With the government recently launching a mobile application called mPassport Seva App, getting a passport will now become much easier. The app released by the Consular, Passport and Visa (CPV) division, which was launched by Sushma Swaraj, the External Affairs Minister on the occasion of Passport Seva Diwas is expected to make the entire process simpler courtesy two new schemes. The schemes, called ‘Passport Application from Anywhere in India’ and ‘Filling Passport Applications Forms from Mobile Phones’ apart from simplifying the application process for passports is expected to make things easier for hundreds of Indian citizens who plan to undertake a Haj pilgrimage.
Here, we look at how an applicant can apply for a fresh passport using the Passport Seva App. The process is similar to the existing system that is being followed by ‘Passport Seva’ website. The detailed process is mentioned below:
|Step1||Download the mPassport Seva app available for Android or iOS.|
|Step2||Open the app.|
|Step3||Click on ‘New User Register’.|
|Step4||Select the Passport Office from the drop-down menu.|
|Step5||Next, enter the details like name, date of birth, email ID etc.|
|Step6||Following that, provide the unique login ID. (It can be the same as the email ID that the applicany uses).|
|Step7||Provide a strong password.|
|Step8||Select, a security question and answer in order to retrieve the password if it is forgotten.|
|Step9||Enter the captcha code and click on ‘Submit’.|
|Step10||On doing so, an email with a verification link would be sent to the provided email address by the passport office to activate the account.|
|Step11||On clicking the verification link, the applicant will be redirected to a new webpage and asked to enter the login ID for confirmation.|
|Step12||After the account is verified, the applicant is required to close the app and relaunch it.|
|Step13||Next, the applicant is required to click on the ‘Existing User’ tab|
|Step14||Provide the Login ID, password, and the captcha code.|
|Step15||Thereafter, click on ‘Apply for fresh passport’.|
|Step16||Fill in the form and follow the steps mentioned on the app.|
|Step17||Make the payment of the requisite fee.|
|Step18||The final step is to fix an appointment to visit a passport center for document verification.|
How to track the status of the application using the app?
The status of the application made for a new passport can be tracked using the ‘Status Tracker’ on the app. After clicking on the icon of ‘Status Tracker’, the individual needs to select ‘Application Status’. Thereafter, provide the file number and the date of birth and click on ‘Track’.