Passport Reference File Number

Know about Passport Reference File Number

A passport reference file number is a number usually provided to someone when they file an application for a passport. The number is useful in tracking the status of their application online and every applicant gets a unique number assigned to them.
PRFN is given once you have paid the fees and submitted the application forms. This number can be used for reference. Usually, this number consists of some alphabets in addition to digits and other identifiers which enable the applicant to identify how far their application has progressed online. In total, it consists of 12 unique numbers forming the digit.

How does the number get determined?

PFRN is an alphanumeric code that consists of both numbers and alphabets along with the year of application for the passport. The code will begin with letters of the place name from where the application was done and ends with the year of application. For example, if someone applied for a passport in Madras in2008, the code will start with MASW and end with a 08. Between these will be six more digits bringing its total of 12 numbers.

How to Track Passport Application Status By Name and File Number?

The status of a passport application can be tracked through this website click here where you’ll need to follow these steps.

  1. Select Track Application Status
  2. Select Passport/PCC/IC from the Application drop-down menu.
  3. Next, enter the file number for the application and date of birth in the provided fields.
  4. Click on Track Statuspassport india gov in track status









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Once this has been complete, you will see all the details about your passport, and in the event, more documents are asked of you, you can always submit the missing document in the Passport Office.

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