How to Check Passport Status in India

You can check the status of your application online in a few quick steps. You will need the following information:

  • Passport file number (15-digit number provided after submitting your passport application)
  • Date of birth

Procedure to Check Passport Status Online:

  • Visit the official passport website and select the ‘Track Your Application Status’ tab.
    select track your application status
  • From the drop-down menu, select the type of application from among the options listed.
    select the type of application
  • Enter the 15-digit file number and your date of birth in the format prescribed and click on ‘Track Status’. The current status of your application will be displayed onscreen.

mPassport Seva App Tracking

You can also track the status of your application through the mPassport Seva app. Available for download on Android and iOS platforms, you can access real-time updates on your application status after registering on the app. You will need the following details to access this information:

  • Application file number
  • Date of birth
Also Find - How to Check Aadhaar Card Status

How to track Passport Application Status Offline

You can track your passport application status offline through the following methods:

  • National Call Centre: Call the National Call Centre’s toll-free number at 18002581800 and speak to a Citizen Service Executive from 8:00 am to 10 pm to receive updates on your application status. The Automated Interactive Voice Response (IVRS) facility, available 24/7, can also be used during non-working hours.
  • Through SMS: Send the following SMS from your registered mobile number (the one listed on your passport application form) for updates on your application status: STATUS FILE NUMBER to 9704100100
    Please note: The SMS service is a paid service to be opted for at the time of submitting your application form.
  • Through Helpdesk: You can also visit Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or contact them by email for updates on your passport application status.

News about Passport Application Status

  • Puducherry will have a special passport mela on Saturday

    The Regional Passport Office of Chennai will conduct a special passport mela in Puducherry to facilitate passport application submission for individuals who are fainting issues in obtaining an appointment and other reasons. In order to participate in the passport mela to benefit from it, applicants must carry out the online registration on and obtain the ARN (Application Registration Number) after the payment of applicable fee. Once the appointment is scheduled, the applicants must carry a photocopy of the ARN along with other specified documents. Additionally, applicants are also required to carry a set of self-attested photocopies of the documents. The passport mela will assist the applicants who meets the mentioned criteria. Applications under walk-ins, on-hold or refused tokens are not processed during this special mela. Interested applicants are recommended to visit the official website of the Passport Seva Kendra ( to learn more about the upcoming mela in Puducherry.

    4th January 2018

  • Regional Passport Office resolves passport application issues

    The Regional Passport Office (RPO) in Secunderabad resolves issues pertaining to passport applications for over 100 applicants. Applicants who were facing issues with their passport application have reached out the RPO to get help in processing their applications. Most application have been pending due to insufficient documents and incorrect details. The RPO is equipped to assist applicants with their pending passport applications.

    7 November 2017

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