Now, apply for passport on smart phones


Applicants will soon be able to apply for passports through their smart phones, a senior official said on July 24.

“Applicants can fill details on passport applications through mPassport Seva App. We are working on this and are hopeful it will be launched in next few months,” Joint Secretary (Passport Seva Project) and Chief Passport Officer Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi told reporters.

The ‘mPassport Seva’–an android App, developed by the Ministry of External Affairs was earlier launched in March.

The App which can be downloaded at, as of now is providing smart phone and tablet users with a variety of services including passport application status, tracking, locating the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) and general information on various steps involved in obtaining a passport.

Speaking after inaugurating the passport office CCTV control room at Regional Passport Office at Secunderabad, Pardeshi said the Ministry of External Affairs is likely to issue over 85 lakh passports by the end of this year as compared to 74 lakh issued during last year.

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