In order to obtain a passport we needed to be in queue for hours in front of a Passport office, that too will get only after ten days or so after completing various formalities. Well, Thats an old Story now!!
Ministry of External Affairs in association with TATA Consultancy Services has started Passport Seva Kendras in Vazhuthacaud, Neyattinkara (will be start functioning soon) and one in Kollam district. The main goal is to complete the works regarding issue of passport in an easiest and fastest way, so that one who apply for a passport will get it on time with less effort.
All new applications for the passports will be accepted and issued from these new centres and those applications which needs more clearance will be send to the regional office for further process.
The process of issuing passport is very fast now. One who need to procure a passport has to visit the website http://www.passportindia.gov.in and send an application. Once an applicant sends an application he/she will get a reference number and a date to visit Passport Seva Kendra. On that day, once the applicant get into the centre after preliminary checks, a Floor Manager will be available for further assistance. A total of 13 Bio-metric counters are available in each centre, which will be used to take applicants Bio-metric information. Applicant will get the information regarding the application on that day itself. All Passport Seva Kendras will work Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Issue of tokens will be from 9 am to 4 pm.
The location of Passport Seva Kendras under Thiruvananthapuram RPO are :
News Sourced from “City Kaumudi” and “Passport Seva Portal“