mPassport seva app, released by the ministry of external affairs has been launched for the benefits of those citizens who need to apply for a Passport or needs to have all the information related to the passport on a click.
It offers specific details such as the location of centres, passport fees, eligibility, the status of your application, contact information, fixing an appointment and any other information which any person would need on the issue of a passport.
Available on both Android and iOS platforms, it is the only official app of the external affairs ministry, and is available at Google Playstore, a government spokesman said.
‘mPassport Seva App‘, does not require access to a computer and printer to apply for your passport.
Moreover, the ministry has also launched a scheme which entitles a person to apply for a passport from anywhere in the country, whether he or she stay permanently at the place or not.
The scheme requires to choose either of the Regional Passport Office, the Passport Seva Kendra or Post Office Passport Seva Kendra. Submission of application, as per his or her convenience, can be decided as per the applicant’s choice.
It can be submitted notwithstanding the person’s existing residential address, whether it was within the jurisdiction of the selected RPO or not, the ministry of external affairs clarified.
The verification would be conducted at the address specified in the application form, if it is found necessary, it is said. Then, the passport will be issued by the RPO selected for application submission by the applicant to the mentioned address of the applicant.
This initiative of the ministry will be helpful to the applicants who find it hard to apply at a PSK or POPSK near their place of residence since they are temporarily out.
231 Passport Seva Kendras were added in the last 48 months, while only 77 were there in the period spanning almost half a century or to be precise 48 years. Presently, there were 307 PSKs in the country, and efforts are being made to open at least one PSK or POPSK made available in all the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies.