• Postal Dispatch of Passport

    A passport is an essential document for any individual who wishes to leave India and visit another country. When you apply for a passport and the officials approve your application and create a document for you, India Post will dispatch the same via Speed Post and it will be delivered to the applicant's current residential address.

    Collection of Passport at the Regional Passport Office

    Individuals who need their passports urgently can collect the document personally from the Regional Passport Office (RPO) where he / she applied for the same. However, if you wish to collect your passport from an RPO, you will have to furnish an application which states the reason why you need the document urgently. The application can be submitted to the official at the RPO, but the decision regarding the delivery of the document at the RPO will be taken by the concerned Regional Passport Officer.

    What to do when the status appears as Delivered / Dispatched but you haven't yet received the passport?

    The Tracking Utility feature available on India Post's Speed Post can be used to check your passport's delivery status. You can also get in touch with the nearest Speed Post center and confirm whether or not the status appearing on the website is correct. If the Speed Post officials cannot locate the consignment, or in case your passport consignment has been returned to the sender, you will have to get in touch with the concerned Regional Passport Office and they will assist you with the future course of action.

    Collection of Passport from the Mailman

    The applicant is requested to collect his / her passport personally from the mailman. However, if the applicant cannot collect the passport himself / herself for whatever reason, the mailman can decide whether or not he can hand the document over to one of the applicant's family members after verifying their ID proof. The mailman is at the liberty to return the passport to the issuing RPO in case the ID proof offered by the applicant's family member is not satisfactory.

    In case the postal authorities return your passport to the issuing RPO because you were not available to collect it, you will have to get in touch with the concerned RPO and furnish an application stating the problem after which the authorities will dispatch the document again. A proof of your current residential address must also be sent along with the application in addition to any other additional proofs that the RPO may require.

    What to do if your residential address changes when your passport application is still being processed?

    Passports are usually delivered to the current residential address of the applicant as mentioned in the form when applying for a passport. In case your residential address has changed when your passport application is still being processed, you will have to furnish an application at the concerned RPO and have your current residential address updated. Make sure that you carry a document which serves as a proof of your new residential address, along with a request letter to update the address in your passport.


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    News About Passport

    • Post Office Passport Seva Kendra opens in Berhampur, Odisha

      Berhampur’s Member of Parliament (MP) launched a new Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) in Berhampur city in Ganjam district, Odisha.

      Establishment of new POPSK centers in different cities of Odisha has been requested by Petroleum Minister to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The other cities which will receive passport offices soon include Angul, Kendrapara, Bolangir, Jajpur and Bhawanipatna. A new passport seva kendra was launched in Balasore on 24 February.

      1 March 2018

    • Post offices to shortly have passport services in India

      To make passport services easily available for everyone, BJP-NDA government has now decided to open passport offices at all the main post offices in the country. V. K. Singh, Union minister of state for External Affairs, General (retd.) said that Modi’s vision of making India digital has started showing results. An estimate of close to 150 post offices will have passport services.

      The BJP government has fulfilled all the promises that it had made. And we are constantly working on farmers, youth, and the poor. And BJP is the only government that though about empowering poor and have introduced Jan Dhan Yojana, said V. K. Singh.

      During the BJP’s 5 year tenure the external minister got back about 85,000 people who were trapped in other countries like Yemen, Libya, Iraq, and other countries.

      26 October 2017

    • Aadhaar updation facility at the GPO

      The Aadhaar updation process has started at the General Post Office in Mumbai. The current plan is to come up with more such centres across the whole state. The Postal Department is a registrar of the Unique Identification Authority of India. The Maharashtra circle is the enrolment agency of the Unique Identification Authority of India for enrolment facility and Aadhaar updation.

      The staff at the post office is getting trained and certified by the Unique Identification Authority of India so that this task can be handled by them properly and skillfully. All the required equipment and devices are being procured by the Department of Post. A terminal for updation services has already been set up.

      3 July 2017

    • Ten More Post Office Passport Seva Kendras Opened by Government

      The government has opened 10 more POPSKs (Post Office Passport Seva Kendras) across India in its effort to drive the programme designed to use head post offices to offer passport-related services. Dahod and Mysore were the first two cities that were tested, and following the success of the initiative, the government decided to open more POPSKs. The new centres located at Vidisha, Salem, Kota, Tourkela, Pathanamthitta, Udhampur, Muzaffarpur, Kavaratti, and Asansol have since been inaugurated, which brings the overall number of such centers in India to 12, revealed Gopal Baglay, the Spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs. To help facilitate the success of the initiative, the Ministry of External Affairs will receive the support of the Department of Posts. The government also revealed that 64 more POPSKs will be opened, of which 56 will be inaugurated first, after which eight more will be opened in different states across the country.

      22 March 2017

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