Check the status of passport, diplomatic/official passport and RTI applications. This facility is provided by the Consular, Passport and Visa Division of the Ministry of External Affairs. Users can find the status of passport applications by providing the file number and date of birth of applicant. RTI application status can be tracked by giving the reference number. Diplomatic and Official passport application status can be obtained by providing the ARN number.
Lodge passport related grievances and track grievance status through Passport Seva Portal. Users can file the grievances by providing reference number, name of the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK), name of the applicant, contact details, type of problem and description of the grievance in an online form. Applicants can also check the status of registered grievances filed through the portal. Link of portal of Public Grievances Redress and Monitoring System is also provided. Option to send feedback, appreciation or passport related information request is also available.
Check month or year-wise press releases of the Ministry of External Affairs. A list of latest press releases is provided. One can also search a press release by selecting a month or year. Information pertaining to media are share through these press releases by the ministry.
Get information about the facilitation of foreign media by the Ministry of External Affairs. Information is provided on visa rules for foreign journalists, visa extension services, orientation programmes for journalists etc. Details of visa clearance to visit restricted or protected areas in the country are also available.
Calculate fee for various services related to passport through online fee calculator provided by the Consular, Passport and Visa Division of Ministry of External Affairs. Users can get details about passport fee by selecting type of passport such as new passport, renewal of passport, etc., applicant age, number of pages in passport booklet and passport scheme like normal or tatkla scheme. Fee calculator for identity certificate is also available.
Apply for Passport online at various Indian Missions or Posts. This facility is available for the Non-Resident Indians (NRI). Services such as fresh Passport, reissue of Passport, new Passport in lieu of damaged/lost Passport, children Passport, etc. can be availed through this service. Users can fill the online form by providing information such as name of the mission, personal details, family details, previous Passport information, etc. Option to reprint the registered users’ application form is also available.
Information on annexures and affidavits required for passport is provided by Consular, Passport & Visa Division of Ministry of External Affairs. Users can also get the forms for Affidavit of Date of Birth, Affidavit of Identity Certificate, Affidavit for Passport of a minor child, Affidavits for change in Name/Deed Poll/Sworn, Affidavits for Verification Certificate for Tatkaal Passports, etc.
Check instructions for e-form submission for passport provided by the Consular, Passport and Visa Division. Information such as applying for a passport online, how to fill a form and where to apply are given. Users can get details related to the steps to be followed while applying for passport and submitting e-form.