Passport is an extremely important document for any person of any particular country and so is with India. It is not easy to get a passport but if followed through a series of steps, anybody can get issued a passport if he/ she fulfills the requirements and his/ her application follows the legal process.
Making it convenient and hassle free, here we are giving a detailed guide to track the status of the application for the passport. In just a few clicks, anybody who has recently made an application for a passport, can track down the status of the passport in just a few minutes.
Passport can be tracked down many ways such as the Online, Offline, and by the mobile SMS. The only that is required to track an application is the 15 digit file number that can be obtained from the acknowledgment receipt generated after the successful submission of application.
How to check your Passport Application Online – at Passport Seva web Portal
The procedure to track the status of Passport application is quite easy. Any applicant can start tracking his/her application status after 5 working days at the minimum from the date of submitting the necessary documents.
A series based step guide is detailed below using which anyone can easily track/ check the status of an application made to the passport department in recent.
- At first, an applicant needs to visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE of the department.
- Now the applicant is required to select the Type of Application in the form of Passport/ PCC/ IC.
- In the next field, please provide the 15-digit Passport Application File Number and the correct Date of Birth.
- The Date of Birth should be the same as filled in the passport application.
- After submitting all the details as required in the query form, kindly click on the “TRACK STATUS”
- After clicking on the button, the applicant will be able to see the exact/ current status of his/ her passport application.
Here, one cannot only track down the current status of the passport application, but can also know the reasons for delay and discrepancies are explained further (In case if any). The one single “Track Status” button also allows you to know if there is any further document required by the department or not.
Other ways to track/ check the status of the Passport Application: –
By Sending SMS
If a person wants to check/ track the application status of his/ her passport, he/ she can send an SMS to the number as given by the department along with the 15-digit Passport Application File Number in the format given below.
Send SMS to the number mentioned here: 9704100100.
Write SMS in the format as given below:
Type STATUS <your 15-digit passport application file number>
BY Phone Call
In case if a person wants to know about the current status of his/ her passport application, he/ she may call the National Call Center / Passport Helpline on 1800-258-1800 by following the IVR options.
Important Note: We request all the interested people to read all the provided information carefully to avoid any kind of inconvenience while tracking down their application. We welcome all the queries from our readers, and our support team will get in touch to assist them at the earliest. To know more, kindly visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE of the department.