Ministry of External Affairs

16 services

Apply online for passport

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Users can apply online passport

Get Tatkal passport in India

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Users can get Tatkal passport in India

Check status of passport, diplomatic passport and RTI applications

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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.

Website of Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division

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Passport office is responsible for passport related formalities. Information on instructions to fill passport forms, affidavits, passport application forms, fee structure, tatkaal scheme, penalties, etc. is provided. Details related to online registration and passport status are available. Information about authorized agents and district passport cells is also available.

Information about online passport form submission

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Information about submission process for online passport form by the Ministry of External Affairs is given. Users can get details related to process of submitting online passport form, making online payment and booking appointment online.

Search District Passport Cell on Passport Seva Portal

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Search information on District Passport Cells across all the states of the country on Passport Seva Portal. Users can get address and contact number of District Passport Cells by entering PIN code or by selecting State and district.

Check information on recruiting agents by Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs

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Get information on Recruiting Agents (RAs) registered with the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. Details related to registration of Recruiting Agents (RAs), guidelines for RAs, service charge payable to RAs, renewal registration certificates, changes in registration certificates, etc. are given. Information about active RAs and RAs in watch list is available. Users can also check the status of application for renewal of registration certificate and status of fresh registration.

Avail services for Overseas Citizenship of India by Bureau of Immigration

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Get access to various services for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) provided by Bureau of Immigration (BOI), Ministry of Home Affairs. Users can apply for new OCI registration, issuance or re-issuance of duplicate OCI, check status of OCI card application and re-print submitted OCI application. Information about benefits of OCI, eligibility criteria, application procedure, photos specifications for OCI card, etc. is also available.

Locate Passport Services Centre of your state

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Users can locate Passport Seva Kendra (passport service centres) of all the states in country. This online service is provided by the Consular Passport and Visa Division of the Ministry of External Affairs. You can search the details of passport centre by selecting a state, city and pin code.

Apply for Passport at Indian Missions or Posts for NRIs

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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.

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