Sushma Swaraj launches ‘mPassport Seva’ app, allows users to apply for passport from anywhere in India using smartphone

Sushma Swaraj launches ‘mPassport Seva’ app, allows users to apply for passport from anywhere in India using smartphone

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has taken another plan under which a indian citizen can apply for an indian passport from anyplace in India regardless of the place of stay. The minister has additionally propelled a versatile application, accessible in Android and iOS versions, that would help to carry out activities like applying, paying and booking arrangements for gaining a passport.



Under the new plan, propelled on the event of the Sixth Passport Seva Divas, a man would now be able to pick the Regional Passport Office (RPO) and the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for presenting the application.

The application can be submitted regardless of whether the individual’s present private address was inside the ward of the chose RPO or not, a Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) explanation said. The police check, if required for a particular travel permit, would be directed at the address determined in the application shape, it said.

The passport will be printed and despatched by the RPO chose for application accommodation by the candidate to the address indicated in the application, the announcement said. For instance, an inhabitant of Jaipur, who is briefly dwelling in Kolkata, will now have the capacity to apply at a PSK or POPSK under the RPO, Kolkata, and won’t need to movement the distance back to Jaipur to present an application for an international ID or passport at a PSK or POPSK under the Jaipur RPO.

This subject driven activity of the service is required to profit the candidates who can’t make a difference at a PSK or POPSK close to their normal place of living arrangement, the announcement said. With the dispatch of the ‘mPassport Seva App’, any indian citizen would not require access to a PC and printer to apply for a indian passport, the MEA said.

Swaraj, while talking at the dispatch of the activities, said there had been “progressive” changes in the process for applying for a visa. There were 77 Passport Seva Kendras made accessible in 48 years, while 231 more were included the most recent four years, she said at the occasion went to by Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha and Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd) V K Singh.

Taking note of that at show there were 307 PSKs in the nation, she declared that no less than one PSK or POPSK would be made accessible in all the 543 Lok Sabha bodies electorate. Swaraj said superfluous prerequisites for a indian passport have been rejected since she assumed responsibility of the service, incorporating getting rid of marriage certificate authentication.

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