26.6.18 will be considered as the passport revolution day as the application and dispatching procedure for the passport has been changed immensely. On the occasion of the seventh Passport Seva Divas the external affair minister Sushma Swaraj has launched the m Passport Seva App which has made the whole application, payment, tracking and scheduling the appointment process seamless. Both the ios and Android users can use this App. Apart from the App the new rules have been launched. This new schemes have helped a lot of people in this country. People who are doing job in different states, cities and staying away from their home, separated or divorced people, adopted children, single parents got benefited through these changes.
Apply as per your location
Until now the applicants were supposed to apply for the documents in their near by Passport Seva Kendra(PSK) where they lived and the application could only be made using personal computer and laptop. There was no option for people who live far away from their residence. Now the new scheme allows the applicant to apply from anywhere in India by selecting the nearest regional passport office or Passport Seva Kendra or the Post Office Passport Seva Kendra where they want to submit irrespective of whether the present residential address specified in the application form lies within the jurisdiction of the selected RPO or not.
More availability of PSK
The minister also said that center is ready to set up a PSK in every Loksabha constituency in this country. The police verification for issuing a passport will be conducted on the basis of residential address. If required for a specific passport, police verification will be conducted as per the address specified in the application form .The passport will be printed and dispatched by the RPO selected for application submission by the applicant..
Once your passport is ready, it will be delivered to the given address. The App will not only help you to apply for your passport from mobile , but you also can track your passport’s application status by using the file number and date of birth. Even the delivery status of the dispatched passport can also be tracked.
Minister Sushma Swaraj also recounted the measures taken by the govt to simplify the process of issuing passport such as doing away with the mandatory requirement of submitting birth certificate.The govt also said that the attestation by the magistrates or notaries would not be necessary anymore. Self declaration on plain paper will be enough. For more detailed information you can check finance related sites on the Internet.