Passport application in India can be done through a Regional Passport Office (RPO), Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or other passport application receiving and forwarding office. In the case of passport application through RPO and PSK, checking and tracking the application status through the internet is easy. If you placed your application through a passports application receiving and forwarding office, you would first have to confirm that your application has been sent to a PSK for processing.
– Keeping updated about the time remaining before you can receive the passport
– Making changes, updates or corrections and ensuring they reflect on the final passport details
To be able to track your passport application through the Passport Seva website, you’ll need to wait for at least five working days after your application documents have been submitted. You might have to wait longer if you submitted your application via a passport application receiving and forwarding office. Here is the step by step instructions on how to check your application status:
If you want to get fast updates on your passport application, you can use the toll-free helpline number 18002581800.This allows you to talk directly to a customer support executive.Alternatively, you can also get passport application updated by following the voice prompts in the Interactive Voice Response system and typing in your 15 digit file number.
This type of tracking is a good one if you don’t have access to the internet enabled device.
To get the status of your passport application via SMS, simply send the word STATUS and your file number to 970 4100 100.
STATUS TO 970 4100 100
For example STATUS AMSH02583566883 to 9704100100
This is optional but is recommended if you would like to periodically receive SMS updates from Passport Seva and don’t have access to the internet. Enrollment is done during the passport application process as you’re filling out the application forms. This enables you to receive SMS updates throughout the passport processing period. A major advantage of using this service is that you can receive SMS updates from any mobile phone even if it isn’t internet enabled.
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The status of your passport application will change several times until the final passport is printed and dispatched. The status descriptions are usually outlined and are easy to understand.
Passport application has been submitted along with applicable fees and supporting documents.
You will receive the below message when your passport is under review for verifying the documents and for further process in the passport office.
You will receive the below message when you track the status of your passport if your application is Pending for physical police verification.
You will receive the below message when police verification is initiated for your passport application. You may get a call from Police to verify your residence and documents provided.
You will receive the below message when police verification is completed and they have submitted their report to the respective office. Hence you have no remark in your passport application.