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 the some detail of the scheme when you apply for a new passport/passport for renewal.

Step 1:

  • Log on to to fill up the form and upload it by upload e-form.
  • Scan and upload relevant document.
  • An application Refrence Number (ARN) and an interview date will be generated.
  • However, the date will be with in 7 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.
  • Official will click your photograph and record your finger prints.
  • Another set of official will verify your Original document.
  • Finally, the official will decide whether to send the application for police verification. If they decide to do so an e-mail will be sent immediately.
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 have been planned to replace the 37 wxisting Regional Passport Office in India.
  5. For any other information on the scheme, you can log on to or dial 1800-258-1800.

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