Apply for passport from anywhere in India from your chosen RPO: Sushma Swaraj launches Passport Seva app: On Tuesday, The External Affairs Minister launched a new scheme under which now an individual can apply for a passport from anywhere in India irrespective of their native place or state or city.
Apply for passport from anywhere in India: MEA
The minister, Sushma Swaraj, also launched a mobile application, which will be available in the Android and iOS platforms, will be going to have the facilities for applying, paying and scheduling appointments in order to acquire a passport.
Under the new scheme, this was launched on the occasion of the Sixth Passport Seva Divas, when an individual can now choose the Regional Passport Office (RPO) and the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) in order to submit the application.
This application can be submitted irrespective of whether the person’s present residential address was within the jurisdiction of choosing and selecting the RPO or not, a Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) statement told.
If for a specific passport, The police verification, will be required, then this would be conducted at the address specified in the application form, this is being told.
The passport will be printed and despatched by the RPO which is being selected for the submission of application by the applicant to the address specified in the application, the statement added further.
For example, a inhabitant of Jaipur, who is temporarily settled in suppose, Kolkata, will now be able to apply at a PSK or POPSK under the RPO, Kolkata, and will not have to travel all the way back to Jaipur in order to submit an application for a passport at a PSK or POPSK under the Jaipur RPO.
This citizen-centric initiative of the ministry is all set to have all benefit of the applicants who are unable to apply at a PSK or POPSK near the ordinary place of their own home, the statement added further.
With the launch of the ‘mPassport Seva App’, an individual will be not required the access to a computer and printer to apply for a passport, the MEA told.
Swaraj, while speaking at the launch of the project and started, said there had been “revolutionary” changes in the process which is for applying for a passport for an individual.
There were 77 Passport Seva Kendras made available in 48 years, while 231 more were added in the last 48 months, she told in the event attended by Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha and Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd) V K Singh.
Noting that at present there were 307 PSKs in the nation, she declared that at least one PSK or POPSK will be made available in all the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies.
Sushma Swaraj told that this is unnecessary needed for a passport have been scrapped since she took charge of the ministry, which includes doing away with the marriage certificate.