra (POPSK) and Passport seva kendra(PSK) to submit your application.
3- Police verification for specific passports will be done at the address which you will give in application of passport.
4- As per this scheme, you will get your printed copy of passport from selected RPO to the address you will provide in application.
MPassport Seva App
MPassport seva App is the app launched to make the passport process smooth. With this app you can apply and can use other passport services in your smartphone. Now applicants will not need computer and printer as they can use this app on phone.
Sushma swaraj while launching the app, said that passport services are being revolutionary changed. There were total 77 Seva kendra set up in last 48 years. In last 48 months, government has added 231 more to the count. Also she added that Right now country has 307 PSKs, efforts are being made to set at least 1 PSK or POPSK in all 543 constituency of lok sabha.
Features of MPassport Seva App
1- MPassport Seva App allows you to apply for passport through your mobile. You can also track status of your passport application using Date of Birth and file number.
2- If your passport has been dispatched but not yet received, you can track its delivery status on this app.
3- You can get contact numbers easily for your queries and concerns.
4- You can search for Passport Seva kendra (PSK) and District Passport cells (DPC).
5- If you are living out of India, you can search information of missions and abroad posts.
6- For some states, users can search police station within the app.
7- You can also calculate the fee using fee calculator for various services provided on the basis of their submission mode.
This scheme has definitely many benefits for passport applicants. Now, whenever you apply for passport you won’t need to visit passport office several times, its just a finger tap away. Government has also decided to introduce new changes in passports. The new rules of Passport 2018 has reduced a lot of burden for applicants by reducing documents requiments.
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