Initially I had started writing this post for explaining my experience about the difficulties of my Passport renewal process. But, many people are visiting this page by searching for the information about Passport application, Passport Status checking and other Indian Passport related info. So, I am updating this post with the Indian Passport related information. Anyway, if you want to read my original post, you can find it at the end of this post.
NOTE:I am NOT affiliated with Indian Passport Office. I am just giving the details based on my understanding from the data available in Internet, and I may not going to update it frequently. So, Check with Passport office to get the correct and latest information. You may get the latest updates from the MEA Facebook page.
There are two approaches for getting fresh passport or renewing the expired passport.
Either you can manually apply for the passport at Regional Passport Offices or you can apply online for fixing appointment to visit your nearest PSK (Passport Seva Kendra)
The below Video explains about Passport Seva project.
You can apply online either by uploading e-form or by filling the details online.
And, you can calculate the Fee using this link.
You can find your nearest PSK (Passport Seva Kendra) from this page.
And, you can track your passport application status from this page by entering File number and your Date of Birth.
The normal time taken for issuance of a passport is five to six weeks. However in case of an emergency you can apply for a fresh or duplicate passport under the 'Tatkaal' scheme. [Source- India.gov.in ]
You may contact @ASCPV thro' Twitter if you face any difficulty in getting passport.
You can read below my original post explaining my experience about my passport renewal process.
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