Checking Passport Application Status

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Last updated on September 5th, 2017 at 05:08 pm

After applying for an Indian Passport, it takes a certain period of time to get delivered at your doorstep. In the meanwhile, you can still track down your Passport Application Status to keep yourself updated.

An Indian Passport is an essential official travelling document that is issued by the Government of India that certifies your identity. With the help of an Indian Passport, you can visit any country without any restriction. For applying for an Indian Passport you need to undergo certainly quite a lot process of documentation and verification schedule. There are different types of Passport on the basis of your designation.

For applying for an Indian Passport there are two methods-either you can apply it online or offline. For applying it offline you need to download an e-form which is available on the official website of the Indian Passport. it is categorised as fresh/reissue passport, police clearance certificate, identity certificate e-form, surrender certificate e-form etc. You need to download the e-form and upload it back on the website along with certain documents. the user must have the latest version of Acrobat Reader.

For filling for the passport online you need to register yourself in the official website of the Indian Passport. After registering successfully you are provided with a user ID and a password. This User ID and the Password is meant for logging in and filling the further details required in the form. Then comes the section of Payment and Schedule Appointment where you need to make the payment, if you are paying it offline then you need to download the challan form that is available on the website. After making the payment you need to schedule an appointment for the Passport Seva Kendra. You can select the PSK offices and dates according to your suitability.

The Passport Seva Kendra is a place where your document verification are done. This is basically the Final Step/ Procedure of the Application Procedure for an Indian Passport.

NOTE- You must have the latest version of Acrobat Reader (9 or above).

For checking your application status, the first thing you need to do is to visit the official site of the Passport. At the left side of the page, there’s an option for Track Application Status, click on that option.

After selection the track option there are three specifications to be filled up

  1. Select Application Type:  Here, you need to mention the type of application you have applied for. There are mainly 4 options to choose- Normal Passport/ Police Clearance Certificate (PCC), Identity Certificate (IC), Global Entry Program. Or Right To Information (RTI) Or Diplomatic/Official Application Or Surrender Certificate.
  2. File Number: This is a 15- letter alphanumeric number mentioned on the Acknowledgement Letter. This letter is issued at the end of the application process at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or at the exit counter.
  3. Date of Birth: Mention the required date of Birth that you have given during the process of filling the application form.

After giving the required details, click on the Track Status.

If you have submitted the above information correctly, then you will be redirected to the “Status Tracker Page”. Here you can view the following details,

  • Your file number
  • Your first and last name
  • The application submission date
  • The Passport Current Status

Other Ways To Track Your Passport Application Status

Through National Call Center

 You can even track down your passport status by contacting the National Call Centre which is a toll-free number. You need to provide your file number as well as your date of birth to the customer representative.

Tracking Down Your Passport By Help Desk

You can find queries in the feedback section of the Passport Portal. The Passport Seva Kendras have the helpdesk which will provide you the information regarding the Passport Application Status and inquiries related to the Application status and updates. You can also send your queries through e-mail. You can even visit your nearest Passport Office or call the PO.

Passport Application Status Tracking Through SMS

You can also check your application status through the SMS. You can opt for a Premium SMS service where you will receive the updates of your Passport Application (up to 9 status updates). This will charge Rs 30 which is charged at the time of the enrollment. You can send a text message by typing in the number along with space and writing down the 15 digits alpha-numeric file number to 9704100100.

Using mPassport Seva App to Track Passport Application Status

This is an another way of getting information of your Application status. This app runs on every leading platform like Blackberry, Android, IOS, and windows. You can download it in Google Play Store, Blackberry World, App Store and Windows Phone. All you have to do is to give the file number as well as the Date of the Birth. Status of Passport Application can also be tracked using the mPassport Seva App.

Hence, these are the certain process through which you can track down and get frequent updates on the Passport Application form without waiting in the queue and wasting your time.

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