Bangalore: In order to keep pace with the current technology, the Ministry of External Affairs had launched the mPassport Seva mobile app on Android platform, as a pilot, on March 21, 2013. Encouraged by positive public response, the Ministry has now launched this app on Windows and Apple iOS platforms as well.
The app provides passport-related information on the smartphones. This is an extended service of the Passport Seva Project, executed in Public-Private-Partnership mode with Tata Consultancy Services.
mPassport Seva, enables Indian Citizens to access Passport related information on their Smartphones. This application provides a wide variety of services such as status tracking, locating a Passport Office and other general information. The application provides information on various steps involved to obtain a passport related service and related phone numbers in case of queries or concerns.
The users will be able to search for a Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or District Passport Cell (DPC) in a district where a passport application can be submitted. This can also be searched based on PIN code. For certain States and Districts, the users can search for Police Stations as well.
Citizens residing overseas who apply for a passport service in Indian Missions / Posts abroad can also utilize this facility for searching address and other relevant information. The Fee Calculator feature of the application enables users to find out the applicable fee based on the service and mode of submission.
Users can track the status of their passport applications by providing File Number and Date of Birth. In case the passport has been dispatched, Delivery Status can also be tracked. The latest version of the application can be downloaded from their respective stores – Google Play, Windows Phone Store and Apple iTunes.
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