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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

News And Announcements- July 2012


News And Announcements
Last updated on 25th July, 2012
 All RPO
  1. As per the serving capacity of each Passport Seva Kendra (PSK), online appointment slots are opened on daily basis. However, in cases, where applicants are not able to obtain online appointments at PSKs, they are advised to visit concerned Regional Passport Office (RPO) in their area. Such applicants should fill-up the application online, generate 'Application Reference Number' and visit RPO along with printed 'ARN Sheet'. RPO will consider such cases and will give staggered appointments keeping in view the load/capacity at the respective PSK under their jurisdiction. Tatkaal and other urgency applications will be given preference in allotting appointments.

    Applicants having confirmed appointments and who are unable to visit PSK due to some reason, are advised to reschedule/cancel their appointments at-least 15 hours prior to the scheduled date/time, so that these appointments may be released to other applicants in queue. In case of 'no show' of the applicant on the scheduled day & time, the data captured for that applicant will be deleted from the system including ARN number and such applicants will be required to fill-up the 'data' again for obtaining fresh appointments.

  2. With effect from 14th January 2012, Normal and Tatkaal appointments are released as mentioned below:


RPO NAMEOPENING TIME OF APPOINTMENTS
Ahmedabad RPO7:30 PM
Amritsar RPO6:00 PM
Bangalore RPO6:00 PM
Bareilly RPO4:00 PM
Bhopal RPO4:00 PM
Bhubaneswar RPO4:00 PM
Chandigarh RPO6:00 PM
Chennai RPO4:00 PM
Cochin RPO6:00 PM
Coimbatore RPO4:00 PM
Dehradun RPO4:00 PM
Delhi RPO6:00 PM
Ghaziabad RPO4:00 PM
Goa RPO7:30 PM
Guwahati RPO2:00 PM
Hyderabad RPO7:30 PM
Jaipur RPO7:30 PM
Jalandhar RPO6:00 PM
Jammu RPO4:00 PM
Kolkata RPO4:00 PM
Kozhikode RPO6:00 PM
Lucknow RPO4:00 PM
Madurai RPO4:00 PM
Malappuram RPO6:00 PM
Mumbai RPO7:30 PM
Nagpur RPO7:30 PM
Patna RPO4:00 PM
Pune RPO7:30 PM
Raipur RPO4:00 PM
Ranchi RPO4:00 PM
Shimla RPO4:00 PM
Srinagar RPO4:00 PM
Surat RPO7:30 PM
Thane RPO7:30 PM
Trichy RPO4:00 PM
Trivandrum RPO6:00 PM
Visakhapatnam RPO7:30 PM
  1. The Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) fee has been revised from Rs 300 to Rs 500.
  2. Applicants are required to carry a copy of printed appointment receipt, which is generated at the time of taking the appointment. Applicants not having the printed appointment receipt will not be entertained at the PSK (e.g. applicants only coming with ARN number) and will not be issued token for further processing.
    Safety guideline for the citizens visiting to PSK
    • Carrying of corrosive substances or explosives, arms, cudgels, sticks or lathis, or any sharp objects which may cause physical harm or violence are prohibited inside the PSK.
    • Carrying electronic items like Laptop, iPad and cameras are prohibited inside the PSK.

 Ahmedabad RPO New!
  1. With effect from 25/06/2012, applicants from district Kheda will be served in Passport Seva Kendra's in Ahmedabad ( Ahmedabad 1 & 2). Kindly book your appointment accordingly.
  2. With effect from 18/06/2012, Police Clearance Certificate for USA, Australia & Kuwait will be treated as walk-in and applicants can visit the respective Passport Seva Kendra, as per their postal area jurisdiction, along with relevant set of documents and valid application reference number.
  3. With effect from 18/06/2012, senior citizens above 60 years, children under 5 years along with their parents will be treated as walk-in and these citizens should come to PSK with printed ARN receipt.
  4. Applicants can visit RPO Ahmedabad for enquiry on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays only, identified as enquiry days by RPO in a week.
  5. Applicants applying in Tatkaal have to generate their "Application Reference Number" in Tatkaal and book a prior appointment in Tatkaal category only, which will be released w.e.f. 13/06/2012 at Passport Seva Kendra, Ahmedabad 2 (Vijay Cross Road).
  6. With effect from 28th May, 2012, Applicants visiting passport seva kendra with a valid appointment and have been refused token, due to non-availability of required set of documents can visit the same Passport Seva Kendra as walk-in, once in next 3 working days from the day of appointment for the processing of their application in the same time slot as existing. 
  7. Applicants for Police Clearance Certificate of other countries should visit Regional Passport Office, Ahmedabad as walk-in with relevant set of documents and printout of online 'Application Reference Number', further RPO will grant appointment after the review of the same.
  8. Applicants for additional booklet (exhaustion of pages) of passport can visit Passport Seva Kendra(as per the postal area jurisdiction) as walk-in along with relevant set of documents and printout of online 'Application Reference Number'.
  9. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 7:30 PM.
  10. Starting 16th January 2012, all passport-related services will be available at newly opened Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) Ahmedabad.
  11. Applicants should visit their respective PSK as follows :
    • Districts covered under PSK Ahmedabad 1(Mithakali) and PSK Ahmedabad 2(Vijay Char Rasta) : Banaskantha, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Patan, Ahmedabad, Sabarkantha, Kheda.
    • Districts covered under PSK Rajkot : Amreli, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surendranagar, Porbandar, Kutch, Junagadh, Diu.
    • Districts covered under PSK Vadodra : Vadodara, Anand, Panchmahals, Dahod.
 Amritsar RPO New!
  1. With effect from 23rd July 2012, following mentioned categories of applicants need not take an appointment until further notice. They only need to fill in the online application form and register Online, at least one day in advance before visiting the PSK.
    • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)
    • Deletion of ECR status in passports without any change in personal particulars
    • Inclusion of name of spouse in passport
    • Applicants with valid passports, seeking new booklets in case of exhaustion of visa pages
    • Senior Citizens (above 60 years)
    • Minors below 15 years of age whose parents hold valid passports with spouse name duly endorsed
    • Physically challenged persons and
    • Central / State Government servants, their spouses and dependant minor children who have " No Objection Certificate" / Identity Certificate
  2. Applicants must visit PSK preferably before 1:00 PM., with Original & Photocopy of all documents and a copy of the Online Application Reference Number (ARN)
  3. With effect from May 7, 2012, PCC applicants need not take an appointment until further notice. They only need to fill in the online application form and register Online, at least one day in advance before visiting the PSK.Applicants must visit PSK preferably before 1:00 PM, with required documents and a copy of the Online Application Receipt.
  4. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 6:00 PM.
  5. Starting 31st October 2011, all passport related services are available at the newly opened Passport Seva Kendras.
  6. Applicants should visit their PSK as follows :
    • Districts covered under PSK Amritsar : Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Ferozepur, Faridkot, Fazilka and Pathankot.
 Bangalore RPO New!
  1. Applicants seeking Passport and Passport Related Services are intimated that from 14-06-2012 onwards, online Tatkaal appointments will not be released. However, applicants desirous of availing tatkaal services would require to obtain Application Reference number (ARN) under "Tatkaal category option" & while booking appointment to avail appointment from the Normal Appointment Pool, for submission of the application in the PSK. Once the applicant arrives at PSK, the necessary documents desired for Tatkaal services and Verification Certificate will be verified by Government official and thereafter Tatkaal token will be issued, if documents are in order.
  2. This is to bring to the kind notice of general public/passport applicants that henceforth there will be no enquiries on all Wednesdays starting 9th May 2012 at Regional Passport Office, Kormangala, Bangalore. Enquiries will continue as usual on all other working days. Therefore, general public are advised not to visit this office on Wednesdays. However, cases pertaining to tatkaal/normal appointments for submission of passport applications will continue to be attended as usual.
  3. It has come to the notice of the Regional Passport Officer, Bangalore that few applicants are not able to get appointment under the new Passport Seva at the four Passport Seva Kendra viz (Bangalore - 2 PSKs, Mangalore -1 PSK, Hubli -1 PSK) under Regional Passport Office, Bangalore.
    • Those applicants applying under Tatkaal and those who are in need of passports for Educational, Medical, Visa interview, job purpose etc. and not able to get appointments are hereby advised to come to Regional Passport Office, Bangalore located at 80 feet road, Koramangala 8th block and they will be issued out of turn walk-in appointments to submit their applications on priority basis in any of the Passport Seva Kendra as mentioned above. This scheme has been implemented with effect from 21/02/2012. Applicant should come to this office with valid printed ARN (Application Registration Number) and also with required and supporting documents for the processing of his/her application.
    • It is reiterated that these appointments are for Tatkaal and Normal appointments only for people under the categories as mentioned above (Educational, Medical, Visa interview, job purpose etc.). Applicants will be entertained on first come first serve basis and without appointment.
    • For those applicants who require Police Clearance Certificate (PCC), it is advised that applicants can continue to approach Passport Seva Kendra under Regional Passport Office, Bangalore on a Walk-in basis (with valid printed ARN Number).
  4. With effect from 21st February 2012, applicants applying under Tatkaal, and those who are in need of passports for Educational, Medical, Visa interview, job purpose etc., and not able to get appointments for Passport Seva Kendra (PSK), may visit Regional Passport Office (RPO), Bangalore located at 80 feet road, Koramangala 8th block with required documents and a print-out of the Online Application Receipt (ARN Sheet). Applicants seeking Police Clearance Certificates (PCC) can continue to approach PSK under RPO, Bangalore, with required documents and a print-out of the Online Application Receipt (ARN Sheet).
  5. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 6:00 PM.
  6. With effect from 16th July 2012, differently abled applicants can submit their applications at any of the 4 PSKs under the jurisdiction of RPO Bangalore on a Walk-in basis, however, a print out of valid ARN needs to be submitted at the PSK.
  7. Press Release dated 13-06-2012
 Bareilly RPO
  1. Starting 22nd March 2012, all passport-related services are available at newly opened Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) at Bareilly (Radha Krishna Tower, CC-146A, Pilibhit Bypass Road, Bareilly -243006. Landmark: Opposite Woodrow School). Appointments are open at 4:00 PM with effect from 20th March, 2012. Applicants should visit the PSK only after registering and taking online appointment.
  2. With effect from 14th May 2012, following categories of applicants may visit PSK without prior online appointment until further notice:
    • Physically challenged applicants (including visually impaired, deaf and mute reporting with certificate),
    • Senior citizens above 65 years of age,
    • Minors below 5 years with at least one parent holding valid passport with spouse name endorsed in passport,
    • Applicants seeking Police Clearance Certificates (PCC),
    • Applicants seeking Additional Booklet without changing any other personal particular (only in case of exhaustion of the pages in existing passport) and
    • Applicants who wish to delete the ECR status in passport without changing any other personal particular on paying Rs. 1000/- fee.
    Note :
    • Applicants mentioned at para (ii) above, are also required to fill in the online application form and register online before visiting the PSK. Applicants must visit PSK before 12:00 Noon with required documents in original along with printout of the Online Application Receipt.
    • No applicant other than those falling under 6 categories mentioned at para (ii) above will be entertained at PSK without prior online appointment (except in emergency and with permission of Passport officer).
    • In case of any problem in getting online appointment, applicants may contact/approach passport Officer, Bareilly.

 Bhopal RPO New!
  1. With effect from 25th Jun 2012, the appointments will be released at 4:00 PM.
  2. Starting 26th Jun 2012, all Passport related services, to be serviced at newly opened Passort Seva Kendra (PSK), Bhopal.
  3. Applicants need to register online, fill in & submit the online application form, book an appointment and visit PSK. Applicants are required to carry the  Online Application Receipt and requisite documents in original & one set of self attested photocopy of the same.
 Bhubaneswar RPO New!
  1. With effect from 28 May 2012, the appointments will be released at 4:00 PM.
  2. Starting 28th May 2012, all passport related services, to be serviced at newly opened Passort Seva Kendra (PSK), Bhubaneswar.
  3. The Tatkaal applicantions will be accepted at RPO, Bhubaneswar till 08 Jun 2012. With effect from 11 Jun 2012, Tatkaal applications will also be serviced at the PSK.
  4. Applicants need to register online, fill in & submit the online application form, book an appointment and visit the PSK. Applicants are required to carry the  Online Application Receipt and requisite documents in original & one set of self attested photocopy of the same.
 Chandigarh RPO New!
  1. Citizens applying for fresh passport, belonging to district Ambala, Jind, Karnal, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Bhiwani, Yamuna Nagar, Hissar, Fatehabad, and Sirsa, can also choose appointment at Chandigarh PSK with effect from 23 July 2012.
  2. Citizens not getting appointment at PSKs under RPO Chandigarh, can submit applications at Regional Passport Office- Sector 34A, Chandigarh. For this, applicants need to fill the online application form and take the printout of application form(Create login > fill and submit form > go to services > select ARN > Print submitted form). Applicants are supposed to bring 2 passport size colour photographs with white background along with copy of required documents and originals.
  3. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 6:00 PM.
  4. PCC, Tatkaal and Reissue applicants need not take an appointment until further notice. They only need to fill in the online application form and register Online, at least one day in advance before visiting the PSK. Applicants must visit PSK preferably before 1:00 PM., with required documents and a copy of the Online Application Receipt.
  5. Applicants should visit their respective PSK as follows :
    • Districts covered under PSK Chandigarh : SAS Nagar, Chandigarh, Panchkula, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ropar, Bhatinda, Sangrur, Barnala, Patiala, and Mansa
    • Districts covered under PSK Ludhiana : Ludhiana, Khanna, Jagraon, and Moga
    • Districts covered under PSK Ambala : Ambala, Jind, Karnal, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Bhiwani, Yamuna Nagar, Hissar, Fatehabad, and Sirsa

 Chennai RPO New!
  1. A special 'Haj Camp' is being organized at the Passport Seva Kendra, Saligramam, Chennai on Saturday (31st Mar 2012) from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Applicants residing in the districts that fall under the jurisdiction of the Regional Passport Office, Chennai, and who wish to take up the Haj pilgrimage, but do not possess a passport, can participate in the camp by visiting the Passport Seva Kendra. Applicants need to apply online, generate an Application Reference Number (ARN) and approach the Haj committee along with a printout of the ARN. After obtaining the Haj committee's approval, they should visit the Passport Seva Kendra. More details may be had from the phone numbers 044-28252519 and 044-28227617.
    The applicants are required to come with all the required documents (originals and copy) for issue of passport and would be required to pay a fee of Rs.1,000 in cash. No appointment would be required to participate in the camp.
  2. With effect from 3rd February 2012 , following categories of applicants need not take an appointment until further notice for mentioned PSK. They only need to fill in the online application form and register Online, at least one day in advance before visiting the PSK. Applicants must visit PSK with required documents and a copy of the Online Application Receipt. The timings for walk-in applicants are from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM only.
    For PSK Saligramam
    • Senior citizens above 60 years
    • Physically challenged Applicants
    • Applicants seeking Police Clearance Certificates
    For PSK Tambaram
    • Minors below 3 years with atleast one parent holding valid passport with spouse name endorsed
    • Applicants applying for Reissue of passport due to exhaustion of pages,due to change in Surname due to marriage, addition of spouse name, deletion of ECR, Address change. Such applicant's passports must be valid for a minimum of one year from the date of their visit to the PSK.
    • Applicants seeking Police Clearance Certificates
    • Govt servants & PSU employees, their spouses and dependent minors who have annexure B
  3. In the absence of a Marriage Registration Certificate, a notarized joint photo affidavit signed by both husband and wife as per Annexure - D should be accepted only in case of their marriage held before 24.11.2009.
  4. If the marriage took place on or after 24.11.2009, a Marriage Certificate issued by the Registrar General of Marriages OR Registrar of Marriages OR Sub-Registrar or Marriages is mandatory.
  5. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 4:00 PM.
  6. Starting 16th September 2011, limited number of online appointments open up for all passport related services, to be serviced at newly opened Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs). Applicants should visit their nearest PSK located at Saligramam, Aminjikarai and Tambaram.
  7. From 1st October 2011 onwards, full appointments as per the total capacity at PSKs are opened for citizens to be serviced at PSKs. Regional Passport Office will stop accepting applications after 30th September 2011 except for emergency cases.
 Cochin RPO New!
  1. The following category of applicants seeking "Passport related Services" through "Passport Seva System" will be allowed as "Walk-In Applicants" at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) falling under the Jurisdiction of RPO Cochin. Such applicants will have to register their applications online at website http://www.passportindia.gov.in and get valid ‘Application Reference Number’ (ARN). All Walk-in Applicants will be allowed to submit their applications between 09:30 am to 1:00 pm only.
    • Applicants for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)
    • Applicants for deletion of ECR status in passports without any change in personal particulars
    • Applicants for inclusion of name of the spouse in passport
    • Applicants with valid passports, seeking new booklets in case of exhaustion of visa pages
    • Senior Citizens (above 60 years)
    • Minors below 15 years whose parents hold valid Passports
    • Physically challenged persons and
    • Central / State Government servants, their spouses and dependant minor children who have " No Objection Certificate" / Identity Certificate
  2. With effect from 21th February, 2012, appointments will open at 6:00 PM.
  3. Starting 23rd February, 2012 all passport related services, to be serviced at newly opened Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs). Applicants should visit their nearest PSK located at Alappuzha,Aluva, Kottayyam and Tripunithura Cochin. Applicants need to submit the Online Application Form, book an appointment and visit the PSK.
    For PSK Thrissur:

    • Starting 6th June, 2012 all passport related services, to be serviced at newly opened Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) at Thrissur.
    • Applicants need to submit the On-line Application Form, book an appointment and visit the PSK with all the required original documents.
 Coimbatore RPO New!
  1. The Regional Passport Office, Coimbatore, will hold a 'Passport Mela' for Haj pilgrims at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) at 25, AGT Business Park, (Near Lotus Eye Hospital), Avinashi Road, Civil Aerodrome Post, Coimbatore 641014.The mela will be on 10th March, 2012 between 9.30 AM and 1.00 PM. Aspiring Haj pilgrims who do not have any valid international passport can register their applications online at http://www.passportindia.gov.in and approach the PSK on 10th March, 2012 at the aforementioned time as 'walk-in' applicants. They may, however, have to approach the PSK with a valid ARN sheet.
  2. With effect from 21st Feb 2012, the applicants who are in urgent need of passports and have all the necessary documents to obtain passport, who are not able to get online appointments may approach the Passport Officer with necessary documents and with online registration number (ARN Number) for getting appointments. The appointments may be given based on the load and capacity of PSK on that particular day. The final decision will be taken by the Passport Officer on case by case basis and therefore decision once taken will be treated as final.
  3. With effect from 3rd February 2012 , following categories of applicants need not take an appointment until further notice. They only need to fill in the online application form and register Online, at least one day in advance before visiting the PSK. Applicants must visit PSK with required documents and a copy of the Online Application Receipt.
    • Minors below 3 years with atleast one parent holding valid passport with spouse name endorsed
    • Physically challenged Applicants
    • Applicants seeking Police Clearance Certificates
  4. With effect from 15th February 2012 , following categories of applicants need not take an appointment until further notice. They only need to fill in the online application form and register Online, at least one day in advance before visiting the PSK. Applicants must visit PSK with required documents and a copy of the Online Application Receipt between 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ONLY.
    • Applicants who have exhausted the pages in their passport, and require an additional booklet
    • Applicants who wish to delete the ECR status in their passport without changing any other personal particular
    • Applicants who wish to have their passports reissued for including their spouses' name
  5. With effect from 16th July 2012, all applicants who wish to apply on TATKAAL basis for a fresh passport or wish to get their existing passport reissued under the TATKAAL mode, need not take an appointment until further notice. They only need to fill in the online application form and generate an ARN, at least 24 hours in advance before visiting the PSK. Applicants must visit PSK with required documents and a copy of the Online Application. The applications will be accepted on first come first serve basis between 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM ONLY.
  6. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 4:00 PM.
  7. Starting 4th August 2011, all passport related services are available at the newly opened Passport Seva Kendra at Coimbatore.
 Dehradun RPO New!
  1. W.e.f. 26th June 2012, all Passport related services including Tatkaal will be available at Passport Seva Kendra ( 24A NCR Plaza, New Cantt Road, Hathi Barkala, Behind ICICI Bank, Dehradun, Uttarakhand–248001).
  2. Applicants should visit the PSK after submitting online application and booking an appointment. Only online applications will be accepted at Passport Seva Kendra.
  3. Appointments will open at 16:00 hrs w.e.f.  25 June 2012.
  4. All 13 districts falling under Uttarakhand will be served at the PSK.
 Delhi RPO New!
  1. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 6:00 PM.
  2. Applicants can visit for all Passport related services at any of the PSKs after registering and taking online appointment as per their convenience.
    • PSK Herald House - ITO : Ground & First Floor, Herald House, 5A, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002
    • PSK Shalimar Place : Aggarwal Tower, Plot No. 2, District Center, Shalimar Place, Outer Ring Road, Delhi- 110088
    • PSK Gurgaon : MM Tower, Plot No. 8 and 9, Phase IV, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon- 122002
    • PSK Bhikaji Cama Place : Ground Floor , HUDCO Building , Trikoot – 3, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066
  3. With effect from 16th July 2012, following categories of applicants are allowed walk-in at any of the PSKs under the jurisdiction of RPO, Delhi. Applicant may visit any of the above PSKs without prior online appointment but with printout of valid Application Reference Number ( ARN):
    • Physically challenged applicants
    • Applicants seeking Police Clearance Certificates (PCC)
    • Deletion of ECR status
    Walk-in will only be allowed between 10.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Applicants from all other categories should visit PSKs after taking online appointment.
  4. Applicants visiting Passport Seva Kendra with a valid appointment and who have been refused token due to non-availability of required set of documents can visit the same Passport Seva Kendra as walk-in within the next three working days from the day of appointment for the processing of their application in the same time slot as earlier.
  5. Applicants who have already applied for Passport related services at any of the PSKs can approach the following officer on any working day (excluding Wednesday ) from 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM  with their query / grievance :
    Public Relations Officer (PSK)
    Regional Passport Office
    HUDCO Building , Trikoot – 3, Bhikaji Cama Place
    New Delhi – 110066
  6. With effect from 18th June , 2012 , No request for allowing walkins will be entertained at RPO, Delhi.
  7. Applicants under the Normal category obtaining appointment for the Bhikaji Cama Place, R. K. Puram PSK should carry a printed copy of Passport Application Form along with the original and self-attested photocopies of the required documents, one recent coloured passport-size photograph (with white background) affixed on the form.
  8. The Passport Application Form can be printed through the link 'View / Print Submitted Form' on Applicant Home page after selecting the ARN number for which form has been submitted.
 Ghaziabad RPO
  1. Starting 22nd March 2012, all passport-related services will be available at newly opened Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) at Ghaziabad (A1-A12 , Ground Floor , Pacific Business Park , Plot No 37/1 , Site IV , Sahibabad , Ghaziabad-201010). Applicants should visit the PSK after registering and taking online appointment.
  2. Appointments will open at 4:00 PM with effect from 20th March , 2012.
 Goa RPO New!
  1. With effect from 6th July 2012, following category of applicants seeking "Passport related Services" through "Passport Seva System" will be allowed as "Walk-In Applicants" at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) falling under the Jurisdiction of PO Panaji (Goa). Such applicants will have to register their applications online at website www.passportindia.gov.in and get valid ‘Application Reference Number’ (ARN).
    1. Applicants who require Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).
    2. Applicants who wish to have their Passport re-issued for deletion of ECR status in Passports without change in personal particulars.
    3. Senior Citizens (Above 60 Years) & Physically challenged applicants (including visually impaired, deaf and mute reporting with certificate).
    4. Applicants with 20 Year Validity Passports/Valid Passports seeking new Passports in case of exhaustion of visa pages (without change in personal particulars ).
  2. With effect from 6th July 2012 applicants visiting Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) at Panaji (Goa) with a valid appointment who have been refused token, due to non-availability of required set of documents can re-visit the same Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) as Walk-in within next 3 working days from the day of appointment for the processing of their application in the same time slot as existing in the appointment receipt.
  3. Applicants need to register at www.passportindia.gov.in, submit their Online Application form, generate Online ‘Application Reference Number’ (ARN) and take an appointment for Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) at Panaji (Goa) for all kind of applications including Passport under Tatkaal scheme. Normal appointments being released at 7:30 PM.
  4. Applicants can apply under Tatkaal by selecting Service Type as ‘Tatkaal’ while taking a 'Normal' appointment at PSK.
  5. Applicants can visit PO Panaji (Goa) for enquiry between 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only, identified as enquiry days by PO in a week.
     Note:
  1. Walk-in applicants will be allowed to submit their applications between 02:30 pm to 04:00 pm only.
  2. Applicants need to visit Passport Seva Kendra as per their appointment along with printed "ARN Receipt", required set of documents in Original and self attested photocopies of it.
  3. No applicants other than falling under “Walk-in applicants” categories as per above will be entertained at PSK without prior online appointment (except in emergency and with permission of RPO).
 Guwahati RPO New!
  1. Starting May 11,2012 all passport related services, to be serviced at newly opened Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) at Guwahati. The Passport Seva Kendra at Guwahati under the jurisdiction of RPO-Guwahati will cater to six North Eastern States - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam , Manipur, Meghalaya , Mizoram and Nagaland. Applicants need to submit the Online Application Form , book an appointment , and visit the PSK with all the required original documents. The appointments will be released at 2:00 PM on May 9,2012 and it will be made available from May 11,2012 onwards.
  2. All Tatkaal applications will be processed at PSK Guwahati.
  3. For processing of PCC cases, applicants are requested to visit RPO Guwahati only.
 Hyderabad RPO New!
  1. From August 01, 2012 applications from the following categories of applicants will be accepted in walk-in-mode:
    1. Applicants for Tatkaal services (fresh/reissue cases).
    2. Applicants for issue of Police Clearance Certificates (PCC).
    3. Senior citizens above 60 years.
    4. Minors below 15 years whose parents hold valid passports.
    5. Physically challenged persons.
    6. Central and State government employees along with their spouses and dependent minor children who have no-objection or identity certificates.
    7. Application for deletion of ECR status in passports without any change of personal particulars.
    8. Applicants with valid passports seeking new booklets in case of exhaustion of visa pages.

        Note: Applicants falling under the above categories are required to register their applications online (www.passportindia.gov.in) and obtain Application Reference Number (ARN) and visit any of the six Passport Seva Kendras ( Begumpet( Hyd-I), Ameerpet (Hyd-II), Tolichowki (Hyd-III), Nizamabad, Tirupati and Vijayawada) from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM (no prior appointment is required).
  2. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 7:30 PM.
 Jaipur RPO
  1. Applicants for Police Clearance Certificate can visit Passport Seva Kendra (as per the postal area jurisdiction) as walk-in along with relevant set of documents and print out of online 'Application Reference Number'.
  2. With effect from 18th March, 2012 appointments are open at 7:30 PM.
  3. Starting 20th March, 2012 all passport-related services will be available at newly opened Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) at Jaipur, Jodhpur and Sikar.
  4. Applicants should visit their respective PSK as follows :
    • Districts covered under PSK Jaipur : Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Ajmer, Dausa, Dholpur, Kaurali, Sawai Madhopur, Bhilwara, Baran, Chittaurgarh, Tonk, Bundi, Kota, Jhalawar, Pratapgarh
    • Districts covered under PSK Jodhpur : Jodhpur, Sirohi, Jalore, Pali, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Nagaur, Udaipur, Rajsamand, Dungarpur, Banswara
    • Districts covered under PSK Sikar : Sikar, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Hanumangarh, Bikaner, Sri Ganganagar
 Jalandhar RPO
  1. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 6:00 PM.
  2. Starting 31st October 2011, all passport related services are available at the newly opened Passport Seva Kendras.
  3. Applicants can visit at any of the 3 PSKs after taking online appointment as per their convenience. 
    • PSK Hoshiarpur : Hoshiarpur Arora's Galaxy, Near Hotel Presidency, Bus Stand Road, Hoshiarpur-146001, Punjab
    • PSK Jalandhar 1 : Eminent Mall, 216, Guru Nanak Mission Chowk, Main Model Town Road, Lajpat Nagar, Jalandhar-144001, Punjab
    • PSK Jalandhar 2 : Aman Plaza, Plot No - 310, Lajpat Nagar, Mahavir Marg, Jalandhar-144001, Punjab
  Jammu RPO
  1. With effect from 7th May 2012, appointments are open at 4:00 PM. 
  2. Starting 9th May 2012, all passport related services are available at the newly opened Passport Seva Kendra at Jammu.
    • Passport Seva Kendra Address:    Passport Seva Kendra, Aquaf Trust Building, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu-180004.
 Kolkata RPO New!
  1. With effect from 1st  August  2012, following category of applicants seeking "Passport related Services" through "Passport Seva System" will be allowed as "Walk-In Applicants" at the Passport Seva Kendra(PSK - Kolkata and Berhampore) falling under the jurisdiction of RPO Kolkata between 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Such applicants will have to register their applications online at http://www.passportindia.gov.in and get valid Application Reference Number (ARN) before the date of submission in walk-in mode.
    1. Applicants for Tatkaal services (fresh/reissue cases). Tatkaal service is only applicable for PSK - Kolkata and not PSK - Berhampore.
    2. Applicants requiring PCC Service.
    3. Government Servants & PSU employees, their spouses and dependent minors who have "NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE"/ "IDENTITY CERTIFICATE".
    4. Physically challenged applicants (including visually impaired, deaf and mute reporting with certificate).
    5. Senior Citizens (60 years and above).
    Regional Passport office , (4 Brabourne Road, 1st Floor, Kolkata - 700001) also accepts manual application forms between 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The applicant can pay the fee either by cash / DD favoring PAO - MEA payable at Kolkata.
  2. Starting May 14,2012 all passport related services, to be serviced at newly opened Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) at Berhampore.The Passport Seva Kendra at Berhampore under the jurisdiction of RPO-Kolkata will cater to six districts of West Bengal - Murshidabad, Malda, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Nadia and Birbhum. Applicants need to submit the Online Application Form, book an appointment , and visit the PSK with all the required original documents.The appointments will be released at 4:00 PM on May 11,2012 and it will be made available from May 14,2012 onwards. All Tatkaal applications will be processed in PSK - Kolkata.
  3. With effect from 01 March 2012, applicants applying under Tatkaal, and those who are in need of passports for Educational, Medical, Visa interview, job purpose etc., and not able to get appointments for Passport Seva Kendra (PSK), may visit Regional Passport Office (RPO), Kolkata located at 4 Brabourne Road, Kolkata-700001 with required documents and a print-out of the Online Application Receipt (ARN Sheet) between 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Applicants will be entertained on first come first serve basis. Applicants seeking Police Clearance Certificates (PCC) can approach Passport Seva Kendra(PSK) under RPO, Kolkata jurisdiction, with required documents and a print-out of the Online Application Receipt (ARN Sheet) without booking Online Appointment between 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The application will be accepted on first come first serve basis.
  4. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 4:00 PM.
  5. Starting 5th December 2011, all passport-related services are available at newly opened Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) Kolkata. Applicants need to submit the Online Application Form, book an appointment, and visit the PSK.
 Kozhikode RPO New!
  1. The following category of applicants seeking "Passport related Services" through "Passport Seva System" will be allowed as "Walk-In Applicants" at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) falling under the Jurisdiction of RPO Kozhikode. Such applicants will have to register their applications online at website www.passportindia.gov.in and get valid ‘Application Reference Number’ (ARN). All Walk-in Applicants will be allowed to submit their applications between 09:30 am to 1:00 pm only.
    1. Applicants for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).
    2. Applicants for deletion of ECR status in passports without any change in personal particulars.
  2. Starting 2nd April,2012 all passport related services, to be serviced at newly opened Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) at Kannur and Payyanur. Applicants need to submit the Online Application Form , book an appointment , and visit the PSK with all the required original documents. The appointments will be released at 06:00 PM from 30th March,2012 onwards.
  3. With effect from 24th February 2012, appointments will open at 6:00 PM.
  4. Starting 27th February 2012, all passport related services, to be serviced at newly opened Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) at West Hill, Kozhikode and Vadakara. Applicants need to submit the Online Application Form, book an appointment, and visit the PSK with all required original documents.
  5. Press_Release_KOZHI_06-07-2012
 Lucknow RPO New!
  1. With effect from 25th July 2012, following categories of applicants are allowed walk-in at the respective PSKs (Please refer to the Districts covered under respective PSKs as given in the last point) under the jurisdiction of RPO, Lucknow. Applicant may visit the PSKs- Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi & Gorakhpur (Please refer point No. V) with printout of valid Application Reference Number ( ARN):
    • Applicants for Tatkaal services (fresh/reissue cases).
    • Applicants for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)
    • Applicants for deletion of ECR status in passports without any change in personal particulars
    • Applicants for inclusion of name of the spouse in passport
    • Applicants with valid passports, seeking new booklets in case of exhaustion of visa pages
    • Senior Citizens (above 60 years)
    • Minors below 15 years whose parents hold valid Passports
    • Physically challenged persons and
    • Central / State Government servants, their spouses and dependant minor children who have " No Objection Certificate" / Identity Certificate
  2. The submission of passport applications through the Passport Seva Kendras under the jurisdiction of Lucknow RPO has been reviewed. The following points are applicable for submission of passport/Misc. services applications w.e.f. 25.06.2012:
    1. All Misc. services including PCC & ECNR except Gratis cases will be submitted in Passport Seva Kendras.
    2.  (i) Govt. servant cases with Identity Certificate (Annexure "B") will also be submitted in PSK. Passport in this category will be issued without PVR, but only after receipt of confirmation of Identify Certificate from the Issuing Authority.
      (Note: Identity Certificate must be on Official Stationery with Name, Designation and Address with telephone No. of Issuing Authority.)
      (ii) Govt. servants with NOC as per Annexure "M" will be accepted on post/pre police verification basis.
    3. Tatkaal cases with Verification Certificate from competent authority only be accepted in Passport Seva Kendras of our jurisdiction. Tatkaal cases are to be issued after other usual formalities given in Passport Manual & receipt of VC confirmation from Issuing Authority.
      (Note: VC Issuing Authorities except Defence Officers must attach a photocopy of their Identity Card.)
    4. The following categories of cases will continue to be accepted at Passport Office counter:
      (i) All Diplomatic & Official Passport applications.
      (ii) All correction cases based on official mistakes will be accepted on Gratis basis.
      (iii) Tatkaal/Govt. servant cases where utmost urgency is shown and all VIP's cases for passport issuance.
      (Note: From 25th June 2012, it is necessary for all applicants to take print out of their online application registration form before coming to submit their passport application in Passport Office Counter.)
  3. Starting 22nd March 2012, passport related services to be serviced at newly opened Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs). Applicants should visit their nearest PSK located at Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur. Applicants need to submit the online application form, book an appointment and visit the PSK.
  4. With effect from 20 March 2012, appointments will open at 4:00 PM.
  5. Applicants should visit their respective PSK as follows :
    • Districts covered under PSK Lucknow : Lucknow, Hardoi, Lakhimpur, Raebareli, Sitapur, Unnao, Gonda, Bahraich, Faizabad, Sultanpur, CSM Nagar, Barabanki, Ambedkarnagar, Shrawasti and Balrampur.
    • Districts covered under PSK Kanpur : Kanpur, Ramabai Nagar, Etawah, Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Auraiya, Allahabad, Fatehpur, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Banda, Chitrakoot, Hamirpur, Mahoba, Jhansi, Jalaun and Lalitpur.
    • Districts covered under PSK Varanasi : Varanasi, Chandauli, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Sonebhadra, Mau, Azamgarh and Ballia.
    • Districts covered under PSK Gorakhpur : Gorakhpur, Deoria, Kushinagar, Maharajganj, Basti, Sidharthnagar and Sant Kabir Nagar.
 Madurai RPO
  1. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 4:00 PM.
  2. Starting 30th June 2011, all passport related services are available at Passport Seva Kendras Madurai and Tirunelveli.
  3. Applicants should visit their respective PSK as follows:
    • Districts covered under PSK Madurai : Madurai, Theni, Siva Gangai, Viruthnagar, Ramanathapuram and Dindigul
    • Districts covered under PSK Tirunelveli : Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari

 Malappuram RPO New!
  1. The following category of applicants seeking "Passport related Services" through "Passport Seva System" will be allowed as "Walk-In Applicants" at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) falling under the Jurisdiction of RPO Malappuram. Such applicants will have to register their applications online at website www.passportindia.gov.in and get valid ‘Application Reference Number’ (ARN). All Walk-in Applicants will be allowed to submit their applications between 09:30 am to 1:00 pm only.
    1. Applicants for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).
    2. Applicants for deletion of ECR status in passports without any change in personal particulars.
  2. With effect from 21th February 2012, appointments will open at 6:00 PM.
  3. Starting 23rd February 2012, all passport related services, to be serviced at newly opened Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs). Applicants should visit their nearest PSK located at Malappuram. Applicants need to submit the Online Application Form, book an appointment, and visit the PSK.
 Mumbai RPO New!
  1. With effect from 5th July 2012, following category of applicants seeking "Passport related Services" through "Passport Seva System" will be allowed as "Walk-In Applicants" at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) falling under the Jurisdiction of RPO Mumbai. Such applicants will have to register their applications online at website www.passportindia.gov.in and get valid ‘Application Reference Number’ (ARN).
    1. Applicants who require Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).
    2. Applicants who wish to have their Passport re-issued for deletion of ECR status in Passports without change in personal particulars.
    3. Physically challenged applicants (including visually impaired, deaf and mute reporting with certificate).
  2. With effect from 5th July 2012 applicants visiting Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) at Andheri / Malad / Lower Parel with a valid appointment who have been refused token, due to non-availability of required set of documents can re-visit the same Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) as Walk-in within next 3 working days from the day of appointment for the processing of their application in the same time slot as existing in the appointment receipt.
  3. Applicants need to register at www.passportindia.gov.in, submit their Online Application form, generate Online ‘Application Reference Number’ (ARN) and take an appointment for Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) at Malad/Andheri /Lower Parel for all kind of applications including Passport under Tatkaal scheme. Normal appointments being released at 7:30 PM.
  4. Applicants can apply under Tatkaal as per following:
    1. By selecting Service Type as ‘Tatkaal’ while taking a 'Tatkaal' appointment at PSK. These are Emergency 'Tatkaal' appointments being released one and half day in advance at 7:30 PM.
        
      OR
      By selecting Service Type as ‘Tatkaal’ while taking a 'Normal' appointment at PSK.
  5. Applicants can visit RPO Mumbai for enquiry between 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only, identified as enquiry days by RPO in a week.
     Note:
  1. Walk-in applicants will be allowed to submit their applications between 09:00 am to 10:30 am only.
  2. Applicants need to visit Passport Seva Kendra as per their appointment along with printed "ARN Receipt", required set of documents in Original and self attested photocopies of it.
  3. No applicants other than falling under “Walk-in applicants” categories as per above will be entertained at PSK without prior online appointment (except in emergency and with permission of RPO).
 Nagpur RPO New!
  1. With effect from 16th July 2012, following category of applicants seeking "Passport related Services" through "Passport Seva System" will be allowed as "Walk-In Applicants" at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) falling under the Jurisdiction of RPO Nagpur. Such applicants will have to register their applications online at website www.passportindia.gov.in and get valid ‘Application Reference Number’ (ARN).
    1. Applicants who require Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).
    2. Applicants who wish to have their Passport re-issued for deletion of ECR status in Passports without change in personal particulars.
    3. Physically challenged applicants (including visually impaired, deaf and mute reporting with certificate).
    4. Applicants seeking Additional Booklet without changing any other personal particular (only in case of exhaustion of the pages in existing Passport).
  2. Applicants can register their application and get appointment for Passport Seva Kendra (PSK), Nagpur (Bilquish Plaza,Sadiqabad Community Hall,Mankapur Pole No. 59, Nagpur - 440 030) for all kind of applications including Police Clearance Certificate and Passport under TATKAAL scheme. Normal appointments will be released at 7:30 pm.
  3. Eligible applicant can apply under TATKAAL by submitting online application form by selecting Service Type as 'TATKAAL' while taking a 'NORMAL' appointment. Then applicant need to visit PSK Nagpur with printout of valid online 'Application Reference Number' (ARN) with appointment and required documents.
     Note:
  1. Walk-in applicants will be allowed to submit their applications between 09:00 am to 11:00 am only.
  2. Applicants need to visit Passport Seva Kendra as per their appointment along with printed "ARN Receipt", required set of documents in Original and self attested photocopies of it.
  3. No applicants other than falling under “Walk-in applicants” categories as per above will be entertained at PSK without prior online appointment (except in emergency and with permission of RPO).
 Patna RPO New!
  1. With effect from 02/07/2012, following category of applicants seeking "Passport related Services" through "Passport Seva System" will be allowed as "Walk-In Applicants" at the Passport Seva Kendra(PSK) falling under the jurisdiction of RPO Patna. Such applicants will have to register their applications online at http://www.passportindia.gov.in and get valid Application Reference Number (ARN) before the date of submission in walk-in mode.
    1. Applicants for Tatkaal services (fresh/reissue cases).
    2. Applicants requiring PCC Service.
    3. Applicants who wish to delete the ECR status in Passport without changing any other personal particulars on paying requisite fee.
    4. Government Servants & PSU employees, their spouses and dependent minors who have "NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE"/ "IDENTITY CERTIFICATE".
    5. Minors below 15 years with at least one parent holding valid Passport with spouse name endorsed in Passport.
    6. Physically challenged applicants (including visually impaired, deaf and mute reporting with certificate).
    7. Senior Citizens (60 years and above).
    8. Applicants seeking Additional Booklet without changing any other personal particular (only in case of exhaustion of the pages in existing Passport).
    9. Applicants visiting Passport Seva Kendra with a valid appointment and have been refused token, due to non-availability of required set of documents can re-visit the same Passport Seva Kendra as walk-in, within next 3 working days from the day of appointment for the processing of their application.
    10. Applicants who wish to have their Passport re-issued for including their spouses' name.
  2. With effect from 16th February 2012, appointments are open at 4:00 PM.
  3. Starting 20th February 2012, all passport related services are available at the newly opened Passport Seva Kendra at Patna. Applicants need to submit the Online Application Form, book an appointment, and visit the PSK.
     Note:
  1. No permission is required to submit applications in the above category from APO(PSK-Incharge).
  2. No applicants other than falling under above categories will be entertained at PSK without prior online appointment (except in emergency and with permission of RPO).
  3. In case of any problem in getting online appointment, applicant may contact/approach "Regional Passport Office" along with printed "ARN Receipt" and "Proof of urgency" between 10:30 hrs - 13:00 hrs.
  4. Walk-in applicants will be allowed to submit their applications between 10:00 hrs to 13:00 hrs only.
 Pune RPO New!
  1. With effect from 26th July 2012 onwards, all the TATKAAL services will be available to the applicants as a "Walk-in basis" at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK), Pune. The eligible applicants need to register at www.passsportindia.gov.in , submit application form by selecting service type as "Tatkaal", generate "Application Reference Number (ARN)". Then applicant need to visit Passport Seva Kendra between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm along with printout of "ARN Receipt", required set of documents in Originals and Photocopies of it.
  2. Please note that Tatkaal application processing will start only after checking of required documents, Police Verification status / confirmation of Verification Certificate.
  3. With effect from 2nd July 2012, eligible applicants can register at www.passportindia.gov.in , submit their application, generate "Application Reference Number" and take appointment for Passport Seva Kendra (PSK), Pune (Zero One, S. No. 79/1, Ghorpadi, Mundhawa Road, Near Pingle Wasti, Pune - 411036), for all kinds of applications including Police Clearance Certificate and Passport under Tatkaal scheme. Normal appointments will be released at 7:30 PM.
  4. Applicants need to visit Passport Seva Kendra, Pune as per their appointment along with printout of "Application Reference Number (ARN)" sheet, required set of documents in Original and Photocopies of it.
    1. Districts covered under PSK Pune: Pune, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Solapur & Ahmednagar.
       
 Raipur RPO New!
  1. With effect from 25th Jun 2012, the appointments will be released at 4:00 PM.
  2. Starting 26th Jun 2012, all Passport related services, to be serviced at newly opened Passort Seva Kendra (PSK), Raipur.
  3. Applicants need to register online, fill in & submit the online application form, book an appointment and visit PSK. Applicants are required to carry the  Online Application Receipt and requisite documents in original & one set of self attested photocopy of the same.
 Ranchi RPO New! 
  1. With effect from 25/07/2012, following category of applicants seeking "Passport Related Services" through "Passport Seva System" will be allowed as "Walk-In Applicants" at the Passport Seva Kendra(PSK) falling under the jurisdiction of RPO Ranchi. Such applicants will have to register their applications online at http://www.passportindia.gov.in and get valid Application Reference Number (ARN) before the date of submission in walk-in mode.
    1. Applicants for Tatkaal services (fresh/reissue cases).
    2. Applicants requiring PCC Service.
    3. Applicants who wish to delete the ECR status in Passport without changing any other personal particulars on paying requisite fee.
    4. Government Servants & PSU employees, their spouses and dependent minors who have "NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE"/ "IDENTITY CERTIFICATE".
    5. Minors below 15 years with at least one parent holding valid Passport with spouse name endorsed in Passport.
    6. Physically challenged applicants (including visually impaired, deaf and mute reporting with certificate).
    7. Senior Citizens (60 years and above).
    8. Applicants seeking Additional Booklet without changing any other personal particular (only in case of exhaustion of the pages in existing Passport).
    9. Applicants who wish to have their Passport re-issued for including their spouses' name.
  2. W.e.f. 25 Jun 2012, the online applications for Tatkaal and Normal Passports will be accepted/processed at Passport Seva Kendra,GALAXIA MALL, Rathu Road, Ranchi.
  3. All Renew Cases,PCC, Miscellaneous Services etc. will also be accepted at Passport Seva Kendra, Rathu Road, Ranchi. For more details please visit us on our official website www.passportindia.gov.in . Information may be had on Toll Free Number :18002581800. It is requested to visit the Passport Seva Kendra at the above address for further enquiry.
  4. Starting June 1, 2012 all passport related services, to be serviced at newly opened Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) at Ranchi.
  5. All Tatkaal Applications will be accepted at RPO-Ranchi only for next 20 days.
  6. The Passport Seva Kendra at Ranchi under the jurisdiction of RPO-Ranchi will cater to twenty four districts of Jharkhand.
  7. Applicants need to submit the Online Application Form, book an appointment and visit the PSK with all the required original documents.
  8. The appointments will be released at 4:00 PM on June 1, 2012 and it will be made available from June 4, 2012 onwards.
 Shimla RPO New!
  1. With effect from 24th June 2012, appointments will be released at 4:00 PM.
  2. Starting 25th June 2012, all Passport related services are available at newly opened Passport Seva Kendra, Shimla.
    1. Districts covered under PSK Shimla: Shimla, Kangra, Chamba, Kullu, Sirmour, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Mandi, Lahaul Spiti, Kinnaur, Solan and Una.
  3. Passport Seva Kendra Address: Passport Seva Kendra, Mukund Complex, Panthaghati, Shimla – 171009, Himachal Pradesh.
  Srinagar RPO New!
  1. With effect from 18th June 2012, appointments are open at 4:00 PM. 
  2. Starting 20th June 2012, all passport related services are available at the newly opened Passport Seva Kendra at Srinagar.
    • Districts covered under PSK Srinagar-    Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian, Leh, Kargil..
    • Passport Seva Kendra Address:    Passport Seva Kendra, Near Nehru Park, Boulevard, Srinagar - 190001.
 Surat RPO
  1. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 7:30 PM.
  2. Starting 16th January 2012, all passport-related services are available at newly opened Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) Surat. Applicants need to submit the Online Application Form, book an appointment, and visit the PSK .
  3. Applicants should visit their respective PSK as follows : 
    • Districts covered under PSK Surat: Bharuch,Dang,Narmada,Navsari,Surat Rural,Tapi (Vyara),Valsad,Surat City,Bardoli
 Thane RPO New! 
  1. With effect from 20th March 2012, applicants can register their application and get appointment for Passport Seva Kendra ,Thane (Passport Seva Kendra,Dosti Pinnacle,Unit No G1,Plot No E7,Road No 22,Wagle Industrial Estate,Thane West ) and Nashik (Passport Seva Kendra, Star Zone Mall Part Of Shop No 3&4, Ground Floor, Nashik Pune National Highway, Nashik Road,Nashik) , for all kind of applications including Police Clearance Certificate. Normal appointments will be released at 7:30 PM. Further be informed that the above PSKs at Nashik and Thane will also accept Tatkaal passport applications with effect from 23rd April 2012.
  2. Applicants should visit their respective PSK as follows:
    • Districts covered under PSK Thane :Thane, Navi Mumbai and Raigad.
    • Districts covered under PSK Nashik :Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar and Jalgaon.
  3. Applicants who require Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) can visit at Passport Seva Kendra (at Thane/Nashik) as Walk-in basisalong with required documents and print out of valid online 'Application Reference Number'.
 Trichy RPO New!
  1. A special 'Haj Camp' is being organized at the Passport Seva Kendra in Thanjavur on Saturday (24th Mar 2012) from 9:30 AM to 12 noon. Applicants who wish to take up the Haj pilgrimage, but do not possess a passport, can participate in the camp by visiting the Passport Seva Kendra, Thanjavur. Applicants need to apply online by generating the Application Reference Number and visit the Passport Seva Kendra by carrying the print out of the Application Registration Number (ARN).The applicants are required to come with all the required documents (copy and originals) for issue of passport and would be required to pay a fee of Rs.1,000. No appointment would be required to participate in the camp.
  2. With effect from 3rd February 2012 , following categories of applicants need not take an appointment until further notice for mentioned PSK. They only need to fill in the online application form and register Online, at least one day in advance before visiting the PSK. Applicants must visit PSK with required documents and a copy of the Online Application Receipt. For PSK Trichy
    • Applicants returning to PSK after being refused tokens when they came on an earlier date with appointment
    • Applicants applying for Fresh (Tatkaal) Passport
    • Applicants seeking Police Clearance Certificates
    For PSK Thanjavur
    • Applicants returning to PSK after being refused tokens when they came on an earlier date with appointment
    • Applicants seeking Police Clearance Certificates
  3. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 4:00 PM.
  4. Starting 16th August 2011, Tatkaal applications are being accepted at Passport Seva Kendra (PSK), Trichy, temporarily due to administrative reasons. Normal applications for Fresh/Reissue and Miscellaneous services will continue to be accepted at both Trichy and Thanjavur PSKs.
  5. Starting 29th June 2011, all passport related services are available at Passport Seva Kendras Trichy and Thanjavur.
  6. Applicants should visit their respective PSKs as follows:
    • Districts covered under PSK Trichy : Karur, Tiruchirapalli and Perambalur
    • Districts covered under PSK Thanjavur : Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukkotai and Ariyalur
  7. Press Release dated 10-07-2012

 Trivandrum RPONew!
  1. The following category of applicants seeking "Passport related Services" through "Passport Seva System" will be allowed as "Walk-In Applicants" at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) falling under the Jurisdiction of RPO Trivandrum. Such applicants will have to register their applications online at website www.passportindia.gov.in and get valid ‘Application Reference Number’ (ARN). All Walk-in Applicants will be allowed to submit their applications between 09:30 am to 1:00 pm only.
    • Applicants for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)
    • Applicants for deletion of ECR status in passports without any change in personal particulars
    • Applicants for inclusion of name of the spouse in passport
    • Applicants with valid passports, seeking new booklets in case of exhaustion of visa pages
    • Senior Citizens (above 60 years)
    • Minors below 15 years whose parents hold valid Passports
    • Physically challenged persons and
    • Central / State Government servants, their spouses and dependant minor children who have " No Objection Certificate" / Identity Certificate
  2. For PSK Neyyattinkara
    • With effect from 29th February 2012, appointments will open at 6:00 PM.
    • Starting 2nd March, 2012 all passport related services, to be serviced at newly opened Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) at Neyyattinkara, Trivandrum. Applicants need to submit the Online Application Form, book an appointment, and visit Neyyattinkara PSK with all required original documents.
  3. With effect from 27th Feb 2012, applicants should visit their respective PSKs to avail passport related services as per the districts mapped to the PSK as depicted below :
    • Districts covered under PSK Vazhuthacaud Trivandrum : Thiruvananthapuram
    • Districts covered under PSK Kollam : Kollam, Pathanamthitta
  4. With effect from 13th Feb 2012 for Trivandrum and Kollam PSK, all Tatkaal applicants must take an online Tatkaal appointment to avail Tatkaal service at Trivandrum or at Kollam as per the district mapped to any one of the PSK. Walkin Tatkaal is at the sole discretion of the RPO.
  5. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 6:00 PM.
  6. Starting 16th January 2012, all passport-related services are available at newly opened Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) Trivandrum-Vazhuthacaud , Kollam. Applicants need to submit the Online Application Form, book an appointment, and visit the PSK.
  7. Only Tatkaal applications will be accepted at Regional Passport Office, Trivandrum. No application forms under Normal category will be accepted at RPO, except in emergency cases.
 Visakhapatnam RPO New!
  1. With effect from 01 August, 2012 following category of applicants seeking "Passport Related Services" through "Passport Seva System" will be allowed as "Walk-In Applicants" at the Passport Seva Kendra(PSK) falling under the jurisdiction of RPO Visakhapatnam. Such applicants will have to register their applications online at http://www.passportindia.gov.in/ and get valid Application Reference Number (ARN) before the date of submission in walk-in mode.
    1. Applicants for tatkaal services with Verification Certificate (fresh/re-issue cases).
    2. Applicants for issue of police clearance certificate (PCCs).
    3. Senior citizens (above 60 yrs).
    4. Physically challenged persons (PHs).
    5. Central/state government servants, their spouses and dependants, minor children who have ‘No Objection certificate/ Identity certificate.
    6.  Applicants with valid passports seeking new booklets in case of exhausting of Visa pages.
  2. The ‘walk-in’ category of applicants will be accepted from 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM as ‘first come first serve’ basis.  This facility is available on all working days i.e. from Monday to Friday.
  3. The ‘walk in’ category of applicants are requested to go directly to Passport Seva Kendra to submit the passport applications with relevant original and xerox documents and requisite fee for the service requested for.
  4. With effect from 14th January 2012, appointments are open at 7:30 PM.
  5. Starting 5th August 2011, all passport related services are available at the newly opened Passport Seva Kendra at Visakhapatnam.
                                                              Courtesy :  www.Passportindia.Gov.in

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