Passport Seva Kendra: New way to have a Passport

The first Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) in Kolkata will accept online application from December 2 and conduct interviews from December 5. The Facility at Anandpur on the EM bypass.The scheme promise to ease the process of getting a new or renewed passport. Here is some detail of the scheme when you apply for a new passport/passport for renewal.

Passport Seva Kendra: New way to have a Passport

Step 1:

  • Log on to www.passportindia.gov.in to fill up the form and upload it by upload e-form.
  • Scan and upload relevant document.
  • An Application Reference Number (ARN) and an interview date will be generated.
  • However, the date will be within seven days.

Step 2:

  • Turn up at the PSK on the appointed date with the original and self-attested photocopies of the document.
  • Collect a token and wait for your turn.
  • The official will click your photograph and record your fingerprints.
  • Another set of the official will verify your Original document.
  • Finally, the office will decide whether to send the application for police verification. If they choose to do so, an e-mail will be sent immediately.

Related: Step by step details on how you can apply for a new passport or apply for a fresh passport.

Advantages of the new process:

  1. It will save your times as the process will no longer have to queue up at the Regional Passport office.
  2. The whole process is expected to take only 40-45 minutes.
  3. Now no need to scare about the deadline given by PSK.
  4. Seventy-seven PSK has been planned to replace the 37 existing Regional Passport Office in India.

For any other information on the scheme, you can log on to www.passportindia.gov.in or dial 1800-258-1800.

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